God is a feckless thug. — Colman Domingo [Victor Strand] Fear the Walking Dead, “The Diviner” Season 3 Episode 10. September 10, 2017.
I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all, it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow… Continue reading Kevin Spacey
I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. — Gwyneth Paltrow [Viola De Lesseps] Shakespeare in Love (1998) Written by Marc Norman & Tom Stoppard. Directed by John Madden.
Do you want to see the most beautiful thing I’ve ever filmed? It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing, and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was just, dancing with me, like a little kid beggin’ me to play with it… Continue reading Wes Bentley
Softly love and to love softly, dew upon a sycamore branch by the creaking gate as my heart hurries off to wince through the wheat along the briar to that stone under which I lie. — Gabrielle Anwar [Princess Marguret Tudor] The Tudors, “Look to God First.” Season 1, Episode 9 (June 3, 2007)
Destiny. To believe that a life is meant for a single purpose, one must also believe in a common fate. Father to daughter, brother to sister, mother to child. Blood ties can be as unyielding as they are eternal. But it is our bonds of choice that truly light the road we travel. Love versus… Continue reading Amanda Clarke
My God. I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school. — Helena Bonham Carter, [Marla Singer] Fight Club (1999) Screenplay by Jim Uhls. Directed by David Fincher. Based on the novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. (W. W. Norton October 17, 2005)
Because you can’t be this afraid of losing everything if you don’t love everything first because you have to have a soul-crushing hope that things will get better to be this afraid of missing it. — Catalina Ferry, from “Anxiety Group.” NYC Urbana Poetry Slam. The Bowery Poetry Club, 5/12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVEf6jS8GdU
Seven years of sleeplessness, and my vision of things is the result of this years-long wakefulness. I saw that philosophy had no power to make my life more bearable. Thus I lost my belief in philosophy. — Emil M. Cioran, from “Novelist And Philosopher of Despair” (Eric Pace, June 22, 1995, The NeSeven years of… Continue reading Emil M. Cioran
You can make it all go away. Put your head back. Close your eyes. Wade into the quiet of the stream. — Mads Mikkelsen [Hannibal Lecter] Hannibal (2014) Season 2 Episode 26 “Mizumono” Written by Bryan Fuller & Steve Lightfoot. Directed by John Dahl. Based on the novels written by Thomas Harris.