“Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”
Margaret Thatcher really was the architect of Trainspotting. She created all the negative social effects that allowed Trainspotting to happen. I should’ve written her a royalty check. And, yea, she was really the first one of the gang to die.
Irvine Welsh speaking now at Chicago’s printers row fest (via jtikka)
Everyone, at some point in their lives, wakes up in the middle of the night with the feeling that they are all alone in the world, and that nobody loves them now and that nobody will ever love them, and that they will never have a decent night’s sleep again and will spend their lives wandering blearily around a loveless landscape, hoping desperately that their circumstances will improve, but suspecting, in their heart of hearts, that they will remain unloved forever. The best thing to do in these circumstances is to wake somebody else up, so that they can feel this way, too.
“Yeah, but you could also end up just being another motherfucker who gave up on their ideals. To get to that place where you’re making those movies? I just don’t know many people who have made it and kept their identity.
I’ve never made $20 million. I’m scared. I don’t know if you gave me The Ring if I could carry it and bring it to Ozamorph, or whatever you call it. I think I’d put it on and test it out—especially if somebody was like, “It’ll be a crazy, wild time.” I’ll be like, “Yeah, I’ll try this bitch on.” I don’t know if I could take it back off. I don’t know that I’m strong enough. I’d like to think that I was strong enough … But I’m getting there.” - x
“All I can say is that, I’ve never felt a thing like that before in my life. I was very sad. Something beyond sad. I don’t know what it is, you just sob and sob for hours. River was a remarkable artist and a rare human being. I miss him every day.” - Keanu Reeves