Friday, October 27, 2006

More quotes.

I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie.

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes

You said, "Tonight is a wonderful night to die." I asked, how could you tell? And you told me to look at the sky. "Look at all those stars. Look at how goddamn ugly the stars are."

Alkaline Trio

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Anna Akhmatova, "In Memory of M. B."

Here is my gift, not roses on your grave,
not sticks of burning incense.
You lived aloof, maintaining to the end
your magnificent disdain.
You drank wine, and told the wittiest jokes,
and suffocated inside stifling walls.
Alone you let the terrible stranger in,
and stayed with her alone.

Now you're gone, and nobody says a word
about your troubled and exalted life.
Only my voice, like a flute, will mourn
at your dumb funeral feast.
Oh, who would have dared believe that half-crazed I,
I, sick with grief for the buried past,
I, smoldering on a slow fire,
having lost everything and forgotten all,
would be fated to commemorate a man
so full of strength and will and bright inventions,
who only yesterday it seems, chatted with me,
hiding the tremor of his mortal pain.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Janet Fitch quotes from "White Oleander", my favorite book

"Love is tempermental. Tiring. It makes demands. Love uses you, changes its mind. But hatred, now thats something you can use. Sculpt. Wield. It's hard or soft, however you need it. Love humiliates you, but hatred cradles you."
- Ingrid

"Dont attach yourself to anyone who shows you the least bit of attention because you're lonely. Lonliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best thing you can do it know yourself... know what you want."
- Ingrid

"Always learn poems by heart. They have to become the marrow in your bones. Like fluoride in the water, they'll make your soul impervious to the world's soft decay."
- Ingrid

A couple of quotes by George Orwell.

In case you don't know about him, he wrote both '1984' and 'Animal Farm', both of which were quite excellent.

"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind."
- from '1984'

The Catholic and the Communist are alike in assuming that an opponent cannot be both honest and intelligent. "

Monday, July 31, 2006


To realize
the value of ten years:
Ask a newly
divorced couple.

To realize
the value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
the value of one year:
Ask a student who
has failed a final exam.

To realize
the value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To realize
the value of one month:
Ask a mother
who has given birth to
a premature baby.

To realize
the value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
the value of one hour:
Ask lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize
the value of one minute:
Ask a person
who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
the value of one-second:
Ask a person
who has survived an accident.

To realize
the value of one millisecond:
Ask the person
who has won a silver medal in the Olympics

Time waits for no one.
Treasure every moment you have.

To realize the value of a friend:
Lose one.