Category Archives: nonconformity

I have no children, I do not watch television, and I do not believe in God — all paths taken by mortals to make their lives easier. Children help us to defer the painful task of confronting ourselves, and grandchildren … Continue reading

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Some things are more beautiful because they don’t belong to anyone or anything. ~Nikita Gill

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My brain hums with scraps of poetry and madness. ~Virginia Woolf

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If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days. ~Sylvia Plath

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One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision. ~Bertrand Russell

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It takes strength to be gentle and kind. ~Morrissey

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The ghosts of all the women you used to be are all so proud of who you have become, storm child made of wild and flame. ~Nikita Gill

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