“Any of my first experiences with guys,” she says, “I sort of was like, ‘What? This is what the whole world freaks out about? And every poem is about? I don’t get it at all.’ “

Ellen Page


“When you’re in an old people’s home you’ll have forgotten the colour of the dinner service you got as a wedding present, but I swear you’ll remember the diving board and making love by the pool afterwards.”

It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide—plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: The Yellow Wallpaper

President Bush was quick to portray the Abu Ghraib horror show as the work of a few bad apples. But it has long been evident that the abuse problem there, as elsewhere, was systemic. It flowed from a culture of permissiveness in the treatment of detainees, encouraged by top Bush administration officials and based on disrespect for longstanding legal prohibitions against torture and other mistreatment.

Abu Ghraib, 10 Years Later

“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

“Love wins. Love always wins.”

Tuesdays with Morrie

Sport should never be used as a battleground.

Lelisa Desisa, winner of the 2013 Boston Marathon

“I am sad and ashamed to be part of a student body that is quick to support a man who is accused of sexual assault, simply because he is a good football player, and even quicker to condemn the alleged victim of the crime as a liar.”

Student to Mary Coburn, Vice President of Student Affairs at Florida State University

And I’m high enough from all the waiting
to ride a wave on your inhaling.

Oh, she knows what I think about
and what I think about.
One love, two mouths
one love, one house.
No shirts, no blouse.
Just us, you find out
nothing I wouldn’t wanna tell you ’bout.