Waking Life Quotes (2001)
It might be true that there are six billion people in this world and counting, but nevertheless...what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms. It makes a difference to other people and it sets an example. In short, I think the message here is that we should never simply write ourselves off or see each other as a victim of various forces. It's always our decision who we are.

PHILOSOPHY PROFESSOR

On really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion.

SPEED LEVITCH

When it was over, all I could think about was how this entire notion of one's self, what we are, is just this logical structure, a place to momentarily house all the abstractions. It was a time to become conscious, to give form and coherence to the mystery. And I had been a part of that. It was a gift. Life was raging all around me and every moment was magical. I loved all the people. Dealing with all the contradictory impulses. That's what I loved the most, connecting with the people. Looking back, that's all that really mattered.

QUIET WOMAN AT RESTAURANT

There's only one instant and it's right now. And it's eternity.

PINBALL PLAYING MAN

I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality. And this is like my little window to the world. And every minute's a different show. I may not understand it. I may not even necessarily agree with it. But I'll tell you what I've accepted: just sort of glide along. You want to keep things on an even key, this is what I'm saying. You want to go with the flow. The sea refuses no river. The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require explanation, just occupance. That's where you guys come in. It's like you come onto this planet with a crayon box. Now you may get the 8 pack, you may get the 16 pack, but it's all in what you do with the crayons-the colors-that you're given. Don't worry about coloring within the lines or coloring outside the lines. I say color outside the lines, you know what I mean? Color all over the page; don't box me in! We're in motion to the ocean. We are not land locked, I'll tell you that.

BOAT CAR GUY

They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn't you say the same thing about life?

MAN WITH THE LONG HAIR

Things have been tough lately for dreamers. They say dreaming is dead, no one does it anymore. It's not dead, it's just that it's been forgotten, removed from our language. Nobody teaches it, so nobody knows it exists. The dreamer is banished to obscurity. Well, I'm trying to change all that, and I hope you are too. By dreaming, every day. Dreaming with our hands and dreaming with our minds.

MAN ON THE TRAIN

The worst mistake that you can make is to think you're alive when really you're asleep in life's waiting room.

GUY FORSYTH

Humankind is too good, we're not a bunch of under-achievers! We're gonna stand up and we're gonna be human beings. We're going to get fired up about the real things, the things that matter! Creativity, and the dynamic human spirit that refuses to submit.

ALEX JONES

What a bunch of garbage: liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican. It's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies! I'm sick of it and I'm not gonna take a bite out of it!

ALEX JONES

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