Hello lovely readers,
I’ve been nominated by Simon for something that I’ve seen floating around my reader for a while now – the 3 day quote challenge! I love quotes. I’m a quote hoarder. I write them down and remember them and I always think they will come in use eventually so I guess I was right! Thank you, Simon, it sounds like great fun and I finally get to share some of my favourite quotes with my readers.
Today, I’m sharing a pretty long quote so I will keep the post it’s self nice and short. It’s the sort of dramatic, powerful speech that makes my heart beat irregularly and my skin feel funny. I think it’s absolutely fascinating that, if the matter has been forever constant, we are all everything.
“At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing – not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over. Each baby, then, is a unique collision – a cocktail, a remix – of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms. When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes – we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.” – Caitlin Moran
I italicised the final part of the quote as this is what hits me the hardest. “We have never been before, and we will never be again” – definitely something to live your life by. We are all amazing.
Thanks for reading,