"It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace."
"To be joyous is to be a madman in a world of sad ghosts."
"I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning."
"There is no beauty without some strangeness."
"We sacrifice ourselves for each other. And that guilt that we feel when we let somebody down or when they’re afraid of us when they think they’re gonna kill us is a sort of excommunication phobia where we’re not being good monkeys, we’re not doing this right, this person’s afraid of me, I hurt somebody. I’m not long for this world if I gotta function on my own. I will not survive out there."
"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must live."
"I never wish to be easily defined. I’d rather float over other people’s minds as something strictly fluid and non-perceivable; more like a transparent, paradoxically iridescent creature rather than an actual person."
"I like the sound of the broken pieces
I like the lights and the siren she says
We got machines but the kids got Jesus
We like to move like we both don’t need this"
→ 27 Oct 12 at 8 pm
Arcade Fire - “The Suburbs”
Having a daughter of my own, and being a son with all male siblings, I can connect with this.
So can you understand?
Why I want a daughter while I’m still young
I wanna hold her hand
And show her some beauty
Before all this damage is done
But if it’s too much to ask, it’s too much to ask"
Then send me a son
"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."
"Do not confuse liberalism with weakness. You may not see threats of violence, but you may find your life fucked-up in ways that could never imagine. You see, liberals may not have all of the guns; but what they do have is the majority of the creatives and intellectuals. These are the type of people who could cross dimensional barriers to give you a bad day."
"Flash forward 4 years. 9/11/05. My wedding day. People have asked on several occasions why we chose “that day” to get married. There are several reasons, many have nothing to do with 9/11. The way I saw it (and still do), it was our small gesture to show that we will move forward. We would not allow those events to hang over our lives like the dark clouds of smoke billowing from the towers. We would always remember those who died that day but most of all, we would never forget to live."
Very few of us know true suffering. We’ve been sitting on the lap of luxury for far too many generations. We have become numb to the suffering of our fellow man. We’ve enclosed ourselves in a bubble of comfort.
No, we are not “sheeple.” We are pigs. Swine fat on greed, lust, and power."