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Monday, 18 September 2017

Quote of the week

"If a [racist] thing does not mean anything, why should it be said?"


Agatha Christie in Hickory Dickory Dock

Monday, 11 September 2017

Quote of the week

"You can't convince bigots and you can't kill them. All you can do is your best in the opposite direction."


Susan Cooper in Silver on the Tree

Monday, 4 September 2017

Quote of the week

“And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
“It’s a lot more complicated than that—”
“No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.”
“Oh, I’m sure there are worse crimes—”
“But they starts with thinking about people as things…”


Terry Pratchett in Carpe Jugulum

Monday, 28 August 2017

Quote of the week

" 'Asshole' is not a protected class under the law."


John Scalzi

Monday, 21 August 2017

Quote of the week

"Joking is not the same thing as humor."


John Scalzi in The End of all Things

Monday, 14 August 2017

Quote of the Week

"Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."


James Baldwin

Monday, 7 August 2017

Quote of the week

"Age and wisdom don’t necessarily go together. Some people just become stupid with more authority."


Terry Pratchett in Thief of Time