Friday, March 02, 2012

extracts from my notebook 5

Daydreamer by trade

"No more dreaming like a girl, so in love with the wrong one"
- Florence and the Machine (although I later found out it's actually 'wrong world', which is even better)

"There's always a bit of a tug-o-war between the sexes, there's always a bit of tension when there's romance involved."
- Overheard in a cafe, older woman giving advice to younger woman

"All of that filthy empathy for the way we're feeling"
- Bright Eyes

What the preacher wants to show him is that the real basis of wisdom is a frank acknowledgement that much of what happens is quite inexplicable to us, and that most occurrences 'under the sun' bear no outward sign of a rational, moral God ordering them at all
- JI Packer, 'Knowing God', on Ecclesiastes

We were all struts in a rickety scaffold, holding each other up.
We were all falling down.

"He is as delighted as he is wet"
- Soccer commentary, rainy world cup group of 16 game- Uruguay vs. South Korea


  1. I like these, especially the one on ecclesiastes. And tbh the one on romance has a certain appeal.

    1. I really like the quote on Ecclesiastes too! I think I should try to finish that book sometime, it had some good stuff in it.