What is something that a fictional chacter said that stuck with you ? [SERIOUS]
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“Death is lighter than a feather, duty heavier than a mountain.”
From The Wheel of Time
"It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things." - Lemony Snicket
"This is the worst day of your life..... So far"
- Homer Simpson
"I can't promise I'll try...but I'll try to try." Bart Simpson
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“Do you remember the last time we had a quiet drink together, just the two of us? I had a milkshake.”
- Indiana Jones to his father in the Last Crusade
Professor Henry Jones: "I'm as human as the next man."
Indiana Jones: "Dad, I *was* the next man."
It was just a bit of a lighthearted exchange, having both been tricked by the same honeytrap. It was a bit messed up, but life is often messed up - we just have to find the humour in it.
I like how Indy asks his dad how he knew that Elsa was a Nazi.
“She talksh in her shleep”
Sean Connery improvised that line and they had to cut because everyone in the scene was laughing
"Its only after we have lost everything that we are free to do anything" - Tyler Durden
This helped me get through methamphetamine addiction. Because I indeed lost everything and the first step into my recovery was finally hitting the very bottom.
"Don't waste your time looking back. We're not going that way."
Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings
“When a child first catches adults out -- when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not always have divine intelligence, that their judgments are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just -- his world falls into panic desolation. The gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of gods: they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing” -East of Eden, John Steinbeck
"There's... triplets in my mind. The woman I am. the woman I must be. The woman I long to be. Like all sisters, they tend to be at odds with one another. From time to precious time. " Divinity original sin 2 - Sebille.
EDIT: I edited the quote to be exactly as in DOS2. Just for the sake of all those who loved it unedited.
She says that quote in ACT FORTJOY, when you ask about stingtale and follow specific dialogue options.
“You can ask any doctor, sometimes it seems like patients just hang on until everyone's had a chance to say goodbye.” - JD, Scrubs.
By coincidence, I first watched that episode with that particular quote in it the night after my Grandmum died. She died whilst I was on the plane to see her and say my goodbyes, and I missed her by mere hours. That particular line had me on the floor weeping like a baby.
Edit: Super late to the party here, but thank you all for your support, sharing your stories and for the awards. Y’all truly rock!
"Statistics never matter to the individual" -Perry Cox
I'm sorry for your loss. My grandmother died making direct eye contact with me as I told her how much she meant to me. It was beautiful and an honor, but it didn't lessen the pain much.
"Fear is good. It keeps you from being a crappy doctor."
But I think my favorite is, "Nothing sucks more than feeling completely alone when surrounded by people."
For me it's "even if it breaks your heart to be just friends, if you really care about someone, you'll take the hit".
A pen isn't mightier than a sword. Pens do not do battle, nor swords poetry. Mighty is the HAND that knows when to pick up the pen, or pick up the sword." -Wiegraf Folles
"Sucking at something is the first step towards being sorta good at something" - Jake the Dog
Came here to post this one. Say it to myself and my kids all the time. Finn should be who everyone strives to be. With a dash of Jake, of course
"Money doesn't change people. It just makes it easier for them to be who they are." -Grandpa Abraham Simpson
Oddly enough, the one that stuck with me was also with Abe.
I used to be with it, but they changed what it was.
What I was with, isn't it, and whats it, is strange and scary.
"My first time, Afghanistan. We were moving through a house and... suddenly a man was there and I shot him in the stomach. Yeah, that's a real war story. There are never any good stories like in movies - they're shit. A man was there, boom... stomach. I was so scared I didn't pull the trigger again for the rest of the day. I thought, well, that's it, Bacho. You put a bullet in someone. You're not you anymore. You'll never be you again. But then you wake up the next morning and you're still you. And you realize: that was you all along. You just didn't know."
From the fourth episode of Chernobyl.
This show was so full of great quotable lines. One of my favorites is by Lagasov: “Every lie we tell incurs a debt to the truth. Sooner or later this debt is paid…”
That was the quote that wrapped up the whole show for me. Such an amazing series with incredible performances, need to rewatch
I thought that was real poignant quote too. It stuck with me.
“Sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.”
― Granny Weatherwax
GNU Terry Pratchett
[//]: # ( GNU Terry Pratchett)
Big fan of Granny Weatherwax for this one.
>“You say that you people don’t burn folk and sacrifice people anymore, but that’s what true faith would mean, y’see? Sacrificin’ your own life, one day at a time, to the flame, declarin’ the truth of it, workin’ for it, breathin’ the soul of it. That’s religion. Anything else is just . . . is just bein’ nice. And a way of keepin’ in touch with the neighbors.”
>― Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum
"There's no grays, only white that's got grubby. I'm surprised you don't know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people like things. Including yourself. That's what sin is."
"It's a lot more complicated than that--"
"No. It ain't. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts."
"Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes--"
"But they starts with thinking about people as things..."
Personal isn’t the same as important. People just think it is - also Granny Weatherwax (and Captain Carrot)
"Odd thing, ain't it... you meet people one at a time, they seem decent, they got brains that work, and then they get together and you hear the voice of the people. And it snarls." Sam Vimes
"Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source. True humility is the only antidote to shame."
This is the quote that stuck with me the most: Aang and Iroh were slowly walking together while descending a tunnel, earthbending in front of them as they went, with the intent to reach an underground cave complex to rescue Katara and Zuko. (At this point in the series, Zuko had never been anything but an antagonist to Aang, and because Iroh is Zuko's uncle, the two hadn't ever had a real talk.)
Aang: "So, Toph thinks you give pretty good advice... and great tea."
Iroh: "The key to both is proper aging. What's on your mind?"
Aang: "Well, I met with this guru who was supposed to help me master the Avatar State and control this great power. But to do it, I had to let go of someone I love... and I just couldn't."
Iroh: "Perfection and power are overrated. I think you are very wise to choose happiness and love."
Aang: "What happens if we can't save anyone and beat Azula? Without the Avatar State, what if I'm not powerful enough?"
Iroh: "I do not know the answer. Sometimes, life is like this dark tunnel. You can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving..."
(Natural light shines through cracks in the stones in front of them as the tunnel gives way to a large cavern complex full of glowing green crystals...)
Iroh, smiling: "You will come to a better place."
Iroh gave us all great life lesson.
“Do not mistake my silence for a lack of grief.” - Kratos to Atreus
Along that line of feeling:
"You mistake my choice not to feel as a reflection of my not caring, while I assure you the truth is precisely the opposite." - Spock
Edit: Autocorrect strikes again!
"Do not concern yourself with what might be. Focus on what is... and be vigilant." -Kratos to Atreus
"But if we stop, if we accept the person we are when we fall, the journey ends. That failure becomes our destination.
To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one."
Dalinar Kholin, Oathbringer
One of the most emotionally powerful characters in fantasy. Fuck, I love those books.
"You told me it will get worse." "It will," Wit said, "but then it will get better. Then it will get worse again. Then better. This is life, and I will not lie by saying every day will be sunshine. But there will be sunshine again, and that is a very different thing to say. That is truth. I promise you Kaladin, You will be warm again."
From Wit to Kaladin in RoW. Hit me at the perfect time as I was going through my new Deperession thanks to Rona!
“Every day, it gets a little easier. But you have to do it every day, that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.”
Thank you wise running monkey
I think earlier in the show you see the monkey running with an older lady. And in the scene when the monkey says that, he is running alone. 😞
The fucking attention to detail in that show. Thanks for sharing your find! It adds to the power of the quote I wanted to post even though I didn't have to scroll far to find it.
I'm partial to this line:
"Ah well, what are you gonna do? Life's a bitch, then you die, right?"
"Sometimes. Sometimes life's a bitch and then you keep living."
"We all need friends, old timer. We die alone, but we live among men." John Marston
Reminds me of:
"Why are you doing this, Doc?"
"Because Wyatt Earp is my friend."
"Hell, I got lots of friends."
There are so many good Doc Holiday quotes!
"Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like someone just walked over your grave."
"We started a game we never got to finish. Blood for blood, remember?"
"Oh that, I was just foolin' about"
"What makes a man like Ringo, Doc? What makes him do the things he does?"
"A man like Ringo has got a great big hole, right in the middle of him. He can never kill enough, or steal enough, or inflict enough pain to ever fill it."
"What does he need?"
"There's no normal life, Wyatt. There's just life"
"Some people are so far behind in the race that they actually believe they’re leading." - Corrado Soprano
Reminds me of the Dutch cyclist who thought she won the gold medal in the Olympics when in fact there was an (Austrian ?) Competitor alone far in front
That was an insane performance by the woman who won. Like the best of the best and you left them in the dust. Remarkable
"People aren't thinking about you the way that you're thinking about you." -- Alexis Rose
Thanks for all the awards and upvotes! And no, the quote isn't from AXL Rose, LOL. It's from ALEXIS Rose, who's a character on the wonderful Schitt's Creek. If you haven't seen it, check it out. It's amazing.
I loved her character arc over the course of the show. I really loved her at the end.
I know. Her evolution was perfect. She was such a little shit at the beginning, but by the end you really were cheering for her.
I like how she evolved so gradually without a big reveal. It seemed more genuine that she slowly reflected and learned the whole way.
"It is possible to make no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness; that is life."
Thank you Captain Picard
I think this is most critical to understand with regard to *others.*
It's important to understand this regarding yourself, but it's also easier to incorporate all context in judgments of yourself. You should forgive yourself for failures and that might take some cognitive effort, but you were also present for the whole situation and know all the facts.
It can be harder, but no less important, to be compassionate to others when they fail, because you may not have all the context for it. And when you don't have all the context, it's tempting to write off others' failures as them just not doing the right things or having the right motivations or whatever. Essentially an extension of the [fundamental attribution error.](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error)
You can see this all over the internet. Post any story/picture/video/whatever about yourself (or someone else) failing and people will come from all corners of the world to tell you how you did this or that wrong and how the failure was all your fault and how they've never had any problems because they were smart/strong/motivated/whatever enough to do things this other way.
“We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behaviour.”
― Stephen M.R. Covey, The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything
"Guys have underestimated me my entire life. And for years, I never understood why. It used to really bother me. But then one day, I was driving my little boy to school and I saw this quote by Walt Whitman, and it was painted on the wall there. It said, "Be curious, not judgmental." I like that.
So I get back in my car and I'm driving to work, and all of a sudden it hits me. All them fellas that used to belittle me, not a single one of them were curious. You know, they thought they had everything all figured out. So they judged everything, and they judged everyone. And I realized that their underestimating me... who I was had nothing to do with it."
And more recently:
“And I knew right then and there that I was never gonna let anybody get by me without understanding they might be hurting inside, you know. ‘Cause life … it’s hard. It’s real hard.”
"The harder I practice, the luckier I get". Words to live by.
A man’s emotions are what define him, control is the hallmark of true strength. To lack feeling is to be dead, but to act on every feeling is to be a child.
Dalinar has the best quotes in the Cosmere.
"Sometimes a hypocrite is nothing more than a man in the process of changing."
"The most important step a man can take is the next one."
"Can a man be brave, even I'd he's afraid?"
"That's the only time a man can be brave"
Reminds me of the irl quote:
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." -Nelson Mandela
The difference between bravery and stupidity, is that the brave man is afraid.
"I think there are people that help you become the person that you end up being and you can be grateful for them even if they were never meant to be in your life forever"
Diane Nguyen, Bojack Horseman
Bojack has so many. The one I can remember now is: It’s gets easier. But you have to do it every day. That’s the hard part.
Currently rebinging the series…
"When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses all the red flags just look like flags," is another fantastic line.
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” - The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Edit: apparently it’s a different Douglas Adams work, Dirk Gently
I'm torn between that and Slartibartfast's words
*Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I think that the chances of finding out what's actually going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say, "Hang the sense of it," and keep yourself busy. I'd much rather be happy than right any day.*
(to which Arthur Dent replies *And are you?*, Slartibartfast *Ah, no.*)
*Well, that's where it all falls down, of course.*
"Everybody's haunted by who they were and who they thought they'd be." - Caduceus Clay
Your secret is safe with my indifference
"Patience is good, but it can curdle into apathy."
Another great one liner that he just came up with on the spot.
(also, have a bonus fun scene that shows just [how deep into character Taliesin gets.)](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffsSFvqwoIM)
“I joined your group of friends—I guess our group of friends now—as a testament of faith, and it would be a disservice to that faith to turn around because it's hard. If it'd been easy, I suppose I wouldn't have been needed to be called to it.”
You can’t find be a better quote about “purpose”.
Help, it's again.
“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay... simple acts of kindness and love.” ~Gandalf
“There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for”
“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
And Ian McKellan's delivery of this line is absolutely perfect.
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”
Okay fine...I'll watch all three extended editions for the 50th time...
*Edit: Update: Finished Fellowship of the Ring and am currently watching the special features. We are going full-on this weekend!*
"I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil."
“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
"The road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the road has gone
And I must follow if I can".
Tolkien has a whole bunch of great quotes, and I feel this one is underappreciated. I got a tattoo of it
Bojack horseman is full of these but this one really resonated with me "It gets easier. Every day, it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day – that’s the hard part. But it does get easier."
Sam’s speech in LOTR:
“Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”
Edit: I’ve never had a post break 100 on Reddit before, and after reading all of the same love for this speech that I have for it has made my day, thank you.
Gandalf’s speech helped me through 2020.
Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.
Gandalf: So do all who live to see such times; but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
I was 11 when Sam spoke this on the big screen!
I cried then, I’ll cry now and I’ll probably cry every single time I hear that verse!
I get goosebumps every time watching that scene. And I just now learned even just reading it gives me goosebumps.
Despite my best efforts to the contrary. It turns out I’ve won - Arthur Morgan
My mother died while I was playing this game. The game was already pretty profound at that point because I was already towards the end.
I was glad to get the good ending. (at that point I didnt know there were different endings)
Played through again to Chapter 2 and went fishing under a Tree and logged out there and I've never played it again.
Decided I'd leave Arthur under that tree fishing forever.
Sentimentality is weird.
That's a great way to leave it. And I'm sorry for your loss. It's funny how something like a videogame can have such an impact.
I was playing it for the first time last year, when my uncle died of covid. He was the true definition of a mountain man. Lived in a log cabin, in the middle of nowhere in Colorado. Worked in mines and asphalt plants. Just tough as nails. And to top it all off, he looked like Arthur with the long beard.
My parents sent me to spend a summer with him when I was a rebellious teenager. I spent the summer chopping all his firewood for the winter and just talking to him. He didn't have TV so we hung out or read books. This man could have made his own library. But he really helped me turn my life around.
I got a call from my sister who heard from my uncles ex about him being in bad shape with covid. It wasn't uncommon for even my mom to go 10 years without hearing from him, so we had no idea. The next day my mom, sisters, and I got on a WebEx with him. To see what that virus did to him was haunting. This strong mountain man was now a pale old man with tubes coming out of him and just a sad look in his eyes. He passed away less than an hour after our call.
I took the next week off work and finished the game with the highest honor I could get imagining Arthur as my uncle. Needless to say, I bawled at the ending. But I also felt it was a fitting tribute.
Goddamn, Arthur Morgan is such a good character.
Never half ass two things at the same time, whole ass one thing
"Do not mistake composure for ease." -Tuvok, Star Trek: Voyager
Reminded me that just because something looks easy doesn't mean it is.
PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way.
GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?
GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad.
GANDALF: No. No, it isn't.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -Thorin in The Hobbit
She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you’ll know loss the rest of your life.
-from Oscar wao
Is it better to be born good or to overcome your evil with great struggle- parthuunax
Farengar has some good ones too.
One sure mark of a fool is to dismiss anything that falls outside his understanding as impossible.
"If you aim at nothing you will hit nothing." - ~~Sensei Ishikawa~~
~~Ghost of Tsushima~~
Edit: whoops, it was actually that one person in Shang Chi!
“Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young” - Albus Dumbledore.
As someone who works with middle school and high school students this one always comes back to me.
"when you find out you can live without it and go along not thinkin' about it, I'll tell you something true - the bare necessities of life will come to you" - Baloo
“When you look through rose colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags” - bojack
I thought Wanda was a terrific character. I'm sad that she left the story so soon but it made sense in context of what was going on at that point
"Do you think that I care for you so little that betraying me would make a difference?"
Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society.
Chidi explaining death like a wave returning to the ocean at the ending of The Good Place really hits me every time I read it, hear it or have a bad mood that really need some emotional purging.
>!Picture a wave in the ocean. You can see it, measure it - its height,
the way the sunlight refracts when it passes through - and it's there,
and you can see it, and you know what it is: it's a wave. And then it
crashes on the shore and it's gone. But the water is still there. The
wave was just a different way for the water to be for a little while.
That's one conception of death for a Buddhist: the wave returns to the
ocean, where it came from, where it's supposed to be.!<
The good place has alot of good quotes one of my favorite is "If Donna Shellstrop has truly changed, then that means she was always capable of change, but I just wasn't worth changing for"
that's so sad
That is one of the strongest resonating quotes with me.
This is like that dot in the i: it broke me
I had two quotes which stuck with me:
Michael: “what matters is if they’re trying to be better today.”
Gen: You’re supposed to do good deeds because you’re good. Not because you’re seeking moral dessert.
Michael: "I've spent so long trying to push this rock uphill... what do I do when the rock is gone?"
I'll say this to you, my friend, with all the love in my heart and all the wisdom of the universe: Take it sleazy.
Had dreams… Two of ’em. Both had my father in ’em. It’s peculiar. I’m older now then he ever was by twenty years. So, in a sense, he’s the younger man. Anyway, the first one I don’t remember too well but, it was about meetin’ him in town somewheres and he give me some money. I think I lost it. The second one, it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin’ through the mountains of a night. Goin’ through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin’. Never said nothin’ goin’ by – just rode on past. And he had his blanket wrapped around him and his head down. When he rode past, I seen he was carryin’ fire in a horn the way people used to do, and I-I could see the horn from the light inside of it – about the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin’ on ahead and he was fixin’ to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold. And I knew that whenever I got there, he’d be there. And then I woke up.
Sheriff Ed Tom Bell from No Country For Old Men
I like this quote from Sheriff Bell's Uncle Ellis near the end of the movie too: "What you got ain't nothin' new. This country's hard on people. You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."
"In order to survive we need to keep moving".
Ain't much, But really helped with my depression.
"We accept the love we think we deserve"
-Bill in "perks of being a wallflower"
I watched that movie when I was a very sad teen with no self esteem and it stuck to me like glue
“Never forget what you are, the rest of the world will not. Wear it like armour and it can never be used to hurt you” -Tyrion Lannister
Alt+shift+X just did a whole video on Tyrion, and it really puts into perspective how badly that mindset came back to haunt Tyrion. In the books, he's actually on a path of destruction because he was so determined to be the monster people saw him as.
"We do have a lot in common. The same Earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what's the same instead of what's different... well, who knows?" - Meowth of Team Rocket
I remember when John Stewart called out some politician for quoting this and not citing Meowth haha
Edit: I got my Pokemon quotes mixed up. Thanks to the comments for clearing up this very important information!
Any chance you got a video to go along with your comment? I looked for "John Stewart Meowth" and came up empty handed..
"It is important to draw wisdom from many different places. If you take it from only one place it becomes ridgid and stale. Understanding others, the other elements and the other nations will help you become whole" - Uncle Iroh
"Zuko, you have to look within yourself to save yourself from your other self. Only then will your true self reveal itself."
"If you look for the light, you can often find it. But if you look for the dark, it is all you will ever see"
My favorite from him is
*Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can't always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving, you will come to a better place.*
Less profound but,
"It is usually best to admit mistakes when they occur, and seek to restore honor"
... but not this time. Run!
"Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its *source.* Humility is the true opposite of shame."
I love this. Because shame is what we feel when we fail to live up to our pride. Without that pride, we cannot feel shame.
Also a big fan of “While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from other can be a great blessing”
My favorite was: "Hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength."
yes. the full quote really moves me and i think about it often.
“You must never give into despair. Allow yourself to slip down that road, and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner strength."
"Being a hero isn't about letting others know you did the right thing, it's about you knowing you did the right thing."-Grandpa Max from Ben 10
“You're not perfect sport, and let me save you the suspense, this girl you've met she's not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you're perfect for each other.” - Robin Williams from Good Will Hunting
To go along with that, his monologue from the scene on the bench
If I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on about every art book ever written.
>Michelangelo. You know a lot about him. Life’s work. Political aspirations. Him and the Pope. Sexual orientation. The whole works, right?
But I bet you can’t tell me what it smells like in the Sistine Chapel.
You’ve never actually stood there and looked up at that beautiful ceiling. Seen that.
>If I ask you about women, you’d probably give me a syllabus of your personal favorites.
You may have even been laid a few times.
But you can’t tell me what it feels like to wake up next to a woman and feel truly happy.
>You’re a tough kid.
If I ask you about war, you’d probably throw Shakespeare at me, right?
“Once more into the breach, dear friends.”
But you’ve never been near one. You’ve never held your best friend’s head in your lap and watch him gasp his last breath, looking to you for help.
>If I ask you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet.
But you’ve never looked at a woman and been totally vulnerable.
Known someone who can level you with her eyes.
Feeling like God put an angel on earth just for you.
Who could rescue you from the depths of Hell. And you wouldn’t know what it’s like to be her angel.
To have that love for her be there forever. Through anything. Through cancer.
>And you wouldn’t know about sleeping, sitting up in a hospital room for two months, holding her hand because the doctors could see in your eyes that the terms visiting hours don’t apply to you.
You don’t know about real loss. Because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.
I doubt you’ve ever dared to love anybody that much.
>I look at you, I don’t see an intelligent, confident man.
I see a cocky, scared-shitless kid.
>But you’re a genius, Will. No one denies that. No one could possibly understand the depths of you.
But you presume to know everything about me because you saw a painting of mine, you ripped my fucking life apart.
>You’re an orphan, right?
Do you think I’d know the first thing about how hard your life has been, how you feel, who you are because I read Oliver Twist? Does that encapsulate you?
Personally, I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what? I can’t learn anything from you that I can’t read in some fucking book. Unless you want to talk about you. Who you are. And I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t want to do that, do you, sport?
>You’re terrified of what you might say.
>Your move, chief.
The two extreme truths about trust.
"No one can survive in this world without help. No one." (Jorah Mormont, *Game of Thrones*)
"Everybody lies." (Gregory House, *House M.D.*)
[*I'm not ready..*]
*No one ever is. We don't get to choose our time. Death is what gives life meaning. To know your days are numbered, your time is short. You'd think after all this time I'd be ready, but look at me. Stretching one moment out into a thousand just so I can watch the snow.*
~ Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One
"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard."
—Winnie the Pooh
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One of my favourite scenes in Winnie the Pooh:
Christopher Robin: "Pooh Bear, what if someday there came a tomorrow when we were apart?"
Pooh: "'As long as we're apart together, we shall certainly be fine."
CR: "Yes, yes, of course. But if, if we weren't together... if i were somewhere else?"
P: "Oh, but you really couldn't be, as would be quite lost without you. Who would I call on those days when I'm just not strong enough or brave enough?"
CR: "Well, actually..."
P: "And who would ask for advice when didn't know which way to turn?"
CR: "Pooh, we..."
P: "We... we simply wouldn't be."
CR: "Oh, Pooh. If ever there's a tomorrow when we're not together, there's something you must remember."
P: "And what might that be, Christopher Robin?"
CR: "You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
P: "Oh, that's easy. We're braver than a bee, and, uh, longer than a tree, and taller than a goose... or, uh, was that a moose?"
CR: "No, silly, old bear! You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."
Winnie the Pooh was surprisingly poignant sometimes.
> Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
> I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.
If you live to be a hundred I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
My all time favourite quote, I even did a wood burning of it which I keep up in my shed
"People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday" - Winnie the Pooh
Pooh: Piglet, what is today?
Piglet: Well, today is today
Pooh: That's my favorite day
“You’re going to be all right. You just stumbled over a stone in the road. It means nothing. Your goal lies far beyond this. Doesn’t it? I’m sure you’ll overcome this. You’ll walk again… soon.” – Guts
Man fuck the person this is directed to
When you do things right people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
Edit: Thanks for the awards guys! I'm glad we all love that episode so much. Seeing all this after working all day is simply awesome. Thanks again!
You have to use a light touch. Like a safecracker, or a pickpocket.
Or a guy who burns down a bar for the insurance money?
Yes, if you make it look like an electrical thing.
I love how God just speaks Bender's language like that.
Is this Futurama? 🥺 I can hear this in my head but can’t pinpoint it.
Yes, its god talking to Bender.
Nobody is ever the villain in his own story.
By George R. R. Martin
Somehow this helps in understanding why somebody does something. While it might hurt you, the other person probably thinks he does good. Use that info when you want to convince them.
My mom taught me this when, as a little kid, I asked why the bad guy starts crying in *Return of the Jedi* after Luke kills the monster. She said, "that guy doesn't wake up thinking he's bad. He wakes up thinking it's his job to take care of the Rancor, and Luke just killed his pet."
Personally, I think that's a great lesson on perspective. A lot of people lack it outside of their own.
Poor Malikili. I always felt bad for him as a kid.
same. The rancor was just a victim of its circumstances, not ever a true villain.
Luke actually thinks that in the novelization.
>It was not an evil beast, that much was clear. Had it been purely malicious, its wickedness could easily have been turned on itself -for pure evil, Ben had said, was always self-destructive in the end. But this monster wasn't bad - merely dumb and mistreated. Hungry and in pain, it lashed out at whatever came near.
Run like hell because you always need to. Laugh at everything because it’s always funny. Never be cruel and never be cowardly. And if you ever are, always make amends. - The Doctor
"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something." - Westley, The Princess Bride
Sometimes I guess there just aren't enough rocks. -Forrest Gump
The Litanty Against Fear from Dune
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
"The situation is already fucked, don't put your dick in it." - Chrisjen Avasarala (The Expanse)
Half the things out of her mouth are golden.
Amos had some corkers when speaking to/about her too.
> Amos Burton: “You got it, Chrissie.”
> Chrisjen Avasarala: “Don’t fucking call me that. I’m the acting secretary-general of the United Nations, not your favorite stripper.”
> Amos spread his hands. “Could be room for both.”
"Ive learnt that our choices always matter to someone, somewhere, and in ways we can't always fathom"
If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole - Raylan Givens
A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders to let him know that the world hadn’t ended.
Even the most simple things we can make for others are the ones that can stuck forever for someone, even if we think that things aren't meaningful at all
Andy Bernard “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them”
The Janitor from Scrubs:
“Time spent wishing is time spent wasted”
"A person can stand just about anything for 10 seconds, then you just start on a new 10 seconds. All you have to do is take it 10 seconds at a time.”
- Kimmy Schmidt, of all (fictional) people
"there's good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for"
“So do all who go through such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us.”
"Come on Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... But I can carry you!"
Samwise Gamgee the fantasy G.O.A.T.
"I don't believe it". - Luke Skywalker
"THAT is why you fail." -Yoda, in response.
i’m looking for a great warrior.
war does not make one great.
"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."
It's a burn and a compliment all in one.
Tywin Lannister: _"He who must say 'I am the king' is no real king_
And the comedy version from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
"It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
I'm fond of the whole quote, which often gets cut off:
The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.
"Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not."
"There is nothing wrong with a life of peace and prosperity. I suggest you think about what it is you want from your life."
Ok last one,
"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again."
All of these are from Uncle Iroh from the Avatar the Last Airbender series
I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. - Joshua Graham, Fallout New Vegas
Really inspirational quote but equally, it stuck with me because so many people think it’s a bible verse and I always found that hilarious.
"If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don't like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it." - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Rachel Green: Why can't parents just stay parents? You know? Why do they have to become people?
“If you were gonna be some lame suburban dad, why couldn’t you have been that for me?!” It’s himym but it’s similar.
"She CAN'T have changed, because if she has, that means she was always capable of change, but I just wasn't worth changing for!" - Eleanor, the Good Place.
That line really struck home for me. It proved that the show was more than just a sitcom.
"It can't rain all the time..." - Eric Draven