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"in the end we had pieces of the puzzle, but no matter how we put them together, gaps remained. oddly shaped emptiness mapped by what surrounded them, like countries we couldn't name. what lingered after them was not life, but the most trivial list of mundane facts. a clock ticking on the wall, a room dim at noon, the outrageousness of a human being thinking only of herself."

listography NEW JOURNAL
debs books (2023)
films (2023)
television (2023)
books (2022)
  • film
    • «some people feel like they don't deserve love. they walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.» into the wild
    • «douglas: will you keep out all the sadness?; max: I have a sadness shield that keeps out all the sadness, and it's big enough for all of us.» where the wild things are
    • «a man tells so many stories, that he becomes the stories. they live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.» big fish
    • «it's sad to fall asleep. it separates people. even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.» à bout de souffle
    • «it had never occurred to me that our lives, which had been so closely interwoven, could unravel with such speed. if I'd known, maybe I'd have kept tighter hold of them and not let unseen tides pull us apart.» never let me go
    • «for what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. there's no time limit, stop whenever you want. you can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. we can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. and I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.» the curious case of benjamin button
    • «the things you own end up owning you.» fight club
    • «I can appreciate art and I love music, but… it's sad, really, because I feel like I have a lot to express and I am not gifted» vicky cristina barcelona
    • «sun is bad for you. everything our parents said was good is bad. sun, milk, red meat... college.» annie hall
    • «I feel that life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. that's the two categories. the horrible are like, I don't know, terminal cases, you know, and blind people, crippled. I don't know how they get through life. it's amazing to me. and the miserable is everyone else. so you should be thankful that you're miserable, because that's very lucky, to be miserable.» annie hall
    • «once upon a time there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. and they grew next to each other. and every day the straight tree would look at the crooked tree and he would say, "you're crooked. you've always been crooked and you'll continue to be crooked. but look at me! look at me!" said the straight tree. he said, "I'm tall and I'm straight." and then one day the lumberjacks came into the forest and looked around, and the manager in charge said, "cut all the straight trees." and that crooked tree is still there to this day, growing strong and growing strange.» wristcutters: a love story
    • «this is a story of boy meets girl. the boy, tom hansen of margate, new hersey, grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. this belief stemmed from early exposure to sad british pop music and a total mis-reading of the movie 'the graduate'. the girl, summer finn of shinnecock, michigan, did not share this belief. since the disintegration of her parent's marriage she'd only love two things. the first was her long dark hair. the second was how easily she could cut it off and not feel a thing.» 500 days of summer
    • «love me less but for a long time.» les chansons d'amour
    • «sometimes I think I’ve felt everything I’m ever gonna feel, and from here on out I’m not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.» her
  • other
    • «those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.» edgar allan poe
    • «even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.» c.s. lewis
    • «part of me suspects that I'm a loser, and the other part of me thinks I'm god almighty.» john lennon
    • «I was born with a fierce need for independence.» michelle williams
    • «memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. but I don’t go along with that. the memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.» kazuo ishiguro (never let me go)
    • «the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.» jack kerouac (on the road)
    • «concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness. you say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening.» allen ginsberg
jan 7 2012 ∞
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