21 7 / 2014
"Holder memorably referred to the U.S. as a ‘nation of cowards’ when it comes to race, but that could be a better state of affairs than the one we now have. It’s far more damning that this is a nation of self-declared racial innocents, blithely detached from its past and their prejudices."
19 7 / 2014
“An army of English butlers, fluent in invisibility, had carried a hundred-square-yard sheet of paper to cover the entire French Army from behind. The catapults caught on the paper. The French struggled even to stand. The paper covered the rocks. Wine spilled everywhere. Cheese was shed.”
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18 7 / 2014
"I thought these masses on my upper arms were muscles. Apparently they’re not, because they didn’t do any good this morning."
18 7 / 2014
"I am happy when I eat fresh fruit, when I burst out laughing, when I discover a new song, when I finish a good book, when I wake up and feel relaxed. I’m glad to have friends, family, a home, food when I’m hungry, hot water when I shower. I love being able to live and see the seasons change, to have gifts at Christmas and at my birthday, to travel sometimes, to have a good education and a great access to culture. I’m flattered when people compliment me, when people smile at me, when people are polite to me. There are so many things that make life so simple and easy and I will always think about them more than all the bad things that will happen to me. I do not have time to be sad every day and ungrateful ; I have every reason in the world to be happy."