Finally made time to compile a portfolio of sorts. Please follow http://camsyocumen.com, which has a sub-blog: http://language.camsyocumen.com. Will make an effort to post a photo and a language post as much as possible. :-)
If we follow the trajectory of eros we consistently find it tracing out this same route: it moves out from the lover toward the beloved, then ricochets back to the lover himself and the hole in him, unnoticed before. Who is the real subject of most love poems? Not the beloved. It is that hole. — - Eros the Bittersweet: Finding the Edge, Anne Carson 1986
Nadal: When the thought of someone’s decapitated head upsets you, that is love.
- The Dictator, Larry Charles 2012
Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer
Private: She was programmed with the most tragic back story, ever.
- Wreck-it Ralph, Rich Moore 2012
Nick Halsey: I’m no different than any of you. I just don’t hide in my house.
- Everything Must Go, Dan Rush 2010
(Based on the short story, “Why Don’t You Dance” by Raymond Carver)
Sam: I know I should be thinking about Mum all the time, and I am. But the truth is, I’m in love and I was before she died, and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Daniel: Aren’t you a bit young to be in love?
Daniel: Oh, well, okay… right. Well, I mean, I’m a little relieved.
Daniel: Well, because I thought it would be something worse.
Sam: Worse than the total agony of being in love?
Daniel: Oh. No, you’re right. Yeah, total agony.
- Love, Actually; Richard Curtis 2003
Illustrations Of Unusual And Rarely Spoken Words - DesignTAXI.com
“Shipwrecked sailors attacked by man-eating sharks” - illustration from Sea and Land: An Illustrated History by JW Buel, 1887