Sunday, July 20, 2008

Are You Alive?

"Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade name of the firm." Sir Henry Wotton, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

"It's not safe out here! It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid." Q, Star Trek: The Next Generation, by Gene Roddenberry

"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it." Ricky Fitts, American Beauty, by Sam Mendes
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“The red pill or the blue pill?” Modern placebo. I'll take both, let’s see what happens. That's the postmodern attitude... Don't ask me, I don't know what that means.

I don’t make sense. The world doesn’t either. The only time it does is when living becomes too much of a damn paradise that you scream so hard your throat starts to burn and your teeth shoot out gunning down whoever's in the trajectory. That might never happen.

You wouldn't know if you didn’t try everything. Explore. Take the adventure. Please the senses. If you missed out on something, it might never happen again and it'd be your goddamn fault.

Just do it. Don't be afraid. Sin is a manmade construct. It's weak like flesh when it's dead and rotting. Pleasure isn't. It's more than an idea. It's solid. It's a hardcore legacy from those awesome beasts we now call humans. If you gotta be scared, be scared of getting stuck, of uselessness, of death. If you’ve always been scared, there's no use being afraid of death. You were never alive to begin with.

5 comments:

eugene said...

thanks for leaving a comment on my site. di ko nga lang nagets hehe. what do you mean? "Ah eto pala yun. Makikigulo din. Hehe. Don't give up! Sisyphus." sorry slow ako these past few days:)

wanderingcommuter said...

i like your attitude and view in life. not all people has that, making you more unique in a way: making you human in your own sense!

keep it up as well..

enrico said...

I will have to call you Sir from now on. Pinag-iisip ako ng entries mo. Grabe, you seem to be a different person when you write and when you're hanging out with us. But I like them both. May question ako about some of your entries but i would rather ask you in person. :9

xxxborgexxx said...

@eugene: i heard from a friend that somebody appreciated one of our friend's (carlo's) entry. i visited your blog and dropped in my little something. hehe.

@wandering: thanks. not everyone appreciates what goes on inside my head.

@jeric: i don't like talking about serious stuff when drinking or eating out with friends. let's talk about beer and thai food but when i write, i'd have to be alone in my separate universe.

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