Monday, May 23, 2011

A Penny for Your Thoughts...

One of my favorite part of studying language and English in school was coming across little nuggets of gold within the writing.  In other words, sometimes you have to scrap away a bunch of crap from the surface to find the substance beneath all the words that get in the way.  Then, there are moments when you find a phrase of specific statement from a speech, book, song, conversation, and it changes you.  You grow from that simple set of words.  You laugh.  You think.... I love quotes.

Here are a few favorites:

"Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you wanted!" – Randy Pausch

"The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We look back to claim the embers from glowing experiences but not the ashes." - Jeffery R. Holland

"Let me die the moment my love dies.
Let me not outlive my own capacity to love.
Let me die still loving, and so, never die..."

- Metamorphoses, by: OVID

"You shouldn't be the substitute for anybody..." - Elizabethtown 
(This is my favorite movie - Hands down.  I need to watch it again, and soon - I mean "this week" soon.  Haha!  It's said when the main girl is talking about how she's a "substitute/fill-in girl for her boyfriend, and the main boy says this, then kisses her.  It's pretty epic.)

Never make someone a priority in your life when you're merely an option in theirs'... - NO IDEA (but I love it...)

Never give up what you want most for what you want at the moment... - GA

"Ever notice how 'What the hell' is always the right answer?" - Marilyn Monroe

"...Us Virginia girls, we have fire and ice in our blood. We can ride horses, be a debutante, throw left hooks, and all the while making sweet tea, darlin'. And if we have an opinion, you know you're gonna hear it." - Ashley Judd 

Yep.  I am a quote lover.  When I was in HS I painted my entire room BRIGHT yellow (like, "Can you sleep at night in there?!" yellow) and used magic makers to write quotes all over the walls.  Friends were to sign the ceiling and then could write a quote anywhere around the room, so long as it was appropriate.  Haha!  It was a really cool room - I think all my friends would agree and most could not believe my parents were okay with it.  Truth is, I MIGHT have left out the idea to have my write on the walls when I told them I was painting/re-doing my room... just maybe.  Haha!  (They really were chill with it - I have bomb parents.)

Getting back to quotes, here are a few lyrical treasures found in conversations with friends this week... No disclaimer this time.  You know the drill:

"I don't think I could make a sandwich out of myself... Yuck.  I can dunk my head between my legs though!" - Eliza  

Sung to the Tune of Ke$ha's song 'Blow,': "Go insane! Go insane! Throw some piggies, make it rain!" - Eliza

"Well, I should probably go wash my body and stuff..." - Mary  (You're officially on the WWW, girl!)

"You have to pay for that." - Me to Bekah when walking out of 7/11 - I thought she was just walkin' out!  Haha...

"Where's the road!?" - Hailey
"What the hell are you doing, Hailey?!"
- Linze
"Linze!" - Bekah (in regards to my language)
"What? I was nervous for my life!" - Linze
"I say hell too!  Oh, $h*%!  I win..." - Hailey

"He told me he had a hole in his crotch... It made me like him even more." - Bekah

"I wish I was being raptured.  I could avoid paying taxes.  Screw the government... I'm going to Heaven, or rouge." - Linze

"I have to pay 40%!  I know math..." -Linze
"It's 25%" - My Dad
"I was getting there..." - Linze

"What's the NRS?  The National Rifle Society?" - Linze (I KNOW what the NRA is...)
"Don't you pay taxes?!" - Mike
"No.  That's what we're discussing!" - Linze (Hahaha... I DO pay taxes - and hate that it's half my paycheck.)

"Now you're gonna be a right-winged conservative..." - My Mom
"I'm gonna become a tea-partier!" - Linze
"I'd rather you be raptured." - My Mom

"Go be raptured in your own room!" - My Dad after I started singing a made-up song about ascension to heaven..

"I use to shoot back like three a day!" - Linze (referring to Diet Cokes)
"See, I never use to drink in college..." - Amber

"I wouldn't want to be black... Wait, that came out wrong.  I love black people - Look, my car's black!" - Spencer  (He really wasn't being discriminatory - words just came out a bit jumbled - haha!)

"I Wuv Wemon Dwops..." - Spencer, after putting 16 17 lemon drops into his mouth on a dare his own free will...  Sidenote:  This was HILARIOUS!  He cheeks were HUGE and we were all dying laughing when he nonchalantly kept putting them into his mouth.  CLASSIC.

"Just put it in your pants..." - Linze (referring to Spencer needing to put his hand into his pants POCKETS so he's stop itching his eyes form cat allergies...)

"If I were in the Hunger Games right now, I'd have my bow and arrow, and be twirling a lot." - Linze, while twirling against a wall and rolling on the ground.

Sidenote:  I started The Hunger Games series this weekend in attempt to support a student my mom and I have had that is in them (she's playing Rue) got called to audition for Prim in LA and barely didn't get it, and know the story before the movie comes out next year.  So, I started the first apprehensively, was a chapter in and felt unsure, read another chapter and was HOOKED!  They are phenomenal... I mean, genuinely well-written, deep and though-provoking books with intense symbolism and themes.  I really like them so far... I'm on the second one now! :)

"Both our taste-buds like... cheese!" - Eliza
"Both our taste-buds like... chocolate!"  Linze
"Both our taste-buds like... CHAIRS!" - Eliza, followed by insane amounts of laughter and her asking to check out my taste-buds about 12 times... so cute!

Yep.  I love quotes.

Song of the Day:  I am currently in love with this song... I listened to it about 18 times today.  My mother is not a fan because it's too sad, but I can't stop listening to it!  Here is The Band Perry with "If I Die Young."  Enjoy!


Rebekah Evans said...

Thanks for that, I laughed SO hard, especially remembering the lemon drop goodness. :)

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Linze Kate said...

Dear Anonymous,
I'm not sure you'll read this, but if you do... what topic are you talking about? The Hunger Games - one from another entry? Haha...