28th November 2012

“Guys always think tears are a sign of weakness. They’re a sign of frustration. She’s only crying so she won’t cut your throat in your sleep. So make nice and be grateful.” 

Donna Barr

This made me laugh, mainly because it’s true. Many conflicting life situations usually result in a choice between tears or a fight.

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18th June 2012

“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…

17th June 2012 – Father’s Day

“I’d play a song that would never ever end, how I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again”

Luther Vandross, Dance with my Father

Today is Father’s day and I thought I would pick out a fitting quote for the occasion. Now, this song is extremely sad (it is one of the few songs that can make me cry), but it is so beautiful and reminds me of my dad, regardless. So I am going to interpret the lyrics more personally, in a different way. My dad likes to indulge in a dance every now and then with my sisters and I. And I think that even though we’re getting too big to be picked up by him, we’ll continue dancing for a while to come. Ahh fond memories 🙂

Happy Father’s day, to mine and yours.

9th June 2012

“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” 

Julia Roberts in Notting Hill

Not entirely sure why, but over the past few days many, many chick flicks have been watched and enjoyed – what better way is there to relax after a busy few days anyway? Also, Notting Hill, what a classic!

16th May 2012

“You can think you know someone and then they say something or do something and suddenly everything changes.” 

Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Sometimes, all it takes it one remark, one statement or a few tiny (seemingly harmless) little words from someone to change your opinion on them. If your opinion changes for the better, then it goes to show how you can never truly know someone, no matter how much you thought you did – it is a welcome surprise. If your opinion changes for the worse, it still goes to show how you can’t truly know them – but it hurts more, because of how you valued them in your life.