Category Archives: Quotes

Quotable Monday

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“Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost”

Not All Who Wander Are LostThis thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
-Gollum’s riddle in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Last night, I celebrated the end of the world by getting together with friends for dinner. They came here, and they brought dinner because while I am more settled by the day and finally cooking again, I’m mostly baking and actual meals are as spotty as my posts have been here the last couple weeks. I was at least together enough to have wine on … Read the rest

Quotable Wednesday

If you stare at the center of the universe, there is a coldness there. A blankness. Ultimately, the universe doesn’t care about us. Time doesn’t care about us.

That’s why we have to care about each other.
-A in Every Day by David Levithan

A continuation of last Wednesday’s thought. The universe may not care about me, but it continues to give me worthwhile things to think about. Thanks, universe!… Read the rest

Quotable Wednesday

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
-1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (Authorized King James)

I looked this up in multiple versions, and, per usual, the King James is my favorite. Today, I will think on charity in its original sense and all I don’t know, which, it turns out, is a lot.… Read the rest

Things I’ve Been Putting in My Brain

“It’s also about what you ask for and what you do and how after, later on, when you finally get it, if you don’t want it, it’s not like Amazon. You can’t return it. You actually have to deal with it.”
Ben Folds at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, NY (October 5, 2012)

“I guess God was right. I can handle this. I can totally take so much more.”
Tig Notaro, “Live”

I had to stop reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. It’s suspenseful, which is what kept me with it through the first half, but then I … Read the rest

Quotable WTF

Gilbert Gottfried: How many times are you up there, and all of a sudden it goes into your head and you go, Wait a minute. What the fuck am I doing now? I’m standing here, I’m talking to a group of people, and I’m thinking I’m somehow funny or wittier than they are. What am I doing right now?
Marc Maron: Well, I think the reason we get on stage is to avoid that moment at all costs.
WTF with Marc Maron, episode 320Read the rest

Quotable Tammy

In the midst of a sentence in a phone conversation the other night, Tammy shouted, “THE PIRATE MONKEY BOTTOMS WERE WITH THE PIRATE MONKEY TOP! GO PUT THEM ON!!!”

I don’t think she was talking to me, but I can’t be sure. When she starts yelling, I usually just agree with her.… Read the rest

And Then Lucas Said…

“They’re teaching us they’re, there, and their. And your and you’re. I learned those in Kindergarten. I mean, I messed up there and their until maybe I was in second grade, but the one with the apostrophe? How do people not know that?”… Read the rest

Quotable Wednesday

“You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.”
-Augusten Burroughs in This is HowRead the rest

Quotable Friday

“I don’t know how to break this to you but ‘jinx’ isn’t a real thing. You don’t owe that kid a coke. You’ll be fine.”
Louie C.K. on reddit.comRead the rest