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Hey there, welcome to the internet equivalent of my home. Please pardon the mess, I’m still getting settled. *shoves box of photographs and wallpapers into the closet and slams the door* Come on in and stay a while, I’ll put the kettle on. It’s always time for tea, or coffee, or whatever strikes your fancy.

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I have to confess, I’m not particularly good at introductions or small talk in general really (Yay, introvert!). How do normal people get conversations going, anyways? *shrug*
There is always the tried and true method of asking what your favorite book is. At least, that’s what everyone I know leads with. Personally, I hate that question. I’ve read hundreds of books and you want me to pick one? Instead, how about you share a line that really struck you? Book, movie, tv show, comic, whatever moved you or simply stuck in your head. I’ll start.

“And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,
Would scarcely know that we were gone.”

The last stanza in There Will Come Soft Rains a poem by Sarah Teasdale , though I first read it in the short story by Ray Bradbury. Something about the thought that the world would not miss humanity if we were gone stuck in my tenth grade mind and has stayed with me through the years.

“No other human has ever considered me… innocent…”

This one is from my favorite webcomic Wayrift. Probably not quite as meaningful out of context, but I had to mention it. I get choked up every time I read it. Something about a character finding acceptance and forgiveness when all they expect (all they feel they deserve) is rejection and hate really gets to me.

“The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things… The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice-versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

One of my favorite lines from Doctor Who. There are many, but this one is particularly relevant right now.  I feel like it presents us with a simple mission. Maybe we can’t solve all the world’s problems, but living our lives trying to add to the “good pile” of everyone we meet is a good start.

So how about you? What lines have stuck in your head? What lines mean something to you?

 

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  1. Hi, AJ! I love the look of your site! (And your favorite quotes!)

    I’ll add a Doctor Who quote as well, seeing as I’ve become hopelessly addicted to it: “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

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    1. Hopeless addiction seems to be a thing with Doctor Who. I think I’ve only ever met one person that started watching it and didn’t like it. Who’s your favorite Doctor?

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        1. I’m between 9 and 10 myself. 9 was my first Doctor. Technically the first episode I saw was Blink, but the Doctor isn’t really in that one so I don’t count 10 as first.

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  2. “His body crawled with fire, as though every last cell revolted at the sound. And so they should, a voice whispered in his skull. Their maker is screaming in pain!”
    Dekker’s Black.

    “But at the moment the Hobbits note little but the eyes. These deep eyes were now surveying then, slow and solemn, but very prbetrating. They were brown, shot with a green light. Often afterwards Pippin tried to describe his first impression of them. ‘One felt as if there was an enormous well behind them, filled up with ages of memory and long, slow, steady thinking; but their surface was sparkling with the present; like sun shimmering on the outer leaves of a vast tree, or on the ripples of a very deep lake. I don’t know, but it felt as if something that grew in the ground–asleep, you might say, or just feeling itself as somethjng between root-tip and leaf-tip, between earth and sky had suddenly waked up, and was considering you with the Sam slow care that it had given its own inside affairs for endless years.'”
    The Two Towers, about Treebeard. Eyes have always mesmerized me, you can see so much in the eyes. I feel like not only is Tolkien writing a very beautiful description here, but encouraging us all to look deeper in ourselves and others.

    “I was standing in a subway ready to kill myself, then I heard your song.”
    Dan, Begin Again (movie, 2014)
    The context here is that the song the girl played that changed the course of his life wasn’t that spectacular, or at least she didn’t think so. She was upset and depressed, herself, actually. This line reminds me that sometimes we think we’re off way worse than we actually are. Sometimes we touch people’s lives without realizing it.

    So yeah, thats all I got. There are others, but this is all I can think of at the moment…

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    1. Oooo good quotes. I like eyes, too. A bit odd considering I have Asperger’s and most days I can’t make eyes contact with people, but they just show so much. So beautiful. ^.^

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  3. “The story of your life is the story of the long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it.” John Eldredge
    This has stuck with me ever since I first read it.

    “Perfect love casts out fear.” Jesus.
    This is pretty much my life.

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    1. Wow, that is so true. Reasons it feels like someone is out to get us: there is.

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  4. How abouts: “This would be a fine country if we all visited the zoo and played the harmonica. You used to play one yourself. Tony said so. Maybe you ought to take it up again. Maybe it would stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use. You can’t take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.” ~ from one of my fave movies – You Can’t Take It With You (1938) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030993/

    Stuff is just that – stuff. Important thing is love and friends.

    …and some big softie hijacked my keyboard for a second there. I’m back juggling kittens and ignited lightsabers 😉

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    1. Juggle whatever you like. We all know you really are a softie. ;P

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