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Remember, being gay is not a choice. But being a Texas Republican is.

Jon Stewart

For no good reason, women’s health and contraception gets treated as not a real medical issue.

Emily Bazelon, The Slate Political Gabfest July 4, 2014

I never thought of how much I weighed when there was still one piece of cake


You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant

Harlan Ellison

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”

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

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

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

You’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do.

Dowager Lady Grantham