Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dreams were like soap bubbles.

Dating is just acting like somebody you're not until the person you're dating likes you enough that you can be yourself again.

"Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times? As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells. And then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too. A slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower, both strange and familiar."
--Cornelia Funke, 'Inkspell'

"And she's courageous but scared to death. But that's what courage means."

"The big reason why folks leave a small town," Rant use to say, "is so they can moon over the idea of going back. And the reason they stay put is so they can moon about getting out." Rant meant that no one is happy, anywhere.

"If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I'm neurotic as hell. I'll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days."
--Sylvia Plath, 'The Bell Jar'

"The fears that live inside of us, whatever they are, and however they manifest, prevent us from living our highest potential, as individuals, and as contributors to the human race. If we consciously and vigilantly transmute those fears through compassion for others, and for ourselves, we will know what it is to live a peaceful existence on this planet."
--Gillian Anderson

Dreams, she thought, were like soap bubbles. You could look at them from a distance, and they were lovely. It's when you've stuck your face too close that your eyes wound up stinging.

The sight of the huge world put mad ideas into me, as if I could wander away, wander forever, see strange and beautiful things, one after the other to the world's end. The freshness and wetness all about me made me feel that I had misjudged the world; it seemed kind, and laughing, as if its heart also danced. Who can feel ugly when the heart meets delight?

"A man is a good thing to come home to, but an even better thing to come home with."
--Gossip Girl

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