Look at your reflection in the mirror. You’re a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You’re a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mum finds out, buddy!
Sam Emerson (Corey Haim) in the 80s vampire teen classic ‘The Lost Boys’ (1987)
Creativity takes courage.
The very gifted French artist Henri Mattise (1869 – 1954)
Call it, friend-o
Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in the Oscar-winner for Best Film ‘No Country for Old Men’ (2007).
The documentary has always been a powerful genre, but the turn of the century has provided no shortage of thought-provoking, touching or inspiring films. See how many of the six films below you can work out. Decade clues wouldn’t be helpful this time around, but they are in order as usual. And I’ve no doubt you’ll do dazzle me :)
1. Bowling for Columbine (2002)
2. Spellbound (2002)
3. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
4. Touching the Void (2003)
5. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
6. Man on Wire (2008)
My mum took this when out recently in London, and I just had to put it up here.
Can you hear the drums Fernando?
I remember long ago another starry night like this
In the firelight Fernando
You were humming to yourself and softly strumming your guitar
I could hear the distant drums
And sounds of bugle calls were coming from afar.
The opening verse of one of Abba’s most loved songs, Fernando. Though not released on any studio album, the single has sold over 10 million physical copies worldwide.
One of the all-time great leaders, Martin Luther King Jr’s inspirational words will live forever. Here are eight of his finest thoughts.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere
Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.