If you don’t have the years of experiences… The— there isn’t the repetition of everyday living to make things mundane. Because mundane is calming and soothing. Mundane isn’t out of the ordinary. And when everything is out of the ordinary… It can be too much sometimes, you know?
To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless—of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.”
What will your verse be?
"You should flip one over for good luck. You know like when you get a new pack, you always flip one over and save it for last. And then when you get to it, you make a wish."
Band of Brothers, 2001
"The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. The sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function: without mercy, without compassion, without remorse. All war depends upon it."
Snowpiercer (2014), dir. Joon-ho Bong"Have you ever been to the tail section? Do you have any idea what went on back there? When we boarded? It was chaos. Yeah, we didn’t freeze to death, but we didn’t have time to be thankful. Wilford’s soldiers came and they took everything. Just a thousand people in an iron box. No food, no water. After a month we ate the weak. You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know that babies taste best."