"stress is the best fertelizer for creativity." michele: "i dont like people with multiple hobbies. they should share." eva: "i havent done the laundry, but ive seen them do it on tv... like on desperate housewives?" "if it works, it was michael's idea. if it doesn't, it was miranda's fault." audrey: "are you kidding me? 5'2 is HUGEEE!" "how do you know when it's over?" "maybe when you feel more in love with your memories than with the person standing in front of you." --I Need You More Than I Love You and I Love You to Bits, Gunnar Ardelius audrey: "ewwy. when i think of kumon i think of the sad and bored face. thats a really bad logo. that just shows that kumon makes you a sad sod. it should be their slogan. bring your kids to kumon and this is what will happen to them and then you see a before and after picture. before- the child was bright and smiling. after- they look like your uncle bill with eybags and a hunched back." melissa: "WAIT! WHERE ARE THE TAPES ON THIS VIOLIN?! HOW DO YOU PLAY IT?!" audrey: "of course i'll tell you. but i mean, if its a PINKY SWEAR, then i can't...." "if people could be persuaded to read and write, not just to eat and make love, there was still a chance that they might come to reason." --once and future king, t. h. white mr. pasquesi: "the jungle... some of you may know it as glencoe." sonya: "THERES A JUNGLE IN GLENCOE?!" jeremy: "what are you doing?" me: "homework. i should be taking a shower, but im vidchatting with you instead." jeremy: "well... why cant you do both at the same time?" hannah: "OMG DID YOU KNOW THAT FOREVER 21 IS OWNED BY SOME KOREAN GUY?!" sonya: "hey! you should go and get a discount. i mean like i go to 7/11, and i get half off! like it costs a dollar but i say i only have 50 cents and they're like okay, okay." "'i love you so much!' ever notice how often people say that right before they say good-bye?" --Max, James Patterson audrey: "i wonder how many times a girl thinks of sexual things. cause like everyone always seems to be talkin bout it. but like do guys think of it more than girls?" eva: "guys defffff. they masturbate. like everyday." audrey: "ugh thats how they get their muscles." alexis: "i'm sweating more than a hooker in church!" jon: "are you inferring that practicing procreation is not useful?" "sometimes you need to let go to see if you had something worth holding on to." audrey: "you should write a bibliography about your life!" marc: "i cave man. i live in cave with cave wife. we have cave sex. we make cave baby. cave baby make cave turd." paddy: "is ramen a japanese dialect?" joyce: "things are just gonna get really worse... bad... grammar... i have." "everything we shared will just become fragmented memories. from so long ago, i'll question if it really even happened. and all that will be left is this: a box of random stuff from a faded period of time when this stranger was the most important person in my life." --Strangers Again, WongFu chloe: "so i was on the purple grass... and then i saw a bluegrass band playing on the blue grass!" billy: "i've been thinking about you." dee: "that's nice." roslin: "i love you." adama: "about time." “Eventually something you love is going to be taken away. And then you will fall to the floor crying. And then, however much later, it is finally happening to you: you’re falling to the floor crying thinking, “I am falling to the floor crying,” but there’s an element of the ridiculous to it — you knew it would happen and, even worse, while you’re on the floor crying you look at the place where the wall meets the floor and you realize you didn’t paint it very well.” ― Richard Siken "[Glad] is a dreadful word. It makes me shudder when I hear it. Women are so fond of using it. They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. It is a meaningless word too. The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer." --The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde "But few things have the power to consume us so completely." --HONY “I was rather literary in college – one year I wrote a series of very solemn and obvious editorials for the 'Yale News' – and now I was going to bring back all such things into my life and become again that most limited of all specialists, the 'well-rounded' man. This isn’t just an epigram – life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.” --Nick, The Great Gatsby drozdoff: "you know why adults ask kids what they're gonna do? 'cause they're looking for ideas." tess: "i had like this huge stash of fucks in a large chest and then i used them all on junior ap english. when i came back from summer this year and started getting homework i pulled my fuck box out from under my bed... it was empty. only a small crumb of a fuck stuck in a corner. used it within the first week of school, now its really empty." Flow — a kind of intense focus and crisp sense of clarity where you forget yourself, lose track of time, and feel like you’re part of something larger. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here. --Richard Dawkins takashi waiter: "what are you studying in college?" cameron: "aerospace engineering." takashi waiter: "so you must be really dumb."