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Life through the words of others and my own

LA. Zoo Circa 1988

1992 -
Senior Quote - "Fade to black..." in reference to the song by the same name written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.  Lyrics are below.
Life it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things are not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost, this cant be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me, but now hes gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now I cant think, think why I should even try
The following is from
To Live Is To Die
It was what I used to wright in people's yearbooks in high school
When a man lies he murders
Some part of the world
These are the pale deaths which
Men miscall their lives
All this I cannot bear
To witness any longer
Cannot the kingdom of salvation
Take me home
- James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich 
1996 -
A world without sight is dark, a world without sound is lonely
 - Scott york
I hit him to get his attention, I shot him to calm him down, I killed him to reason with him
- Henry Rollins
1999 -

O, my luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June:

O, my luve's like the melodie
That's sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonie lass
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my Dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.

- Thomas Wolfe

Our generation has had no great war, no great depression.  Our war is a spiritual war.  Our depression is our lives.

- Chuck Palahniuk

2002 -

100 percent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased.

- C.S. Lewis

2005 -

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.

 - Albus Dumbledore

2006 -

The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existance.

- Thomas Wolfe, made famous by the moive Taxi Driver

2007 - A new year

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.

- Charles Bukowski

 life is about having fun, and he (or she) that laughs the most wins

- Scott York


Scott and Mom having fun and being happy, 2006

"...this is how I think of Scott, just hanging out someplace having a good time.  That is who he really is at heart."  Ray York talking about his son Scott circa 1988 while looking at a picture of Scott on the Small World ride at Disneyland that he had taken. 
The picture at the right reminded me of this conversation and I was thinking that it was probably the most accurate assesment that my father has ever made of me.

June 2007
Only after we have lost everything are we free to do anything.  - Chuck Palahniuk
After getting divorced, I finally get this.  Until you experience true loss and feel like you don't care about anything can you let that which does not matter truly slide.  But I still don't want to be Tyler Durden.  

Deo, non fortuna 
-from the Gates Family Crest

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