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There are many out there who have never been on a 7:30 a.m. freeway or punched a time clock or even had a job and don’t intend to, can’t, won’t, will die first rather than live the common way. In a sense, each of them is a genius in his or her way, fighting against the obvious, swimming upstream, going mad, getting on pot, wine, whiskey, art, suicide, anything but the common equation. It will be some time before they even us out and make us say quits.

When you see that City Hall downtown and all those proper, precious people, don’t get melancholy. There is a whole tide, a whole race of mad people, starving, drunk, goofy and miraculous. I have seen many of them. I am one of them. There will be more. This city has not yet been taken. Death before death is sickening.

The strange ones will hold, the war will continue. Thank you.

Charles Bukowski, “Bukowski’s L.A. Scene: The poets, the madmen; the impoverished and the rich of soul; the bland, the bastards, the drunks and the damned.

When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: ‘If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.’ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs

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<I have a crazy idea,> Tobias said. <The bellmen and all? They have these kind of tall hats as part of their uniforms. And they keep tipping their hats to the guests before they pick up their bags.>

<That’s very polite of them. Who cares?> Marco asked.

<Well, they raise their hats off their heads…>

<Don’t even!> Marco protested.

<You want us to zip in under some guy’s hat?> David asked. <It would take split-second timing. And then he’d have to not notice this two-inch-long bug on his head.>

<Dragonflies can hover,> Cassie pointed out.

<Let’s do it!> Rachel said.

<What is a hat?> Ax asked.

- 21: The Threat

I AM CRYING WITH LAUGHTER AT AX’S LINE. Omfg. I fucking love these books so much. If you don’t instantly know what this is from… just ignore me. BUT IF YOU DO, OH GOD LEAVE ME ASKBOX MESSAGES SO WE CAN REMINISCE ON THE FANTABULOUS GREATNESS OF THIS SERIES TOGETHER.

'—Be careful,' Remus hisses.

'—and don’t bang off anything Important,' James says with a broad wink.

'I wouldn’t call that Important,' Peter says disparagingly, 'given that our Moony lives the wild life of a eunuch anyway.'

'Hey, now,' Remus protests, 'I’m too weak to hit you, that’s unfair.'

'Don’t hate me because I’m so Important,' Peter says, and cackles.

'Everyone here is very Important,' James says soothingly. 'One of the many wonderful things about the Marauders is that we’re all… hugely… Important.'

'Except Sirius,' Peter says, almost reflexively.

'That’s not what your mother said last night,' Sirius replies.

The Shoebox Project, aka THE. GREATEST. FIC. EVER. WRITTEN.

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Interviewer:
We're here with Jesse Eisenberg, winner of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and star in the new movie 'Rio.' How are you Jesse?
Jesse Eisenberg:
Great, great. I actually have a shirt with those two accomplishments on it.
Interviewer:
Just those?
Jesse Eisenberg:
Just those, yeah.
Interviewer:
One in the front, one in the back?
Jesse Eisenberg:
No, both on the sleeves.
Interviewer:
Oh, that's excellent. What's in the middle?
Jesse Eisenberg:
My face.

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Yeah, it’s like, Bella wants to be a vampire but she doesn’t want to be a vampire before she’s had sex as a human, and Edward doesn’t want her to be a vampire but he wants to get married, but Bella doesn’t want to get married unless she can be a vampire, but Edward won’t have sex with her until they get married, and then you put the fox and the grain in the boat and you leave the goose back on the riverbank.

Cleolinda Jones, on the Twilight series

You heard James?” said Lupin, in a strange voice.
“Yeah …” Face dry, Harry looked up. “Why—you didn’t know my dad, did you?”
“I—I did, as a matter of fact,” said Lupin. “We were friends at Hogwarts.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (via purveyorsofmagicalmischief)

#Marauders #Remus Lupin #Can we just take a minute and think about what this must have been like for him? #Here’s Harry casually reminding him of the night he lost all of his best friends at once—James Lily and Peter supposedly killed at the hands of Sirius—but does Lupin let it faze him? #No he just continues with Harry’s lesson like the motherfucking boss he is because he knows it’s more important than his own grief #I mean he’s been out of work and shunned for years but he just shows up on the Hogwarts Express and first thing he does is take out a Dementor without even giving a fuck #He knows his DADA shit and treats Neville like an actual person and dresses Snape up in drag like it’s no big deal because he’ll probably never be able to shake that Marauder side of him and he doesn’t give a flying fuck in space about blood status because he knows what it’s like to be an outcast #And the kids don’t even care that he’s a werewolf in the end because he’s such a bad-ass #And I bet when he heard about Harry’s patronus he was so proud of him and I bet he sent a silent message up to Lily and James like don’t even worry your son is a complete badass just like you two and he’ll be just fine #So bow down and give all the awards to this motherfucker right here because he is a BAMF

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From Dlisted.comPosted by Centaurious on Monday, 9/21/2009, 2:08 am:Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, bitchy, overrated troll.Tina Fey’s response:Dear Centaurious,First let me say how inspiring it is that you have learned to use a computer. I hate for our correspondence to be confrontational, but you have offended me deeply. To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair. I’ll leave it for others to say if I’m the best, but I am certainly one of the most dedicated trolls guarding bridges today. I always ask three questions, at least two of which are riddles. As for “ugly, pear-shaped, and bitchy”? I prefer the terms “offbeat, business class–assed, and exhausted,” but I’ll take what I can get. There’s no such thing as bad press! Now go to bed, you crazy night owl! You have to be at NASA early in the morning. So they can look for your penis with the Hubble telescope.Affectionately, Tina (via)


She is my favorite ON THIS EARTH

mrgolightly:

From Dlisted.com
Posted by Centaurious on Monday, 9/21/2009, 2:08 am:

Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, bitchy, overrated troll.

Tina Fey’s response:

Dear Centaurious,

First let me say how inspiring it is that you have learned to use a computer. I hate for our correspondence to be confrontational, but you have offended me deeply. To say I’m an overrated troll, when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair. I’ll leave it for others to say if I’m the best, but I am certainly one of the most dedicated trolls guarding bridges today. I always ask three questions, at least two of which are riddles. As for “ugly, pear-shaped, and bitchy”? I prefer the terms “offbeat, business class–assed, and exhausted,” but I’ll take what I can get. There’s no such thing as bad press! Now go to bed, you crazy night owl! You have to be at NASA early in the morning. So they can look for your penis with the Hubble telescope.

Affectionately,
Tina (via)

She is my favorite ON THIS EARTH

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