About P. Torcivia

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  • P. shared from The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein
    I admire the female sex. The life makers. It must be amazing to have a body that can carry an entire creature inside.
    Note: Me too.
  • P. shared from Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money by Jo Piazza
    Rutgers University found itself an unlikely media target in March 2011, when Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, a star of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, was paid $32,000 to speak at two Q&A sessions at the school. This fee exceeded what Nobel Prize–winning novelist Toni Morrison would be paid to speak at the university’s commencement months later.
    Note: Insanity.
  • P. shared from Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money by Jo Piazza
    Their investment was just their dignity, and the payoff was substantial.
    Note: Happens more often as each day passes.
  • P. shared from Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
    In a word, a man in a crowd behaves as though he had swallowed a large dose of some powerful intoxicant. He is a victim of what I have called “herd-poisoning.” Like alcohol, herd-poison is an active, extraverted drug. The crowd-intoxicated individual escapes from responsibility, intelligence and morality into a kind of frantic, animal mindlessness.
  • P. shared from The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook: Eddie will do whatever it takes to become her Mr. Right by Matt Dunn
    ‘Because I care about how other people see me, therefore I care about other people. You, on the other hand, are saying “I don’t mind how I look. I’m just going to suit myself”. And I’m afraid that that attitude has the opposite effect where women are concerned. It repels them.’
  • P. shared from The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
    ‘Men who watch, and say but little, very often are much wiser than the men they serve.’
  • P. shared from Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence by Tim Sanders
    You will win people over through tenacity.
    Note: So true.
  • P. shared from What a Nice Guy by Phil Torcivia
    So, the Big Guy bonked Adam over the head with a stone, reached up his ass, pulled out a bone, coated it in soft skin, and added a few lovely bumps. He decided to call her Eve because Steve is a silly name for a woman.
    Note: The limits of my religion.
  • P. shared from The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks
    Children are coached on how to jump through a thousand scholastic hoops. Yet by far the most important decisions they will make are about whom to marry and whom to befriend, what to love and what to despise, and how to control impulses.
    Note: Children are usually poorly coached.
  • P. shared from Hot Water Music by Charles Bukowski
    “All writers are dumb asses. That’s why they write things down.” “What do you mean, ‘That’s why they write things down’?” “I mean, they write things down because they don’t understand them.”
    Note: I don't understand.
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P. Torcivia
Web Page: Torcivia.com