"We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, something real?"
Life is about feeling someone pushing you from behind and realizing it’s you.
"When the tides of life turn against you and the current upsets your boat, don’t waste those tears on what might have been, just lie on your back and float."
Today is enough. You don’t need forever and always. You don’t need promises of days that never come. Today is enough, you don’t need the words that cannot possibly be true. Nothing is forever. Nothing lasts for always. Today should always be enough.
Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.
"I want people to know that almost everything that concerns them in their daily lives is of no consequence whatsoever. Nothing and nobody is really important, so people, realising that, should get on with their lives, go mad, take their clothes off, jump in the canal, jump into one of those supermarket trolleys, race ‘round the supermarket and steal Mars bars and, y’know, kiss kittens and sit on the back of bread vans. Whatever makes people happy they should just do it, ‘cos time is a mere scratch and life is nothing."
“There is a quiet wind voice inside of me. It’s the same voice inside of you. Delicate and persevering, it led us towards each other. Across desert sand, traffic noise, solitary sky. I found your little house by the sea, and I never wanted to leave…”
--Monique Duval in the persistence of yellow
I don’t care what the world knows about me just so long as my mother never finds out.
Hi, I’m trying to figure out where to begin. I am 67 and have a grand daughter that likes this site. She doesn’t believe in love though. Well, I have been married to my wife since we were eighteen, but really time doesn’t matter because what we have is eternal and I discover more things that are beautiful about her everyday. I like the way her wrists are shaped, her hair is almost nearly askew in her bun, and how she breaths. I just want to feel her heartbeat and laugh at the ridiculous meals she prepares. We’re not perfect. Hell, no relationship is perfect. But, we’re a bunch of haphazard pieces that make something so amazing. I would want to be with her everyday, regardless. Just believe in initiation. Believe in yourself. Believe in the creases that form around the person you love’s mouth as they smile. And thanks, Laurie, for teaching me how to love. You’re my forever crush.
— Ray, a grandfather that knows love exists.