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11 December 2012

TV quotes

Sarah: Now I know why Doodles drank.
Grissom: We solve these cases regardless of race, color, creed, or bubblegum flavor!
Ray: Sometimes when God closes a door, Satan opens a window.
*Sneaking in any way possible

The Mentalist
Kristina: I can’t get a clear reading.
Jane: What are you using? Dial-up?
*I don't miss dial up at all.

Once Upon a Time
How’s the book supposed to help?
What do you think stories are for?

Where are we going?
Somewhere horrible.  Absolutely horrible.  A place where the only happy ending will be mine.

Grumpy: Grumpy.
Snow: I’m not grumpy, I’m focused.

Burton: Not since man first walked on the moon has humanity been so delicately poised on the threshold of a new dawn!
Lester: Does dawn have a threshold, exactly?

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10 December 2012

Quotes - Criminal Minds

Some quotes for thought.

Criminal Minds quotes

Season 1 Episode 1 Extreme Aggressor
Gideon: Joseph Conrad said, “The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary.  Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.”
Gideon: Emerson said, “All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.”
Gideon: Winston Churchill said, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you will see.”
Gideon: Nietzsche once said, “When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks into you.”
Season 1 Episode 2 Compulsion
Gideon: Faulkner once said, “Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.”
Gideon: James Reese once said, “There are certain clues at a crime scene which, by their very nature, do not lend themselves to being collected or examined.  How does one collect love, rage, hatred, fear…?  These are things that we’re trained to look for.”
Gideon: Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.  Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world.”
Season 1 Episode 3 Won’t Get Fooled Again
Gideon: Samuel Johnson wrote, “Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those who we cannot resemble.”
Season 1 Episode 4 Plain Sight
Gideon: French poet Jacques Rigaut said, “Don’t forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror.”
Gideon: Rose Kennedy once said, “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”
Season 1 Episode 5 Broken Mirror
Gideon: Euripides said, “When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”
Gideon: Euripides said, “When love is in excess it brings a man no honor nor worthiness.”
Season 1 Episode 6 L.D.S.K.
Gideon: Nietzsche wrote, “The irrationality of a thing is not an argument against its existence, rather a condition of it.”
Hotchner: Shakespeare wrote, “Nothing is so common as the wish to be remarkable.”
Season 1 Episode 7 The Fox
Gideon: Dr. Thomas Fuller – “With foxes we must play the fox.”
Season 1 Episode 8 Natural Born Killer
Gideon: Hemingway wrote, “There is no hunting like the hunting of man; and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it never really care for anything else.”
Gideon: Carl Jung said, “The healthy man does not torture others.  Generally, it is the tortured who turn into torturers.”
Season 1 Episode 9 Derailed
Gideon: Robert Oxton Bolt once wrote, “A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.”
Reid: Albert Einstein asked, “The question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I or the others crazy?”
Season 1 Episode 10 The Popular Kids
Gideon: Sir Peter Ustinov said, “Unfortunately, a super abundance of dreams is paid for by a growing potential for nightmares.”
Gideon: Playwright Eugene Ionesco said, “Ideology separates us.  Dreams and anguish bring us together.”
Season 1 Episode 11 Blood Hungry
Gideon: Harriet Beecher Stowe once said “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”
Season 1 Episode 12 What Fresh Hell?
Gideon: “The poet, W. H. Auden wrote, ‘Evil is unspectacular, and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our table.’”
Gideon: “Measure not the work until the day’s out and the labor done.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Season 1 Episode 13 Poison
Gideon: Roman philosopher Lucretius said, “What is food to one, is to others bitter poison.”
Gideon: Confucius once said, “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”
Season 1 Episode 14 Riding the Lightning
Gideon: Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed. Genesis 9:6.
Gideon: Albert Pine said, “What we do for ourselves dies with us.  What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
Season 1 Episode 15 Unfinished Business
Gideon: Norman Maclean wrote, “It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.”
Elle: Abraham Lincoln once said, “In the end it’s not the years in your life that count.  It’s the life in your years.”
Season 1 Episode 16 The Tribe
Hotchner: Nietzsche wrote, “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.”
Season 1 Episode 17 A Real Rain
Gideon: W. H. Auden said, “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.”
Gideon: Gandhi said, “Better to be violent if there’s violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of non-violence to cover impotence.”
Hotchner: Gandhi also said, “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary.  The evil it does is permanent.”
Season 1 Episode 18 Somebody’s Watching
Gideon: Diane Arbus once said, “A photograph is a secret about a secret.  The more it tells you, the less you know.”
Gideon: Bernard Shaw once said, “An American has no sense of privacy.  He does not know what it means.  There is no such thing in the country.”
Season 1 Episode 19 Machismo
Hotchner: Anthony Brandt wrote, “Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.”
Hotchner: Mexican proverb: “The house does not rest on the ground, but upon a woman.”
Season 1 Episode 20 Charm and Harm
Gideon: The French philosopher Voltaire wrote, “There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.”
Gideon: The author François de la Rochefoucauld wrote, “We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves.”
Season 1 Episode 21 Secrets and Lies
Gideon: Albert Einstein said, “Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge in the field of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
Gideon: George Orwell said, “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
Season 1 Episode 22 The Fisher King (1)
Gideon: Writer Elbert Hubbard said, “No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.”
Season 2 Episode 1 The Fisher King (2)
Gideon: “The defects and faults of the mind are like wounds in the body; after all imaginable care has been taken to heal them up, still there will be a scar left behind.”  French writer François de la Rochefoucauld.
Reid: “It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’  I do not agree.  The wounds remain.  In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens.  But it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy.
Season 2 Episode 2 P911
Gideon: Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said “The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”
Season 2 Episode 3 The Perfect Storm
Gideon: Mark Twain wrote “Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel.  He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it.”
Hotchner: Philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
Season 2 Episode 4 Psychodrama
Hotchner: “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.  Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”  Oscar Wilde.
Hotchner: “The basis of shame is not some personal mistake of ours, but that this humiliation is seen by everyone,” Milan Kundera.
Season 2 Episode 5 Aftermath
Gideon: Helen Keller once said “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”
Season 2 Episode 6 The Boogeyman
Hotchner: Plato wrote “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
Season 2 Episode 7 North Mammon
JJ: Legendary basketball coach John Wooden said: “It’s not so important who starts the game, but who finishes it.”
JJ: “The ultimate choice for a man, in as much as he is driven to transcend himself, is to create or to destroy, to love or to hate.” Erich Fromm.
Season 2 Episode 8 Empty Planet
Gideon: Robespierre wrote “Crime butchers innocence to secure a prize, and innocence struggles with all its might against the attempts of crime.”
Season 2 Episode 9 The Last Word
Hotchner: Elbert Hubbard once wrote “If men could only know each other, they would never either idolize or hate.”
Hotchner: Mahatma Gandhi once said “All through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall, always.”
Season 2 Episode 10 Lessons Learned
Gideon: Dale Turner mused “Some of the best lessons are learned from past mistakes.  The error of the past is the wisdom of the future.”
Gideon: Ralph Waldo Emerson said “In order to learn the important lessons in life, one must, each day, surmount a fear.”
Season 2 Episode 11 Sex, Birth, Death
Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.”
Reid: T.S. Eliot wrote “Between the desire and the spasm, between the potency and the existence, between the essence and the descent, falls the shadow.  This is the way the world ends.”
Season 2 Episode 12 Profiler, Profiled
Morgan: “All secrets are deep.  All secrets become dark.  That’s in the nature of secrets.”  Writer Cory Doctorow.
Season 2 Episode 13 No Way Out
Gideon: Aristotle said, “Evil brings men together.”
Season 2 Episode 14 The Big Game
Gideon: Condemned murderer Perry Smith said of his victims, the Clutter family: “I didn’t have anything against them and they never did anything wrong to me, the way other people have all my life.  Maybe they’re just the ones who have to pay for it.”
Season 2 Episode 15 Revelations
Hotchner: “There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.”  Ecclesiastes 7:20
Season 2 Episode 16 Fear and Loathing
Gideon: “From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate.”  Socrates.
Reid: “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Cicero.
Season 2 Episode 17 Distress
Gideon: “Our life is made by the death of others.” Leonardo da Vinci.
Hotchner: “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” Thomas Paine.
Season 2 Episode 18 Jones
Gideon: Robert Kennedy once said “Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.”
Season 2 Episode 19 Ashes and Dust
Hotchner: “The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.”  John Calvin.
Hotchner: Gandhi said “Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.”
Season 2 Episode 20 Honor Among Thieves
Prentiss: An old Russian proverb reminds us, “There can be no good without evil.”
Prentiss: “Happy families are all alike.  Every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy.
Season 2 Episode 21 Open Season
Gideon: “One man’s wilderness is another man’s theme park.”  Author unknown.
Prentiss: The British historian James Anthony Froude once said, “Wild animals never kill for sport.  Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
Season 2 Episode 22 Legacy
Hotchner: “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity, nothing exceeds the criticisms made of the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.” Herman Melville
Gideon: “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world— not even our troubles.” Charles Chaplin.
Season 2 Episode 23 No Way Out II: The Evilution of Frank
Gideon: “I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their good intellect.” Oscar Wilde.
Season 3 Episode 2 In Name and Blood
Hotchner: George Washington said, “Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone.”
Season 3 Episode 3 Scared to Death
Hotchner: The Taoist philosopher Lao-tze once wrote, “He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”
Hotchner: Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face; You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Season 3 Episode 4 Children of the Dark
Prentiss: “In the city, crime is taken as emblematic of class and race. In the suburbs, though, it’s intimate and psychological – resistant to generalization, a mystery of the individual soul.”  Barbara Ehrenreich.
Season 3 Episode 5 Seven Seconds
Hotchner: Dostoyevsky once said, “Nothing is easier than denouncing the evildoer. Nothing more difficult than understanding him.”
Hotchner: G.K. Chesterton wrote: “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist.  Children already know that dragons exist.  Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.”
Season 3 Episode 6 About Face
Hotchner: “Now what else is the whole life of mortals but a sort of comedy, in which the various actors, disguised by various costumes and masks, walk on and play each one his part, until the manager waves them off the stage?” Erasmus.
Season 3 Episode 7 Identity
Rossi: “An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.” Martin Luther.
Season 3 Episode 8 Lucky
Morgan: “Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters.”  Francisco Goya.
Morgan: “God sends meat and the devil sends cooks.” Thomas Deloney
Season 3 Episode 9 Penelope
Garcia: William Shakespeare wrote, “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”
Season 3 Episode 10 True Night
Reid: “Superman is, after all, an alien life form. He is simply the acceptable face of invading realities.” Author Clive Barker.
Season 3 Episode 11 Birthright
Hotch: The American poet Anne Sexton once wrote, “It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”
JJ: Wordsworth wrote, “A simple child/ That lightly draws its breath/ And feels its life in every limb/ What should it know of death?”
Season 3 Episode 12 3rd Life
Hotch: “No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.” Daisy Bates.
Hotch: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare.
Season 3 Episode 13 Limelight
Rossi: “I know indeed what evil I intend to do, but stronger than all my afterthoughts is my fury, fury that brings upon mortals the greatest evils.” Euripides.
Rossi: “For we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won.” Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Season 3 Episode 14 Damaged
Rossi: “…Within the core of each of us is the child we once were. This child constitutes the foundation of what we have become, who we are, and what we will be.”  Neuroscientist Dr. R. Joseph.
Hotchner: “There is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.” Arthur Rubinstein.
Season 3 Episode 15 A Higher Power
Rossi: “There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.” – Daniel Webster.
Prentiss: “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love, and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri.
Season 3 Episode 16 Elephant’s Memory
Reid: “A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.” John Steinbeck.
Reid: “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” – Tom Stoppard.
Season 3 Episode 17 In Heat
JJ: “There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses.” – George Bernard Shaw.
JJ: “If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.” – John Churton Collins.
Season 3 Episode 18 The Crossing
Prentiss: Author Christian Nestell Bovee once wrote, “No man is happy without a delusion of some kind.  Delusions are as necessary to our happiness as realities.”
JJ: Susan B. Anthony said, “A woman must not depend on the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.”
Season 3 Episode 19 Tabula Rasa
Hotch: “All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.” – Anatole France.
Season 3 Episode 20 Lo-Fi
Hotch: Voltaire said, “The man visited by ecstasies and visions, who takes dreams for realities, is an enthusiast.  The man who supports his madness with murder is a fanatic.”
Season 4 Episode 1 Mayhem
Hotch: Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. – Ernest Hemingway.
Season 4 Episode 2 The Angel Maker
Hotch: “We all die.  The goal isn’t to live forever.  The goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk.
Hotch: Wendell Berry said, “The past is our definition.  We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it.  But we will escape it only by adding something better to it.”
Season 4 Episode 3 Minimal Loss
Reid: “To follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.” Benjamin Franklin.
Prentiss: “Reason is not automatic.  Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it.” Ayn Rand.
Season 4 Episode 4 Paradise
Hotch: Thomas Fuller wrote, “A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell.”
Hotch: Roman poet Phaedrus wrote, “Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many.  The intelligence of a few, perceives what has been carefully hidden.”
Season 4 Episode 5 Catching Out
Prentiss: “Plenty sits still.  Hunger is a wanderer.” Zulu proverb.
Prentiss: “Beyond the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea/ And the East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be.” Gerald Gould.
Season 4 Episode 6 The Instincts
Hotch: “Who speaks to the instincts speaks to the deepest in mankind and finds the readiest response.” Amos Bronson Alcott.
Reid: “I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay.” Bob Dylan.
Season 4 Episode 7 Memoriam
Reid: “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.” Friedrich Nietzsche.
Reid: “There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.  The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance.” Gilbert Parker.
Season 4 Episode 8 Masterpiece
Rossi: “Let us consider that we are all insane.  It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles…” Mark Twain.
Rossi: “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.  The foundation of such a method is love.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Season 4 Episode 9 52 Pickup
Prentiss: Author Harlan Ellison wrote, “The minute people fall in love, they become liars.”
Rossi: P. J. O’Rourke wrote, “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”
Season 4 Episode 10 Brothers in Arms
Morgan: “We are all brothers under the skin, and I, for one, would be willing to skin humanity to prove it.” Ayn Rand.
Morgan: “… For he today who sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” William Shakespeare.
Season 4 Episode 11 Normal
Hotchner: “Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.” H. L. Mencken.
Rossi: “There’s no tragedy in life like the death of a child.  Things never get back to the way they were.” President Dwight Eisenhower.
Season 4 Episode 12 Soul Mates
Reid: “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.” Sigmund Freud.
Morgan: British historian C. Northcote Parkinson said, “Delay is the deadliest form of denial.”
Season 4 Episode 13 Bloodline
Prentiss: Winston Churchill said, “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained.”
Hotchner: Mario Puzo wrote, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, is in its loyalty to each other.”
Season 4 Episode 14 Cold Comfort
JJ: “And so, all the night-tide, I lay down by the side/ Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride.  In the sepulchre there by the sea.  In her tomb by the sounding sea.” Edgar Allan Poe.
Rossi: “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” Stuart Chase.
Season 4 Episode 15 Zoe’s Reprise
Rossi: “I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Albert Einstein.
Rossi: Austrian novelist Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote, “In youth we learn; in age we understand.”
Season 4 Episode 16 Pleasure is my Business
Hotchner: “The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture.” Camille Paglia.
Season 4 Episode 17 Demonology
Prentiss: “He who does not punish evil, commands it to be done.” Leonardo da Vinci.
Rossi: “There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.” James Joyce.
Season 4 Episode 18 Omnivore
Hotchner: “Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.” Roman author Publilius Syrus.
Hotchner: “Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call destiny.” John Hobbes.
Season 4 Episode 19 House On Fire
Hotchner: “We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out.” Tennessee Williams.
Hotchner: “I have loved to the point of madness; That which is called madness, That which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” Françoise Sagan.
Season 4 Episode 20 Conflicted
Reid: “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.  No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.” Terry Pratchett.
Reid: “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.  They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Stephen King.
Season 4 Episode 21 A Shade of Gray
Rossi: Dr. Burton Grebin once said, “To lose a child is to lose a piece of yourself.”
Rossi: “Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.” Andre Maurois.
Season 4 Episode 22 The Big Wheel
Hotchner: “In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” Francis Bacon.
Morgan: “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” George Chakiris.
Season 4 Episode 23 Roadkill
Hotchner: “I’m not sure about automobiles.  With all their speed forward, they may be a step backward in civilization.” Booth Tarkington.
JJ: “The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still, small voice of conscience.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Season 4 Episode 24 Amplification
Reid: “It will become fine dust over all the land of Egypt and it will become boils breaking out with sores on man and beast through all the land of Egypt.” Exodus 9:9.
Reid: “Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.”  Helen Keller.
Season 4 Episode 25 – 26 To Hell…And Back
Hotchner: “If there were no hell, we would be like the animals.  No hell, no dignity.” Flannery O’Connor.
Hotchner: Sometimes there are no words, no clever quotes to neatly sum up what’s happened that day. Sometimes you do everything right, everything exactly right, and still you feel like you failed. Did it need to end that way? Could something have been done to prevent the tragedy in the first place? Eighty-nine murders at the pig farm, the deaths of Mason and Lucas Turner make 91 lives snuffed out. Kelly Shane will go home and try to recover, to reconnect with her family but she’ll never be a child again. William Hightower, who gave his leg for his country, gave the rest of himself to avenge his sister’s murder. That makes 93 lives forever altered, not counting family and friends in a small town in Sarnia, Ontario, who thought monsters didn’t exist until they learned that they spent their lives with one. And what about my team? How many more times will they be able to look into the abyss? How many more times before they won’t ever recover the pieces of themselves that this job takes? Like I said, sometimes there are no words or clever quotes to neatly sum up what’s happened that day.
The Reaper: You should have made a deal.
Hotchner: Sometimes, the day just…
(Fade to black.  A gunshot is heard)
Hotchner: … ends.
Season 5 Episode 1 Nameless, Faceless
Rossi: “A weak man has doubts before a decision.  A strong man has them afterwards.” Karl Kraus.
Season 5 Episode 2 Haunted
Hotchner: “One need not be a chamber to be haunted, one need not to be a house.  The brain has corridors surpassing material place.” Emily Dickinson.
Hotchner: “There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man.” Polybius.
Season 5 Episode 3 Reckoner
Rossi: “Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.” Blaise Pascal.
Rossi: “I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.” Abraham Lincoln.
Season 5 Episode 4 Hopeless
Morgan: Kingman Brewster, Jr. said, “There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.”
Morgan: William Shakespeare wrote, “These violent delights have violent ends.”
Season 5 Episode 5 Cradle to Grave
JJ: Journalist William D. Tammeus wrote, “You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around and why his parents will always wave back.”
Season 5 Episode 6 The Eyes Have It
Morgan: “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out and cast it from thee.” Matthew 5:29.
Morgan: “Dwell in peace in the home of your own being and the messenger of death will not be able to touch you.” Guru Nanak.
Season 5 Episode 7 The Performer
Reid: “In all the darkest pages of the malign supernatural, there is no more terrible tradition than that of the vampire – a pariah even among demons.” Writer Montague Summers.
Prentiss: Writer Cyril Connolly said, “Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.”
Season 5 Episode 8 Outfoxed
Morgan: “Man usually avoids attributing cleverness to somebody else unless it’s an enemy.” Albert Einstein.
Season 5 Episode 9 100
Hotchner: “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.  And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche.
Hotchner: Poet Haniel Long said, “So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty.”
Season 5 Episode 10 The Slave of Duty
Hotchner: “Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Hotchner: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Season 5 Episode 11 Retaliation
Prentiss: “Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure.” Tacitus
Prentiss: “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
Season 5 Episode 12 The Uncanny Valley
Reid: Peace Pilgrim wrote: “Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.”
Reid: Isaac Asimov wrote: “In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
Season 5 Episode 13 Risky Business
JJ: Mother Teresa said, “Life is a game – play it … Life is too precious, do not destroy it.”
JJ: “Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn. My God, do you learn.”         C.S. Lewis
Season 5 Episode 14 Parasite
Rossi: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott.
Prentiss: “If I am what I have, and if I lose what I have, who, then, am I?” German psychologist Erich Fromm.
Season 5 Episode 15 Public Enemy
Rossi: “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when his son gives to his father, both cry.” William Shakespeare.
Rossi: “Show me a hero, and I will write you a tragedy.” F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Season 5 Episode 16 Mosley Lane
JJ: Emily Dickinson wrote, “Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.”
JJ: Nietzsche wrote, “Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torments of man.”
Season 5 Episode 17 Solitary Man
Morgan: Christopher Lash said, “Family is a haven in a heartless world.”
Prentiss: Tennessee Williams said, “We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.”
Season 5 Episode 18 The Fight
Hotchner: Mother Teresa said, “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”
Season 5 Episode 19 Rite of Passage
Hotchner: “Many persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” Helen Keller.
Prentiss: “A lion’s work hours are only when he’s hungry. Once he’s satisfied, the predator and prey lie peacefully together.” Chuck Jones.
Season 5 Episode 20 …A Thousand Words
Rossi: “A sincere artist tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing.” Painter William Dobell.
Hotchner: Gandhi said, “I have seen children successfully surmount the effects of an evil inheritance. That is due to purity being an inherent attribute of the soul.”
Season 5 Episode 21 Exit Wounds
Garcia: “Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man.” John Morley
Garcia: Ralph W. Sockman said, “Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength.”
Season 5 Episode 22 The Internet Is Forever
Hotchner: “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” George Bernard Shaw.
Rossi:  “The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Eric Schmidt.
Season 5 Episode 23 Our Darkest Hour
Morgan: Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, “And out of the darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.”
Season 6 Episode 1 The Longest Night
JJ: “A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another.  If these minds love one another, the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one other it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.” The Buddha.
Season 6 Episode 2 JJ
JJ: Jean Racine said, “A tragedy need not have blood and death; it’s enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.”
Season 6 Episode 3 Remembrance of Things Past
Rossi: Marcel Proust wrote, “Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
Rossi: Mark Twain wrote, “When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. But my faculties are decaying now, and soon I shall be so that I cannot remember any but the things that never happened. It is sad to go to pieces like this, but we all have to do it.”
Season 6 Episode 4 Compromising Positions
Prentiss: “We all wear masks, and the times comes when we cannot remove them without removing our own skin.” Andre Berthiaume
Garcia: Abraham Lincoln said, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
Season 6 Episode 5 Safe Haven
Morgan: “All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.” Mahatma Gandhi.
Morgan: “But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.” Robert Frost.
Season 6 Episode 6 Devil’s Night
Hotchner: Niccolo Machiavelli wrote, “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”
Hotchner: Thomas Kempis wrote, “Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of its trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.”
Season 6 Episode 7 Middle Man
Hotchner: “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” Bernard Malamud
Hotchner: “The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.” Napoleon Bonaparte
Season 6 Episode 8 Reflection of Desire
Garcia: “Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experience, but that’s not where I live.” Marilyn Monroe
Garcia: I believe humanity was born from conflict. Maybe that’s why in all of us lives a dark side. Some of us embrace it. Some have no choice. The rest of us fight it. In the end, it’s as natural as the air we breathe. At some point, we’re forced to face the truth. Ourselves.
Season 6 Episode 9 Into the Woods
Morgan: Ralph Ellison said, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”
Hotchner: Elise Cabot said, “Evil endures a moment’s flush, and then leaves but a burnt out shell.”
Season 6 Episode 10 What Happens at Home
Hotchner: “When we were children, we used to think that when we grew up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… to be alive is to be vulnerable.” Writer Madeleine L’Engle
Rossi: “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” Writer Oscar Wilde
Season 6 Episode 11 25 to Life
Morgan: “There is no such thing as part freedom.” Nelson Mandela
Morgan: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The point is to discover them.” Galileo
Season 6 Episode 12 Corazón
Reid: “No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Reid: “The best and most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller.
Season 6 Episode 13 The Thirteenth Step
Prentiss: Friedrich Nietzsche wrote, “What really raises one’s indignation against suffering is not suffering intrinsically, but the senselessness of suffering.”
Prentiss: William Glasser wrote, “What happened in the past that was painful has a great deal to do with what we are today.”
Season 6 Episode 14 Sense Memory
Morgan: “Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they are in the game.” Comedian Paul Rodriguez.
Prentiss: “Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it.” Novelist Vladimir Nabokov.
Season 6 Episode 15 Today I Do
Prentiss: “There’s no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Rossi: “It’s hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.” Sally Kempton
Season 6 Episode 16 Coda
Reid: “Tomorrow, you promise yourself, will be different, but tomorrow is too often a repetition of today.” Author James T. Mccay
Ian Doyle: Honore de Balzac once said, “Most people of action are inclined to fatalism, and most of thought believe in providence.” Tell me, Emily Prentiss, which do you think you’re gonna be?
Season 6 Episode 17 Valhalla
Prentiss: Lao Tzu said, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
Prentiss: Journalist Dorothea Dix wrote, “Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence.”
Season 6 Episode 18 Lauren
JJ: Psychoanalyst Walter Langer wrote, “People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if you repeat it frequently enough, people will sooner or later believe it.”
Prentiss: “The secret to getting away with lying is believing with all your heart. That goes for lying to yourself, even moreso than lying to another.” Author Elizabeth Bear.
Season 6 Episode 19 With Friends Like These…
Reid: Lizette Reese said, “The old faiths light their candles all about, but burly truth comes by and puts them out.”
Morgan: Siddhartha Buddha said, “It is not his enemy or foe that lures him to evil ways.”
Season 6 Episode 20 Hanley Waters
Morgan: Poet Antonio Porchia wrote, “Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.”
Season 6 Episode 21 The Stranger
Seaver: “Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions, false memories, false naming of real events.” Adrienne Rich
Hotchner: “Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters.” Stephen King.
Season 6 Episode 22 Out of the Light
Rossi: Agathon said, “Of this alone, even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been.”
Hotchner: Doménico Cieri Estrada wrote, “Bring the past only if you’re going to build from it.”
Season 6 Episode 23 Big Sea
Rossi: “The sea has never been friendly to man. At most, it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” Joseph Conrad
Morgan: “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch, we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy
Season 6 Episode 24 Supply & Demand
Hotchner: Thomas Hardy said, “And yet to every bad there’s a worse.”
Rossi: “What lies in our power to do, lies in our power not to do.” Aristotle.
Season 7 Episode 1 It Takes a Village
JJ: Queen Elizabeth I said, “The past cannot be cured.”
Prentiss: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” FBI oath of office.
Season 7 Episode 2 Proof
Reid: “If it is a miracle, any sort of evidence will answer. But if it is a fact, proof is necessary.” Mark Twain
Rossi: Scott Adams wrote, “Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”
Season 7 Episode 3 Dorado Falls
Reid: “Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Rossi: “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles
Season 7 Episode 4 Painless
Reid: “You may leave school, but it never leaves you.” Andy Partridge
Hotch: “Pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” Kahlil Gibran
Season 7 Episode 5 From Childhood’s Hour
Reid: “From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw.” Edgar Allen Poe.
Rossi: “All things truly wicked start from an innocence.”  Ernest Hemingway
Season 7 Episode 6 Epilogue
Rossi: “To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.” Erich Fromm.
Rossi: “The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.” Mary Catherine Bateson.
Season 7 Episode 7 There’s No Place Like Home
Hotch: “For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.”  George Gissing.
JJ: “Adversity is like a strong wind. I don’t mean just that it holds us back from places we might otherwise go. It also tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that afterward we see ourselves as we really are, and not merely as we might like to be.” Arthur Golden.
Season 7 Episode 8 Hope
Garcia: “Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”  George Iles.
Garcia: We are each on our own journey.  Each of us is on our very own adventure; encountering all kinds of challenges, and the choices we make on that adventure will shape us as we go; these choices will stretch us, test us and push us to our limit; and our adventure will make us stronger then we ever know we could be.” (Thank you, LuLu!)
Garcia: There’s a quote by my favorite author, Joseph Campbell, and it goes like this: “Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.”
Season 7 Episode 9 Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Morgan: Morgan: “Things do not change.  We change.”  Henry David Thoreau.
Col. Massey: Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.
Morgan: Carlos P. Romulo
Morgan: “Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.”  Jean de la Fontaine.
Season 7 Episode 10 The Bittersweet Science
Hotch: “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” Joe Louis
Hotch: “Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” Hermann Hesse
Season 7 Episode 11 True Genius
Morgan: “Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” Benjamin Franklin.
Reid: “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” Dante Alighieri
Season 7 Episode 12 Unknown Subject
Hotch: “We do not suffer from the shock of our trauma, but we make out of it just what suits our purposes.” Alfred Adler.
Prentiss: “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Henry Ellis
Season 7 Episode 13 Snake Eyes
Hotch: A Chinese proverb says, “At the gambling table, there are no fathers or sons.”
Rossi: George Augustus Sala said, “A gambler with a system must be, to a greater or lesser extent, insane.”
Season 7 Episode 14 “Closing Time”
Hotch: “For trust not him that hath once broken faith.” William Shakespeare
Hotch: “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” Frank Crane
Season 7 Episode 15 “A Thin Line”
Morgan: “Equality may perhaps be a right – but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.”  Honore de Balzac.
Prentiss: “I’m for truth, no matter who tells it.  I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for – or against.” Malcolm X.
Season 7 Episode 16 “A Family Affair”
Morgan: Eckhart Tolle said, “Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.”
JJ: “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Season 7 Episode 17 “I Love You, Tommy Brown”
Morgan: “It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”
Morgan: “For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth.” Bo Bennett.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


09 December 2012

Some movie quotes

Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster: Insanity runs in my family . . . it practically gallops!
Holy Mackerel!

Renault: Oh, there’s no hurry.  Tonight he will be at Rick’s.  Everybody comes to Rick’s.
Renault: I’ve often speculated on why you don’t return to America.  Did you abscond with the church funds?  Did you run off with a senator’s wife?  I like to think that you killed a man – it’s the romantic in me.
Rick: It’s a combination of all three.
And what in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca.
My health.  I came to Casablanca for the waters.
Waters?  What waters?  We’re in the desert.
I was misinformed.
Strasser: What is your nationality?
Rick: I’m a drunkard.
Louis: That makes Richard a citizen of the world.
Rick: There are certain sections of New York, Major, that I wouldn’t advise you to try to invade.
Mr. Leuchtag: Liebchen – ah, sweetness heart, what watch?
Mrs. Leuchtag: Ten watch.
Mr. Leuchtag: Such watch?
Rick: I remember every detail.  The Germans wore gray.  You wore blue.
Sam:  Boss, ain’t you goin’ to bed?
Rick: Not right now.
Ain’t you plannin’ on goin’ to bed in the near future?
You ever goin’ to bed?
Well, I ain’t sleepy either.
Rick: Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine.
If you’re not with him, you’ll regret it – maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life. … The problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Major Strasser has been shot.  Round up the usual suspects.

White Christmas
Phil Davis: When what’s left of you gets around to what’s left to be gotten, what’s left to be gotten won’t be worth getting, whatever it is you’ve got left.
Doris: Well how do you like that? Not so much as a “kiss my foot” or “have an apple”.
Bob Wallace: How do you do?
Doris: Mutual, I’m sure.
Bob: Oh, Phil, when are you going to learn that girls like that are a dime a dozen?
Phil: Please, don’t quote me the price when I haven’t got the time.
Phil: In some ways, you’re far superior to my cocker spaniel.
Bob: Miss Haynes, if you’re ever under a falling building and someone offers to pick you up and carry you to safety, don’t think, don’t pause, don’t hesitate for a moment, just spit in his eye.
Betty Haynes: What did that mean?
Bob: It means we’re going to Vermont.
Phil: How much is “wow”?
Bob: It’s right in between, uh, “ouch” and “boing”.
Phil: Wow!
Bob: When I figure out what that means I’ll come up with a crushing reply.
General’s Party Guest: How do you do?
Doris: Mutual, I’m sure.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


28 November 2012

Ruffled Scarves for sell!

Hey everyone! I'm making and selling ruffled scarves. I am selling these scarves for $10. Other people who sell these scarves are charging $18 a scarf, but I want to keep the scarves affordable for anyone who wants to use them as Christmas presents or for themselves.

These scarves are great with all kinds of outfits.

The scarves can be long, medium, or short. I recommend medium. 

Also, the proceeds from the scarves will go toward my education, since I'm a poor college student.

Email me your order, which includes length and color, at, leave it here, or find me on Facebook.

An example of the scarf. These can be tailored to many different colors.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


27 November 2012

I love Revolution - there's some depth to it!

So, my roommate and I are just hanging out and I start to look up people involved in the American Revolution. There are a lot of similar names to "Revolution." Samuel Miles (Miles Matheson), President Monroe (Sebastian Monroe) War of 1812, Benjamin Franklin (Ben Matheson), Aaron Burr, Aaron Ogden (Aaron Pittman), Rachel Revere (Rachel Matheson), Grace and Rachel Martin (Grace Beaumont and Rachel Matheson), William Beaumont War of 1812 (Grace Beaumont), The Battle of Charlotte, Charles Lee (Charlie Matheson), Daniel Morgan, Daniel Shays, Daniel F. Bakeman (Danny), Joshua Clayton (Nora Clayton), Margaret Corbin (Maggie is a variation of Margaret), John Neville (Tom Neville Family), Stephen R. Bradley (Bradley Jaffe), Jacob Randall (distant connection to Randall), Jason Russell House (Jason Neville), as for Nathan, Jason's fake name, there a lot of men whose names were Nathan or Nathaniel involved in the Revolutionary War. In fact, every name has something to do with someone who was involved in either the American Revolution (the first war for independence) or the War of 1812 (the second war for independence).  Just because the name is used doesn't mean the person is really like that, though. Their name is just used. I think it's more than coincidence. What do you all think? I'm learning so much about the people involved in those times while I did this. I don't even know where the idea came from. Just happened on looking all this up.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


13 November 2012

'The Crucible' performed at Southeast last week

“The Crucible” was quite engaging. The black walls of the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible theater made the scenes even more intense. With creepy music playing in the beginning, I knew this was no light-hearted Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale.

Dalton Riddle, who played John Proctor, was brilliant as the angry, guilt-stricken adulterer determined to save his wife. He shone forth as the best. We find out quickly that Abigail Williams, played by Sami Gross, is in love with John Proctor, and for some reason, in her twisted rationale, she believes if she gets the other girls to help her accuse Elizabeth Proctor, portrayed by Hannah Lundy, of being a witch and has her hanged, John will marry her. I knew that was absolutely ridiculous, especially once we find out that Abigail is lying about seeing others with the Devil.

She even admits her scheme several times when she declares her love for John. Abigail becomes not only an adulteress, but she’s also a scheming murderer when John rejects her to remain with his wife. This play’s tagline should be: A Woman Scorned.

The play was absolutely gorgeous, and truthfully the acting, especially the actors who played Elizabeth, John, and Abigail, was heart-wrenching. The only part I found unrealistic was that the actress who played Tituba, who is from Barbados, was Asian. I would never have imagined Tituba, a slave, being Asian. The deputy governor was also African-American. These are not historically accurate because, unfortunately, only white men were in charge of the government in the 1600s. Slaves in North America that era were of African descent.  

Reverend Parris was an overbearing, crabby, greedy man who was never satisfied in life. His daughter was Betty, who was ill in the beginning before she began to accuse people with her cousin Abigail Williams. His part as the accusing, hypocritical reverend was portrayed well.

Danforth had a moment where he couldn’t rise from his seat because his coat was caught in the chair. The coats were long and black - easy to see how they’d be annoying. The costumes, understandably, were all very clean. I was distracted by wondering if they’d really be that clean if they had been around in 1692.

There were two exceptionally well-performed scenes. The midnight scene between John Proctor and his former mistress, Abigail Williams, in which she reveals all her reasons for the accusations, and John tells her to give it up, that they will never be together. He also tells her he will reveal their affair, ruining both of their names, if she does not stop accusing Elizabeth. I could literally feel Abigail’s insane passion and John’s forceful and angry determination to save his wife, especially when he threw Abigail on the ground to make his point.

The scene near the end between John Proctor and his wife made me want to cry, it was so emotional. Elizabeth Proctor struggles to forgive her husband throughout the play for his adultery. The children who accuse her and John of witchcraft want her to get John to confess. When they stare into each other’s eyes I wanted to cry. Love seemed to pour off of them. She tells him to do what he wants, standing there with a straight back as he at first confesses it, then denies it, then is hanged. At the end, Elizabeth, who is saved from being hanged because she is pregnant, says, “He has his goodness. How can I take that away from him?” She stands there straight as a board, sounding as if she’s decided to forgive John. Such the heroine Elizabeth is, and John the tragic hero!  

There were also red lights between each of the scenes. I may be reading into it, but they are probably symbols from the Red Scare of the 1950s, in which many people were accused of being communists by Joseph McCarthy. In fact, when the girls were calling out the names of the accused, Arthur Miller’s name was mentioned as well, a tribute to the play’s author Arthur Miller, who himself was accused.

Misplaced love, a manipulative teenager, an affair, murder, hanging, accusations, betrayal and religious hypocrites against the backdrop of the historical Salem Witch Trials made for a play like something from a Lifetime movie, only better.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


12 November 2012

Revolution Update

OK, so I feel I haven't really posted about Revolution in my excitement over Once Upon A Time, which is just so twisted even I don't know quite how I feel about it sometimes.

I adore Revolution. My roommate and I watch it together - or we have been watching it together, other than the past couple of weeks, when I've been watching it in Grauel Building at my school, unfortunately. Watching that show in a room of computers is much different than watching it with my roommate in our room.

Revolution is pretty clear cut, with hints about the blackout and getting the power back on, and spending half the season on them trying to get Danny back, which is the actually the only motivation of four people.

For some reason, being around Charlie and trying to find Danny is making Miles and Nora better people. I guess because it's more than just personal survival, it's about helping someone else now. I've noticed in the opening credits they say they've been waiting for someone to light the way? I'm thinking Charlie is that light. The people who've been hanging around Charlie seem much more charitable and giving.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


11 November 2012

Religious aspects of Once Upon A Time

Okay, I'm not saying the show is touting any religious meaning, but I can't ignore the obvious: Prince Charming.

His name is David, he's the son of a shepherd, he became a king when a man lost his son, who was David's brother, and he's heroic. But he had a tragic flaw: he had a moment when he was married and "cheated" on his wife in this world with Snow, even though she was really his wife in Fairy Tale land. David in the Bible cheated with Bethsheba. They both ended up with the woman they really wanted, I suppose.

Um, does anyone see parallels with David in the Bible? Katherine could be Michal, the daughter of a king, and Michal was the daughter of King Saul in the Bible. Michal and Katherine were both whiny and high maintenance, and eventually left their husbands (Katherine sort of left David). King George wants to destroy David's reputation in the eyes of the people in their kingdom, just like King Saul was jealous of how the people of Israel viewed David.

Emma, David's daughter, is meant to save the fairy tale characters from their curse, inflicted on the world by a clever snake (Rumple) who used a woman (Regina) to do it.

David's descendant, Jesus, was meant to save humanity from their curse, inflicted on the world by a clever snake (Satan) who used a woman (Eve) and a man (Adam) to do it.

Fairy tales were always meant to be like morality tales. I guess you just can't take the symbolic meaning out of fairy tales!

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


10 November 2012

Stand Up Stand Up

Yes, we have running water, electricity, and food. But think about it. People don't just give us those things. We work hard, sometimes really hard, and earn money and buy them. We have to wake up everyday, get ready, go to work, show up on time, do what we're supposed to do, and not complain. We have to be friendly and helpful and supportive, but confident and determined. We have to work as a team. People who do that get a job and earn money and provide for themselves and their families.

Yes, we should help each other as human beings and brothers and sisters, but it's not just luck that we have running water, electricity, and food. Sometimes it is; some people are born into a family where someone's worked hard or done something to earn enough money to last forever, or what seems like forever. But most of us work hard, be faithful, do our duty, and go home to a warm (or cold, depending on the time of year) house and family. We need to stop glamorizing luck and realizing it's partial luck, mostly hard work.

Same thing as a country. People in America have had to work hard to be successful, it doesn't just come to us, it is putting our needs and desires into action - and on hold sometimes - and craving out something beautiful and powerful. We sacrifice, we get involved, we stand up. Our leaders care somewhat about the people they're serving, and that's why we are where we are. Pick people who will care about the masses. Success will arrive then. Be willing to stand up for what's right, no matter what - even if you're standing alone.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


08 November 2012

Tony LaRussa

So I got to meet good old Tony LaRussa, the former manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, at a press conference, the very first official press conference I ever got to attend. Hands-on, I finally know how to cover a  press conference! Haha. Joanna Shaver, who coordinates all the speakers, brought him out of the back room. I wish I could have gotten a picture with him! I have one of Michael J. Fox but not him. I know he talked about his pet rescue operation and gave an awesome quote on leadership skills and developing them, which I'll update this post with the exact quotes. He seemed very nervous and freaked out by the press conference, but at least he showed up, unlike Mr. Bill Nye the Science Guy. I wasn't at that one, though, but no way would I miss this one. He was like super late but we supposedly got all 15 minutes with him, even though I'm suspicious as to whether we really did or not. He had beautiful rings, three of them. They were so shiny and sparkly.

Of course, Dobbins had a beautiful speech welcoming La Russa to the stage and how glad Southeast was La Russa was here, and how 100 percent of the profits of the selling of tickets go to the endowed scholarship foundation to fund students' scholarship. La Russa even called the president by his first name, Ken, and called him out, asking him where to send people with questions. Dobbins looked flabbergasted, but recovered quickly

I also attended his actual event, with his speech. The man is super long-winded with his stories! Nonetheless, I was interested. He has to be my favorite speaker. For being old, he is a rather goodlooking man. I bet he was a lady killer in his glory years. 

Now I'm sure that he always says this, but he swore that the Cardinals were his favorites to manage. He also confirmed he and Chris Carpenter were close, and truthfully, I'd say they were probably the closest. I'm sure it's a friendship and a father-son relationship, as Carpenter is 37 and LaRussa is 68. When he first started to talk about Chris and how close they were, his eyes sort of shot to the right like he was sorry he'd just admitted it. Why would he be sorry, though? Oh well. He, for a moment, had a thoughtful expression on his face. Some people would try to make it seem creepy, but it really isn't. Everyone sort of finds someone to mentor or be mentored from. Best friends can be years apart. It's not the years that matter, it's how much time you spend together and what you both get from the relationship.

I'll update this later. He didn't say much, but what he said was powerful. Trust, respect and character were the core of his speech, and expounding on managing a team. I think the man had some insecurities. Everyone does, even the most put together people. He was pretty cocky and arrogant, as if he knew he was the coolest kid on the block (he really is). Really, the man shouldn't be so nervous. He's a very wonderful speaker, actually. I'll post a picture of him, too - when I get it updated. He was so inspirational. Here's one of them, talking about dealing with pressure, which he really emphasized in his speech. I took lots of notes.

"I looked at each player as if he were the pressure, go-to guy in any situation."

I really wish I had been on La Russa's team. I really do.

"Make pressure your friend," La Russa said. 

Pressure is a tough subject to tackle. Some people are calm and cool under pressure, some people get excited and make mistakes, he pointed out. Personally, I want to be in the latter category.

"We made pressure our friend on my teams. We prepared for situations over and over, which reduces the pressure the players perform under. I also taught players to think of the process, not the result. When David Freese went to the plate in Game 6, I can tell you he was only looking to have a good at-bat, not hitting a home run. He was able to totally tune out the pressure."

He said that everyone could be the top of their field, if they had respect, character, and trust. What will I remember from La Russa's speech? Prepare ahead of time. Keep practicing, eventually you'll get it right. Make pressure your friend. Just like from Ryan Blair the most life changing truth for me: Don't let anyone steal your milk.

He had a very long Question and Answer forum. What did he tell everyone about asking questions? 

"No guts, no glory."

I love that man.

People asked strange questions and almost everyone prefaced it with, "I love you, the Cardinals, or I'm from St. Louis." Of course you're from St. Louis - you're at Southeast and attending an event with Tony LaRussa, who insisted we call him Tony, and 40 percent of the students are St. Louis transplants.

I got guts and glory. I love it. I love his voice too. It's a perfect voice, sharp and focused, gravelly and cool. When he talked, you knew he wasn't talking out of his butt. He had something to say. He was serious. He wasn't blowing out hot air to make himself look better. He looked good already. He was good. And he was a person to look up to, to admire. He made jokes, some rather funny ones, considering he said he didn't think he was a very funny guy. OK, he shouldn't become a standup comedian by any means, but he wasn't too bad. He kept it humorous yet serious. I could tell he was used to managing rowdy guys and inspiring people. "Every year I get older and the players get younger." It was a joke I heard from my American Literature professor before he retired. He made it work, though, and I laughed. It's really funny.

He really cared about students, too, and tried to encourage us with his words, telling us he hoped we'd get something out of it to carry with us. At least he knew his audience, considering our student fees brought him here. They always have to talk about being leaders at the Speakers' Series thing. I think I agree with my uncle when he says a lot of successful people feel inadequate on college campuses and around college-educated people because they haven't gone to the university. It's hard to believe, but with my degrees, I'll technically be more educated than people three times my age. They have way more experience than me, though, but they are older and have been around a lot longer than me. La Russa is 46 years older than me. I can't believe it!

I wanted to ask him, after his I'm-old comment, how old he thought I was - I love asking people that question because everyone thinks I'm like 16. He probably would have said the same thing. I also should have asked if baseball is rigged. Shoot. I just know it is. He dodged questions he didn't want to answer, though, and he'd have dodged that one no doubt.

The great question: If I'm a blogger, does that count as being a journalist? Some people think it does, others don't. What do you think? Does blogging count?

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


04 November 2012

Emma kinda had true love...until August interrupted it!

Attention, please.

Henry is most likely half-human, half-fairy tale creature.

We can now assume that Mysterious Man, aka Neil Cassidy, will show up in Storybrooke someday for Emma. How delicious! I can see that scene playing out in my head already, can't wait to see what the writers come up with! Someone actually sent him a postcard letting him know that the curse was broken. Drama, please!

August promised to do it, but remember he was wooden when the curse was broken, and we never saw him un-wooden.

Plus, it was delivered via a white dove. August doesn't deal with white doves, does he? Wasn't Regina the one who threw the white dove out the window with a message? Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

Okay, my question is, since the show wants to go on that line of thinking, how did Henry get to Storybrooke? Gold can't leave, none of them can leave other than Henry, Emma, and August. Mr. Mysterious doesn't seem to know about Henry, so he's out of the question. Emma didn't drop Henry off. That leaves August. Whoosh! Which quite possibly means that August had to deal with Mr. Gold, aka Rumple, at some point. Yum!

I can't believe Emma abandoned Hook after saving him from the giant. I really can't. I suspect that means Emma's now incurred Hook's wrath, too. Hook may have been her best shot for defending the group against Cora - if he was trustworthy, which he probably isn't.

Seriously! Emma was caught stealing WATCHES! No way. NOT what I was expecting. Sheesh. Watches. Seriously?

Explains Mr. Mysterious' watch collection. It does NOT explain how he had a picture of the clock from Storybrooke in his apartment, though. Yet it relates to the overall theme of the story, time.

Did anyone notice that once those two hoodlums (Emma and Mr. Mysterious) got away from each other, their lives got better? Mr. Mysterious left Canada and moved to New York City, and Emma went to Boston. Mr. Mysterious actually loved Emma, and Emma believes - present tense because she still does - he betrayed her (can we say that the person who called on Emma was August, that snake, and can we also say that money probably didn't get to Emma).

Now who gave her the keys? I'm guessing Mr. Mysterious just couldn't stay away. Emma seemed to understand the symbol behind it. Did you see her face? Of course, Emma just found out she was pregnant and in prison. NOT a great combination. The guard didn't seem overly upset. Am I reading into her comment? "Well, when you get out, you'll have a car. And a baby." Emma got eleven months. Was she implying Emma was going to have the baby in prison, and get out soon after? Maybe Mr. Mysterious isn't really Henry's father - we don't know what kind of hanky-panky Emma was up to between the time she was arrested and the time we found out she was pregnant. Hurt people do all kinds of crazy stuff.

Well, truthfully, while I knew it was a long shot that Mr. Mysterious was actually Bae, I was quite disappointed. I want to re-meet Bae and see how he likes a world without magic (we're assuming it is this world he's in).

Did anyone notice that David seemed to know what Henry's dream was about? Snow seemed to know exactly what Aurora was dreaming about, too, and didn't look like she believed her own words about the nightmares going away.

Yup. Everyone who is given a dream spell all dream the same creepy nightmare - apparently the person staring at them is a person of the opposite sex, though. Aurora saw a man and Henry saw a woman. Ahem! Am I the only one assuming that the nightmare is really another world accessed through being given a sleeping potion? David didn't have the same nightmare because he was in acoma, not sleeping under a sleep potion/poisoning (Henry and Snow=apple, Aurora=spinning wheel, we're assuming). Soooo creepy! Just what kinds of worlds are there?

This episode opened more doors. I hope we will actually get an ending. Then again, the creators sure know how to drag something out. If they'll all dead or sleeping, Ima be pissed.

Did I miss anything from this episode?

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


03 November 2012


So in Western civilizations, if women have abortions because they can't afford it or don't want a baby, it should be legal.

In other countries, if women are having abortions because they want girls, it should be illegal.

It's murder when they do it because they want a boy. It's choice when Americans  do it because they don't want to deal with another child.

Give me a break.

I just saw the most horrible video, where a woman admitted to killing her eight girl children because she wanted a boy. Eight! That's a gender-preference serial killer.

Another couple mentioned that they had their baby, and the doctor took it, and killed it because it was a girl. They were horrified. The doctor killed their own daughter without even asking! That's a murderer masquerading as a healer.

A third woman said she was pressured into having an abortion - and she had twins. She wanted to save her daughters, but how could she?

No matter what people say, it's killing.

Murderers masquerading as healers.

If you get up in arms about people in other countries doing it but you think Americans have the choice whether or not to do it, you need help.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,


28 October 2012

Once Upon A Time: More from tonight's episode

So far it seems like the ones associated with the Dark One do not have their memories erased in our world, with Dr. Whale being the exception. Jefferson did stuff with the Dark One, and his memory wasn't erased. It also seems like Jefferson might be a compass, a guide between worlds, because he jumped with Dr. Whale when Dr. Whale was going back to his world, and later from the notorious Captain Hook we figured out people can't navigate their way around portals without a compass. And now we know Regina may have figured out the association with Dr. Whale and how he tricked her so he could steal one of her hearts, explaining why she brought him to our world with the curse. Jefferson was also involved, and he remembered, and endured the pain of having his daughter away from him for 28 years. Sound familiar? Yup. Jefferson kind of did that to her, too, in regards to Daniel. Why didn't Dr. Whale realize that Regina probably would have given him two hearts - one for Daniel and one for his brother? Surely there were two strong hearts full of magic. Cora had a bad habit of stealing hearts, after all.

It's all about the family ties in this show, huh?

Dr. Whale tricked Regina in Fairy Tale land, but he tried to give her Daniel in this one. Remember, he said the experiment was science, not magic. Science exists in our world, so he could find it in our world. Where was his world at? It looked like a dead, cold, grey world. I wouldn't want to live in his world. Again, how does the curse work? It took Dr. Whale from his world, it took Jefferson from Wonderland, it took Captain Hook's men but not Captain Hook. Regina said she took the people she wanted to take, which apparently included Rumple, who gave her the curse to fulfill his purpose of finding his son, Snow, Charming, the dwarves, the fairies (probably more thanks to Rumple), Captain Hook's men but not Captain Hook, Hansel and Gretel, Geppatto, the Huntsman, her father's dead body, Daniel, Jiminy Cricket, Cinderella, King George, etc. But not Lancelot, her mother,  Captain Hook, the giant, Mulan, Prince Philip, Aurora, and the others left behind. Perhaps because Cora was in that land, and apparently escaped the mirror somehow, she stopped the curse from taking those in her realm.

She took Daniel's dead body. And it was revived.

When Daniel was going crazy, Regina stopped him with true love.

Regina said, "I love you." Who knew she was capable of actual love? Henry certainly didn't, I don't think, and he wasn't even present for her declaration.

And the heart began to beat, and it caused him pain. He told her to end it, and she wouldn't, but then she did. Regina finally let him die. She finally accepted that no matter how long she preserved him, he was still going to be dead, or in severe, unending pain in our world.

Now we know what changed Regina into the true Evil Queen - she was searching for a heart strong enough to revive Daniel. She wanted the power to resurrect Daniel, which no one could actually do. Dr. Whale had limited to no success with his schemes, as we saw.

It's interesting that Jiminy Cricket is now her counselor. Very interesting indeed.

There is a really good chance that Mr. Mysterious from the first episode is Bae. Only Emma, Pinocchio, who was already revealed as August W. Booth, and Henry can apparently cross from Storybrooke to the rest of the world. Anyone who was brought from Fairy Tale Land via the curse, or the surrounding worlds seen in the Mad Hatter episode, was fair game to losing their memories of Fairy Tale land forever if they crossed the border, even Rumple. Mr. Mysterious recognized the curse - he knew what the word Broken meant, and the clocktower, and Storybrooke. He wasn't happy about it, either. He remembered Fairy Tale Land, or knew about the curse. That meant he didn't come to our world WITH the curse. He was outside the curse, which means he has a good chance he's Bae.

Guess what I'm sensing Emma's favor for Rumple is going to be? Yup. Finding Bae in our world. She and Henry and Pinocchio are the only ones who can leave Storybrooke and remember Fairy Tale land. And if it isn't that, I'll be sorely upset.

And the plot thickens.

Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,