"I don't know why we put things off, but if I had to guess, I'd have to say it has a lot to do with fear: Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of rejection... Sometimes the fear is just of making a decision, because what if you're wrong? What if you're making a mistake you can't undo? (...) We can't pretend we haven't been told, we've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time. We've heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves, we have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibilities under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore. Until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant: that knowing is better than wondering; that waking is better than sleepiang; and that even the biggest failure, even the worst, the most intractable mistake, beats the hell out of never trying."
" Seems like most of the time we walk around with the world on mute. But when you're in the cusp of something dramatic and maybe life-changing, it's like a filter comes off and suddenly everything comes alive, and even the smallest moment is in view of the magic possibility. And you think: this is the night when you drop the mask and reveal your true self. This is the night when everything is rewritten." "At the end of the day, it comes down to this: the way we chose to see ourselves, it limits who we can be. Step outside the box and you might learn something. Because we are more capable than we imagine. Because we all have it in us to do things we've never done before. Because sometimes we can surprise even ourselves."
"It's such a lie that you should do what's in your heart. If we all did what was in our hearts, the world would grind to a halt." "People always say how you should be yourself. Like your self is this definite thing, like a toaster or something. Like you know what it is, even. But every so often, I'll have, like, a moment when just being myself, and my life, like, right where I am, is, like, enough." "Sometimes someone says something really small and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart."
"Be yourself. What a cliché. we hear it over and over in literature, fairy tales, songs,but we still don't get it. It might be because when we dream, we don't worry wether the dream is worthy of us, but if we're worthy of the dream. So we lose our identities in order to chase what we want, but if we can stay proud of who we are and not run from ourselves, than maybe our dreams, like a prince with a glass slipper, will come find us." "Expectations. They change as we change. They're born of our biggest dreams and deepest fears. Sometimes we even inherit them. Lately, I expect a lot of things, wich could lead to happiness or disappointments, but regardless, it'll bring me closer to the truth.." "When exactly do we go from being kids to being just people, i'm not sure. I do know it's not about turning a certain age or graduating from school, it happens when you're not paying attention. We go from playing with our friends, to playing with our friends feelings.. Without our knowledge or consent, slips away into the night, and our innosence scapes us. And we wake up one morning to find, we have become, who we are." "And so our adventure ends. And some of us found our heroes, and others uncovered their fears. And one might even say we've triunphed. I'm not even sure if it happened that day, or that summer, but somehow we all felt older, and different. I know I'll never forget any of it, or the friends i made, and I decided I wasn't gonna let it end, because I realized we're not just given the life experience, we're given the experience of life..."
"Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." "The most important thing in life is your family. There are days you love them, and others you don't. But, in the end, they're the people you always come home to. Sometimes it's the family you're born into and sometimes it's the one you make for yourself." "When you're young, your whole life is about the pursuit of fun. Then, you grow up and learn to be cautious. You could break a bone or a heart. You look before you leap and sometimes you don't leap at all because there's not always someone there to catch you. And in life, there's no safety net. When did it stop being fun and start being scary?" "Maybe mistakes are what make our fate; without them what would shape our lives? Maybe if we had never veered off course we wouldn't fall in love, have babies, or be who we are..."
"When your heart gets broken, you sort of see the cracks in everything." "On one hand, expectations can inspire you, but then again, they can really let you down." "I've become a real believer in not defining every single thing. Seems like everytime you think you've figured out what something is, it just becomes something else."
"Everyday is another chance for you to decide who you want to be. A chance to challenge yourself. To be a different version of you, a braver version. A person who isn’t afraid to grab joy and take it for a spin."
"Anticipation is the purest form of pleasure. And the most reliable. And while the things that actually happened to you would invariably disappoint you, the things that never happened to you would never dim, never fade. They'd always be engraved on your heart with sort of a sweet sadness to them." "Isn't it better to spend a short time with someone you really love, than a lifetime with someone who's basically your roomate?" "You mean so much to me, that I'm scared to close my eyes and open them and see that you're not there. And I'm scared to leave them open to see you leaving me." "Falling in love. Sharing your life with someone. Giving your heart to another person to the extent that losing them could potentially destroy you. It's such a crazy thing to do." "I'm scared that I'm going to end up alone. I'm scared that I'm always going to be somebody's friend, or sister, or confidant, never quite somebody's everything. Mostly I'm scared I'm never going to find a guy that I love as much as I love you." "Because life, much like a french movie, rarely makes any sense. But when its right, its right, and you dont question it, you dont think, you dont ponder, you just exist."
"I excel at not giving a shit. Experience has taught me that interest begets expectation, and expectation beget disappointment, so the key to avoiding disappointment is to avoid interest. I also don't have a lot of interest in being a good person or a bad person. From what I can tell, either way, you're screwed. Bad people are punished by society's laws, and good people are punished by Murphy's Law." "Everyone always says the same shit at funerals... they talk about how sweet, wonderful, and oh-so-full-of-life you were, how it was your time and you can't question God's plan... they never say anything bad. You could be the biggest turd in the toilet bowl and you'd still come out smelling like a rose." "People say the Lord works in misterious ways. As if that makes all the shitty things in life any sweeter." "There'a a thin line between crazy people and the rest of us. I mean, we all have voices in our heads. Our parents are in there, our doubts, our fears, our desires. And just like crazy people we all struggle to know which voice to listen to."
Eric: So I said to myself, 'Kyle,'... Alan: Kyle? Eric: That's what I call myself. "Friendship for example, is a real gift. It's given with no expectations and no gratitude is needed, not between real friends." " I wasn't sure this day would ever come, but you were. I wasn't sure love could survive everything we put it through, but you were. You were always strong and always sure. And now I know I want you to stand beside me for the rest of my life. That's what I'm sure of." " Ever since I was young I never understood anything about the world, and I never understood anything that happened in my life. The only thing that ever made sense to me was you, and how I felt about you. That's all I've ever known and that's enough, that's enough for me, for the rest of my life."
"Oh... my... God!" "How You Doin'?!" Phoebe: Aww Pheebs. Rachel: Honey, that's your name. Phoebe: Oh, Pheebs is short for Phoebe? I thought that's just what we called each other. "If you want to receive e-mails about my upcoming shows, then please give me money so I can buy a computer." "Welcome to the real world! It sucks! You're going to love it!"
- What are you doing?
- I'm getting dressed.
- When I walk outside naked, people throw garbage at me. "Whoa. Where you going in those pants? 1982?"
- It's a moo point.
- A *moo* point?
- Yeah. Like a cow's opinion. It doesn't matter. It's moo! "Observe the art of seduction. Watch, learn, and don't eat my cookie. "
- Pheebs, you wanna help?
- Oh, I wish I could, but I really don't want to.
- See? Unisex.
- Maybe *you* need sex. I just had it a few days ago.
- No, Joey, U-N-I-sex.
- I wouldn't say no to that.
"Oh Gravity, thou art a heartless bitch."
- We need to widen our circle.
- I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.
- Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.
- That’s the beauty of it. "Oh, well, this would be one of those circumstances that people unfamiliar with the law of large numbers would call a coincidence."
- Sheldon, we have to do this.
- No, we don't. We *have* to take in nourishment, expel waste, and inhale enough oxygen to keep our cells from dying. Everything else is optional.
- This car weighs, let's say, 4,000 pounds. Now add 140 for me, 120 for you ...
- Oh, I'm sorry. Did I insult you? Is your body mass somehow tied into your self-worth?
- For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
- You have a sarcasm sign?
- You're a lucky man, Leonard.
- How so?
- You're talking to one of the three men in the Western Hemisphere capable of following that train of thought.
- Well, what do you think?
- I said I could follow it, I didn't say I cared. "What are you looking at? You've never seen a hypocrate before?" "I'm too evolved to drive."
*Basically everything Sheldon says is hilarious. He's my favorite tv character of all times.
"(...) And that scares the shit out of me because if I'm not with you now I have this feeling we'll get lost out there. It's a big bad world full of twists and turns. And people have a way of blinking and missing the moment. The moment that could've changed everything."