Sunday, 22 July 2012

The fear had gripped me but here I go my heart sinks as I jump up, your hand grips my hand as my eyes shut

Every person passing through this life will unknowingly leave something and take something away. Most of this “something” cannot be seen or heard or numbered or scientifically detected or counted. It’s what we leave in the minds of other people and what they leave in ours. Memory. The census doesn’t count it. Nothing counts without it. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, Robert Fulghum

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Tomorrow never knows what it doesn't know too soon

I think that if I ever have kids, and they are upset, I won't tell them that people are starving in China or anything like that because it wouldn't change the fact that they were upset. And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn't really change the fact that you have what you have.
Stephen Chbosky

Saturday, 14 July 2012

She made you decent, and then in return you made her so happy

So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them. Stephen Chbosky
One Day: "I think it's a modern classic, don't you think?"

Friday, 13 July 2012

Okay, I could live without it, were you ever my age? no, I doubt it

On the Manhattan bridge, Cianfrance gave each actor separate directions. To Michelle, he said,“whatever you do, don’t tell Ryan what’s on your mind; [to Ryan] Michelle has a secret and you have to get it out of her.”
An hour later, Cianfrance remembers “my producers are freaking out because we’re wasting film. And Michelle is hard as nails, she’s not going to give it up to him, and Ryan gets so desperate and frustrated that he climbs up on the fence of the Manhattan Bridge. There’s no stunt double, there’s no safety net, we have no insurance for that kind of thing, and, thankfully, Michelle tells him and he comes down.”
Blue Valentine

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life

I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and saw them crying in their bed at night or singing in the shower or humming quietly to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street. And even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think, after seeing them at their most vulnerable, you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

I didn't know that other people thought things about me, I didn't know that they looked

I had been thinking about this present for a long time. I think I thought about this present from the first time I really saw her. Not met her or saw her but the first time I really saw her if you know what I mean. It was an old 45 record that had the Beatles' song "Something". I used to listen to it all the time when I was little and thinking about grown-up things. I would go to my bedroom window and stare at my reflection in the glass and the trees behind it and just listen to the song for hours. I decided then that when I met someone I thought was as beautiful as the song, I should give it to that person. And I didn't mean beautiful on the outside. I meant beautiful in all ways. So, I was giving it to her.
Stephen Chbosky

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end, you live several lives while reading

Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.