Well we know where we’re going
But we don’t know where we’ve been
And we know what we’re knowing
But we can’t say what we’ve seen
The opening lines of Talking Heads’ classic ‘Road to Nowhere’ from their sixth studio album Little Creatures (1985). You can find another of their great songs here.
Oda Mae Brown: Four-million dollars?!
Lyle Ferguson: Yes. Four-million dollars. And, um, how would you like that, Mrs. Miller?
Oda Mae Brown: Tens and twenties?
Whoopi Goldberg and Bruce Jarchow in the heartfelt fantasy thriller Ghost (1990) which tells of a dead man’s quest to save his girlfriend from a dangerous criminal via the use of a medium.
It was very late and everyone had left the cafe except an old man who sat in the shadows the leaves of the tree made against the electric light. In the day time the
street was dusty, but at night the dew settled the dust and the old man liked to sit late because he was deaf and now at night it was quiet and he felt the difference.The two waiters inside the cafe knew that the old man was a little drunk, and while he was a good client they knew that if he became too drunk he would leave without paying, so they kept watch on him.
The opening lines of “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by American writer Ernest Hemingway (1899 – 1961), from his collection of stories Winner Takes Nothing (1933). It’s still my favourite short story of his. I’m a big fan of Hemingway and have quoted him on the blog before, on a post about my favourite short story writers and on The Old Man and the Sea.
I hope you’ve had a great week. Have some humour. Feel free to share which one you like most.
Sometimes I think I have felt everything I’m ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I’m not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I’ve already felt.
Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) in the thought-provoking film Her (2013), about a heartbroken man who develops a relationship with a female voiced operating system.