Thursday, March 11, 2010

All Is Fair in Love and War

I told her, "Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are."


"And the more you wage war?"    

  Then I was the silent one.           

"I met an old lady once, almost one hundred years old, and she told me, 'There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history.

How much do you love me? And...

  Who’s in charge?' "  (From Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert)

            "Did you know that in the last 3500 years there have been only 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world?"

            He said, "You tell me which 230 years and I'll believe you!"
           "I don't know which, but I know it's true." 

          "And where's this civilized world you're referring to?" 
       (first and last quote are from Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer)

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