They are seized with romantic impulses again and again- impulses to do with love, adventure, fantastic happenings and unusual people… these people may work quite ordinary jobs and lead what appear to be uneventful lives. But if one looks at the books they read, the films they love to watch, their favourite TV programs a clue to their fantasy lives may be found. Somehow their wish to be swept away, to sweep others away, must be expressed, and it is the feeling of being swept off ones feet that makes life really worthwhile to them
—July 16 - “Day of the Rising Tide” - The Secret Language of Birthdays - Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers
I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from, and who they missed, and what they were sorry for.
—Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via theunquotables)
Why didn’t I learn to treat everything like it was the last time, my greatest regret was how much I believed in the future.
—Jonathan Safron Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (via supermodelgif)