"There are three things to my account that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, another is something to look forward to and another is someone to chase. First off, I wanna thank God, because that’s who I look up to. He has graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand. He has shown me that its a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. In the words of the late Charlie Laughton, ‘When you got God, you got a friend, and that friend is you.
To my family, that’s who I look forward to. … Thank you.
And to my hero, that’s who I chase. When I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come to me, ‘Who’s your hero?’ and I said, ‘I don’t know. I gotta think about that, give me a couple of weeks.’ I come back two weeks later, and this person comes up, ‘Who’s your hero?’ and I said, ‘I thought about it and you know who it is, it’s me in 10 years.’
So I turned 25 10 years later and that same person comes to me and says, ‘So are you a hero?’ and I said, ‘Not even close!’ And she said, ‘Why?’ and I said, ‘Because my hero is me at 35.’ Every day and every week and every month of my life, my hero is always 10 years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna obtain that, I know I’m not, which is just fine with me because that keeps me somebody to keep on chasing.
So to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to and whoever it is we’re chasing—to that I say, alright, alright, alright. And then I say, just keep livin’.”
- Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar Acceptance Speech
i want to write poetry
with my tongue
between your lips