We’re all in the same boat.

There’s something I wanted to share with you. We’re all so desperate for meaning, aren’t we? All of us. You too, Mary, even if you think you’re not. You want answers, and in that way, I think the aliens are gonna disappoint you. Here’s the stone truth of it: They’re still asking the same questions we are. No one is God here. We’re all in the same boat.

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The sky just is

My mother always talked to me a lot about the sky. She liked to watch the clouds in the day and the stars at night…especially the stars. We would play a game sometimes, a game called „What’s Beyond the Sky?“ We would imagine darkness or a blinding light or something else that we didn’t know how to name. But of course, that was just a game. There’s nothing beyond the sky. The sky just is, and it goes on and on, and we play all of our games beneath it.

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I don’t know what will happen next

I don’t know what will happen next. I don’t know what I’m going to be, what I’m going to learn, but what I do know is this—life, all life, is about asking questions, not about knowing answers. It is wanting to see what’s over the next hill that keeps us all going. We have to keep asking questions, wanting to understand. Even when we know we’ll never find the answers, we have to keep on asking the questions.

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People talk a lot

People talk a lot as if the most important thing in life is to always see things for what they really are. But everything we do, every plan we make is kind of a lie. We’re closing our eyes and pretending the day won’t ever come when we won’t need to make any more plans. Hope is the biggest lie there is, and it is the best. You have to keep going as if it all mattered, or else we wouldn’t keep going at all.

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Some people have given up all hope of anything in their lives every changing

Some people have given up all hope of anything in their lives every changing. They just go on with it day by day, and if something were to come along and make things different they probably wouldn’t even notice it right off, except for that kind of nervous feeling you get in your stomach. My mom and I used to call that „the car trip feeling“, because it was how I’d feel whenever I knew we were going to go somewhere far away or something new.

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The way that other things have stayed the same

Sometimes when you go somewhere far away and then come back, the part that bothers you most is not the things that changed, but the way that other things have stayed the same, like you hadn’t been anywhere or done anything at all.

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How do you let someone go?

How do you let someone go? How do you understand that that’s alright, that everything changes? How do you find a way for that to make you feel good about life instead of breaking your heart? The hardest thing you’ll ever learn is how to say good-bye.

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They say some men carry their war with them for the rest of their lives

They say some men carry their war with them for the rest of their lives, and some men put it behind them like an old pair of shoes. And then, I guess, there are others who go on fighting, even if they have no idea who their fight is with or why it’s so important not to give up.

from „Taken“

We’re all standing on the edge of a cliff, all the time, every day

We’re all standing on the edge of a cliff, all the time, every day, a cliff we’re all going over. Our choice isn’t about that. Our choice is about whether we want to go kicking and screaming or whether we might want to open our eyes and our hearts to what happens once we start to fall.

from „Taken“

We all like to think that we have some control over the events in our lives

We all like to think that we have some control over the events in our lives, and a lot of the time we can fool ourselves into thinking that we really are in charge. But then something happens to remind us that the world runs by its own rules and not ours and that we’re just along for the ride.

from „Taken“