The Pythons’ Day Off, c.1969 // count down to Monty Python Live! at the O2
"There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them." - JK Rowling
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.
i think i see pretty much 100% of people as aesthetically attractive because i find soooooo few people sexually attractive that i don’t confuse sexual and aesthetic attraction whatsoever……..where i guess if you often find people sexually attractive you start to group people into “sexually attractive” and “not sexually attractive” and the not sexually attractive people just basically register as not attractive period
The Lord of the Rings: Actual Book Dialogue