Politics & society

“What good would politics be, if it didn’t give everyone the opportunity to make moral compromises?” – Thomas Mann

“For socialism is not merely the labor question, it is before all things the atheistic question, the question of the form taken by atheism today. It is the question of the tower of Babel built without God, not to mount heaven from Earth but to set up heaven on Earth.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“‘There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.'”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald 

“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us.”
– Abraham Lincoln

…they decided not to return to the movies, considering that they already had too many troubles of their own to weep over the acted-out misfortunes of imaginary beings.” – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald 

“There are two kinds of people: those who are extraordinarily brave and those who have the privilege to do what they do.”  
– Gautam |Houston Museum of Contemporary Art March 2018

“They smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made…” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The ones that don’t try to rob me will feed me. That how it is in America.”
– Sebastian Barry

“‘Men. It is a shame to women that we make them.'” – Ernest Hemingway

“But the past is passed: why moralize upon it? Forget it.” – Herman Melville

“‘I don’t want advice.’ ‘Nobody does. It’s a giver’s present.'” – John Steinbeck

“What we lost was the idea of politics where you tell a simple, powerful and romantic story of where you are going and what it’s all for.” – Adam Curtis

“Though at best an argument from what has been, to what should of right be, has no great force.” – John Locke

“‘When I drink I want to say things I should never say,’ the girl said. ‘then don’t say them.’ ‘then what’s the use of drinking?'” – Ernest Hemingway

“You can boast about anything if it’s all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.” – John Steinbeck

“People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald