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Ben Whishaw

Sixsmith. I climb the steps of the Scot monument every morning and all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may… Continue reading Ben Whishaw

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Groucho Marx

Lydia The Tattooed Lady Oh Lydia, oh Lydia, say have you met Lydia?Lydia, the Tattooed LadyShe has eyes that folks adore soAnd a torso even more so Lydia, oh Lydia, that encyclopydiaOh Lydia the Queen of TattooOn her back is the Battle of WaterlooBeside it the wreck of the Hesperus, tooAnd proudly above waves the… Continue reading Groucho Marx

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Ben Whishaw

Sixsmith. I climb the steps of the Scot monument every morning and all becomes clear. Wish I could make you see this brightness. Don’t worry, all is well. All is so perfectly, damnably well. I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may… Continue reading Ben Whishaw

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Ben Whishaw

My dearest Sixsmith, I shot myself through the roof of my mouth this morning with Vivian Ayrs’ Luger. A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate suicide is a coward’s act. Couldn’t be further from the truth. Suicide takes tremendous courage. Don’t let them say I killed myself for love. Had my infatuations,… Continue reading Ben Whishaw

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Mary Schmich

Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) Ladies and Gentlemen of the class of ’99: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own… Continue reading Mary Schmich

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William Goldman

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. — William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays, “The Princess Brid” Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (February 1, 2000) Film directed by Rob Reiner ( 1987)

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Ingrid Bergman

Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time. — Ingrid Bergman [Ilsa Lund], Casablanca (1942) Directed by Michael Curtiz.  Written by Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch. Based on the play Everybody Comes to Rick’s by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison.

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Anne Hathaway

Love is the one thing we’re capable of perceiving that transcends dimensions of time and space. Maybe we should trust that, even if we can’t understand it. – Anne Hathaway [Brand] Interstellar (2014) Written by Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan. Directed by Christopher Nolan.

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