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
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."