"Women seem wicked when you’re not wanted" is my favorite Doors line because Jim Morrison explained the "friendzone" in one line way back in 1967.
astrophotography by david lane in utah’s bryce canyon national park and capital reef national park, colorado’s fish creek falls, and yellowstone national park
It’s no credit to this enormously rich country that there are more oppressive, less decent governments elsewhere. We claim superiority of our institutions. We ought to live up to our own standards, not use misery elsewhere as an endless source of self-gratification and justification. Of course, people tell me all the time in the West that they are trying, they are trying hard. Some have tears in their eyes and let me know how awful they feel about the way our poor live, our blacks, or those in dozens of other countries. People can cry much easier than they can change, a rule of psychology people like me picked up as kids on the street.
James Baldwin, "James Baldwin Back Home" by Robert Coles in The New York Times