Without music, life would be a mistake.
If you have ever peeled an onion, then you know that the first thin, papery layer reveals another thin, papery layer, and that layer reveals another, and another, and before you know it you have hundreds of layers all over the kitchen table and thousands of tears in your eyes, sorry that you ever started peeling in the first place and wishing that you had left the onion alone to wither away on the shelf of the pantry while you went on with your life, even if that meant never again enjoying the complicated and overwhelming taste of this strange and bitter vegetable.
Who imprisoned me here?
Who keeps me here?
Who can release me?
Who’s controlling and constraining my life, except…me?
━ V for Vendetta
Everybody is special. Everybody. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain. Everybody.
━ V for Vendetta
All we ever see of stars are their old photographs
What a slut time is. She screws everybody
━ The Fault In Our Stars
Just live that life. It doesn’t matter whether it is life or hell, life of the hungry ghost, life of the animal, it’s okay; just live that life, see. And as a matter of fact no other way. Where you stand, where you are, that’s what your life is right there, regardless of how painful it is or how enjoyable it is. That’s what it is.
━ Taizan Maezumi
We do not know what awaits each of us after death, but we know that we will die. Clearly, it must be possible to live ethically—with a genuine concern for the happiness of other sentient beings—without presuming to know things about which we are patently ignorant. Consider it: every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today, is going to die. Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his friends and family. All are going to lose everything they love in this world. Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?
━ Sam Harris
That which you manifest is before you
━ Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain