“It’s easy to be cynical. Especially today, when it looks like all our heroes are crooks, our role models, frauds. Every now and again, however, when you least expect it, the real thing comes along: Someone who can find the heart inside the cynic and give those who hold nothing sacred something to believe in.”—Early Edition (via strawberries-n-cream)
Everybody makes choices. That’s the American way. It’s in the Constitution. Every schlub has a vote. You get up in the morning, you decide what to wear, what to eat, what to waste your money on. You go with what you know, which usually ain’t much.
…The point being, sometimes the choice is easy, and sometimes… you don’t have one at all.
“Things connect, especially in a big city. People rub elbows, among other things. It’s what you call a democracy. It’s one big melting pot…whatever that is. Where the little guy at the bottom can sit down to lunch with the guys at the top—in theory, anyway. No matter where you look, you can see it in action—the free and open exchange of ideas, the meeting of minds. Not that the system doesn’t have a few bugs. The pot is where there’s opportunity for all.”—Early Edition 1.05 (via nighthart001)