Gloria: Do you want to come up for a coffee?
Andy: I don’t drink coffee.
Gloria: I haven’t got any.
I was a foolish willful girl, playing at the game of thrones like a drunkard rolling dice.
Queen Elizabeth dances with her daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret and their governess, Marion Crawford, aboard the royal yacht
There are two types of people I come across in my line of work. Those who truly believe that change starts with the individual and those who want to act like they do.
A Great Lakes cruise ship departs Chicago, 1957.
Tony: Does my sweater look okay?
Sonia: Really good, very fit.
Jackson, stop fishing for compliments
Capitalism is, among other things, a massive process of ego formation, the creation of modern selves, the illusion of individual autonomy, the cultivation of distinction and preference, the idea that individuals had their own moral conscience, based on individual reason and virtue. The wealth created by slavery generalized these ideals, allowing more and more people, mostly men, to imagine themselves as autonomous and integral beings, with inherent rights and self-interests not subject to the jurisdiction of others. Slavery was central to this process not just for the wealth the system created but because slaves were physical and emotional examples of what free men were not.