>>"My pals think you can bring a lot to the table."
"You can't be offering me a job there. You're testifying against them."
"So, you'll find this out fairly soon, but in businesses, grudges aren't really a thing. It's too emotional."
"I'm not working there! They killed my mother."
"And every fast food joint around the corner delivers diabetes to millions of people. Phillip Morris hands out lung cancer on the hour, every hour. I mean, hell, everyone's destroying the planet beyond the point of no return. Are you really gonna start taking all of those things so personally?"<<
Mr. Robot - S01E09
>>It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.<<
>>Sometimes the only available transportation is a leap of faith<<
>>Saying adieu to my girlfriend was brutal. I had spent the four happiest year of my life with Sarah, but I had no interest in an office life, and Sarah was too sensible to want to cycle the world, so compromise never seemed possible for either of us. It was inevitable that a crunch time would arrive. While I scrimped and saved and planned for my journey, Sarah leaped into the racing currents of the career world and we slowly drifted apart without my realizing it. It was only when the moment of goodbye arrived that I realised how huge a part of my life she was, and how just deeply I loved her. Crying uncontrollably I tried to reassure myself that my anguish was just a sign of commitment to my journey. But that was rubbish. I was throwing away the best days of my life with my best friend for a bloody bike ride. I had never been as lonely as I watched her drive away the last time. <<
Alastair Humphreys - Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - Part 1 (Eye Books, 2007)
>>Tiny vessels oozed into your neck
And formed the bruises
That you said you didn't want to fade
But they did and so did i that day<<
Death Cab for Cutie - Tiny Vessels (Transatlanticism, 2003)
>>Was immer Du tun kannst oder träumst es zu können, fang damit an.<<
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
>>Slevin: I have ataraxia.
Slevin: It's a condition characterized by freedom from worry or any other pre-occupation really.<<
Lucky Number Slevin, 2006
>>A pain stabbed my heart, as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the oppositedirection in this too-big world.<<
>>Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.<<
Sal Paradise, On the Road (Jack Kerouac, Kapitel 5 & 12)
>>Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.<<
The Road Not Taken (Robert Frost)
J. R. Tolkien
>>So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are contitioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism,all of which may appear to give on peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.
The very basic core of a mans' living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encouters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have and endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.<<
Chris McCandless (Into the Wild)