Repeating myself.

Found myself flipping through a book before popping it in the mail to someone (it’s on its way, AFM!) and was about to post this quote until I did a search and realized I already posted it two years ago, whoops. [From a book I ultimately didn’t love but does have some nice writing.] Doesn’t seem like it was two years ago I read this but there you go.

Instead, here’s another:
Falling in love isn’t something that you decide to do, anymore than you decide on the weather. It descends on you, like a hurricane.
–from “The Post-Birthday World” by Lionel Shriver.

What that reminds me of is the Oracle talking to Neo in The Matrix: …being the one is just like being in love. Nobody can tell you you’re in love, you just know it, through and through. Balls to bones.

I heart Band of Brothers.

Nixon: I don’t know why I’m still doing this.
Winters: What, drinkin’?
Nixon: No, hiding it in your footlocker. I’m a captain, for christ’s sake.
Winters: Well, why don’t you just give it up.
Nixon: Drinking?
Winters [with sarcasm]: No, hiding it in my footlocker. You’re a captain, for pete’s sake.

My favorite Joaquin moment from The Village.

Ivy Walker: When we are married, will you dance with me? I find dancing very agreeable. Why can you not say what is in your head?

Lucius Hunt: Why can you not stop saying what is in yours? Why must you lead, when I want to lead? If I want to dance I will ask you to dance. If I want to speak I will open my mouth and speak. Everyone is forever plaguing me to speak further. Why? What good is it to tell you you are in my every thought from the time I wake? What good can come from my saying that I sometimes cannot think clearly or do my work properly? What gain can rise of my telling you the only time I feel fear as others do is when I think of you in harm? That is why I am on this porch, Ivy Walker. I fear for your safety before all others. And yes, I will dance with you on our wedding night.