22 May 2009

Friday Quotes

Look… in my opinion, the best thing you can do is… find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty… handsome, what-have-you… The right person’s still gonna think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.

- Mac (Dad) in the movie Juno (2007).

The people who are REALLY real in your life are the people you're close to. The rest are just a dream you wish you weren't having.

- Dylan in "Hello Groin" by Beth Goobie (2006) at page 44.

No matter how much you try to ignore something like that, no matter how much you tell yourself that your body is just a subplot in your life, it isn't. It's the main plot.

- Id. at page 57.

When it comes to lying, little kids are different than adults. I mean, they haven't lived long enough to learn the art of lying continually the way adults have. Sure, they come up with incredible whoppers sometimes, but only in a crisis, to save themselves from a time-out or an early bedtime. They don't live a lie all the time like some grown-ups, plodding through each day resigned and defeated, all the while smiling tiredly and saying, "Oh, I'm good, great, fine. Everything's okay." Happiness, there's no happiness in them anywhere.

- Id. at page 80.

It may be just psychological, but I'll pay sixty bucks for that psychology.

- A coffee shop lawyer, overheard at Aviano's Coffee, a place of beauty (regarding a non-traditional medical treatment imported from New Zealand that seems to have enhanced his immune system).

1 comment:

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

Footnote: I took the quotes from "Hello Groin" (a teen oriented coming out story about Dylan, who comes to terms with being lesbian) because the writing was beautiful and memorable. The story itself is almost too obstacle free to be true. But, according to the author, who based the story, in part, on interviews with Canadian teens, Canada really is the promised land for lesbian teens.