Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Life is yours to miss.

Forget regret or life is yours to miss.

"It's hard to stay mad when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life."
--'American Beauty'

"She was a girl who could not wait. Life was so interesting she had to find out what happened next."
--Beverly Cleary, 'Ramona The Pest'

You can survive life. It's easy, just keep breathing and eating and sleeping. But living life? That requires much more. Things like loving and laughing and dancing and believing. Are you prepared to do that?

"It seemed that moment would last forever. That you had to risk your life for love. You had to get at the edge of life to ever be saved."
--Chuck Pahlunuik, 'Choke'

"...the way you can go back and review the worst of your life anytime you want. Because supposedly, those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it."
--Chuck Pahlunuik, 'Choke'

They hide behind the "security" of books or computers or music, because they would rather feel life than have to live it. They would prefer to hide from people, because people hurt, leave, betray, let down, and intimidate. They prefer silence over noise, awkwardness over perfection, and honesty over lies.

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