"Knowledge subverts love: in proportion as we penetrate our secrets, we come to loathe our kind, precisely because they resemble us."
— Emil Cioran
"The people who have shown the best understanding of Fascism are either those who have suffered under it or those who have a Fascist streak in themselves."
As it is our common destiny to become that which we most loathe, so I have become that most wretched and predictable thing, a professional writer.
— John Hodgman, The Areas of My Expertise
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
"Kon mangel te kerel tumendar roburen chi shocha phenela tumen o chachimos pa tumare perintonde — He who wants to enslave you will never tell you the truth about your forefathers."
"Now you've become the very thing you swore to destroy."
He knew that, at heart, he was a rapist. And that meant he hated rapists more than any "normal" human being.
At this point, can we just assume if you’re a “Family Values” male Republican you’re either having an affair or are gay?
You dare speak his name. You dare besmirch it with your filthy, half-blood tongue!