When I was younger, I saw 20-somethings sitting at coffee shops and thought they must be so happy now that they’re older and have their lives together. Now I’m the 20-something and I see that life doesn’t slow down and fall into place just because you’re old enough. Being older just means that you have to make time to stop and enjoy that coffee.
When we started kissing, I was too hesitant, and [director] John [Krokidas] went, ‘No! Kiss him! Fucking sex kissing!’ The things directors have shouted to me in the past usually involve which way I have to look to see the dragon
It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read.
As a composer and as a musician I’m a true believer - and this is not to be overly diplomatic - I’m a believer that there’s artistry in everything from a lawn gnome to a desk chair to a symphony to an Andy Warhol painting. There’s art in absolutely everything. So people who aren’t familiar with the complexities of music will kind of cheapen the value of pop music because of its commercial appeal. But I think there’s an incredible amount of work in there.
I truly love all kinds of music - it’s my job to. As a musician, I hear the harmonic value of everything - I just enjoy music…
We’re the iPod generation, that’s why Glee’s successful. We work on playlists - it’s not weird to have Barbra Streisand, Tupac, Lady GaGa and Nirvana on a playlist because we can gravitate to many different things, and the more eclectic you are, the cooler it is. Now you don’t have to compartmentalise yourself into anything.
We are an ADD generation and I don’t mean as an age gap - all of us are a part of this thing, no matter if you’re 5 or 50, because of this access to so many different kinds of music. We can listen to ’50s music, wear ’60s fashion, be into ’70s movies, be into ’80s art. We can define ourselves by so many things.
Yeah, I screamed in his face. We were both doing Letterman. I grabbed him by the shoulder. Of course, I’m in 6-inch heels. That makes me 6-foot-4. I’m towering over him, saying, “I love Harry Potter!” His security people were nodding to each other—should we go?
- Jennifer Lawrence about when she met Daniel Radcliffe.
Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men
And so we all matter- maybe less than a lot, but always more than none
Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement. There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future, and so they spent more time thinking about it. About the future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future - you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.
- John Green (Paper Towns)
I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can.
We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing — an actor, a writer — I am a person who does things — I write, I act — and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.
When the scientists of the future shows up at my house with robotic eyes, and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off because I do not want to see a world without him
So I sent an email to 7 of my friends, including Sarah, and I said, ‘Does anyone want to go see ‘Lost in Translation’ tonight?’ and then I sent an email immediately afterwards to the 6 of my friends who weren’t Sarah and I said, ‘NOT YOU.’
- John Green on how he asked out his wife for the first time (via bstinsons