I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”
— Noah Calhoun from The Notebook
“The cool thing is you’ve supported me in all my awkwardness and allowed me to grow into the kind of actress and kind of person I hope to be … So thank you for that very much. Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it’s a process. … I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up. It’s often not cool to be the person who puts herself out there … but I found that ultimately, if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in, amazing things can and will happen.”
–Emma Watson at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
At 23 years old…how cool is she?
Here’s a nice little vid I saw on YouTube (NSFW). It’s a montage of clips from Latter Days. If you’ve never seen the film, definitely check it out. A charming romance about a Mormon missionary and a party boy with a happy ending. And Aaron is just adorable.
“Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you’re talking about… they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn’t think so. People were human beings to him.”
-George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life
Whenever I have a frustrating writing day and the words don’t flow the way I’d prefer them to, I like to watch a clip or two from one of my favorite movies, Rudy. Talk about determination and dedication…
I only have a minute to post today (or I guess that should be tonight in my time zone), but I wanted to share a link. I guest blogged this week at the Loose Id author blog continuing my discussion about heroes. I shared some of my favorite characters from television and film. I’d love to hear who you would add to the list.
Thanks for checking it out. Hope you all have a fab weekend!
Still love this movie! This scene reminds me of what it’s like to write, edit, release, and promote a book. There are many ups and downs to putting your ideas into a story — and such a rush at times.
Hope you all have a great week!
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you might know how much I liked the movie Shelter. Here’s a lovely montage that I just stumbled across. It’s set to the song “More Than This” (from the soundtrack).
Thanks to Dorien Grey for sharing this via the Gay Writers/Readers Yahoo groups.
This one just makes me feel good.