On Being Stuck

Sunday, October 6, 2013 – On Being Stuck

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. ~ George Carlin

God writes a lot of comedy… the trouble is he’s stuck with so many bad actors who don’t know how to play funny. ~ Garrison Keillor

For a long time on Earth humans didn’t worship good gods; that’s a new idea. The ancient Greek gods, the Hindu gods, are fairly amoral, most of them. We get stuck when we insist that God be both good and all-powerful. ~ Barbara Ehrenreich

You’re stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that. ~ Andrew Davies

There’s only one me, and I’m stuck with him. ~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

The New Age? It’s just the old age stuck in a microwave oven for fifteen seconds. ~ James Randi

Art is lunging forward without certainty about where you are going or how to get there, being open to and dependent on what luck, the paint, the typo, the dissonance, give you. Without art you’re stuck with yourself as you are and life as you think life is. ~ Mark Vonnegut

Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free. ~ Shannon L. Alder

Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. ~ Joseph Campbell

The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less. ~ Arthur Miller

What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can’t move, with no hope of rescue: Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn’t been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won’t be troubling you much longer. ~ Douglas Adams

You know, Moe, my mom once said something that really stuck with me. She said, “Homer, you’re a big disappointment,” and God bless her soul, she was really onto something. ~ Homer Simpson

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. ~ James Baldwin

I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That’s why I tend to forget my songs. ~ Mick Jagger

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it. ~ Tennessee Williams, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

The list here is short, but when you’re stuck, you’re stuck.


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