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    I first got into fruit when I was a teenager, when my life was changing in every way. The first time I had a mango, at like 18, I was like, 'Where has this been my whole life?
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: time  teenager 
     
    Comedy is actually very macho driven.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: comedy 
     
    A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: men  gay 
     
    Activism isn't about holding your faults up to the light. That's what comedy is about, it's about saying, 'Look at this person who is so flawed and frail and damaged. And we're all this frail and damaged so let's laugh at it.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: people  comedy  saying 
     
    I've pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don't even bother. It's just either sour, or woody, or the skin's too thick. It's very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it's really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.
    — Scott Thompson
    When I found out I had cancer, I just said one thing: 'I want to hold on to life' and that changed everything for me.
    — Scott Thompson
    This world is filled with five billion people with five billion different ways of looking at things.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: people  world 
     
    My theory is that comedy comes from little people.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: people  comedy 
     
    If comedy duos don't like each other, it just won't work.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: work  comedy 
     
    I think Canadian humor is a little less broad than American humor.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: humor  american 
     
    I think the Canadian sense of humor is dryer than America's and juicier than Britain's. I think it's a cross between the two of them, really.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: humor  america 
     
    In Canadian comedy, you'll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it's like, 'Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!' Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way.
    — Scott Thompson
    Well I think comedy everywhere has lost a bit of its bite. In Canada, I can't argue with the quality, but it feels like it's gotten a little safe.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: comedy  lost  quality 
     
    Why is being outed such a big deal? When I find out that someone's gay, my respect for them increases tenfold.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: respect  gay 
     
    Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: people  gay  american 
     
    In France, everyone speaks French 'cause they think it's cool. Gives 'em, gives 'em an excuse to smoke.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: smoke 
     
    I'm not a wilting flower. I'm honest, so I pick a lot of fights. I've burned a lot of bridges.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: fight  flowers 
     
    People don't listen when you lecture. No one wants to be talked down to or scolded.
    — Scott Thompson
    tags: people 
     
    I believe the things that happened to me as a child scarred me terribly, and I wish somebody would have helped me with some of the things that happened.
    — Scott Thompson
    What's the coolest thing in the world is when you have fans that know the lyrics to your songs. That's amazing! Such a great feeling! When I go out there and am playing "Grinnin' In Your Face" and people are singing the lyrics to it, that's amazing to me. I'm actually taking a song where people wouldn't know it, and I'm bringing it back. It's a really cool feeling.
    — ZZ Ward
    tags: people  world  song  lyrics 
     
    Touring has been a new part of my life in a lot of ways. We've just been touring massively since the record came out and before. Learning how to write while all that is going on is a new thing.
    — ZZ Ward
    tags: learning  write 
     
    I used to ride the school bus to school and just listen to music with my headphones. I'd stick my head out the window and just think about how much I wanted to be a singer. I always wanted to do it, but I think I was always in the wrong place. I didn't really have any opportunities. So I left LA four years ago and I really just left my old life behind. I threw everything into pursuing music.
    — ZZ Ward
    Don't be afraid to get stupid and feel it. Remember everyone's looking at me and not you.
    — ZZ Ward
    tags: afraid 
     
    Well, as a short-story writer, I don't think there are any weaknesses to the genre itself. I guess I would say that the difficulty of the form is that one must create an entire world in five to 30 pages, as opposed to 300. There is very little room for fat - you must be economical. And you must begin as close to the end as you possibly can.
    — ZZ Packer
    tags: world  weakness 
     
    I think when we engage in language we are engaging in something that is specifically and primally human.
    — ZZ Packer
    tags: language  human 
     
    The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  lost  service  help 
     
    Madness is no madness when shared.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: madness 
     
    There are other ways of finding satisfaction, recipes for human happiness, enjoyment, dignified and meaningful, gratifying life, than increased consumption that increases production.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: happiness  human 
     
    A whole world is taken to the grave with the dead person; each one of us is unique and unrepeatable.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: world 
     
    Once we realize that the strangers are here forever and won't go away, then, like husband and wife in the old-style marriage, we would try to find a way of living together peacefully and with mutual benefit. The sooner we understand that in a globalized world the diasporic nature of cohabitation is never likely to end, that it will always be with us, I believe such modus vivendi will be found.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    When people think, rightly or wrongly, that marriage is forever, they are stimulated to seek and find a resolution, a modus vivendi, whenever they quarrel.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  forever  marriage 
     
    We belong to talking, not what talking is about... Stop talking - and you are out. Silence equals exclusion.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: silence 
     
    The planet is full and we will be rubbing shoulders forever. There is nowhere else to go.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: forever 
     
    We live in a world of communication, everyone gets information about everyone else. There is universal comparison and you don't just compare yourself with the people next door, you compare yourself to people all over the world and with what is being presented as the decent, proper and dignified life. It's the crime of humiliation.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Power, in a nutshell, is the ability to get things done, and politics is the ability to decide which things need to be done.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: power  politics 
     
    The value of other people is that they have something unique to offer.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  value 
     
    Questioning the ostensibly unquestionable premises of our way of life is arguably the most urgent of services we owe our fellow humans and ourselves.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: service 
     
    We live in a globalising world. That means that all of us, consciously or not, depend on each other. Whatever we do or refrain from doing affects the lives of people who live in places we'll never visit.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  live  world 
     
    As long as we say: "Alright, it is truth for me, and I believe in it and I am ready to fight for it, but I accept that others have different beliefs - and so let me have a closer look at what they believe" - we can gain from our intercourse thanks to our difference, not despite our difference.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: belief  truth  believe  fight 
     
    You judge a society by the decency of living of the weakest
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: society  living 
     
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