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  • #1
    Deb Caletti
    “Sometimes love is a surprise, an instant of recognition, a sudden gift at a sudden moment that makes everything different from then on. Some people will say that's not love, that you can't really love someone you don't know. But, I'm not so sure. Love doesn't seem to follow a plan; it's not a series of steps. It can hit with the force of nature--an earthquake, a tidal wave, a storm of wild relentless energy that is beyond your simple attempts at control.”
    Deb Caletti
    tags: love

  • #2
    Andy Warhol
    “People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually, it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like you're watching television -- you don't feel anything.”
    Andy Warhol

  • #3
    Andy Warhol
    “Every song has a memory; every song has the ability to make or break your heart, shut down the heart, and open the eyes. But I’m afraid if you look at a thing long enough; it loses all of its meaning”
    Andy Warhol

  • #4
    Andy Warhol
    “During the 1960s, I think, people forgot what emotions were supposed to be. And I don't think they've ever remembered.”
    Andy Warhol

  • #5
    Andy Warhol
    “You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.”
    Andy Warhol

  • #6
    L.M. Montgomery
    “I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.”
    L.M. Montgomery

  • #7
    L.M. Montgomery
    “There was something in her movements that made you think she never walked but always danced.”
    L.M. Montgomery, Rilla of Ingleside

  • #8
    L.M. Montgomery
    “[...] I grew up out of that strange, dreamy childhood of mine and went into the world of reality. I met with experiences that bruised my spirit - but they never harmed my ideal world. That was always mine to retreat into at will. I learned that that world and the real world clashed hopelessly and irreconcilably; and I learned to keep them apart so that the former might remain for me unspoiled. I learned to meet other people on their own ground since there seemed to be no meeting place on mine. I learned to hide the thoughts and dreams and fancies that had no place in the strife and clash of the market place. I found that it was useless to look for kindred souls in the multitude; one might stumble on such here and there, but as a rule it seemed to me that the majority of people lived for the things of time and sense alone and could not understand my other life. So I piped and danced to other people's piping - and held fast to my own soul as best I could.”
    L.M. Montgomery, My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. Macmillan from L.M. Montgomery

  • #9
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #10
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Why didn't I learn to treat everything like it was the last time. My greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #11
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are. And the more you wage war.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #12
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can't tell fast enough, the ears that aren't big enough, the eyes that can't take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #13
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “She wants to know if I love her, that's all anyone wants from anyone else, not love itself but the knowledge that love is there, like new batteries in the flashlight in the emergency kit in the hall closet.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #14
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls? When you skateboarded down the street at night you could hear everyone's heartbeat, and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. One weird thing is, I wonder if everyone's hearts would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have their menstrual periods at the same time, which I know about, but don't really want to know about. That would be so weird, except that the place in the hospital where babies are born would sound like a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, because the babies wouldn't have had time to match up their heartbeats yet. And at the finish line at the end of the New York City Marathon it would sound like war.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #15
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “In bed that night I invented a special drain that would be underneath every pillow in New York, and would connect to the reservoir. Whenever people cried themselves to sleep, the tears would all go to the same place, and in the morning the weatherman could report if the water level of the Reservoir of Tears had gone up or down, and you could know if New York is in heavy boots.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
    tags: love

  • #16
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I hope that one day you will have the experience of doing something you do not understand for someone you love.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #17
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “We need enormous pockets, pockets big enough for our families and our friends, and even the people who aren't on our lists, people we've never met but still want to protect. We need pockets for boroughs and for cities, a pocket that could hold the universe.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #18
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #19
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I feel too much. That's what's going on.' 'Do you think one can feel too much? Or just feel in the wrong ways?' 'My insides don't match up with my outsides.' 'Do anyone's insides and outsides match up?' 'I don't know. I'm only me.' 'Maybe that's what a person's personality is: the difference between the inside and outside.' 'But it's worse for me.' 'I wonder if everyone thinks it's worse for him.' 'Probably. But it really is worse for me.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #20
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I thought about all of the things that everyone ever says to each other, and how everyone is going to die, whether it's in a millisecond, or days, or months, or 76.5 years, if you were just born. Everything that's born has to die, which means our lives are like skyscrapers. The smoke rises at different speeds, but they're all on fire, and we're all trapped.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #21
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I felt, that night, on that stage, under that skull, incredibly close to everything in the universe, but also extremely alone. I wondered, for the first time in my life, if life was worth all the work it took to live. What exactly made it worth it? What's so horrible about being dead forever, and not feeling anything, and not even dreaming? What's so great about feeling and dreaming?”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #22
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I started inventing things, and then I couldn't stop, like beavers, which I know about. People think they cut down trees so they can build dams, but in reality it's because their teeth never stop growing, and if they didn't constantly file them down by cutting through all of those trees, their teeth would start to grow into their own faces, which would kill them. That's how my brain was.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #23
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I wanted to touch him, to tell him that even if everyone left everyone, I would never leave him, he talked and talked, his words fell through him, trying to find the floor to his sadness.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #24
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “What did thinking ever do for me, to what great place did thinking ever bring me? I think and think and think. I've thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #25
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “In the end, everyone loses everyone. There was no invention to get around that, and so I felt, that night, like the turtle that everything else in the universe was on top of.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #26
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “My life story is the story of everyone I've ever met.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #27
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “I knew that our time together was almost over, I asked her if she liked sports, she asked me if I liked chess, I asked her if she liked fallen trees, she went home with her father, the center of me followed her, but I was left with the shell of me, I needed to see her again, I couldn't explain my need to myself, and that's why it was such a beautiful need, there's nothing wrong with not understanding yourself.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #28
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “And the joys I've felt have not always been joyous. I could have lived differently. When I was your age, my grandfather bought me a ruby bracelet. It as too big for me an would slide up and down my arm. It was almost a necklace. He later told me that he had asked the jeweler make that way. Its size was supposed to be a symbol of his love. More rubies, more love. But I could not wear it comfortably. I could not wear it at all. So here is the point of everything I have been trying to say. IF I were to give a bracelet to you, now, I would measure your wrist twice”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #29
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Mom told me, “It probably gets pretty lonely to be Grandma, don’t you think?” I told her, “It probably gets pretty lonely to be anyone.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

  • #30
    Jonathan Safran Foer
    “Even if I don't like what I am, I know what I am. My children like what they are, but they don't know what they are. So tell me which is worse.”
    Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close



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