Conventions Quotes

The bible is the original comic book: fake stories to please rabid, viole...

The bible is the original comic book: fake stories to please rabid, violent fans. And if you get it wrong they’ll kill you at one of their conventions - Jerry Wallach (Bill Hader’s character in an episode of Documentary Now!)
📅︎ Jun 20
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Daughters are the new p...

Daughters are the new political wives.—Jill Lepore on the recent conventions
📅︎ Aug 05
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"All boundaries are conventions, national ones too. One m...

"All boundaries are conventions, national ones too. One may transcend any convention, if only one can first conceive of doing so" -Robert Frobisher, David Mitchell's *Cloud Atlas*
📅︎ Oct 20
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"My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventi...

"My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace." - Alfred Nobel
📅︎ Dec 14
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It seems to me that you only pardon the sins that you don’t really think sinful. You ...

It seems to me that you only pardon the sins that you don’t really think sinful. You only forgive criminals when they commit what you don’t regard as crimes, but rather as conventions. ...You forgive because there isn’t anything to be forgiven. -G.K. Chesterton
📅︎ Oct 18
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