quote by Dorothea Dix

I proceed, gentlemen, to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within the commonwealth; in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens; chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.

— Dorothea Dix

Eye-opening gay closet quotes that are about skeletons in the closet

Every woman should have four pets in her life.

A mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.

Retire from the world each day to some private spot.

Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God's presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it.

All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the closet.

I'm like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans.

I have a face that is a cross between two pounds of halibut and an explosion in an old clothes closet.

If we taught babies to talk as most skills are taught in school, they would memorize lists of sounds in a predetermined order and practice them alone in a closet.

It's okay to talk about birth, okay - then menstruation.

I first started my advocacy for women's health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet.

I myself identify as a recovering Blockhead.

You'd be surprised how many twenty- and thirty-something hipster chicks have the NKOTB skeleton in their closet, albeit artfully concealed by stacks of Ksubi skinny jeans and ironic Judas Priest T-shirts.

I've never been an all-black girl. I like pinks and blues and greens. If you come over to my closet, you'll be able to find a rainbow of things to wear.

Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.

I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly;

more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.

The lives of most men are patchwork quilts.

Or at best one matching outfit with a closet and laundry bag full of incongruous accumulations. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you've just told them.

Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs .

. . and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannies the most ignominious instincts are deposited. Mundane life proclaims the total subjugation of eroticism to privacy.

I love America, and I love American women.

But there is one thing that deeply shocks me - American closets. I cannot believe one can dress well when you have so much.

Your closet needs to be a place of joy and celebration of who are you now - not who you were.

A squat cannot be performed on a Smith machine any more than it can be performed in a small closet with a hamster.

No man is greater than his prayer life.

The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.

When you finally embrace the gift of your sexual orientation it IS the end;

the end of shame, fear and oppression. You leave the darkness of the closet and begin a life of honesty, authenticity and freedom.

The reason 99% of all stories written are not bought by editors is very simple.

Editors never buy manuscripts that are left on the closet shelf at home.

Tailor your space to your needs. In one closet, I have upper and lower rods for skirts, pants and tops. The second is all shelves for bags and linens. In the third, there's just one rod for suits and dresses. To hang evening gowns, I use hooks on the ceiling.

I personally don't do any hard drugs, because they get in the way of me getting to my base issues, and I'd rather get rid of the excess baggage than find a way to shove it deeper in the closet.

I've had enough of being a gay icon! I've had enough of all this hard work, because, since I came out, I keep getting all these parts, and my career's taken off. I want a quiet life. I'm going back into the closet. But I can't get back into the closet, because it's absolutely jam-packed full of other actors.

Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now.

They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

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Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet.

Seek to know God in your closets, call upon him in the fields.

Follow the directions of the Book of Mormon, and pray over, and for your families, your cattle, your flocks, your herds, your corn, and all things that you possess [see Alma 34:18-27]; ask the blessing of God upon all your labors, and everything that you engage in.

I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing.

My brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn't a big deal for my family.

What frightened me was the logic of the world;

in it lay the foretaste of something incalculably powerful. Its mechanism was incomprehensible, and I could not possibly remain closeted in that windowless, bone-chilling room. Though outside lay the sea of irrationality, it was far more agreeable to swim in its waters until presently I drowned.

Let me say for the record, I am not a gangster and never have been.

I'm not the thief who grabs your purse. I'm not the guy who jacks your car. I'm not down with people who steal and hurt others. I'm just a brother who fights back. I'm not some violent closet psycho. I've got a job. I'm an artist.

They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.

I get to sit at home with the dogs on the sofa, record in a closet in the office, send them off and, if I'm lucky, make a million dollars.

Wives, girlfriends, fiancees - clean out your closets.

I'm cleaning out my old bell bottoms. We can touch millions.

The soul that has been enriched by communion with God will not be dismayed by isolation but will welcome solitude. He will seek not the crowd but the closet, and emerging will never walk alone, for he has unseen companionship.

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