The world is a pretty cruel place, so whatever inspires people to suddenly feel thiskindness, hopefully they’ll look at themselves and they’ll look at their own lives and realize, [awestruck, Eureka-moment voice] ‘I have the ability to empathize with people!’
I have been lucky, of course. Like, last year, if I went out, I’d have to fight to chat someone up. This year, I look exactly the same, which is really scruffy, and yet lots of people seem to have just changed their minds and decided I’m really sexy.
I was tied, but now unbound My head is off the ground For a long time I was so weary Tired of the sound, I’ve heard before, The gnawing of the night time at the door, Haunted by the things I’ve made Stuck between the burning light and the dust shade. I said now I used to think the past was dead and gone, But I was wrong, so wrong, whatever makes you blind Must make you strong, make you strong, In my time I’ve melted into many forms From the day that I was born, I know that there’s no place to hide Stuck between the burning shade and the fading light, I was broken, For a long time, but It’s over now.
“’She doesn’t want to be an actor when she grows up, does she?’ I asked. Her mom sighed. ‘Yes…unfortunately.’ We both smiled and shrugged with an ambivalence born from experience. 'Can’t you talk her out of it?’ I offered. 'Oh, I’ve tried. She loves it. She just loves it.” - Jodie Foster
“I thought I was an adult when I was like 12. I don’t know why. I’ve never been complacent. I wasn’t brought up that way. I’m the youngest in my family and always felt like I had to take care of my brothers. I’ve always been a worrier. I’ve never been that kid who just doesn’t give a crap about anything.”