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I live in expectation of an idea; I foresee it, close in upon it, get a grip, but it escapes me, does not yet belong to me. How can I express it?
Tadpoles, tapenade, tequila, testicle, tinfoil, tiramisu, tomatoes, torpedoes, tuxedos, turbines, Twinkies, and Typhoid.
About 10% of our happiness is due to our circumstances. Our age, race, gender, personal history, and wealth, only make up about one-tenth of our happiness.
All truths are against us, but we go on living because we accept them in themselves, because we refuse to draw the consequences.
Deprived of life, a dead person is then a corpse, cadaver, a body, a set of remains, and finally a skeleton.
Oxytocin is a hormone that, among many things, affects your empathy levels. The less oxytocin, the more mean, aggressive, and evil you become. Stress lowers your oxytocin levels. Maybe that’s why everyone is so mean these days.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand.
I always liked musical boxes with swirling ballerinas. They are so absorbingly hypnotic.
Great Expectations was first published as ongoing weeklies in Dickens’ magazine, All the Year Round. To engage the readers, and bring in new ones, Dickens had to write each week a part of the story that was absorbing, captivating, and full of drama. I think that’s why the novel feels like a speeding race.
After you have stopped arguing with someone, the battle may still be raging within your own body. It can do so for hours, altering your hormone levels and weakening your immune system to the point where illness could gain a foothold.
The first recorded usage of the word “QUEER” used as a derogatory term for effeminate gay people was in a letter by John Sholto Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry to his son Lord Alfred Douglas in the late 19th C.