Saw “Wakefield” (movie) just now. Loved it. Not at all what I had expected from the synopsis. That sounded like a creepy/ stalker sort of movie, but the actual movie was amazing. Two nice quotes from it.
This is from a point in the movie where the main character (Howard) realizes how he has escaped from a prison of his own making (his past behavior and insecurities):
If anything, I’ve come into my senses fully.
My god, I can see it so clearly.
I’ve constructed the whole thing.
The jealousy …
… the resentment …
…the selfish urgency.
Howard is victim.
Howard is persecutor.
Howard has mastered the world.
That was my prison. That’s what I’ve escaped.
Leaving me where now?
An outcast of cosmos.
And this is just a line he says sometime as he is watching his wife.
I just want you to want me as much as I want you.