Music: vernacular of the soul


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Words of Wisdom

"I am also very proud to be a liberal. Why is that so terrible these days? The liberals were liberators—they fought slavery, fought for women to have the right to vote, fought against Hitler, Stalin, fought to end segregation, fought to end apartheid. Liberals put an end to child labor and they gave us the five day work week! What's to be ashamed of?"—Barbra Streisand

"I think it's very important for everyone in America to realize right now the state of our country, not just on this issue but on a lot of issues, that it is time to get active again. People have just sat back and just sort of said, oh, let somebody else do it for a long time, and we're seeing what's happening to the country, even freedom of speech. It's not going well. So I think this is a real opportunity for people to see, yes, if you do get out and you do get active, there are other people there. You just have to seek them out."—Mary Steenburgen

"People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer [to fulfillment]. Actually a job is better for me." —Princess Diana

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
—Margaret Mead

"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."
— Margaret Fuller

"You can do one of two things; just shut up, which is something I don't find easy, or learn an awful lot very fast, which is what I tried to do." —Jane Fonda

"In passing, also, I would like to say that the first time Adam had a chance he laid the blame on a woman." —Nancy Astor (British Politician)

"Cautious, careful people always casting about to preserve their reputation or social standards never can bring about reform. Those who are really in earnest are willing to be anything or nothing in the world's estimation, and publicly and privately, in season and out, avow their sympathies with despised ideas and their advocates, and bear the consequences." —Susan B. Anthony

Vocabulary words of the day:

albophobia -The fear of white people
apodyopsis -The act of mentally undressing someone
abderian -given to incessant or idiotic laughter
amphigory -A seemingly profound poem which is actually nonsense

3 public opinion:

pajnstl said...

I especially like the 2 Margeret's quote.

mp1 said...

Nancy Astor...what you know bout her? The back and forth between her and Churchill was ridiculous.

Astor:If you were my husband, I'd put arsenic in your coffee

Churchill: Madam, if I were your husband, I'd drink it!

She was the truth though. I guess you're right. Well behaved women seldom make history. Judging by those statements anyway, we'd believe that

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

just wish more of us would speak up and sa it louder, but we have a dumbed down, care more about videos music and movies public to ever proffer such