Saturday, December 3, 2016

Quote of the Day

Through all this, I learned that I'm a really bad match for certain people, and that, although we might forever be tied to each other in the eyes of the public, it was totally okay to dissociate myself from them in my personal life.  I wanted to put my time and energy toward mutually fulfilling, nurturing, and growing relationships.  Health and peace of mind override everything.

-- Tig Notaro, I'm Just a Person, p. 237

Friday, December 2, 2016

Quote of the Day

There is nothing more pathetic than caution
when headlong might save a life,
even, possibly, your own.

-- Mary Oliver, "Moments"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Quote of the Day

When I visit clinics, I've learned to ask the staff if they have ever seen a picketer come in, have an abortion, and go back to picketing again.  From Atlanta to Wichita, the answer is yes.  Yet because staff members see the woman's suffering and guard her right to privacy, they don't blow the whistle.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 190

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Quote of the Day

The other scary beauty of life, which I probably should have expected to discover in all of this, was how heightened circumstances, such as overlapping tragedy and success, sharpen your vision and shorten your patience for baloney and hogwash.

-- Tig Notaro, I'm Just a Person, p. 236

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Quote of the Day

A [Blue Mountain Clinic] staff member tells me that one of the female picketers has come in when the men were not around, had an abortion, and gone back to picket the next day.  This sounds surrealistic to me -- but not to the staff member.  She explains that women in such anti-abortion groups are more likely to be deprived of birth control and so to need an abortion.  They then feel guilty -- and picket even more.  This restriction on birth control may also explain why studies have long shown that Catholic women in general are more likely to have an abortion than are their Protestant counterparts.

-- Gloria Steinem, My Life on the Road, p. 190

Monday, November 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

I cannot express how important it is to believe that taking one tiny -- and possibly very uncomfortable -- step at a time can ultimately add up to a great distance.

-- Tig Notaro, I'm Just a Person, p. 236

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Quote of the Day

Progress, real progress, makes me cry harder than anything -- when the world itself grows.

-- Kate McKinnon