30 Days of Carol: Day Three — Carol Quotes To Describe How I Feel About My Neighbor’s Guitar Playing

click for the full 30 Days of Carol

Everyone has their passion, and sometimes that passion doesn’t fully make sense to another person. For example, currently, writing about the same movie for 30 days straight is mine. My neighbors? Playing the same six chords on his guitar for hours at a time.

Here are 36 lines from Carol that sum up how I feel about my neighbor’s non-stop guitar playing.

  1. Can he do this?
  2. No. I don’t think so.
  3. Isn’t that awful?
  4. Why don’t you leave me alone?
  5. Jesus Christ.
  6. Don’t you dare – don’t you ever.
  7. Let’s get out of here.
  8. That can’t be right.
  9. I’m going away for a while… Whenever my car will take me.
  10. It’s not that good.
  11. How could he. How dare he…
  12. On what grounds?
  13. On. What. Grounds.
  14. What is this all about?
  15. That’s bold.
  16. Just… leave it be.
  17. Keep it!
  18. But everything’s alive.
  19. Is there any point in, I don’t know… fighting it?
  20. I might get away by myself. At least for a few days.
  21. There better be beer. Or wine.
  22. Goddamnit.
  23. No, no…
  24. I grieve…
  25. Don’t even start.
  26. Invasion of privacy?
  27. You’re drunk.
  28. I should go.
  29. I have to go.
  30. I don’t like to think of you.
  31. You call that a job? I call it an illusion.
  32. It shouldn’t be like this.
  33. Goddamnit!
  34. You shouldn’t…
  35. I don’t know if it’s right, but it’s legal.
  36. There are no accidents and he would have found us one way or another.
Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!


Los Angeles based writer. Let's keep it clean out there!

Erin has written 208 articles for us.


  1. I’m 2 days late to the party but Erin, thank you. 30 days of Carol is the most breathtaking, the most generous of gifts

    I wish you strength in the face of your guitar neighbour adversity

  2. Totally lost it at the “on what grounds? On. What. Grounds” part. This 30 days of Carol is pretty much everything to me right now.

  3. My tenant teaches violin – I empathize deeply.

    “I’m wide awake! I’ve never been more awake in my life! Why don’t you leave me alone!”

  4. Today is the day with Three French Hens,Two turtle doves And a Partridge in a pear tree?

  5. sometimes it feels like he is composing the score to “Carol Vs. Harge: Requiem,” but just the Harge scenes, and in surround sound

  6. Could this be the new Polari? Dropping a sentence into conversation as the queer woman’s secret handshake?

  7. Hark, Erin from Autostraddle does write,
    About that lesbian Carol for 30 nights,
    Peace on Earth and mercy mild,
    As the fanbase goes hog wild

  8. I may have told this story on here before because I feel like I tell it to everyone, but oh well!

    I once had a neighbor who sang only Chris Cornell’s parts of “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog for what felt like and very well may have been weeks. This wasn’t even in the 90s when it would have made sense. It was like 5 or 6 years ago. I once tried singing the Eddie Vedder parts along with him to let him know I could hear him, but he either didn’t hear me or it actually encouraged him because he did not stop.

    I wish I had had Carol quotes to get me through that harrowing experience, but alas, those were the dark times before the 2015 Oscar Nominated Film Carol existed.

    • That is an awesome response strategy, but I’m not surprised he didn’t stop. I bet his Temple of the Dog cover band was way more successful after you helped him rehearse the duet :D

  9. “I don’t know if it’s right, but it’s legal.”


    I had a roommate that this also applied to. You wouldn’t think someone could possibly sing as badly as that guy. We started to wonder if he was just doing it on purpose to see how many of his open mic nights we’d politely attend.

  10. I think you’re well on your way to making an entire *career* out of writing about Carol and I am impressed.

Comments are closed.