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I have no respect for justice.

I have no respect for justice.
I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives.
I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age.
The more I am quoted, the more I am believed.
I flourish at every level of society.
My victims are helpless.
They cannot protect themselves against me
because I have no name and no face.
To track me down is impossible.
The harder you try,
the more elusive I become.
I am nobody's friend.
Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same.
I topple governments and wreak marriages.
I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion.
I spawn suspicion and generate grief.
I make innocent people cry in their pillows.
Even my name hisses. I am called Gossssip.
Office Gossip. Shop Gossip. Party
Gossip. Telephone Gossip.
I make headlines and headaches.
Before your repeat a story ask yourself:
Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?
If not ~ shut up.
Ann Landers

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playgirl
Aug. 6th, 2003 07:28 am (UTC)
I'm so lucky to have found that article. Nobody can beat Ann Landers in the advice section. So sorry she passed away!
deviantsaint
Aug. 5th, 2003 06:14 pm (UTC)
Is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary?

And if the answer is yes?

*chuckles*

I have an interesting story that I can tell about all that.

-DS
"the horns hold up the halo"
curiousdevil
Aug. 5th, 2003 07:08 pm (UTC)
I love this line: "the horns hold up the halo".... may I use it, since my nickname is Curiousdevil??
And I liked this piece,play girl...Its very true.
deviantsaint
Aug. 5th, 2003 07:13 pm (UTC)
Horns
Although I thought it up myself I'm pretty sure it's not original. So, that being the case... have at it.

-DS
"the horns hold up the halo."
deviantsaint
Aug. 5th, 2003 07:14 pm (UTC)
By the Way...
I added you to my friends list, I hope you do not mind.

-DS
playgirl
Aug. 6th, 2003 07:29 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it curiousdevil. Yes, it is very true.
playgirl
Aug. 6th, 2003 07:25 am (UTC)
deviantsaint
Sure would like to hear that interesting story!
deviantsaint
Aug. 6th, 2003 11:08 am (UTC)
Re: deviantsaint
Sure, I can arrange it.
born2model
Aug. 6th, 2003 06:35 am (UTC)
awesome
ann landers kicks. I absolutely love your journal! Very interesting to read with the pictures and everything- I'm definitely going to be visiting often! xo- ash
playgirl
Aug. 6th, 2003 07:31 am (UTC)
Re: awesome
Glad you enjoyed my journal. There will never be another who will ever beat Ann Landers with her advice. I loved her sense of humor, too.
meliorated
Aug. 7th, 2003 03:26 pm (UTC)
Here's a picture from a Tennessee artist named Jim Gray that is titled "Gossip" and is another good way to portray the effects of gossip. See if you can make out the image...
playgirl
Aug. 8th, 2003 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for posting that awesome picture.

If only those who gossip, would comprehend that their evil tongues can very possibly bring death. I'll be posting a poem I
wrote a few years ago, about the destruction of gossip.

I'll probably use this very picture, too.
candi_
Aug. 10th, 2003 08:05 pm (UTC)
She Rocks!
Ann Landers is awesome. What a great loss. Thanks for posting!
ramirez13
Aug. 15th, 2003 11:35 am (UTC)
Perfect material to quote.
I am quite the fan of her column.

Btw.... thought id let you know i looked ove ryou site links today.. I only have one thing to say sweetie...... DAMN!
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