Our Ambitions

The ambitions we have will become the stories we live. If you want to know what a person’s story is about, just ask them what they want. If we don’t want anything, we are living boring stories, and if we want a Roomba vacuum cleaner, we are living stupid stories. If it won’t work in a story it won’t work in life.
Donald Miller
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

No Context Quotation

‘For that couple of minutes she symbolized everything that is wrong with how we perceive beauty as a society, she was the store bought ideal that drives girls to bulimia and anorexia. She was the skinny thinspiration that helps thirteen year olds put off eating for just one more day, and so I walked over and punched her.’

Joey Corneau: Lockpick Pornography. 

 

I have no context for this quote. From what I can figure out about the book it isn’t something I want to read, but the quote just makes me smile. I like it as a story unto itself. I think if I had the context I wouldn’t find this quote so compelling, I like making up my own heroine and all of the stuff she has lived through to get her to the point where she finally just snaps. Anyway, just thought I would share.