Waking Life

This is so cool. Somewhere between fandom and “too much free time” this guy has put together a bang-up tribute site to Richard Linklater’s Waking Life. An animated movie that, upon repeated viewings, is fast becoming one of my all-time favorites. He’s got the script from all of the philosophical ramblings organized by character. So now you can read the movie. Very cool indeed.

Here’s my favorite quote from the movie, from the animated character played by Linklater himself:

“There’s only one instant, and it’s right now, and it’s eternity. And, it’s an instant in which God is posing a question, and that question is basically, “Do you wanna be one with eternity, do you want to be in heaven?” And, we’re all saying, “Nooo thank you, not just yet.” And so time is actually just this constant saying “No” to God’s invitation. I mean, that’s what time is. It’s no more 50 A.D. than it’s 2001. There’s just this one instant, and that’s what we’re always in. …This is the narrative of everyone’s life. Behind the phenomenal difference there is but one story, and that’s the story of moving from the “No” to the “Yes.” All of life is like, “No thank you, No thank you, No thank you.” And then, ultimately, it’s, “Yes I give in, Yes I accept, Yes I embrace.” I mean, that’s the journey. Everyone gets to the “Yes” in the end, right?”

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