people

When you’re as charming and physically attractive as myself, it’s easy enough to win over people you meet. But getting strangers to love you… now, that’s the trick.

John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

Some people live more in 20 years than others do in 80. It’s not the time that matters, it’s the person.

Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who

I don’t know if great times make great men, but I know they can kill them.

Max Brooks, World War Z

The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row

For me acting is about conveying a story – creating something that affects people.

Nathaniel Buzolic

There are too many of us, he thought. There are billions of us and that’s too many. Nobody knows anyone. Strangers come and violate you. Strangers come and cut your heart out. Strangers come and take your blood. Good God, who were those men? I never saw them before in my life!

Ray Bradbury

“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

For most of human history, Leonard says, people have perceived of Hell as a sort of inpatient clinic where we go to kick our addiction to life.

Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.

Katniss, Catching Fire

Stupid people are dangerous.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

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