“When you get old, in life, things get taken from you. I mean, that’s a part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches, so is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean, one half a step too late or too early and you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow, too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us… And I know if I’m going to have any life anymore it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch, because that’s what living is, the six inches in front of your face.”—Al Pacino, Any Given Sunday [via thoughtsdetained]
“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”—Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid (via thoughtsdetained)
“be to do. not: be to be done to. seize the moment. act, don’t react. catch the wave, shoot the curl, skeg it, nail it, don’t be nailed, exist to LIVE, never exist to exist. existence is an entrance, not an exit. “to be or not to be” is not the question.”—dean koontz.