Favorite quotes

Can’t sleep.

Felt like blogging. Again.

Plus, I shouldn’t have had that caffeinated beverage so close to bedtime. That’ll teach me.

Anyway, I just got the thinking. Although despite my introspective mood (as indicated by my Punkymood icon), I can’t think of anything really deep and astounding.

So I thought I’d make a list of some of my favorite quotes.

My most favorite quote of all time is: “….Instead I sat in the car and read a map, and spelled out entire sentences with my tongue on the roof of my mouth, where nobody could read ’em.” It’s from the movie “Badlands,” spoken by Sissy Spacek’s character Holly Sargis. Being a writer, I just love that quote. It’s so true. I do that all the time.

Below are some more.

~ “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

~ “Oh, for a license.” – Sylvia Plath again; suits me, as I don’t drive

~ “For a pessimist, I’m pretty optimistic.” – me, or so I thought; I didn’t know it was a Paramore song until only a couple months ago

~ “I would go crazy, but I already have, so I’m guilt-free.” – me

~ “Think about what you’re doing, not how you’re doing it. What, not how. What, not how. What, not how.” – Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs”

~ “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible.'” – Audrey Hepburn

~ “Quando omni flunkus moritati.” – from “The Red Green Show;” roughly translated, it means, “When all else fails, play dead.”

~ “Things that seem too good to be true, they usually do/Usually do.” – Nina Storey, from her song “Crown”

~ “Every day is a gift, that’s why they call it the present.” – Anonymous

~ “I reject your reality and substitute my own.” – Adam Savage, “Mythbusters;” rather a nice take on life in general, don’t you think?

~ “I’m thinking like a swinging door/Hinging on these changing thoughts/Between the pull up to the shore/And the push off.” – Sarah Harmer, from her song “Pendulums”

And there’s a whole lot in various books, but one of the most true is from my favorite book ever, The Language of Goldfish by Zibby O’Neal. It’s a whole paragraph:

“….It wasn’t as if on some particular morning she’d suddenly felt different. Things didn’t happen that way. They changed slowly. You went along more or less the same until one day you knew something was terribly wrong. And then you realized it had been that way for a very long time.”

Story of life. Cautionary, too, in a way. Made me pay attention when I was ten; that’s how I knew I was depressed by the time I was twelve.


I have more, but I can’t think of them right now. My brain is going to sleep, even if my body can’t at the moment.

Time for some tunes. Thank you, Pandora Radio.

Catch you later.


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