Devilishly Wicked Specimen


“…pull myself together for a while and think—try to determine what character of a woman I am; for, candidly, I don’t know. By all the codes which I am acquainted with, I am a devilishly wicked specimen of the sex. But some way I can’t convince myself that I am. I must think about it.”

The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin

Could Be Gentle


His voice is higher, lighter than I expected. He could be a gentle man, maybe, if this were a different kind of place. As it is, I see that he isn’t gentle, doesn’t even know what that means. Even though I myself have discarded any kind of softness as useless, I find myself thinking that something important is lost if this man has been forced to deny his own nature.

Allegiant (Divergent Trilogy, Book 3) by Veronica Roth

Proper Objectives


The proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.”

The Soul of Man Under Socialism by Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wild)

Colorful Is A Compliment

I really enjoyed this quote because it reminded me of a similar term: eccentric. As they say, if you are poor you are crazy but if you are rich you are ‘eccentric.’

“I have now cracked the code. “Colorful” in the New York Times [obituaries] means unbelievably good looking and personable and rich, but socialist.”

God Bless You Dr. Kevorkian, by Kurt Vonnegut