“You’re trying to live in two different worlds and it’s got you paralyzed. […] You’re choosing to be afraid because, for the first time in your life, you think you’ve got something to lose.”—Harry Morgan, “Goodbye Miami”
“Is it possible that so many could be so stupid for so long?"
“There are times when I have trouble believing it myself.”
“Then, why bother?”
“So many flowers, my lord. Each wants to grow the tallest, bloom the brigthest… Sooner or later they all get plucked. I don’t want to be the tallest or the brightest. I only want to remain in the garden until my time comes to return to the dirt.”—Lord Tywin Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle.
“For thousands of years, sailors have looked at the stars to understand where they are, as oceans move beneath them, they take comfort in the fixed mark of the North Star. But, here below, nothing ever stops moving. Mass attracts mass. Bodies moving towards each other in space will speed up as they get closer. The gravitational pull between two bodies becomes stronger, the convergence is inevitable. What we are heading towards and what the outcome of the convergence will be, is unknowable. Man continues to look at the stars for certainty but the only real certainty is that everyday we are alive, our destiny is getting closer and closer.”—Jake on Touch
“When you look at me, you jump to a particular set of conclusions.
It’s human nature to make assumptions based on appearance. It’s an outdated primal instinct born of our need to quickly assess our sorroundings.
Of course, in this modern era, those assumptions tend to be very wrong and often quite hurtful.”—Dr. Spencer Reid; "The Apprenticeship" (Criminal Minds)
"It has its costs, learning to see the puzzle in everything. They’re everywhere once you start looking, it’s impossible to stop. It just so happens, people and all their deceits and illusions that inform everything that they do tends to be the most fascinating puzzles of all. Of course, they don’t always appreciate being seen as such."
I love you. I hate you. I want you. I want you to leave me alone. You’re wonderful. You’re hurtful. You’re true and false. The list goes on as do the owners of the words. The men who have held your hand and walk you through experience. Some short, some long. Now add my name. For here are my words:
You’re a miracle. You’re the eye of the storm. You’re the smell of honey to a bee swarm. You’re Helen of Troy. You’re a young boy’s dream. You’re the feel of a win to a losing team. You’re paradise. You’re a bucket of gold in 1849. You’re that first sip of an exquisite wine. You’re a hole in one on a par five. You’re a light to a Cuban cigar. You’re that first drive in a brand new car. You’re an ambassador of Beauty. You’re a fire amongst frost. You’re the North Star to someone lost. You’re a goddess. You’re food to the poor. You’re a band-aid laid over an open sore. You’re Joan of Arc. You’re a dive in a pool on a summer day. You’re the truth behind “everything will be OK”.
You’re a verse from the bible. You’re a happy shout. You’re a flashlight when the lights go out. You’re a revolution. You’re a poster above someone’s bed. You’re the majority of thought inside my head. You’re a lake in the desert. You’re the antidote to a snake bite. You’re the knock-out blow in the first round of a fight. You’re Queen Elizabeth. You’re a poet’s ink. You’re what makes philosophers think. You’re the birth of Venus. You’re remnants of a fallen angel. You’re the warmth of lovers’ limbs tangled.
You’re god’s magnum opus. You’re the chemistry of candy on a kid’s tongue. You’re the burn of nicotine to a smoker’s lungs. You’re Juliet. You’re the relief of stillness after an earthquake. You’re the joy that sorrounds a birthday cake. You’re Magdalene. You’re the sight sore I seek. You’re the feeling of lips on a lonely cheek. You’re inspiration. You glow.
And I want you to know that to me you are ideal. Perfect. Surreal. And to you, my love, I will always kneel.
“A friend of mine has a theory, and I think it’s right. Which is that, he says, everybody knows everything in the world at twelve. That’s their high point, they’re the Buddha.
And you can see things with a clarity and a precision that after then you spend the rest of your life trying to recapture”—John Cusack (From ‘Inside the Actors Studio’)
“You’re going to have a lot of first kisses. You’re going to want it to be special, so you’ll remember.
It’s where you go from being a stranger to knowing someone. And every kiss with them after that is a shadow of that kiss.”—(Betty Draper, Mad Men)
- "They’re just gonna think I’m a fan". (Jasika impersonating Lance).
- "Josh, you came to us as a slightly more grown up Pacey and over the last five years you’ve proven to be some real leading man material". (Moderator Damian Holbrook introducing Joshua Jackson and acknowledging his growth).
- "The biggest lesson is to come…" (Anna Torv talking about what she’s learned from her character, followed by Joshua’s laughter) "That’s what we need to teach Olivia to do".
-"You’ve proven that awards mean nothing". (Moderator praising John Noble’s work).
-"It’s your typical boy meets girl, boy crosses universe, girl goes to other universe, boy sleeps with her doppelganger, doppelganger gets pregnant, has baby too fast, baby gets axed out by interdimensional war, new baby is born and lost to future, finds dad searching for mom story… the usual"
-"I think these two will get the final chapter of their story". (Joshua on Olivia and Peter’s love story).
-"When Walter is inside the phone booth and he can’t remember the number to call Peter… and when Olivia realizes that the doppelganger had taken over her life". (Jasika talking about her favourite scenes from the show).
-"When Astrid has the conversation with herself and Alternate Astrid asks her if she thinks her father loves her and she had already lied to her, but we don’t know it yet". (Lance talking about his favourite scenes from the show).
-"I’m gonna go with Seth Gable, not with a particular scene, but the way that he contrasted his two selves was really well thought out and performed". (Joshua Jackson showing his admiration for Seth Gable’s perfomance as Lincoln Lee/Alt. Lincoln).
-"There’s a reason why there aren’t women observers". (Producer J. H. Wyman dropping a bomb).
“Nostalgia - it’s delicate, but potent. In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels - around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”—— Don Draper (Mad Men)
…asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?”
"Real isn’t how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn’t happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
“Brother Sam believed light can keep darkness at bay.
But I wonder if darkness is defined by light.
If so, darkness can’t exist on it’s own. There must, by definition, be light somewhere, waiting to be found.”—Dexter Morgan
“-Life’s an experiment.
You have to find out where you belong, you have to find your own place in this world.
-But, shouldn’t I know where that is by now?
-Not necessarily…”—Nina Sharp and Olivia Dunham (Fringe, Wallflower)
There will always be someone better than you Even if you’re the best So let’s stop the competition now Or we will both be losers
And I’m ashamed I ever tried to be higher than the rest But brother I am not alone We’ve all tried to be on top of the world somehow ‘Cause we have all been losers
I don’t wanna be laid down No I don’t wanna die knowing That I spent so much time when I was young Just trying to be the winner
So I wanna make it clear now I wanna make it known That I don’t care about any of that shit no more
Don’t care about being a winner Or being smooth with women Or going out on Fridays Being the life of parties No, no more, no
There will always be someone worse than you Sister don’t let it get to your head ‘Cause you won’t be on top of the world so long In constant competition
This ain’t about no one in particular But I could list a few I’m removing myself from the queue
Don’t care about being a winner Or being smooth with women Or going out on Fridays Being the life of parties Don’t care about being harder Or being Daddy’s favorite Or if you think I’m a mimic Or if I am a loser
“Cinematic success is not necessarily the result of good brain work, but of a harmony of existing elements in ourselves that we may not have ever been conscious of…an accidental coincidence of our own preoccupations at a certain moment of life and of the public’s.”—
Francois Truffaut (used as prologue in IFC’s “A Decade Under The Influence.”)