my booky wook

The most insightful thing I ever heard, was overheard. I was waiting for a rail replacement bus in Hackney Wick. These two old women weren’t even talking to me - not because I’d offended them, I hadn’t, I’d been angelic at that bus stop, except for the eavesdropping. Rail replacement buses take an eternity, because they think they’re doing you a favour by covering for the absent train, you’ve no recourse.
Eventually the bus appeared, on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The other woman - a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to form the final sentence in a stranger’s book - paused, then said, ‘The bus was always coming.
—  Russell Brand
I don’t wanna get all Holden Caulfield about it, but I do see the passage into adulthood as a betrayal of the innocent values of childhood. Even the most savage monsters that history or red-top tabloids can parade were once just soppy tots, and before that snug lil’ fetuses–and I’ve never met a fetus that I didn’t like yet.
—  My Booky Wook, Russell Brand

“The most insightful thing I ever heard, was overheard… Eventually the bus appeared, on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The other woman - a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to form the final sentence in a stranger’s book - paused, then said, ‘The bus was always coming.‘” – Russell Brand, My Booky Wook

What I really wanted was to escape from the mess I seemed to be making of everything. If anything good came my way, I had to fuck it up. He couldn’t understand why, because he really knew how to live.
It’s a bleak day when that happens. You know that’s another little boundary that you’ve crossed, another principle chalked off to experience, another thing you’ve put behind you, because there’s so little in front of you.
I’ve been in pursuit of a destiny that always felt beyond my reach.
—  Russell Brand - My Booky Wook
After Katy had hit Russell with the bottle...
  • Katy Perry: Got you on the head there, huh? Kind of an easy target, it's big and you've got that ridiculous hair...
  • Russell Brand: Yes, your aim was impressive. Particularly as, judging from the fact that you're wearing sunglasses indoors, you must be blind...
  • Russell: Which would go some way to explaining your decision to wear that ridiculous sweater.
  • Katy: You know it's hard to take fashion advice from a man who looks like a lazy transvestite.
  • Russell: Yes, I suppose I do look feminine... compared to you.
  • *Russell asks Katy to remove her sunglasses*
  • Katy: I'm not removing anything I'm wearing around you, I could get herpes.
  • *Russell takes her away from the crowd*
  • Russell: Your bracelet... is nice.
  • Katy: You think so? Thanks.
  • *Katy removes the bracelet and places it on Russell's wrist*
The most insightful thing I ever heard, was overheard. I was waiting for a rail replacement bus in Hackney Wick. These two old women weren’t even talking to me - not because I’d offended them, I hadn’t, I’d been angelic at that bus stop, except for the eavesdropping. Rail replacement buses take an eternity, because they think they’re doing you a favour by covering for the absent train, you’ve no recourse.
Eventually the bus appeared, on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The other woman - a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to form the final sentence in a stranger’s book - paused, then said, ‘The bus was always coming.‘
—  “My Booky Wook” by Russell Brand