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26/03/2014

I'll keep doing my thing



Estou a ter um momento de f*ck the world!

Há dias e momentos que parece que só existem obstáculos e mais obstáculos. Por muito que uma pessoa queira manter o espírito aberto e positivo há sempre algo ou alguém a fazer cair-nos no buraco.

(é em momentos destes que passo de uma melancolia absurda a raiva cega com picos alternados de apatia -mas desistir é que não faz parte dos planos!).


24/03/2014

On being more naive and simple-hearted

“As a general rule, people, even the wicked, are much more naïve and simple-hearted than we suppose. And we ourselves are, too.”
 — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

22/03/2014

On unconditional Love

"I was told love should be unconditional. That’s the rule, everyone says so. But if love has no boundaries, no limits, no conditions, why should anyone try to do the right thing ever? If I know I am loved no matter what, where is the challenge? I am supposed to love Nick despite all his shortcomings. And Nick is supposed to love me despite my quirks. But clearly, neither of us does. It makes me think that everyone is very wrong, that love should have many conditions. Love should require both partners to be their very best at all times. Unconditional love is an undisciplined love, and as we all have seen, undisciplined love is disastrous."

- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

18/03/2014

Can a small group make a difference?

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 

- Margaret Mead

16/03/2014

On being an only child

"Our only one. There is an unfair responsibility that comes with being an only child – you grow up knowing you aren’t allowed to disappoint, you’re not even allowed to die. There isn’t a replacement toddling around; you’re it. It makes you desperate to be flawless, and it also makes you drunk with the power. In such ways are despots made." 
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

15/03/2014

Meaning of To become spring

Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
— The Little Prince 

14/03/2014

Inner monologues

«A lot of people lacked that gift: knowing when to fuck off. People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips. She looks nice today, I’d think, but somehow it wouldn’t occur to me to say it out loud. My mom talked, my sister talked. I’d been raised to listen. So, sitting on the couch by myself, not talking, felt decadent.»

- in Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn