One day like today but in 1968 The Beatles recorded the great hit: “Across the universe” at Abbey Road Studios>
At times the world can seem an unfriendly and sinister place, but believe us when we say there is much more good in it than bad. All you have to do is look hard enough. And what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events, may, in-fact be the first steps of a journey.
Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events. 2004.
The Foreplay quote, by Rob Gordon.
"Read any women’s magazine and you’ll see the same complaint over and over again: men — those little boys ten or twenty or thirty years on — are hopeless in bed. They are not interested in ‘foreplay’; they have no desire to stimulate the erogenous zones of the opposite sex; they are selfish, greedy, clumsy, unsophisticated. These complaints, you can’t help feeling, are kind of ironic. Back then, all we wanted was foreplay, and girls weren’t interested. They didn’t want to be touched, caressed, stimulated, aroused; in fact, they used to thump us if we tried. It’s not really very surprising, then, that we’re not much good at all that. We spent two or three long and extremely formative years being told very forcibly not even to think about it. Between the ages of fourteen and twenty-four, foreplay changes from being something that boys want to do and girls don’t, to something that women want and men can’t be bothered with. (Or so they say. Me, I like foreplay — mostly because the times when all I wanted to do was touch are alarmingly fresh in my mind.) The perfect match, if you ask me, is between the Cosmo woman and the fourteen-year-old boy".
High Fidelity, 2000.
Let me tell you something you already know…The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!Rocky Balboa (2006).
We all want to be seen as successful. Being admired is another form of being loved, and everyone wants that. And for many people, money and power are the ways they measure success. It’s a never-ending game, because the person seeking love by trying to get a million dollars will not feel loved at one million. So they will try to get to two million. Guess how they feel then? The same.
Perfection is …
A ridiculous goal because there is no such thing. The definition of the word is subjective -it means different things to different people. The same person who is ugly in one estimation is beautiful in another. You’ve heard it before, but I want you to believe that real beauty is what you are inside. If you were my child, I would counsel you to invest your energy crafting inner beauty, because your outside will never please everyone anyway.
Hugo Cabret: I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn’t be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too.
Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad, because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do… Maybe it’s the same with people. If you lose your purpose… it’s like you’re broken.
We are all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions. Moral choices. Some are on a grand scale. Most of these choices are on lesser points. But! We define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are in fact the sum total of our choices. Events unfold so unpredictably, so unfairly, human happiness does not seem to have been included, in the design of creation. It is only we, with our capacity to love, that give meaning to the indifferent universe. And yet, most human beings seem to have the ability to keep trying, and even to find joy from simple things like their family, their work, and from the hope that future generations might understand more.
Crimes and misdemeanors. (1989)
“Todos enfrentamos a lo largo de nuestra vidas terribles decisiones, elecciones morales. Algunas son en gran escala y la mayoría de ellas tratan de puntos menores. Pero somos definidos por las elecciones que hacemos. Somos, de hecho, la suma total de nuestras decisiones. Los eventos se desarrollan de una manera tan imprevisible, tan injusta. La felicidad humana no parece haber sido incluida en el plan de la creación. Somos solamente nosotros, con nuestra capacidad para amar, quienes damos sentido al indiferente universo. Y aún así, la mayoría de los seres humanos parece tener la habilidad de seguir tratando, e incluso de encontrar el goce en cosas simples como su familia, su trabajo y en la esperanza de que las futuras generaciones podrán comprender más.
Crímenes y pecados. (1989)”
Annie: About a year ago I was in this cab
and the cab driver, this Indian guy started telling me all sorts of stuff.
He, he was just looking at me in the rear view mirror
and he said bliss, bliss is your birth rite. And I was like.. uh, 45th in Madison?
And he said you have great potential in this lifetime.
The key to your life is gratitude and you do not given up things.
And I say woe, how do I do that.
and he said simple, say thank you, and I said when?
He said, all the time, right now.
And he said after I say thank you, he say, more please.
Sam # 2: Wait, thank you more please?
Annie: Yeah, that with gratitude the universe is eternally abundant.
So.. I’ve been.. giving gratitude a shot.
Thank you more please. Thank you more please. Thank you more please. How crazy am I sounding here.
Happy Thank you More Please. (2010)
●/ “It`s not about being who
/▌ everyone else wants you to
// be. It´s about being yourself and finding someone who loves every bit of it.”
How to make a dadaism poem in simple steps…
A really good mashup!!