Two people looking at each other each hoping the other will do what both desire but neither is willing to do.
The basic subsystems of the general system of action constitute a hierarchical...– Parsons, An Outline of the Social System (via markoon)
Not only is it [the human brain] the primary organ for controlling complex...– Talcott Parsons, sociologist, in “Evolutionary Universals in Society” (1964)
She laid herself out, a soft mass of white on the hard black slit. Her legs were...– Michael Gira, The Consumer