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We gave up having a TV last year.
by Jasmine Guy

We gave up having a TV last year.
I am out of the loop.
Life is way better than TV.
I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
- Jasmine Guy

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at
one's friends and family and see if love is all around.
If not, get a new set of friends, a new family.
- Jasmine Guy

As the middle begins to feel safe enough to accept
some of the so-called radical thinking,
ideas move to the middle and a new edge is created.
- Jasmine Guy

I meet so many people, but I don't know anybody.
- Jasmine Guy

 

It is a full time job being honest one moment at a time,
remembering to love, to honor, to respect.
It is a practice, a discipline, worthy of every moment.
- Jasmine Guy

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do.
I don't need their approval.
I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy

You tend to be afraid when someone seems foreign to you.
But if you aren't careful, that can lead to bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

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Life is way better than TV.
I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
- Jasmine Guy

An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community,
whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally.
It is an admirable quality.
- Jasmine Guy

If black people mistrust white people,
they are mistrusting racism, and that is appropriate.
- Jasmine Guy

There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.
- Jasmine Guy

It seems to me the most important issue in the LGBT
community is the right to be queer-the right to be
free of the heterosexual assumption.
- Jasmine Guy

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated.
We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
- Jasmine Guy

The more confident one becomes, the less one needs
all people to be the same.
- Jasmine Guy

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty,
dominance, inequity.
I long for the liberation of all people.
- Jasmine Guy

I am going to sing lesbian love songs and support gay rights no matter what.
The rest is public relations.
- Jasmine Guy

We are a complex species to observe.
- Jasmine Guy

Anything that is non-violent is OK with me.
- Jasmine Guy

Young people discovering their sexuality must know
they walk with a strong tradition and that they are not alone.
They have a right to information without being pressured.
- Jasmine Guy

People in power need to control others in order to maintain power.
One of the ways to do that is to take that which is
threatening and demonize it.
- Jasmine Guy

I want word of mouth to be our biggest voice.
- Jasmine Guy

I have often felt bad that I am not great at any one thing.
Like just a super super singer.
Or the Gregory Hines of something.
- Jasmine Guy

I believe people who practice their beliefs in daily life are activists.
- Jasmine Guy

One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love,
one gay pride rally at a time.
- Jasmine Guy

Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity.
- Jasmine Guy

The kitchen may not get cleaned, and I have to accept that.
I do the important things.
- Jasmine Guy

That made me feel good, not to go to a resort where
outside the door is extreme poverty.
- Jasmine Guy

I don't much care who is gay or straight or married or not.
I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
- Jasmine Guy

There are brilliant out lesbians and gay men and bisexuals
and transgendered people and heterosexuals keeping
the fire of change alive.
Not a day goes by when I don't feel grateful to them for their work.
- Jasmine Guy

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give
ourselves the gift of living well.
- Voltaire

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

I am not trying to change the world.
I am just offering my gift that God gave me,
and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
- Lenny Kravitz

I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment,
or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase.
- Stendhal

This means that to man God gave a degree of free will.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

If I were dropped out of a plane into the ocean and
told the nearest land was a thousand miles away,
I'd still swim.
And I'd despise the one who gave up.
- Abraham Maslow

In summary, the Romans were opposed to tyranny in any form;
and the feature of government to which they gave the
most thought was an elaborate system of checks and balances.
- Robert Welch

I never gave away anything without wishing I had kept it;
nor kept it without wishing I had given it away.
- Louise Brooks

In 1986, we gave it our best shot but we didn't get the run of the ball.
- Michel Patini

People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby.
I didn't want a baby, and I still don't.
I wanted a dog.
- Ann Patchett

We tell stories.
We talk about statistics.
And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat:
the long distance dedication.
- Casey Kasem

The Lord God, the creator of Judaism and the God of
Judaism and Christianity,
empowered our minds and gave us the ability to question.
- Michael Novak

When I was five years old, my parents gave me a magic chest.
I learned to cast spells, although of a childish kind,
before I had learned to read and write.
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer

I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work
great with the bones of their home.
They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad.
- Douglas Wilson

My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some
capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
- Graham Roberts

I realize that the strivings of the Polish people gave rise,
and still do so, to the feelings of understanding and
solidarity all over the world.
- Lech Walesa

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke,
but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
- Oliver Herford


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