Life's Little Obsessions
Documenting my obsessions, one day at a time.
Commonly found: politics, male objectification, history, nerdisms, TV fanaticism.
Enjoy!
Life's Little Obsessions
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"Without codes of honour, “war is not war - it is no more than slaughter”"
Michael Ignatieff, reprinted in Paul Robinson’s article “‘Ready to Kill but Not to Die’: NATO Strategy in Kosovo”
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"But when the rope is already around the neck of the victim and strangulation is imminent, isn’t the word ‘patience’ an insult to reason and nature?"
Raphael Lemkin, in Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell
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"It takes centuries and sometimes thousands of years to create a national culture but Genocide can destroy a culture instantly, like fire can destroy a building in an hour."
Raphael Lemkin, quoted in Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
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"Veni, vidi, vino"
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Christmas DIY 2013
Christmas DIY 2013
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"You’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do."
Dowager Lady Grantham
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"Compromise and be wise?"
The Sound of Music, No Way To Stop It
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"It’s like a battle between the two arenas you’ve worked hardest to perfect: your writing-prowess and political-correctness."
http://thoughtcatalog.com/2013/25-signs-youre-a-liberal-arts-major/
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"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
Jane Austen
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