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Lydia Lunch Quotes and Sayings

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I am a humanist not a feminist.
There's a big difference.
- Lydia Lunch

Just because my bank account hasn't swelled astronomically
I don't consider myself any less of a success.
- Lydia Lunch

Sure you're powerless, sure you're just one person,
sure you can't change anything...
but you don't have to be miserable about it as well.
- Lydia Lunch

I would be humiliated if I found out that anything
I did actually became a commercial success.
- Lydia Lunch

 

Part of the charm of what I do is the fact that it's
completely unrelated to everything that came before.
- Lydia Lunch

I'm a very sympathetic person, but that doesn't always
come across in my work because I'm too busy being mad at everything.
- Lydia Lunch

I'm completely optimistic - I know the end is coming!
- Lydia Lunch

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I used to think feminism was a liberating force -
now I see many of those people are just censors under a different name.
- Lydia Lunch

I think it's important to encourage gluttony in all its formats.
- Lydia Lunch

I'm nihilistic, antagonistic, violent,
horrible - but not obliterated, yet.
I just refuse to be beaten down.
I think it's stubborness that keeps me going.
- Lydia Lunch

I think my speeches are hilarious.
I think I'm a natural comedian, but I like denying
people the chance to laugh.
I want to deny you the relief of the punchline.
- Lydia Lunch

I'm a total pleasure seeker.
I pursue anything that satisfies me.
I usually get it.
I have specific needs and I know what they are so I
can achieve satisfaction.
- Lydia Lunch

'Musician' is not a very respected title.
I'm not a musician.
- Lydia Lunch

Think your own thoughts.
- Lydia Lunch

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function.
Foolhardy as it may be.
I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment.
- Lydia Lunch

I just prefer instrumental.
I don't need to hear what other people are singing.
And if I need music as a backdrop to work or to think,
I need to have that part of the brain clear -
I don't need people feeding their fantasies into my vision.
- Lydia Lunch

If people could understand how much pleasure they could have by themselves,
I think everyone would be a lot saner.
I think that people really need a dose of quality time with one's self.
- Lydia Lunch

Because we have so much eye candy and mind candy,
spending so much time trying to pay the rent,
all of this conspires to keep us from thinking too
hard or taking action from that.
Our time is stolen.
So much of our daily life is stolen.
- Lydia Lunch

The present age has seen a great slump in humanist values.
- Christopher Dawson

Yet humanitarianism is not a purely Christian movement
any more than it is a purely humanist one.
- Christopher Dawson

To me, a feminist belongs in the same category as a
humanist or an advocate for human rights.
I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
- Suzanne Vega

The true humanist maintains a just balance between sympathy and selection.
- Irving Babbitt

Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting
the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance.
The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen.
- John Ralston Saul

I'm very much a humanist.
I'm very much pro-choice.
I'm very much politically correct.
- Sandra Bernhard

I remain a humanist.
We are a very curious race.
- Michael Tippett

Confucius was a humanist and an agnostic.
- Hu Shih

However, we all share the firm belief in the triumph
of humanist and progressive values that mankind has
achieved during its long history of struggle and creativeness.
- Tran Duc Luong

I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere,
and war to me was never anything but horror,
mutilation and senseless destruction,
and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it.
- George Grosz

A person who has sympathy for mankind in the lump,
faith in its future progress, and desire to serve the
great cause of this progress,
should be called not a humanist, but a humanitarian,
and his creed may be designated as humanitarianism.
- Irving Babbitt

Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure
that Europe became a continent of humanism,
and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must
now intervene in the Middle East conflict.
- Daniel Barenboim

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

I choose to live my life in the present, with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

A friend is a present you give yourself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
- Thomas Fuller

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The present is a point just passed.
- David Russell


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