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Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
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Consumerism thrives on emotional voids  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) All dogs can be guide dogs of a sort, leading us to places we didn’t even know we needed or wanted to go.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Mastery over the body - its impulses, its needs, its size - is paramount; to lose control is to risk beauty, and to risk beauty is to risk desirability, and to risk desirability is to risk entitlement to sexuality and love and self-esteem.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) The clothes are different: pre-dog, I used to be very finicky and self-conscious about how I looked; now I schlep around in the worst clothing - big heavy boots, baggy old sweaters, a hooded down parka from L.L. Bean that makes me look like an astronaut.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Who has the best features? This was a little game, conducted several times and always with the same results, in seventh grade, the time when so many of life’s little horrors begin.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) The key, I suppose, has less to do with insight than with willingness, the former being relatively useless without the latter.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture’s primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They’re immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Surely, it’s one of terrorism’s intended effects, to literally stun our morale, to blow up strength and will along with buildings, and the reaction is hard to counter.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I go to a restaurant with a group of women and pray that we can order lunch without falling into the semi-covert business of collective monitoring, in which levels of intake and restraint are aired, compared, noticed: ‘What are you getting? Is that all you’re having? A salad? Oh, please.’  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) What is this drive to be thinner, prettier, better dressed, other? Who exactly is this other and what does she look like beyond the jacket she’s wearing or the food she’s not eating? What might we be doing, thinking, feeling about if we didn’t think about body image, ever?  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) The kinds of roles dogs fill can be hard to come by in human relationships. We touch the dog or the pet at whim. There is a lack of self-consciousness and a fluidity to it that is absent from most human relationships. If someone acted that way to you, you’d feel claustrophobic pretty quickly. It’s a boundary violation.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) When you love somebody, or something, it’s amazing how willing you are to overlook the flaws  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I saw my parents as model grown-ups, and their manner, their silence, informed my sense of what adulthood looked and felt like. Grown-ups behaved rationally and calmly. Grown-ups worked during the day and came home at night and sat down for drinks and passed the evening quietly.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Academic achievement was something I’d always sought as a form of reward. Good grades pleased my parents, good grades pleased my teachers; you got them in order to sew up approval.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body - waiflike, angular - that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I walk into a health club locker room and feel an immediate impulse toward scrutiny, the kneejerk measuring of self against other: ‘That one has great thighs, this one’s gained weight, who’s thin, who’s fat, how do I compare?’  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I eat breakfast pretty much ‘round the clock - muffins in the morning, scones for lunch, cereal at night - which may be odd but is also oddly satisfying, if only because the choice is my own.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) There is a particular whir of agitation about female hunger, a low-level thrumming of shoulds and shouldn’ts and can’ts and wants that can be so chronic and familiar it becomes a kind of feminine Muzak, easy to dismiss, or to tune out altogether, even if you’re actively participating in it.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I don’t think that the world would be a better place if everyone owned a dog, and I don’t think that all relationships between dogs and their owners are good, healthy, or enriching.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Dogs have such short life spans, it’s like a concentrated version of a human life. When they get older, they become much more like our mothers. They wait for us, watch out for us, are completely fascinated by everything we do.  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Dogs are fantasies that don’t disappoint  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) When I drank, the part that felt dangerous and needy grew bright and strong and real. The part that coveted love kicked into gear. The yes grew louder than the no  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Smooth and ordered on the outside; roiling and chaotic and desperately secretive underneath, but not noticeably so, never noticeably so  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Trying to describe the process of becoming an alcoholic is like trying to describe air. It’s too big and mysterious and pervasive to be defined. Alcohol is everywhere in your life, omnipresent, and you’re both aware and unaware of it almost all the time, all you know is you’d die without it, and there is no simple reason why this happens, no single moment, no physiological event that pushes a heavy drinker across a concrete line into alcoholism. It’s a slow, gradual, insidious, elusive becoming  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Alcoholism is the disease of more  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) When you quit drinking you stop waiting  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Passivity is corrosive to the soul; it feeds on feelings of integrity and pride, and it can be as tempting as a drug  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) Happy and alone, you say? Reclusive and merry? How oxymoronic! Pas possible! Alas, the concept is lost on so many  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) All dogs can be guide dogs of a sort, leading us to places we didn’t even know we needed or wanted to go  (Caroline Knapp Quotes) I don’t think that the world would be a better place if everyone owned a dog, and I don’t think that all relationships between dogs and their owners are good, healthy, or enriching  (Caroline Knapp Quotes)
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