Sorry-Jasper Jones

This was a bit long to put with the quotes so here is an excerpt from Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

(p.205-206)

"For some reason, I begin by scrawling that word at the top of the page. I look at it. Sorry. Sorry. It’s a word that haunts and hurts to read. It seems to pardon itself for being on the page. It’s a word as clear as it is elusive. I write around it. Weaving and scratching. I give it story and dialogue. I give it names and places. I give it breath and voice. —And it becomes clear to me that it’s a good word used by good people. Nobody is truly virtuous, nobody avoids the creeping curse. Every character in every story is buffeted between good and bad, between right and wrong. But it’s good people who can tell the difference, who know when they’ve crossed the line. And it’s a hard and humbling gesture, to take blame and admit fault. You’ve got to get brave to say it and mean it. Sorry. 

Sorry.

Sorry  means you feel the pulse of other people’s pain as well as your own, and saying it means you take a share of it. And so it binds us together, makes us as trodden and sodden as one another. Sorry is a lot of things. It’s a hole refilled. A debt repaid. Sorry is the wake of misdeed. It’s the crippling ripple of consequence. Sorry is sadness, just as knowing is sadness. Sorry is sometimes self-pity. But Sorry, really, is not about you. It’s theirs to take or leave.

Sorry means you leave yourself open, to embrace or ridicule or to revenge. Sorry is a question that begs forgiveness, because the metronome of a good heart won’t settle until things are set right and true. Sorry doesn’t take things back, but it pushes thing forward. It bridges the gap. Sorry is a sacrament. It’s an offering. A gift.

Yes. Sorry is when good people feel bad. And the folks who trouble me are the ones who, through some break in their circuitry, through some hole in their heart, can’t feel it, or say it, or scratch it into trees.”

JASPER JONES- quotes

 recently, the books ive read have typically had nice quotes or an interesting plot just poor writing. my latest finished is Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey and my opinion is 7/10 and below the cut I will have my favorite quotes from the book. I dont typically mark books with sticky notes of my own will but these quotes resonated with me. (you will find I favor long metaphorical and quotes)

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tagged: +books  +quotes  +jasper jones 

netflixer:

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kylesimmonsstache:

ivbenjamin:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

"REGULAR" ART

FANART

OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

JESUS CHRIST

TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS
NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

LOOK AT THE FUKIN NOTESYOU JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT

I KNOW IT WAS THIS MORNING FOR ME LIKE 10 HOURS AGO IF EVEN WHAT IS THIS

kylesimmonsstache:

ivbenjamin:

kylesimmonsstache:

bastealinghearts:

Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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"REGULAR" ART

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FANART

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OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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JESUS CHRIST

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TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

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LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

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THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

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OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

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JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

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THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

image

LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

LOOK AT THE FUKIN NOTES
YOU JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT

I KNOW IT WAS THIS MORNING FOR ME LIKE 10 HOURS AGO IF EVEN WHAT IS THIS

tagged: +art  +fucking art man 
el-mediocre-gatsby:

When you’re riding shotgun and your friends are having fun in the backseat

el-mediocre-gatsby:

When you’re riding shotgun and your friends are having fun in the backseat

dw:

when someone gives you directions but you go the wrong way

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kiragecko:

vanaethiriel:

soylentvanilla:

eversolewd:

girlwithalessonplan:

windycitylibrarian:

Don’t let that image fool you. Click on the video; you won’t regret it.

(You’ll probably also shed a few tears at the end.)

AHHHHHHHHH.  So good!

See this, THIS is how adult education and illiteracy should be in real life.
People being kind, supportive, encouraging, not mocking because you took a little longer to learn something.
I’m sorry I get really emotional about people learning and education and I’m crying really hard right now because I really wish this was a commercial for a adult education network/organization that was becoming mainstream and commonplace and celebrated and not about alcohol

This is a beautiful commercial. Even though it is a commercial for alcohol, it hands down beats the usual marketing devices for such products.


 

tagged: +video 
forcefields:

squirtle squad ride or die

forcefields:

squirtle squad ride or die

megumiaino:

let me get this straight. *grabs the nearest heterosexual* now where were we

trisarahdactyl:

michaelceratops:

osointricate:

I wonder what President Lincoln would think about there being a movie about him killing vampires. 

“whats a movie”

#’fuck you im not going into another theater’

slime-minister:

Check out these RAD SPECS

allthatextrastuff:

I like how Mother Gothel finds a bar with sounds of men singing echoing from it and she’s all like

yep rapunzel is definitely here

tagged: +omg 
whiteboyfriend:

happy easter here’s a chocolate version of the cross our lord was tortured and killed on

whiteboyfriend:

happy easter here’s a chocolate version of the cross our lord was tortured and killed on