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Kamikaze Girls Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto
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“When you find something precious, you have to hold on to it with all your might and never let it go, whatever else you may lose. After all, there are lots of people who die without ever finding something that's really precious to them.”
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“Snatching happiness takes a lot more courage than enduring unhappiness.”
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“I am a Lolita. I do not believe in growing up. No matter how old I get, I shall remain devoted to ruffles and frills.”
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“Lolitas do not recognize any authority. They follow only the values they have chosen for themselves, regardless of what anybody might say.”
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“There's times a woman's just got to fight, even if she knows it's a losing battle.”
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“Prizing elegance, sweet emotions, and fantasy more than morals and truth; wallowing in fleeting romance rather than trying to give meaning to life, when who knows what's going to happen to you anyway; ignoring virtue and conventions to cherish only the pleasures you are definitely experiencing now: this is the Cocoro of Rococo. No matter how much deep thought, hard work, and agonizing effort went into coaxing out some insight, if that insight is boring, or not beautiful, it doesn't matter. And even if something is made just for laughs, if you find it pleasing, it has value. Other people's opinions and labor do not figure into your assessment; choosing things with your own personal sense of "I like this, I don't like that" is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo—elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless—can I discover the meaning of life.”
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“You know what you like. You know what you want. So all you have to do is find some work related to that stuff.”
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“Let's all get along while following our own paths and doing whatever the hell we want!”
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“When great happiness unexpectedly swoops down on people, they suddenly turn into cowards.”
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“Forbearance is a maiden's worst enemy. If you're happy, that's all that counts.”
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“Oh, Ichigo. My darling Ichigo. There's so much that I owe you, too. But I'm never paying any of it back—not a smidgen. You're also the one who showed me that growing up might not be such a bad thing after all. Thank you, Ichigo. This is much too embarrassing for me to ever say out loud, but you're the best friend I could ever have.”
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“Lolitas value independence and beauty above all else.”
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“Mickey had turned into Daisy, and Goofy had turned into Einstein—we were talking about a transmutation that would even have had Paracelsus foaming at the mouth.”
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tags: humor
“People born in Amagasaki grow up, get married, have children, and die wearing tracksuits.”
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“But 'tis a fine line between silliness and supreme beauty, no more than a hair's breadth wide.”
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“... choosing things with your own personal sense of 'I like this, I don't like that" is the ultimate individualism that sustains the very foundation of Rococo. Rococo, therefore, embodies the spirit of punk rock and anarchism more than any philosophy. Only in Rococo--elegant yet in bad taste, extravagant yet defiant and lawless--can I discover the meaning of life.”
Novala Takemoto, Kamikaze Girls
“Lolita is defined as a type of street fashion known only in Japan. But for me, Lolita goes far beyond fashion and serves as my unwavering, absolute personal policy.
Wearing a frilly blouse, a skirt over a huge ruffly petticoat with my waist squeezed into a corset, and a totally outlandish headdress, is my way of pledging that I have devoted myself to Rococo. If I didn't dress in this totally conspicuous and bizarre way, I'd make friends and be popular with boys... is what people tell me, and the more they say that, the more it fans the flames of my Lolita passion and stiffens my resolve to be a Lolita through and through.”
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