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"Castle" surprised me with the best explanation I have ever heard of the interplay of self-image, confidence, and attractiveness, particularly in women (but it applies to men too).

Castle: Are you TRYING to give [my daughter] body image issues?

Martha: News flash -- she already has body image issues. It's an intrinsic part of being a woman. Everyone in the world has some part of herself that she absolutely hates. Her hands are too small, her feet are too big, her hair's too straight, too curly, her ears stick out, her -- oh, god -- her butt's too flat, her nose is too big... and you know, nothing you say can change how we feel.
What men don't understand is, the right clothes, the right shoes, the right makeup, just -- it hides the flaws we *think* we have. They make us look beautiful, to ourselves. That's what makes us look beautiful to others.

Castle: It used to be that all she needed to feel beautiful was a pink tutu and a plastic tiara.

Martha: We spend our whole lives trying to feel that way again.
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"This guy's a lawyer. He could claim prejudicial treatment, your whole life would become public record."

"I have nothing to be ashamed of."

"We all live in glass houses, Catherine; you gotta be careful where you take your shower."

-- CSI 5x22 "Weeping Willows"
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"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

(thanks to [ profile] mactavish and [ profile] deyo for making me aware the quite existed.)
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"Religion is for those who fear hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there." -- Native American saying

Why yes, I come under the "spiritual but not religious" category in surveys.
torquill: Doctor Wilson, thoughtful (wilson)
Posted here to keep it handy.


Londo: "I was... never a child. I had responsibilies. I've had responsibilities for
as long as I can remember. Duty. Honor. Family."

G'Kar: "Ah. That explains a great deal."

Londo: "Really. And what exactly does it explain, G'Kar?"

G'Kar: "I spent my years in one shelter after another, but sooner or later I was able
to leave the shelter, and walk out into the daylight. You do not have that
luxury; you carry your shelter with you, every day. You did not grow up.
You grew old."

-- Babylon 5: "A View from the Gallery"


Aug. 3rd, 2006 19:17
torquill: A road sign that reads "cruve" (humor)
Just remember, you can't put a paper bag over a personality.

(Credit to [ profile] pixel.)


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