– Awesome(!) quote from movie (Revolver, 2005) –
There is something about yourself that you don’t know.
Something that you will deny even exists until it’s too late
to do anything about it.
It’s the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears.
This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are : “Fear or revere me, but please think I’m special.”
We share an addiction.
We’re approval junkies.
We’re all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch.
The “hip, hip, hoo-fucking-rah.”
Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy.
Shine on, you crazy diamond.
Cos we’re just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others.
If we knew this, we wouldn’t do this.
Someone is hiding it from us.
And if you had a second chance,
you would ask…
[Later on in the script..]
Why are they dragging this on?
They could just clean me out in one hit.
They want me to suffer.
These twisted bastards are making me pay.
Pay for my own pain.
Hands down, that’s the most radical concept I have ever heard of, and a part of me dies everytime i think about it.
I told myself if this is the last round, they’ll have to tear me out, piece by piece, but this I can’t take.
They’ve found a weakness.
Caught me fair and square, cross-haired, blind-folded, one foot in the grave and two hands on the coffin.
I’m cooked, well done, stick a fork in me and see if I bleed.
I’m stuck in a trance …
somewhere between hell and hard place …
in a gear that doesn’t exist, and all I want now, is a little peace.