Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Nostalgia

"On any given day, something claims our attention [literally "grabs our hearts": kokoro o toraeru] Anything at all, inconsequential things. A rosebud, a misplaced hat, that sweater we liked as a child, an old Gene Pitney record. A parade of trivia with no place to go. Things that bump around in our consciousness for two or three days then go back to wherever they came from... to darkness. We've got all these wells dug in our hearts. While above the wells, birds flit back and forth."


--Haruki Murakami
--Pinball

Thursday, August 13, 2009

it is at moments after i have dreamed

it is at moments after i have dreamed
of the rare entertainment of your eyes,
when (being fool to fancy) i have deemed

with your peculiar mouth my heart made wise;
at moments when the glassy darkness holds

the genuine apparition of your smile
(it was through tears always)and silence moulds
such strangeness as was mine a little while;

moments when my once more illustrious arms
are filled with fascination, when my breast
wears the intolerant brightness of your charms:

one pierced moment whiter than the rest

-turning from the tremendous lie of sleep
i watch the roses of the day grow deep


---e.e. cummings

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Livin' la vida loca

“There is only one way, really, to get into a state of living, and that's live! There is no substitute for an all-out, over-the-ramparts, howling charge against life. That's living. Living does not consist of sitting in a temple in the shadows and getting rheumatism from the cold stones. Living is hot, it's fast, it's often brutal! It has a terrific gamut of emotional reactions.
If you are really willing to live, you first have to be willing to do anything that consists of living. Weird. But it's one of those awfully true things that you wonder why one has to say it. And yet it has to be said.”

--L. Ron Hubbard

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Home sapiens

You're an interesting species, an interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”


---the legend of bagger vance(1997)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Nah-Nah-Nah, Nana

“Certain thoughts are better left unthunk.”

--Mighty Aphrodite

Monday, June 29, 2009

Now and Then

“As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened and we can't.”

Thursday, June 18, 2009

of eternal sunshine and ice candies

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Behold the Man

Nothing on earth consumes a man more quickly than the passion of resentment.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Best case scenario

Sometimes its important to calm your self down with sheer optimism.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

judgement is relative

People judge you by what you have done,and you judge yourself by what you can do.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Aye or Nay

"In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgetable love"

---Diego Marchi.

Friday, April 17, 2009

“Only unfulfilled love can be romantic.”

--Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Monday, March 23, 2009

Small moments

My mind then wandered. I thought of this: I thought of how every day each of us experiences a few little moments that have just a bit more resonance than other moments – we hear a word that sticks in our mind – or maybe we have a small experience that pulls us out of ourselves, if only briefly – we share a hotel elevator with a bride in her veils, say, or a stranger gives us a piece of bread to feed the mallard ducks in the lagoon…

And if we were to collect these small moments in a notebook and save them over a period of months we could see certain trends emerge from our collection – certain voices would emerge that have been trying to speak through us. We would realise that we have been having another life altogether, one we didn’t even know was going on inside us. And maybe this other life is more important than the one we think of as being real – this clunky day-to-day world of furniture and noise and metal. So just maybe it is these small silent moments which are the true story making events of our lives.


---Douglas Coupland,
Life After God

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A map of love

Your face more than others' faces
Maps the half-remembered places
I have come to while I slept—
Continents a dream had kept
Secret from all waking folk
Till to your face I awoke,
And remembered then the shore,
And the dark interior.


--Donald Justice

Friday, March 6, 2009

Choose one

There are three kinds of souls and three kinds of prayers.

1) I am a bow in your hands,Lord.Draw me lest I rot.

2)Do not overdraw me ,Lord.I shall break.

3)Overdraw me,Lord.Who cares if I break.

Choose one.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Stayin' alive

"You know what I think?" she says. "That people's memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn't matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They're all just fuel. Advertising fillers in the newspaper, philosophy books, dirty pictures in a magazine, a bundle of ten-thousand-yen bills: when you feed 'em to the fire, they're all just paper. The fire isn't thinking 'Oh, this is Kant,' or 'Oh, this is the Yomiuri evening edition,' or 'Nice tits,' while it burns. To the fire, they're nothing but scraps of paper. It's the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, totally useless memories: there's no distinction--they're all just fuel."

--Haruki Murakami
(After Dark)

Dealing with your lot

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step. There's no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That's the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You'll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about."

--Haruki Murakami
(Kafka on the Shore)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Own it! :)

"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you might as well make it dance"

---George Bernard Shaw

So true!

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”

--John Lennon

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Smiths - How Soon is Now?

Damned if you do,damned if you don't

Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things. One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, dirty thing on the face of the earth and you should save it for someone you love.


-- Butch Hancock

Monday, February 16, 2009

Drama that is your life

“I think everyone writes a story in their head that eventually becomes their life. If you don’t write it for yourself then someone else is going to write it for you.”

--Flicka(2006)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Feel the pain

"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that's bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they're afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they're wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It's all in how you carry it. That's what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you're letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."


-Jim Morrison

Happiness and such

"How to gain, how to keep, how to recover happiness is in fact for most men at all times the secret motive of all they do, and of all they are willing to endure."

-- William James

Friday, February 13, 2009

Don't Panic!

“What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.”


---Douglas Adams

Reluctance by Robert Frost

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?



--Robert Frost, Reluctance

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

"It is terrible to desire and not possess"

"When you long with all your heart for someone to love you, a madness grows there that shakes all sense from the trees and the water and the earth. And nothing lives for you, except the long deep bitter want. And this is what everyone feels from birth to death."



----Denton Welch

Rihanna- Disturbia

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nobody can hurt me without my permission

“When we're incomplete, we're always searching for somebody to complete us. When, after a few years or a few months of a relationship, we find that we're still unfulfilled, we blame our partners and take up with somebody more promising. This can go on and on--series polygamy--until we admit that while a partner can add sweet dimensions to our lives, we, each of us, are responsible for our own fulfillment. Nobody else can provide it for us, and to believe otherwise is to delude ourselves dangerously and to program for eventual failure every relationship we enter.”


--Tom Robbins

Saturday, February 7, 2009

On Being Human

“I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries"



--Theodore Isaac Rubin

Unsuitable for babies!

My Christian Bale flips out big time.After all,to err is human:)
Here is a remixed version of his rant.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

count your blessings :)

Little is the luck I've had,
And oh, 'tis comfort small
To think that many another lad
Has had no luck at all.

A.E. Housman

Thursday, January 22, 2009

To thine own self be true

"Nobody wants to look like an idiot.And if I am ignorant,I'll just nod my empty head like a spring neck dog in back window of '63 malibu.
Cuz I would hate for you to think my mouth is tied to nothing and my brain has gone to sleep.I'd hate for you to find out that I am not cool."


--Unknown

Know thyself

*Do you remember the last time you had an idea?I dont,I bet you dont either.I'have never had an original thought.Not last weak,last month,last year.Not ever.But I am gonna put words on paper and carry that shit to coffee house,stick out my chest and try to convince you I am really something.I dont need my brain anymore.*


--Unknown

Monday, January 12, 2009

life and such

"sometimes you don't need a goal in life, you don't need to know the big picture. you just need to know what you're going to do next!"

— Sophie Kinsella (The Undomestic Goddess)

Are you listening?

"Here's what I think, Mr. Wind-Up Bird," said May Kasahara. "Everybody's born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I'd really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can't seem to do it. They just don't get it. Of course, the problem could be that I'm not explaining it very well, but I think it's because they're not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they're not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things."

— Haruki Murakami (The Wind-up Bird Chronicle)

Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle

Saturday, January 3, 2009

pursuit of happiness

"I'm thinking that sometimes you just have to make the decision to be happy. Just realize that things aren't ever what you hoped they'd be. Not ever. For anybody. The only thing that separates one kind of person from another is that there are some who stay angry about it and there are some who accept what comes their way."




--away from her (2006)