sábado, 4 de fevereiro de 2017

Dreams of Sushi

When I was in first grade, I was told "You have no home to go back to. That's why you have to work hard." I knew that I was on my own. And I didn't want to have to sleep at the temple or under a bridge so I had to work just to survive. That has never left me. I worked even if the boss kicked or slapped me. Nowadays, parents tell their children, "You can return if it doesn't work out." When parents say stupid things like that, the kids turn out to be failures.

Jiro Ono in Jiro Dreams of Sushi

terça-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2016

Now

Dan: If I was your father, this is where i might give you a lecture or something, you know, about what you're doing to yourself.

Sutter: You know what Dan, if you were my Dad, you wouldn't have to.

The spectacular now, 2003.

terça-feira, 11 de outubro de 2016

Lincoln

A compass, I learned when I was surveying, it'll... it'll point you True North from where you're standing, but it's got no advice about the swamps and deserts and chasms that you'll encounter along the way. If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp... What's the use of knowing True North?

Abraham Lincoln, in Lincoln (2012)

quinta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2016

Limbo

My father went out of Palestine, we had to leave another time from Kuwait, and now we've left Syria. Everytime you travel from one place to another you have to make new friends, find new houses, new memories. Everything changes. Because you have to start everything from scratch.

Nasser, in The New Odyssey, by Patrick Kingsley

quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2016

Crisis

No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.

in Home, Warsan Shire

sexta-feira, 22 de julho de 2016

Argumentador implacável 4

Antes de criticares os defeitos do teu namorado, pensa que se calhar foram essas pequenas imperfeições que o impediram de arranjar uma gaja melhor.

In Ainanas.

quinta-feira, 2 de junho de 2016

News today

Jornalismo é publicar aquilo que alguém não quer que se publique. Todo o resto é publicidade.

George Orwell