An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.


Cher (1946-, American singer, actress)


Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.


Germaine Greer (1939-, Australian feminist writer)


The man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.


Henry Miller (1891-1980, American author)


I'm hostile to men, I'm hostile to women, I'm hostile to cats, to poor cockroaches, I'm afraid of horses.


Norman Mailer (1923-, American author)


In a world we find terrifying, we ratify that which doesn't threaten us.


David Mamet (1947-, American playwright)


A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.


John Stuart Mill (1806-1873, British philosopher, economist)


Insecurity, commonly regarded as a weakness in normal people, is the basic tool of the actor's trade.


Miranda Richardson


Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life's currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose, or, better still, jump in the water and swim for the shore.


Thomas Szasz (1920-, American psychiatrist)


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