“Most of the really exciting things we do in our lives scare us to death. They wouldn’t be exciting if they didn’t.”
— Roald Dahl, Danny the Champion of the World
“Our mistake was that we didn’t keep up with the world. We held on to the monastic tradition too tightly. We didn’t embrace modern education, and so we weren’t connected with the outside world. Because of that, we lost our freedom silently.”
— Tibetan man, to HONY
“He wanted, moreover, to impress this girl whose interest seemed so tantalizingly elusive — she stopped to browse in unexpected pastures, hurried quickly over the inobviously obvious. He wanted to pose. He wanted to appear suddenly to her in novel and heroic colors. He wanted to stir her from that casualness she showed toward everything except herself.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Beautiful and Damned
“You don’t know about real loss, ‘cause it only occurs when you’ve loved something more than you love yourself.”

Robin Williams, in Good Will Hunting

Sleep happily, old friend

“When you think that in the cold, violent, meaningless universe, that Paris exists, these lights?”
— Gil, Midnight in Paris
“The Middle East is truly the Anderson Cooper’s face of geopolitical disputes, in that in defiance of all appeals to reason and human decency, it never fucking changes.”
— John Oliver, Last Week Tonight
“There’s not a word yet, for old friends who’ve just met.”
— Jim Henson
“There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.”
— Irving Stone, Clarence Darrow for the Defense
“When I went in to have a triple bypass, I intentionally left a book half read on my nightstand. My family got the message: that I would be fine and home soon, because I would never leave a book unfinished.”
— Susan Holm, commenting¬†on Humans of New¬†York
“In my heart, I will always be a Canuck.”
— Gino Odjick