Fishing for inspiration…

September 29, 2011

Listening to “Gold Dust” by Tori amos, and digging around my documents I stumbled across a handfull of quotes I had saved for some reason or another and I should share them. They moved me in one way or another, hopefully they will do the same for someone else:

“A man who wants to die feels angry and full of life and desperate and bored and exhausted, all at the same time; he wants to fight everyone, and he wants to curl up in a ball and hide in a cupboard somewhere. He wants to say sorry to everyone, and he wants them to know just how badly they’ve all let him down.”

Who Said It?: Nick Hornby

Source: A Long Way Down


“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death just before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn’t something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm is you. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.”

Who Said It?: Haruki Marukami

Source: Kafka On The Shore


“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”

Who Said It?: Louis de Bernie’res

Source: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin


“Love is the kind of thing that’s already happening by the time you notice it, that’s how it works, and no matter how old you get, that doesn’t change. Except that you can break it up into two entirely distinct types — love where there’s an end in sight and love where there isn’t.”

Who said it?: Banana Yoshimoto

Source: Goodbye Tsugumi


“I’m not sentimental – I’m as romantic as you are. The idea, you know, is that the sentimental person thinks things will last – the romantic person has a desperate confidence that they won’t.”

Who Said It?: F. Scott Fittzgerald

Source: This Side of Paradise


“And I laugh now, but I wrote pages and pages of lovesick poems for yours truly. And say what you will–but of all the completely-wrong-for-me guys I’ve fallen for, you were the most right-for-me, and you like boys. So I laugh. Really hard”

Who said it?: Laura



Boys write bad and silly poetry about the proverbial “She”

With a big, fat capitol “S”

“She” is my worst enemy.

“She” is everything I’m not.

Who said it?: Laura




One Response to “Fishing for inspiration…”

  1. l0ve0utl0ud Says:

    Wow, great passages. I think my favourite is the Marukami quote. Thank you for sharing.

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