“You know I’ve been thinking. Everything is.. just comes together. It’s me. I chose this. I chose all of this. This rock. This rock has been waiting for me my entire life. It’s entire life. Ever since it was a bit of meteorite, a million, billion years ago, out there in space. It’s been waiting. To come here. Right, right here. I’ve been moving towards it my whole life. Every minute since I was born. Every breath I’ve taken. Every action. Has been leading me to this crack on the out surface.”—Aron Ralston played by James Franco in 127 Hours (2010) dir. Danny Boyle
“…I hold another creed; which no one ever taught me, and which I seldom mention; but in which I delight, and to which I cling; for it extends hope to all: it makes Eternity a rest -a mighty home, not a terror and an abyss. Besides, with this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime; I can so sincerely forgive the first while i abhor the last: with this creed revenge never worries my heart, degradation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice never crushes me too low: I live in a calm, looking to the end."
Helen’s head, always drooping, sank a little lower as she finished this sentence. I saw by her look she wished no longer to talk to me, but rather to converse with her own thoughts.”—Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte