We continue our Women's month celebration with the words of wise women with these thoughts about friendship.
(Friendships) are easy to get out of compared to love affairs, but they are not easy to get out of compared to, say, jail.
Female friendships that work are relationships in which women help each other belong to themselves.
One is apt to think of people’s affection as a fixed quantity, instead of a sort of moving sea with tide always going out or coming in but still fundamentally there.
True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, & it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger’s face.
I have come to esteem history as a component of friendships. in my case at least friendships are not igneous, but sedimentary.
There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.
May your week be filled with good friends.
My thanks go out to this week’s sources: The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women., https://quotationsbywomen.com , & quotefancy.com
The headlines are filled with pundits' prognostications regarding somewhat distant upcoming elections. To counter the pontificating, here are some thoughts gleaned from folks wittier, wiser, & sometimes much snarkier than I.
“An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, & the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”
“Though in paradise the lion will lay down with the lamb, in Paradise they will not have to submit their rival political views to general election.”
-Amelia E. Barr
“Money was the manure of politics.”
“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”
“I’ve seen public opinion shift like a wind & put out the very fire it lighted.”
“The vote is a power, a weapon of offense & defense, a prayer.”
-Carrie Chapman Catt
“Women are young at politics, but they are old at suffering; soon they will learn that through politics they can prevent some kinds of suffering.”
“A Platform is something a candidate stands for & the voters fall for.”
May the pontification not get you down. And if you have comments about the quotes, please share them.
Big thanks to this week’s sources: Jon Winokur’s The Portable Curmudgeon & Rosalie Maggio’s The New Beacon Book of Quotations by Women.
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