I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it. - Clint Eastwood
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I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.
You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
I read James Baldwin as a young woman. His pain was always mingled with his intense anger and hatred. I had to force myself to finish reading (can't remember the title).
I could feel his hurt and it was awful. But what was more awful, to me, was that no possibility of healing seemed to exist in his armor-encased microcosm.
"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."