Monotonous talk of the end of American hegemony, the universal cliché of the period, is mostly a way of avoiding mounting a serious opposition to it.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
Cannot You Peace
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them.
But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.
Men go to far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.
desire fear Men
DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING, said Death. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
May Dangerous Avoided
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
Poison!" Grover yelped. "Don't let those things touch you or..."
"Or we'll die?" I guessed.
"Well...after you shrivel slowly to dust, yes."
"Let's avoid the swords," I decided.
dust poison humor
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
pip morality Wrong
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.
depression anger Anger