Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Just one cool quote from a movie that is a dream within a dream...

"Now Lady Gregory was Yeats' patron, this Irish person, and though I'd never seen her image, I was just sure that this was the face of Lady Gregory.

So I'm walking along, and Lady Gregory turns to me and says, "Let me explain to you the nature of the universe. Philip K. Dick is right about time, but he's wrong that it's 50 A.D.

Actually, there's only one instant, and it's right now, and it's eternity. And it's an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, 'Do you want to be one with eternity? Do you want to be in heaven?' And we're all saying, 'No thank you. Not just yet.' And so time actually is just this constant saying No to God's invitation. That's what time is, and it's no more 50 A.D. than it's 2001. There's just this one instant, and that's what we're always in."

Then she tells me that actually, this is the narrative of everyone's life. That behind the phenomenal differences, there is but one story, and that's the story of moving from No to Yes.

All of life is like, "No thank you, no thank you, no thank you," then ultimately it's, "Yes, I give in, yes, I accept, yes, I embrace." That's the journey. Everyone gets to Yes in the end, right?"

— Richard Linklater, "Waking Life"

9 Comments:

Blogger Liquidplastic said...

Yes, Yes Kate! This is indeed food for thought and it makes so much sense. We all live in the now, because we can't do nothing about yesterday, and tomorrow becomes today.

Moving from no to yes ... I got to meditate on this. I feel an inspiration coming on!

8:32 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

I guess I know what movie I will be watching this weekend,, anywhere that mentions P.K. Dick that intelligently gets my thumbs up... and Mr. Richard Linklater is rather cute I think,,

12:17 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Amais: :-) I'm glad you are here. If anything I put here is inspiration to you, I'm honored.
:-)

Hey Scott: Yes, you need to watch it and tell me what you think! :-) As for Linklater: Anyone with such an imagination is rather cute in my book too. :-)

2:41 AM  
Blogger Gopika said...

Oh my god, that's a freaking awesome movie!

Props to you, girl.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Gopika said...

sorry for the too-peppy post. just that good a movie.

6:39 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Welcome Gopika! :-) I love it too. I just watched it again last night with the commentary. I keep thinking about it.

6:43 AM  
Blogger ticharu said...

That's very interesting way of putting it. I wrote a song once, the last line is 'take me to paradise... oh no, I think not!'

Cool pics, I posted a bunch of pics on 'Legs' today too, and everyone has been posting pics the last couple of days.

Did you get torrential rains then?

5:21 AM  
Blogger Nova said...

I have just put this movie on my cue list. I'm excited to watch it!

I've always felt that I've been ready to go to heaven, but now I wonder if all along I just haven't been hearing the right question.

This definitely gave me pause to think about whether I've been saying NO all along.

Great post.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Salt Water said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog site. I have always liked the line of John XXIII who said "My bags are always packed." Thanks again.

8:14 AM  

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