“People who need to possess the physical copy of a book, not merely an electronic version, believe that the objects themselves are sacred. Some people may find this attitude baffling, arguing that books are merely objects that take up space. This is true, but so are Prague and your kids and the Sistine Chapel. Think it through, bozos.” —
Joe Queenan on books.
“Van Ness felt a gladness and wonder as he drove past the small isolated towns along U.S. 101 in Northern California, a certain interest, a yearning, because he sensed they were places a person could disappear into. They felt like little naps you might never wake up from - you might throw a tire and hike to a gas station and stumble unexpectedly onto the rest of your life, the people who would finally mean something to you, a woman, an immortal friend, a saving fellowship in the religion of some obscure church. But such a thing as a small detour into deep and permanent changes, at the time, anyway, that he was travelling down the coast from Seattle into Mendocino County, wasn’t even to be dreamt of in Van Ness’s world.” —Denis Johnson, Already Dead
“Go and find a job. Go and find a flat. Find somebody else. Put them in the flat. Make them stay. Get a toaster. Go to work. Get on the bus. Look at your boss. Say “fuck”! Sit down. Pick up the thing. Go blank. Scream internally and go home again. Listen to the radio. Turn to the other person. Think; “why, why did this happen?”. Go to bed. Lie awake, at night. Get up. Feel groggy. Put the things on. Your clothes, whatever they are called. Go out the door. In to work. Same thing. Same people again. It’s real. It is happening to you. Go home again! Sit. Radio. Dinner, mmm. Gardening. GARDENING. GARDENING! GARDENING! Death.” —
- Dylan Moran
“I think everybody feels the way these toys feel — like they’ve given themselves over to this child Andy and given him 100 percent and played with him and given him so much of their lives, and now he’s going away. And they don’t [really] want to go with him to college; what they really want is acknowledgment, and I think that’s a universal thing. I think a lot of people go through life feeling like they work really hard and they’re doing a good job and they just want some sort of emotional acknowledgment.” —Screenwriter Michael Arndt, on the universal themes in Toy Story 3. (via nprfreshair)