"As long as people are going to call you lunatic anyway, why not get the benefit of it? It liberates you from convention."
- Elphaba Thropp, in Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
"Well, I guess I was kinda new to being around humans before. And now I've seen a lot more, gotten to know people, seen what they're capable of and I guess I just realize how amazingly... screwed up they all are. I mean, really, really screwed up in a monumental fashion. And they have no purpose that unites them, so they just drift around, blundering through life until they die. Which they know is coming and yet every single one of them is surprised when it happens to them. They're incapable of thinking about what they want beyond the moment. They kill each other, which is clearly insane, and yet, here's the thing. When it's something that really matters, they fight. I mean, they're lame morons for fighting. But they do. They never... They never quit. And so I guess I will keep fighting, too."
- Anya, in BtVS 7x21 'End of Days'
Let me feel
I don't care if I break down
Let me fall
Even if I hit the ground
If I cry a little
And die a little
At least I know I lived
Just a little
Let me feel
Let me fall
- Idina Menzel, 'Let Me Fall'
What Gives Me Hope
My friends, and other people who 'get it'.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
'Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome' by Luke Jackson. The moment I understood why I was different, I didn't want to die any more.
"The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good."
- Stephen King
"I want to do serious paintings of Joan of Arc and squids."
- Gerard Way
"Is this book about the word 'obscurity' before it got famous? How it was beaten by its adjective father? And left on the doorstep, abandoned by his mother, and then it was the only noun growing up in a house of verbs. But the verbs, they’re always going out doing lovely things, because they’re doing-words, and poor old Obscurity was stuck inside suffering from asthma. And then after school it was surrounded by quotation marks, it got beaten up terribly, and then one day it entered into a reality TV show and it became very famous and it was much in demand and used to describe all the people that leave Big Brother house."
- Ronni Ancona on QI, talking about 'The Long Years Of Obscurity'