Hard Truths From 'Into the Woods'

  1. Though scary is exciting, NICE is different than GOOD.
  2. But how do I know what I want till I get what I want and I see if I like it?
  3. But then what if he knew who I am when I know that I'm not what he thinks that he wants?
  4. Princes wait there in the world, it's true. Princes yes, but wolves and humans too. Stay at home.
  5. And you think of all of the things you've seen, and you wish that you could live in between. And you're back again, only different from before.
  6. If life were only moments, even now and then a bad one. But if life were only moments then you'd never know you had one.
  7. Always in thrall most to anything...almost.
  8. Must it always be either less Or more, either plain Or grand? Is it always Or, is it never And?
  9. You're so nice. You're not good, you're not bad, you're just NICE. I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just RIGHT.
  10. Running away, go to it. Why stick around resigned? Trouble is son, the farther you run, the more you feel un-defined by what you have left undone, and more what you left behind.
  11. People make mistakes: fathers, mothers...holding to their own; thinking they're alone. Honor their mistakes, fight for their mistakes. Everybody makes one another's terrible mistakes.
  12. Sometimes people leave you halfway through the woods.
  13. Careful before you say "Listen to me."