“If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? Love is hard to believe, ask any lover. Life is hard to believe, ask any scientist. God is hard to believe, ask any believer. What is your problem with hard to believe?”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
I just really liked the concepts and ideas behind this; putting hope into things when they seem tough.
“Whose is this footstep? Whose is this shadow? Who knocked at my heart and entered here? Who spread a vibrant colour through me? I died from happiness, it killed me, it killed me.”
“Yeh kiski hai ahat, yeh kiska hai saya, hui dil mein dastak, yahan kaun aya. ham par yeh kisne hara rang dala, khusi neh hamari hamen mar dala, mar dala.”
Mar Dala, Devdas
This is a fantastic Bollywood film that I re-watched recently; I forgot how well made it was, how it paints such a tragic love story, but is also a film that looks at many fundamental issues that existed in India at that time (at that still do to an extent today). I also really like watching it for the scenery, the houses and the clothes – it was one of the most expensive Bollywood movies ever made and you can definitely tell when you watch it! The songs in the film are generally lyrically beautiful and catchy; this is one of my favourites.
“I love him but every day I’m learning, all my life I’ve only been pretending. Without me his world would go on turning, a world that’s full of happiness that I have never known. I love him but only on my own.”
On My Own, Les Miserables (Eponine)
I went to watch Les Mis tonight with my family and I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from it but my word was it epic (in the proper sense of the word). So much emotion and story and the music was fantastic. Well worth the watch; I think I am going to try and read Victor Hugo’s book – perhaps in English and I’ll wait a year or two before I try to tackle the French!
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
Edgar Allan Poe
So, we thought it’d be a really good idea to watch some scary films in our house and I literally crapped myself. I’m not good with scary films at all, but it’s true – the noise and sounds of films are the scariest bits! It is safe to say that I’m not looking at windows at night for a while!
“A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep. In dreams you lose your heartaches, whatever you wish for, you keep…”
A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes, Cinderella
I absolutely love the Disney princess classics; Cinderella has to be one of my all time favourties. I love how the lyrics are so innocent and simple and also quite inspiring. Last night I had one of those dreams that I wanted to carry on for a few more hours and I woke up feeling happy. I can’t quite remember what happened but it was a good ‘un! These song lyrics led to me spending most of my morning reliving my inner child, watching Disney songs on YouTube. Click here for the song…
“What are you going to do with your life?” In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer… “Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that? What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy? It just wasn’t practical. Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make difference. Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you. Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well. Experience new things. Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”
David Nicholls, One Day
Just a quote from one of my favourite books that I read last year and recently watched the film for 🙂
“Sometimes it makes me sad, though, Andy being gone. I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright and when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice, but still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend.”
Morgan Freeman as Red, The Shawshank Redemption
Last night I watched the Shawshank Redemption on t.v. I had forgotten how much a of a brilliant film it is; how sad and revealing and intricate it is. This is one of my favourite few lines from the film- some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just to bright…