‘Blogs? Sorry, but all those blogs and vblogs or whatever’s out there – they just make being unique harder. The more truths you spill out, the more generic you become.’
. . .
How cruel that mankind was forced to conform to the global electronic experience.
— Bev, Generation A pg. 222
Category Archives: Quote
‘Imagine a bitter, middle aged woman on her second bottle of red wine, spewing hatred towards the people she thinks are responsible for her failures, and thus the resulting ball of twisted regret inside her that laces every word she says with spite.’
|—||Vienna Karakas, Pink News Article retaliating against Julie Burchill|
Vienna Karakas has my utmost respect for drawing attention to the inflammatory language adopted by Julia Burchill in her recent article published and withdrawn by The Observer newspaper. While addressing the need for trans rights and protection in the media, Karakas pens this novel-worthy line.
‘I always keep my conscience as tight shut up as a jack-in-the-box, for when it jumps into existence it surprises me by its size. So I coax it down again… “Wonderful,” say I, “to think that you have been concealed for so long, and in so small a compass, that I really did not know of your existence. Pray, sir, instead of growing larger and larger every instant, and bewildering me with your misty outlines, would you once more compress yourself into your former dimensions?” And when I’ve got him down, don’t I clap the seal on the vase…’
— Mr. Adam Bell, North and South pg. 399
‘He was startled by the appearance of a woman running, almost flying, along the carriage-drive by which he had come, and waving a handkerchief in her uplifted hand . . .
“Is it me the flying female wants?” he exclaimed at last.’
— Mr. Robert Audley, Lady Audley’s Secret pg. 197
‘If you go to one of your friends and you say to one of your friends, ‘How would you like me to dress so that you’ll like me better? How would you want me to address you? How would you want me to speak so that you’ll like me more?’
Your friends are going to look at you and say, ‘What are you talking about? . . . Just be yourself. That’s why I like you.’
Now think about what we do in industry. We do market research. And we go up and ask the customers, ‘What style should we speak to you? How should we decorate ourselves? What kind of things are you drawn to so that we can do those things so you’ll like us more?’
It’s just as ridiculous. Organisations should say and do the things they actually believe and they will attract people who believe what they believe.
— Simon Sinek