My father used to tell me that inside every person there are two bears. One bear is all things good: compassion, love, trust. The other is all things evil: fear, shame and self-destruction. I asked him, “Which one wins?” He answered, “The one you feed.”— The New Mutants (2020). Film. Dir. Josh Boone. Perf. Blu Hunt. 20th Century Studios.
Sometimes all I want is to head West on 20 in a car I can’t afford, with a plan I don’t have, just me, my music, and the road.— Baby Driver (2017). Film. Dir. Edgar Wright . Perf. Lily James. TriStar Pictures.
The Black Prism
When you don’t know what to do, do what’s right and do what’s in front of you. But not necessarily what’s right in front of you.— Weeks, B. (2010), The Black Prism, Orbit
You Me Her
Don’t do anything just because you can. Don’t do anything you don’t love. And don’t do anything because other people think you should. Oh, don’t do anything because you’re afraid to do something else.Trope Isn’t a Four Letter Word (2016). You Me Her (season 1, episode 10). Netflix.
A Hat Full of Sky
Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.— Pratchett, T. (2004), A Hat Full of Sky, Doubleday
Twice Upon a Time
Never be cruel, never be cowardly.— Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017). Broadcast. Dir. Rachel Talalay. Perf. Peter Capaldi. British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
Remember – hate is always foolish… and love, is always wise.
Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind.
The Vault of Souls
You cannot expect wolves to become sheep. No, but neither do the wolves have to be cruel to the sheep.— Paolini, C. (2011), Inheritance, Doubleday
12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You
My phone is a window into the worthless and the worthy, the artificial and the authentic. Some days I feel as if my phone is a digital vampire, sucking away my time and my life. Other days, I feel like a cybernetic centaur — part human, part digital — as my phone and I blend seamlessly into a complex tandem of rhythms and routines.— Reinke, T. (2017), 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You, Crossway.
The Way of Shadows
If you worry about what everyone is trying to do, you become a spectator and not a player.— Weeks, B. (2008), The Way of Shadows, Orbit
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Those idiots that call themselves politicians have buried their heads in the sand and stood for nothing but re-election.— Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). Film. Dir. Matthew Vaughn . Perf. Samuel L. Jackson. 20th Century Fox.