Senior Quote

25 02 2010

So, I have been racking my brains to choose a senior quote for the yearbook but I just… I have so many favorite quotes! I can’t do this alone; I need y’all to input your wonderful input. Yes, I am one of those lame weirdos who obsess over things like this, and I also obsess over the epic and magical words of others, which adds up to massive and unnecessary anxiety. Some of these are way too long, but let me know which ones you like best, as I can always pluck out a good sentence. These are roughly in order from favorite to least favorite, although I am rather madly in love with all of them.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.” – Lawrence Krauss

“There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the growing of a flower. What is terrible is not death but the lives people live or don’t live up until their death. They don’t honor their own lives, they piss on their lives. They shit them away. Dumb fuckers. They concentrate too much on fucking, movies, money, family, fucking. Their minds are full of cotton. They swallow God without thinking, they swallow country without thinking. Soon they forget how to think, they let others think for them. Their brains are stuffed with cotton. They look ugly, they talk ugly, they walk ugly. Play them the great music of the centuries & they can’t hear it. Most people’s deaths are a sham. There’s nothing left to die.” – Charles Bukowski

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only by night.” -Edgar Allan Poe (this is something I have considered getting tattooed on me… but just feels wrong for the yearbook)

“Don’t clap too loudly- it’s a very old world.” -Player in “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” (Just found this but it was one of those things that I had to stop and re-read about five times)

“Don’t do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate them until it hurts.” -Henry Rollins (I have no clue who this man is, but he’s apparently my kinda dude)

“I’m not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” -Machiavelli

So? Thoughts? Also, photos of my very first tattoo will be up soon. That’s right, I’ve joined the tattooed masses!




6 responses

25 02 2010

I like the first one, but it is a bit too long. And some of those don’t seem particularly suitable for a school environment, language-wise. But screw school. I like the Poe one too. He was awesome. You should also look up some Winston Churchill quotes. He was really funny.

26 02 2010

Wow, there are some awesome ones there! How the hell do you choose a favourite out of those?! i love the first two best 🙂 The first one is probably my favourite.
Henry Rollins is a bit of punk rock icon. He had a band, imaginatively titled “henry rollins band”, which I used to listen to a bit through my highschool years. I’m not an expert on him, but methinks he was in the band “Black Flag ” too. haha. Any true fan would be laughing their ass off at me there, as Black Flag are quite well known 😀

26 02 2010

Ooooh I see Dolly. I’m off to find some of his music haha… Yeah, language is an issue but they’re just such great quotes lol.

22 04 2010

I love the first one! I used something similar for my senior yearbook quote. I believe that one’s used in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Mariolds, isn’t it? Can’t wait to see your tattoo!

22 04 2010

Argh not again! My comments keep linking to the wrong page

23 04 2010

Yeah you’ve commented before but I could never find you! Come back and tell me who you are, haha 🙂

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