You've gotta hope that there's someone for you
as strange as you are,
who can cope
with the things that you do without trying too hard
-- Here We Go by John Brion --
Well, they showed you a statue, told you to pray.
The built you a temple and locked you away
but they never told you the price that you pay
for things that you might have done
-- Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel --
Because we've been lied to
and lied to
, and it hurts
to be lied to.
It's ultimately about that complicated: it hurts
It denies you respect for yourself
, for the liar, for the world.
Especially if the lies are chronic, systematic,
if hard experience seems to teach that everything
you're supposed to believe in
is really a game based on lies. -- David Foster Wallace --
Basically, I realized I was living in that awful stage
between twenty-six and thirty-seven known as stupidity
It's when you don't know anything
, not even as much as you did when you were younger,
and you don't even have a philosophy
about all the things you don't know, the way you did when you were twenty
or would again when you were thirty-eight
. -- Anagrams by Lorrie Moore --
oo5.Time heals all wounds
And if it doesn't, you name them something other
than wounds and agree to let them stay
. -- Your Voice in My Head by Emma Forrest --
Why is it that pretty girls
think they can treat people like crap
and get away with it?
-- 500 Days of Summer --
you think you know about
me is nothing more than memories
. -- A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami --
At the end of every war, the warriors come home,
hoping what they've seen and done wont' stay with them forever.
Buddha once said, "It's better to conquer yourself
than to win one thousand battles."
But other soldiers just can't give up the fight
go underground to plan the next war.
But it's the true warrior who knows that wars don't end
they simply change and there can never be peace as long as guns are still loaded
and there is plenty of ammunition.
These weapons may be deadly.
-- Gossip Girl --
There was a young man, you know, who wanted to make a lot of money and so he went to this guru, right. And he told the guru you know I wanna be on the same level you are and the guru said if you wanna be on the same level I’m on, I’ll met you tomorrow at the beach.
So the young man got there 4 A.M. he already to rock n’ roll. Got on a suit should of wore shorts. The old man grabs his hand and said: How bad do you wanna be successful? He said: “Real bad”. He said: Walk on out in the water. So he walks out into the water. Watch this. When he walks out to the water he goes waist deep and goes like this guy crazy.
Hey, I wanna make money and he got me out here swimming. I didn’t ask to be a lifeguard. I wanna make money he got me in – so he said come on a little further – walked out a little further – then he had it right around this area – the shoulder area – so this old man crazy – he making money but he crazy. So he said come on out a little further – came out a little further, it was right at his mouth – my man, I’m not about to go back in this guy is out of his mind. And the old man said: “I thought you said you wanted to be successful?” He said: “I do.” He said: “Then walk a little further.” He came, dropped his head in, held him down, hold him down, my man (kept scratching) hold him down, he had him held down, just before my man was about to pass out, he raised him up. He said: “I got a question for you.” He told the guy, he said: “When you want to succeed as bad as you wanna breathe than you will be successful.”
-- Eric Thomas --
-- This is such an amazing inspirational speech. If you haven't listened to this, you must! This speaks the truth on so many different levels.
Now look at me! Take a good look! I was born and I knew I was alive and I knew what I wanted
. What do you think is alive in me? Why do you think I'm alive? Because I have a stomach and eat and digest the food? Because I breathe and work and produce more food to digest? Or because I know what I want
, and that something which knows how to want - isn't that life itself? And how - in this damned universe - who can tell me why I should live for anything
but for that which I want? -- We the Living by Ayn Rand --
Most of them say where I got them
Love each and everyone one of you,