Sometimes we create fictional characters to speak the truth out loud:
Tradition is a trap. It allows people to stick their head in the sand.
Everything in the past was so quaint, so charming. Times were simpler. Kids didn’t have sex. Neighbors knew each other.
It’s a freaking fairy tale. Things sucked then too. It just sucked without indoor plumbing
– Luke, in Gilmore Girls S01E08
Living in misery sucks marginally less than dying in it.
-House S05E20 Simple Explanation
‘You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away,’ she said to him once, when he asked why she had to be so upbeat the whole time.
From the book, A man called Ove
Nobody is nostalgic for the communist era, but many people are nostalgic for their youth
Ivan Klima, a Czech novelist (Source)
People come to rock concerts, Mr Springsteen writes, “to be reminded of something they already know and feel.”
The world’s changed.
Some risks, nowadays, more dangerous not to take them.
– From Black Sails, S01E03
Things not being necessary is what makes life interesting. The little *extras* in life.
Stephen Fry, on the joys of swearing