“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil

Lots of questions today:

Duly quoted (Mother’s Day weekend edition):

  • “Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”  — James Joyce
  • “Mothers are all slightly insane.” — J.D. Salinger
  • “I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.” — Marguerite Duras
  • “David Stern should get with the mothers of the NBA and let the moms decide what the dress code should be. I asked my mother if I could wear a chain, and she told me yeah.” — Shaquille O’Neal