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Posts tagged "profanity"

Apr 05, 2013
He wouldn’t know how to pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.

Nov 16, 2012

May 24, 2012
I love words…they’re my work, they’re my play, they’re my passion. Words are all we have really. We have thoughts, but thoughts are fluid. Then we assign a word to a thought, and we’re stuck with that word for that thought. So be careful with words. I like to think the same words that hurt can heal. It’s a matter of how you pick them.
— George Carlin, in his 40-year-old routine, “7 Dirty Words,” off 1972’s Class Clown

Jul 26, 2011
I don’t want to talk to these cocksuckers, but you have to. In life, you have to do a lot of things you don’t fuckin’ want to do. Many times, that’s what the fuck life is, one vile fucking task after another. But don’t get aggravated. Then the enemy has you by the short hair.
— Al Swearengen, Deadwood (Thx, @tcarmody for the clip)

Jul 24, 2011
What kind of fuckery is this?
— Amy Winehouse, “Me & Mr. Jones

Aug 25, 2010
Goddamn it Jim! I’m going to glue your fucking hair to the wall!
— Tom Waits to Jim Jarmusch, as recalled here

Jul 25, 2010
I ran out of money and I wasn’t in love, so I have come home to my mother. She is an educational administrator. All winter long after work she watches television and knits afghans. Come home, she said. Save money. I can’t possibly do it, I said. Jesus, I’m twenty-three years old. Don’t be silly, she said. And don’t use profanity…
— Jayne Anne Phillips, “Home,” from Black Tickets

Jul 01, 2010

Mar 30, 2010

Jul 16, 2009
Under certain circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
— Mark Twain
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