“Once upon a time, each of us was somebody's kid.
Everyone had a father, even if he never provided anything more than his seed.
Everyone had a mother, even if she had to leave us on a stranger's doorstep.
No matter how we're eventually raised, all of our stories begin the exact same way.
They all end the same, too.”
“Violence is stupid. Even as a last resort, it only ever begets more of the same.”
“Forgive me if I don't take relationship advice from a dead teenager missing her vagina.”
“When a man carries an instrument of violence, he'll always find the justification to use it. If we really want to escape this war, we have to stop bringing it with us.”
“Doesn't matter if it's personal or professional, a good partnership takes work.”
“What kind of assholes bring a kid into worlds like these?”
“If there's an opposite of a honeymoon, it's the week after a couple's first child is born.”
“They can't hurt us, you big babies! We're intangible! Why are you guys acting like you just died yesterday?”
“Trust me, this whole freakout is probably just hormonal. You only gave birth, what, a week ago? Your body's still, like, a wasteland of chemical imbalance.”
“My name is Hazel. I started out as an idea, but I ended up something more. Not much more, to be honest. It's not like I grow up to become some great war hero or any sort of all important savior... but thanks to these two, at least I get to grow old.
Not everybody does.”
“You know, for a pacifist, you sure beg to get stabbed a lot”
“Dude, your husband is gonna die!”
“So what? He’s good to you and Hazel now, isn’t he? Who cares if he’s got history with some other broad?”
“When a man carries an instrument of violence, he'll always find the justification to use it.”
“Have you ever been shot by one? Because I have and it hurt like the day my dog died...”
“I started out as an idea, but I ended up something more. Not much more to be honest. It's not like I grow up to become some great war hero or any sort of all-important savior...”
“Oh, fuck you, you self-righteous piece of...BALD”
“I thought so. Those who can really do what they promise don't first pause to promise what they can do”
“Nothing awful is without its beautiful side.”
“Because if a sufficient number of people are different, no one has to be normal.”
“Two women in a room. One seated, one standing”
“I had as lief have the foppery of freedom as the morality of imprisonment.”
“Remind yourself daily that there is no way to happiness; rather, happiness is the way. You may have a long list of goals that you believe will provide you with contentment when they’re achieved, yet if you examine your state of happiness in this moment, you’ll notice that the fulfillment of some previous ambitions didn’t create an enduring sense of joy. Desires can produce anxiety, stress, and competitiveness, and you need to recognize those that do. Bring happiness to every encounter in life, instead of expecting external events to produce joy. By staying in harmony on the path of the Tao, all the contentment you could ever dream of will begin to flow into your life—the right people, the means to finance where you’re headed, and the necessary factors will come together. “Stop pushing yourself,” Lao-tzu would say, “and feel gratitude and awe for what is. Your life is controlled by something far bigger and more significant than the petty details of your lofty aspirations.”
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