” Ponder “


” Ponder “

Meaningful Quotes from Films

Revolutionary Road:

  • Hopeless emptiness.  Now you’ve said it.  Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.
  • Tell me the truth, Frank, remember that?  We used to live by it.  And you know what’s so good about the truth?  Everyone knows what it is however long they’ve lived without it.  No one forgets the truth, Frank, they just get better at lying.
  • I want to feel things.  Really feel them.
  • If being crazy means living life as if it matters, then I don’t mind being completely insane.
  • If you wanted to do something absolutely honest, something true, it always turned out to be a thing that had to be done alone.
  • If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want.
  • Being alone has nothing to do with how many people are around.
  • It’s unrealistic for a man with a fine mind to go on working year after year at a job he can’t stand.  Coming home to a place he can’t stand, to a wife who’s equally unable to stand the same things.
Prozac Nation:
  • Sometimes it feels like we’re all living in a Prozac nation.  The United States of Depression.
  • I’m not crying because you’re mean.  I just can’t imagine how incredibly painful it must be to be you.
  • Hemingway has his classic moment in “The Sun Also Rises” when someone asks Mike Campbell how he went bankrupt.  All he can say is, “Gradually, then suddenly.”  That’s how depression hits.  You wake up one morning, afraid that you’re gonna live.
  • All the drugs, all the therapy, fights, anger, guilt, rave, suicidal thoughts, all of that was part of some slow recovery process, the same way I went down I came back up, gradually… and then suddenly.  The pills weren’t the cure at all, God knows, but they gave me breathing space which allowed me to start writing again only this time it was not as if my life depended on it.
  • Remember that when you’re at the point at which you’re doing something as desperate and violent as sticking your head in an oven, it is only because the life that preceded this act felt even worse.  Think about living in depression from moment to moment, and know it is not worth any of the great art that comes as its by-product.
  • Rock Bottom is an inability to cope with the commonplace that is so extreme it makes even the grandest and loveliest things unbearable…Rock bottom is feeling that the only thing that matters in all of life is the one bad moment…Rock bottom is everything out of focus.  It’s a failure of vision, a failure to see the world how it is, to see the good in what it is, and only to wonder why the hell things look the way they do and not—and not some other way.

Image Artist: Maurits Cornelis Escher, Reflection, 1950,

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