Will (hellblazer) wrote,

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There's never enough time. And it's always later than you think.

"'The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequites of the selfish and by the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who in the name of charity and good will shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness. For he is truly his brothers' keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger, those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is THE LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon thee.' Now I been sayin' that shit for years, and if you heard it, that meant yo' ass. But I never really gave much thought about what it meant; I just thought it was some cold-blooded shit to say to a motherfucker before I popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this morning that made me think twice. Now I'm thinking, it could mean you're the evil man, and I'm the righteous man, and Mr. Nine Millimeter here is the shepherd, protectin' my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man, and I'm the shepherd, and it's the world that's evil and selfish. Now I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth.

"The truth is, you're the weak. And I am the tyranny of evil men.

"But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd."

-- Jules Winnfield, from Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will allow my fear to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone I will turn my inner eye to see its path. And where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

-- The Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, from Frank Herbert's Dune

"With Orion's sword the hunter arose
and conquered the world in fury and grace.
In him was I born, in him shall I die,
in him shall I lose name, station, and face.

"Death over weakness,
death over despair,
death over personal gain.
Death over dishonor,
death over undeath,
death over the fire with no flame.

"All this I pledge thee,
O Grendel, Great Khan,
to serve and protect against death's endless tide.
With your words in my heart,
your eyes in my face,
and your tooth

"In my hand, by my side."

-- The Grendel Oath of Obedience, from Matt Wagner's Grendel

"Thirty spokes share the wheel's hub;
It is the center hole that makes it useful.
Shape clay into a vessel;
It is the space within that makes it useful.
Cut doors and windows for a room;
It is the holes that make it useful.
Therefore benefit comes from what is there;
Usefulness from what is not there."

-- The Eleventh Plate of the Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tsu

"Expect the movement of trains, engines or cars at any time, on
any track, in either direction."

-- Norfolk Southern Operating Rules, General Rules, Rule M

"I am a leaf on the wind.
"Watch how I soar."

-- Hoban "Wash" Washburne, from Joss Whedon's Serenity

"You were looking for a way to change your life. You could not do this on your own. All the ways you wish you could be? That's me. I look like you wanna look; I fuck like you wanna fuck. I am smart, I am capable, and most of all, I am free. In all the ways that you are not."

"Nothing is static. Everything is evolving. Everything is falling apart."

-- Tyler Durden, from Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club
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