Public lives are lived out on the job and in the marketplace, where certain rules, conventions, laws, and social customs keep most of us in line. Private lives are lived out in the presence of family, friends, and neighbors who must be considered and respected even though the rules and proscriptions are looser than what's allowed in public. But in our secret lives, inside our own heads, almost anything goes.
— Robert Fulghum

The Tom Strong thing was totally for the money. I plan to get looser after I finish this Maggie saga.
Jaime Hernandez looser quote

I don't know whether it's age or maturity, but I certainly find myself committed more and more to the looser forms of Western democracy at any price.
— John Le Carre

It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
— Mary Douglas

Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion.
— Mary Douglas