Words of wisdom from films?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Standoffish, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Frederick Mars

    Frederick Mars Well-Known Member

    Medway, UK
    'Never go full retard' - Tropic Thunder
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  2. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    I think of The Wizard Of Oz movie as words of wisdom for me.
  3. GLENN

    GLENN Forum Resident

    Kingsport,TN, USA
    "Play nice" -- Woody, Toy Story
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  4. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    That's a great one. Toy Story happens to be one of my favorite movies.
  5. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    Training Day - "Sometimes you gotta have a little dirt on you for anybody to trust you."
  6. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
  7. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV

  8. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    If Maxie Heller was so f'in' smart, how come he's so f'in' dead? Prizzi's Honor
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  9. Alert

    Alert Well-Known Member

    Great River, NY
    Scarlett: "There's only one way you can help me. Take me away. There's nothing to keep us here. Nothing."
    Ashley: "Nothing, except honor."

    -- Gone With the Wind (1939)
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  10. RK2249

    RK2249 Forum Resident

    South Jersey
    You never open your mouth till you know what the shot is - Ricky Roma (Glengarry Glen Ross)
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  11. JoeD

    JoeD Well-Known Member

    Ferris Bueller: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
  12. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

  13. Scopitone

    Scopitone I wanna be Archtop when I grow up

    Denver, CO
    Rannulph Junuh: Grow up Hardy!

    Hardy Greaves: It ain't time for me to grow up, Mr. Junuh.

    Rannulph Junuh: You're daddy is out sweeping streets because he took every last dime he had, and used it to pay up every man and woman he owed and every business who worked for him, instead of declaring bankruptcy like everyone else in town, including your best friend Wilbur Charles' dad, Raymond, which is why he's able to sit around all day long on his dignity! You're daddy stared adversity in the eye, Hardy. And he beat it back with a broom.

    - The Legend of Bagger Vance
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  14. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Patrick Bateman: Do you like Phil Collins? I've been a big Genesis fan ever since the release of their 1980 album, Duke. Before that, I really didn't understand any of their work. Too artsy, too intellectual. It was on Duke where Phil Collins' presence became more apparent. I think Invisible Touch was the group's undisputed masterpiece. It's an epic meditation on intangibility. At the same time, it deepens and enriches the meaning of the preceding three albums. Listen to the brilliant ensemble playing of Banks, Collins and Rutherford. You can practically hear every nuance of every instrument. In terms of lyrical craftsmanship, the sheer songwriting, this album hits a new peak of professionalism. Take the lyrics to Land of Confusion. In this song, Phil Collins addresses the problems of abusive political authority. In Too Deep is the most moving pop song of the 1980s, about monogamy and commitment. The song is extremely uplifting. Their lyrics are as positive and affirmative as anything I've heard in rock. Phil Collins' solo career seems to be more commercial and therefore more satisfying, in a narrower way. Especially songs like In the Air Tonight and Against All Odds. But I also think Phil Collins works best within the confines of the group, than as a solo artist, and I stress the word artist. This is Sussudio, a great, great song, a personal favorite.

    American Psycho
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  15. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    "It is possible to overplan. You don't want to turn the crew into robots." Mr Henry, from Bottle Rocket
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  16. PonceDeLeroy

    PonceDeLeroy Forum Resident

    That's some catch, that Catch-22! -- Yossarian
    It's the best catch there is! -- Doc Daneeka
  17. PonceDeLeroy

    PonceDeLeroy Forum Resident

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    HOWARD: Something up your nose?
    Blow it out, it'll do you good.
    Don't think you two
    are putting anything over on me.
  18. Combination

    Combination Forum Resident

    New Orleans
    Good one, but it was Marxie! :p
  19. PonceDeLeroy

    PonceDeLeroy Forum Resident

    The Reivers

    Boss and Lucius

    Well, you've had a lively four days.
    What was it like?
    What did you do?

    You want to hear everything?

    Whatever you care to tell me.

    We went to Mr. Binford's place.

    I am acquainted with Mr. Binford's place.

    They've got some very nice ladies there.

    You spent the night?
    - Corrie put me to bed.

    - Who would Corrie be?

    She's a friend of Boon's.
    She got to be my friend, too.

    And then?

    The next bed I slept in was Uncle Possum's.
    He's an old man, like you...
    only colored.
    He made me say my prayers.


    I guess I'll have to say
    a lot of them from now on.

    Why is that?

    - I've been telling lies.

    - Yes, I'm aware of that.


    I know.

    Come here.

    - I can't.

    - Why not?
    Because you're a liar?

    Yes, sir.
    'Cause you're afraid
    I won't ever trust you again?
    That I don't consider you reliable?
    That I've lost my respect for you?
    Is that it?

    Yes, sir.

    That's a heavy burden to carry, isn't it?

    Yes, sir.

    Well, you may have to live with that feeling.

    For the rest of my life?

    But for a while.

    - I can't, Boss.

    - Yes, you can. You will.
    A gentleman can live through anything.
    A gentleman accepts
    the responsibilities of his actions...
    and bears the burden
    of their consequences...
    even when he himself
    did not instigate them...
    but only acquiesced to them...
    didn't say no,
    though he knew he should have.
    Now, come here.

    My face was against his stiff collar
    and his shirt...
    and I could smell him.
    The starch, and the shaving lotion...
    and the chewing tobacco...
    and finally, that faint smell of whiskey
    from the toddy...
    which he took in bed
    every morning before he got up.

    There, there, now.
    That must have emptied the cistern.
    Now, go wash your face.
    A gentleman cries, too,
    but he always washes his face.
    I'll get you out of the doghouse, Lucius.
    One of these days,
    I'm gonna tell them both that it was me...
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  20. Breanna

    Breanna Member

    (Being There) Chance: As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden.
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  21. J. Umbari

    J. Umbari Forum Resident

    "Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets". - Travis Bickle

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  22. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    I fixed it from that, thought I was mis-spelling it
  23. wingsoveramerica

    wingsoveramerica Active Member

    Williamsport, Md
    The Godfather
    “A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.”
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  24. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Forum Resident

    Pemberwick, CT
    lol, I saw the thread title, and 'my father taught me many things - he taught me in this room...'

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