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MORE MOVIE WISDOM

 

Compiled by William Thomas

 

 

Whether spontaneous or scripted, actors (and directors) say the darndest things. For good or ill, their Zen-like insights and larger-than-life actions largely define our shared narrative. And occasionally give us pause for thought. Which is why I watch movies at home with a netbook in hand. 


Pass the popcorn and enjoy…

 

 

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EARTHLIGHT

"I haven't seen all the planets in the universe, but I 've seen this one from afar. There can't be much better."

-THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON

 

 


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    True Detective


“GOD” 

"I ain't lookin' for help from on high. That's a long wait for a train don't come." -SERENITY

 

"When I talk about belief, why do you always assume that I'm talking about God?" -SERENITY


“If man is made in God's image, then God is deeply messed up.” -SYRIANA 

 

"The mystery transcendent. The source of life. What is it? No one knows.” -THE POWER OF MYTH

 

"It's just one story. The oldest. Light versus dark.” 

-TRUE DETECTIVE

 

"One radiance shines through all things.” 

-THE POWER OF MYTH

 

“Some day you're gonna wake up and you're gonna be dead.” -WALL STREET 2


"Bless me father, for I will sin." -ON THE ROAD 


 

HOW IT WORKS

"Nothin' is ever over." -TRUE DETECTIVE

 

"Isn't everything about something?" -MR ROBOT

 

"Everybody's guilty." –TRUE DETECTIVE

 

“There's philosophy and there's you know, life, man.”

-SURFER, DUDE

 

“In the end we will find ourselves at the beginning."

-TRUE DETECTIVE

 

district 9

“If time is circular, our death cannot be an end but another beginning.” -THE END OF TIME

 

“Joberg represents the future of the planet the 5% elite controls the rest of the impoverished have-not. More and more people, less and less resources, and the rich are going to protect what they have.” -DISTRICT 9 (director)

 


“Sometimes a man may meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” -THE INTERNATIONAL

 

“Sometimes bigger isn't better. Sometimes bigger is too much.” –JAWS (director)

 

“Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.”

-THE INTERNATIONAL

 

"Politics and crime, they're the same thing."

Catch-22

-GODFATHER 3

 

"I seen it the first time... But I pushed it clean out of my head.” 

-ALL THE KING'S MEN

 

“Sometimes you get. And sometimes you get gotten.” 

 -TEXAS KILLING FIELDS

 

"My strong suspicion is we get the world we deserve.” 

-TRUE DETECTIVE 2

 

“Life changes fast. Lightning strikes. In an instant everything that was is not what is.” -JOLENE


“I think we're there.” -CATCH 22

 

 


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SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING

"I seen it the first time... But I pushed it clean out of my head." -ALL THE KING'S MEN

 

“Everyone's got their reasons.” -GONE BABY GONE

 

“When did Noah build the ark? Before the rain. Before the rain.” -SPY GAME

 

“99% of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in danger of contagion.” -SURFER, DUDE

 

“If they were all so concerned, why didn't they do something about it? But, of course, that's human nature. Nobody does anything until it's too late.” -PREY

 

“Surely, someone's going to put a stop to this.”

-WEST OF MEMPHIS

 

 

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TRY THIS…

"Compromise where you can. Where you can't, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye and say no. You move."

–THE AVENGERS: CIVIL WAR

 

“You have to go back to the beginning, when there were no names. Things don't have names.” 

-THE END OF TIME

 

"Am I paying attention to the right things?"

-TRUE DETECTIVE

 

“You must think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.” -THE INTERNATIONAL

 

"You never know unless you go." -STORM SURFERS

 

“Fuck normal people.” -MARGIN CALL

 

"I ain’t no townie. I ain't livin' like that." -MUD

 

"My motto is: You keep your hands in your pockets, your flanks covered, and you don't sleep in strange beds." 

-AFTER THE STORM

 

“It's all happening so quickly. We're losing the ability to interact with each other on a human level. We're just staring at screens and monitors. It might be good to go out there and have things be a bit more tangible. Look up from the screen. Take in the world you live in. Maybe do something about it. Maybe don't. But at least experience it." -MR ROBOT

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“Accompanied only by their dogs, they live off the land. They are completely self-reliant. They are truly free. No rules. No taxes. No government. No laws. No bureaucracy. No films. No radio. Equipped only with their own values and standards of conduct.” -HAPPY PEOPLE

 





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Fail-Safe

 

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MACHINES RULE!

“Texting more than talking, tweeting more than they're meeting.” -PARANOID

 

"It starts with a quiet hum, an empty screen inviting you. ‘Come inside,’ it says. ‘We're always open’.” 

-PERFECT STRANGER

 

"One swipe and the system gets you forever."

-THE LAST ENEMY

 

“We are all to blame. We let our machines get out of hand.” -FAIL SAFE

 


 

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Private Peaceful



THE SEXES

"You know how it is. You want a wife. But only half the time." -TRUE DETECTIVE

 

"I only do that with other girls because I love you, baby." -STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

 

“Luckily there are women who like every conceivable kind of guy.” -CATCH 22

 

"Everything is fucking.” (two women arguing)

-TRUE DETECTIVE II

 

"Women had their say, there wouldn't be wars."

-PRIVATE PEACEFUL

 

 

Battle LA

GUNS & VIOLENCE

“Guns don't want options.’ 

-TATIANA

 

"Get your retaliation in first.

 -GOOD KILL

 

"Heavy shit is highly over-rated." -BATTLEFIELD LA

 

"I was killed." (young civil war soldier's last diary entry)

-THE CIVIL WAR

 

 



BlackSails

Black Sails



HOW AN EMPIRE ENDS

“So the spirit of America is a gangster spirit? Definitely. That's America.”  -THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

 

"They are here for our resources. When you invade a place for its resources you wipe out the indigenous population. Those are the rules of any colonization."        –BATTLEFIELD LA

 

"When people complain about others, it's usually because of their own shortcomings." -PIECE OF CAKE 

 

"Shame went the way of honour, didn't it?"

-TURKS & CAICOS

 

“How can there be a future when there is no honesty?”

-TATIANA

 

“All that's going wrong in the world is being nurtured by America.” -GONZO

 

"The things you've done, my God, it must be awful being you." -BLACK SAILS

 

“Everything I hate about this country. No sense of the common good. No vision.” -THE LONE RANGER

 

“You kept thinking it was going to stop. And it didn't.”

-THE HUSTLER

 

Angriffs

“The Americans seem like such a scared crowd.”

-FAIL SAFE

 

"Look up. Go ahead, look up. You see the drone? No. That’s all right because the drone sees you. It sees your face. We know who you are." -13 HOURS

 

“There goes the neighborhood. Thank fuck for that."

-ABOVE THE CLOUDS

 

"You're in for a rough ride, Jack. Payback's a bitch and the stripper's name was karma." -13 HOURS

 

 

WHAT STEPHEN HAWKING DIDN’T TELL US ABOUT THE BIG BANG

“Nothing about what banged, why it banged and what happened before it banged.” -FABRIC OF THE COSMOS

 

 

 

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