quote meme

I done been tagged to give out five of my favorite quotes. To the Ginormous Text File of Collected Quotations, Batman!

"Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love." - Neil Gaiman

"I'm sure there's something more to be read in a man. People dare not - they dare not turn the page. The laws of mimicry - I call them the laws of fear. People are afraid to find themselves alone, and don't find themselves at all. I hate all this moral agoraphobia - it's the worst kind of cowardice. You can't create something without being alone. But who's trying to create here? What seems different in yourself that's the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life." -- André Gide

"Once in awhile it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to." --Alan Keightley

"Life is like a box of chocolates...a cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable, because all you get back is another box of chocolates. You're stuck with this undefinable whipped-mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there's nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while, there's a peanut butter cup, or an English toffee. But they're gone too fast, and the taste is fleeting. So you end up with broken bits, filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, and if you're desperate enough to eat those, all you've got left is a...is an empty box...filled with useless, brown paper wrappers." - Cancerman, The X-Files

KUZCO: Don't tell me. We're about to go over a huge waterfall.
PANCHO: Yup.
KUZCO: Sharp rocks at the bottom?
PANCHO: Most likely.
KUZCO: Bring it on.
-The Emperor's New Groove

(I picked all my favoritest long ones because I don't get a chance to deploy those as often.)

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thus saith Liadan at 5:23 PM

2 Comments:

Blogger Stay saith at 4/01/2007 6:20 PM...  

the Emperor's New Groove is key. Although I gotta be honest, most of my favorite quotes from that flick are Yzma's. "Or, to save on postage..."

Blogger Liadan saith at 4/02/2007 1:39 AM...  

I used to be able to quote that monologue of Yzma's in full. I really just love the whole damn movie.

If I'd had more room for movie quotes, though, there would've been a lot of Monty Python.

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