the steamboat went to hell
1. And what do they even mean by a "Defense of Marriage" act? Are they implying that if America were not full of sodomites, my parents (for instance) might still be together? The institution is long bankrupt.
2. I have a plan for the subjugation of emotion. Through judicious reading in the Great Books of the Western World and Eastern philosophy, cardiovascular exercise via bicycle, a weight regimen, tennis of all sorts, a well-balanced diet, daily piano practice, ear training, mastery of German and French and Japanese and Greek, a compassionate appreciation for the plight of the Third World, therapeutic psychopharmacology in conjunction with abstention from toxins, art therapy, group therapy, and aromatherapy, in as little as ten years I might reach the point where, while certain visceral responses will always remain, I will no longer be able to speak of feeling anything in the sense of having any dominant reaction to external stimuli other than detached observation.
3. I do not consider them "failures." I consider them "false starts."
4. "It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing."