Sunday, December 12, 2010


This Thursday I have one of my favorite work related activities. I go to a school sponsored workshop where there's free breakfast and we write all day.

We have to bring a favorite quote or poem or paragraph or whatever to give to another member of the workshop, who will then share that quote with the class. I thought about it for a while - Romeo and Juliet? "The Jabberwocky"? A little Edith Wharton?

To hell with it. I love all of those, but I love something else more.

This shit is poignant. People need to listen. There is one line in all of literature that fully expresses the seriousness of the situation, and that one line is what I will share with the class this week. The rest of the class will no doubt bring in super important messages, but none will be as vital to the survival of the human race as mine.

My quote:

"Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead."  -Kyle Reese


  1. Anonymous9:11 AM

    sorry for being so rude and off topice Emily
    but i have to post, its been a long struggle but we made it, finally...break open the bottle of red wine, talk soon guys...btw, your blog is the only one I read!

    The top ten are as follows, complete black list being delivered today as per ******** ****

    49 votes: "College Republicans" by Wes Jones. Aspiring politician Karl Rove leads a dirty campaign for College Republican chairman under the guidance of Lee Atwater. Anonymous Content producing.

    47 votes: "Jackie" by Noah Oppenheim. Jacqueline Kennedy's life immediately after her husband's assassination. Darren Aronofsky directing for Fox Searchlight.

    45 votes: "All You Need Is Kill" by Dante Harper. A new army recruit in a war against aliens finds himself caught in a time loop. Set up at Warner Bros. Doug Liman may direct.

    43 votes: "Safe House" by David Guggenheim. A young man at a CIA-run safe house must help a rogue ex-agent escape assassins. Universal Pictures to produce with Daniel Espinoza to direct. Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington to star.

    39 votes: "Stoker" by Wentworth Miller. After the death of her father, a teenage girl must deal with a mysterious uncle. Fox Searchlight purchased the script.

    32 votes: "999" by Matt Cook. A gang of crooked cops plans a major heist that requires them to shoot a fellow officer. Anonymous Content producing.

    31 votes: "Margin Call" by J.C. Chandor. A fictional account of the final 24 hours of Lehman Brothers. Chandor has directed stars Kevin Spacey and Paul Bettany. Film will debut at Sundance Film Festival next month.

    30 votes: "American Bull----" by Eric Warren Singer. The true story of the FBI's 1980 undercover sting operation of Congress, dubbed Abscam, which was designed to root out corruption and was the brainchild of a con man. Sony Pictures has optioned the script.

    28 votes: "Argo" by Chris Terrio. The true story of how the CIA, with help from Hollywood, used a fake movie project to smuggle hostages out of Tehran during the 1979 hostage crisis. Optioned by Warner Bros.

    24 votes: "The Last Son of Isaac Lemay" by Greg Johnson. An aging outlaw, convinced that there's evil in his genes, goes on a journey to kill his offspring. Gore Verbinski's company producing.


  2. hellresident11:52 AM

    Of course that would be your quote. You did dress up as Sarah Connor many Halloweens ago, after all.

  3. Are you sure that quote wasn't about Fox lawyers?


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