red tea, Mona Lisa, Spanish, coffee, ballerinas, old typewriters, record players, dreams, bathtubs, Pride and Prejudice, comfortable silence, Frida Kahlo, Amnesty, 11:11, tents, the elephant story from the Little Prince, unicorns, alcohol, wise Japanese people, Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder, the donkey from Winnie the Pooh, piglet, Into the Wild, koala bears, tattoos, syrup, words that are sweet (like hummingbird), that it was never simple, Pablo Neruda, being a real person, redheads, the surface, just below the surface, strawberries, Ronja Röverdatter, the book that disappears after a certain amount of time, the silence when you’re swimming, that everyone has a story, the urn that turns you into a tree when you die, singing in the shower, feminine Ryan Gosling, freckles on the back, freckles on the arms, freckles on the nose, freckles in general, vinyle, butterflies, deja vu, that there are living creatures on Earth capable of flying, tiramisu, smoking, the stupidity of some people, owls, grapes, falling asleep in your arms, someone telling you a secret, talking to someone new, being in the cinema all by yourself, being convinced that the rainbow ended right in your home, warm hands, waffles, sexy underwear, a Thousand Splendid Suns, the joy of not being sold anything, imagination, interesting people, all the ways we can run, fuck, the parrot who could speak, parrots in general, polaroids, concert tickets, sentences highlighted in your favorite novels, postcards, exit signs, watermelon, chessboard-looking floors, the Afghan Girl, skateboards, red lipstick, sparklers, que sera, sera, that time does not really exist, waiting for the sun, second chances, silhuettes, widows in paradise, the taste of teeth against lips, rain, Alice in Wonderland, the 16th of September, the truth, bubble baths, the ”Jack, I’m flying”-scene in Titanic, the drawing scene in Titanic, Titanic in general, being in love, taking off by plane, dreadlocks, your dreadlocks, letters, dancing, Banksy, street art in general, being home alone, travelling, proving people wrong, papaya, that it’s actually called papaya, smiling, orgasms, picking out presents for people, picking out feathers from pillows, elephants, your bed, baby tigers, the smell of books, finding something you forgot all about, that seasons are changing, that seasons exist, when the spider in your room dies, turning off the vacuum cleaner, snow angels, birthdays, writing things on the mirror after taking a shower, writing things on cars when it’s snowing, screaming of joy, comfort-eating, rocking chairs, orange juice, falling asleep on the couch when you were little, laughing so hard your stomach hurts, you, Romeo and Juliet, your computer, macs in general, TO CAPITALIZE EVERYTHING, the moment when everybody yells ”happy new year,” cheating in an odd trick, Disney classics, kissing a baby, oversized t-shirts, hearing people talk in their sleep, the people we used to be, eating in bed, daydreaming, the scratch of your father’s beard on your face, memories, London, bonfires, garage sales, showering in a waterfall, sunrise, sleeping under the stars, sunset, the sound when walking on snow, plucking your eyebrows, smiling at bus drivers when you get on the bus, cleaning your ears with earbuds, the smell of flowers, islands, Immortal Technique, poems, writing, cheeks, pillow fights, running through sprinklers, kissing, kissing you, getting the bigger half, being alone, being with lots of people, baby animals, happy endings.
Couple of favourite quotes:
"Keep your coins, I want change"
"Du har danset med mig I sytten år
Du har lært mig de trin, jeg følger, men ikke forstår"
- Ulige numre
"She was afraid of loving you:
the dreamer who watched sunsets.
She feared whispering shadows too
tearful in their vesper song.
She was afraid of losing you
in gathering clouds and thunder.
Yet once within a nightmare's yawn,
she knew she could love you from afar. Yes, she watched your sunsets till they died,
then lay awake to catch your dawn."
- Kåre Enga
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.”
- John Lennon
"Only when the last tree
Has been cut down
And the last river
Has dried to a trickle
Will man finally realize
That we cannot eat money
And reciting old proverbs
Makes you sound like a twat"
"Good things in life aren’t things"
"Vi tindrer vi raser
Vi gløder vi
Slår os ikke ned
Falder ikke til ro
Vi er gale
Skøre som glas
Som parfumeret papir
Og kan ikke klare det
Og kommer aldrig over det
I fremmede byer
Men husk vi er stadig i live
Vist Er vi det"
- Under byen
"But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me"
- Pablo Neruda
"I think that’s what’s wrong with the world; no one says what they really feel, they always hold it inside. They’re sad, but they don’t cry. They’re happy, but they don’t dance or sing. They’re angry, but they don’t scream. Because if they do, they feel ashamed and that’s the worst feeling in the world. So everyone walks with their heads down and no one sees how beautiful the sky is."
"I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed"
- Mike Skinner, The Streets
"Happiness only real when shared"
- Chris McCandless
"You're in a car with a beautiful boy, and he won't tell you that he loves
you, but he loves you. And you feel like you've done something terrible, like robbed a liquor store, or swallowed pills, or shoveled yourself
a grave in the dirt, and you're tired. You're in a car with a beautiful boy,
and you're trying not to tell him that you love him, and you're trying to
choke down the feeling, and you're trembling, but he reaches over and
he touches you, like a prayer for which no words exist, and you feel your
heart taking root in your body, like you've discovered something you
don't even have a name for."
- Richard Siken, Crush
"To my daughter I will say,
'when the men come set yourself on fire'"
- Warsan Shire, Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth
"If you will suck my soul, I will lick your funky emotions."
- De La Soul, Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED
IN ALL SINCERITY
TO EVERY LOVER
TRUE AND BEAUTIFUL
- Josh Abe, Oh Pioneer