1st May 2012

“…I have noticed that when things happen in one’s imaginings, they never happen in one’s life, so I am curbing myself.”

Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

Another quote from another of my favourite books from when I was a bit younger; I find myself thinking this on a regular basis.

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23rd April 2012

“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.¬†Anything you want to, do it, want to change the world?¬†There’s nothing to it.

There is no life I know, to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you’ll be free if you truly wish to be.”

Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

I was channel flicking last night and ended up watching the bit where Willy Wonka is singing this song. I just remembered how much I loved this bit of the film as a child: the wonder and the magic really drew me in. And when listening to the lyrics of the song, I just love how it is purely escapist and so optimistic – the complete antithesis to reality.