Before this game started Kilmer said, ’48 minutes for the next 48 years of our lives.’I say, f-that, F-that! Let’s go out there and we’ll play the next 24 minutes for the next 24 minutes, and we’ll leave it all out on the field. We’ve got the rest of our lives to be mediocre but we have the opportunity to play like gods for the next half of football. But we can’t be afraid to lose. There’s no room for fear in this game. If we go out there and half-ass it because we’re scared, all we’re left with is an excuse. We’re always gonna wonder. But if we go out there and we give it absolutely everything… That’s heroic. Let’s be heroes.Jonathon “Mox’ Moxon (James Van Der Beek) – Varsity Blues
I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of surviving… and getting to the end of the war and discovering that I’m all alone. That everyone I knew and cared for is goneJaina Solo – Dark Journey
Sometimes we let ourselves get so exhausted, physically, emotionally and mentally, that we forget what is most important. We over analyze, and see everything worse than it actually is. Sometimes we get so far beyond what actually is, that we start to become self-destructive, making everything just as bad as what we think it is. Forcing the reality to match the sad illusion we have ourselves believe. In doing so, we hurt the people we care about, the people we want to hold close.
The development of our cerebral cortex has been the greatest achievement of the evolutionary processes. Big deal. While allowing us the thrills of intellect and the pangs of self-consciousness, it is all too often overruled by our inner, instinctive brain, the one that tells us to react, not reflect, to run rather than ruminate. Maybe we have gone as far as we can go, and the next advance, whatever that may be, will be made by beings we create ourselves using our own technology, lifeforms we can design and program not to be ultimately governed and constricted by the rules of survival. Or perhaps that step forward has already been achieved on another planet by organisms that had a billion years head start on us. If these beings ever visited us, would we recognize what we were seeing? And upon catching sight of us, would they react in anything but horror at seeing such mindless, primitive, hideous creatures?