Quote I Love: Without Passion

Here’s this week’s quote I love…

“Passion…it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir…open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us…passion rules us all; and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts – sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow, empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.”

From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Have a good one,

Quote I Love: You Have to Try to Know

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I Love…

I’ve been re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer on DVD whenever I’m doing housework or other non-writing crap, er, I  mean, activities. I just watched the episode where Willow and Anya chase down the troll Olaf. For those of you who have never watched Buffy, Anya is newly human. She tends to do and say some pretty awkward things. This part where she’s driving a convertible had me laughing:

Anya: Well, I don’t know how to put the top up. I only just figured out what the left pedal does! It makes us stop! (She slams on the brakes)
Willow: You don’t know how to drive? Why didn’t you say you don’t know how to drive?
Anya: Well, I couldn’t know if I could until I tried, could I?

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Episode: “Triangle”

I like that message…you don’t know what you can do until you try. Of course, for driving I’d recommend a driving class, but the sentiment can apply to lots of things in life. Never think you can’t do something until you at least give it a try and really see what you’re capable of first.

Just watch a baby learn to crawl or a little kid learn to ice skate. They don’t know the word “can’t.” They just keep trying.

So what have you always wanted to learn but were afraid to try?

Thanks for stopping by,
Sloan Parker

Andy Hallett

Once a week, I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else) that I’ve seen or read about recently. So here is this week’s For the Love of …

Earlier this week, AfterElton.com posted a list of stars who passed away in 2009, and I wanted to take a moment to remember one of these talented actors: Andy Hallett.

For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big Buffy and Angel fan. Andy Hallett was one of the cast regulars from Angel.

Andy played Lorne, a Deathwok clan demon from another dimension, for four seasons. A talented man lost too young. Read his bio here and check out what AfterElton.com had to say about Andy and his work:

“In March, Andy Hallet passed away at 33 of heart failure. While not a familiar face, we all knew his work as the flamboyant, telepathic demon on Angel. No one seemed to question Lorne’s sexual orientation as a Liberace-inspired lounge singer on the show, preferring to crush on Andrew. But there was something comforting about how Lorne was his own biggest fan. He seemed to give you a sense that the right way to go through life was by celebrating yourself. For the confidence and fun he brought to the show, his passing leaves us wondering what else he could have achieved.” — Ed Kennedy at AfterElton.com

I always think the best way to honor a celebrity is to celebrate his life through his work. So I think I’ll put in a DVD this weekend and watch a little Angel. Join me?

Visit AfterElton.com to see more stars lost in 2009.

Sloan Parker