As stated in Quotes by Me – Two, over the years I have jotted down some random things I have said out loud that I was mildly impressed with because I am not typically eloquent. Often, in the middle of an emotionally grueling conversation, I’ll say something that I think is brilliant, but the other person couldn’t care less because we are in the middle of a heart wrenching conversation for crying out loud and who the fuck stops in the midst of a discussion about the state of your relationship to pull out a moleskin journal and jot down semi narcissistic sentences? I do. One day I’ll find someone who appreciates that.
Not all of these self proclaimed quotes were said during an emotional onslaught, but a good amount of them were. Agony is a form of creation, I believe. Actually, I don’t know if I really believe that, but it sounded good just now in my head and seems appropriate. It’s like when you tell people everything will be okay but you really have no idea… it just sounds good. Maybe that agony sentence can be another quote. I’m not in agony right now though. I’m currently drinking a pint of some bougie IPA while waiting for my flight out of Rhode Island and deciding if I will ever attempt to see the cute boy from the first plane again. Before I get too tempted to digress into that story, I’m going to stop here and get back on track.
I held on to some of these quotes for a while, thinking that I would use my fleeting poetic moments in a screenplay or something one of these days. But like the bookmarks that you finally let loose after years of thinking that you will go back to that book you feel you need to finish (in my case, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense) and you come to terms with yourself that you will never finish reading that book so you can take out the bookmark… I’m taking out the bookmark of these quotes. I’m letting them go. To a fucking blog.
There is a tombstone marked, “Muse” where I now lie dead.
Let us cheers to your dying day so we can all skip the heartache.
That’s a photograph of me at a wedding and the quote was inspired by a mixture of a boyfriend I had a very long time ago and a recent revelation I had about mourning often being a semi selfish act.
Don’t be scared of pain. All it does is hurt.
A random Australian I met at a show inspired that one.
Whiskey unveils thoughts you never knew you had.
I took that picture while drinking whiskey and reading on my flight back from Australia and thinking that I will never be as good with words as Charles Dickens was. And obviously thinking about whiskey and other secrets.
By the grace of Hell, our paths will cross again.
That’s the Viking and E. We seem to always climb fucking mountains on our days off.
Uncertainty is the waiting room I’ll spend my whole life in.
That’s Cody! I didn’t take this picture… but I always loved this photograph of him. I said that sentence one day when I was with the boy with the white hair. He was actually the one that said it was a good quote and I should write it down.