Monday, February 14, 2011

Some favorite music lyrics and movie quotes

Romantic love and the fawning of early parenthood are wonderful but exquisitely short-lived.  The rest is frustrating and challenging and tiring, with snippets of joy and wonder thrown in to remind you that there is good in all of this mess.  

So on Valentine's Day I have the persevering of love in my head and heart.  With some favorite memorable lines that I have found particularly meaningful.  

Winter's Bone
I'd be lost without the weight of you two on my back. I ain't going anywhere.
--Ree Dolly

The Kids Are Alright
Marriage is hard... Just two people slogging through the shit, year after year, getting older, changing. It's a fucking marathon, okay? So, sometimes, you know, you're together for so long, that you just... You stop seeing the other person. You just see weird projections of your own junk. Instead of talking to each other, you go off the rails and act grubby and make stupid choices

1. [Gil has been complaining about his complicated life; Grandma wanders into the room] Grandma: You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster. Gil: Oh? Grandma: Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride! Gil: What a great story. Grandma: I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it. 

2. Karen: I happen to LIKE the roller coaster, okay? As far as I'm concerned, your grandmother is brilliant. Gil: Yeah if she's so brilliant why is she sitting in our NEIGHBOR'S CAR? 

3. Frank: [on parenting] It's like your Aunt Edna's ass. It goes on forever and it's just as frightening. 

4. Julie: I can't do this! This is too intense! Helen: This is marriage! 

Luckiest by Ben Folds
I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

Between a Man and a Woman by U2

I could never take a chance
Of losing love to find romance
In the mysterious distance
Between a man and a woman


Kelsey said...

Yes! Love these, especially the one from The Kids Are Alright.

Another quote I like, though not super appropriate for today, is, "It takes a mighty good husband to be better than none." But I don't know off the top of my head who said that!

davidnix said...

<< holds boom box over head playing "in your eyes" >>