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“According to communication researcher Will Shutz, all humans have three interpersonal needs: control, inclusion, and affection. We each have a need to control others and to be controlled by others. We also each have a need to be included in others’ lives or to include others in our lives. Finally, we each have a need for affection or being liked by others and the need to express our liking for others.”


Training and Development, text for Corporate and Instructional Media Class

This is one of my favorite quote and the only one I’ve ever been inspired by from a college textbook. It quickly describes some of the most basic human needs.

Three Interpersonal Needs


“We need much bigger pockets.. . pockets big enough for our family, our friends, people we havent met that we still want to protect.” Chapter 2, 44:00

“My life story is the story of everyone I’ve ever met” – Chater 4, 17:08

“idealistics means you live by what you think is right.- chapter 4, 46:12

“There are more place that you haven’t heard than you’ve heard of. – Chapter 4 58:20

“It;s not a horrible world, but it’s filled with a lot of horrible people” – Chapter 4 1:01:23

“I’ve lived long enought to know I’m not 100% about anything: – Chapter 4 1:02:03

“wouldn’t it be great if mattresses had spaces for your arm. So when you turned to your side you would fit just right.  . .  also it would make snuggling easier. . and making snuggling easier is important. ” – Chapter 5 24:20

“I feel too much. . .My insides don’t match up with my outsides. . . Maybe that’s what a person’s personality is, the difference of the inside vs the outside” – part 2 Chapter 1 35:40

“Dig deep into my bellybutton? . . . stomach anus”  part 2 chapter 1 39:55

“it’s the tragedy of loving. you can’t love anything more than something you miss” part 2 chapter 1 49:59

“You love an idea. .  I love our idea.. . That was the point, we were having an idea together. Life is scarier than death” Part 2 chapter 1 1:06:07

“I’m so afriad of losing something I love that i refuse to love anything. maybe that would’ve made the impossible, possible. but i couldnt do it. I buried too much, too deep inside of me” – part 2 chapter 1 1:08:00

“It’s hard for anyone . . . to spend more than a few minutes in Central Park without feeling that he or she is experiencing some tense, in addition to just the present.

Maybe we’re just missing the things we’ve lost. or hoping for what we want to come.” part 2 chapter 2 1:23:25

“I looked at everyone and wondered where they came from and who they missed and what they were sorry for ” chapter 2:19:46

empire state bulding

“why can’t people say what tey mean at the time. ” chapter 4 12:21

“It is my hope that our paths, however long and winding, will cross again. – chapter 4 13:27

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Quotes

Life of Pi Quotes


“I am who I am” – Chapter 5 :08

“It is true that those we meet can change us. sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterward. Even unto our names.” – chapter 5, :49

” All living things contain a measure of madness that moves them in strange, sometimes inexplicable ways. This madness can be saving. It is part and parcel with the ability to adapt. without it, no species would survive- Chapter 10 1:27

“Animals don’t escape from somewhere but to something” – chapter 10 

“Why do people move. What makes them uproot and leave everything they’ve known for a great unknown beyond the horizon. Why climb this Mt. Everest of formalities that makes you feel like a beggar.why enter this jungle of foreignness, where everything is new, strange and difficult?

The answer is the same the world over. people move in the hope of a better life.” – Chapter 29 :00-:40

“I am a person who believes in form. in the harmony of order. where we can we must give things a meaningful shape. – Chapter 44, 3:55

“It is important in life to conclude things properly. Only then can you let go. otherwise you are left with words you should’ve said but never did. and your heart is heavy with remorse” – Chapter 44 4:15

“Doesn’t the telling of something always become a story. . . isn’t just looking upon this world something of an invention”

“The world isn’t just the way it is. it is how we understand it. No? and in understanding it, we bring something to it. Doesn’t that make life a story? – chapter 49 16:00



Taken from Thought Catalog


I hope you like to laugh, but I don’t know that either. There are a lot of things I don’t know about you. I don’t know what you look like, where you work, the size shoe you wear or when I’m going to meet you. I feel like I’ve been in this place for so long. I want someone to look at that’s not my own reflection in the mirror. No matter how much I want, I can’t make you appear out of thin air. I can’t grow you in a garden. I can’t order you from a catalog. The only thing I can do is wait. I’ve been waiting for a long time now.

Maybe I should stop waiting for you. Maybe it’s time to stop making our bed, folding our clothes and paying our bills. That’s my bed, my clothes and my bills. You don’t exist; at least not yet.


Notes to my Future Boyfriend


My personal favorites include
4. Set your expectations low and your standards high (especially on dating).
6. If someone cares about you, they’ll make time for you. If they don’t, then they won’t. But with that said, no one can make time for you all the time.
15. Killing with kindness is approximately 99% more effective than being a bitch.
18. Every single person has a story. Every single person can teach you something new about something you know nothing about. And every single person can teach you something new about yourself. You just have to be open to it.



Let me set the mood for this post. You know the opening airport scene in Love Actually, where the Prime Minister says:

“Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. . . . If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”

Well I have a similar feeling. Yes love is great, blah blah blah.  I grew up in this country as an undocumented immigrant. Mainly this means, I did not have a social security # that allowed me to legally work, drive, or receive any federal/state financial aid for school. More importantly to me, it meant I didn’t have the legal documentation needed to board an airplane. I was stuck in California, never being able to go anywhere far enough you needed to fly. I felt so constricted.

When all that changed and I was finally able to board an airplane, I began to love airports. My romanticism with airports is their ability to reach long distances. It takes 5 hours on a plane to get to the other side of the country, an hour to go upstate, 15 hours to get to China or Bolivia. In a good way, aside from legalities, doesn’t it make the world feel so much smaller?

We’re so lucky to live in a time that we have access different parts of the world using this technology. We have the ability to travel to different cities, states, and countries and learn about other people and cultures. We have the ability to connect with friends and family members that live far away. Because of this, I genuinely enjoy going to airports even if it’s just to pick up friends or family. I love when they get in the car and hearing about their adventures and who they saw and if they talked to the person they sat next to. I love planning my next trip, imaginary or not.

While my dreams and fantasies on becoming a travel agent are quietly dwindling, I don’t think I’ll stop loving going to the airport. Many thanks to the Orville and Wilbur Wright in North Carolina for being the first in flight.