Thursday, September 18, 2008

Maybe I don't know what I'm looking for.

"We could only wonder how she would be able to dust herself off and start over again. Yet we know we couldn't bear for her not to, and felt most optimistic that even after all her struggles, she would someday meet her man, her equal. A man with the same charisma, love of life, & humanity that she possessed. In the meantime, she'd have her friends & the knowledge that she deserved the world."
--'Sex And The City'

"Ask two people to tell you anything, you’ll get two versions. Even easy things like directions,
let alone important or semi-controversial topics, like why a fight started or what a person was generally like. If you don’t know something for yourself, you just can’t be sure."
--Gabrielle Zevin, 'Memoirs Of A Teenage Amnesiac'

"Maybe it's not a mirror at all, she thinks. Maybe it's a window. That's an old thought, one that she's never even told Deacon about, that mirrors might really be windows, that there might be some other world with some other her, and every now and then the two of them just happen to pass by the same windows and see each other and play this mocking game."
--Caitlyn R. Kiernan, 'Daughter Of The Hounds'

"No matter what Mr. Philosopher next door thought, there were things I knew for sure: That I had been loved, once, and had loved back. That a person could find hope in the way a weed grew. That the sum of a man's life was not where he would end up, but in the details that brought him there. That we make mistakes."
--Jodi Picoult

Once the world has hurt you enough, you reach a quote for pain and you stop feeling it. And then you can scream at the sky because there's nothing left for it to throw at you.

"Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste."
--Lucille Ball

Well something funny might be nice but not necessarily big "ha ha ha," laugh out loud funny. And certainly not make fun of other people funny, but rather something human funny. And if it could sneak up on you, surprise you and at the same time make you think that what you thought was only right in a wrong kind of way, but when you're wrong there's a certain rightness to your wrongs.. maybe.. well what I mean is, more importantly, I want to be swept up and at the same time not. I want to feel a deep connection to something. Or maybe I don't know what I'm looking for.

"That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can."
--J.D. Salinger, 'The Catcher In The Rye'

"Some girls you practically never find out what's the matter."
--J.D. Salinger, 'The Catcher In The Rye'

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