Why won’t you die?”
“Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof.
Can’t they just say what they mean? Can you? Language, after all, is not just about points and meanings. It is a medium of communication, yes, but also of avoidance, misdirection, self-protection and plain confusion…
Look, other bands, they wanna make it about sex or pain. But, you know, the Beatles, they had it all figured out. “I Wanna Hold Your Hand. ” That’s the first single. It’s f-ing brilliant, right? Perhaps the most f-ing brilliant song ever written.
Because they nailed it. That’s what everyone wants. Not 24-7 hot wet sex. Not a marriage that lasts a hundred years. Not a Porsche or a blow job or a million-dollar crib. No. They just wanna hold your hand.
What they don’t understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you’re eleven, you’re also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one. And when you wake up on your eleventh birthday you expect to feel eleven, but you don’t. You open your eyes and everything’s just like yesterday, only it’s today. And you don’t feel eleven at all. You feel like you’re still ten. And you are –underneath the year that makes you eleven.
Like some days you might say something stupid, and that’s the part of you that’s still ten. Or maybe some days you might need to sit on your mama’s lap because you’re scared, and that’s the part of you that’s five. And maybe one day when you’re all grown up maybe you will need to cry like if you’re three, and that’s okay. That’s what I tell Mama when she’s sad and needs to cry. Maybe she’s feeling three.
Because the way you grow old is kind of like an onion or like the rings inside a tree trunk or like my little wooden dolls that fit one inside the other, each year inside the next one. That’s how being eleven years old is.
You can’t reap what you don’t sow.
Tron: If you are a User, then everything you’ve done has been according to a plan.
Kevin Flynn: Ha! You wish! Well, you know what it was like. You just keep doin’ what it looks like what you’re supposed to be doin’, no matter how crazy it seems.
Tron: Well, that’s the way it is for programs, yes.
Kevin Flynn: I hate to disappoint you, pal, but most of the time, that’s the way it is for Users too.
Alan Bradley: Some programs will be thinking soon.
Dr. Walter Gibbs: Won’t that be grand? Computers and the programs will start thinking and the people will stop.