Heh. I am currently reading a very odd book (for me) that a friend at work gave to me at work during our office move. It's by Erika Lopez and it's called The Girl Must Die: A Monster Girl Memoir. Not my usual taste in literature, kinda punk, but I'm enjoying it anyways (<a href=" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130674770
">NPR review in case anyone's interested</a>).
I kinda love what she has to say about quotes, early on in the book (remainder is a direct quote from Ms. Lopez's book - third bit is my favorite, been there done that although in a mild-mannered form):
When you're in agony and in between being drunk or stoned through the terrors, you clutch onto quotes like that kitty poster where it says "Hang in there!"
Quotes contradict each other. Some quotes save; some quotes kill. Sometimes they change or have expiration dates.
They tell you to follow your bliss, but that's all they say. They don't say that sometimes your bliss will turn on you and chain you to the back of ta pickup truck and race you through gravel quarries, leaving you like a shredded human cheese.