Friday, April 24, 2009

It's all small stuff.

"There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself."
--Drew Barrymore

There are some things in this world you rely on, like a sure bet. And when they let you down, shifting from where you've carefully placed them, it shakes your faith, right where you stand.

"Adventure without risk is Disneyland."
--Douglas Coupland

"Just then a bee bumbled above us and stole our attention the way flying things can."
--Douglas Coupland

"Question: If there were two of you which one would win?"
--Douglas Coupland

“A hug can turn your day around, it’s like an emotional Heimlich. Someone puts their arms around you, and they give you a squeeze and all your fear and anxiety comes shooting out of your mouth, and you can breathe again.”
--Pushing Daisies

Imagine the clouds dripping. Dig a hold in your garden to put them in.

"‘Did your mom ever used to spray perfume in the air, and walk through it?’
‘Yeah, I think she did.’
‘Yeah, well, she’s like that.’
‘Like perfume?’
‘No, see, when you leave… you still feel her on your skin.’”

Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.
--Robert Eliot

I know what you are learning to endure. There is nothing to be done. Just make sure nothing is wasted. Take notes. Remember it all, every insult, every tear. Tattoo it on the inside of your mind. In life, knowledge of poisons is essential. I've told you, nobody becomes an artist unless they have to.

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