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Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

They would twirl the emotional kaleidoscope until it gave them a picture that was comfortable.

From Washington Post article How the Brain Helps Partisans Admit No Gray by Shankar Vedantam on 31 July 2006, quoting Emory University psychologist Drew Westen [via, source]

Playlist pieces

I dropped down and I called out to heaven: ‘Send me someone to love.’ Heaven shot back: ‘You get the love that you allow.’ And everything is different now


don’t break up our line


Excuse me, are you lost? Perhaps you would care to visit the site map

Like twenty miles of catacombs
and now you’re with me in my heart

I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody's Business - Stop Smoking Because It's Not Good For You 8Jul11 #link

St. Joseph’s baby aspirin, Bartles and Jaymes, and you
— or your memory.

Mountain Goats - You Or Your Memory 27Apr11 #link

We’ve come too far — too far to be so far apart.

Josh Ritter - Tokyo! 9Feb11 #link

“If only you and I could trust each other through this,
then together we could work out who the enemy is.”

Kings of Convenience - The Passenger 9Jan11 #link

There’s no fault in loving, no cause for shame;
everyone’s heart does exactly the same
and once you believe that, you’ll learn how to say
I love who I love, who I love.

Alfie Byrne - A Man of No Importance 2 comments 18Aug10 #link

some things take time; some things, time will take

Meursault - A Fair Exchange 30Jul10 #link

Jamie decides it’s his right to decide

The Last Five Years - Still Hurting 25May10 #link

If I didn’t believe in you, I couldn’t have stood before all of our friends and said This, this is the life I choose; this is the part I can’t bear to lose; trip us or trap us but we refuse to fall.

The Last Five Years - If I Didn't Believe In You 25May10 #link

Don’t walk away. And I won’t walk away.

Bombadil - Reasons 1 comment 13May10 #link

We built these fences with our hands, in time we’ll tear them down again and start over

The Rescues - Let Loose The Horses 27Apr10 #link

you can reach for me — I’m not afraid of the dark

Josh Ritter - Long Shadows 27Apr10 #link

With all the hurt that I’ve done, hold it high for me
that can’t be undone, hold it high for me
light and guide me through, hold it high for me
I’ll do the same for you, and hold it high for me

Josh Ritter - Lantern 1 comment 27Apr10 #link

“Some people get religion
some people get the truth.”

Brandi Carlile - Looking Out 30Mar10 #link

I’ve got a four leaf clover
— it’s gotta bring a little luck.

Abra Moore - Four Leaf Clover 29Mar10 #link

The heart is still a redwing. …
No I don’t mean that it’s so easy;
I don’t mean that it’s so small;
but the world below is not so mean
that it can make us fall.

Hem - Redwing 29Mar10 #link

It all depends on whether we are watching it dissolve or fade in and begin.

The Paper Raincoat - It All Depends 26Feb10 #link

my heart is bigger than the earth and though life is what gave it love first, life is not all that it’s worth. …
What you share with the world is what it keeps of you.

Noah and the Whale - Give a Little Love 1 comment 25Jan09 #link

there’ll be sun sun sun all over our bodies
and sun sun sun all down our necks…

Noah and the Whale - Five Years Time 25Jan09 #link

love is so much more than movie lines or words that can’t hold truth, and feelings lose their worth.
Only love lays down its life, gives up everything..

Mike Hirst - Love Is So Much More 23Jan09 #link

A B C D E F G H I…who’s next?

The Rescues - Break Me Out 13Oct08 #link
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