To know me, you have to read me. Otherwise, I'm just like everybody else. Without identity. Choose well.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Quoted phrases part 12

If you do something too good, then, after a while, if you don't watch it, you start showing off. And then you're not as good any more. -- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (Book)

Something else an academic education will do for you. for one thing, it may save you an extraordinary amount of time trying on ideas that don't suit you, aren't becoming to you. You'll begin to know your true measurements and dress your mind accordingly. -- The Catcher in the Rye

Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. -- The Catcher in the Rye

In seasons of cheerfulness, no temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself. -- Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (book)

The old gentleman died: his will was read, and like almost every other will, gave as much disappointment as pleasure. -- Sense and Sensibility

"Like him!" replied her mother with a smile. "I feel no sentiment of approbation inferior to love." -- Sense and Sensibility

A woman of seven and twenty... can never hope to feel or inspire affection again... I can suppose that she might bring herself to submit to the offices of a nurse, for the sake of the provision of a wife... It would be a compact of convenience, and the world would be satisfied." -- Sense and Sensibility

And is no allowance to be made for inadvertence, or for spirits depressed by recent disappointment? Are no probabilities to be accepted, merely because they are not certainties? -- Sense and Sensibility

Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge. -- Sense and Sensibility

Don't ruin my story with your logic. -- Castle (tv series)

You sound just like all the other artists that I've met. NO one should expect perfection when they're first starting out. -- Whisper of the Heart (film)

She would not be so weak as to throw away the comfort of a child, and yet retain the anxiety of a parent! -- Sense and Sensibility

Seek to live. Remembrance is for the old. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho (Book)

That is why I write to try to turn sadness into longing, solitude into remembrance. So that when I finish telling myself the story, I can toss it into the Piedra. Only then... will the water extinguish what the flames have written. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Remember that human wisdom is madness in the eyes of God. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

In real life, love has to be possible. Even if it is not returned right away, love can only survive when the hope exists that you will be able to win over the person you desire. Anything else is fantasy. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they can understand love. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

But it will be easy to be in control because I'm not too emotional, I thought. Anyone who can conquer her heart can conquer the world. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

But Love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Truth resides where there is faith. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

A divided kingdom cannot defend itself from its adversaries. A divided person cannot face life in a dignified way. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

I think that when we look for love courageously, it reveals itself, and we wind up attracting even more love. If one person really wants us, everyone does.But if we're alone, we become even more alone. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Look at this table, the Japanese call it shibumi, the true sophistication of simple things. Instead, people fill their bank accounts with money and travel to expensive places in order to feel they're sophisticated. -- By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

You know the saying: he who doesn't understand history is doomed to repeat it. And when it's repeated the stakes are doubled. -- I Am Number 4 by Pittacus Lore (book)

We don't have to be defined by the things we did or didn't do... Some people allow themselves to be controlled by regret.. It's merely something that happened. Get over it. -- I Am Number 4

The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving. -- Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert (book)

True wisdom gives the only possible answer at any given moment. -- Eat Pray love

What you do with your life is really just one half of the equation. The other half, more important half really is, who you're with when you're doing it. -- Post Grad (film)

Daughter: Dad... Do you think I'm making the right decision?
Dad: You know, ever since you were a little kid, you always seem to have it figured out. You make good grades. Kept your room neat and clean. Eat your vegetables. Can I be honest with you? I always felt that a little troubling. *smiles* -- Post Grad

We looked just alike, that's why we have to act so different. -- Mrs. Winterbourne (film)

If you can't fix it... You gotta stand it. -- Brokeback Mountain (film)

I wish I knew how to quit you. -- Brokeback Mountain

Pero hindi lahat ng inaakala mong korni, e korni. Minsan ikaw lang din talaga ang walang sense of humor at may diperensya, siguro dahil sa pagpipilit mong maging iba. -- Lumayo Ka nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong (book)

disclaimer: I don't own the pictures. This is merely to put an image for the quote's resource.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Quoted phrases part 11

I googled you. That's what modern girls do when we have a crush. -- Up in the Air (film)

The builders might take years over their tasks, but one day, they finish what they're doing. Then they find they're hemmed in by their own walls. Life loses its meaning when the building stops. -- Brida by Paulo Coelho (book)

Magus: Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.
Brida: Strange tools. They often dissuade people from carrying on. -- Brida

She had met people who had lost the glow of being alive because they could no longer fight against loneliness and had ended up becoming addicted to it. -- Brida

Shop owner: What are you good at?
Brida: Going after what I believe in. (The only problem was that she believed in something different everyday.) -- Brida

Oska: Why am I such a kid?
Ra Im: You're not a kid. The real kids always insists that they're older. -- Secret Garden (tv series)

I know it's not good to be weak and helpless. But I don't think it's good to be too strong either. -- Fruits Basket (manga)

No one realizes they're being fooled because they're busy laughing at the fool. -- Cars 2 (film)

As people meet other peeople, all sorts of possibilities are born. Good ones and bad ones. -- Fruits Basket

The other day, I spoke to you about one of the great secrets of Magic: the Soul Mate. The whole of man's life on the face of Earth can be summed up by that search for his Soul Mate. He may pretend to be running after wisdom, money, or power, but none of that matters. Whatever he achieves will be incomplete if he fails to find his Soul mate. With the exception of a few creatures who are descended from the angels - and who need solitude in order to encounter God. -- Brida

There are times when you have to be cruel. Perhaps it may seem unforgivable, but sometimes, being cruel is actually more humane. -- Lie to Me (tv series)

Sean: What would you do if you have less than a minute to live?
Christina: I'd make those seconds count.
Sean: I'd kiss you again. -- Source Code (film)

Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action. -- Green Lantern (film)

I wouldn't change what happened to me. Because then, I wouldn't have this chance... To embrace more people than I ever could with two arms. -- Soul Surfer (film)

These walls are funny. First you hate 'em. Then you get used to 'em. Enough time passes, it gets so you depend on 'em. That's institutionalized. -- The Shawshank Redemption (film)

The prettier the girl is, the nuttier she is. So you're insane. Crazy insane. -- Blue Valentine (film)

I feel like, if we never get to spend time together, then, nothing is ever gonna happen. -- Camp Rock 2 (film)

Now you're looking for the secret. But you're not really looking. You don't want to work it out. You want to be... FOOLED. -- The Prestige (film)

But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough. You have to bring it BACK. -- The Prestige

I think... if two people mutually like each other... It's almost a miracle. Someday, will that miracle come true for me too? -- Playful Kiss (tv series)

You don't know how to open the hearts of people. You cause people to close up even more. -- Cinderella's Sister (tv series)

Notice what no one else notices. And you'll know what no one else knows. What you get is what you get. What you DO with what you get, that's where the point. -- City of Ember (film)

If you get angry over things like that, it means you still love him. When you don't get angry, that's when your heart has left him. -- Cactus and Radio (Manga)

disclaimer: I don't own the pictures. This is merely to put an image for the quote's resource.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Keeping mum

Silence please.
I once fancied monotony. I loathed not owning my time. I pursued what is customary. And where did it get me?

Stuck in an abysmal limbo. Can't go back. Can't move forward. I now have what you call routinary. I now have all the time I could possibly get. I now have oblivion. Yet I detest all of it too. Indeed as per The Little Prince, "No one is ever satisfied where he is."

I was asked why I no longer wanted to move up. Why I prefer going incognito. I couldn't atone myself. So I had to write it. :D

Not that I no longer have plans for the future. Believe me, I have a lot. Probably why I couldn't concentrate on one. :D It is now more of, letting everything fall into place. I know it is common knowledge that we perpetrate our own destiny. That we do what we make of ourselves. Yada yada yada. But it is becoming arduous. Running after dreams that wouldn't present itself. No matter how hard you try to create them instead.

Since the time life coerced me to decide what I will do, I have never really thought about it. Due to a series of unfortunate events, I realized what is essential. Now that I DO know what to do with my time, I can't seem to engineer a way to go about doing it. What I want to do is not what everybody else want and need. I can not incorporate what Wally Lamb said in She's Come Undone that, "Children are not your children. They are the son's and daughter's of life's longing for itself." For it may prove true to the liberal youth, but not to the lot who grew up thinking of ways to alleviate the life of kins. I for myself, don't want to end up misemployed and be debauch by the fallacies of institutionalization in general. I don't want to live the rest of my life chained by the rules of proverbial poverty. I don't want to be. But you can't help it. You can't help but heed to the society's norm. You can't help but submit. I am not someone who was born with the resources to aspire dreams so trifling for the likes of us. I have to live with that. :D

So there's no option but to meet halfway. Give the government what is due to them. And the rest give to one's self. Stay immobile until you're free to move. Keep mum until you're free to speak. Works for me. I wont exert myself and "spend a lifetime earning things that I don't need." In time, with perseverance, and maybe with divine providence, I can go after what I really want to do and have. It is not achievements, awards, reputation, or greatness. It is simply to be able to live  life to the fullest.

With that being said, I hope you could now fathom the logic behind what you may deem irrational and unwise. It is of course not for everyone. We have our differing priorities. I am not seeking to influence yours or anybody else's. I just hope you stand for what you believe in. :)