Belief is a technology, a mental trick for softening the landscape. The world becomes more sensuous and beautiful when God is in it.
— Chris Kraus, Aliens & Anorexia ‎- religion-neutral stethoscope
Sylvère-the-pragmatist kept telling me I'd have better luck if I'd call myself a "feminist" but I just couldn't do it. Because I'd been sad so long I could not believe in merely personal salvation, and anyway the feminists we knew were mostly Good Girl Academics. Why should women settle to think and talk about just femaleness when men were constantly transcending gender? ‎- religion-neutral stethoscope