hourglass quotes

It’s strange how your childhood sort of feels like forever. Then suddenly you’re sixteen and the world becomes an hourglass and you’re watching the sand pile up at the wrong end. And you’re thinking of how when you were just a kid, your heartbeat was like a kick drum at a rock show, and now it’s just a time bomb ticking out. And it’s sad. And you want to forget about dying. But mostly you just want to forget about saying goodbye.
—  Beau Taplin

Early on, the first season, one of the very first episodes, I think, where I die in the corn, in the silo, in the corn.  I’m suffocated by the corn falling in on me, you know, the dry whatever the grain is [kernels] that’s coming in the silo. And I remember it was really scary.  And the corn was really cold. And it felt like, when it was falling on me, it felt like little pebbles.  It was really sharp and cold.  And I got really scared. When they pulled me out, when Tom comes and pulls me out… and they had to wait for me to breathe.  I had to be buried in it over my head and there was this kind of tube that I was breathing through.  And then they’d have to pull it out for the shot and I’d have to hold my breath until he came and got me.  And I’m in it, you know, and I got a little panicky.  So… I always kind of like things like that though, because the reaction is real.  You don’t have to act it.  You know, someone’s pulling you out of this thing and you’re (heavy breathing) you’re trying to gasp for air.  But I was very thankful for Tom Welling’s brute strength that day because he really did come in and went wham!  He pulled me out.  

- Annette O'Toole on the Super Nerds UK podcast.