“I know gay men, I practically invented them!” – All Over The Guy, 2001

“If only my life could be more like the movies. I want an angel to sweep down to me like it does to Jimmy Stewart in It’s A Wonderful Life and talk me out of suicide, I’ve always waited for that one moment of truth to set me free and change my life forever, but he wont come, it doesnt happen that way. All the drugs, all the therapy, fights, anger, guilt, rave, suicidal thoughts, all of that was part of some slow recovery process, the same way I went down I came back up, gradually… and then suddenly. The pills weren’t the cure at all, God knows, but they gave me breathing space which allowed me to start writing again only this time it was not as if my life depended on it.” – Prozac Nation, 2001

“Reed Richards had to use his anti-matter weapon on his own son, who Aannihilus has turn into the Human Atom Bomb. It was a typical predicament for the Fantastic Four, because they weren’t like other superheroes. They were more like a family. And the more power they had, the more harm they could do to each other without even knowing it. That was the meaning of the Fantastic Four: that a family is like your own personal anti-matter. Your family is the void you emerge from, and the place you return to when you die. And that’s the paradox – the closer you’re drawn back in, the deeper into the void you go.” – The Ice Storm, 1997, based on the novel by Rick Moody

“Make the most of the time you have. Be deliberate. Take it step by step. Control what you can; forget the rest.” – Laurence Boldt, Zen and the Art of Making a Living

“Life is like a dance and we’re partners. Setbacks, delays, and detours? Heck, they’re just like some of the steps in the mambo, tango, and cha-cha. If you dissected the movements and saw them without regard to the rest of the dance, everyone would look like total dorks. But when you see the big picture…..poetry in motion.

In life, setbacks, delays, and detours are often just my way of keeping you for something way better. Don’t let them discourage you, don’t lose faith, and whatever you do, don’t stop dancing.”  – Mike Dooley, Notes From The Universe

“Books are the plane, the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” – Anna Quindlen

“There are no mistakes, only lessons. Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.” – Cherie Carter-Scott