Monday, March 14, 2005

"While hatred can be animating, it appeals to weakness." Quotes from books

"'But marriage is a battle, a terrible journey, a season in hell and a reason for living. You need to be equipped in all areas, not just the sexual.'"
-from 'Intimacy' by Hanif Kureishi

"'There must be some limit to the burden of remembering that we impose on our children and grandchildren.'"
-from 'Elizabeth Costello' by J.M. Coetzee

"While hatred can be animating, it appeals to weakness."
-from 'We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families' by Philip Gourevitch

"That all students are effortlessly 'creative' and that the need to release this creativity takes precedence over the need, say, to train people with the vanishing capacity for silence and self-containment--these are high among the ruling dogmas of American educators."
-from 'The Culture of Narcissism' by Christopher Lasch (Though for someone big on silence and self-containment, he wrote a lot of books.)