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Other half, I don’t like that. This is my big thing about relationships. It’s not ‘two halves make a whole’, cause then that’s implying that all single people are only half. I’m at least 3/4.
I don’t need someone to complete me, I need someone to make things a little bit better every now and again.

Jon Richardson. (via letitiajade)

Basically. I’m a whole person, I just get lonely sometimes.

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It took me a long time to realize that I’m a whole person alone. I don’t like the idea that I need another person to be complete. When I’m with my partner it doesn’t complete me. That implies need. I don’t want either of us to be here because we need to be completed. I want both of us to be whole, and be here because we want to be.

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I didn’t break up the Beatles. The Beatles were a group made up of four very complex men, and my small hand could not have broken these men up. They broke up because they had reached an end, but in doing so they all also created new wonderful beginnings.

…For many years I was hated by the whole world. When I met John, I was blamed for breaking up the Beatles, I was blamed for ruining John and I was painted as a dragon. I had to deal with that. John had to deal with that. I could have turned and ran, but that was never an option. People didn’t speak to me or they were just rude to my face. It did hurt and it was tough, but I always kept my focus on the bigger picture. Every day I told myself I was a lucky person because I’d met the man I loved, I wasn’t starving, I wasn’t ill, there was no bomb in my house. I just had to get through it, and it was a great learning curve, because I had to find my own strength inside of me, inside of the two of us.
YOKO ONO, in an interview with the Daily Mail, in which she also says John Lennon would love the Internet, Twitter, Facebook and Lady Gaga. (via inothernews)

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One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been Bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the Bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The Bamboozle has captured us. It is simply too painful to acknowledge - even to ourselves - that we’ve been so credulous.
Carl Sagan (via anti-propaganda)

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It’s one thing to have a gay person in the abstract. It’s another to see that person as part of a living, breathing couple. How would a gay presidential candidate have a celebratory kiss with his partner after winning the New Hampshire primary? The sight of two women kissing has not been as distressful to people as the sight of two men kissing. [Because of the Defense of Marriage Act], it’s not clear that a gay president could use federal funds to buy his husband dinner. Would his partner have to pay rent in the White House? There would be no Secret Service protection for the paramour.
Rep. Barney Frank, all but calling President Jimmy Carter a table over his patronizing,  kumbaya assertion that the country is “ready” for a gay president. (Click through for Maureen Dowd’s full op-ed on the subject)

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I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
In the Nobel Acceptance Speech delivered by Elie Wiesel (10 December 1986)

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I’m not a witch.

Christine O’Donnell, topping Yale University’s annual list of most notable quotes for 2010. Miss O’Donnell appears on the list twice.

From Reuters

Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell may have lost the Delaware Senate race. But she heads the list when it comes to expressing the spirit of the times.

“I’m not a witch,” her famous TV ad declaration that preceded the demise of her Republican Senate campaign, tops Yale University’s annual list of most notable quotes for 2010.

O’Donnell doesn’t have the No. 1 slot to herself, however. She’s tied with former BP CEO Tony Hayward’s lament to reporters: “I’d like my life back.” That was when his company’s off-shore rig was spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering life and livelihoods along the U.S. coast.

ale librarian Fred Shapiro, who compiled the list, said he looked for quotes that are “famous or important or particularly revealing of the spirit of our times.” “It was not pleasant dealing with this material,” Shapiro himself was quoted as saying by the New Haven Register, Yale’s hometown daily. He explained that the most notable remarks are “generally polarizing, fairly harsh. Some would say they are extreme.”
    
O’Donnell’s ‘witch’ quote came to symbolize a phenomenon of the 2010 campaign: Tea Party candidates who proved ill-equipped to thrive in the burning spotlight of national politics.
    
O’Donnell actually made the Yale list twice. The second entry is her rhetorical question about the constitutional separation of church and state, uttered during an Oct. 19 debate: “You’re telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?”

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Republicans live in this fantasy world, where it’s always 1945, America is always #1. We’re like 65th at Infant Mortality, 19th in Literacy. One of the big arguments during the Health Care debate that the Republicans put forward, one of their major talking points was, ‘why are we messing around with the greatest health care system in the world?’ I don’t know, maybe because the U.N. ranks it #37? You know, these people love the truth, they just hate facts.

Bill Maher (via leftish)

Whenever those fuckwads yell they are “taking the country back,” you know they really mean “the when women and Negroes knew their place!”

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While [Harry and Ginny are] great together, I imagine they have a really stormy sort of thing… argue a lot… throw things and shout. I think Luna wouldn’t be so much the romance and passion. She’d be more about exploring things, like she’d get really excited about a creature, and she’d want to share that with someone, so it’d be more a friendship. And I think Harry’s more about the passion.

Evanna Lynch on whether she would have liked Harry and Luna to end up together (via holymotherofhnng)

It would be a friendship that blossoms into perfect love. They’re so perfect for each other.

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oh-potter-you-rotter:

Rove: Daniel Radcliffe, who would you turn gay for?Daniel: You know, I think Albert Einstein if he was alive because I think intelligence is sexy.

Intelligence is the one quality that pwns everything else for me. That’s why I love DanRad. That MOFO is smart which equals HNNNG = SEXY.

oh-potter-you-rotter:

Rove: Daniel Radcliffe, who would you turn gay for?
Daniel: You know, I think Albert Einstein if he was alive because I think intelligence is sexy.

Intelligence is the one quality that pwns everything else for me. That’s why I love DanRad. That MOFO is smart which equals HNNNG = SEXY.

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