Memorable Quotes & Movie Lines
"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety, a hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful with our lives. Try to be at peace with yourself and help others share that peace. If you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true goal, the true meaning of life."~ The Dalai Lama
"Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and to move forward with your life."~ Dr. David Burns
"All men should strive to
learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why."
~ James Thurber
"A substantial part of what lies ahead of you is going to be claimed by boredom. No college prepares you for that eventuality .... You'll be bored with your work, your friends, your spouses, your lovers, the view from your window, the furniture or wallpaper in your room, your thoughts, yourselves. Accordingly, you'll try to devise ways of escape ... you may take up changing your job, residence, company, country, climate; you may take up promiscuity, alcohol, travel, cooking lessons, drugs, psychoanalysis. But, if it takes will-paralyzing boredom to bring your significance home, then hail the boredom. You are insignificant because you are finite .... And the more finite a thing is, the more it is charged with life, emotions, joy, fears and compassion."
~ Joseph Brodsky
FISH CALLED WANDA
BACK TO THE FUTURE
GOOD WILL HUNTING
-- No, no, I'm going to talk to you.
Right. What are you going to talk to me about?
-- I'm going to talk to you about whether or not you want to get married
Yes, I know.
-- Well, thanks a freakin' bunch!
I'm sorry, but two days ago you were making tapes for that girl from the Reader.
Well forgive me if I don't think of you as the world's safest bet.
-- Would you marry me if I was?
What brought all this on?
-- I don't know. I'm just sick of thinking about it all the time.
-- This stuff. Love and settling down and marriage you know - I wanna think about something else.
I changed my mind. That's the most romantic thing I've ever heard. I do. I will.
-- Just shut up, please, I'm trying to explain, okay? That other girl, or other women, whatever, I was thinking that they're just fantasies, you know, and they always seem really great because they're never any problems, and if there are they're cute problems like we bought each other the same Christmas present or she wants to go see a movie I've already seen, you know? And then I come home and you and I have real problems and you don't want to see the movie I wanna see, period. There's no lingerie...
-- I have lingerie!
Yes you do. You have great lingerie but you also have cotton underwear that's been washed a thousand times and its hanging on the thing and ... and they have it too just I don't have to see it because it's not the fantasy ... do you understand? I'm tired of the fantasy because it doesn't really exist and there are never really any surprises and it never really...
Delivers. Right. And I'm tired of it and I'm tired of everything else for that matter but you'll never see me get tired of you ... so ...
-- I think I know what you mean, but were you really expecting me to say
I don't know. I didn't think about it, really. I thought asking was the
-- Well, you asked. Thank you.
Top 5 songs about death.
A Laura's Dad tribute list, okay? Okay.
Leader of the Pack. The guy fuckin' beefs it on his motorcycle and dies, right?
Dead Man's Curve. Jan & Dean.
-- Do you know that right after they recorded that song Jan himself crashed his car ...
It was Dean you fuckin' idiot ...
++ It was Jan. It was a long time after the song.
Okay, whatever. Tell Laura I Love Her. That would bring the house down - Laura's Mom could sing it.
You know what I'd want? One Step Beyond by Madness. And, uh, You Can't Always Get What You Want.
-- No. Immediate disqualification because of its involvement with THE
Oh God. You're right!
-- Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot.
You bastard! That's so good - that should have been mine.
(sung to the theme of The Night Chicago Died)....The night Laura's daddy died. Sha na na na na na na na na! Brother what a night it really was. Mother what a night it really ... angina's tough! Glory be!
"We see a deadly sin on every street corner, in every home, and we tolerate it. We tolerate it because it's commonplace ... it's trivial. We tolerate it morning, noon and night. Well, not anymore. I'm setting the example and what I've done is going to be puzzled over, and studied and followed ... forever."
SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
THREE O'CLOCK HIGH
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME
You know, Terry - a lot of people come to see me with all kinds of
problems: drugs, alcohol, marital problems, sexual problems....
job you have, man (laughing).
Well, I like it. Because even in this little town I really feel like what
I do is very connected with the real center of people's lives. I'm not
saying I'm always Mr. Effective, but I don't feel like my life is off to
the side of what's important. I don't feel that my happiness and comfort
are based on closing my eyes to trouble within myself or trouble in other
people. I don't feel like a negligible little scrap, floating around in
some kind of empty void with no sense of connectedness to anything around
me except by virtue of whatever little philosophies I can scrap together
on my own. Can I ask
you, Terry - do you think your life is important?
Yeah - I believe that.…
Nobody teaches a writer anything. You tell them what you know. You tell them to find their voice and stay with it. You tell the ones that have it to keep at it. You tell the ones that don't have it to keep at it too, because that's the only way they're going to get to where they're going. Of course, it does help if you know where you want to go.
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