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.
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.
The end of one journey is always the beginning of another. Change is painful, and always comes with a cost. It hurts to bear those costs, but we can’t allow that to sway us. Tomorrow is a mystery; the only thing we can do is face it with resolve. We move forward, always forward and into what’s next. We make a choice, we act on that choice, and all that’s left is to live in hope.
from „The 4400“
Wir sind alle allein, Ally, es ist nur leichter zu ertragen in einer Beziehung.
Sagte Fish zu Ally.
Ob er da wohl recht hat?
Jarod: Why do people fall in love?
Sydney: Might as well ask why the stars come out at night.
Jarod: Everyone spends their whole life searching for that special someone–that person to love. But when they finally find them, it all falls apart.
Sydney: It’s a paradox isn’t it? But I believe it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Jarod: So, you believe that love is worth fighting for. That it’s worth the pain and the effort?
The Pretender S02E11
… are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. Some people have something in their disposition. Maybe they were just born too mean, or maybe they were born too tender. But most people are brought to where they are by circumstance, by calamity or a broken heart or something else happening in their lives that wasn’t anything they planned on. People are lonely in this world for lots of different reasons. The one thing that I do know is, it doesn’t matter what any one of them might tell you–nobody wants to be alone.
from „Taken“, Episode 1
Dear Karen, If you’re reading this, it means I actually worked up the courage to mail it so good for me. You don’t know me very well, but if you get me started I tend to go on and on about how hard the writing is for me. This is the hardest thing I ever had to write. There no easy way to say this so I’ll just say it, I met someone. It was an accident, I wasn’t looking for it, I wasn’t one the make it was a perfect storm. She said one thing and I said another and the next thing I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life in the middle of that conversation. Now there this feeling in my gut that she might be the one. She completely nuts in a way that makes me smile highly neurotic, a great deal of maintenance acquired. She is you Karen, that’s the good news. The bad news is that I don’t know how to be with you right now, and that scares the shit out of me. Because if I am not with you right now I have this feeling we will get lost out there. It’s a big bad world full or twist and turns and people have a way of blinking and missing the moment. The moment that could of changed everything. I don’t know what’s going on with us and I can’t tell you should waste a leap of faith on the likes of me. But damn you smell good, like home and you make excellent coffee that has to count for something. Call me! Unfaithfully yours, Hank Moody
Bottom line is, even if you see ‚em coming, you’re not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does.
So what are we, helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are gonna come. You can’t help that. It’s what you do afterwards that counts. That’s when you find out who you are.
(…) „Schreiben ist eine Bewegung, die uns mit dem Schmerz vertraut machen möchte, sagte Linda.
Ist es nicht umgekehrt? fragte ich; verwandelt der, der schreibt, nicht die Unübersichtlichkeit des Lebens, das heißt seinen Schmerz, in die Unübersichtlichkeit eines Textes?
Das ist eine Illusion, sagte Linda.
Können Sie es etwas genauer sagen?
Die Illusion der Klarheit kommt zustande, sagte Linda, weil der Text immer deutlicher ist als das Leben dessen, der ihn geschrieben hat. Der Text ist sogar klarer als das Leben jedes beliebigen Lesers. Darin liegt die fürchterliche Verlockung der Literatur; das Leben soll endlich dem Text folgen, es soll sich in Klarheit verwandeln.
Aber die Leser spielen doch keine Rolle, sagte ich; oder denken Sie beim Schreiben an den Leser?
Nein, sagte Linda.
Sehen Sie, sagte ich.
Aber daraus sollte man keine falschen Schlüsse ziehen, sagte Linda; jeder Text wendet sich, indem er geschrieben wird, zurück an seinen Verfasser, um ihm den Schmerz zu erklären, der zu seiner Entstehung geführt hat.“
Wilhelm Genazino, „Eine Frau, eine Wohnung, ein Roman“
Today’s the day my life begins. All my life I’ve been just me. Just a smart mouth kid. Today I become a man. Today I become a husband. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself. Today I become accountable to you, to our future, to all the possibilities that a marriage has to offer. Together, no matter what happens, I’ll be ready. For anything… For everything. To take on life, to take on love, to take on possibility and responsibility. Today Izzie Stevens, our life together begins. And I, for one, can’t wait.
Today’s the day my life begins. Today I become a citizen of the world. Today I become a grown up. Today I become accountable to someone other than myself and my parents.Accountable for more than my grades. Today, I become accountable to the world. To the future. To all the possibilities that life has to offer. Starting today, my job is to show up, wide eyed and willing and ready. For what, I don’t know. For anything. For everything. To take on life. To take on love. To take on the responsibility and possibility. Today, my friends, our lives begin. And I, for one, can’t wait.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 5, Episode 22 “What a Difference a Day Makes”