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.LEAH

likes
airplanes. writing. snowflakes. fangirling. lipgloss. questions. science. television. spaghetti. french. piano. rain. silver. berets. punctuation. garlic bread. hugs. semi-colons. organizing. mini coopers. intelligence. organization. ampersands. old books. saving money. [square brackets]. swearing. tags. making up words. history. dvds. checklists. historical clothes. ranting. people not being shitty to animals. people not being shitty to people. trains. planes. automobiles. grammar. babies. old friends. new friends. best friends.

dislikes
shrieking. liars. the last popsicle. when dvds skip. plastic surgery. analyzing novels. hypocrisy. bugs. 'orientate'. organized religion. know-it-alls. yogurt. adultery. fur. leather. vivisection. killing things accidentally. killing things on purpose. 'no offense, but'. 'gay' as a pejorative. cheese. homophobia. 'the reason why'. stereotypes. racism. cheesecake. serial commas.


.QUOTES I FIND INTERESTING

the question is not, can they reason? nor, can they talk? but, can they suffer?
jeremy bentham

people in glass houses should wear pants.
unknown

when a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity.
george bernard shaw

when i was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.
epitaph of leonard p. matlovich

love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
jean anouilh

animals are my friends... and i don't eat my friends.
george bernard shaw

wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
kurt cobain

no government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. the only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
rita mae brown

the truth of imagination is more truthful than the truth of fact.
john banville

i went snorkeling and noticed how gently the fish welcomed us into their world - as opposed to the violence with which we have welcomed them into ours.
syndee brinkman

the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
gandhi

i'm the hero of the story; don't need to be saved.
regina spektor

love is not finding someone to live with. it's finding someone you can't live without.
rafael ortiz

ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is:
"because the animals are like us."
ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is:
"because the animals are not like us."
charles r. magel

the older i get, the less i know about myself.
john banville

[as mother nature at the beginning of time, allocating methods of procreation:]
human beings! well, doggy fashion, catty fashion, giraffe fashion, sheep fashion, whatever the hell you want, basically. hang, hang upside down like a bat, play the banjo. do it on a golf course!
as long as you get guilt in there somewhere, we really don't mind.
eddie izzard

as long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields.
tolstoy

war does not determine who is right - only who is left.
bertrand russell

the one bonus of not lifting the ban on gays in the military is that the next time the government mandates a draft we can all declare homosexuality instead of running off to canada.
lorne bloch

the hardest part about being vegan is shoes. i mean, really, that's the only difficult part, finding shoes that don't have leather on them.
lisa edelstein

it is a good life, if i watch myself. kind of like when i used to diet, but now instead of limiting calories, i will not allow negative self-talk. i cut out insults like i cut out carbs and it is hard as hell because i crave self-abuse like hot, fresh sourdough bread, but you know you have to be nice to you if you are going to live together.
margaret cho

be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.
dr. seuss

gay people should have the right to get married by elvis like everybody else.
margaret cho

could you look an animal in the eye and say to it, my appetite is more important than your suffering?
moby

spread love like it's a disease.
unknown

what are you trying to protect heterosexual marriages from? there isn't a limited amount of love in iowa. it isn't a non-renewable resource. if amy and barbara or mike and steve love each other, it doesn't mean that john and mary can't.
ed fallon

unless someone like you cares a whole lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not.
dr. seuss (the lorax)

never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
margaret mead

cowardice asks the question is it safe? expediency asks the question - is it politic? anity asks the question - is it popular? ut conscience asks the question - is it right? and there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.
martin luther king, jr.

the first thing that you lose on a diet is brain mass.
margaret cho

we are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
bertrand russell

open wide, here comes original sin.
regina spektor

in itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without fear, restraint, or obligation.
simone de beauvoir

strange, there's so much religion in the world, but only enough to make us fight over who is right, not enough to make us love one another.
margaret cho

i eat everything that nature voluntarily gives: fruits, vegetables, and the products of plants. but i ask you to spare me what animals are forced to surrender: meat, milk, and cheese.
unknown

have butterflies in your heart, not in your stomach.
unknown

this is how it works: you're young until you're not; you love until you don't; you try until you can't; you laugh until you cry; you cry until you laugh; and everyone must breathe, until their dying breath.
regina spektor

to my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.
gandhi

i will feel equality has arrived when we can elect to office women who are as incompetent as some of the men who are already there.
maureen reagan

i want jesus to come back and say, THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT!
margaret cho

education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
oscar wilde

there will come a time when the world will look back to modern vivisection in the name of science, as they do now to burning at the stake in the name of religion.
professor henry j. bigelow, m.d.

i had an epiphany a few years ago where i was out at a celebrity party and it suddenly dawned on me that i had yet to meet a celebrity who is as smart and interesting as any of my friends.
moby

you don't have to be anti-man to be pro-woman.
jane galvin lewis

i abhor vivisection with my whole soul. all the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood i count as of no consequence.
gandhi

within the typical secondary school curriculum, homosexuals do not exist.they are 'nonpersons' in the finest stalinist sense. they have fought no battles, held no offices, explored nowhere, written no literature, built nothing, invented nothing and solved no equations. the lesson to the heterosexual student is abundantly clear: homosexuals do nothing of consequence. to the homosexual student, the message has even greater power: no one who has ever felt as you do has done anything worth mentioning.
gerald unks

there is no female mind. the brain is not an organ of sex. as well speak of a female liver.
charlotte perkins gilman

ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly, throughout his or her school life is something like this: 'you are in the process of being indoctrinated. we have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination.'
doris lessing

wild animals never kill for sport. man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
james a. froude

campaign behavior for wives: always be on time. do as little talking as humanly possible. lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
eleanor roosevelt

it can't rain all the time.
unknown

the animals of the world exist for their own reasons. they were not made for humans any more than black people were made for whites or women for men.
alice walker

women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
oscar wilde

if michelangelo had been straight, the sistine chapel would have been wallpapered.
robin tyler

sometimes i wonder if men and women really suit each other. perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
katharine hepburn

try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it.
margaret cho

an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
gandhi

as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
pythagoras

if women are supposed to be less rational and more emotional at the beginning of our menstrual cycle when the female hormone is at its lowest level, then why isn't it logical to say that, in those few days, women behave the most like the way men behave all month long?
gloria steinem

hey, could you shut up?
regina spektor

who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, "i think i'll drink whatever comes out of these things when i squeeze 'em"?
calvin & hobbes

you don't have to be a woman to be a feminist. you should just fucking be a feminist.
margaret cho

i used to think feminism was a liberating force - now i see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
lydia lunch

i don't find acting to be a particularly noble way to make a living. i'm not saving anybody's life, i'm not a teacher, i'm not working for UNICEF. i don't think I'm some big deal.
ellen pompeo

woman is the companion of man, gifted with equal mental capacity.
gandhi

those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
oscar wilde

women need not always keep their mouths shut and their wombs open.
emma goldman

sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else's life forever.
margaret cho

don't believe everything you think.
unknown

be yourself - everybody else is already taken.
unknown

every time we think about same-sex parents
"oh, my gosh!" we exclaim
i mean, two people who want to provide a protective
and nurturing family environment
have they no shame?
it's so deviant!
roy zimmerman, "defenders of marriage"

i had to chat up girls, and i'd only tagged them before. i didn't have the verbal power to be able to say, "susan, i saw you in the classroom today. as the sun came from behind the clouds, a burst of brilliant light caught your hair, it was haloed in front of me. you turned, your eyes flashed fire into my soul, i immediately read the words of dostoevsky and karl marx, and in the words of albert schweitzer, 'i fancy you'." but no! at 13, you're just going, " 'ello, sue. i've got legs. do you like bread? i've got a french loaf. [mimes smacking her with the loaf and dashing off] bye! (i love you!)"
eddie izzard

the only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
oscar wilde

dying isn't easy. the body was designed to stay alive.
grey's anatomy

never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
unknown

there is no occasion for women to consider themselves subordinate or inferior to men.
gandhi

we're just fucking monkeys in shoes.
tim minchin

maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.
margaret cho

the next evolutionary step for humankind is to move from human to kind.
sun

there is no road towards peace; peace is the road.
gandhi

we've got a vacuum cleaner on sale
oh, i'm so sorry but we're out of that model
but i can probably get you out the door
for two hundred billion, more or less, probably more
with a model we call preemptive war
that leaves your floor dirtier than before
roy zimmerman, "the war on terror"

there’s a huge hole in the whole flood drama, because anything that could float or swim got away scot-free, and it was the idea to wipe out everything. he didn’t say, 'i will kill everything, except the floating ones and the swimming ones, who will get out due to a loophole.'
eddie izzard

he, whom love touches not, walks in darkness.
plato

i want to have kids everywhere... i want to eat häagen-dazs and get broad hips. if you try to stay young forever, you don't really live.
elizabeth mitchell

women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
robert heinlein

by the time you read this, you will have already read it.
unknown

i have learned to love that which is meant to harm me, so that i can stand in the way of those who are less strong. i can take the bullets for those who aren't able to.
margaret cho

here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. and the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
george carlin

what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
nietzsche

there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who don't.
unknown

there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who know binary and those who have friends.
unknown

racist people, interestingly, are never as polite as smokers. have you noticed that? smokers always go, "do you mind if I smoke? oh, you do? okay, I'll go outside and have a cigarette." racist people never go, "do you mind if i'm racist? oh, I'll go outside… fucking blue people, eh? coming here, steal our hamsters…"
eddie izzard

why are women ... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?
virginia woolf

the past is only the future with the lights on.
unknown

just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty, doesn't mean it does not exist.
margaret cho

people are more violently opposed to fur than to leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
alexei sayle

i wanna live till i die; no more, no less.
eddie izzard

how good it is to be well-fed, healthy, and kind all at the same time
henry j. heimlich

religion and philosophy, philosophy and religion – they're two words which are both... different. In spelling.
eddie izzard

do not follow where the path may lead. go, instead, where there is no path, and leave a trail.
ralph waldo emerson

i'm just waiting for this whole 'not allowing gay people to marry' thing goes into the dark, yucky part of our history, like white-only drinking fountains.
regina spektor

so i've learnt that the world is 4,500,000 years old.
if you're very religious, then it's not 4,500,000 years old, it's 6,000 years old.
one of these is not correct.
eddie izzard

love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
margaret cho


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