Sunday, June 06, 2004

"I'm astounded by people who want to 'know'
the universe when it's hard enough to find
your way around Chinatown."
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."
--Robert Fritz
"Going to church doesn't make you a christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile." -- Billy Sunday
"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy
"Its the way I felt going through a relationship, and if I wanna say fuck you I'm going to say fuck you. If you wanna beep it out, go ahead and beep it out, but I still said fuck you." ~ Sully Erna.
"Love is like the wind; you cannot see it, but you can feel it." - A Walk to Remember
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other. --Chinese proverb--
"My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." --Pablo Picasso--
"Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life" --Mark Twain--

Saturday, May 29, 2004

"You can't get into a piss fight with a skunk" --Dr Webb (director of study abroad at Meredith)
"Beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."-Hope Floats
“You start out life with a clean slate. Then you begin to make your mark. You face decisions, make choices. You keep moving forward. But sooner or later there comes a time when you look back over where you have been …and wonder who you really are.”-The Wonder Years
The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.

- Oscar Wilde
"It's everybody, i mean. Everything everbody does is so - i don't know- not wrong or even mean, or even stupid necessarily. But it's just so tiny and meaningless and - sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you're conforming just as much as everyone else, only in a different way." - J.D. Salinger
"The church says the earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow on the moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the church."

Ferdinand Magellan
"No,no don't speak- for some moments in life there are no words"-Willy Wonka
"Sometimes it's easier to pretend things are okay rather than face a difficult truth.So we go through the motions and rituals of everyday life.We hope the comfortable rhythms of familiarity will hold off the inevitable just a little longer.Return things to normal, anything to buy us more time.Playing pretend,make believe - it might be one thing we never outgrow."-Everwood

Monday, May 17, 2004

Even though I don't have to put on a suit every morning at 8 a.m., we all have one thing in common and that's fear. Call it fear of the unknown, fear of failure or just fear that you can't schedule your social life around your classes. Any way you look at it, these things are always intimidating. Everything seems to scare you at first...
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you
anyway.
Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
You are the person who has to decide.
Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
You are the person who makes up your mind.
Whether you'll lead or will linger behind.
Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar.
Or just be contented to stay where you are.

~ Edgar A. Guest ~

Saturday, May 15, 2004

"a sentimental person thinks things will last- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't."
-this side of paradise
“... have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged; their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone." -Shawshank Redemption



Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
--Author Unknown
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
--Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld
"Gentleness requires tremendous strength. Gentleness is having the power not to react when everything about the circumstance says you should. Gentleness is the beginning of learning what love is all about."

~ Shale Paul in The Warrior Within
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build this whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, wanders into your stupid life .... you give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They do something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns you into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts, not just in the imagination, not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.
-neil gaiman

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

“I was normal once, I didn't like it. “ -Bumper Sticker
"We long to be known and we fear it like nothing else. Most people live with a subtle dread that one day they will be discovered for who they really are and the world will be appalled." - Brent Curtis and John Eldredge, The Sacred Romance
Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed Maybe they need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with-Sex and the City
"If this is coffee, please bring me tea; but if this is tea, please bring me coffee." - Abraham Lincoln
If you haven't contemplated murder, you ain't been in love. If you haven't seriously thought about killing a motherfucker, you ain't been in love. If you haven't had a can of rat poison in your hand and looked at it for forty-five minutes straight, you ain't been in love. If you haven't bought a shovel and a bag and a rug to roll their ass up in, you ain't been in love. If you haven't practiced your alibi in front of the mirror, you ain't been in love. And the only thing that's stopped you from killin' this motherfucker was a episode of CSI: "Oh man, they thorough. I better make up. They might catch my ass."--Chris Rock
"It has taken you seventeen incarnations to arrive at this truth?" said Yama. "I can see then why you are still doing time as an ape."



Roger Zelazny,
Lord of Light
3 tomatoes are walking down the street- Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato, and Baby Tomato. The Baby Tomato starts lagging behind and the Papa Tomato got really mad. So he goes and squishes the Baby Tomato and says "ketchup". -Pulp Fiction
"I'm gonna put a curse on you and all your kids will be born completely naked!!!" -Jimmie Hendrix
There have been men who loved the future like a mistress, and the future mixed her breath into their breath and shook her hair about them, and hid them from the understanding of their times.

--W. B. Yeats, 'William Blake & the Imagination'
Those who are faithful know only the pleasures of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.

~Oscar Wilde
"I detest limitations of any kind, and intend to establish my ass some place where I am a virgin on the police blotter."
-William Burroughs to Allen Ginsberg
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within."
-James A. Baldwin
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
--George Bernard Shaw
A poem . . . begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. . . . It finds the thought and the
thought finds the words.
--Robert Frost
I and my kind do not convince by argument; we convince by our presence.
--Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
"you know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is chinese, the swiss hold the america's cup, france is accusing the u.s. of arrogance, germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in america are named 'bush', 'dick', and 'colon.' need I say more?" -- chris rock

Monday, May 10, 2004

From "American Beauty."

I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die.

First of all, that one second isn't a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time...

For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars...

And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined my street...

Or my grandmother's hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper...

And the first time I saw my cousin Tony's brand new Firebird...

And Janie...

And Janie...

And... Carolyn.

I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst...

...and then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life...

You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry...

You will someday.
You try too hard. Winners forget they're in a race. They just love to run.--Simon Wilder, With Honors
"they speak of revenge. and eye for an eye, but who will enjoy freedeom, when everybody's blind?"
A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well
known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
-- Fred Allen
"there comes a point in everyone's life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.."
"you only live once.. but if you live it right, once is enough."

Tuesday, April 27, 2004

"The dishonest men you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly, its the honest ones you want to watch out for. You can never tell when they're about to do something incredibly... stupid." Captain Jack Sparrow, off "Pirates Of The Caribbean".
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
Robert Alton Harris
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke
Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.
-Henrik Ibsen, playwright (1828-1906)
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired - Anastacia
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank (1929 - 1945)
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Ziggy
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), (attributed)
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman
The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
Margaret Atwood
To be joyous is to be a madman in a world of sad ghosts.
Sexus ~ Henry Miller
"And for one moment you get this amazing gift, and you wanna laugh, and you wanna cry... 'cause you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared that it'll go away all at the same time."
"Voting is just like driving. If you want to go forward, put it in D. If you want to go back, put it in R" - unknown
At certain moments, always unforseen, I become happy... I look at the strangers near as if I had known them all my life... everything fills me with affection... It may be an hour before the mood passes, but lately I seem to understand that I enter upon it the moment I cease to hate.
- William Butler Yeats
How to please a woman? Love her, die for her, take her to dinner, miss the superbowl for her, buy her jewelry, pretend you're interested in what she has to say...How to please a Man? Show up naked, bring beer.
"We all want to fall in love. Why? Because that experience makes us feel completely alive. Where every sense is heightened, every emotion is magnified, our everyday reality is shattered and we are flying into the heavens. It may only last a moment, an hour, an afternoon. But that doesn't diminish its value. Because we are left with memories that we treasure for the rest of our lives."
"Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea, it will never again return to its original size."


Oliver Wendell Holmes
"It is worth mentioning, for future reference,
that the creative power
which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book
quiets down after a time,
and one goes on more steadily.
Doubts creep in.

Then one becomes resigned.
Determination not to give in,
and the sense of an impending shape
keep one at it more than anything."

Virginia Woolf
"I am the norm."-Webber
"How do you figure that?"-Leah
"Well, someone has to be." -Webber
If thou must love me, let it be for nought
Except for love's sake only. Do not say,
I love her for her smile...her look...her way
Of speaking gently...for a trick of thought
That falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought
A sense of pleasant ease on such a day -
For these things in themselves, Beloved, may
Be changed, or change for thee - and love so wrought, May be unwrought so.
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
"Some people don't want to hear the truth of course, but that's not your problem."
-S. King, 'On Writing'
"Don't bullshit a bullshitter."
-Joe Gideon, 'All That Jazz'
"The amount of time it takes to build up a scientific consensus is the amount of time it takes for all the people who were wrong to die."
- Dr. Reynolds
"live
to the point
of tears."

camus
If you are to be, you must begin by assuming responsibility. You alone are responsible for every moment of your life, for every one of your acts.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're
going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot."
--Dean Smith
'All men are alike in their dreams, and all men are alike in
the promises they make. The difference is what they do.'
--Moliere, 15th Century French Playwright
If I have seen further than others, it is because I have stood on the
shoulders of giants.

Sir Isaac Newton

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me. ~ Angela
This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, "Hey, you, can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can you help me Out" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are you nuts? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before - and I know the way out." ~ Leo McGarry
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
- Woodly Allen
when asked about love..

“What’s it like? All right... you know how when you’re listening to music playing from another room and you’re singing along because it’s a tune that you really love, when a door closes or a train passes so you can't hear the music anymore, but you sing along anyway. Then, no matter how much time passes, when you hear the music again, you’re still in exact same time with it. That's what it’s like.”

Danny (Jude Law), Music from Another Room
"Remember when you see a man on top of a mountain, he didn't fall there." -- unknown
"Men are self-confident because they grow up identifying with super-heroes. Women have bad self-images because they grow up identifying with Barbie." -- Rita Rudner
"I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book."

-Kenneth Rexroth
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A death. What's that? A bonus? I think the life-cycle is all backwards.

You should die first -- get it all over with. Then you live in an old age home. You get kicked out when you're too young. You get a gold watch. You go to work. You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You do drugs, alcohol and party. You get ready for high school. You go to grade school and become a kid. You play. You have no responsibilities. You become a little baby & go back into the womb. You spend your last nine months floating. . . Then, you finish off as an orgasm." -- Andy Rooney
live your life
as if each day
is your last
because someday it will be...
Five tips for women…

1) It is important that a man helps you around the house and has a job

2) It is important that a man makes you laugh

3) It is important that you find a man you can count on and doesn’t lie to you

4) It is important that a man loves you and spoils you

5) It is important that these four men don’t know each other
The world is the world. All you can change is the way you deal with what's thrown your way.
In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones where the two people can finish each other's sentences. Forget drama and torrid sex and the clash of opposites. Give me banter any day of the week.
Look at us. We're all born lost, aren't we? We're all born separated from God -- over and over life makes sure to inform us of this -- and yet we're all real: we have names we have lives. We mean something. We must.
"I always tell the girls never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously then you never get hurt. If you never get hurt then you always have fun, and if you ever get lonely you can just go to the record store and visit your friends."

[ Penny Lane - Almost Famous ]
"Your silence will not protect you."
-Audre Lorde

Monday, April 19, 2004

The darkest hour is the best time to see the stars. It is when life seems most harsh and painful that the most wonderful blessings arrive. Always hold on to the thought that there's something better out there for you.
"that room has the dry erase board, they could be doing anything in there, anything." -homer simpson
An inventor is an engineer who doesn't take his education too seriously.

- unknown
"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."

- Anne Frank

Sunday, April 18, 2004

"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."


- Satchel Paige
be gentle with yourself. you are a child of the Universe, no less than the trees and the stars. you have a right to be here. and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. therefore be at peace with god, whatever you concieve him to be. and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep at peace in your soul. with all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. CASSIE CROMWELL
"I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken." - Duke Leto Atreides - Frank Herbet, Dune.
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." – J. R.R Tolkien
"No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities, always see them, for they're always there."
-Norman Vincent Peale
"You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough."

---Joe E. Lewis (1902-1971, Author and Comedian)
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost.
That is where they should be. Now put the foundation under
-Henry David Thoreau
Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you,
but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it.
Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take
it away.
-Unknown

Friday, April 16, 2004

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again.
"It sucks when someone you know becomes someone you knew." ~Henry Rollins
"Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives."
~William Dement
eventually all the pieces will fall into place...until then...laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason
"Sometimes we take for granted the people in our lives that mean so much and when we finally realize that, it can be too late. Take advantage of every minute you have, hold onto and cherish every second. Have no regrets and never forget those that made you who you are."
"The bottom line is that when the final curtain drops, the onlt things we truly regret are the things we did not do." [Clive Cussler]
"If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on TV telling you how to do your shit, then YOU DESERVE IT." ~Frank Zappa
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on and individual level. It's got to happen inside first. You can take away a man's political freedom and you won't hurt him- unless you take away his freedom to feel. That can destroy him. That kind of freedom can't be granted. Nobody can win it for you. - Jim Morrison
"If you love someone put their name in a circle, not a heart. A heart can be broken but a circle goes on forever"
As a child, a library card takes you to exotic, faraway places. When you're grown up, a credit card does it.
-- Sam Ewing (Readers Digest, Dec, 1997)
A man explained inflation to his wife thus:
'When we married, you measured 36-24-36. Now you're 42-42-42. There's more of you, but you are not worth as much.'
-- Lord Barnett
Your body is a temple. It is also your dance hall, your bowling alley, and your pizza parlor.
-Jonathan Katz
Attorney: Did he kill you?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: What did the tissue samples taken from the victim's vagina show?
Witness: There were traces of semen.
Attorney: Male semen?
Witness: That's the only kind I know of.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
Witness: Yes.
Attorney: And what were you doing at that time?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: This myasthenia gravis-does it affect your memory at all?
Witness: Yes.
Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
Witness: I forget.
Attorney: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
-testimony from court records
Attorney: What is the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
Witness: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Attorney: And why did that upset you?
Witness: My name is Susan.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
Witness: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Attorney: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
Witness: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
Witness: No.
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Witness: No.
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Witness: No.
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Witness: No.
Attorney: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Attorney: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?
Witness: It is possible that he could have been alive and practising law somewhere.
-testimony from court records
Attorney: Where you shot in the fracas?
Witness: No, I was shot midway between the fracas and the navel.
-testimony from court records
"Where you present when your picture was taken?"
-testimony from court records
"They say people fear public speaking more than they fear death. So technically, if you kill a guy who's schedualed to speak, you're doing him a favor."
-Scott Adams
"In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."
-The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"All the kung fu in the world isn't any help when it comes to women."
-Jet li
For peace of mind, resign as general manager of
the universe. ~Larry Eisenberg
"It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny."
"every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit."-elbert hubbard
"Stop worrying where you're going-
Move on.
If you can know where you're going,
You've gone.
Just keep moving on.

I chose, and my world was shaken-
So what?
The choice may have been mistaken,
The choosing was not.
You have to move on."

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

"Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery."

- - Andy Warhol
“ I guess I have a very lose interpretation of ‘work,’ because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don’t always want to do. ” Andy Warhol
"It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly …"
When the solution is simple, God is answering.

- Albert Einstein
"I don't always feel lucky but I am smart enough to try" ani difranco
Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions, all life is an experiment-ralph waldo emmerson
"Stay true to yourself because there are very few people who will stay true to you." - ?
"I don't need anyone to take advantage of my weaknesses or my strengths. I need someone who will appreciate me for everything I am." - ?
"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could, some blunders and absurdities have crept in: forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning." - Carl Bard
"Wise men talk because they have something to say. Fools talk because they have to say something." - Plato

Friday, April 09, 2004

If we do not come to know what we lack, we do not search to find it, and we remain unwhole, in the darkness that we mistook for light.

—In the Hand of Dante, Nick Tosches.

Thursday, April 08, 2004

"...I think it's about the need to escape yourself for 15 minutes that everyone feels. But what it's really about is something more sinister. It's the idea that we now lead virtual lives. We live our joys and sorrows and foibles through the lives of public people. It's about the end of art. Because art has to take its cue from life."

-John Malkovich, 1999
in an interview about the film "Being John Malkovich"
"The problems we face will not be solved by the minds that created them."

~Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and it often comes
with bitter agony. Pefect relief is not possible, except with time.
You ccannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not
true. You are sure to be happy agin. Knowing this, truly believing it,
will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make
this statement." Abraham Lincoln
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." Chinese Proverb
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by
midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster.
Your life will never be the same again. ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in
the World ~
"An eye for an eye would make the whole world blind."
--Mahatma Gandhi
"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our own days and nights into a hellish turmoil"
--Dale Carnegie
I don't know if you've ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That's why I'm trying not to think. I just want it all to stop spinning.
-The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Is it better to be loved or feared? People are more likely to screw over the people they love than people they fear.
"Unsinkable ships sink. Unbreakable walls break. Sometimes the things you think could never happen, happen just like that. Unbendable steel bends, if the fury of the wind is unstoppable... I've learned never to underestimate the impossible." -Joe Nichols
"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." -John Mason
"I believe that everything you do comes back to you. So everything that I do that's bad, I'm going to suffer for it. But in my heart I believe that what I'm doing is right, so I feel like I'm going to heaven." -Tupac
"It's who you love, it's where you've been, it's who you say, and touch within." -Sheila Divine
"Your can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." -The Velveteen Rabbit
The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.
-John Steinbeck, novelist, Nobel laureate (1902-1968)

Monday, April 05, 2004

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

-Herman Melville
People are always telling me to smile, like smiling is gonna take away all the hurt and all the pain. Well, I've tried that. I've tried hiding my sorrows, and covering the sadness in my smile. What I've learned is when it hurts this much inside; your heart always has a way of showing it, no matter how many masks you wear.
It's amazing, some people, they just say these small little things, one sentence and it changes the way you feel about them in an instant. Small little words that can hurt you so much or make you fall deeply in love forever. It changes everything, nothing between you is ever really the same again, even if they don't know it, it still happens.
"this is something they should tell u when ur a child. your life doesn't last forever. you can die in a few days, months, years or even worse, in a few minutes. you don't know what ur furture holds. and they should tell u that. you could be going to meet your husband, cross the street and get hit by a bus. so what are you waiting for? take every chance, say everything you want to say. don't argue over stupid things. your waisting ur time. this is ur life, and it doesn't last forever"
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given then to explore the power they have to change it.
Impossible is not a fact. It's an option. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary.



Impossible is nothing.
It does not do to dwell on dreams...and forget to live.

-Professor Albus Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone
"Love comes not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

Friday, April 02, 2004

“Man has one tyrant, Ignorance.” - Victor Hugo
"Know your limits, not so that you can honour them, but so that you can smash
them to pieces and reach for magnificence."
--Cherie Carter-Scott
"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer." ~Albert Camus

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

There's an old saying that if you come back to the place where you became a man, you will remember all those things you need to be happy... That saying never made sense to me, but I thought it was worth a try.

-- One Who Waits to Ed (2.2)
If you're going through hell, keep going.
--Sir Winston Churchill
"i think its kind of funny, and i think its kind of sad, that the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had."
-- Tears for Fears - - Mad World--
There are certain people who are not meant to fit in your life, no matter how much you want them to be.
I wonder how many people never get the one they want, but end up with the one they're supposed to have -Fried Green Tomatoes
When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.--Mark Twain
I only like two kinds of men: foreign and domestic.--Mae West
Chocolate is no ordinary food. It is not something you take or leave, something you like only moderately. You don't LIKE chocolate. You don't even LOVE chocolate. Chocolate is something you have an affair with.
To love another person is to see the face of God.--Les Miserables
There's nothing like the deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons."--The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Men are like a deck of cards. You'll find the occasional king, but most are jacks.--Laura Swenson
"Anything that i've done that was ultimately worthwhile...initially scared me to death"
"Get everything you need, and then give it up for what you want, then you can say you have had a fufilling life"

Monday, March 29, 2004

Other people will try to make you misrable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.
Every one drives fast in L.A. out of sheer self-defense.
"America is like a melting pot. The ones at the bottom get burned, and the scum floats to the top."

~Charlie King
I hate women who complain about being fat when they're like a size five. Anything under a size five isn't a woman, it's a boy with breasts.

-"Obsidian Butterfly"
Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.

-"Blue Moon"
Those people who tell you not to take chances, they are all missing
out on what life is about. You only live once, so take hold of the chance."-Metallica
"What's amazing is when you can feel your life going somewhere, like
your life just figured out how to get good, like, that second."
-- Angela
"What I, like, dread is when people who know you in completely
different ways end up in the same area. You have to develop this,
like, combination you on the spot."
-- Angela
When I was little I, like, worshipped Halloween. And truthfully, part of me still does. 'Cause it's your one chance all year to be someone else.
Love is when you look into someone's eyes, and suddenly, you go all the way inside, to their soul... and you both know, instantly. I always imagined I would fall in love, nursing a blind soldier. Who was wounded in battle. Or maybe while rescuing someone in the middle of a blizzard, seconds before the avalanche hits. I thought, at least, by the age of fifteen, I would have a love life. But, I don't even have a "like" life.
The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up. And that, in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool.
Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they're actually... beautiful. Possibly even me. -My So Called Life
It just seems like...you agree to have a certain personality or something. For no reason. Just to make things easier for everyone. But when you think about it... I mean, how do you know it's even you? And this whole thing with the yearbook - it's like, everybody's in this big hurry to make this book... to supposedly remember what happened, but it's not even what really happened. It's what everybody thinks was *supposed* to happen. Because if you made a book of what *really* happened, it'd be a really upsetting book. - My So Called Life
My life's work has been to prompt others and be forgotten. Remember that night when Christian came to your balcony? That moment sums up my life. While I was below in the shadows, others climbed up to kiss the sweet rose. -Cyrano de Bergerac
everyone i know
goes away in the end
"You don't get to choose, you just fall [in love]. And you get this person whose all wrong and all right at the same time. And it just works"-Party of Five
"Sometimes new love comes between old friends. Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there."-Reality Bites
"The people you care about you never really say goodbye to"-The Real World
"Everyone is strange and beautiful in their own way"-My So Called Life
"People always say how you should be yourself. Like your self is this definite thing, like a toaster or something. Like you know what it is even. But every so often, I'll have, like a moment when being myself, and my life, like, right where I am, is like, enough"-My So Called Life
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies"-The Shawshank Redemption
"Real love hurts; Real love makes you totally vulnerable and open; Real love will take you far beyond yourself; Therefore real love will devastate you. If love does not shatter you, You do not know love"
"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go,we take a little of each other everywhere"-Tim McGraw
"Success is like death. The more successful you become,the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get"-Kevin Spacey
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted"-John Lennon
"Through all the happiness and sorrow
I guess I'd do it all again
Live for today and not tomorrow
It's still the road that never ends"
-Ozzy Osbourne
A big part of growing up is learning to do the right thing, even if it means breaking someone's heart... Including your own.
How is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?

- Fran├žois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
You can’t just sit down and talk about the truth. It doesn’t work that way. You have to live it and be part of it and you might get to know it.
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That's all there is to it. If an activity is not grounded in 'to love' or 'to learn,' it has no value.

-Anne Rice
Auden, W. H.: "Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."
Like most intellectuals, he's intensely stupid.
Dangerous Liaisons (Marquise de Merteuil)
"A lot of horrible, unfair, untrue things have been said about me. I can only say that the best revenge is success"-- Kate Moss
Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
--Kevyn Aucoin
I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful. --MM
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night- there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest. --Marilyn Monroe
"It's the people who are not seen who change art and culture and fashion and music. It's the people who are constantly pushed away who change the world." - Morrissey, I think..
"You never have sex the way people do in the movies. You don't do it on the floor, you don't do it standing up, you don't always have all your clothes off, you don't happen to have on all the sexy lingerie. You know, if anybody ever ripped my clothes, I'd kill them."
I've made my mistakes. I've had my ups and downs, my ins and outs, and definately my share of bad breaks. BUT when it's all said and done..I'll raise a glass over my head and swear to god its all been fun.
"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect." -- Margaret Mitchell
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. - JD Salinger

Sunday, March 28, 2004

"If you're going to lie, lie for a friend. If you're going to cheat, cheat death. If you're going to steal, steal a heart."
"There are millions of people out there. But in the end, it all comes down to one. I still panic sometimes, forget to breathe...But I know.. I know there’s something beautiful.. in all my imperfections. A beauty which he held up for me to see. A strength that can never be taken away."
--Kirsten Dunst : Crazy / Beautiful
"Get into the habit of laughing; too many of us have forgotten
how to laugh. As people grow older, they sometimes forget
that they ever laughed. It is a part of their childhood
that they can no longer remember."
~ Maxwell Maltz
the best things in life are always unseen
thats why we close our eyes when we
~ * c r y k i s s & d r e a m * ~
You see life is like that...we change, that's all. You see, the guy I am now, is not the guy I was then. If the guy I was then met the guy I am now, he'd beat the shit out of me. Those are the facts~ SLC Punk
"It's only after you've lost everything
that you're free to do anything." ~Fight Club~
"Love gives you wings. It makes you fly. I don't even call it love. I call it Geronimo. When you're in love, you'll jump right from the top of the Empire State and you won't care, screaming "Geronimo" the whole way down. I love her so bad, I just... whoa, she wrecks me. I'd die for her." ~Conspiracy Theory~
"Sex is like math..Add two people, subtract the clothes, divide the legs, and hope to God you don't multiply!"
"We all have geeky sides-and we can all be elegant and popular."
-Anne Hathaway
Never give up on something that you can't spend a day without thinking about..

Friday, March 26, 2004

Procrastination is like a credit card: It's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Prevent inbreeding: Ban country music.
Do it today. Tomorrow it might be illegal.
Been there, done that. Got a t-shirt.
I'll rise but I won't shine.
I was normal once, I didn't like it.
If people were meant to pop out of bed, we'd all sleep in toasters.
I can only please one person a day and today ain't your day. (Tomorrow ain't looking good either).

During tests I look up for inspiration, down in desperation, and side to side for information.

I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time. To be in company, even with the best, is soon wearisome and dissipating. I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Literature > Henry David Thoreau
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.

Personalities > John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Promise me, Pooh, that you won't forget me ever,
because if I thought you would, I wouldn't leave.

Literature > A.A. Milne > Winnie the Pooh
He was a bold man who first ate an oyster.
- - Jonathan Swift
I'm not in denial, I'm just selective about the reality I choose to accept.

-Calvin and Hobbes
People don't fall in love with what's right in front of them. People want the dream; what they can't have. The more unattainable, the more attractive.
-- Xander
Someone has to talk to her people. That name is striking fear in nobody's hearts.
-- a vampire in an alternate reality when told that the Slayer is named "Buffy."
Sometimes it hurts more then we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank.
-- David Boreanaz "Angel"
They say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death... everyone. The weight of a stack of nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird...
Growing up sucks..And not all kisses are magic and most boys do not live up to your expectations. But there are those times when everything, I mean love, romance, relationships.. It all falls together perfectly, and it's incredible..It's those moments, no matter how depressingly or few and far between they are that make growing up worth it, and it'll be okay.-Dawsons creek

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

"Can't get enough nuts? Grab a Snickers." ~ S commercial
As you may know, I spent the last three months in Africa. A
wondrous, magical place. But as shadows lengthen across the KHBR
window, thoughts turn to homecoming. Journey's end. Because in a
sense, it's the coming back, the return which gives meaning to the going
forth. We really don't know where we've been until we've come back to
where we were. Only, where we were may not be as it was because of
who we've become. Which is, after all, why we left.

-- Bernard (3.21)

Monday, March 22, 2004

"Once you get on the plane, they tell you the name of the pilot. But no one ever says, 'Oh, he's good!'"

David Spade
"God wisely designed the human body so that we can neither pat our own backs nor kick ourselves too easily."

~ Author Unknown
It is far more difficult to murder a phantom than a reality.

-Virginia Woolf
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
"I think God appreciates it even more. 'Cause he created you in His image -- at least that's what I was always taught -- and since God is love and God doesn't make mistakes then you must be exactly the way He wants you to be, the way He intended you to be. And that goes for every person, every planet, every mountain, every grain of sand, every song, every tear, and every faggot. We're all His Emmett, and He loves us all."

Ted to Emmett on 'Queer as Folk' season one.
Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut
~Robert Newton Peck
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
- Lucy, Peanuts
"What language do you speak?"
"I got a brother who's stupid so I'm fluent in dumbass."
--Mad TV
"Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches."

--Jim Carrey
I've learned that you can't make someone love you. All you can do is stalk her and hope that she panics and gives in.
If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself....If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself, or even less, in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct; and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight
- Leonardo da Vinci
"The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself."
"There's an amino acid in the penis that makes men evil."

Becky?
3.17 (64) "The Spy Who Said He Loved Me"