Just quotes that remind you of a particular character, situation, pairing, whatever, in RvB. It can be a literary quote, song lyrics, or just some random thing you found online.8/26/2010 #1
So I read this blog called the Sleep-Talkin' Man and one of the major tenets there is that STM is a separate persona from the man's real-life personality.
I've started to wonder if this man dreams that he is Leonard Church.
Just look at these and tell me if you agree:
"This is my story. It starts with me. And it ends with me. And everything in the middle is about me. Greatest fucking story ever written."
"Do you like what you see? No? Well, bloody look harder. Strain your eyes!"
"I'm in a totally zen-like state. Can't you tell how fucking zen I am?!"
"I'm the reason why there are so many adjectives for awesome."
"You know, you're not some precious flower. And if you were I'd be a weed and grow next to you and choke you to fucking death!"
"Stand further away. You can't possibly appreciate my greatness this close up."
"You know, it's a human race. And you lost."
"Well if I'm the douchebag, you're the contents, Titfuck!"
"Let me hold you in my arms. Feel me squeeze the living fucking breath out of your bastard body."
"I haven't put on weight. Your eyes are fat."
"I'd rather peel off my skin and bathe my weeping raw flesh in a bath of vinegar than spend any time with you. But that's just my opinion. Don't take it personally."8/26/2010 #2
Those are so, so so Church times a million. ♥
A lot of my South quotes come from Libba Bray, and these two definitely remind me of her.
"I run after her, not really giving chase. I'm running because I can, because I must. Because I want to see how far I can go until I have to stop."
- A Great And Terrible Beauty
"I am no longer content to be the scared, obedient schoolgirl. Who are you, a stranger, to tell me what I can and cannot do?"
- A Great and Terrible Beauty.
The second is South in her school days, obviously.8/26/2010 #4
The song "Crystal Ball" by Pink reminds me of Georgia, for some reason.
Particularly the lines:
"I've had my chances and I've taken them all, just to end up right back here on the floor."
"Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell."
"Oh, I've felt that fire and, I, I've been burned, but I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned."
"Broken mirrors and a black cat's cold stare, walk under ladders on my way to hell I'll meet you there."8/26/2010 #5
THAT'S DIFFERENT [7:26:03 PM] (Zeta): DELTA IS ADORABLE [7:26:40 PM] (Zeta): DELTA IS LIKE AN ADORABLE LITTLE GREEN XKCD COMIC COMBINED WITH A CALCULATOR SPRINKLED WITH LOVE
"Winston, if you were my husband, I'd poison your tea.""Nancy, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
Reminds me of something Tex and church would say...albeit with more "bitch" and "asshole".8/31/2010 #7
"I've got a huge head in my hole."
It just brought Tucker to mind. I couldn't stop laughing for ten minutes. The person who said it thought I was having a stroke. xD9/15/2010 #8
"The Man Who Could Do Anything obsessed by the woman who said nothing he did counted." ~Thief of Time, Tony Hillerman.
Church/Tex. Right thar.10/5/2010 #9
"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated."-Mark Twain
"Well, tell him we're sorry." - Washington
I believe these fit together nicely.10/8/2010 #10
"I have great faith in fools. Self confidence, my friends call it."--Edgar Allen Poe.10/8/2010 #11
A Very Potter Musical/Sequel quotes ahead:
"WHAT THE DEVIL IS GOING ON HERE!?!" -Professor Snape, both.
"Did someone say Draco Malfoy?" -Draco Malfoy, AVPM
"I'm Harry-freaking-Potter, and I'm the man!" -Harry Potter, AVPS
"I'm the coolest girl on the face of the planet. I'm the coolest bitch on earth, goddamnit!" -Hermione Granger, AVPS
"RUMBLEROAR!" -Rumbleroar, AVPM
"I am a strong woman. Hear me SMASH!" and "Did you get my text? Why didn't you text me back?" -Professor Umbridge, AVPS
"Danger. I'm falling in love, with Hermione Granger." -Ron Weasley and Draco, AVPM10/25/2010 #12
I'm not sure why, but this reminds me of Tex, and York. Mostly Tex, though.10/29/2010 #13
It'd be funny if it weren't so pathetic...oh, what the hell, I'll laugh anyway. *Insane Laughter*
Oddly enough, I could see the counselor saying this...if he was crazy. Maybe a sadistic Sigma...10/29/2010 #15
"Don't bother trusting me. Don't bother waiting. Don't bother changing things that don't give in to changing." -Blue October, "Weight of the World."10/30/2010 #16
Dopey was spamming the lyrics to this song to me during fifth yesterday. I think this is the quote he meant to put up, but his laptop's internet connection's a bigger piece of crap than my phone's is. =P
And yeah, they are oddly reminiscient of York. =/
Before I got here, I thought for a long time that the way out of the labyrinth was to pretend that it did not exist, to build a small, self-sufficient world in a back corner of the endless maze and to pretend that I was not lost, but I was home. But that only led to a lonely life accompanied only by the last words of the already-dead, so I came here looking for a Great Perhaps, for real friends and a more-than-minor life. And then I screwed up and the Colonel screwed up and Takumi screwed up and she slipped through our fingers. And there's no sugar-coating it: she deserved better friends.
When she fucked up, all those years ago, just a little girl terrified into paralysis, she collapsed into the enigma of herself. And I could have done that, but I saw where it led for her. So I still believe in the Great Perhaps, and I can believe in it in spite of having lost her.
Because I will forget her, yes. That which came together will fall apart imperceptibly slowly, and I will forget, but she will forgive my forgetting, just as I forgive her for forgetting me and the Colonel and everyone but herself and her mom in those last moments she spent as a person. I know now that she forgives me for being dumb and scared and doing the dumb and scared thing. And here's how I know:
I thought at first she was just dead. Just darkness. Just a body being eaten by bugs. I thought about her alot like that, like someone's meal. What was her - green eyes, half a smirk, the soft curves of her legs - would soon be nothing, just the bones I never saw. I thought about the slow process of becoming bone and then fossil and then coal that will, in millions of years, be mined by humans of the future, and how they would heat their homes with her, and then she would be smoke billowing out of a smokestack, coating the atmosphere. I still think that, sometimes, I think that maybe "the afterlife" is just something we made up to ease the pain of loss, to make the time in the labyrinth bearable. Maybe she was just matter, and matter gets recycled.
But ultimately I do not believe that she was just matter. The rest of her must be recycled, too. I believe now that we are greater than the sum of our parts. If you take Alaska's genetic code and you add her life experiences and the relationships she had with people, and then you take the size and shape of her body, you do not get her. There is something else entirely. There is a part of her greater than the sum of her knowable parts. And that part has to go somewhere, because it cannot be destroyed.
Although noone will ever accuse me of being much of a science student, one thing I learned from science classes is that energy is never created and never destroyed. And if Alaska took her own life, that is the hope I wish I could have given her. Forgetting her mother, failing her mother and her friends and herself - those are awful things, but she did not need to fold into herself and self-destruct. Those awful things are surivivable, because we are as indestructible as we believe ourselves to be. When adults say, "Teenagers think they are invincible" with that sly, stupid smile on their faces, they don't know how right they are. We never need to be hopeless, because we can never be irreparably broken. We think that we are invincible because we are.
We cannot be born, we cannot die. Like all energy, we can only change shapes and sizes and manifestations. They forget that when they get old. They get scared of losing and failing. But that part of us greater than the sum of our parts cannot begin and cannot end, and so it cannot fail.
So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison's last words were: "It's very beautiful over there." I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful.
Looking For Alaska
This reminds me a lot of Director/Allison.11/13/2010 . Edited 11/13/2010 #17
Oh, Taco, I've been meaning to read John Green's books for a couple years now. Now I have to read that one.11/13/2010 #18
Looking For Alaska is amazing. ♥
I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just lie together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.
And moar quotes from Looking For Alaska.
I'd also recommend An Abundance of Katherines, but I haven't read that one recently.
Also, thanks to the person that typed this out on LJ. :D11/13/2010 . Edited 11/13/2010 #19
Jay: Well, you know what they say. It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Kay: (Pausing to give a serious, piercing gaze directly in Jay's face) Try it.
From Men in Black.
(Reminds me of the Director, of course.)11/20/2010 #20
"I wonder what would happen if I pulled this?"
"That's the fire alarm, Chrissy."
"So if I pull it will it set the school on fire?"
"*exasperated sigh* Yes, Christian. It'll set the school on fire."
"Then I will not pull it."
Dopey and his little "brother". It struck me as a conversation Caboose and Church might get into.11/21/2010 #21
"Joey...have you ever been in a Turkish prison?" - Graves
...I don't know why, but this reminds me of something Donut would say.11/30/2010 . Edited 11/30/2010 #22
"There are a finite number of ways for me to insult you, but an infinite number of ways for me to take this spoon and stab your fucking heart out with it."
"...No, I'm pretty sure there's only one way for that to happen. You're welcome to try it out on Johnny if you'd like, though."
Myself and Haley, respectively. It reminded me a bit of Tex when I found it in her inbox.12/5/2010 #23
"You're only here for a short time; but you're here for a good time."
That may be Elizabeth Edwards. Maybe.12/8/2010 #24
"A culture's teachings, and most importantly, the nature of its people, achieve definition in conflict. They find themselves... or find themselves lacking."-Kotor 2, Kreia
I find this strangely applicable to the Blood Gulch gang and the Freelancers.12/16/2010 . Edited 12/16/2010 #25
Where did it come from, Des?12/16/2010 #26
Star wars, more specifically Kreia...probably should have said that...think I'll change it.12/16/2010 #27
"What are you doing?"
"You just worked out ten minutes ago."
"Yeah, but I want to work out more."
"What could you possibly need all that muscle for?"
"If someone wants to pick a fight, I'll be prepared!"
"...What if he's stronger than you?"
A conversation I had with my exercise obsessed friend...he's kinda stupid.12/17/2010 #28
"Anything you can do, they can do bigger."
-The A-Team commercial and Dopey.12/18/2010 #29
"Коммунизм никогда не пришел к власти в стране, которая не была нарушена в результате войны или коррупция, или обоих."
"Communism has never come to power in a country that was not disrupted by war or corruption, or both."-JFK12/22/2010 . Edited 12/22/2010 #30
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