torstai 8. tammikuuta 2009

Random Quotes

Just some quotes that I found especially beautiful/touching/fitting.

“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armor, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life...You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate love.”

“But he did not understand the price. Mortals never do. They only see the prize. Their hearts desire, their dream....But the price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.”

-Neil Gaiman

"Some day you will look at your friend, and he will seem to you to be a little out of drawing, or you won't like his tone of colour, or something."

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful."

"He covered page after page with wild words of sorrow and wilder words of pain. There is a luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel that no one else has a right to blame us. It is the confession, not the priest, that gives us absolution."

"There were moments when he looked on evil simply as a mode through which he could realise his conception of the beautiful."

"Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one's mistakes."

-The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

3 kommenttia:

Kaisa kirjoitti...

Any news from Cambridge? A friend of mine apparently got in. Amazing!

alyzzae kirjoitti...

Well... I didn't :/ Got a fairly good offer from Warwick (course Law and Business) though, so I guess i'm going there... Might be applyin to Cambridge again next autumn, don't know yet...

Kaisa kirjoitti...

But Warwick is a great school too, don't be too disappointed :)