I'm brash and abrasive but that's because I've noticed when people are nice and polite they never get anywhere.
We must express the view, based on our empirical observations, that a substantial number of journalists are ignorant, lazy, opinionated, and intellectually dishonest. The profession is heavily cluttered with aged hacks toiling through a miasma of mounting decrepitude and often alcoholism, and even more so with arrogant and abrasive youngsters who substitute 'commitment' for insight.conrad black
"One cannot lose what one has not possessed."So much for that abrasive gem.I can lost what I want. I want you.geoffrey hill
Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict.saul alinsky