Sunday, December 16, 2012
Quips and Quotations
Random violence is incredibly infectious.
--Nicholas D. Kristof
We are a country of excess. So it's not the violence, per se, but the exacerbation and constant repetition.
Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation.
What does it tell you that applications for guns since the shooting are up 41 percent in Colorado, and that our cameras found about 50 people in line at one gun shop yesterday outside Denver?
--Brian Williams, shortly after the shootings at Columbine.
Eighty-six percent of the gun death of children under the age of 14 internationally is right here in the United States of America. It is madness.
--Congresswoman Nita Lowry (D-New York)
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
--James A. Baldwin
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
--C. Wright Mills
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.