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Lesbians and Gay Men
Quote by Mark Bingham:
‘I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.’
‘The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.’
‘Everybody’s journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality. ‘
‘To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.’
I, too, sing America.
I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.
I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”
They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed—
I, too, am America.Langston Hughes1902 - 1967
''I swear to the Lord I still can't see Why Democracy means Everybody but me.''
The night is beautiful,So the faces of my people.The stars are beautiful,So the eyes of my peopleBeautiful, also, is the sun.Beautiful, also, are the souls of my people
Hughes at university in 1928
The young Pyotr
‘I would venture to guess that Anon who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.’
QuotesVirginia Woolf1882 - 1941
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
‘The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.’
"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction."
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.’
Virginia Woolf at age 20
If I should die, think only this of me:That there's some corner of a foreign fieldThat is for ever England. There shall beIn that rich earth a richer dust concealed;A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,A body of England's, breathing English air,Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,A pulse in the eternal mind, no lessGives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Dulce Et Decorum Est
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,Till on the haunting flares we turned our backsAnd towards our distant rest began to trudge.Men marched asleep. Many had lost their bootsBut limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hootsOf disappointed shells that dropped behind.GAS! Gas! Quick, boys!-- An ecstasy of fumbling,Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time;But someone still was yelling out and stumblingAnd floundering like a man in fire or lime.--Dim, through the misty panes and thick green lightAs under a green sea, I saw him drowning.In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.If in some smothering dreams you too could paceBehind the wagon that we flung him in,And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,His hanging face, like a devil's sick of sin;If you could hear, at every jolt, the bloodCome gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cudOf vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues,--My friend, you would not tell with such high zestTo children ardent for some desperate glory,The old Lie: Dulce et decorum estPro patria mori.
"A gay couple arm-in-arm walk behind a young man and his girl," he said. "Suddenly the boy and girl have a flaming row and one of the gay couple remarks sadly to his partner: 'That is what comes of mixed marriage.’”
If I can’t get to sleep from worry, I think up some Jewish light bulb jokes, which help - its better than counting sheep’ ‘How many Jews does it take to change a light bulb?’ Two - One to change the bulb and another to tell him how to do it better. ‘How many psycho analysts does it take to change a light bulb?’ One - provided the light bulb really wants to change How many Jewish mothers does it take to change a light bulb? None- ‘Don’t worry about me. I’ll sit alone in the dark.’
‘A Suitable Boy’
‘The Golden Gate’
‘An Equal Music’
Some of Vikram Seth’s most famous novels.
Across these miles I wish you well.May nothing haunt your heart but sleep.May you not sense what I don't tell.May you not dream, or doubt, or weep.May what my pen this peaceless dayWrites on this page not reach your viewTill its deferred print lets you sayIt speaks to someone else than you.