"We have played chess! We were on that frozen lake and you said I was boring, then you took off your energy mask and you were Cameron Diaz…ok, there’s a chance this was a dream."
"It is hard to have patience with people who say “there is no death” or “death doesn’t matter.” There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn’t matter. I look up at the night sky. Is anything more certain than that in all those vast times and spaces, if I were allowed to search them, I should nowhere find her face, her voice, her touch? She died. She is dead. Is the word so difficult to learn?"
"Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery’s shadow or reflection: the fact that you don’t merely suffer, but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer."
"'Right now' is like the catchphrase of being on the hook. 'Right now' paints a picture of some magical time where everything will work out, but the truth is it never will."
→ 20 Nov 13 at 2 am
St Augustine - Confessions
I have not been able to put down this book since I got it. Its such an amazing encouragement.
Who shall bring me to rest in you? Who will send You into my heart so to overwhelm it that my sins shall be blotted out and I may embrace you, my only good? What are You to me? Have mercy that I may speak. What am I to You that You should command me to love You, and if I do it not, are angry and threaten vast misery? Is it, then, a trifling sorrow not to love You? It is not so to me. Tell me, by Your mercy, Lord, my God, what You are to me. Say to my soul, I am your salvation. So speak that I may hear. Behold, the ears of my heart are before You, Lord; open them and say to my soul, I am your salvation. I will hasten after that voice, and I will lay hold upon You. Hide not Your face from me. Even if I die, let me see Your face lest I die.
The house of my soul is too narrow for You to come in to me; let it be enlarged by You. It is in ruins; restore it. There is much about it which must offend Your eyes; I confess and I know it. But who will cleanse it? Or, to whom shall I cry but to You? Cleanse me from my secret faults, Lord, and keep back Your servant from strange sins. I believe, and therefore I speak. But you know, Lord. Have I not confessed my transgressions to You, my God; and have You not put away the iniquity of my heart? I do not contend in judgement with You, who are truth itself; and I would not deceive myself, lest my iniquity lie even to itself. I do not, therefore, contend in judgement with You, for ‘if you, Lord, should mark iniquities, Lord, who shall stand?’
"Chances are Stella and I aren’t going to live happily ever after, the overwhelming odds have it ending badly. And when that happens it’ll be for one of a million possible reasons. But that doesn’t mean I’m not going to try. And when it does end it won’t be for some stupid rule."
→ 14 Nov 13 at 11 pm
Lilly - How I Met Your Mother
Apparently this is a problem with quite a few people.
"You’re doing what you always do in a relationship. As soon as you get close to a guy, you panic and bail."
"'Thats sweet, Andy, but…'
‘But you’re a little afraid of me? Of men in general, maybe?’
‘Maybe I am,’ she said.
‘All I’m asking for is a chance.’
‘Youll have your chance,’ she said. ‘I like you, Andy. A lot. But please remember that I get scared. Sometimes I just…get scared.’ She tried to shrug lightly, but it turned into something of a shudder.
"Relationships are like a freeway. Freeways have exits; so do relationships. The first exit, and my personal favorite, is six hours in. You meet, you talk, you have sex, you exit when she’s in the shower. The next exits are 4 days, 3 weeks, 7 months, a year and a half, 18 years, then, the last exit, death, which, if you’ve been with the same woman your entire life, its like ‘are we there yet?’"
"There comes a day when you rectify who you are with who you want to be with, and I can’t make the two things coexist. So don’t let me cave in. You drove me all the way up here, because you could tell that I was a mess. I wasn’t going to make it to dinner. I shouldn’t be calling again."
"Seriously?! What is wrong with you people?? He likes you and you like him! Just be together! Happiness is not that difficult!"
"I still wish you the best of luck, baby, and don’t go thinking that this was a waste of time. I couldn’t forget you if I tried. You killed what was left of the good in me, I’m tired so let me be broken."
→ 10 Nov 13 at 8 pm
But at the same time, girls, don’t date guys who aren’t nice. Should be self-explanatory. It never is.
"There’s this myth that nice guys get put in the friend zone simply for being nice, but that’s not the case. Friends get put in the friend zone because they’re being very friendly. The world doesn’t owe you shit for being nice, and girls certainly don’t either. You’re supposed to be nice to people, you don’t get a cookie for doing stuff you’re supposed to be doing anyway."
"Don’t you ask me if its love, my dear. Love don’t really mean a thing round here. The fake scenes, the plastic made dreams. Say you don’t want it, say you don’t want it."
→ 07 Nov 13 at 12 am
C.S. Lewis in Miracles
Humans like to think we are special, that we are the masters of Nature. Yes, we have a prominent fixture in nature, but that is because of how horrible we are, not how glorious we were. We are prominent because God chose to enter our race. He chose to enter because we were too hopeless to do it ourselves and too broken to care.
"Let Man be only one among a myriad of rational species and let him be the only one that has fallen. Because he has fallen, for him God does the great deed; just as in the parable it is the one lost sheep for whom the shepherd hunts. Let Man’s per-eminence or solitude be one not of superiority but of misery and evil; then, all the more, Man will be the very species into which Mercy will descend. For this prodigal, the fatted calf, or, to speak more suitably, the Eternal Lamb, was killed. But once the Son of God, drawn hither not by our merits but by our unworthiness, has put on human nature, then our species (whatever it may have been before) does become in one sense the central fact in all Nature; our species, rising after its long descent, will drag all Nature up with it because in our species the Lord of Nature is now included…For God is not merely mending, not simply restoring a status quo. Redeemed humanity is to be something more glorious than unfallen humanity would have been, more glorious than any unfallen race now is (if at this moment the night sky conceals any such). The greater the sin, the greater the mercy; the deeper the death, the brighter the rebirth."