If you want to be happy, be.

As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

“Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”

The Wizard Of Oz

Mom: At 21 years old, you would think that you’d have grown out of that Harry Potter phase by now.

Me: Harry Potter isn’t a phase, it’s a lifestyle.

Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior.  You’re by no means alone on that score, you’ll be excited and stimulated to know.  Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now.  Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles.  You’ll learn from them – if you want to.  Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you.  It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement.  And it isn’t education.  It’s history.  It’s poetry.

-J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 24, spoken by the character Mr. Antolini

Jim Carrey [about Halloween]: I used to answer the door with a Mask mask on. When people came to the door I would be The Mask, and yet they never thought it was the real Mask behind the mask.

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