Sunday 8 July 2012

Inspirational Quotes 18

There are men who in the presence of ladies so lose their power of speech that they forget the things they have carefully thought out and arranged in their minds. 12th century dating manual

We go after the attractive all-American kid with great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong, and can’t. Head of Abercrombie and Fitch, New York Times April 2012-04-30

The first big misconception is thinking that “Sex is natural.” It is as a result of this discourse that sexual education has long been obstructed as though it were not necessary to understand the mechanisms at work. Author of book about sex Philippe Brenot

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde

The road not taken doesn't always vanish: it can live on in our minds, affecting our present and shaping our future. BPS digest April 2012

I had always imagined myself middle-aged, married to a woman, and having a son and daughter — didn’t everyone want some version of that? Prospect April 2012

If your mantra is “take me as I am” you should not always be surprised if employers decline the offer.  Jenny McCartney Sunday Telegraph April 2012

Need to do more so I've got stuff to talk about. @RBFesquire

The notion that smart girls should make a man wait before they have sex with him derives from a host of socially constructed methodologies designed to prevent young people having sex with each other at a time when contraception was either unavailable or unreliable. Since the advent of the Pill, parents, religious groups and educators have resorted to guilt narratives to try to rein in youthful sexuality. For example, your mother and my mother would both have absorbed the notion that boys would tell you that they love you in order to persuade you to have sex with them and then once they’d had their wicked way, they would not even consider marrying you because you were too "easy". It was, I know, a well-intentioned attempt to prolong virginity at a time when sex before marriage and unwanted pregnancy were the ultimate taboos. …it still nags away at our collective conscience and makes us feel like bad girls if we put out too quickly. Casual sex has always received bad press. Suzi Godson Times April 2012

A lot of it is how you dress. I found people don't flirt with me if I wear big man pants and a rainbow sweatshirt. Girl with Aspergers,

“I was shocked to find how robust a predictor of social isolation commuting is,” Robert Putnam, a Harvard political scientist, told me. “There’s a simple rule of thumb: Every ten minutes of commuting results in ten per cent fewer social connections. Commuting is connected to social isolation, which causes unhappiness.” People may endure miserable commutes out of an inability to weigh their general well-being against quantifiable material gains. New Yorker 2007

It’s not just the flakes we wash out, it’s the confidence we wash in. Head and Shoulders advert

Grand exits don’t always make an impact. When journalist Ron Rosenbaum ripped up his paycheck in front of his editor at The Village Voice and stormed off vowing never to return, the editor looked up quizzically. “Who was that?” he asked.

[Solitary confinement] “crushes your spirit and weakens your resistance more effectively than any other form of mistreatment”. John McCain

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Inspirational Quotes Part Nine
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