Just some words that have come my way, I've liked, and put in my pocket...
"People protect what they love." Jacques Cousteau
"Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths. We all derive from the same source. There is no mystery about the origin of things. We are all part of creation, all kings, all poets, all musicians; we have only to open up, only to discover what is already there." Henry Miller
"For a heart stained in anger grows weak and grows bitter. You become your own prisoner as you watch yourself sit there wrapped up in a trap of your very own chain of sorrow." "Bruised Orange" a John Prine cover by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver
"Nothing is important, so people realizing that, should get on with their lives, go mad, take their clothes off, jump in the canal, jump into one of those supermarket trolleys, race ‘round the supermarket and steal Mars bars and, y’know, kiss kittens and sit on the back of breadvans. Whatever makes people happy they should do it, ‘cos time is a mere scratch and life is nothing." Morrissey
"If I like you, that means at least one of these things: you are disinterested, I am scared to admit I like you so I am not going to call you back, I will write about the possibility of us everywhere, I will email my best friend about your voice, you are not single, you don’t know my name, I really have to know what your favorite sort of music is, I like to eat green apples and think of you, I didn’t mean to become your best friend but now I don’t know how to tell you I think I am in love with you, you are not my type but I like your t-shirt (and your eyelashes), I am an idiot, you are beautiful, I really want to call you, I didn’t see you today so I am going to yell at everyone, you are miles away, I am desperate, you don’t even know me, I want to get drunk with you, let’s sleep under the sky together, I wonder if you would ever like to wake up next to me, I want you for my birthday." Mehmet Erdogan
"I thought, there is nowhere else in the universe I would rather be at this moment. I could count the places I would not rather be. I’ve always wanted to see New Zealand, but I’d rather be here. The majestic ruins of Machu Picchu? I’d rather be here. A hillside in Cuenca, Spain, sipping coffee and watching leaves fall? Not even close. There is nowhere else I could imagine wanting to be besides here in this car, with this girl, on this road, listening to this song. If she breaks my heart, no matter what hell she puts me through, I can say it was worth it, just because of right now. Out the window is a blur and all I can really hear is the girl’s hair flapping in the wind, and maybe if we drive fast enough the universe will lose track of us and forget to stick us somewhere else." Robbert Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time
"A crisis is a gift, an opportunity, and perhaps a manifestation that life loves us, by beckoning us to go beyond the dance we presently perform." Leslie Lebeau
"Sometimes when I'm at McDonald's, I wait until nobody is looking, and then I stick my hand inside the straw dispenser and touch all the straws." David Bowie
"I used to walk down the street like I was a fucking star. … I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be — and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth." Lady Gaga
"Record stores are one of my favorite places in life. I hope they live forever with Santa and Peter Pan." Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians
I say, "I love you..."