The most insightful thing I ever heard, was overheard. I was waiting for a rail replacement bus in Hackney Wick. These two old women weren’t even talking to me - not because I’d offended them, I hadn’t, I’d been angelic at that bus stop, except for the eavesdropping. Rail replacement buses take an eternity, because they think they’re doing you a favour by covering for the absent train, you’ve no recourse.
Eventually the bus appeared, on the distant horizon, and one of the women, with the relief and disbelief that often accompanies the arrival of public transport said, ‘Oh look, the bus is coming.’ The other woman - a wise woman, seemingly aware that her words and attitude were potent and poetic enough to form the final sentence in a stranger’s book - paused, then said, ‘The bus was always coming.’
Russell Brand, My Booky Wook. This is the last paragraph of the book. I always loved this ending and found it immensely thought provoking. After I read his book, that’s when I realized I respected him as a person and acknowledge his struggles and triumphs. People dismiss him so often. But people do all kinds of stupid shit. You can’t trust people’s opinions. You have to create your own. In my opinion, Russell Brand is an inspirational human with many wonderful qualities that I admire and aspire to. (via laineydiamond
You are dead on.