Once Said

“sail on silver girl, sail on by.”

“time moves slowly but passes quickly.”

“it’s funny how falling feels like flying for a while.”

“noise without sound, shape without substance.”

“and in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me”

“those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.”

“sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. that people are basically good; that honour, courage and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love…. true love never dies. you remember that, boy. you remember that. doesn’t matter if its true or not. you see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.”

“it is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves.”

“the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.”

“I think us here to wonder, myself. to wonder. to ask. and that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones almost by accident. but you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. the more I wonder, the more I love.”

“all the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

“be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

“us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. you ever notice that trees do everything to get attention we do, except walk.”

“women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”

“any woman’s worth everything that any man has to give: anguish, ecstasy, faith, jealousy, love, hatred, life or death. don’t you see that’s the whole excuse for our existence? it’s what makes the whole thing possible and tolerable.”

“sometimes i’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

“if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

“with all my crooked heart.”

“everything’s a wheel, turning and turning, never stopping. the frogs are part of it, and the bugs and the fish, and the wood thrush too. and people. but never the same ones. always growing and changing, and always moving on. that’s the way it’s supposed to be. that’s the way it is.”

“a single grain of rice can tip the scale. one man may be the difference between victory and defeat.”

“all our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursuer them.”

“when you only have two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.”

“now think of the happiest things. it’s the same as having wings.”

“standing calmly at the crossroads no desire to run. there’s no hurry anymore when all is said and done.”

“your faith was strong but you needed proof.”

“am I loud and clear or am I breaking up? am still your charm or am I just bad luck? are we getting closer or are we getting more lost.”

“everyday’s an endless stream of cigarettes and magazines. and each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories. and every strangers face I see reminds me that I long to be, homeward bound.”

“nothing compares to you.”

“well I hope you’ll come and see me in the movies, then ill know you will plainly see, the biggest fool to ever hit the big time and all I gotta do is act naturally.”

“but now it’s just another show. you leave ’em laughing when you go. and if you care, don’t let them know. don’t give yourself away.”

“wisdom is the abstract of the past, but beauty is the promise of the future.”

“don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of the unlived life. you don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

“sit by my side and let the world slip: we shall ne’er be younger.”

“Daisy’s murmur was only to make people lean towards her, an irrelevant criticism that made it no less charming.”

“whenever I was insecure, you built me up and made me sure. you gave my pride back to me. precious friend, with you ill always have a friend. you’re someone who I can depend.”

“for some, time passes slowly. an hour can seem like an eternity. for others, there was never enough.”

“happiness is not something ready made. it comes from your own actions.”

“often I had alone to speak of my trouble each morning before dawn.”

“in this ever changing world in which we live in makes you give in and cry, say live and let die.”

“there is nothing new under the sun. it has all been done before.”

“to die would be an awfully big adventure.”

“knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.”

“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

“the purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

“it’s like a book elegantly bound, but in a language you can not read just yet.”

“august, die she must.”

“the next life or tomorrow, we can never be certain which will come first.”


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