my extraordinary ordinary life

anonymous asked:

Batkids as book first lines

Dick:“He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad.”
(Scaramouche)

Tim: “I’m pretty much fucked” (The Martian)

Jason: “When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week, then there’s either something wrong with your skills or something wrong with your world. And there’s nothing wrong with my skills.”
(Patient Zero)

Damian: “Everyone had always said that John would be a preacher when he grew up, just like his father. It had been said so often that John, without ever thinking about it, had come to believe it himself.” (Go Tell it on the Mountain)

Cass: “I was an ambitious girl child. I knew even then that I had to be, in that environment of thugs, thieves, killers, prostitutes, gamblers – you name it, you’d find it in Trench Town.”
(No Woman, No Cry: My life With Bob Marley)


Babs:“No one who had ever seen Catherine Morland in her infancy, would have supposed her born to be a heroine.”
(Northanger Abbey)


Duke: “I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”
– Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Steph: "For the better part of my childhood, my professional aspirations were simple–I wanted to be an intergalactic princess.”(Seven Up)

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In the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.

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She leaves me little coded messages hidden between the cracks in the side walk. They say things like, “ we need more sugar” or “you forgot to kiss me goodnight” and “why haven’t you texted?”  Truth is, it’s just echoes of what used to be and what never was. Because I used to go places sometimes, places deep inside my mind where our life was more than ordinary. We were Extraordinary Lovers, we were September and June, we were The Love That Lasts Forever.  I smile to think back on all those dreams of yesterday because they’ve faded now, nothing more than hollow echos, and notes left in cracks.  It’s all just whitewashed history. I deleted everything I could.  I like a clean break.

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“And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did. The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day. I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.”

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movies watched in 2016 » About Time (2013) directed by Richard Curtis

“And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.”

Hardships are for ordinary people with extraordinary future.
—  Not mine, a random quote I LOVE.
Infinite excerpts.
Microreviews: TBR Tag

To play, answer the prompts and tag some people, if you want, use #microreview or @microreviews for the general “rules” and other reviews etc!

I was tagged by the loverly @the-forest-library


Pick a book that you own but haven’t read yet:

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children


How did you come by it? Given by a friend? Bought from a recommendation? Compelled by the cover?

I was actually involved in a book swap and it happened to be one of the books I received, but I had seen it floating round tumblr a few years ago and liked the look of it as well as the recent hype because of the film (which I am told is not worth seeing if you liked the book… thoughts?)


Quote the first sentence(s):

“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.”

I kinda love this (I’m trusting the internet that this is correct since I am at work and don’t have access to it…)


Realistically, will you ever read it?

Yes! It is on my summer commute book list, I am currently reading the Shades of Magic trilogy which were on my tbr for so so long so there is hope for he future!

I tag anyone who sees this since I am on mobile and am terrible at remembering urls….

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In the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.

I just try to live everyday as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day to enjoy it as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.
—  My name is Rohan and I exist for you 

Learn to love and live from me at everythingyoulovetoohate.tumblr.com
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And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.

About Time (dir. Richard Curtis)

And in the end I think I’ve learned the final lesson from my travels in time; and I’ve even gone one step further than my father did: The truth is I now don’t travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I’ve deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life.
—  About time (2013)