How times changed
The famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted a picture of him sleeping in the street under his famous bronze statue and wrote sadly (How times changed).
The reason he wrote the sentence was not only because he was old but because when the governor of California opened the hotel with the statue in front of him. The hotel officials told Arnold: ´At any time you can come and have a room reserved in your name´. When Arnold left judgment and went to the hotel the administration refused to give him a room arguing that the hotel was fully booked.
He brought a cover and slept under the statue and asked people to imagine it. He wants to convey a message that when he was in a position they were praising him and when he lost this position they forgot and did not fulfill their promise to him. Yes times have changed. Do not trust your position or your owner or your power or your intelligence. All of this will not last.
In life after #death
The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the #death of the old paradigm resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.
My mother died of metastatic colorectal cancer shortly before three P.M. on Christmas Day of 2008. I don’t know the exact time of her #death, because none of us thought to look at a clock for a while after she stopped breathing.
The message that President Obama delivered in his speech at Notre Dame was: morality is immoral. Pro-life is the extremist position, not a moral position. Yet we should compromise and work to reduce abortions. Where’s the compromise between life and #death - and why work to reduce the number of them occurring if there’s nothing wrong with them?
Breast cancer #deaths in America have been declining for more than a decade. Much of that success is due to early detection and better treatments for women. I strongly encourage women to get a mammogram.
Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until #death and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.
All societies on the verge of #death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women.
Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and #death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy.
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose also the first announcement of #death.
It is better to risk starving to #death then surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left?
A lawyer I once knew told me of a strange case, a suffragette who had never married. After her #death, he opened her trunk and discovered 50 wedding gowns.
I’ve been looking at some video clips on YouTube of President Obama - then candidate Obama - going through Iowa making promises. The gap between his promises and his performance is the largest I’ve seen, well, since the Kardashian wedding and the promise of ’til #death do we part.
The reason that war is such a fascinating subject for writers is because it’s a revealer. Put a bunch of people in an adrenaline-fuelled, life-or-#death situation and their fundamental behaviours are exposed, the scrim is taken away and the motivations behind each personality come out to play.
There is no morality in war. Morality is the privilege of those judging from the distance. War is only #death and destruction.
Monarchs ought to put to #death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
Become an internationalist and learn to respect all life. Make war on machines. And in particular the sterile machines of corporate #death and the robots that guard them.
Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the #death penalty, but not... with regard to abortion and euthanasia.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and #death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the emotions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Humanity should question itself, once more, about the absurd and always unfair phenomenon of war, on whose stage of #death and pain only remain standing the negotiating table that could and should have prevented it.
He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to #death.
An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into #death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated.
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and #death in order to inflict torture and #death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
A friend said to me, ’Be glad for your troubles - they strengthen you.’ Well, if that’s the truth, I’m going to be so strong they’ll have to beat me to #death!
#death comes in a flash, and that’s the truth of it, the person’s gone in less than 24 frames of film.