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December 23, 2009


"You know what's wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You're chicken, you've got no guts. You're afraid to stick out your chin and say, "Okay, life's a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." You call yourself a free spirit, a "wild thing," and you're terrified somebody's gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you're already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it's not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It's wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself."

- Breakfast at Tiffany's

I just had to post this, it's so true.
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Sombrisio Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
These are my favorite lines in the whole movie.

Every logical plan can get broken by my own heart, but most of the times these plans where crap anyway. ;-)

Merry Christmas everybody. Call a friend or two. Somebody will love to hear your voice. You just need to find the right phonenumber.
katmanen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
aw that quote totally fits my current situation, but as you said, we don't have a choice, we have to move on and adapt to the new situations life can bring. indeed,sometimes things are not like we expected them to be :(. Merry Xmas Anni
allinside Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Merry Christmas and a very happy new year.
May this beautiful time bring you joy :w00t: that will last rest of the year!
Kyarahni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
It's a good insight.. but I don't believe that is the only chance people have for real happiness. What ever happened to friendship?
Kyarahni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
And doing the things we love? I think... that would only be a valid point.. if said "wild person" was forcing him or herself to not need love when they secretly wanted it, not if they were happy without love and, believe me, that is possible.
FurtiveLungs Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Student General Artist
doing things that you love can never measure up to the feeling of love that you could get from someone. you will always feel like there's something missing but you're just not sure what - but love it is.

what comes to friendship, then think outside of the box with this little paragraph from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. friendship means love (at least for me) and it means belonging to someone (sharing, giving and caring about that person) some people don't let others near them, being afraid they will get lost, get hurt or are afraid to be put in a cage. so they don't open up and create their own little cage.

whether it's a good friend or that special someone, love is needed for happiness, not the material things. when you die, you can't take the things with you, neither your achievements, but you can take the knowing that you have loved and you have been loved back.
Kyarahni Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
You make a good point.. but I still don't think it's ever right to generalize what everybody needs to be happy.
But I get how you can expand the meaning of that quote. I guess I've been a bit biased since most of the time.. when people say things like that, they are referring to boyfriends or girlfriends and those kinds of relationships. It's just that it's kind of hurtful to tell someone who is happy with their life, single, that they are missing out and that they will never feel true happiness unless they do something else. I didn't know you meant people who isolate themselves from everybody, because being single, in no way, necessarily means pushing people away.
Personally, I do think love is needed for happiness, but is by no means the only way, because well.. I don't actually believe people can take even the knowledge they are loved into death, but that's like.. a personal belief. Loving someone.. is doing something also, but it involves interaction. Doing the things you love (which can involve people and sharing and loving) is not a material possession so I don't believe that is superficial or less valuable than love.
olearysfunphotos Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very true indeed!
ricdontap Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Photographer
o lighten up please its crimbo xx
unclewiddie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
And it was a wonderful movie. Too bad in that day and age, they never could come out and say Holly was a call girl.
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