mmm good quote

“That was, after all, the province of the child: to believe that adulthood would bring with it instant comprehension of the world and the ability to make the right choice in any given situation. Instead adulthood brought with it only the crushing realizeation that one spent one’s childhood utterly misinformed, shattering forever the childlike aspect of one’s psyche. The rest of one’s life more or less amounted to damage control.”
—Peter David

  1. alissa says:

    i second that. mmm. good quote. it's amazing how i thought i'd have it all figured out by now, but, it just seems to be getting more complicated.

  2. chris says:

    fools! you will all be enslaved in the salt mines! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    Therein is the cure.

  3. ron says:

    reminds me of another quote-- one of my favorites:

    "... i keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. thousands of little kids, and nobody's around-nobody big, i mean-except me. and i'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. what i have to do, i have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff-i mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going i have to come out from somewhere and catch them. that's all i'd do all day. i'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. i know it's crazy, but that's the only thing i'd really like to be. i know it's crazy."

    just like holden, your quote speaks of how adulthood isn't so much "growing up," it's more like "falling down."

    and there's nothing we can do to stop it.

  4. Justin says:

    <i>...and there's nothing we can do to stop it.</i>

    Except for binge drinking, you mean?

  5. Chad says:

    As my dad is fond of saying, "Adults are just big kids with more responsibilities." Ain't that the truth.

  6. John says:

    i know this thread is old, but i found an old quote in one of my favorite books that id like to share... from 'kitchen' by banana yoshimoto:
    "Inching one's way along a steep cliff in the dark: on reaching the highway, one breathes a sigh of relief. Just when one can't take any more, one sees the moonlight. Beauty that seems to infuse itself into the heart: I know about that."

    all of these quotes make me wonder why i didn't drop out of school and become a writer... :-)


  7. Joel says:

    Jesus John, when did you get so deep? next thing you know, mitchell won't be on his mom's tit anymore. always expect me to be the uncouth one though, every diamond starts out as an ugly rock.

  8. Mohamed says:

    la quantit di polniogi presnete su schermo non mi sembra di molto superiore rispetto a uc, anche le texture sono leggermente che invece mi lascia piacevolmente impressionato la gestione degli effetti di luce, vera forza della console nintendo (lo ripeter fino alla nausea).ci mi fa ben sperare poich una buona illuminazzione, a contrario di quanti credono il contrario (e sono molti), in grado di infondere realismo e suggestivit pi di quanto non facciano polniogi e alla capcom hanno capito questo, saranno in grado di presentare titoli graficamente soddisfacenti nonstante le lmitazioni hardware (che poi, se ci fate caso, quanto stanno facendo alla highvoltage con the conduit).

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