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January 21, 2010

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January 19, 2010

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

January 18, 2010

I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meats a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. I believe that what self-centered men have torn down men other-centered can build up. -Martin Luther King Jr.
You and I are a story
That never gets told.
Taylor Swift, Stay Beautiful
I've got
a big fat fuckin' bone to pick
with you my darling.
In case you haven't heard I'm sick
and tired of trying.
-Alkaline Trio, Radio
Wandering the house like I've never wanted out and this is about as social as I get now.
And I'm throwing away the letters that I am writing you 'cause they would never do, I would never do.
-Dashboard Confessional

January 17, 2010

Hey, I don't have all the answers. In life, to be honest, I've failed as much as I've succeeded. But I love my wife. I love my life. And I wish you, my kind of successes. -Cameron Crowe

January 16, 2010

I believe in the power of love, and I believe there is always hope.
- Naomi Judd
Love imperfectly. Keep surprise close at hand. Make lots of mistakes. Be willing to live in between right and wrong. -SARK

January 15, 2010

You're trying to fight gravity on a planet that insists that love is like falling, and falling is like this.
-Ani DiFranco, Falling Is Like This
i've always avoided fights. i make jokes instead. i tell people what they want to hear in order to avoid a confrontation. i pretend to want things i don't want, and i pretend not to want things i do want. no one gets hurt. except me. the lines are so crossed and blurred at the point that i don't know what i want. i just know i want it to be easy.
girls' poker night by jill a davis

January 14, 2010

you always said that I was hiding, that I was hiding from you
but you are capable of things I could not do
I remember how you pretended ...
how you pretended to touch me
I remember how I couldn't bring myself to believe ...
I remember wondering, what was wrong? what was wrong?
how could I be so naive?
- ani difranco, letting the telephone ring
What bugs me is that you believe what you're saying. What bothers me is that you don't know how you feel. What scares me is that while you're telling me stories, you actually believe that they are real.
- Ani DiFranco As Is
Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. -Rev Albert Lewis

January 13, 2010

punch the clock, head for home
check the phone, just in case
go to bed, dream of you
that's what i'm doing these days.
-Rascal Flatts, These Days
It's no secret that I like to get to know people-and not just the outside stuff of their lives. I like to try to understand the meaning of who people are and what they're saying to me. -Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

January 12, 2010

We stood at the altar, repeating our vows for life: For better or worse, forever a husband and wife. Love's not always easy and dreams don't all come true. Why'd you lose your faith in me? I never gave up on you.
- Toby Keith, You Don't Anymore

January 11, 2010

I’d sail away, I’d see the world, I’d reach the farthest reaches
I’d feel the wind, I’d taste the salt and sea.
And maybe storm some beaches.
That’s who I’d be. That’s who I’d be.

-Who I'd Be, Shrek the Musical
I'll always kiss you like kissing you is all I am allowed to do. -Tyler Knott Gregson
Life is a difficult assignment. We are fragile creatures, expected to function at high rates of speed, and asked to accomplish great and small things each day. These daily activities take enormous amounts of energy. Most things are out of our control. We are surrounded by danger, frustration, grief, and insanity as well as love, hope, ecstasy, and wonder. Being fully human is an exercise in humility, suffering, grace, and great humor. Things and people all around us die, get broken, or are lost. There is no safety or guarantees.-SARK, Make Your Creative Dreams Real

January 8, 2010

it's cold where you're going
i hope that your hearts always warm
-Dashboard Confessional, So Long Sweet Summer

January 7, 2010

It seems like time itself moves more slowly when you're in the presence of people who actually see and hear you. There's a certain weight to a moment that never comes when you feel invisible. -Merrill Markoe, Walking In Circles Before Lying Down
There are many things that I would
Like to say to you
I don't know how
Because maybe
You're gonna be the one who saves me
-Oasis, Wonderwall

January 6, 2010

We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence. -Fred Rogers, The World According to Mister Rogers

January 5, 2010

Any place you love is the world to you, but love is not fashionable anymore, the poets have killed it. They wrote so much about it that nobody believed them, and I am not surprised. True love suffers, and is silent.
-Oscar Wilde
I miss him. All the time, I miss him. It's not waves; it's constant. All the time.
- Grey's Anatomy

January 4, 2010

I dont know what I want, So don't ask me,
Cause I'm still trying to figure it out.
Don't know what's down this road, I'm just walking.
Trying to see through the rain coming down.
-Taylor Swift, A Place in this World

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. -Edith Sitwell

Two birds of a feather
Say that they're always gonna stay together
But one's never going to let go of that wire
He says that he will but he's just a liar
-Regina Specktor, Two Birds

January 3, 2010

A new dress doesn’t get you anywhere; it’s the life you’re living in the dress, and the sort of life you had lived before, and what you will do in it later.-Diana Vreeland

January 2, 2010

Sometimes the beauty is easy. Sometimes you don't have to try at all. Sometimes you can hear the wind blow in a handshake. Sometimes there's poetry written right on the bathroom wall.
- Ani DiFranco

There's no such thing as steady ground, that's why the buddy system exists. It's important to find people you can trust, someone you know will pull you out of whatever hole you fall into. You can throw a line out to anyone but it's up to them to catch it and hold on. In the end you have to let yourself be tied to someone else, it's the only way we'll make it. –Men in Trees

December 31, 2009

She's it. All right, so maybe not "it" it. Not necessarily Ms. Right, but closer to Ms. Right - up - there - with - Anna - Kournikova - and - Lizzie - McGuire - on - your - list - of - people - you'd - give - anything - to - be - stranded - with - on - a - broken - down - elevator. But it's about more than that. When is it ever about more than that? Never. Not like frilly white dress, overpriced catering, embarrassing drunk in-laws more, but closer to UMass sweatpants, two D.P. Dough Roni Zonies, a futon and a movie you have no interest in seeing more. But she doesn't know.
The Daily Collegian at UMASS, written by Matt Brochu in 2003
Oh Marie if you would stay then we could stick pins in the map
Of all the places where you thought that love would be found
But I would only need one pin to show where my heart's at
In a top secret location three hundred feet under the ground
- Josh Ritter, The Temptation of Adam
We both stopped talking. Part of his sleeve was touching my arm; I don't know if he knew. Then everything started to seem perfect for some reason. The feel of his shirt against my elbow, the fact that I still had an elbow... It was the perfect moment for him to kiss me, for him to anything me.
- My So-Called Life

December 30, 2009

But you're a writer. You can describe anything. That's what you do: pictures to words, events to words, words to even better words. But nothing seems right. More like you're afraid that if you stare at her for too long, you'll prove your parents right: that yes, your face will stick that way. But you wouldn't mind.
The Daily Collegian at UMASS, written by Matt Brochu in 2003
You don't have to take life the way it comes to you. You can design your life to come to you the way you want it. -Dan Zadra

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. -David Byrne

December 29, 2009

i know you are waiting
and i know that it is not for me
i'm here and i'm ready
and i saved you the passenger seat
-josh ritter, kathleen
You save yourself or you remain unsaved.
— Alice Sebold

December 28, 2009

Can he really love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn, to be on fire, all full of passion...
- Sense and Sensibility

December 27, 2009

The only time we waste is the time we spend thinking we're alone. -Mitch Albom

December 25, 2009

Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose. -Viktor Frankl

December 24, 2009

Not so much two ships passing in the night as two ships sailing together for a time but always bound for different ports. -P.D. James, The Lighthouse

December 23, 2009

In another time, in another place all things might have been in place. But for now I'm finding myself right here standing on a rooftop screaming. "Hey world are you listening... listening to me?" I'm here and I'm hurting to begin again.
-Alkaline Trio

December 22, 2009

Love was action. It came to you. It was not a choice.
— Ann Patchett, Bel Canto

December 21, 2009

That day I carried the dream around like a full glass of water, moving gracefully so I would not lose any of it. -Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You
He seemed to be waiting for me to move forward. Weren't we all.
— Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

December 20, 2009

it's never enough
to stay still and hold you
to break loose and run
the taste of you, wild on my tongue
am i no good to you now?
-matt nathanson, falling apart