Line(s) of the Day #Piranesi

Perhaps even people you like and admire immensely can make you see the World in ways you would rather not.

Taken from the much acclaimed fantasy novel Piranesi (2020) by Susanna Clarke.

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Line(s) of the Day #TheWestWing

This guy’s walking down a street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep, he can’t get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, “Hey you, can you help me out?” The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up “Father, I’m down in this hole, can you help me out?” The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. “Hey Joe, it’s me, can you help me out?” And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.” The friend says, “Yeah, but I’ve been down here before, and I know the way out.”

Leo McGarry (John Spencer) with a reminder that he will always have Josh Lyman’s back in the episode “Noel” from the political show The West Wing (1999- 2006).

Line(s) of the Day #FarewellQueenElizabethII

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice. But I can do something else. I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

Thank you for your dignity, kindness, warmth and devotion throughout your seventy years on the throne. Thank you for everything Queen Elizabeth II. May you rest in peace.

Line(s) of the Day: #TopGunMaverick

Rear Admiral: The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.
Maverick: Maybe so, sir. But not today.

Ed Harris and Tom Cruise in the sensational Top Gun: Maverick (2022), a long-awaited sequel to the hugely popular Top Gun (1986).

Line(s) of the Day #HighFidelity

I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand.

Taken from the novel High Fidelity (1995) by British writer Nick Hornby. Told in a stream of consciousness, it tells of the main character’s struggle to cope with a break up and how it relates to his life overall. I read it years ago but it was very interesting rereading it over 20 years later.