• If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.

-Paul Newman

  • "Sometimes you've got to go to the wrong place just to show that you're not afraid to go there."

-Leonardo DiCaprio

  • “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

—Henry David Thoreau

  • “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best as I can.”
aug 21 2010 ∞
oct 30 2018 +
  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you’ll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey.”

—Edward Renaldi (Mia’s father), The Princess Diaries

"If you care about what other people thing, you will always be their prisoner." -James Frey

  • “You must write every single day of your life. You must lurk in libraries to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. May you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
jun 29 2015 ∞
aug 9 2015 +
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  • Be in Kurt Cobain's house, on April 5, 1994. I would stay up with him all night so then maybe he wouldn't have shot himself
  • Take Truman Capote aside and say "look, I realize that you wanted Marylin Monroe to play Holly Golightly, but that movie became one of the most iconic movies of all time.
  • Be at the first worlds fair.
  • Make James Dean not ride his car that night.
  • Tell John Lennon to not be in NYC that night
  • meet Jesus!
  • ride a dinosaurs
  • Go to the Viper Room on October 31, 1993 and stop River Phoenix from taking those drugs. I don't care what it would take. Even making him think I am was a weirdo. I would find a fucking way.
jul 29 2010 ∞
jan 24 2015 +
  • bake
  • Be on time
  • breakfast in bed
  • clean your room
  • cook
  • doodle
  • feed the birds
  • go to the art museum
  • go to the library
  • go window shopping
  • Have a picnic
  • Light a candle
  • paint outside
  • read
  • see as many movies as possible
  • send a package
  • sleep in late
  • stretch
  • turn off the computer
  • use a coupon
  • watch the sunrise
jan 18 2011 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
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feb 15 2019 ∞
feb 15 2019 +
  • As I grow older, much older, I will experience many things, and I will hit rock bottom again and again. Again and again I will suffer; again and again I will get back on my feet. I will not be defeated. I won’t let my spirit be destroyed.

“ —Banana Yoshimoto (Kitchen)

  • “I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect, and beautiful journey of my life. It’s a trip more wonderful than I could have imagined.”

-Kerry Washington

  • "We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us."

-Andrew Ryan

  • "The truth will always find a way to make itself known. The only thing we can do i...
jan 12 2011 ∞
oct 30 2018 +
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  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-Betty Smith
  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness-Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Animal Farm-George Orwell
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee-Dee Brown
  • Chronicles: Volume One-Bob Dylan
  • Dictionary of Fashion-Christian Dior
  • Dr Zhivago - Boris Pasternak
  • Everything Is Illuminated-Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Fantastic Mr Fox-Roald Dahl
  • Girl, Interrupted-Susanna Kaysen
  • Gone Baby Gone-Dennis Lehane
  • Gone With the Wind - Margaret Mitchel
  • Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now-Andre Jordan
  • How to practice: the way to a meaningful life-Dalai Lama
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • In the Shadow of the Dreamchild: A New Understanding of Lewis Carroll-Karoline Lea...
jul 7 2010 ∞
jun 24 2017 +
  • "Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

-Jane Howard

  • "There must be more to life than having everything. "

-Maurice Sendak

  • "So many words, so much to do, so little done, such things to be."

-Lord Alfred Tennyson

  • "We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

-Joseph Campbell

  • “You gotta learn to leave the table when Love is no longer being served”
dec 29 2013 ∞
apr 11 2016 +
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  • Barry Jenkins
  • Baz Luhrmann
  • Bong Joon-ho
  • Catherine Hardwicke
  • Chan-wook Park
  • David Fincher
  • Edgar Wright
  • Francis Ford Coppola
  • George A. Romero
  • Georges Méliès
  • Greta Gerwig
  • Gus Van Sant
  • James Mangold
  • John Waters
  • Jordan Peele
  • Kathryn Bigelow
  • Martin Scorsese
  • Mel Brooks
  • Park Chan Wook
  • Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Quentin Tarantino
jul 22 2010 ∞
feb 5 2018 +
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  • This too shall pass.

Tomorrow is another day.

  • Literature will be your biggest ally.

You’ll learn anything you ever need to know in a library.

  • You can never take back what you’ve already said.

No matter how much you want to.

  • Keep the gossip to a minimum.

It’s impossible to abstain from it entirely. But take heed, the amount you gossip is directly propotional to how tacky it is.

  • Old movies are good for the soul.

Audrey in general is good for the soul.

  • Real girls play sports.
may 20 2010 ∞
oct 2 2014 +