"Have you checked the children lately?"
-When a Stranger calls
"Have you checked the children lately?"
-When a Stranger calls
Fragile as the snow frozen to the pine needles in the deep mountains, my own existence in the world
"Our pets heads are falling off!" see who can guess that line first. such a great flick!
"Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts." To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm
It was the best of times,it was the worst of times.
Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities.
"You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person"
- anonymous quote.
The 'tears in the rain' soliloquy from Blade Runner:
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die." - Roy Batty
"I have a bad feeling about this..."
"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
"On such an inimical world life can evolve in one of two ways. There are the defeated, littered on countless planets across the cosmos; weak, anaemic creatures huddled in their dead-end sanctuaries, a little protective niche in the local ecology, never rising above a rudimentary level, their very lack of sophistication providing them with the means of continuation. Or there are the triumphant, the creatures which refuse to be beaten, which fight tooth and nail and claw against their adversity; those for which circumstances act as an evolutionary spur."
Not a quote, but a small excerpt from The Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton. I've read the entire trilogy twice now, and plan to read it again in the future; it's just so incredibly well written.
Slapstick, or Lonesome No More! by kurt vonnegut
"I believe one should fight for what one believes. Provided one is absolutely sure one is absolutely right."
"I am sick of your foul language, your crude behavior and your sluttish manner. There are certain things a decent woman keeps private, and only a filthy slut would have done this and those who stood by and encouraged her are just as bad. I don't care who's responsible - you're all to blame. Now, I am going to leave this room for five minutes by which time that disgusting object had better be removed and the windows opened to clear away the stench. If you must play these filthy games, do them in your homes, and not in my classroom!"
Mark Thackeray, To Sir, With Love.
My favorite novel is Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, but my favorite quote is from another of his novels - Taiko. It's spoken by a minor character named Kanbei. He is sent by one lord to anther to request a favor, but to his surprise, he's taken prisoner and thrown into a castle dungeon. While sitting in the cold dank dungeon, he says this line, out loud, to nobody.
"It's interesting, isn't it? Being in the world."
"You can't handle the truth!" - A Few Good Men/Aaron Sorkin
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
You're just a virgin who can't drive
Because someone told me they had siggies disabled......
The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin,
~Jules WInnfield - Pulp Fiction
Another good one from a novel I read recently:
“Who has never killed an hour? Not casually or without thought, but carefully: a premeditated murder of minutes. The violence comes from a combination of giving up, not caring, and a resignation that getting past it is all you can hope to accomplish. So you kill the hour. You do not work, you do not read, you do not daydream. If you sleep it is not because you need to sleep. And when at last it is over, there is no evidence: no weapon, no blood, and no body. The only clue might be the shadows beneath your eyes or a terribly thin line near the corner of your mouth indicating something has been suffered, that in the privacy of your life you have lost something and the loss is too empty to share.”
― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves
“What is for you to decide is what to do with the time that has been given you”
― Gandalf, Lord of the Rings
"I just wish that I could go some place where nobody knows me"
Stand by Me
"I believe life is magical. It is so precious. And there are so many kinds of life in this life. So many things to love. The love for a husband or a wife, a boyfriend or girlfriend. The love for children. The love for yourself. And even material things. This is my love. It is mine. And it fills me and it defines me. And it compels me on."
- Year of the Dog (an unusual place to find such a memorable quote)
"Show me a beautiful woman and I'll show you a man who is tired of fucking her" - A Perfect Stanger
Eternal youth and endless life. I'll sacrifice everything and everyone to obtain it
Kyle's mom is a big fat bitch.
"Excuse me, but do you have the Texas Chainsaw Mascara?"
'The fates have given mankind a patient soul.'
'Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.'
-Homer, The Iliad
"You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"
I don't know about favorite, but they're pretty cool.
"The hardest thing in this world, is to live in it."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
I make my bed with the stars above my head and dream of a place called home.
"I'm your huckleberry" Val Kilmer, Thombstone.
"It was the afternoon of my eighty-first birthday, and I was in bed with my catamite when Ali announced that the archbishop had come to see me."
From The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman:
"You said I was a warrior. You told me that was my nature, and that I shouldn't argue with it. Father, you were wrong. I fought because I had to. I can't choose my nature, but I can choose what I do. And I WILL choose now, because I'm free."
I've read that entire trilogy at least 40 times over the last decade, and found something new to love about it each time.
There is more real pleasure to be gotten out of a malicious act, where your heart is in it, than out of thirty acts of a nobler sort.
- Mark Twain
"I live in a Democrat state. Losing representation would be an added bonus." justapixel
Wow...Im really bad at this one (deep fried US culture)
"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve"
"Goddammit that's not all; because if one of those things gets down here then all of THIS, this bullshit you think is so important, you can just kiss all that goodbye!" - Ellen Ripley in ALIENS
"The beginning is a very delicate time." - Frank Herbert, Dune
"There seems to be an alien pubic hair floating around in my gin, never seen it before in my life, have you?"
Burke Dennings - The Exorcist
A similar line is in the novel too, lol
I'm only brave when I have to. Being brave doesn't mean looking for trouble.
The Lion King
You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff
― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
"Get away from her, you bitch!" Ellen Ripley in Aliens.