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!

And the Leg Bone is Connected to the Thigh Bone…

23 09 2009

“I thought long and hard about what I really wanted, what my passion was. And I decided I wanted to be a fucking zombie.”

-Rick, Zombie Boy, June 2008

I just stumbled over this guy’s interview and I gotta say, he totally nails my sense of humor. Even if you’re not a fan of braaaaaaaaains, go read it, seriously, it’s funny and it will actually make you think, too. He’s the perfect example of a person society thinks must be stupid/uneducated/a total delinquent, but then the person says, “Up yours, society,” and spouts off some well thought out, totally cogent and memorable quotes, thereby kicking society’s collective ass and sending them slinking away. Yes, this is probably a little insane* but even if you hate all tattoos, you at least have to admire his dedication. I know I have a little crush..

Extra credit : Gala’s Guide to Getting Great Tattoos Without Regret

* Rick also says, “I sacrificed my whole future for this.” So please, please don’t get even a small tattoo unless you absolutely love it and have thought about it for a long time. If you have, then go for it, baby!