Funniest one I heard was about an actress who
would scream regularly to have a permanently hoarse, interesting voice.
I like the idea of putting something comical into an intense drama, and being intense in absurd circumstances within a comedy.
An addict is like a bad imitation of a human being.
Addiction is the abdication of choice.
At least we should choose what we're going to abdicate our choice to!
You’re employed by your addiction. And it’s an unregulated place to work.
It’s not the doing of the drug – It’s the doing of the stuff you do to get the drug.
Drugs aren’t a death wish. They’re a control of your death wish.
For some people it should be said, you can only commit to what you're addicted to.
So trick your mind into thinking it's addicted
to anyone you'd like to commit to.
You know you have an eating disorder if after you eat you're never full, just disappointed. You know you have an eating disorder if after you eat you're never full, just full of shame.
Feeding the monster who’s starving you.
Drugs may give you your fantasies, but they never give you your dreams.
Codependency is feeling your value is predicated on a willingness to devalue yourself.
If you’ll eat the frozen dinner frozen, or the burning food burning hot.
This behavior is true of all addiction. Alcoholics tell stories of gulping drinks that have been used as ashtrays.
Annoying girlfriend questions: What are you thinking about? What are you drinking about?
Damsel In Distress Syndrome.
We hate ourselves for what we like: Food Sex, Relaxing. Too much of a good thing.
Workaholism sounds noble, but it’s not. It’s sanctioned, but so are many ignoble things.
Hostility is the aftertaste of anger.
My life is going to kill me. We all get angry when we realize that. But the anger is fear.
Chicken (of your own) shit.
BODY IMAGE HANG UPS/FOODS
Have you noticed that many of these skinny actresses have named their kids after food?
We get names like Apple and Coco because the mothers are hungry.
They want food in their lives, and this is the only way they’ll allow themselves to do that.
A codependent feels their value is predicated upon a willingness to devalue themselves.
I heard a wise woman once say: "Of course I turn my men into children. You can love your children even if they lie".
"I’m really good at making friends with my enemies".
When inseparable becomes indistinguishable. I tell it like I want to see it.
CRIME & “JUSTICE”
I have been convicted of a crime I am guilty of. How often do you hear that?
But in the case of the people portrayed in that play, they honestly were not guilty.
I wouldn’t put it past our legal system to develop a defense for parents who kill their own children, saying these parents are experiencing battered person syndrome Sleepless nights, whatever.
Just because they’re prisoners does not mean they’re criminals.
I believe that if a defense attorney knows their client’s guilt, and if the crime pattern involved compulsion, and therefore that person will re-commit the crime, that attorney needs to resign during the case, and if they bring that criminal to freedom, the attorney has committed a crime, and should be disbarred.
If someone’s evil, they may not have a conscience, but they do have a psyche.
WHY I GAVE UP WHAT EVER LITTLE DRINKING I DID:
I knew too many assoholics.
“What are you drinking about?”
Drink for a hangover.
I don’t drink because I might say things I mean, but don’t mean to say.
I’m not God, and I’m not God’s gift.
For a while, the only thing that made him feel better was to feel bad.
Anything really good becomes torture if you get too much of it.
Take a massage, for instance. Something you wish could go on forever can become a form of torture if it actually does.
My sinking moods feel like an emotional bad flu.
It’s like a void with nothing to look forward to.
I’m sure someone watching right now has seen what I’m talking about.
Life is hell and highs, and fighting to avoid both.
I've become what I'm up against.
You don't have to have a common enemy to find common ground.
Attempted Outfit #1
IDEAS, THEORIES, INVENTIONS
I don't exercise. I fidget.
Immaturity is not a sign of innocence.
I keep inviting people into my life and then resenting them for showing up.
I don’t give. I indebt.
THE HUMAN CONDITION
First pangs of Depression: 5 years old
Mortality = We’re all in love with a dying person.
Good Life = Guilt over not feeling good.
With something so widespread as addiction, compulsion, self-destruction, low self-esteem, various abuses…Can we call it a disorder?
We’re here because unanswered questions are getting in the way.
I would be the worst at being around someone like me(My feelings are easily hurt).
Life finally relieves itself. Death is so silent.
You can either die from it, or live through it. You improve your chances of having what you love by the practice of loving what you have.
Wanting things you don't have is a hard habit to break. And it's not broken by wanting less.
It's broken by settling less.
Living without what you want leads to not having what you need.
In order to get what you want, you have to be willing to walk away from what you don't want.
People embrace life and abhor death because life begins your opportunity to be remembered. Death beings the short road towards being forgotten(Think a thousand years from now).
Be mad about your kids, instead of mad at your kids.
MOVIES I LIKE:
*BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE
*CHRISTOPHER GUEST MOVIES
*FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
*HAL ASHBY FILMS
*KEEPING THE FAITH
*MAD, HOT BALLROOM
*MARCH OF THE PENGUINS
*SCHOOL OF ROCK
*THE BIG LEBOWSKI
*THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR
*THE FAMILY MAN
ACTORS/ACTRESSESS I LIKE
*ALEC BALDWIN (in comedy)
*DIANE LANE (in UNFAITHFUL)
* ZACHARY LEVI
Violence clones itself. Don't even consider hitting your kids.
You might say that childhood is genetic.
I had two parents who were children, so I grew up to be a child.
It’s not your children’s job to provide a vent for your anger and frustration. If they are given this job, they will make a career of it.
Why do people think they can yell their teenagers into desirable behaviors? That’s like yelling at a tornado to stop spinning.
All we can do is decide what to do to keep ourselves safe, and to learn as much as we can about this force of natureWhatever we impose on our children prepares them only for that thing itself....To create that same thing themselves. It does not prep them to cope with it any better. If we impose pressure on them, it prepares them only to impose pressure on themselves, not to cope with pressure. If we allow them a very un-pressured childhood, that provides them a way to be at peace. They become un-pressured people, whether they’re under pressure or not. Children prepares them for drugs. It doesn’t prepare them to cope with whatever we’re drugging them for.
Whatever we impose on our kids only prepares them for more of that thing. If we heap on the pressure, they keep heaping it on themselves.
Pressure doesn’t teach them to cope with pressure. Quite the opposite.
Drugging children prepares them for drugs. It doesn’t solve whatever we’re drugging them for.
The methods you use to correct your kids become their way of living, rather than their means of correction: If you use then to vent your anger, they will become anger vents, and then you’ll wonder why they end up with such angry people.
If you have parents who are children, you grow up to be a child.
PHILOSOPHY & PSYCHOLOGY:
Unrealized talent does not make a comfortable chair, unless you’ve sat on it your whole life, then it makes it a dangerously comfortable chair.
There's a difference between being loyal and being compulsive.
Monster Geniuses: Light up your world from afar ~ Incinerate it up close: Woody Allen, Hemingway, Picasso, JD Salinger, Peter Sellers.
It’s a drive home…
Even being madly in love doesn’t make you Scarlett Johansson-proof.
Take your sandwich out for lunch.
The freeways aren’t free if you pay with your life. Buckle up.
I don’t hate to toot my own horn…I’d just prefer someone else toot it.
What we’re all seeking is the whole syndrome: The hunger (for whatever), the satisfying of the huger, the hunger again.
We keep using, seeking the hunger.
That’s why people reach outside of marriage, overeat compulsively, chain smoke.
No marriage can survive communication.
Don’t get married during the honeymoon.
I’ve always wanted to read a blurb about a breakup, and instead of hearing “there were no second parties involved”, I’d like to hear an honest answer, like “There were second, third, fourth and fifth parties involved.”
Some people aren't looking for someone to marry. They're just looking for someone to direct their anger towards.
Being girl crazy doesn’t mean you love women.
It's tricky to both support a family and care for one. The two types of caring are often in conflict with each other.
The two types of caring conflict. One keeps you there. The other keeps you there, where you can’t afford to stay.
Alice Millers: FOR YOUR OWN GOOD & THE UNTOUCHED KEYS
Driven by a need to feel wanted.
Some people are marriage addicts ~ Or divorce addicts ~ The full circle or addicted to complaining or to hating.
Parents married multiple times trying not to be more trouble than you’re worth.
Learned late about value of having warm & hot under one roof.
Marriage with children is being in love with the one person who has the same biggest love you do ~ That love being your children. That person being the other parent.
Abused Women are not afraid to leave…They’re afraid he’ll leave.
Not afraid he’ll come after them…Afraid he won’t.
We imbue people with all kinds of wonderful qualities when we are overwhelmed with attraction for them, and we imbue our marriage
with all kinds of problematic qualities when sexual familiarity sets in.
Have you found yourself being accused of being brutal by a brutal person?
Brutal people tend to feel brutalized. Someone comes along and takes their crap. And when they cease to do that, the brutal person feels like a victim.
THE PRESENT WORLD
Peace Through Parenting:
Little violence grows up to be big violence.
War is the wrong response to the challenges of peace.
When a married couple pulls a gun when discussing their differences, it’s considered a crime.
Why is it not the same with governments & nations?
The army could be kept quite busy with rescue missions armed with food & clean water.
Have you ever notice that war advocates are often pro-life. So from conception to 17, you’re safe. After that you go to war to kill and be killed.
I’d rather have a president who has affairs “cause he can” than a president who kills thousands of Iraqi, American & other children“cause he can”.
The Tsunami of 2004 was not preventable.
Iraq was. War is.
We need a president who helps us face the challenges of peace, not war.
War is the wrong response to the challenges of peace.
I hope our TV screens continue to show us only forces armed with love and supplies, instead of those armed with weapons.
The message of the Tsunami is: Make safe these orphans. Stop creating new ones.
George W. Bush believes, if we can’t bring slaves here, we’ll go to them.
If all who had the right to vote were required to see a child die in war, wars would be waged solely by deranged compulsive sadists, like our present administration.
Back to Bush for a sec: he believes that every fetus should be born only to go kill and die less than two decades into the life he so magnanimously insures them...Or to die of curable diseases because he doesn't believe in the cure. What a sadist.
Great leaders are the true minority.
Iraq isn't a war. It's a war crime.
"We are acting today in the memory of so many girls and boys who've lost their lives in innocence in acts of cruelty. No child should ever have to experience the terror of abduction or worse.
No family should ever have to endure the nightmare of losing a child."
George W. Bush
Upon signing The Protect Act of 2003.
"Be All That You Can Be" - The "Pro Life" Version:
Designed to look just like the army commercial, BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE, JOIN THE ARMY...And is the same, except that we replace the shots the commercial has of the front lines
with interview excerpts from a Vietnam soldier's interview about how his troops were rewarded
for "double kills", which consisted of "getting" any pregnant Viet Cong women.