Intellectual Wallpaper

A constant swish of the leaves

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“What makes you happy?” “I daren’t say. I’m not superstitious, but I do dread tempting providence. There are things I couldn’t live without: Apple Macintoshes for example (no, I am not paid by Apple and have never received so much as a free floppy from them, I just plain adore the kitteny darlings). Mostly, happiness comes round a dinner table with friends. Eating, drinking, playing poker, being silly. The usual nonsense. When I’m old, emphysemic, arthritic and incontinent I am not sure I know what I will most look back on and identify as happiness. That, I must suppose, means one really ought to get on with the merry-go-round ride, rather than stop and disassemble the mechanics. It’ll stop all too soon.” –Interview with Stephen Fry

“I laughed and, had my education not severed the link between my tear ducts and my brain’s emotional centre, I would have cried.” – David Mitchell

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“He looked like all old pictures look. Old pictures look very rugged and young, and the people in the photographs always seem a lot happier than you are.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” - The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Tom Is Wonderful

“Basically I had to throw myself to the floor in the manner of being Hulk-smashed. Because Mark Ruffalo unfortunately does not have the biotechnology to turn into the Hulk himself. I had to literally jump in the air and smash myself onto the floor. And I had back pads, knee pads, thigh pads, ass pads, all the pads you need. But I had no elbow pads on, and I landed on my left elbow like a tit.” –Tom Hiddleston

“Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.” –Bob Ross? (Questionable source)

“Doing good in this world, and being kind and being honest and noble is really underrated. And I think you have…I think every day people have enormous power. And they have enormous power for good and if you’re good to people the world is a better place.” –Tom Hiddleston

“Sometimes, when I draw a lot, I talk to myself. Seems like you’ve been really hard at work lately, do you ever talk to yourself? What do you say?”

“Well, about 10 minutes ago I yelled out ‘Damnit, Sam, where’d you put the motherfuckin chapstick?!’” –Anonymous and Sam Spratt

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We’re A Weird Family

“I’m not quite sure how to say this, but… I’ll be attending The World Steampunk Expo (Megan is selling custom jewelry)…can someone explain this whole concept to me?” –Dave Cowan

INTERVIEWER: “If you could morph your body into someone else, who would you like to look like?”

SCARLETT: “Chris Hemsworth.”

JEREMY: “Scarlett.”

SCARLETT: (looking at him) “You’d never leave the house!”

“Whether or not you can never become great at something, you can always become better at it.” –Neil Degrasse Tyson

“’Hoochie mama show your nana’ is a terrible lyric for teenagers.” “That’s a terrible lyric for any human person.” –Me and Carrie

KATY: “Go extended (LOTR) or go home!”

MADDY: “That’s what she said!”

KATY: “Haha! It’s funny because it’s like extended penises.”

MADDY: “Oh, I didn’t even think of that!”

KATY: “I’m always thinking of that.”

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“My cousin Helen, who is in her 90s now, was in the Warsaw ghetto during World War II. She and a bunch of the girls in the ghetto had to do sewing each day. And if you were found with a book, it was an automatic death penalty. She had gotten hold of a copy of ‘Gone With the Wind’, and she would take three or four hours out of her sleeping time each night to read. And then, during the hour or so when they were sewing the next day, she would tell them all the story. These girls were risking certain death for a story. And when she told me that story herself, it actually made what I do feel more important. Because giving people stories is not a luxury. It’s actually one of the things that you live and die for.” –Neil Gaiman

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