Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Janet Fitch quotes from "White Oleander", my favorite book

"Love is tempermental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you, changes its mind. But hatred, now thats something you can use. Sculpt. Wield. It's hard or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but hatred cradles you."
- Ingrid

"Dont attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you're lonely. Lonliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best thing you can do it know yourself... know what you want."
- Ingrid

"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay."
- Ingrid

A couple of quotes by George Orwell.

In case you don't know about him, he wrote both '1984' and 'Animal Farm', both of which were quite excellent.

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
- from '1984'

The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent. "