"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
"I am a Man. Hath not a Man eyes? Hath not a Man hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Woman is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"
- Triklops after Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice)
"Imagine walking into a casino where 98% of the machines and tables will never ever pay out. That's marriage."
"How in the HELL could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 AM by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush his teeth and hair and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were expected to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?"
- Charles Bukowski, Factotum 1975
"If you end up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it."
- Frank Zappa
"I’ve come to realiZe that the red pill goes deeper than even that. It’s questioning the prevailing attitudes, your own behavior, thoughts and beliefs even with a benign, bemused skepticism. Using your imagination to better your position according to your will in the face of “blue pillers” who view imagination and hypotheticals as mere toys to be played with while drinking themselves into a spiritual coma. “Show me a mans friends and I’ll show you his future” it has been said. But cream only rises to the top because of its inherent difference to the substances surrounding it. The higher a pyramid, the larger the difference between the top and bottom. Go your own way. In all the ways you can conceive of, with all your heart and soul. And never look back."
"“My cat doesn’t usually like guys… if my cat likes you then you must be okay.” The lengths females will go to in order to give themselves permission to fuck someone without overtly appearing to be doing so..."
- Doc Fenderdson
"Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. "
- Brandon Mull, Fablehaven
"Once upon a time, I would court a girl. I would wine and dine. We would talk for hours on the phone getting to know each other. I always believed it was the thoughtful little things that mattered most. Now: I get done with her by 11:00pm so she can drive herself home."
- Johnny Wayne
"A MAN’S CONTINENT WAY 1. Contain your SEED in your LOINS until you find a WOMAN who truly deserves to receive it. 2. Contain your PLANS in your MIND until you can ACT on them. 3. Contain your FEELINGS in your HEART until you are CALM. 4. Contain your STRENGTH in your LIMBS until you are called to a worthy CHALLENGE. 5. Contain your FEARS in your SOUL until your COURAGE overcomes them. 6. Contain your MONEY in your PURSE until you can buy something truly VALUABLE. 7. Contain your HUNGER in your STOMACH until you have cooked a manly FEAST. 8. Contain your WORDS in your MOUTH until everyone else has SPOKEN. 9. Contain your ANGER in your BELLY until you find your true ENEMY. 10. Contain your PLEASURE in your BODY until you are ALONE. CONTAIN EVERYTHING UNTIL IT IS RIPE FOR HARVEST!!"