It can’t be worse than what I’ve imagined.
— Skye // Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [Girl in the Flower Dress]
My head is overflowing with thoughts I can’t allow anyone to know about.
I’m here not because I am supposed to be here, or because I’m trapped here, but because I’d rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.
If two points are destined to touch, the universe will always find a way to make the connection - even when all hope seems to be lost. Certain ties cannot be broken. They define who we are - and who we can become. Across space, across time, among paths we cannot predict - nature always finds a way.
Do you know the way a person looks at the sky in anticipation for catching sight of a shooting star to wish upon?
That is how he looked at her. She was his sky, his star and his desperately awaited wish.
I’ve never been very good at leaving things behind. I tried, but I have always left fragments of myself there too, like seeds awaiting their chance to grow.
I need a life that isn’t just about needing to escape my life.
— Robert Polito, excerpt from “Please Refrain from Talking During the Movie”
Yet you still value the things you’ve lost the most. Because the things you’ve lost are still perfect in your head. They never rusted. They never broke. They are made of the memories you once had, which only grow rosier and brighter, day by day. They are made of the dreams of how wonderful things could have been and must never suffer the indignity of actually still existing. Of being real. Of having flaws. Of breaking and deteriorating. Only the things you no longer have will always be perfect.
Ich kann freilich nicht sagen, ob es besser werden wird wenn es anders wird; aber so viel kann ich sagen, es muß anders werden, wenn es gut werden soll.
Of course I cannot predict if things will improve when they are changing; but I can say that things have to change in order to improve.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1724 – 1799), German mathematician, experimental physicist, aphorist, and anglophile
Stay inside your head long enough and you may get trapped there.