Anyway, I threw out most of the paper I was hoarding, but some of them are sweet memories from times gone past, and others are useful references. Some of the things which I am throwing out but want to keep a memory of are quotes I’d like to share with you.
"The Other Side of Dawn" – John Marsden.
"The old stories used to end with ‘They all lived happily ever after’. And you’d often hear parents saying: ‘I just want my kids to be happy.’
That’s crap, if you ask me. Life’s about a hell of a lot more than being happy. It’s about feeling the full range of stuff: happiness, madness, anger, grief, love, hate. If you try to shut one of those off, you shut them all off. I don’t want to be happy. I know I won’t live happily ever after. I want more than that, something richer. I want to go right up close to the beauty and ugliness. I want to see it all, know it all, understand it all. …That’s the best way I can lead a life that I can be proud to call my own. I want to experience everything it has to offer: LIFE!"
Answer of the Year award, Year 11 Economics.
Mr Osnain: State! What are the responsibilities of the state government? *points directly at David Graham*
David : *is nudged and looks up, startled* 18.5%!
Reality is an illusion.
Truth is perception.
Fantasies are real.
What is real?
What you say?
Or what I do?
-Reality is a construction. If anything is an illusion it is that there is a single, shared reality.
[How’s that for mindblowing? Even as an English Lit student I was asking some pretty big questions. Such an idealist.]