Say Simon, do you know why people have eyes at the front? It’s to see the vast landscape, and to move forward.”
“To move.. forward?”
“Yeah, that’s right. If we had eyes in the back, we’d only see ourselves leaving our birthplace. That way, people wouldn’t be able to move forward. Our eyes are at the front, so that when we walk, the distant landscape draws close. That’s why people can move forward.
“Life is like a box of crayons. Most people are the 8-color boxes, but what you’re really looking for are the 64-color boxes with the sharpeners on the back. I fancy myself to be a 64-color box, though I’ve got a few missing. It’s ok though, because I’ve got some more vibrant colors like periwinkle at my disposal. I have a bit of a problem though in that I can only meet the 8-color boxes. Does anyone else have that problem? I mean there are so many different colors of life, of feeling, of articulation.. so when I meet someone who’s an 8-color type.. I’m like, “hey girl, magenta!” and she’s like, “oh, you mean purple!” and she goes off on her purple thing, and I’m like, “no - I want magenta!””—John Mayer (via bjornstar)
“If you open, I will eat vegetables if I have to! I will say 20 words that start with F! Fic, Fimunity, fermin, flu, uhhh.. flont! I will put put words in alphabetical order for 20 times also! I will smell people’s stinky feet if I have to! I will not eat for a month or two, if I have to! I will be locked in a room with Daddy and I have to hug him while he’s very sweaty! Oh, OPEEEEEN! I will eat my socks if I have to! I will eat paper for a week, if I have to! Oh, WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM ME???”—My 9-year-old sister, Samantha, waiting for the Hello Kitty game to load.
I thought we were kinda close, but all I get is a beso? Come on. You never even used to do that. It’s so weird and stiff.
I know you are blinded by the light of the love of your life, or whatever, but still.
And that was the lamest excuse.
“I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”—Jonathan Safron Foer (via iamsolomon) (via fantasyaction) (via amandasthoughts) (via birdcalls) (via kinseyop) (via scout) (via jotterbook)