A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read/Quotes
Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.
No one really knows the ones they loveIf you knew everything they thought I bet that you'd wish that they'd just shut up
—Modest Mouse, "Lives"
"You don't get it. I didn't just hear what they were dumb enough to say out loud. I heard everything they were thinking about us. Every drop of pity, every shudder of horror, every bit of backhanded gratitude. Yes, I wanted to leave. Yes, I wanted to take Rita with me. It physically hurt to hear them thinking of her that way. How many times can you save the lives of this mob of people only to read their minds and find their contempt? Humanity are bastards; I've read enough of their minds to know."—Mento, DC Nation, "Filthy Lucre" plotline
"It's like seeing people with their clothes off - I never imagined they were like that! They do things without thinking about them, and they think about things without the slightest intention of doing them. I'll tell you one thing, people aren't anything like I imagined..."—"A Penny For Your Thoughts", The Twilight Zone
"No one should know exactly what someone else is thinking."—Simon Phillips, Fringe s03e12, "Concentrate and Ask Again"
"And if my thought-dreams could be seen - they'd probably put my head in a guillotine.But it's alright, Ma - It's life, and life only"
—Bob Dylan Last lines of "It's Alright, Ma (I'm only bleeding)"
"You can't possibly like somebody that you've opened up to, because you know them too well. The most you can do is tolerate them."—Kira, "The Speed Of Thought"
"You know what people don't realize? That ignorance of what other people are thinking is one of the keys to human happiness. Lets you have friends and lovers. Lets you keep a job."—Eric Letrobe, Alphas, "The Unusual Suspects"