26 April 2012

The heart was made to be broken.

"The heart was made to be broken." -Oscar Wilde

...that others might pick them up.

"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up." -Oscar Wilde

...ruled by Frankenstein logic.

"We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic." -David Russell

...live to be 100 minus 1 day...

"If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you." -Winnie the Pooh

...You are a Soul...

"You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." -C.S. Lewis

The irreversibility of time...

"The irreversibility of time is the mechanism that brings order out of chaos." -Unknown

...death i think is no parenthesis

"for life's not a paragraph / and death i think is no parenthesis" -e.e. cummings

...i carry your heart...

"here is the deeper secret nobody knows / (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud / and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows / higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide) / and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart // i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)" -e.e. cummings; i carry your heart with me

...a heaven where some screams have gone?

"Do you think there's a heaven where some screams have gone?" -Unknown

...I wrote myself into the world.

"I made myself with words. I wrote myself into the world." -Benjamin Hale; The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

...ruined everything / In the nicest way

"You should know / How great things were before you / Even so / They're better still today / I can't think of who I was before / You ruined everything / In the nicest way" -Jonathan Coulton; You Ruined Everything

...Sometimes he makes you live.

"God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live." -Stephen King

09 April 2012

Damaged people are dangerous...

"Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive." -Josephine Hart

...that we are powerful beyond measure.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." -Marianne Williamson

The goal of all inanimate objects...

"The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him." -Russell Baker

06 April 2012

...to break your own heart.

"You are not a terrible person for wanting to beak up with someone you love. You don't need a reason to leave. Wanting to leave is enough. Leaving doesn't mean you're incapable of real love or that you'll never love anyone else again. It doesn't mean you're morally bankrupt or psychologically demented or a nymphomaniac. It means you wish to change the terms of one particular relationship. That's all. Be brave enough to break your own heart." -Sugar; Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column

...a right to such tiny beautiful things...

"One hot afternoon during the year in which you've gotten yourself ridiculously tangled up with heroin you will be riding the bus and thinking what a worthless piece of crap you are when a little girl will get on the bus holding the strings of two purple balloons. She'll offer you one of the balloons, but you won't take it because you believe you no longer have a right to such tiny beautiful things. You're wrong. You do." -Sugar; Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column

...These things are your becoming.

"The useless days will add up to something. The shitty waitressing jobs. The hours writing in your journal. The long meandering walks. The hours reading poetry and story collections and novels and dead people's diaries and wondering about sex and God and whether you should shave under your arms or not. These things are your becoming." -Sugar; Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column

...we have to continue upward...

"But the thing about rising is we have to continue upward, the thing about going beyond is we have to keep going." -Sugar; Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column

...You don't have to be broken for me.

"Don't get me wrong. I want to hear everything about your life. But I want you to know that you don't need to tell me this to get me to love you. You don't have to be broken for me." -Sugar; Dear Sugar, The Rumpus Advice Column

Happiness is like catching air...

"Happiness is like catching air in a jar. You think you have caught something so worthwhile, only it has been there all along." -Unknown

05 April 2012

...I was a different person then.

"But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." Lewis Carroll; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Healing is a small and ordinary...

"Healing is a small and ordinary and very burnt thing. And it's one thing and one thing only: it's doing what you have to do." -Cheryl Strayed

We are all in the gutter...

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscare Wilde

Life is a spell so exquisite...

"Life is a spell so exquisite that everything conspires to break it." -Emily Dickinson

04 April 2012

You die like angels sing

"You die like angels sing" -Ludo; The Horror of Our Love

...Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.

" 'Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero.' 'No ... Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.' " -Bertolt Brecht; Life of Galileo

Invisible Pink Unicorns....

"Invisible Pink Unicorns are beings of great spiritual power. We know this because they are capable of being invisible and pink at the same time. Like all religions, the faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorn is based upon both logic and faith. We have faith that they are pink; we logically know that they are invisible because we can’t see them." -Steve Eley

...all crazy and pissed off!

" 'And what happens when you repress something?' 'It goes away?' 'It comes back, all crazy and pissed off!' " -Wonderfalls (TV)

...Transformation isn’t a butterfly...

"I used to see a butterfly in my mind’s eye every time I heard the word transformation, but life has schooled me. Transformation isn’t a butterfly. It’s the thing before you get to be a pretty bug flying away. It’s huddling in the dark cocoon and then pushing your way out." -Sugar; Dear Sugar

02 April 2012

Withholding distorts reality...

"Withholding distorts reality. It makes the people who do the withholding ugly and small-hearted. It makes the people from whom things are withheld crazy and desperate and incapable of knowing what they actually feel. / So release yourself from that. Don’t be strategic or coy. Strategic and coy are for jackasses. Be brave. Be authentic. Practice saying the word love to the people you love so when it matters the most to say it, you will." -Sugar; Dear Sugar

...tinging everything with shades of gray.

"Maybe we visited a place so dark that we couldn't see anything but the trauma or our loved one's absence and maybe when we came back, part of that place stuck to us like a layer of soot across our eyes. Or an iron weight in our throat. A shadow that filters how we feel and think about the world, tinging everything with shades of gray." -Dani Burlison; One Settled Comfortable in the Cuckoo's Nest

...power to stand on its own.

"The last word that my mother ever said to me was love. She was so sick and weak and out of her head she couldn't muster the 'I' or the 'you,' but it didn't matter. That puny word has the power to stand on its own." -Sugar; Dear Sugar

...realize they were the big things.

"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." -Unknown

...beauty is goodness.

"What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness." -Leo Tolstoy