Louis C.K. om semestern

Parents live for the tiny vacations from their kids. Like when you put your kids in the car and you close their door, and that little walk around to your own door –  it’s like a carnival cruise.

Ur Chewed up (2008)


Paul Heaton om ett liv tillsammans


Now you’re older and I look at your face
Every wrinkle is so easy to place
And I only write them down just in case
That you die

Let’s take a look at these crows feet, just look
Sitting on the prettiest eyes
Sixty 25th of Decembers
Fifty-nine 4th of Julys

Not through the age or the failure, children
Not through the hate or despise
Take a good look at these crows feet
Sitting on the prettiest eyes

Ur “Prettiest eyes” från Miaow (1994)

Louis C.K. om det bästa scenariot

It’s not fun to be single at 41. I was married for 10 years, I’m divorced, I have two children. It’s hard to start again after a marriage. It’s hard to really look at someone and go, “Hey, maybe something nice will happen”. I know too much about life to have any optimism. I know even if it’s nice, it’s going to lead to shit. I know if you smile at somebody and they smile back, you’ve just decided something shitty is going to happen. You might have a nice couple of dates but then she’ll stop calling you back and that’ll feel shitty. Or you’ll date for a long time and then she’ll have sex with one of your friends, or you will with one of hers, and that will be shitty. Or you’ll get married and it won’t work out and you’ll get divorced and split your friends and money and that’s horrible. Or you’ll meet the perfect person who you love infinitely and you even argue well and you grow together and you have children and then you get old together and then she’s gonna die.

That’s the best case scenario, is that you’re gonna lose your best friend and then just walk home from D’Agostino’s with heavy bags every day and wait for your turn to be nothing also.

Ur Louie, S01E01

Henry Wiggen om döden


Bruce Pearson: Everybody’d be nice to you if they knew you were dying.

Henry Wiggen: Everybody knows everybody is dying; that’s why people are as good as they are.

Ur Bang the Drum Slowly (Richard D. Hancock, 1973)


Joseph Brodsky om Venedig


It all felt like arriving in the provinces, in some unknown, insignificant spot—possibly one’s own birthplace—after years of absence. In no small degree did this sensation owe to my own anonymity, to the incongruity of a lone figure on the steps of the stazione: an easy target for oblivion.

Ur Watermark

Predikaren om fåfängligheten


"Allting är fåfänglighet och ett evigt enahanda. Också strävandet efter vishet är ett jagande efter vind."

Ur Predikaren, 1 kapitlet

Alfons Åberg om egentid


”När pappor vill vara i fred, bryr dom sig inte så noga om vad man gör”

Ur Aja baja, Alfons Åberg

Merle Haggard om minnen

Memories and drinks don’t mix too well
And jukebox records don’t play those wedding bells

Ur "Misery and Gin" från Back to the Barrooms (1980)

Alan Partridge om countrymusiken

Pat: Do you like country music, Alan?
Alan: Can’t say I do, Pat. It’s just jilted spouses complaining whilst drunk. Also known as a date if you’re over 40.

Ur Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

J.D. Salinger om äktenskapet

Marriage partners are to serve each other. Elevate, help, teach, strengthen each other, but above all, serve. Raise their children honorably, lovingly and with detachment. A child is a guest in the house, to be loved and respected — never possessed, since he belongs to God. How wonderful, how sane, how beautifully difficult, and therefore true. The joy of responsibility for the first time in my life.

Ur “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters”