[Lightning Goes Up. It Shoots Right Up From The Ground And Into The Cloud. This What The Encyclopedia Says In The Section On Climate And Weather. I Reread This Passage A Couple Of Times To Make Sure I Hadn't Gone Batty—but No, Lightning Goes Up.]

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"We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late." - Author: Edward R. Murrow

Quotes About Stepsisters

"Leonora is the grownups version of Cinderella. She doesnt take crap from any ugly stepsisters. She doesnt sit indoors waiting to be rescued by prince charming. Oh, no, she rescues prince charming, Florestan, whos locked up in a dungeon by his archenemy, Pizarro. Cinderella was fun when we were little girls, played with dolls and believed in passive fairytales. Now that were grown women who play with toys, its only fit to believe in active fairytales." - Author: Luella Christie

Quotes About Demoralisation

"I ask the political economists and the moralists if they have ever calculated the number of individuals who must be condemned to misery, overwork, demoralisation, degradation, rank ignorance, overwhelming misfortune and utter penury in order to produce one rich man." - Author: Almeida Garrett

Quotes About Lonelyness

"Chleo clutched her chest in agony. Drowning in her own sorrow. Her own lonelyness. How was she still alive? Everyone knew it was impossible to live without a heart. And Nick had just taken hers with him." - Author: Georgia Whybird

Quotes About Good Stuffed Animals

"Goodwill shouldnt be just for men. It should also apply to women and children, and all animals, even the yucky ones like subway rats. Id even extend the goodwill not just to living creatures but to the dearly departed, and if we include them, we might as well include the undead, those supposedly mythic beings like vampires, and if theyre in, then so are elves, fairies, and gnomes. Heck, since were already being so generous in our big group hug, why not also embrace those supposedly inanimate objects like dolls and stuffed animals (special shout-out to my Ariel mermaid, who presides over the shabby chic flower power pillow on my bed - love you, girl!). Im sure Santa would agree. Goodwill to all." - Author: Rachel Cohn

Quotes About Improvement In School

"When people recover from depression via psychotherapy, their attributions about recovery are likely to be different than those of people who have been treated with medication. Psychotherapy is a learning experience. Improvement is not produced by an external substance, but by changes within the person. It is like learning to read, write or ride a bicycle. Once you have learned, the skills stays with you. People no not become illiterate after they graduate from school, and if they get rusty at riding a bicycle, the skill can be acquired with relatively little practice. Furthermore, part of what a person might learn in therapy is to expect downturns in mood and to interpret them as a normal part of their life, rather than as an indication of an underlying disorder. This understanding, along with the skills that the person has learned for coping with negative moods and situations, can help to prevent a depressive relapse." - Author: Irving Kirsch

Quotes About Famous Buildings

"But I do remember this thing that this famous rabbi wrote once about how Christians build cathedrals, these gorgeous impressive structures, but Jews, with a long history of watching their buildings get destroyed, build their cathedrals in time. The High Holidays. Shabbat. Cathedrals carved out of time that can never be worn down. I know youre no Jew but I kind of think thats what you did with your summer down here." - Author: Dana Reinhardt

Quotes About Depth Of Life

"That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life." - Author: Amelia Barr

Quotes About Barrier

"Captain James Cooks ship, The Endeavour, hit a coral outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef in 1770. Cook and his crew camped in what is now called Cooktown for nearly two months while making repairs. Then they sailed south, where Cook claimed the east coast of Australia as British territory." - Author: Julie Murphy

Quotes About Shug

"Shug: More than anything God love admiration. Celie: You saying God is vain? Shug: No, not vain, just wanting to share a good thing. I think it pisses God off when you walk by the colour purple in a field and dont notice it. Celie: You saying it just wanna be loved like it say in the bible? Shug: Yeah, Celie. Everything wanna be loved. Us sing and dance, and holla just wanting to be loved. Look at them trees. Notice how the trees do everything people do to get attention... except walk? [they laugh] Shug: Oh Miss Celie, I feels like singing!" - Author: Alice Walker