Monday 10 September 2012

Inspirational Quotes 21

Personality is more important than looks, and you'll find someone when you're not looking. Yeah, we know.

The delightful Jonny Marray says he's planning to look for a girlfriend through Guardian Soulmates. (@lindasgrant)

Davros… was physically repulsive, but without a “great personality” to compensate. (shortlist, July 11 12)

Esteem and respect are linked to status in the social hierarchy. (Roy Baumeister)

The Dark Knight Wonders If He Could Change His Life By Doing a Masters Or Whether It Would Be An Expensive Waste Of Time. (Lee Jackson ‏@VictorianLondon reviews Batman 4)

Man in sea surrounded by sharks. Life guard on chair labelled “Life coach on duty” says: “Visualise yourself not dying and then be that reality.” (New Yorker cartoon, July 2012)

I’ve had a ton of fast-food jobs. It changes your approach to human interaction for ever. (Beth Ditto, Guardian July 7 12_

I started as an actress and worked my way down. (One of Paul Auster’s interviewees in True Tales of American Life)

Don’t delude yourself that the powerful cultural values that wrecked the lives of so many of my classmates have vanished from the earth. (Nora Ephron on feminism, 1996)

He said it gives men the chance to look at girls "far prettier than they would ever be able to marry”. (Lapdancing club owner, July 2012)

She's smiley and friendly, in a proficient but hollow customer services way. (Amelia Gentleman on lapdancers, July 2012)

The good old days meant climbing trees, cowboys 'n' Indians, chocolate milk, sucking on ice chips just cut by the iceman, licking Mom's mixer beaters, and catching lightning bugs in a jar. Also hard-to-push mowers, polio, and widespread prejudice. All in all, I'll take today's life anytime. Heck, indoor plumbing and life-saving pharmaceuticals alone make the choice easy. (Frank Kaiser on

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