How did we manage to miss this totally awesome quote from Ryan Gosling? In an interview with New York magazine about his upcoming movie BLUE VALENTINE (opening later this year, it’s a portrait of a marriage, co-starring Michelle Williams), he’s asked about his character’s tattoo of Shel Silverstein‚Äôs The Giving Tree on his arm, and replies: “That book is so fucked up; that story‚Äôs the worst. I mean, at the end the tree is a stump and the old guy just sitting on him — he‚Äôs just used him to death, and you‚Äôre supposed to want to be the tree? Fuck you. You be the tree. I don‚Äôt want to be the tree.” Now we can’t decide which we love more — Silverstein’s book or Gosling’s quote about it.
And now the YouTube character “Sassy Gay Friend” has jumped in to set the Giving Tree straight, with a little advice about how to get out of the “abusive relationship.” In case you’re at work, read some of our favorite quotes after the jump.