Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Michael Kimmel on Privilege

March 1st, 2015

“Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” Unless you find yourself at the extreme lower or higher end of the income scale, there’s a good chance that you’d classify yourself as a “middle class” individual. You’re far more likely to compare yourself to your immediate neighbors and peers, and as a result, you likely […]

Sunday Snippet: Poet Kathleen Norris

February 22nd, 2015

“If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.” We all have our dreams and ambitions for what we want to achieve and what we want to get out of life. At the same time, we are burdened with the responsibilities of keeping […]

Sunday Snippet: Lisa Kudrow

February 15th, 2015

“You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.” Especially in the age of […]

Sunday Snippet: L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

February 8th, 2015

“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the […]

Sunday Snippet: Lupe Fiasco

February 1st, 2015

“If at the end of the day you can’t find peace in your own mind then you’ll be doomed to chase it in a world where it doesn’t exist. Go home.” There exists a certain sub-culture in hip hop that is embodied by the so-called conscious rapper. These are the kinds of guys who are […]

Sunday Snippet: Made by Raffi (Craig Pomranz)

January 25th, 2015

“Soon Raffi was knitting everywhere — in his bed, in the bathroom, at breakfast… even on the school bus. It was a long way to school and some of the children teased him. And it didn’t help that Dad’s scarf grew to 12 feet long and trailed all down the aisle of the bus. Ruby […]

Sunday Snippet: Maia Szalavitz on Empathy

January 18th, 2015

“In a country like the United States that thrives in its citizens’ individualism and competitive spirit, empathy is often seen as a luxury or a frill–a personality trait that is admirable, sure, but far from essential. In fact, the ability to understand the minds of others and then to care about what the world looks […]

Sunday Snippet: Johnny Carson (1925-2005)

January 11th, 2015

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Consider a standard 40-hour work week. Not accounting for the prep work […]