Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Who They Are

Every time someone steps up and says who they are, the world becomes a better, more interesting place.

- Captain Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine - 5x10 - Game Night

Monday, August 14, 2017


"Everyone has vulnerabilities. You have, too."
"You can be very hard. And what I don't like is that you think it's strength. It's not."

- Top of the Lake - 1x01

Friday, April 3, 2015


"I think I'm falling in love with Owen Hunt. And I'm really afraid it's going to destroy me."
"Wouldn't be love if it didn't."

- Grey's Anatomy - 11x18 - When I Grow Up

Thursday, January 1, 2015


That's how I know he can be beaten. Because he's a fanatic. And a fanatic is always concealing some doubt.

- George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Monday, May 5, 2014


It's the losses that keep you up at night.

- Henry Reagan in Blue Bloods - 4x11 - Little Fish


It's a funny thing about decisions. You don't seem to need to have to talk yourself into the right ones.

- Frank Reagan in Blue Bloods - 1x10 - After Hours

Saturday, April 26, 2014


Let's talk about love. How does love rewire the brain? When we meet somebody new and exciting, they invade our synapses like a virus, triggering neurochemicals that feed into attraction, arousal, even obsession. We get distracted. We think about that special someone all the time, even in the middle of a brilliantly stimulating lecture. But we're not just thinking about them. We're building an internal model, a simulation that helps us predict what they'll think or how they'll feel. Of course, relationships get into trouble when simulation meets reality, which begs the question: Do we ever really fall in love with another person or just with our idea of who they are?

Why do we bother with relationships? Neuropsychiatrists say that we're hardwired to crave intimate connections. We long for love. Of course, the reality is, it usually ends in heartache, leaving our delicate psyches bruised, if not completely shattered. Why do we even bother playing those odds? I guess because we only have to get it right once. And when it's right, we know it. Even the memory of a fulfilling relationship can sustain us, and remind us that although we may be feeling down at this particular moment, we're never truly alone.

- Dr. Daniel Pierce in Perception - 2x02 - Alienation