August 2013

* stereotypes


"You differ from a great man in only one respect: the great man was once a very little man, but he developed one important quality: he recognized the smallness and narrowness of his thoughts and actions. Under the pressure of some task that meant a great deal to him, he learned to see how his smallness, his pettiness endangered his happiness. In other words, a great man knows when and in what way he is a little man. A little man does not know he is little and is afraid to know. He hides his pettiness and narrowness behind illusions of strength and greatness, someone else's strength and greatness. He's proud of his great generals but not of himself. He admires an idea he has not had, not one he has had. The less he understands something, the more firmly he believes in it. And the better he understands an idea, the less he believes in it."

(Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!)

Victor Eremita

Many Men | 50cent

Bring Back the Sun

Water of Love | Dire Straits

Mandigo Man

"And then there's the Mandigo man. You know what you gonna get from him. He's big, he's not that smart, can't hold a good conversation, got muscles popping out from his eyebrows to his pinkie toe and when you see him, you know he's gonna put your back out. That's all you want from him, and he makes sure he gives it to you real good. Mind blowing sex - that's what you get from Mandigo."
(Steve Harvey)

"Let old ones go. Don't be a memory-monger. Once you were young - now you are even younger."

"In my is better to be impetuous than cautious, because fortune is a woman, and if you wish to dominate her you must beat her and batter her. It is clear that she will let herself be won by men who are impetuous rather than by those who step cautiously."
(Niccolo Machiavelli)

"The defiant self recognizes no power other than its own. It is content with taking notice only of itself, which it does by means of bestowing infinite interest and significance on all its enterprises. In the process of its wish to be its own master, however, it works its way into the exact opposite; it really becomes no self, and thus despairs."
(Soren Kierkegaard)

"Most people can't handle boredom. That means they can't stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they're unhappy."

"We are free when our acts proceed from our entire personality, when they express it, when they exhibit that indefinable resemblance to it which we find occasionally between the artist and his work.
(Henri Bergson)

"Me - We."
(Muhammad Ali)

The Old Man

"The old man - he'll sit around the house with you, spend his pension check on you, hug you, hold you, give you comfort, and won't expect any sex from you because, well, he can't get it up, no way. From him, you get financial security."
(Steve Harvey)

"An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her."
(Agatha Christie)

"The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young."
(Oscar Wilde)

"Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples."
(Francois La Rochefoucauld)

"The despair of weakness is the despair of not wanting to be oneself. This kind of despair amounts to a passivity of the self. Its frame of reference is the pleasant and the unpleasant; its concepts are good fortune, misfortune, and fate. What is immediate is all that matters. The determining factor is what happens or does not happen to oneself."
(Soren Kierkegaard)

"Fame and tranquility can never be bedfellows. The world is all a carcass and vanity, The shadow of a shadow, a play, and in one word, just nothing. There are some defeats more triumphant than victories."
(Michel de Montaigne)

"Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols. And just as the light of the sun, while it invigorates a living and animated body, produces effluvia in a carcass; so it is certain that the sacraments where the Spirit of faith is not present, breathes mortiferous rather than vital odour."
(John Calvin)