“For more than half an hour he stayed there, struggling between life and death, dying in slow agony under our eyes. And we had to look him full in the face. He was still alive when I passed in front of him. His tongue was still red, his eyes were not yet glazed.
Behind me, I heard the same man asking: Where is God now? And I heard a voice within me answer him: Where is He? Here He is—He is hanging here on this gallows… - That night the soup tasted of corpses.”—Elie Wiesel - Night
“Sometimes it seems like we’re all living in some kind of prison. And the crime is how much we hate ourselves. It’s good to get really dressed up once in a while. And admit the truth: that when you really look closely? People are so strange and so complicated that they’re actually… beautiful. Possibly even me.”—My So Called Life - Angela
“May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn’t live a day without you. Cheers!”—Leap Year
“If you see me gettin’ smaller I’m leavin’ don’t be grieving. Just got to get away from here. If you see me gettin’ smaller don’t worry I’m in no hurry I’ve got the right to disappear.”—Waylon Jennings - If You See Me Getting Smaller
“I remember I was about 19, and I was feeling really down about my future ‘cause it seemed very hopeless when you’re trying to become a musician. ‘cause its so difficult and you get a lot of doors shut in your face. and i remember i had an argument with him mostly in my own depression, and he look at me and said - i want you to know that you’re my hero, ‘cause you have audacity and you’re not afraid to risk everything for something that you love - i said wow, made me cry.”—Gavin DeGraw on his Dad
“Don Corleone: You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you or my boy to me? I forgo the vengeance on my son. But I have selfish reasons. My youngest son was forced to leave this country because of all this Solozzo business. Alright… now I have to make arrangements to bring him back here safely.
But I’m a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall him, if he should get shot in the head by a police officer, or if he should hang himself in his jail cell, or if he’s struck by a bolt of lightning, then I’m going to blame some of the people in this room.
And that, I do not forgive. But that aside, let me say that I swear…on the souls of my grandchildren… that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made here today.”—Don Vito Corleone to the head’s of the Five Families - The Godfather
“The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it.”—Jerome David Salinger on Holden Caufield