A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether.
Roy H. Williams
You always admire what you don’t really understand.
how quickly hand moves to pocket,
how quickly hand moves to holster,
five-o, we gotta hide.
it’s so hard to be an example.
Look out for May flowers!
You changed the scenery but not the fucking situation.
You are a lazy, self-indulgent, little girl, who is making herself crazy… and you’re just throwing it all away.
When you don’t want to feel, death can seem like a dream. But seeing death, really seeing it, makes dreaming about it fucking ridiculous.
I really liked these quotes from the movie. I feel like the first quote can apply to everyone, especially to people with avoidant personalities like myself. It’s a good reminder that you need to address the root of a behavior, mentality, law, trend, etc. to figure out how to improve it. The second quote was a reminder that struggles and the process of overcoming struggles are a gift, and I really loved Whoopi Goldberg’s character for keeping it real with Susanna. Whoopi’s character is so grounded and genuine, and you feel that she’s been through a lot and seen a lot, so it doesn’t feel like she’s speaking out in ignorance when she chides Susanna. Instead, it sounds like a wake up call and a voice of disappointment to Susanna’s inability to appreciate or use the opportunities she’s been given at the hospital. The last quote provides insight to Susanna’s suicidal attempts, and I feel like it can apply to a lot of people struggling with depression. When depressed, you want to stop thinking, stop feeling, stop being stuck in a pool of constant negativity and emptiness, that any form of silence may feel like a dream. But when you realize what death truly looks like and how selfish, futile, and cowardly suicide is, you can perceive life as a gift, short but valuable. Ironically, death teaches us the beauty of life.