"It’s impossible for me to get emotional about [America or any nation-state], because real estate doesn’t interest me. It’s no doubt a great flaw in my personality, but I can’t think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal to me as elves and pixies. I can’t believe that they mark the end or the beginning of anything of real concern to the human soul. Virtues and vices, pleasures and pains cross boundaries at will."
— Kurt Vonnegut in “Mother Night” (1961)
Did you think, when you removed the gags from their mouths, that they would chant your praise?
—Jean Paul Sartre, Black Orpheus
“The terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution. The terrorists are not anything like the threat we face from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism.”—Paul Craig Roberts, www.facebook.com/iraqwarisillegal
“When you label me, you diminish me.”