Sunday, March 20, 2011

Junkyard Quotes (Week 10)

“That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways” -Anon

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be "happy." I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter and to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. -Leo C. Rosten

"the heart wants what it wants" - on an episode of the game, said by TeeTee

"Q: how come we neva play sex evolution?

A: i didnt know that was a game and they have books that can evolve sex"
- conversation someone had with my on facebook. 


  1. I like the contrast in the quote: “That old saying, how you always hurt the one you love, well, it works both ways”. You can also love the one you hurt; I could see a piece working on simply using words with different meaning or even working to contrast the line before in a sort of pattern. There is a lot you can do with this quote, there’s so much potential in so little words. The line: "the heart wants what it wants" is one of those “goes without saying” kind of quotes. I think it would be an interesting task to show without telling the power of the heart and love. Same thing goes with the quote about the purpose of life is to be happy, it would be challenging but beneficial to expose an emotion or experience that encompasses being useful, responsible, and compassionate. Examples could bring out the true meaning of those words by possessing imagery and detail.

  2. hey thanks for such the detailed feedback on these quotes. I wasn't going to share "the heart wants what it wants" because I thought it was too "I love you" which is what I try to stray from. I'm realizing that love is the subject I write about the most and it's what I know about. Thanks again for the great feedback

  3. These are some wonderfully thought provoking quotes. I especially like the one by Tee Tee. The heart is such a guiding force in our lives, it takes and gives indiscriminately and sometimes a great deal of suffering comes with our human desires. The quote does a great job a explaining the very complex issue of want vs. need, meaning often our wants come from the heart, where as our needs spring from the mind. The Rosten quote is also powerful and speaks to the importance of denying happiness for the greater good. Sometimes the more important think is the harder thing. Like the quote, 'I didn't say it was going to be easy, but its going to be worth it.'