Socrates has said that the unexamined life is not worth living. He neglects to add, however, that the examined life is no picnic either.
Notes from the Golden Orange
EppsNet Archive: Life
When you are young, your potential is infinite. You might do anything, really. You might be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio. Then you get to an age where what you might be gives way to what you have been. You weren’t Einstein. You weren’t anything.
That’s a bad moment.
Chuck Barris was way ahead of his time in recognizing how many Americans are willing to make an ass of themselves on television.
The tone of the movie is inconsistent — is it a comedy? a thriller? a tragedy? — but it’s entertaining.
An adaptation of the cult memoir of game show impresario Chuck Barris, in which he purports to have been a CIA hitman.
IMDb rating: 7.1 (58,501 votes)
“Have a great rest of your night,” the waiter says. “And a great Sunday.”
What about Monday? What about the rest of my life? Pretty limited success you’re wishing me here . . .
I am a humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments after I’m dead. — Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The best advice to reduce stress in your life is to stop screwing up . . .
We are all receding — waving or beckoning or just kissing our fingertips, we are all fading, shrinking, paling. Life is all losing, we are all losing, losing mother, father, youth, hair, looks, teeth, friends, lovers, shape, reason, life. We are losing, losing, losing. Take life away. It’s too hard, too difficult. We aren’t any good at it. Try us out on something else. But shelve life. Take life off the stands. It’s too fucking difficult and we aren’t any good at it.
That reminds me — it’s probably about time to schedule an eye exam because I can’t goddamn see any more . . .
. . . and the dance ends, the joke is forgotten; and strength vanishes, and youth is past. — Kierkegaard
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. — Joseph Chilton Pearce
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. / I learn by going where I have to go. — Theodore Roethke
Another day, another adventure in participating in human society.
Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. — Walter Anderson
You know technically I’m not even really supposed to be here right now, might as well make the most of it …
I’m holding myself accountable for my own destiny . . .
Tiny Buddha: Today I commit to doing what I can—being there for those who need me, standing up for what I believe in, and choosing not to ignore my instincts when I feel that something isn’t right.
Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
Those who are weak don’t fight.
Those who are stronger might fight for an hour.
Those who are stronger still might fight for many years.
The strongest fight their whole life.
They are the indispensable ones.
I attribute my own problems to the trials of life. I attribute the problems of others to their personalities.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
LUCY: You know what your trouble is, Charlie Brown? The whole trouble with you is you don’t understand the meaning of life.
CHARLIE BROWN: Do you understand the meaning of life?
LUCY: We’re not talking about me, we’re talking about you.
Open-ended question: How do we live a life we can’t hold on to?