"You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."
The Secret World of Arrietty is a 2010 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, based on Mary Norton's novel The Borrowers.
The film tells the story of Arrietty, a young Borrower, who lives under
the floorboards of a typical household. She eventually befriends Sho, a
human boy with a heart condition since birth, who is living with his
great aunt, Sadako. When Sadako's maid, Haru, becomes suspicious of the
floorboard's disturbance, Arrietty and her family must escape detection,
even if it means leaving their beloved home.
me so often, she is perhaps expecting me to address her one day. The motives
that constitute an obstacle to a possible meeting between the two of us are
several. In the first place, Miss Zwida collects and draws seashells; I had a beautiful
collections of shells, years ago, when I was a boy, but then I gave it up and
have forgotten everything: classifications, morphology, geographical distribution
of the various species. A conversation with Miss Zwida would lead me inevitably
to talk about seashells, and I cannot decide what attitude to take, whether to
pretend absolute ignorance or to call on a remote experience now vague; it is
my relationship with my life, consisting of things never concluded and half
erased, that the subject of seashells forces me to contemplate; hence the
uneasiness that finally puts me to flight.
there is the fact that this girl’s application in drawing seashells denotes in
her a search for formal perfection which the world can and therefore must
attain; I, on the contrary, have been convinced for some time that perfection
is not produced except marginally and by chance; therefore it deserves no
interest at all, the true nature of things being revealed only in
disintegration. If I were to approach Miss Zwida, I would have to express some
appreciation of her drawings – which are of highly refined quality, for that
matter, as far as I have been able to see – and therefore, at least at first, I
would have to pretend to agree with an aesthetic and moral ideal that I reject,
or else declare my feelings at the very start, with the risk of wounding her.
was a life that exemplified the idea of living every moment to its fullest and
savoring every experience for its own sake. He was as well known as a fearless
adventurer as he was a loving husband, father and friend. He truly loved life
and all those that knew him were caught up in the fun. He counted everyone
among his friends; from presidents, to film and sports celebrities, to Indian
chiefs and convicted murderers...Had he been a man more pursuant of fame or
commercial success, his name might have had much greater general recognition
today. Instead, he chose to put his efforts into living every moment as a
photographer, adventurer, friend, husband and father. To those of us who have
been privileged to know him, we would say he chose well. He bought his first camera at the age of eight by charging it to his mother's account at a local drugstore.
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the 31st of August, in the morning Amélie suddenly has a luminous
idea. She is going to find the owner of this box and return his treasure
to him. If he's moved, that's it, she'll start to mingle with other
"Earth could be getting a second sun, at least temporarily.
Dr. Brad Carter, Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Southern Queensland, outlined the scenario to news.com.au.
Betelgeuse, one of the night sky's brightest stars, is losing mass,
indicating it is collapsing. It could run out of fuel and go super-nova at any time.
When that happens, for at least a few weeks, we'd see a second sun,
Carter says. There may also be no night during that timeframe. The Star Wars-esque scenario could happen by 2012, Carter says, or
it could take longer."