But I did promise “mushy things” because it’s the title that popped into my head first, so let’s talk about oatmeal. It’s mushy. And just like love stories, it can get disgusting if you have too much of it. Moving on now…
“If you live to be one hundred, I hope I live to be one hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
– Winnie-the-Pooh in The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Winnie-the-Pooh is awesome and not just for little kids, so you should read it too. It’s sweet and cute and has some very profound quotes like the one above. This quote doesn’t even have to be about romantic snoggy love; it can be about friendship-love-thing too. I know some great people who obviously aren’t going to be around forever since no one lives forever, but I hope that I wouldn’t have to have too many days without them.
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
– Dr. Seuss
This makes me think of my parents. They’re two of the strangest people I’ve ever met and that’s why they’re great for one another. They’re both nerdy and have an odd sense of humor. I hope I fall in mutual weirdness someday.
“Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”
– The Bible, Matthew 6:21
I feel even more nerdy than I usually do because I’ve never read this quote in the Bible; it was quoted on the Dumbledore family headstone in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling. The “treasures” most important to me aren’t things. They’re people.
“[Violet] had always thought that people were like gears: one could spin alone and accomplish something minor, but when two gears fit perfectly and rotated in time, they could do so much more. And gears did not have genders. They either fit or they didn’t.”
– All Men of Genius by Lev AC Rosen
This book has such good quotes that if I included all my favorites, I would end up quoting the entire thing! I love it because – oh, bleh, I’m tired and don’t feel like thinking any more. I love it because it’s so eloquent and witty and fits in with all the gears mentioned in the book.
I’m sorry if this post jumps around from topic to topic or is incoherent or whatever. This is my fifth day with the flu and my brain has sort of turned into mush. Hey, it’s the third mushy thing I’ve mentioned in this post!