If you can sustain your interest in what you’re doing, you’re an extremely fortunate person. What you see very frequently in people’s professional lives, and perhaps in their emotional life as well, is that they lose interest in the third act. You sort of get tired, and indifferent, and, sometimes, defensive. And you kind of lose your capacity for astonishment — and that’s a great loss, because the world is a very astonishing place.

What I feel fortunate about is that I’m still astonished, that things still amaze me. And I think that that’s the great benefit of being in the arts, where the possibility for learning never disappears, where you basically have to admit you never learn it.

I went to see a camp when I was very young, called Sachsenhausen, which is not far outside Berlin, and I think there was a similar thing there that just completely rocked me. It was something to do with a running track… Just the banal inhumanity. All that stuff," he says briskly, rapping his knuckles on the table, "that’s the really frightening stuff. When it’s so easy to do, and so efficient.
—  Martin Freeman on being moved by Holocaust
Of Minds and Men

A penny for my thoughts,
whilst you receive a dime.
I pay no attention
to words outside my mind.
In this folie à deux,
we’re running out of time.
The medley is too fast,
too slow, too wrong-
this dance is a crime.
Much like myself.
I, who should be hung on a twisted line.
Don’t you lie to me
because I know I’m not fine,
and, by George, I’m sick and tired
of trying to learn wrong from right.
So please, just get it over with.
Pull the trigger,
and let me fly away tonight.


Andrea Harrison Appreciation Week: Day One

Favourite episode- Beside the Dying Fire.