Sunday Sentence: 17 June 2018 from Miram Schneir

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

It seems possible that a material basis for profound change in male-female relations and the relation of women to the society may now exist.  But an enormous movement of women, whether organized or not, would be required before any such changes could occur.

From the Introduction to Feminism:  The Essential Historical Writings by Miram Schneir, 1972

Sunday Sentence: 7 January 2018 from Lynda Barry

I’d be good and the dark ghosts would vanish.  When your inner life is a place you have to stay out of, having an identity is impossible.  Remembering not to remember fractures you.  But what is the alternative?  Tell me.

Sunday Sentence: 20 August 2017 from Margaret Atwood

We lived, as usual, by ignoring.  Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.

Sunday Sentence: 30 July 2017 from Wendell Berry

To him, I think, the idea of consequence was always an afterthought.  He did not expect consequences, he discovered them.  When he could, he laughed them away.  When they pressed in through his laughter, he shut his mouth and bore them.  What he had done was his fate, and so he bore it.

Sunday Sentence: 26 February 2017 from Kurt Vonnegut

“You are yet another nincompoop, who, by being at the wrong place at the wrong time,” he said, “was able to set humanitarianism back a full century!  Begone!”

Strong stuff.

Sunday Sentence: 8 January 2017 from Wendell Berry

“Works of art participate in our lives:  we are not just distant observers of their lives.  They are in conversation among themselves and with us.  This is part of the description of human life; we do the way we do partly because of things that have been said to us by works of art, and because of things that we have said in reply.”

Sunday Sentence: 1 January 2017 from Stefan Zweig

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “That which, in…

Sunday Sentence: 27 November 2016 From Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen. “I wanted all…

Sunday Sentence: 11 September 2016 from Ray Bradbury

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

fahrenheit 451

If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it.  Peace, Montag.  Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year.  Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of  ‘facts’ they feel stuffed, but absolutely ‘brilliant’ with information.  Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving.

From Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (circa 1950s)

Sunday Sentence: 21 August 2016 from Kurt Vonnegut

Sunday Sentence: The sentence(s) that touched me this week, out of context and without commentary. Inspired by David Abrams at The Quivering Pen.

PalmSunday

I am being so silly because I pity you so much. I pity all of us so much. Life is going to be very tough again, just as soon as this is over. And the most useful thought we can hold when all hell cuts loose again is that we are not members of different generations, as unlike, as some people would have us believe, as Eskimos and Australian Aborigines. We are all so close to each other in time that we should think of ourselves as brothers and sisters.

From Palm Sunday by Kurt Vonnegut