When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong; they taught me different was wrong.
When I look down, I miss all the good stuff when I look up, I just trip over things
Actually I don't know if honesty is a strength or some kind of weakness.
I always feel I have to take a stand, And there's always someone on hand To hate me for standing there. I always feel I have to open my mouth, And every time I do, I offend someone, somewhere.
What we all have to admit to is that one man cannot save us. Unless we start energizing ourselves, all standing behind him with all of the force of our collective power then we can't expect mountains to be moved. And that is not exactly happening, we are a very comfortable population.
I make such a good statistic, somebody should study me now; somebody's gotta be interested in how I feel, just cause I'm here, and I'm real.
Take me home. Take me home and leave me there. Think I'm gonna cry, don't know why. Think I'm gonna sing myself a lullaby. Feel free to listen. Feel free to stare.
A good brain ain't diddley, if you don't have the facts.
and I try to draw the line but it ends up running down the middle of me most of the time.
I am not a pretty girl. I don't want to be a pretty girl. No, I want to be more than a pretty girl.
I mean, I think it's hard enough to find somebody you can stand for more than ten minutes, so, like, you shouldn't narrow your options.
Every time I say something they find hard to hear, they chalk it up to my anger, and never to their own fear.
Some people wear their smile like a disguise. Those people who smile a lot, watch their eyes. I know 'cause I'm like that a lot. You think everything's ok, and it is . . . 'till it's not.
There's a crowd of people harbored in each person There are so many roles that we play.
Smile pretty and watch your back
Now let's get talking: reefer madness. Like some arrogant government can't, By any stretch of the imagination, outlaw a plant.
I think it is very useful to know ourselves, but when we start naming and labeling, that is dangerous, that gets problematic. It negates that things are always changing. Besides, it's hard to pin a label onto something that's always moving.
Just let me go, we have to be able to criticize what we love, to say what we have to say 'cause if you're not trying to make something better, then as far as I can tell, you are just in the way.
Art is why I get up in the morning, but my definition ends there.
In order to keep anything cultural, logical, or ideological, you have to reinvent the reality of it.
I am getting nowhere with you and I can't let you go and I cant get through.
It's not important to be defined, it's only important to use your time well.
Being a parent has taught me a lot of things already, you know, though it's only been a year and half, and has made me address parts of myself that I would otherwise live in comfortable denial of, or you know and - you know, for instance, my self-loathing.
You are so lame. You always disappoint me. It's kind of like our running joke but it's really not funny and I just want you to live up to the image of you I create.
If you don't live what you sing about, your mirror is gonna fade.
Life is a sleazy stranger, who looks vaguely familiar; flirting with a bimbo named disaster at the end of the bar.
The bathroom mirror has not budged, the woman who lives there can tell the truth from the stuff they say and looks me in the eye- says do you prefer the easy way? No? Well ok then, dont cry.
I speak without reservation, from what I know and who I am. I do so with the understanding that all people should have the right to offer their voices to the chorus whether the result is harmony or dissonance. The worldsong is a colorless dirge without the differences that distinguish us, and it is
It's the ground that we walk on, it's where we sit, it's the language that we use. It's a difficult undertaking, but I think without healing that and creating more of a balance between the sexes, we will never have balance globally. I feel like I am going deeper and deeper into this space where I ca
[The 'corporate takeover of people's lives'] also accounts for a lot of homogenization of culture. There are fast food restaurants everywhere. Every place tastes the same.