“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.
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
“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.
It is hard to understand nothing, but the multiverse is full of it. Nothing travels everywhere, always ahead of something, and in the great cloud of unknowing nothing yearns to become something, to break out, to move, to feel, to change, to dance and to experience – in short, to be something.
— Pratchett, T. (2013), Raising Steam, Doubleday
The only way to achieve the impossible, is to believe it’s possible.
— Alice in Wonderland (2010). Film. Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Marton Csokas. Walt Disney Studios.
“If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.”
— The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014). Film. Dir. Peter Jackson. Perf. Richard Armitage. Warner Bros.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now.
— Harris, S. (2012). ‘Hugh Laurie Sings The Blues‘ Time Out New York.
I wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with your past, sir. Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.
— Batman Begins (2005). Film. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Perf. Michael Cain. Warner Bros.
Sometimes the picture you have in your head is not the one you are presenting to the world…
— Hammond, R. (2007), On The Edge: My Story, Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
It’s a choice. It’s an intensely personal decision. So much negativity… Who wants to live a life filled with hate?
— Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). Film. Dir. Michael Bay. Perf. Mark Ryan. Paramount Pictures.