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This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.


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Saturday, December 31, 2005

entry arrow12:35 PM | A Pause Before the Year Ends

"Love don't make things nice. It ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die."

~ Nicholas Cage as Ronny Cammareri in Norman Jewison's wonderful Moonstruck (1987)



"There is a cure for homosexuality."

"What is it?"

"Fame."

~ Sarah Schulman, in her play Manic Flight Reaction



"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."

~ Hamilton Wright Mabie



"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."

~ Oscar Wilde



"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential."

~ Ellen Goodman

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