This page will include the best of the best quotes, comments, passages, lyrics, and observations that make life meaningful. The Shit that Kills are things I believe I just can’t move forward without recognizing.
“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.” – T.S. Eliot
…love strives and stumbles, risks, falls and tries again. I think what you give and what you seek may be enduring love.
Boots drip dry on braided rugs, days and dreams grow longer again
“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” – Thomas Edison
Trust, responsibility, taking the weight for your choices and feelings and spending the rest of your life living up to them. And above all, not hurting the object of your love. Multiply it by infinity and take it to the depth of forever and you’ll still have barely a glimpse of what I’m talking about. ~ Anthony Hopkins as Bill Parrish in the movie, “Meet Joe Black”
Good stories can be boiled down to two ingredients: friction and rhythm. Friction is essential to a story’s success because in fiction, only trouble is interesting. Rhythm is the order we impose on chaos, the formal clarity that allows us to know, if only for a few minutes, what we think and feel, what we want from this world.
There’s no need to nail it to the ground
There’s no need to smother it with sense
Just listen to the rhythm of your heart that pounds
And trust it all to chance
‘Cause we’re standing face to face
With the angel of grace
And don’t it just taste so pure
In intuition (as in all life), trust comes before knowledge. You have to trust that the path you’re on, the person you’re with, or the idea that just popped into your head is worth something, before you can actually find out whether it is or not.
The past held only this wisdom: that love was a damaging mistake, and its accomplice, hope, a treacherous illusion. From, A Thousand Splendid Suns
There is something far worse than crashing; being left behind.
When you use all your strength to fight your death, you are losing all the energy you have left to live.
Wayne Muller, “How, Then, Shall We Live?”