Just something to think about We can take it. Everybody will leave you at some time or another. In the end we're all alone. All we have is what we've become during our lives. - Richard Bach
Quote from the movie Meet Bill
Bill: Let me tell you something, kid. Working sucks, okay? Working sucks! And it doesn't matter if you're in a bank, a department store or a doughnut factory, because once you've been there long enough, the only thing you'll care about is when your next pay increase is, how many vacation days you've accrued and if your health insurance is gonna pay for the cholesterol medicine that keeps your heart pumping no matter how much shit you've worked through it. Then after you've gained 20 or 30 pounds because you're so fucking uptight all the time, you wake and discover you're working for your father-in-law in a position with a gratuitous title and you're totally replaceable. And not only is the new guy better at your job, but he's got a better car and better jokes and better hair! So not matter what you do, you make sure you make a lot of money doing it because it all sucks! And that is one lesson I, as your mentor, can teach you.
One of my favorite quotes from 10 Things I Hate About You: I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it.. I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.
I borrowed this poem from the community burntcrumpet (whose motto is "Modern Man Is Not For Me"), it is not mine. If you've ever found that you like the sound of someone who's far too old, or is past their prime, or is out of time, or has a fine coating of mould,
If every day you are heard to say 'they don't make 'em like that anymore', or you think it's wrong that Gable's long gone, and you know you can't beat Dinah Shore,
If your mother says to you 'you don't like him, do you?' and you blush and you look at the ground, because he's twice her age, but you get in a rage If you hear someone putting him down.
If the girls of yesteryear with elaborate hair Make your lonely heart just want to burst, if you're only fifteen, but can always be seen, with Alan Rickman in your purse,
If they're past their prime, or of an other time, they're old hat, but you're happy to lump it, there's nothing more winsome than an anachronism Because you've got a thing for Burnt Crumpet.