For the last few days I have been laid up with the flu. It has been pretty miserable and I have had zero energy to do much. This is the first time I have had enough energy to even consider updating my blog. One of the things I did to pass the time was watch Stardust which happens to be not only a favorite movie of mine, but also a favorite book, written by one of my favorite authors Neil Gaiman. So I decided to make up for the days I have missed and today I will use 3 of my favorite quotes from the book and movie Stardust.
“You want to know what the Captain really whispered to me that day? He told me that my true love… was right in front of my eyes. And he was right.”
“You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn’t true. I know a lot about love. I’ve seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars. Pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… You could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… What I’m trying to say, Tristan is… I think I love you. Is this love, Tristan? I never imagined I’d know it for myself. My heart… It feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it’s trying to escape because it doesn’t belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I’d wish for nothing in exchange – no gifts. No goods. No demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine.”
“You have to believe. Otherwise, it will never happen.”
Stardust really does have it all. Romance, action, adventure, fantasy, humor, british accents…De Niro as a gay dancing pirate…
But really, I absolutely love the movie, and if you haven’t seen it, I strongly recommend that you do. And also, anything written by Neil Gaiman will be worth it 🙂