When I say I am opposed to war I mean ruling class war, for the ruling class is the only class that makes war. … Capitalists’ wars for capitalist conquest and capitalist plunder must be fought by the capitalists themselves so far as I am concerned, and upon that question, there can be no compromise and no misunderstanding as to my position. I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world. I would not violate my principles for God, much less for a crazy kaiser, a savage czar, a degenerate king, or a gang of pot-bellied parasites. I am opposed to every war but one; I am for the war with heart and soul, and that is the worldwide war of social revolution. In that war, I am prepared to fight in any way the ruling class may make necessary.
we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers.
I love you, but I’m mad at you is one of the most freeing, important things you can say in a stable relationship. Does that make sense? To know that you have the ability and the right to be mad at someone and know that it doesn’t mean things are over, that it doesn’t mean things are irreparable. That it just means I’m mad, but God, I love you. I love you. Now leave me alone.
If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t
Life begins on the other side of despair.
Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.
Don’t mock people for the things that make them happy.
“What made the Thin Man series work, what made it fun, was that we didn´t attempt to hide the fact that sex is part of marriage. But it was deft , done with delicacy and humor. Then too, the Charleses had enormous tolerance for each other´s imperfections. It wasn´t any sticky idealistic perfection that made their marriage fun to watch - quite the contrary. Ye gods! The Thin Man virtually introduced modern marriage to the screen. Previously people married and lived happily ever after, but you never saw the undercurrents.”
Art is longing. You never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will.
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