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.
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
Never be cruel, never be cowardly.
Remember – hate is always foolish… and love, is always wise.
Always try, to be nice and never fail to be kind.
— Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time (2017). Broadcast. Dir. Rachel Talalay. Perf. Peter Capaldi. British Broadcasting Company (BBC).
You can’t expect wolves to become sheep.
No, but neither do the wolves have to be cruel to the sheep.
— Paolini, C. (2011), Inheritance, Doubleday
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.