Cowboy Bebop the Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door opening animation by Hiroyuki Okiura (沖浦啓之) and Tetsuya Nishio (西尾鉄也)
I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it’s just too much. The current’s too strong. They’ve got to let go, drift apart. That’s how it is with us. It’s a shame, Kath, because we’ve loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can’t stay together forever. — Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let me go (2010)
Admit it: you don’t believe in one reality anymore. So choose. Choose to be here. Choose me.
No, Allen. You got what you wanted. You were ordinary, just like every other freshman and I made your life extraordinary. Go be you now, all by yourself. Leave me alone.
You don’t mean that.
But what happens after you’ve had your revenge? I bet that hidden pain probably emerges again.
Dead Poets Society [1989 dir. peter weir]
"We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. 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. That the powerful play and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”