Today’s Quotes: Random Quotes of the Week

“During the Republican convention, business at the dungeon boomed.”
— Melissa Febos, a former dominatrix, as quoted in “Sex Escape: Why Do Men Go to Dominatrixes?” by Tracy Clark-Flory.

“Republicans want to get government off your back and into your pants!”
— Anonymous

“I don’t want to be the vice president”…”Three, four, five, six, seven years from now, if I do a good job as vice president, I’m sorry. If I do a good job as a senator instead of a vice president, I’ll have a chance to do all sorts of things, including commissioner of the NFL which is where the real power is!”
— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Confused), seen at The Daily Beast.

“[Romney] sees the world through the rear-view mirror. He watches Mad Men and thinks it’s the evening news.”
— David Axelrod, Obama campaign strategist.

“It was, to me, a kinder thing to bring him along than to leave him in the kennel for, in a kennel for two weeks.”
— Ann Romney, Mitt’s wife, defending strapping their dog to the roof of the car for a 12-hour family trip. Source: Interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC News, April 17, 2012.

“I wanted to increase the work requirement [for mothers on state assistance]. I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’”
— Mitt Romney, speaking in New Hampshire in January of 2012.

“Old George Orwell got it backward. Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed… and this [act of] being fed, it’s worse than being watched. With the world always filling you, no one has to worry about what’s in your mind. With everyone’s imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world.”
— Chuck Palahniuk, “Lullaby” (2002).

“Orwell in 1948 understood that despite the Axis defeat, the will to fascism had not gone away, that far from having seen its day it had perhaps not yet even come into its own — the corruption of spirit, the irresistible human addiction to power were already long in place, all well-known aspects of the Third Reich and Stalin’s USSR, even the British Labour party — like first drafts of a terrible future.”
— Thomas Pynchon, “The Road to 1984” — foreword to a 2003 edition of “1984”.

“If you have no concern for justice and no care to improve the lot of the world, please, don’t become a writer or artist; you’ll only be wasting everyone’s time.”
— Dr. Jess Richana

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