Quotes / Escapism

Baby I've been stompin' around in these heels for all the goddamn day,
I got aches and annoyance from living to earn my pay,
yet some piece and quiet from you would really go a long way,
So ease it down

You see I'm tired, I'm spent, I'm really feeling my age
You know life is twice as hard when you're living half on the stage,
and I barely have the energy to sing you this song,
So let's get some cartoons and Vodka, and do 'em all night long!

"People have always needed a safe place to escape reality, whether itís Oz or Middle-earth or Hogwarts or the Marvel/DC Comics universe. Itís very therapeutic to go from the stress of everyday life to a place far, far away. Thatís the gift of Star Wars."

Downy feathers kiss your face, and flutter everywhere,
Reality is a lovely place, but I wouldn't want to live there.
Owl City, "The Real World"

"She doesn't go to school or go home. She just plays video games all day."

"You are Bella Swan"
People defend her , because they are really defending themselves"
Shmelia Rockie, YABS

Phineas: If you could have a super power, which one would it be?
Buford: That's an interesting question you pose, as it reveals not only one's impulses and desires, but one's deepest fears as well.

I never fully understood [the label of 'escapist'] till my friend Professor Tolkien asked me the very simple question, 'What class of men would you expect to be most preoccupied with, and most hostile to, the idea of escape?' and gave the obvious answer: jailers."
C. S. Lewis, "On Science Fiction"

"Most people live their lives turning their backs on things too difficult to face. Ignoring what hurts you eventually becomes a habit, the natural thing to do. If we only allow ourselves to see what we want to see, we just end up fooling ourselves more and more. But eventually, we cloud our vision so completely, that we become blind to the small truths that are all around us. The same way that the twinkling of the stars is blotted out by the glare of bright city lights."
Polka, Eternal Sonata

"Titanic, as a movie, played it safe. All the things I suggested to add depth to the characters were disregarded. James Cameron isn't a lousy screenwriter; he might in fact be a fucking genius of some kind. But whether it's emotional familiarity, vicarious fantasy romance, simple adventure and excitement, Sci-Fi action and danger, or cheap thrills and laughs — these are movies, and this is what people love about them: the ability to vicariously transport yourself into a fantasy world, away from your boring day job as a bank teller, a CPA, or a tollbooth operator."

Life goes on, it gets so heavy. The wheel breaks the butterfly.
Every tear a waterfall. In the night, the stormy night, she closed her eyes.
In the night, the stormy night, away she flies...
Coldplay, Paradise

"What I find important when I read a book or watch a movie is that it just hits you and messes you up! The commonplace, the banal everyday life, I just find it tedious. I'd rather read a bad Sci-Fi novel than a well-written novel about daily life, like 'Will Bob succeed in getting Alice into his bed?' And then that just goes on for 300 pages, I simply don't like it."
François Froideval, writer of the Black Moon Chronicles