quinnavyre: (Faberry Prom)
Just came across this quote and wanted to share it. It's so true, and so beautifully expressed!

“Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It's like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can't stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship.” ~ Anne Lamott
quinnavyre: (Ever After Just Breathe)
There are five principles I live my life by. (Not in this order. :P)

1. You can never have too many peas. (Depending on what you're making, of course.)

2. Never leave the house without your keys and your iPod (you never know when you'll need music).

3. Quoting is always fun, even if you're the only one that gets it. (It's awesome when people DO get it; the rest of the time, the weird looks tend to make up for it.)

4. Always be accepting of other people; you never know how you might come across to others, so you might need to hope that they'll accept you in return. (But really I like to be accepting regardless. Except in regards to absolute bitches, or haters - I can't like them.)

5. Always try to be hopeful, no matter what. Solen says it best: "Perhaps there are times when it seems there is no alternative to surrender, but while we breathe, there is hope." (Darksong)

And while I'm at it:
"We have to have hope. It is the least we can do." (Elspeth, Ashling, 314-5)

"It's only hopeless when we've given up hope." (Elspeth, Ashling, 315)

"I am a fool to hope, I know, but that is one of the few saving graces of human beings." (William, Scatterlings, 43)

Also, I thought this was relevant, given I haven't posted in so long:

From here - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/ I love the ALOT, especially alot of fire. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
quinnavyre: (Ever After Just Breathe)
I'm not sure how this happened (the stress and resultant avoidance of uni work may have been a contributing factor!) but in the past couple of years I've become a rather avid fangirl. (You may have noticed. :P)

But it didn't start there. I was on an icon-hunt recently, and came across an icon that took me back to the first film that I had a fangirly reaction to - Ever After.

I first saw the film at the cinemas with my mother, and we both loved it. We had a great crowd - everyone laughed in all the right places, and even cheered when Danielle punched Marguerite, when she shouted "I would rather die a thousand deaths than to see my mother's dress on that spoilt, selfish cow!", and again when Jacqueline said she was only there for the food.

At the end I stayed through the credits while everyone left. I claimed I wanted to see the filming location for the ruins at Amboise, but I was also listening to the song, plus I secretly didn't want the film to be over.

I wanted to see it again, but we couldn't, so I looked it up online and found a site on Geocities. I had no idea how the internet worked at that stage, but I downloaded a wallpaper collage I still use ocassionally, and found a fan-written adaptation of the film with the title "A Tout Jamais". I basically memorised it before the video came out, and I have it to this day. (I used to go swimming in a local lake and imagine I was Danielle.) I also made a few attempts to draw the characters. One drawing of Danielle remains one of the best people I've ever drawn. I even wrote a story set when Danielle was about 14 - my first attempt at fanfic. I still quote the film.

I recently found the soundtrack secondhand, and I love it! I continue to find Danielle de Barbarac inspirational and beautiful, especially for her inner strength, and still feel that Prince Henry was cute but too often had a puppy-dog look. :P

Some of my favourite quotes: )

A quote

May. 8th, 2009 08:58 pm
quinnavyre: (geeky)
I wanted to share a bunch of snarky or amusingly condescending quotes as well, but then realised I didn't really have any that I can find easily. :P I do like this quote I just found recently though -

"Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously."

I think I may need to use it somewhere - maybe next time I do something stupid and it goes amusingly awry - I'm sure that will happen! :P

BTW, I love my new moodtheme - it's just the cutest thing ever! :D And I finally started use tags - I love my tagcloud, although it does reveal what a nerd I am. :P Then again, the fact that I love my tagcloud probably indicates my nerdiness, huh? :P


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