the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you are uncool

the signs as 'almost famous' quotes
  • aries: “i love you, and i'm about to boldly go where…many men…have gone before."
  • taurus: "the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
  • gemini: "i am telling secrets to the one guy you don’t tell secrets to.”
  • cancer: "one day, you’ll be cool. look under your bed. it will set you free.”
  • leo: "i am a golden god!”
  • virgo: “if you think mick jagger will be out there trying to be a rock star at age fifty, you are sadly, sadly mistaken.”
  • libra: “i always tell the girls never take it seriously. if you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. if you never get hurt, you always have fun. and if you ever get lonely, you can just go to the record store and visit your friends.”
  • scorpio: “adolescence is a marketing tool.”
  • sagittarius: “you’ll meet them all again on the long journey to the middle.”
  • capricorn: "look at this—an entire generation of cinderellas, and there’s no glass slipper.”
  • aquarius: "and you can tell rolling stone magazine that my last words were…i'm on drugs!"
  • pisces: "it's all happening.”

1. Experiences are worth so much more than comfort. Never skip out because something sounds risky or like it’s too much work. You will not feel nostalgia for a night spent on Twitter.

2. It doesn’t matter how many likes you get on Instagram. Social media anxiety is exhausting, and no one needs another thing to stress over. If you like what you post, if it’s a memory you will look back on and enjoy, nothing else matters. Also, always reply to your grandparents’ comments.

3. Everyone and everything is so beautiful, including you. You are beautiful every way you are. Build up the light you feel inside you on your best days until the glow escapes through your pores. If you keep your back straight, your head high, and your smile wide, you are unstoppable.

4. Some people will try to tell you you are beautiful before they remind you of your bravery, your intelligence, or your awesomeness. You are all of these things in equal measures, but you do not need someone to tell you that to know it is true.

5. Enjoy everything unabashedly. Love fanfiction, love chick flicks, love popular music. Never ever have a “guilty pleasure”, because you should never feel guilty for loving something. Find someone who loves what you love and have hours long conversations about your shared adorations. These will be some of the most lovely and fulfilling experiences you have. Don’t worry about seeming cool. As Lester Bangs said,”the only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone when you’re uncool,”.

6. Write write write write write. Write about the banalities of your day, write whimsies that float in your head into being, transfer raw emotions onto paper. Writing is simultaneously one of the most frustrating/rewarding processes ever, and nothing beats the high you feel when you know you’ve captured something real.

7. Sometimes people will hurt you without realizing they have, and sometimes they will know exactly what they are doing. This really sucks.

8. It’s important to always say what you feel even if you could hurt yourself. The only way to discover who you truly are is by letting your emotions guide you- not their social repercussions.

9. The feeling of finding new music and immediately loving it is pure, undiluted happiness. Embrace this excitement by pretending you’re in a music video, or by dancing in your bed late at night. This never gets old.

10. Everyone should be a feminist. Honestly, everyone.

11. Things in life will be so awful and confusing that your stomach will twist and you will cry for the injustice of it all. You will be incredibly angry and righteous, but you will feel incredibly small when you realize your lack of power in the grand scheme of things. You may see these atrocities in the news or right next to you, and you may never understand why they happened, but you can never forget that they did. To Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Leelah Alcorn, and everyone else who is a victim of ignorance, I am so sorry. The world we live in is very broken, and all we can do is try to fix it.

12. Never conform just because it’s easier. Wear whatever you want, listen to whatever music you want, live however you want to. You are you, no one else is quite the same. Embrace your you-ness.

13. If you are upset, cry. Cleanse yourself of all the ugliness you feel inside, and use tears to erase your mistakes until you are a blank slate ready to start again. When you are done crying, sleep. Find refuge in those hours of nothingness, and when you wake up, you will be new. Go conquer something, you magical person.

14. Apologies are some of the most powerful words that can be spoken. Through remorse, we better ourselves. Through ourselves, we better the world. Always apologize.

—  14 Things I Learned in 2014 moonriseprovince
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“Friendship is the booze they feed you because they want you to get drunk and feel like you belong. They make you feel cool. And I’ve met you, you are not cool. We are uncool. Women will always be problems for guys like us. Most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. Good looking people, they got no spine, their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we’re smarter. That’s what great art is about; guilt and longing. Love disguised as sex, sex disguised as love. At least you got a big head start.”

“I’m glad you were home.”

“I’m always home, I’m uncool. The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Almost Famous (2000) written by Cameron Crowe

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.
—  Philip Seymour Hoffman taught me that, in just one of his many truly believable portrayals on screen, as Lester Bangs in Almost Famous. I will forever remember him as that character that I looked up to and that taught me so much. Rest in peace, you legend. 

The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool // Almost Famous.

almost famous inspired prompt meme
  • “You’ve been kissing!”
  • “One day, you’ll be cool.”
  • “Don’t take drugs!”
  • “Isn’t it funny how the truth just sounds different?”
  • “I’ve made a decision - I’m gonna live in Morocco for one year. Do you wanna come?”
  • “Ask me again.”
  • “You never take it seriously, you never get hurt.”
  • “Act one, in which she pretends she doesn’t care about him.”
  • “Act two, in which he pretends he doesn’t care about her, but goes right for her.”
  • “Your mom called. She kind of freaked me out.”
  • “I think we should have completely different names and be completely different people.”
  • “Can we just skip the vibe and go straight to laughing about this?”
  • “Don’t worry, he’s still a virgin.”
  • “It’s okay, I’m easy to forget, just leave me behind.”
  • “Your looks have become a problem!”
  • “I’m just hungry, man. Let’s just go out and find some barbeque or something.”
  • “Wanna see me feed a mouse to my snake?”
  • “I’M ON DRUGS!”
  • “I am a golden god!”
  • “I have to go home.”
  • “You are home.”
  • “I thought we could hang out, you know, do some regular stuff, get to know each other a little better… and then I’d see you pee.”
  • "I’ve seen the future and this all works out reasonably well.”
  • “Any other city in the world, and you’d still be a virgin.”
  • “I am dark and mysterious and pissed off!”
  • “Look, you should be happy for me, you don’t know what he says in private.”
  • “Maybe it is love.”
  • "Stop looking at me like that.”
  • “I had to live with you, and now I might die with you, and it’s not fucking fair!”
  • “Fuck it —- I’m gay!”
  • “I’m always home. I’m uncool.”
  • “The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”
  • “Is it that hard to make us look cool?”
  • “I sound like a dick.”
  • “You look awful, but it’s great.”
  • “I’m never as good as when you’re there.”
  • “I’m coming to you this time.”
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Almost Famous:

“Oh man, you made friends with ‘em. See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong….Because they make you feel cool, and hey, I met you. You are not cool….We are uncool. Women will always be a problem for guys like us, most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. Good looking people they got no spine, their art never lasts. They get the girls but we’re smarter… Great art is about guilt and longing. Love disguised as sex and sex disguised as love. Let’s face, you got a big head start…. I’m always home, I’m uncool. …The only true currency is this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool. My advice to you, I know you think these guys are your friends, you want to be a true friend to ‘em, be honest and unmerciful.”