Sunday, July 4, 2010

Any way I can pretend it's still Saturday!?

Hey girl it's Saturday! ... or not, it's Sunday evening here and I doubt there is a time zone where it is till Saturday... is there some kind of light punishment for blogging a bit too late?

I am at my boyfriend's place now and I don't really use the internet much when I'm here, I didn't even turn on my laptop in the last days. Although I have to admit that I always check Facebook and Twitter with my iPod touch. I actually wanted to blog yesterday, but somehow I just didn't find any time. We wanted to go to the sea to swim, but that was a BAD idea, because half Poland had the same idea and there were so many traffic jams that we decided to give up and just went home. Then we had some cleaning to do, because we moved from the city to the country house, then drove here and then it was already late evening. Time sometimes passes by way too fast.

I also have to tell you about my crazy travel from Germany to here on Tuesday. The plan was quite okay: take a bus at 4:45 am from Dresden to Berlin, arrive around 7:30 am, plane at 9:05 am. Yeah, well. The bus left on time, but there were so many traffic jams around Berlin that we had 50 minutes delay. We arrived at the airport at 8:30 am and guess when Check-In ended? 8:35. I had to run to the right terminal (thank god that it's a quite small airport) and I checked in at 8:36. I was so stressed and it really pissed me off when the stupid check-in woman told me that next time I should come earlier. Thanks for you advice, really. Anyway, after that I had to run to the security and to the gate and I was the last one in the bus to the plane. I was not even sure if I was in the right plane until we started and they said "Welcome to your flight to Gdansk..."

Like all of you (apparently) I love quotes. When I am reading I often write down quotes I like, I also have some notebooks in which I'm collecting quotes and lyrics I like. Those notebooks are all at home and I don't remember everything, so I have to use what is on my computer.
In school we once had an assignment to make some folder about ourselves (it was a project of our English teacher, I don't really remember what it was about) and I designed the cover with quotes I like and I feel connected to. We then also had to write why we chose what. My point is - that text is somewhere on my external hard disk which is upstairs, and I don't want to get it now, but I might post that text later (when I overcome my laziness).

You can love someone so much... but you can never love people as much as you can miss them. - Paper Towns
Of course my first quote has to be by John Green. Actually I could write down all of Paper Towns and Looking For Alaska, because those books are one big quote.
This is my favorite quote from Paper Towns. This and "The towns were paper, but the memories were not" are stuck in my head since I read them for the first time. There is much truth in this quote. For me the feeling of missing someone is much stronger than loving someone. Loving is sort of a 'hidden feeling', while missing is... painful. Does this make any sense?
There is this saying "You don't know what you've got until it's gone" and I think it's also connected to that. It often happens to me that I don't really realize how great something or someone is until it's over.

I don't have more time to write because it's late and we watch a movie now, so I will just write some more favorite quotes of mine and maybe comment on them later.
I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. - Plutarch
Love is being stupid together. - Paul Valery
Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it.

Here is the cover of the folder I mentioned before and the text:

  On the cover of my folder are five quotes and six pictures, which discribe or picture either me, my attitude to life or both.
  I chose the quotes by themes, first I had more quotes, but I had to exclude some, because I didn’t have enough space. Hard work hasn’t killed anybody yet, but why take a risk?  My first quote is about laziness, which describes me pretty good. I’m the one who postpones everything, I’m quite a minimalist. I’ve not lost my mind, it’s backed up on a disk somewhere! The second quote is a paradox, on the one hand about being a little bit crazy and on the other hand it brings up the aspect of computers, which has a important meaning in my life. Sometime I feel like my mind is somewhere else, and why shouldn’t it be backed up somewhere? Impossible is a word only to be found in the dicitonary of fools. This quote of Napoleon expresses my additude to life pretty good. In my opinion, everything is possible if you just don’t give up. I’m not interested in the past but in the future, because the future is what I’m going to live in. The fourth quotes is about the future and different perspecitves. I chose this, because in fact I’m not so much interested in the past. Of course history and all that stuff is very interesting, but I’m the kind of human who likes to know about this what’s approching him. The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization. The last quote is also my favorite quote, so I’ll go into detail about this one. It’s ambiguous, because on one hand it adresses the imperfection of the humanity and on the other hand I see it as a description about my „insanity“ or better: that state of being crazy which I’m often calling insanity, though this is not the real meaning of the word. First I saw the quote just as a example for talking about „not normal“ people, but in the meantime after thinking a lot about it I also see some other expressions of this special quote. That’s also why I finally picked it. It tells me about the people, who always think they are perfect, just because they are „human“. This is definitly not my opinion, because I think there is just more than only humanity, all the divine causes and the things which humans don’t know and understand... And then, as I already said, for me, it’s about my style of living. This kind of insanity means for me, doing spontaneous crazy things, talking desultorily about illogical matters and a lot more, which I just can’t describe adequate. It’s more a feeling, it’s like if you’d try to express happiness.
  The background behind my quotes isn’t meaningless, too. It’s the first few pages of Inkheart, my favorite book by Cornelia Funke. I decided to take it as the background because it’s my favorite book and it tells about books, and what meaning books have in the life of the protagonist Meggie, and my attitude to books is exactly the same.
Katie, I'll read you tomorrow today!


  1. I agree, John's books are just one big quote. Also, "I’ve not lost my mind, it’s backed up on a disk somewhere!" is the best quote ever. lol

  2. I really love the quotes you had, they're all excellent. I think we're all willing to ignore the fact that this was posted late. I've posted a bit late myself (just minutes late though).