"Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around."
"People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend."
"Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil."
"The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line."
"H. L. Mencken
"The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much; if he is an optimist after it he knows too little."
— Mark Twain
"I will be the first to admit that I am a pessimist by nature. It is, after all, the wisest way to be. We pessimists have everything to gain, whereas optimists have a fifty-fifty chance of being disappointed."
— Tamar Myers
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself."
"You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
"Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercises, even over the appearance of external objects. Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts. The real hues are delicate, and need a clearer vision."
— Charles Dickens
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
"Never raise your hand to your children, it leaves your midsection unprotected."
"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised." ~George F. Will
"Life is wasted on the living."