“I love America more than any other country in the world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.” ~ James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son
“An old text says, ‘If you do not know a man, look at his friends; if you do not know a ruler, look at his attendants.’” ~ Hsun Tzu (page 171)
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
“What we can see depends heavily on what our culture has trained us to look for.” ~ Nell Irvin Painter
“I hate to say it, but often when women show anger, it’s not fully appreciated. It’s often, you know, pushed onto emotional issues perhaps, or deflected onto other people.” ~ Dr. Fiona Hill, in her Capitol Hill testimony on a meeting with Gordon Sondland. Sondland testified that Hill was angry at someone else, not him.