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Charles M. Blow Quotes

I say, seeking to diminish the human dignity of another whose only crime is not loving whom you would have him or her love is immoral and an offense to the indomitable determination of the heart.
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One doesn't have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient. In fact, a man convinced of his virtue even in the midst of his vice is the worst kind of man.

— Charles M. Blow

A lie is like a cat: you need to stop it before it gets out the door or it's really hard to catch.

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It has been my experience that the "hardest" people in the world are actually the most fragile and the most soft-spoken are the strongest ...

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Voter apathy is a civic abdication.

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Trying hard and working hard is its own reward. It feeds the soul. It affirms your will and your power. And it radiates from you, lighting the way for all those who see you.

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We don't vote for people because they are the exact embodiment of our values, but because they are likely to be the most responsive to them.

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My father was short for a man, with a child's plaything for a name - Spinner. He had flawless dark brown skin and a head full of big, wet-looking curls, black as oil. And he had the smile of a scoundrel - the kind of smile that disarmed men and undressed women.

— Charles M. Blow

All identity labels are umbrella terms to some degree, but this term 'bisexual' is not only serviceable, but it is sufficient. And yes, it brings together a bunch of people who are maybe shades different from one another. And maybe that's the beauty of labels: that they force you to be with other people and see the difference.

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An illustration is a visual editorial - it's just as nuanced. Everything that goes into it is a call you make: every color, every line weight, every angle.

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I was born in the summer of 1970, the last of five boys stretched over eight years. My parents were a struggling young couple who had been married one afternoon under a shade tree by a preacher without a church. No guests or fancy dress, just the two of them, lost in love, and the preacher taking a break from working on a house.

— Charles M. Blow

The Obama years will be remembered as a cultural - and legal - tipping point for equality for all people who do not identify as strictly heterosexual, arguably the civil rights movement of our times. The president signed the bill repealing 'don't ask, don't tell.' The Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court.

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I have always loved science, but I have always loved the arts - drawing, painting and, yes, writing - more.

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You don't become a teacher to make a world of money. You become a teacher to make a world of difference.

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Different is not deviant, no matter what the world may say. You have the moral obligation to love yourself.

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Elections have a way of cooling passions, especially when voters get what they want.

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