Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We are made of star stuff.

Naivety is humankind's downfall. And so I fell.

I was just trying to get it right, whatever that meant.

If you don't know what you want, you end up with a lot you don't.

Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them.

And being unheard is the ground floor of giving up, and giving up is the ground floor of doing yourself in.

There's never a dress code if you're cute enough!

"If you're going to San Francisco be sure to wear some flowers in your hair."
--Scott McKenzie

Caring is loving.
Loving is knowing.
Knowing is thinking.
Thinking is overanalyzing.
Overanalyzing is going to kill you.

So that's when all the trouble started. First of all, my long blonde hair kept getting darker and darker until it finally turned brown. I know it doesn't sound that terrible, but one of Mom's magazines said that if you have "dishwater brown" hair, you should take that "boring" hair and make it more "exciting" by dyeing it red or platinum blonde. Then next to the article there were these pictures of three different ladies with brown, red, and blonde hair. The redhead and blonde lady were smiling like those people who go on game shows who win trips to Hawaii, but the lady with the brown hair looked like she was about to cry. So now I'm stuck with hair that makes you cry. But that's just part of what's happened to me since second grade. Believe me, it gets a hundred times worse.

"She's tough. She tries to hide it. She's difficult. But if you make the effort, she's worth it. She's worth the effort."
--'Grey's Anatomy'

It was the first time either of us had ever promised anything. But it felt all right. I guess making little promises made us braver about the bigger ones.

"I make mistakes. That's what I do. I speak without thinking, I act without knowing. I drink so much I can barely walk. I'm a fantastic lover though, and an amazing friend. God knows I mean well."
--'Sex And The City'

We all need something we consider worth getting up in the morning for. Whether it's real or not; healthy or destructive; tangible or false is irrelevant. When you've got nothing to hang onto, deception can seem pretty inviting.

"The truth of the matter is you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it."
--Norman Schwartzkopf

Don't let people make you think that just because you're young you're useless.

Ballet flats: There are a few moments [very few] when you have to give your heels the boot in the name of practicality. Let's review [1] in an airport, when you may have to make mad dashes [2] on the first day of the Barney's sale, when you will have to make mad dashes [3] on sand which is actually quite tragic, because there is no better time for a high heels boost than when you are half naked [4] when driving. Even if you think that you've mastered the technique, you have not. And insurance hikes can put a damper on a girl's shoe budget.

There's a little truth in every "just kidding". There's a little curiosity in every "just wondering". There's a little knowledge in every "I don't know". And there's a little emotion in every "I don't care".

Don't believe that old cliché that good things come to those who wait. I think good things come to those who want something so bad, they can't sit still.

Maybe that's what bothers you. The idea that she might end up happy, and you can't quite get there.

I've come to realize that people are just people, & none of them should make you nervous.

She doesn't have to be your entire world. Just a tiny village. Somewhere. Anywhere. On your map.

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history...with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

Peace: it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.

"Dress slutty and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
--Coco Chanel

It's never bad enough to just leave or give up, but it's never good enough to feel right.

Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Sometimes you're further than the moon; sometimes you're closer than my skin.

If its a good idea to you at the time, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.

"The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them."
--Marilyn Monroe

She likes to see the best in people. Me? I like to see the truth.

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.

Also people think they're not computers because they have feelings and computers don't have feelings. But feelings are just having a picture on the screen in your head of what is going to happen tomorrow or the next year, or what might have happened instead of what did happen, and if it is a happy picture they smile and if it is a sad picture they cry.

Is anybody satisfied with who they really are? You could be the moon and still be jealous of the stars.

Don't ever take for granted when people look in your eyes; you've no idea how lucky you are. Actually, forget about luck, you've no idea how important it is to be acknowledged.

"All of the rocky and metallic material we stand on, the iron in our blood, the calcium in our teeth, the carbon in our genes were produced billions of years ago in the interior of a red giant star. We are made of star stuff."
--Carl Sagan

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