Line(s) of the Day #Shiver

Shiver - Coldplay

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don’t listen to me
‘Cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you

The opening lines of the song Shiver by Coldplay. From the English band’s debut album Parachutes (2000), it was the follow up to the hugely successful Yellow.  Here’s a photo of when I saw them live, where they closed with this song.

Things to See: Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of those places I’ve meant to go to for ages. Living in London it seems like I have no excuse, especially as friends of the family who live outside of the country have been before me. I finally decided it was time to go. I went with a friend (hi Tosha) who was also keen to visit the prehistoric site.

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Line(s) of the Day #Frasier

Niles and Frasier

Frasier: I was drawn to the theatre because of its discipline and collaborative spirit!
Niles: Oh please, in your sixth grade production of “Oklahoma!” you took so many curtain calls, Mrs. Van Raphorst had to lasso you and pull you from the stage!
Frasier: That woman never understood me or the role of Farmer Number Three!

Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce in the supreme Seattle-based sitcom Frasier (1993 – 2004). I have quoted the multi-award winning show numerous times on my blog, and yet there is always so much more to quote. Make sure to check out my Gr8at post on Frasier and Niles for more examples of their sublime humour.

Line(s) of the Day #SomeThings

Some things aren’t meant to be forgotten.

The first memory we hold
The poignant story we were always told
The first kiss we received
The lovely fantasies we once believed
The fantastic gifts we got
The ice creams we had when hot
The first person we had a crush on
Those neighbours with whom we always got along
The first difficult obstacle we got through
The wise words we’ve always listened to.

I wrote this poem a while ago and came across it when tidying my room and looking through some old papers. Hope you like it.

Gr8at: Insightful and Revealing Quotes in Open by Andre Agassi

With Novak Djokovic’s life on court continuing to unravel after his unceremonious dumping out of the French Open tournament, his relationship with his newly-hired coach Andre Agassi will be more vital than ever. As the finals of the male and female take place this weekend (Agassi is the last American male to win in Paris), here are eight quotes from the Las Vegan’s seminal autobiography Open. Published in 2009, three years after his retirement, it tells of the 47 year old’s struggle in losing is childhood to tennis, being a prodigy, his rivalries with other competitors and fall down the ranking after years of success. The hugely honest and insightful memoir also tells of his inspirational recovery to the top of the game and later contentment in retirement. You can also see my review of the book here.

Open by Andre Agassi

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Line(s) of the Day #ChrisEvert

Chris Evert and martina Navritilova

When we were competing against each other for 18 years, with her as No.1 and me as No.2, or the other way around, there was a lot of tension between us. At the end of the week we were the only two players left in the locker room. But we still had each others’ backs even then. Every Sunday one of us would be comforting the other one. There was always that caring, that compassion between us. It was very deeply rooted. 

7-time French Open champion Chris Evert on her rivalry with 9-time Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova. With 18 singles Grand Slam titles each, one of the two held the top spot for all but 23 weeks for 12 years between November 1975 until August 1987. In one of sports greatest rivalries, the pair met 61 times in finals, 14 of which were in Grand Slams.

Line(s) of the Day #GameofThrones

Bran and Eddard Stark

Bran Stark: Can a man still be brave when he’s afraid?
Eddard Stark: That is the only time a man can be brave.

Isaac Hempstead Wright and Sean Bean in the epic Game of Thrones (2011 -). Based on the fantasy drama novels by George R. R. Martin, it tells of the violent power struggle between various families and different fractions for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. You can find my other quote from the show here.

Line(s) of the Day #Aeschylus

Aeschylus quote

Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until, in our own despair, against our will,
comes wisdom through the awful grace of God

Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC) was a playwright of Ancient Greece. The lines were famously quoted by Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy when telling the audience about the assassination of Martin Luther King.