Sunday, September 27, 2009

Move to the city; lose all your heart

music/photos/quotes time!
better than happy meals.
p.s. still searching for a new site with music codes.
tell me whether or not the song works cos this player is really bipolar

The Rumble Strips - Girls and Boys in Love

"Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it."

~ Mitch Albom
(Eddie's wife, The Five People You Meet in Heaven)

Grown-ups like numbers.
When you tell them about a new friend, they never ask questions about what really matters.
They never ask: “What does his voice sound like?” “What games does he like best?” “Does he collect butterflies?”
They ask: “How old is he?” “How many brothers does he have?” “How much does he weigh?” “How much money does his father make?”
Only then do they think they know him.

~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry
The Little Prince

“Being alone, it can be quite romantic
Like Jacques Cousteau underneath the Atlantic
A fantastic voyage to parts unknown
Going to depths where the sun’s never shone
And I fascinate myself when I’m alone”
~ Andrew Bird

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.
If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."
~ Albert Einstein

The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when Sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, “No, I’m happy for you”? That’s when it’s really sad.

~ John Mayer

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What?! You too? I thought I was the only one!"
~ C.S Lewis

"Who has never killed an hour?
Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes.
The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish.
So you kill the hour.
You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream.
If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep.
And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body.
The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share."

~ Mark Z. Danielewski
House of Leaves

“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

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
We were born to make manifest the glory that is within us.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
~ Marianne Williamson

"The running boy is inside every man."

~ Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven

"When you don't fit in, you become superhuman. You can feel everyone else's eyes on you, stuck like Velcro. You can hear a whisper about you from a mile away. You can disappear, even when it looks like you're still standing right there. You can scream, and nobody hears a sound. You become the mutant who fell into the vat of acid, the Joker who can't remove his mask, the bionic man who's missing all his limbs and none of his heart. You are the thing that used to be normal, but that was so long ago, you can't even remember what it was like. "

~ Jodi Picoult
Nineteen Minutes

"If you're trying to show off for people at the top, forget it. They will look down on you anyhow. And if you're trying to show off for people at the bottom, forget it. They will only envy you. Status will get you nowhere. Only an open heart will allow you to float equally between everyone."

~ Morrie Schwartz
(from Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom)



Troublemaker said...

I love the first quote an and yes i the music works. all ur quotes are nice and i love your blog. Im new to da blog world so please check out ma blog when u feel like it :D

Wuthering said...

I could hear the song. Nice choice. Seriously this post is beyond brilliant! I think I'll have to bookmark it. Danya you're so wise. It actually motivated me in so many ways! WOW!

A blog with music notes!?! Interesting.

JJ said...

Haha Ive already read pretty much all these quotes on your quotes document :]
I dont know anyone else who has an entire document of quotes, you know.
Youre so weird. In a good way. An awesome way.
I like the song ! Angus, Thongs, and Perfect Snogging? It sounds familiar so I think its from the movie.
Miss you. Yeah I saw you yesterday but I still do x

Anonymous said...

lol John Mayer

%%% (: 8-)

Fatima said...

Mra t8sh3r el quote 7gt John Mayer. O abi akoun mkan hathak el ensan ele ga3d bl seat oo yshouf el sma :').

Ahh esht'hait agra Tuesdays with Morrie mra thanya.

Feelmore said...

i love that you quoted Antoine de Saint Exupéry. He's one of my favorite authors - in fact, I wrote an adaptation of The Little Prince for stage in high school.

And that quote about killing an hour... I do that at least once a week. Horrible. I have the blood of a hundred hours on my hands. I don't want to murder any more innocent hours... although some are not so innocent, i swear!

Feelmore said...

oh yea. and you keep going ON AND ON about jodie picoult, so i'm adding her to my summer reading list which has now become my fall reading list. any suggestions as to what the first book should be?