"I'm not a real person and neither is anyone else."

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

I can't recall a single amazing thing I have seen firsthand that I didn't immediately reference to a movie or TV show. . . You know the awful singsong of the blasé: Seeeen it. I've literally seen it all, and the worst thing, the thing that makes me want to blow my brains out, is: The secondhand experience is always better. The image is crisper, the view is keener, the camera angle and the soundtrack manipulate my emotions in a way reality can't anymore. I don't know that we are actually human at this point. . . 

 

It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters. -- Page 73