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I am over the age of 18.

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
-Elbert Hubbard

When life hands you lemons - ask for a bottle of tequila and salt.

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Why grieve because all your dreams have not come true? Neither have all your nightmares.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love somebody else.

“Aragorn and Éomer and Imrahil rode back towards the Gate of the City, and they were now weary beyond joy or sorrow. These three were unscathed, for such was their fortune and the skill and might of their arms, and few indeed had dared to abide them or look on their faces in the hour of their wrath.”
- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

"Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping... waiting... And though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief." It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we'd know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank... Without passion, we'd be truly dead."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

“Re-gaining Unconsciousness" by punk band NOFX appears to have been influenced by the poem "First they came…" a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

First they put away the dealers,
keep our kids safe and off the streets.

Then they put away the prostitutes,
keep married men cloistered at home.

Then they shooed away the bums,
then they beat and bashed the queers,
turned away asylum-seekers,
fed us suspicions and fears.

We didn't raise our voice,
we didn't make a fuss.
It's funny there was no one left to notice
when they came for us.

Als die Nazis die Kommunisten holten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Kommunist.

Als sie die Sozialdemokraten einsperrten,
habe ich geschwiegen;
ich war ja kein Sozialdemokrat.

Als sie die Gewerkschafter holten,
habe ich nicht protestiert;
ich war ja kein Gewerkschafter.

Als sie mich holten,
gab es keinen mehr, der protestieren konnte.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.

Crispus Attucks fell so that Rosa Parks could sit, Rosa Parks sat so that Dr. Martin Luther King could march, Dr. Martin Luther King marched so that Barack Obama could run and Barack Obama is running so that our children and grandchildren can fly.
- James Seay

Paul Williams/Kenny Ascher

This looks familiar, vaguely familiar,
Almost unreal, yet, it's too soon to feel yet.
Close to my soul, and yet so far away.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Sun rises, night falls, sometimes the sky calls.
Is that a song there, and do I belong there?
I've never been there, but I know the way.
I'm going to go back there someday.

Come and go with me, it's more fun to share,
We'll both be completely at home in midair.
We're flyin', not walkin', on featherless wings.
We can hold onto love like invisible strings.

There's not a word yet for old friends who've just met.
Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?
You can just visit, but I plan to stay.
I'm going to go back there someday.
I'm going to go back there someday.

aerosmith, alan rickman, aragorn, arwen, audrey hepburn, bare escentuals, bare minerals, barenaked ladies, big and rich, billy boyd, billy currington, black dagger brotherhood, blake shelton, bon jovi, books, boromir, boromir/faramir, brad paisley, calvin and hobbes, carolyn dawn johnson, carrie underwood, cate blanchett, chocolate, chris jericho, cooking, craig parker, dagonet, daniel radcliffe, danielle peck, david thewlis, david wenham, dixie chicks, dog the bounty hunter, dolly parton, dom monaghan, dominic monaghan, draco/ron, dragons, dvds, elijah wood, emma thompson, english accents, english men, eomer, eric bana, fan fiction, fanfic, fanfiction, faramir, fiction, fred and george weasley, fred weasley, fred/george, fred/hermione, gandalf, gary allan, george strait, guitar, haldir, haldir/faramir, harry potter, harry potter slash, hermione/fred/george, hermione/ron, highlander, horses, hugh jackman, hugh laurie, ian mckellen, icons, irish men, james and oliver phelps, james phelps/oliver phelps, jeremy irons, josh holloway, julia roberts, karl urban, kellie pickler, kenny chesney, king arthur, kisses, kumbia kings, languages, law & order, law & order svu, law & order: svu, legolas, lila mccann, little texas, liv tyler, lord of the rings, loretta lynn, lost, lotr rps, margaritas, marilyn monroe, martina mcbride, marton csokas, master & commander, mediafire, metallica, movies, music, new zealand, oded fehr, orlando bloom, orlibean, peter jackson, pirates of the caribbean, queer as folk, ray stevenson, reading, red wine, redheads, return of the king, ron/hermione, ron/hermione fanfiction, rupert grint, salsa, sean bean, sean connery, sean/orli, selena, shakira, sirius black, sirius/remus, slash, slash fanfiction, slash fic, snape/hermione, sons of anarchy, star wars, svu, tejano, terri clark, the wizard of oz, theban band, threesomes, tilda swinton, travel, trick pony, troy, vampire fics, van helsing, viggo mortensen, weasley twins, weasley's wizard wheezes, weasleys, wine, wwe


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