The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion, and in ourselves. When we experience the beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming. Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there's something about the holidays that makes the planet communal.John O'Donohue November is auspicious in so many parts of the country: the rice harvest is already in, the weather starts to cool, and the festive glow which precedes Christmas has began to brighten the landscape. Sionil Jose Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can't help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. Marlo Thomas In Iceland, you can see the contours of the mountains wherever you go, and the swell of the hills, and always beyond that the horizon.It exacerbates latent tendencies toward - well, toward racism or homophobia or anti-Semitism.
Jim Carrey I think that the roots of racism have always been economic, and I think people are desperate and scared.
And when you're desperate and scared you scapegoat people.
It's like being called Heathcliff and insisting on spending the entire evening in the garden, shouting "Cathy" and banging your head against a tree.” ― Helen Fielding, “Can officially confirm that the way to a man's heart these days is not through beauty, food, sex, or alluringness of character, but merely the ability to seem not very interested in him.” ― Helen Fielding, “I will not fall for any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobics, people with girlfriends or wives, misogynists, megalomanics, chauvists, emotional fuckwits or freeloaders, perverts.” ― Helen Fielding, “When someone leaves you, apart from missing them, apart from the fact that the whole little world you've created together collapses, and that everything you see or do reminds you of them, the worst is the thought that they tried you out and, in the end, the whole sum of parts adds up to you got stamped REJECT by the one you love.
How can you not be left with the personal confidence of a passed over British Rail sandwich?
Shari Arison When people are desperate or wealthy, they turn to socialism; only when they have no other alternative do they embrace the free market.