About Trade

About Trade

“My way of business is to know that the joy you give me is paid for by the joy you get form me – not by your suffering or mine. I don’t accept sacrifices and I don’t make them. If you asked me for more than you meant to me, I would refuse. If ever the pleasure of one has to be bought by the pain of the other, there better be no trade at all. A game by which one gains and the other one loses is fraud. You don’t do it in business, don’t do it in your own life!”

Ayn Rand

About Oblivion

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to. When that happens — that letting go — you let go because you can.”

Toni Morrison

About Feminism

“Do you still need proof that I am still waiting for you?”

“Why is it that most women would never admit that, but you do?”

“Because they are never sure they ought to be wanted. I am.”

“I do admire self-confidence.”

“Self confidence was only one part of what I said.”

“What’s the whole?”

“Confidence of my value-and yours.”

“Are you saying… that I rose in your estimation when you found that I wanted you?”

“Of course.”

“That’s not the reaction of most people to being wanted.”

“It isn’t!”

“Most people feel that they rise in their own eyes, if others wanted them.”

“I feel that others live up to me if they want me! And that is the way you feel too, about yourself, whether you admit it or not!”

 

Ayn Rand

 

About Perspectives

‘I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown,’ said Dill…’Yes sir, a clown,’ he said. ‘There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so I’m gonna join the circus an laugh my head off.’

‘You got it backwards, Dill,’ said Jem. ‘Clowns are sad, it’s folks that laugh at them.’

‘Well I’m gonna be a new kind of clown. I’m gonna stand in the middle of the ring and laugh at the folks…’

Harper Lee

About Atticus

“…I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do…”

Harper Lee