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.
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.
Winters [with sarcasm]: No, hiding it in my footlocker. You’re a captain, for pete’s sake.
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.
It’s not enough to just live; you have to have something to live for.
-Adama. BStarG. 1.1 (miniseries)
(Here’s how to tell you might not be bright enough to be a Cylon – you’re willing to pay Apple $1.99 for imaginary technology.)
–Ellen Gray, Philadelphia Daily News
(In reference to the iPhone’s “Cylon Detector.”)
Spies hide guns like squirrels hide acorns.
-Burn Notice 1:12
“You had me worried there for a moment. I thought maybe the Cylons had beaten the bullshit attitude out of you.”
Understanding, compassion, kindness and love are the only true revolutionary ideas. When we compromise these, we become what we despise and lose our humanity.
You gotta love writers, they’re the opposite of actors. Actors are openhearted and sweet and writers are bitter and twisted, and very very funny.
-Hart Hanson, creator/executive producer on Bones (from the DVD extras)