And so it was when anyone tried to speak: their minds would become tangled in remembrance. Words became floods of thought with no beginning or end, and would drown the speaker before he could reach the life raft of the point he was trying to make. It was impossible to remember what one meant, what, after all of the words, was intended.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

Words never mean what we want them to mean.

Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated

The meaning of life is contained in every single expression of life. It is present in the infinity of forms and phenomena that exist in all of creation.

Michael Jackson

“Death is a long process,” Archer says. “Your body is just the first part of you that croaks.” Meaning: beyond that, your dreams have to die. Then your expectations. And your anger about investing a lifetime learning shit and loving people and earning money, only to have all that crap come to basically nothing. Really, your physical body dying is the easy part. Beyond that, your memories must die. And your ego. Your pride and shame and ambition and hope, all that Personal Identity Crap can take centuries to expire.

Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Truth is a word that’s lost its meaning. The truth has become merely half-truth.

Depeche Mode, Lie To Me

Experiences have a lasting impression, but words once spoken don’t mean a lot now.

Depeche Mode, Lie To Me

Sometimes it’s not enough to know what things mean, sometimes you have to know what things don’t mean.

Bob Dylan

What exactly does that expression mean, ‘friends with benefits?’ Does he provide her with health insurance?

Dr. Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory

Discipline? I don’t know the meaning of the word.

Liam Gallagher

Looking up into the night sky is looking into infinity – distance is incomprehensible and therefore meaningless.

Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

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