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"I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive." - Tatum O'Neal

"Men, when they're out of work, tend to become abusive." - Harry Reid

"I have a temper, but I wouldn't call me abusive." - Tatum Oneal

"There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger." - Pranab Mukherjee

"A lot of people who are involved in self-discovery lose energy to abusive teachers, to abusive friends and to entities, non-physical beings." - Frederick Lenz

"If you chose to be with an abusive man, a powerful, abusive man, it reflects something about who you are and what you want for yourself." - Moran Atias

"I truly believe the American consumer doesn't want to buy products made under abusive conditions." - Phil Knight

"The language of pornography is abusive, that of romance adoring. Both are addressed to a fetish." - Mason Cooley

"An abusive relationship is worse than being in prison. I mean literally, not figuratively." - Joe Biden

"I truly believe the American consumer does' want to buy products made under abusive conditions." - Phil Knight

"The squirrels on campus were beyond domestic; they were practically domestically abusive." - Rainbow Rowell

"As a result of the feminist revolution, feminine becomes an abusive epithet." - Wyndham Lewis

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic." - Martin Luther

"Many television weather-women were one abusive parent away from prostitution." - Dov Davidoff

"I only feel better because people aren't being so abusive to me about my weight." - Sinead Oconnor

"I like kindness. Who doesn't? Life is definitely too short for self-centered, abusive people." - Ellen Greene

"The thing I love about off-road racing is the pride in how abusive it is." - Jimmie Johnson

"As a result of the feminist revolution, 'feminine' becomes an abusive epithet." - Wyndham Lewis

"Of all the sicknesses, there is probably none more abusive than homophobia." - Tracy Morgan

"I only feel better because people aren't being so abusive to me about my weight." - Sinead O'Connor

"My mother was physically and emotionally abusive. My father was an extremely cold man." - S E Hinton

"There's never been anybody in the history politics in America that's been so abusive to women. So you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women." - Donald Trump

"Most African women are taught to endure abusive marriages. They say endurance means a good wife but most women endure abusive relationship because they are not empowered economically; they depend on their husbands." - Joyce Banda

"My experience in growing up in Scientology is that it is both mentally and at times physically abusive," - Jenna Miscavige Hill

"I think that's just a general English attitude [being abusive]. I did the same thing to famous people." - Robert Pattinson

"I feel very sorry for people who are trapped in an abusive relationship and keep making excuses for their abuser." - Jill Stein

"An abusive relationship should be easy to identify though often one of the most difficult to end." - Desmond Tutu

"A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids." - Andrew Vachss

"For families to access affordable housing, they often need legal representation that takes their side against abusive landlords." - Nydia Velazquez

"My personal view is that until there is a disincentive to write lies and abusive comments it's going to continue." - Heather Mills

"Over the years, Western governments have been criticized for working with foreign police who have proved abusive or corrupt." - Samantha Power

"The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew. The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script: daughter." - Tatum O'Neal

"It is important to note that research has shown that men who have abusive mothers do not tend to develop especially negative attitudes toward females, but men who have abusive fathers do; the disrespect that abusive men show their female partners and their daughters is often absorbed by their sons. So while a small number of abusive men do hate women, the great majority exhibit a more subtle-though often quite pervasive-sense of superiority or contempt toward females, and some don't show any obvious signs of problems with women at all until they are in a serious relationship." - Lundy Bancroft

"Abuse counselors say of the abusive client: "When he looks at himself in the morning and sees his dirty face, he sets about washing the mirror." - Lundy Bancroft

"My Struggles is a record close to me. It's about what I went through at home living with an abusive father." - Missy Elliot

"Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one's own and that of other people." - Leon Trotsky

"Humans punish themselves endlessly for not being what they believe they should be. They become very self-abusive, and they use other people to abuse themselves as well." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"One may be continually abusive without saying anything just; but one cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty." - Jane Austen

"Abusive language and swearing are a legacy of slavery, humiliation, and disrespect for human dignity, one's own and that of other people." - Leon Trotsky

"Women trapped in violent relationships need to know that there's no shame in talking out and walking out on their abusive partners." - Kate Thornton

"The rule of thumb is that if someone is able to be verbally or physically abusive, he or she is able to understand that the behavior is wrong." - Edward T Welch

"Any relationships that would reject you for being true to yourself are - by definition - abusive relationships. You'll be much better off when you let them go." - Steve Pavlina

"The wise determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable, from sensibility to oppression; the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands." - Edmund Burke

"I'm free of an abusive cult, based on money and power that worships a fictional deity and safely back with the Catholic Church." - Katie Holmes

"I really hate to see abusive behavior being passed on from generation to generation to generation, when we have access to health and counseling." - Pam Grier

"One of the things we're all going to have to discover, establishment is just an abusive term for institutions. It's institutions that keep us free." - David Frum

"It's kind of condoned in our society: There are things that an abusive mate could get away with with their partner that they could not with a stranger." - Rene Marie

"All my friends say I should leave him because he's mean, angry, and abusive. I need to get some new friends." - Matt Groening

"In decision after decision on the bench, Judge [Samuel] Alito has excused abusive actions by the authorities that intrude on the personal privacy and freedoms of average Americans." - Edward Kennedy

"The more love I craved, the more distant and abusive he grew. The role I longed to play was never written into Ryan's script: daughter." - Tatum Oneal

"I was 10th of 11 kids in an alcoholic, abusive, poor family. We all want things that we can't have. And I found comedy." - Louie Anderson

"I was kind of a Rickles comic to begin with. I was caustic, and I was abusive and mean to the audience." - Louie Anderson

"When I was growing up, the men in my life were abusive; women were the ones I ran to for comfort." - Kevyn Aucoin

"When you live in an alcoholic family or an abusive family, you tiptoe, you don't want to step on any mines." - Glenn Beck

"My Struggles is a record close to me. It's about what I went through at home living with an abusive father." - Missy Elliott

"In sexual contact a doorway opens between people, and it is very possible for someone to be abusive at that time with energy." - Frederick Lenz

"An imbalanced association is when one or both parties become abusive and takes unfair advantage, tries to block another's enlightenment or success." - Frederick Lenz

"Ghettos and barrios and abusive homes and trauma wards may produce scarred souls; they can cripple more human spirits than they strengthen." - John Ortberg

"Moral evil is the immorality and pain and suffering and tragedy that come because we choose to be selfish, arrogant, uncaring, hateful and abusive." - Lee Strobel

"I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither." - William Trevor

"A largely unregulated Internet has created knowledge and wealth, but it's also long provided a medium for predatory, abusive and bullying behavior." - Adam Ostrow

"I can't imagine laying a finger on my kids. I go the other way and probably because my father was so abusive." - Billy Bob Thornton

"I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children." - Ginny Brown-Waite

"If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse, mine are words, his was action. This is what he has done to women. Never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that's been so abusive to women, so you can say any way you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women." - Donald Trump

"I got married at 22 and remained in an abusive marriage for 10 years. I made up my mind that that was never going to happen to me again. I made a brave step to walk out in a society when you didn't walk out of an abusive marriage. It was mental and physical abuse." - Joyce Banda

"We don't have the right to bear arms because of burglars; we have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government." - Vince Vaughn

"I was working in customer service and had a verbally abusive boss. One day, I decided to quit and pursue my acting passion with everything I had. One week after quitting, I booked One Life to Live." - Tika Sumpter

"Newspapers, television networks, and magazines have sometimes been outrageously abusive, untruthful, arrogant, and hypocritical. But it hardly follows that elimination of a strong and independent press is the way to eliminate abusiveness . . ." - Potter Stewart

"Is he your warden now too? You know I saw this story on the news last week about controlling, abusive teenage relationships and- "Okay!" I cut him off, and then shoved his arm. "Time for the werewolf to get out!" - Stephenie Meyer

"What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?" - Rowan Atkinson

"This new world was a vicious, sleek world made of street lights and tight jeans, sharp smiles and fast cars. This was a city, edited. A city, pared down to its bare minimums, beautiful and abusive." - Maggie Stiefvater

"A dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century - and one of the most ominous, unless citizens are aroused to action to rein in abusive state power." - Noam Chomsky

"There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me to-day will have somebody to laugh at him to-morrow." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"WikiLeaks will not comply with legally abusive requests from Scientology any more than WikiLeaks has complied with similar demands from Swiss banks, Russian offshore stem-cell centers, former African kleptocrats, or the Pentagon." - Julian Assange

"When you're trapped in an abusive home environment you can feel completely hopeless and lost. Remember that situations can change with time, and that it won't be this way forever." - Reggie Yates

"To understand Cerutty you have to see him as a multifaceted personality. He could be both charming and very abusive. He was extremely amusing and darn good company providing you weren't quarrelling with him." - John Landy

"anybody who has anything abusive to say of women, whether ancient or modern, can command a vast public in the popular press and a ready agreement from the average publisher." - Dora Russell

"The Milkoviches are a much more extreme, much darker version of what the Gallaghers could be. The Gallaghers don't have a violent, sexually abusive, bigoted gangster for a father." - Noel Fisher

"The No. 1 reason women stay in abusive relationships - because they're not able to take care of themselves financially. It's also the No. 1 reason why women go back." - Kerry Washington

"There's people who think what they need and what they deserve in their lives is a lot worse than what they actually do, so they get themselves involved in things that are needlessly painful: brutal relationships, abusive relationships." - Adam Duritz

"People think that if [their abusive] parent apologizes, he'll turn into the person they needed him to be. He won't. An apology might help, but you can change your life without one." - Robin Quivers

"The child welfare system - devised and run by liberal social workers, psychologists, and judges. . .Treats incompetent or abusive parents as its clients, and only secondarily considers the needs and well-being of the children involved." - Mona Charen

"I have never lost my temper. I let out my venom in my writing if I have to, but person-to-person, I have never lost my temper, never used abusive language." - Khushwant Singh

"The pattern often has been entrenched since childhood... [abusive people] don't think that there is anything wrong with them because that is the way they were brought up in their family." - Gary Chapman

"I met Muslim immigrants in Brooklyn who were swept up in 9-11 raids, held in abusive conditions, beaten, denied rights. That's how things started in Germany. Guantanamo was modeled after what Stalin developed for the Gulag." - Naomi Wolf

"In an abusive relationship - we'll talk about men and women - women are often restrained, by words or out of fear, from leaving. They will tolerate abuse up to and including being put to death." - Rene Marie

"I think I'm equally as abusive as the editors normally are for the "Letters and Tomatoes" column, which is the fan mail part of MAD Magazine and an ongoing feature." - Al Yankovic

"Actually there's a very bad trend in some cults about how Guru's are supposed to be mean to their students, and there are some who revel in this and are abusive." - Robert Thurman

"The wise will determine from the gravity of the case; the irritable from sensibility to oppression; the high-minded from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands." - Edmund Burke

"Archiving is extremely expensive and time consuming. I'm sure an archivist would tell me I'm doing it wrong. It's an industry that's built upon essential ideas, and some of those practices are abusive." - Ian Mackaye

"To cultivate compassion, try to remember that others are doing the best they can, just like you, and that when someone does something abusive, they are getting something that they feel is positive from the experience." - Sharon Gannon

"Do' waste another minute dealing with a toxic, negative, energy-draining person. Some people are wired for negativity. They love being argumentative, combative and abusive. Run for your life as quickly as possible." - Les Brown

"Newspapers, television networks, and magazines have sometimes been outrageously abusive, untruthful, arrogant, and hypocritical. But it hardly follows that elimination of a strong and independent press is the way to eliminate abusiveness..." - Potter Stewart

"The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple. He was very skittish. He wouldn't let me hold him. It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated." - Casey Affleck

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"When infuriated by an outrageous column, do not be suckered into responding with an abusive e-mail. Pundits so targeted thumb through these red-faced electronic missives with delight, saying 'Hah! Got to 'em.'" - William Safire

"What we Americans go through to pick a president is not only crazy and unnecessary but genuinely abusive. Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in a craven, cynical effort to stir up hatred and anger on both sides." - Matt Taibbi

"All human beings are inherently good, so when someone goes off the rails, there must be some mitigating factor - he was bullied, was a loner, had an abusive father, or a domineering mother, etc." - Ray Comfort

"I grew up in an abusive home and was told on a daily basis by my father that I would never amount to anything and that I looked like a boy." - Janice Dickinson

"Well, I went through some emotionally abusive relationships and allowed myself to not be properly respected as a lady, as a human being even, though I tried everything I knew to be a lady." - Gloria Gaynor

"Those in powerless positions aren't about to complain about bullying bosses, abusive supervisors or corrupt co-workers. There is no safe way to do so and no process that promises redress." - Margaret Heffernan

"If we can't begin to agree on fundamentals, such as the elimination of the most abusive forms of child labor, then we really are not ready to march forward into the future." - Alexis Herman

"I do not think there was anything abusive in my house. Yet, I stand by a lot of my critiques of Western parenting. I think there's a lot of questions about how you instill true self-esteem." - Amy Chua

"We were just a gaggle of kids, and everybody played together and had a good time. You know how kids can be completely horrible - abusive but fun. But anyway, it was a nice childhood." - Peter Jurasik

"I can't stand to watch anything that I'm in. I tear it apart. The worst thing you can do is leave me alone and let me watch what I'm in. It's abusive." - Elias Koteas

"Ethically, I think pretty much every code of ethics for doctors suggests that they should not be in an interrogation room, particularly if there's anything coercive or abusive going on." - Jane Mayer

"The way things happen on social media is so abusive and everyone needs to take personal responsibility for what they write and not allowing this misinterpretation and shaming culture on social media to persist." - Ashley Judd

"There are more people abusive to others than lie open to abuse themselves; but the humor goes round, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody to laugh at him tomorrow." - Seneca the Younger

"I have made my thoughts on it (sledging) well known over the last couple of years. We are more than happy to be talking to opposition players in the field so long as it is not personal or abusive." - Ricky Ponting

"I've stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they're not being treated right." - Natalie Portman

"It was my first big relationship and it was just very abusive. I wouldn't give him the credit of naming him, if he ever reads this. But he was older, in the music business - or so he said." - Lisa Snowdon

"Our culture encourages women to nurture men, making it predictable that many experience a seductive empathy for abusive men, as well as the misguided hope that love can obliterate an ugly past." - Leslie Morgan Steiner

"I was working in customer service and had a verbally abusive boss. One day, I decided to quit and pursue my acting passion with everything I had. One week after quitting, I booked 'One Life to Live.'" - Tika Sumpter

"A criminal trial is like a cultural in-flight test in which society projects its own history, fears, impatience, insolence, clemency, insecurities, dreams and nightmares upon facts. ... What's inside is every fairy-tale monster, a brutal ogre, a bloodthirsty werewolf, an elegant vampire, a scheming devil, a bullying giant, a sneering troll, or maybe just an abusive stepfather." - Ron Franscell

"The central attitudes driving the Water Torturer are: You are crazy. You fly off the handle over nothing. I can easily convince other people that you're the one who is messed up. As long as I'm calm, you can't call anything I do abusive, no matter how cruel. I know exactly how to get under your skin." - Lundy Bancroft

"You're always feeling powerless in life. If you're in an abusive relationship or working for what we call a psychotic boss sometimes the only option is to leave because you're emotions get so entangled with these manipulative people that staying there you're just helpless because they're good at passive aggressive games and you're not, so you have to leave." - Robert Greene

"It is only when we begin to relax with ourselves that meditation becomes a transformative process. Only when we relate with ourselves without moralizing, without harshness, without deception, can we let go of harmful patterns. Without maitri (metta), renunciation of old habits becomes abusive. This is an important point." - Pema Chodron

"Corliss had never once considered the fate of library books. She'd never wondered how many books go unread. She loved books. How could she not worry about the unread? She felt like a disorganized scholar, an inconsiderate lover, an abusive mother, and a cowardly soldier." - Sherman Alexie

"I love it when I meet a woman who was poor as a child and maybe had an abusive family, and broke out and found the one and they're married with a very healthy home and children, and they've let go of regret and their past and decided to embrace their journey and what that stands for." - Abbie Cornish

"Certainly, words can be as abusive as any blow. . . . When a three-year-old yells, "You're so stupid! What a dummy!" it doesn't carry the same weight as when a mother yells those words to a child. . . . Even if you don't physically abuse young children, you can still drive them nuts with your words." - Mary Blakely

"Research has convincingly demonstrated that using the "rod" creates children who are not more obedient but who are instead simplymore angry and aggressive than other kids. Parents who routinely slap or strike their children are actually handing them a model of violence to imitate-and many do indeed grow to be abusive, some even murderously so." - Julius Segal

"While law-abiding Muslims are forced to hide in their homes, and animal-rights activists are labeled as terrorists for undercover filming of abusive treatment at factory farms, right-wing hate groups are free to organize, parade, arm themselves to the hilt and murder with chilling regularity. It's time for our society to confront this very real threat." - Amy Goodman

"The truth is I like the crazy ones better than the well-behaved ones normally because they tend to be the passionate ones. They never come after you if you're holding up your end. The only thing that's bad about an abusive director is that they bully the people they can." - Willem Dafoe

" People deserve a break. The stressed and unorganized person who doesn't have the same priorities as you may be dealing with an autistic child, abusive spouse, fading parents, or cancer. Don't judge people until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Give them a break instead." - Guy Kawasaki

" People deserve a break. The stressed and unorganized person who doesn't have the same priorities as you may be dealing with an autistic child, abusive spouse, fading parents, or cancer. Don't judge people until you've walked a mile in their shoes. Give them a break instead." - Guy Kawasaki

"When society is made up of men who know no interior solitude it can no longer be held together by love: and consequently it is held together by a violent and abusive authority. But when men are violently deprived of the solitude and freedom which are their due, then society in which they live becomes putrid, it festers with servility, resentment and hate." - Thomas Merton

"Intrusive people force you to behave as a victim, or feel like a perp, by betting you would rather succumb to their rudeness than escape it through actions you find as vulgar as theirs. You are thusly trapped between feeling weak for not freeing yourself or abusive if you do." - Alan Robert Neal

"In the US the overwhelming majority of those executed are psychotic, alcoholic, drug addicted or mentally unstable. They frequently are raised in an impoverished and abusive environment. Seldom are people with money or prestige convicted of capital offenses, even more seldom are they executed." - George Ryan

"The biggest challenge is to convince a woman that it's not her fault. My daughter is 25; my stepdaughter is 22. As a mother, I want them to know that if a boyfriend is abusive, you cannot ignore it ?- 'Oh, he's been drinking,' or 'He had a bad day.' There is no excuse for a man hitting a woman. Ever." - Debbie Stabenow

"We all like to think that if we were the victims of domestic abuse we'd up and leave - but it's not always as easy or straightforward as that. Women stay with abusive partners for all kinds of reasons - they love them, they fear them, they have children with them, they believe they can change them or they simply have no where else to go." - Kate Thornton

"In my state, two women who came to the U.S. as 'mail-order brides' were killed by abusive husbands. They had risked everything to come to this country, and it cost them their lives. We must let women know they have options." - Maria Cantwell

"While it can be aggressive playing rugby, the aggression doesn't leave the rugby pitch. A Real Man doesn't need to use violence or be abusive to others, especially towards his partner and family. I am proud to support the Women's Aid Real Man campaign." - Danny Care

"Strong Women never put their safety or their self-esteem aside to please someone else or to keep a man. If someone acts inappropriately or abusively in any way (including becoming emotionally abusive), Strong Women stand up for themselves and make it abundantly clear that they will not tolerate the abuse. If this doesn't work, they walk away." - Beverly Engel

"Most bullies are the product of a stressful and often abusive home life. Next time a bully threatens or attacks you, just yell, 'Don't abuse me like your parents abuse you!' Then call children's services and tell them you saw this bully crying in the bathroom and you're worried about him. Bam! He just got moved to a foster home." - Eugene Mirman

"I find life itself provides ample and sufficient tests of my valor and mettle: illness; betrayal; fruitless searches for love; working for the abusive, the insane, and the despotic. All challenges easily as thrilling to me as scrambling over icy rock in a pair of barely adequate boots." - David Rakoff

"And if your attitude is that only smarter people have something to teach you, your learning opportunities will be very limited. ... When we see people acting in an abusive, arrogant, or demeaning manner toward others, their behavior almost always is a symptom of their lack of self-esteem. They need to put someone else down to feel good about themselves." - Clayton Christensen

"The reason I gained so much weight in the first place and the reason I had such a sorry history of abusive relationships with men was I just needed approval so much. I needed everyone to like me, because I didn't like myself much." - Oprah Winfrey

"There's so much going on, with child abuse, not having the right relationships and being in abusive relationships, that play into her, and that energy was constantly in my body for a month. I was the lead character and it was very, very intense." - Tinsel Korey

"Yeah we're not together anymore. She has got - she has got a new boyfriend now. They just moved into together. And I've heard rumors that he is abusive, which makes you want to go over there with a baseball bat. And then blame it on her boyfriend." - Anthony Jeselnik

"While law-abiding Muslims are forced to hide in their homes, and animal-rights activists are labeled as terrorists for undercover filming of abusive treatment at factory farms, right-wing hate groups are free to organize, parade, arm themselves to the hilt and murder with chilling regularity. It's time for our society to confront this very real threat." - Amy Goodman

"Let's start working towards wellness, a healing in our community, a healing in relationships, so male and female can finally sit down and understand that that young boy or young girl saw behavior exhibited by their parents that was negative and abusive and they're going to pass it on." - Pam Grier

"In the beginning, yes I did go back... (but) I learned that if it's continued abusive, you just can't stay there. When guys are young, they make mistakes. Nobody's perfect, but, if they do it more than once, then it's definitely a habit" - Lil' Kim

"Physically abusive and verbally abuse marriages are very, very difficult situations. I fully understand people in those kinds of marriages who think there is no hope. I also know that the advice that is given by most people is simply... get out of there as fast as you can." - Gary Chapman

"Very few alcoholics get into a treatment program until they are at the end of the rope, often when they feel like they are about to lose something that is important to them, namely a wife or their family. The same is true with those who are physically and verbally abusive." - Gary Chapman

"There are abusive practices that have been used in connection with various mental attitudes or feelings. Over-medication in respect to depression is an example that comes to mind. The aversive therapies that have been used in connection with same-sex attraction have contained some serious abuses that have been recognized over time within the professions." - Dallin H. Oaks

"Like many people, I think I'm my own worst critic. And I think I take a lot out in an internally abusive way, looking at how I measure up, which usually was never enough. I never, never was as good as someone else." - Demi Moore

"Can individual psychic wounds really heal in an abusive and fragmented society? Audre Lorde has a poem which begins, "What do we want from each other/ after we have told our stories?" Where do we go to explore our stake with others in such a society?" - Adrienne Rich

"Capitalism is in crisis both morally, due to widening disparities of income and wealth and disclosures of abusive practices, and ecologically, due to its refusal to make business adjustments in accounting procedures that pass the consequences of emissions to the public and the future." - Richard A. Falk

"Intolerance has always been one of the cornerstones of Christianity - the glorious heritage of the Inquisition. It's no coincidence that most of my abusive mail - sentencing me to exquisite Oriental tortures and relegating me to hell-fire and damnation -comes from self-admitted Catholics." - Madalyn Murray O'Hair

"For me, being a good creative writing teacher is actually kind of being a good therapist. The line is very porous - you can also be a creepy guru/abusive therapist, too, so you have to be very careful. But it feels really important to me." - Annie Baker



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