Monday, January 30, 2006

favorite quotations

I love quotations. Sometimes, you hear something somewhere -- whether it's on TV, on the radio, or on the big screen -- where someone says something in a way that really summarizes something better than you've ever heard it said before. Or something that makes you think differently about something. Whatever it is, it's just so well-expressed that the hairs on your arm stand up. I love that... guess that's why I've always collected them. Some of my favorites are here - and of course, the list is ever-changing, so I'll have to keep tweaking on this one... but here goes for starters.

Movie Quotations

"You know that point in your life when you realize that the house that you grew up in isn't really your home anymore? All of the sudden even though you have some place where you can put your stuff that idea of home is gone.... you'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for you kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place." - Zach Braff, Garden State

"It was one of those days when it's a minute away from snowing and there's this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it, right? And this bag was like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that's the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and... this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video's a poor excuse. But it helps me remember... and I need to remember... Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in." - Wes Bentley, American Beauty

"Love is passion. Obsession. Someone you can't live without. Someone you fall head over heels for. Find someone you can love like crazy, and will love you the same way back. Listen to your heart. No sense in life without this. To make the journey without falling deeply in love, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try, because if you haven't tried, then you haven't lived." - Anthony Hopkins, Meet Joe Black

"..if only that person really knew you they would, well, of course dump the perfect model that they were with and realize that you were the one that they just wanted to grow old with" - Sandra Bullock, While You Were Sleeping

"Don't be someone else's slogan because you are poetry." - Sandra Bullock,
28 Days

"good times... noodle salad" - Jack Nicholson, As Good As It Gets

Garth: "Wayne... um... what do you do if everytime you see this one incredible woman you think you're going to hurl?" Wayne: "I say hurl. If you blow chunks and she comes back, she's yours. If you spew and she bolts, it was never meant to be." - Wayne's World

Music Quotations

"It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It's the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give, and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live" - Bette Midler

"We are the roses in the garden, beauty with thorns among our leaves. To pick a rose you ask your hands to bleed. What is the reason for having roses when your blood is shed carelessly? It must be for something more than vanity" - 10,000 Maniacs

"A friend is always good to have but a lovers kiss is better than angels raining down at me" - Dave Matthews Band

"I was just wondering if you'd come along to hold up my head when my head won't hold on" - Dave Matthews Band

"The space between where you smile and hide is where you'll find me if I get to go..." - Dave Matthews Band

"These are days that you'll remember. Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this. And as you feel it, you'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky. It's true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you." - 10,000 Maniacs

"Don't criticize what you can't understand" - Bob Dylan

"This love will open our world, from the dark side we can see the glow of something bright, there's much more than we see here, don't burn the day away..." - Dave Matthews Band

"But I'd rather you be mean than love and lieI'd rather hear the truth and have to say goodbyeI'd rather take a blow at least then I would know..." - Vonda Shepard
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end" - Semisonic

Tori Amos Quotations

"give me life, give me pain, give me myself againoh these little earthquakeshere we go againthese little earthquakesdoesn't take much torip us into pieces" - Little Earthquakes

"My songs have always been reflective of what is going on in my life at a particular time. Each song has a little soul, a little persona, its own little birth certificate and favorite shoe shops."

"I have to be willing to open the closet and be willing to bring out all my little party hats."

"Most boys would like to think they're the flu, wouldn't they? But they're really just a...hachoo."

"Shoe shopping is a real art."

"Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes."

Television Quotations

"You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true." - Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy

"At the end of the day faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don't really expect it. It's like one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle, well, it may not be a castle. And it's not so important happy ever after, just that its happy right now. See once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you , and once in a while people may even take your breath away." - Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy

"There's something to be said about a glass half full. About knowing when to say when. I think it's a floating line. A barometer of need and desire. It's entirely up to the individual. And depends on what's being poured. Sometimes all we want is a taste. Other times there's no such thing as enough, the glass is bottomless. And all we want, is more." - Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy

"Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate." - Ellen Pompeo,
Grey's Anatomy

"Communication. It's the first thing we really learn in life. Funny thing is, once we grow up, learn our words and really start talking the harder it becomes to know what to say. Or how to ask for what we really need." - Ellen Pompeo, Grey's Anatomy

"Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever." - Kerri Russell, Felicity

"The truth is....I cant be with you like this. I mean, I know I said that I could, but ... I cant. I just cant compromise myself like that. I mean, Im an emotional person. I feel things, and I need to be able to get upset and talk about how Im feeling. I mean, thats just -- thats who I am, and I cant change it. I dont want to. And the thing is, you knew that. You knew it, and you still pursued me. Because you want something with me. You just arent strong enough to have. Which, in a way, makes you a coward ... and the saddest part, is that one day youre gonna wake up and youre gonna realize what you missed. And its gonna be too late." - Kerri Russell, Felicity

"Sometimes it seems like we're all living in some kind of prison, and the crime is how much we all hate ourselves. It's good to get really dressed up once in a while and admit the truth -- that when you really look closely, people are so strange and so complicated that they're actually beautiful." - Claire Danes, My So-Called Life

"Love is when you look into someone's eyes and suddenly you go all the way inside, to their soul, and you both know instantly." - Claire Danes, My So-Called Life

"There are so many different ways to be connected to people. There are the people you feel this unspoken connection to, even though there's not even a word for it. There's the people who you've known forever who know you in this way that other people can't because they've seen you change. They've let you change." - Claire Danes,
My So-Called Life

Lines From Poetry

"Tonight I can write the saddest lines.To think that I do not have her. To feel that I have lost her.To hear immense night, still more immense without her.And the verse falls to the soul like dew to a pasture...Love is short, forgetting is so long..."
~Pablo Neruda, "Puedo escribir los versos ms tristes esta noche"


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