INDY :: Media :: Quote List
Evie: "What's that say, Daddy?"
Indy: "It says, 'No parking. Fire lane.'"
Evie: "Oh, no!! I better go, I'll get in trouble."
(2009-05-25)
Evie stopped suddenly in front of a sign while riding her bike.

Evie: "You should go take care of the kitties."
Indy: "I will. Right after I destroy this planet and enslave its inhabitants."
Evie [in horror]: "NO! Don't do that!!"
Indy: "It was a joke, Evie."
Evie: "OK. Good because that was MY plan."
(2010-01-29)

"Life is like a camera:
Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives.
And, if things don't work out, take another shot."

Kevin: "So, what about Monday when we're watching the apocalypse?"
Indy [laughing]: "Eclipse not apocalypse."
Kevin: "Oh, right. Eclipse is 'Wow! Cool'. Apocalypse is 'AHH! We're all going to die'."
(2017-08-18)
Kevin and I discussing plans for eclipse watching

"If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies."
- Albert Einstein

"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."
- Bill Nye

"Do not wish for an easy life. Wish for the strength to endure a difficult one."
- Bruce Lee

"Learn to love what you've been taught to fear."
- Carl Boenish

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
- Charles Darwin

"Fate protects fools, little children, and ships named Enterprise."
- Commander William Thomas Riker

"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world."
- David McCullough Jr.

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."
- Dr. Seuss

"Ooo! Whoa! That's not bad. Yum!"
- Evie
(2008-09-20)
After very carefully and hesitantly tasting a new soup. She then proceeded to eat the whole bowl.

"We're all happier together than when we're on our own."
- Evie
(2014-05-02)

"Adventure is not outside man; it is within."
- George Eliot

"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge."
- George R. R. Martin

"You're like the difference between a Pez Dispenser and a Twizler."
- Indy
(2006-05-18)
Attempting an analogy for the words demented and twisted.

"It's like scraping frosting off of cupcakes, trying to make a meal."
- Indy
(2008-04-15)
In reference to balancing finances.

"There are some crazy people out there... and they want back in"
[whispered] "Don't let them."
- Indy
(2008-10-17)
Off-hand comment after reading a few of Slashdot's Disagree Mail.

"Staring at me doesn't work. It just gives me an audience."
- Indy
(2009-09-17)
Said when being stared at for being weird.

"Never let someone tell you, 'I told you so' or 'I knew you couldn't'. Either prove them wrong or die trying."
- Indy
(2013-12-20)

"A crucial difference between falling and flying is how you land."
- Indy
(2014-01-06)

"If I fail and then never try again, I'll never succeed. Learning from failure is the first step toward success."
- Indy
(2014-09-17)

"If it looks to be too late to run, wear a cape and have some fun!"
- Indy
(2015-06-04)
Facetiously joking about what to do in case of a tornado.

"You have to have more than one entrance to your diamond mine."
- Jimmy Bartlett
(2014-03-22)
In reference to initiating and cultivating the creative process.

"When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."
- John Lennon

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather."
- John Ruskin

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."
- Lao Tzu

"If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken all of yourself."
- Lao Tzu

"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. One who lives life fully is prepared to die at any time."
- Mark Twain

"I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count."
- Muhammad Ali

"Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life."
- Naguib Mahfouz

"The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

"I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you."
- Neil DeGrasse Tyson

"May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."
- Nelson Mandela [Unconfirmed attribution]

"Life is a journey, not a destination."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."
- Richard Branson

"Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the U.S., ask any American Indian."
- Robert Orben

"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from."
- Seth Godin

"Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change."
- Stephen Hawking

"Keeping an active mind has been vital to my survival, as has been maintaining a sense of humor."
- Stephen Hawking

"I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time."
- Stephen Hawking

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new."
- Steve Jobs

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection."
- Thomas Paine

"Don't force it. Something better awaits."
- Tom Hart
(2015-04-15)
Referring to a specific real estate opportunity, but the comment seemed applicable to many parts of life.

"When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say."
- Tyrion Lannister

"Money doesn't excite me, my ideas excite me."
- Walt Disney

"Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."
- Warren Buffett

"Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."
- William James

"Oh very clever Worf, eat any good books lately?"
- Q
"Deja Q", Star Trek: The Next Generation

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life" by Eleanor Roosevelt

"El mal presa a los débiles porque teme a los fuertes. Evil preys on the weak because it fears the strong."
- Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez
"Emancipation", Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

"It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart."
- Finnick Odair
"Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins

"The earth isn't something you take from without ever thinking about giving back. The earth is something you protect every day of the year. A river is something you defend every inch of its course. We have to look to the past and get back to some basic principles if there's going to be any future worth having."
- Paul Garrett
"The Scream of Eagles", Centennial (TV Series)

Kat Stratford: "You're not surrounded by your usual cloud of smoke."
Patrick: "I know, I quit. Apparently they're bad for you."
Kat Stratford: "You think?"
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Kat Stratford: "You can't just buy me a guitar every time you screw up, you know."
Patrick: "Yeah I know. But then you know there's always drums, and bass, and maybe even one day a tambourine."
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

"I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it that you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all."
- Kat Stratford
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

"The truth is I now don't travel back at all, not even for the day, I just try to live every day as if I've deliberately come back to this one day, to enjoy it, as if it was the full final day of my extraordinary, ordinary life."
- Tim
About Time (2013)

"Today's special moments are tomorrow's memories."
- Genie
Aladdin (1992)

"I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make. I pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's part of life, but you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because in either game life or football the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too late or to early you don't quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in ever break of the game every minute, every second. On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch. Because we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the difference between winning and losing between living and dying."
- Tony D'Amato
Any Given Sunday (1999)

"To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour."
- William Blake
Auguries of Innocence

"Trust me, it's paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. From mine it's a generation that's circles the globe and searches something we haven't tried before. So never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay the welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience. And if it hurts, you know what? It's probably worth it."
- Richard
The Beach (2000)

"And me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know its not some place you can look for, cause its not where you go. Its how you feel for a moment in your life when you're a part of something, and if you find that moment... it lasts forever..."
- Richard
The Beach (2000)

"Beyond the reach of man or heavens, mountains destined for dust, waves decay into sand, through rise and fall, form and erosion, the horizon remains true, eternal."
- The Immortal
Beyond (2015)

"All this time, all my suffering wasn't a curse. It wasn't a random cosmic event. It was necessary. I was chosen. If it wasn't for my pain, for the compound in my blood, humanity would be the one to suffer. My tortured life was imperative for the betterment of humankind. And it took me so long to realize that.... I would never truly understand why I was chosen, and I accept that now. Perhaps that is why it had to be me."
- The Immortal
Beyond (2015)

"I'm often asked -- and occasionally in an accusatory way -- 'Are you atheist?' And it's like, you know, the only 'ist' I am is a scientist, all right? I don't associate with movements. I'm not an 'ism.' I just - I think for myself. The moment when someone attaches to a philosophy or a movement, then they assign all the baggage and all the rest of the philosophy that goes with it to you, and when you want to have a conversation they will assert that they already know everything important there is to know about you because of that association. And that's not the way to have a conversation. I'm sorry. It's not. I'd rather we explore each other's ideas in real time rather than assign a label to it and assert, you know, what's going to happen in advance."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Big Think: "Neil deGrasse Tyson: Atheist or Agnostic?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzSMC5rWvos

"Be a master of your thoughts, not a victim of your mind."
Big Think: "Theater & Philosophy Rehabilitate Prisoners Better Than Harsh Sentences | Sabra Williams" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWquAagHO9s

"Mankind's greatest achievements have come about by talking, and its greatest failures by not talking. It doesn't have to be like this. Our greatest hopes could become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unbounded. All we need to do is make sure we keep talking."
- Stephen Hawking
British Telecom advertisement (1993)

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."
- Kahlil Gibran
The Broken Wings

"If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying."
Buddhist proverb

"We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had lost her. 'Cause I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log snapped the limb of the tree, so I... I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over nothing. And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass.... And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
- Chuck Noland
Cast Away (2000)

"And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"
- Chuck Noland
Cast Away (2000)

"I was to blame for not having pressed my point. I had given in to Authority when I believed I was right. That is another example of How Not To Do Research. I note it here as a warning to the young. If you are sure of your facts, you should defend your position."
- Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: An Autobiography and Other Recollections

"Everything in this room is eat-able. Even I'm eat-able. But that is called cannibalism, my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies."
- Willy Wonka
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"The bond between us is much more than flesh and bone. The love we have for you, it's that love that gods and kings fight over."
- Spyros
Clash of the Titans (2010)

[The Joker holds Rachel Dawes out of a window]
Batman: "Let her go."
The Joker: "Hmm.... Very poor choice of words."
[The Joker lets her drop as he laughs maniacally]
The Dark Knight (2008)

"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now...and so we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector...a dark knight."
- Lt. James Gordon
The Dark Knight (2008)

"Let me get this straight. You think that your employer, one of the richest men in the world, is spending his nights running around the city beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands? And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck with that."
- Lucius Fox
The Dark Knight (2008)

"This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object."
- The Joker
The Dark Knight (2008)

"It's a schemer who put you where you are. You were a schemer. You had plans. Look where it got you. I just did what I do best-I took your plan and turned it on itself. Look what I have done to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple bullets. Nobody panics when the expected people get killed. Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plans are horrifying. If I tell the press that tomorrow a gangbanger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will get blown up, nobody panics. But when I say one little old mayor will die, everyone loses their minds! Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I am an agent of chaos. And you know the thing about chaos, Harvey? It's fair."
- The Joker
The Dark Knight (2008)

"You say we're on the brink of destruction and you're right. But it's only on the brink that people find the will to change. Only at the precipice do we evolve. This is our moment. Don't take it from us, we are close to an answer."
- Professor Barnhardt
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"If we're not gonna make it, it's gotta be you that gets out 'cause I'm not capable. I'm [--] Irish, I'll deal with something being wrong for the rest of my life."
- Colin Sullivan
The Departed (2006)

"You're never finished with anyone while they can still make you angry."
- Danny Pink
Doctor Who (2005) "Kill the Moon"

"The name you choose, it's like, it's like a promise you make."
- The Doctor
Doctor Who (2005) "The Name of the Doctor"

"We all change when you think about it. We're all different all through our lives. And that's okay, that's good. You've got to keeping moving. As long as you remember all the people that you used to be."
- The Doctor
Doctor Who (2005) "The Time of the Doctor"

[about Slannen the Elf and Brumhilda the Giant]
"I've seen weirder couples... none that immediately come to mine, but still..."
- Ella of Frell
Ella Enchanted (2004)

"Hate to be a party-pooper, but, Edgar... evil plans."
- Heston
Ella Enchanted (2004)

"But it makes it so much easier rescuing you if I don't have to commute."
- Prince Charmont
Ella Enchanted (2004)

[after DaVinci opens a locked door by removing the pins from the hinges]
Louise: "Why, that was pure genius!"
Leonardo da Vinci: "Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!"
Ever After (1998)

Danielle: "My name is Danielle, signore, and I am but a servant."
Leonardo da Vinci: "And I'm the bastard son of a peasant. What does that have to do with anything?"
Ever After (1998)

"Time is on my side, yes it is."
- Azazel
Fallen (1998)

Kate: "Oh! What a nice surprise!"
Larry [sarcastically]: "Yeah. Like when the gas wears off early and your dentist is buckling his pants."
Father of the Pride

"Just a dog? Porthos dreams of being a bear, and you want to shatter those dreams by saying he's just a dog? What a horrible candle-snuffing word. That's like saying, 'He can't climb that mountain, he's just a man', or 'That's not a diamond, it's just a rock.' Just. "
- J.M. Barrie
Finding Neverland (2004)
Addressing Peter

"The worst choice you can make, is no choice at all."
- Suzie Barnes-Eilhauer
The Five-Year Engagement

"Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mamas without any legs. Sometimes they don’t go home at all. That's a bad thing. That's all I have to say about that."
- Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump (1994)

Sam: "I haven't even lied in like, the past two days."
Andrew Largeman: "Is that true?"
Sam: "No."
Garden State (2004)

"You'll see when you move out it just sort of happens one day one day and it's just gone. And you can never get it back. It's like you get homesick for a place that doesn't exist. I mean it's like this rite of passage, you know. You won't have this feeling again until you create a new idea of home for yourself, you know, for you kids, for the family you start, it's like a cycle or something. I miss the idea of it. Maybe that's all family really is. A group of people who miss the same imaginary place."
- Andrew Largeman
Garden State (2004)

"Don't make fun of my hobbies. I don't make fun of you being an asshole."
- Mark
Garden State (2004)

Max: "My life is a living --"
Lester: "Hello, little buddy!"
Goofy Movie (1995)

"Not to be rude or anything, but this isn't a great time for me to have a house elf in my bedroom."
- Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

"I have just come to a realization! This scroll by Broken Sword contains no secrets of his swordsmanship. What this reveals is his highest ideal. In the first state, man and sword become one and each other. Here, even a blade of grass can be used as a lethal weapon. In the next stage, the sword resides not in the hand but in the heart. Even without a weapon, the warrior can slay his enemy from a hundred paces. But the ultimate ideal is when the sword disappears altogether. The warrior embraces all around him. The desire to kill no longer exists. Only peace remains."
- King of Qin
Hero (2002)

"Your Majesty, my task is completed now. My decision will cause the deaths of many and Your Majesty will live on. A dead man begs you to remember; a warrior's ultimate act is to lay down his sword."
- Nameless
Hero (2002)

"I choose to value the people in my life, I choose to make every moment significant. If I trust my instincts and training, face my challenges, and accept every moment as significant, then I will never think 'if only...' again."
- Indy
(2013-12-26)
http://blog.indy.cc/2013/12/panic-luck-and-control.html

"As I observe the wonders within the universe, it is the feeling of awe, coupled with an insatiable curiosity, that fuels my search for further understanding and exploration."
- Indy
(2012-03-08)
http://indycc.blogspot.com/2012/03/connected-to-universe.html

"This is the next big step forward in the digital music revolution - the movement to completely interoperable DRM-free music. The right thing to do is to tear down walls that precluded interoperability by going DRM-free and that starts here today."
- Steve Jobs
(2007-04-02)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6516189.stm
Speaking about Digital Rights Management

"They say that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but how does anybody know what happens in Vegas if no one talks about what happened in Vegas when they go to Vegas?"
- Zach Anner
http://www.oprah.com/own/Official-Trailer-Rollin-With-Zach

"Decide in your heart of hearts what really excites and challenges you, and start moving your life in that direction. Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow, and the day after that. Look at who you want to be, and start sculpting yourself into that person. You may not get exactly where you thought you'd be, but you will be doing things that suit you in a profession you believe in. Don't let life randomly kick you into the adult you don't want to become."
- Chris Hadfield, commander of ISS Expedition 35
(2013-02-17)
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/18pik4/i_am_astronaut_chris_hadfield_currently_orbiting/c8gvkki

"I have lived with the prospect of an early death for the last 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first."
- Stephen Hawking
(2011-05-15)
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2011/may/15/stephen-hawking-interview-there-is-no-heaven

"As President, I believe that robotics can inspire young people to pursue science and engineering. And I also want to keep an eye on those robots, in case they try anything."
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States of America
(2009-11-23)
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-education-innovate-campaign

"Our sport is like no other. The risks are high and mistakes in this game can be costly. Because of this intense environment we form relationships quickly and share an experience most can only dream about. It's a community full of positive vibes and happy people. And, of course, we're all slightly special in our own little way, so we know how to have a good time."
- Nathan Jones, BASE jumper and skydiver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrklTR4buEc

"The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '42 will do' I typed it out. End of story."
- Douglas Adams
(1992-11-03)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/alt.fan.douglas-adams/595nPukE-Jo/koaAJ3tPBtEJ

"You can fly. It's the landing part that humans have trouble with."
- Indy
(2011-02-10)
https://twitter.com/IndyHart/status/35778520940687361

"A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory."
- Leonard Nimoy
(2015-02-23)
https://twitter.com/TheRealNimoy/status/569762773204217857
Leonard Nimoy's final tweet

"I try to best every previous defining moment with a new one. In that way you don't live in the past, you live for the future."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
(2017-04-02)
https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/631eem/i_am_neil_degrasse_tyson_your_personal/dfqkbxi/

"Candlelight, privacy, Romantic music. Can't think of a more perfect setting for hand-to-hand combat."
- Phoebus
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

Pvt. Joe Bowers: "Why me? Every time Metsler says, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," I get out of the way."
Sgt. Keller: "Yeah, when he says that, you're not supposed to choose "get out of the way." It's supposed to embarrass you into leading - or at least following."
Pvt. Joe Bowers: "That doesn't embarrass me."
Idiocracy (2006)

"The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections."
- Narrator
Idiocracy (2006)

"There are people who prefer to say 'yes' and there are people who prefer to say 'no'. Those who say 'yes' are rewarded by the adventures they have. Those who say 'no' are rewarded by the safety they attain."
- Keith Johnstone
Impro

"We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on, we're going to survive."
- President Thomas Whitmore
Independence Day (1996)

Capricorn: "What's that sticky stuff called?"
Basta: "Duct tape."
Capricorn: "Yes, duct tape. I love duct tape."
Inkheart (2008)

Dr. Powell: "Prot, why did you want to come to our planet?"
Prot: "...Pure curiosity, I guess. I'd never been to a Class BA-3 planet before."
Dr. Powell: "Class BA-3?" Prot: "Early stage of evolution. Future uncertain."
K-Pax (2001)

"Every being in the universe knows right from wrong."
- Prot
K-Pax (2001)

"You humans, most of you, subscribe to this policy of 'an eye for an eye, a life for a life,' which is known throughout the universe for its stupidity. Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision, but nobody's paid much attention to them, not even the Buddhists or the Christians. [sighs] You humans, sometimes it's hard to imagine how you've made it this far."
- Prot
K-Pax (2001)

"You humans, sometimes it's hard to imagine how you've made it this far."
- Prot
K-Pax (2001)

"All beings have the capacity to cure themselves."
- Prot
K-Pax (2001)

Lancelot: "You look frightened. There's a large number of lonely men out there."
Guinevere: "Don't worry, I won't let them rape you."
King Arthur (2004)

"For me, the point is not to climb the peak, but to climb new ground, both internally and externally.... The judges and patron saints of mountaineering find this abstraction difficult to lay their hands on and categorise, so they condemn it. Happily, I am climbing for myself, not them."
- Mark Twight
Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber

Roland: "God love you, William."
William: "I know, I know. 'Cause no one else will."
A Knight's Tale (2001)

Jocelyn: "Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick."
Wat: "It's called a lance. Hello?"
A Knight's Tale (2001)

Roland, Chaucer, Kate, Wat: [singing] "He's blond, he's pissed, he'll see you in the lists, Lichtenstein! He's blond, he's tanned, he comes from Gelderland, he comes from Gelderland! Gelderland, Gelderland, Gelderland... Gelderland, Gelderland, Gelderland..."
A Knight's Tale (2001)
Taunting the French by singing about Ulrich

Elle: "Oh, Warner, do you remember when we spent those four amazing hours in the hot tub together after winter formal?"
Warner Huntington III: "Uhh, ye... -- no"
Elle: "Well this is so much better than that. Excuse me, I have some shopping to do."
Legally Blonde (2001)

"People are like bicycles. They can keep their balance only as long as they keep moving."
- Albert Einstein
(1930-02-05)
Letter to Eduard Einstein

"Yes, the past can hurt, but -- the way I see it -- you can either run from it or learn from it."
- Rafiki
Lion King (1994)

"As my old parachute instructor used to say: 'Look before you leap' and 'Never jump to conclusions'!"
- Ms. Valerie Frizzle
The Magic School Bus: In the Rainforest (1996)

Peter Appleton: "I've never been a man of great conviction. I never saw the percentage in it. And quite frankly, I suppose, I lack the courage. See, I'm not like Luke Trimble. He had the market cornered on those things. I never met the guy, but I like I've gotten to know him. The thing is, I can't help wondering what he'd say if he we're standing here right now. You know, I think he'd probably tell you...

"The America represented in this room is not the America he died defending. I think he'd tell you your America is bitter and cruel and small. I know, for a fact, his America was big. Bigger than you can imagine! With a wide-open heart! Where every person has a voice! Even if you don't like what they have to say. If he were here, I wonder how you'd respond...if you could explain to him what happened to his America....

"The Fifth Amendment is out of the question. But there is another Amendment I'd like to invoke. I wonder if anyone here is familiar with it. 'Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting free exercise thereof, or abridging freedom of speech, or of the press, or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.' It's the First Amendment. It's everything we're about, if only we'd live up to it. It's part of the contract every citizen has here. Even though the Constitution and Bill of Rights are just pieces of paper with signatures on them, they're the only contracts we have that are most definitely not subject to renegotiation. Not by anyone...ever.

"Too many people have paid for this contract in blood. [Holds out Luke Trible's Medal of Honor.] People like Luke Trimble...and all the sons of Lawson, California."

Stan Keller: [Watching Peter on TV] "Damn right....And they deserve better than this....All you boys do."
The Majestic (2001)

"When bullies rise up, the rest of us have to beat them back down, whatever the cost. That's a simple idea I suppose, but one worth giving everything for."
- Luke Trimble
The Majestic (2001)

Capt. Jack Aubrey: "Well, Stephen... the bird's flightless?"
Dr. Stephen Maturin: "Yes."
Capt. Jack Aubrey: "It's not going anywhere."
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

Chip Heron: "Hey, how was school?"
Cady: "Fine."
Betsy Heron: "Were people nice?"
Cady: "No."
Chip Heron: "Did you make any friends?"
Cady: "Yes."
Mean Girls (2004)

"If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it."
- Marcus Aurelius
Meditations

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength."
- Marcus Aurelius
Meditations

[Watching the fireworks above the party before they depart]
William Parrish: "It's hard to let go, isn't it?"
Joe Black: "Yes it is, Bill."
William Parrish: "And that's life... what can I tell you."
Meet Joe Black (1998)

"I'm going to break precedent and tell you my one candle wish: that you would have a life as lucky as mine, where you can wake up one morning and say, 'I don't want anything more.'"
- William Parrish
Meet Joe Black (1998)

Helena: "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
Valentine: "Absolutely! If we put little wheels on the bottoms of our shoes, we could just roll around everywhere."
MirrorMask (2005)

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be love loved in return."
- Toulouse-Lautrec
Moulin Rouge! (2001)

John Smith: "How many? Ok... I'll go first, then. I don't keep exact count, but I'd say, uh, high 50s, low 60s. I mean, I know I've been around the block and all, but..."
Jane Smith: "312."
John Smith: "What? How?"
Jane Smith: "Some were two at a time."
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"We have an unusual problem here, Jane. You obviously want me dead, and I'm less and less concerned for your well-being."
- John Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"All stories, even the ones we love, must eventually come to an end and when they do, it's only an opportunity for another story to begin."
- Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

"Unlikely adventures require unlikely tools."
- Mr. Edward Magorium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

"We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy and bravery."
- Mr. Edward Magorium
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

"You're at peace because you know it's okay to be afraid."
- Mulan
Mulan (1998)

Shippen: [referring to the underground staircase] "How do a bunch of people with hand tools build all this?"
Ben Gates: "The same way they built the pyramids, and the Great Wall of China."
Riley Poole: "Yeah... the aliens helped them."
National Treasure (2004)

Abigail: "Are you crying, Riley?"
Riley: "Yeah, look. Stairs."
National Treasure (2004)

"If there's something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action."
- Ben Gates
National Treasure (2004)

"Who wants to go down the creepy tunnel inside the tomb first?"
- Riley
National Treasure (2004)

"Albuquerque. See I can do it too. Snorkel."
- Riley
National Treasure (2004)

"The key to happiness is doing what you love with the people you love."
- Larry Daley
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

"Smile, my boy. It's sunrise."
- Teddy Roosevelt
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
Teddy's final words and the last lines spoken by Robin Williams on camera.

"It's interesting to see the difference between conquering and exploring. When you want to conquer, it's to have more. When you want to explore, it's to know more."
- Bertrand Piccard
Origins: The Journey of Humankind

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
P.S. I Love You

"I'm that early bird because that is the only time in the day when I can be alone with myself. I like that moment when I can hear the sounds of the mountain, of the birds starting to sing, that fog in the morning, and the nature that is waking up around me. It's a kind of mystical moment. And that is very important to me, to keep myself concentrated and quiet, to be ready for the action that's coming."
- Ludo Woerth BASE-jumper / videographer
The Perfect Flight, Ep. 3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FHay-Lj0MA)

Jack Sparrow: "What? You've seen it all, done it all. Survived. That's the trick isn't it? To survive?"
Captain Teague: "It's not just about living forever, Jackie. The trick is still living with yourself forever."
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)

Will Turner: "Where's Elizabeth?"
Jack Sparrow: "She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really... except for, of course, Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman."
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Jacoby: "I'm gonna teach you the meaning of pain."
Elizabeth: "You like pain?"
[hits pirate in the head with a pole]
Elizabeth: "Try wearing a corset."
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

"Better to not know what moment may be your last. Every morsel of your entire being alive to the infinite mystery of it all."
- Captain Jack Sparrow
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet; this is not done by jostling in the street."
- William Blake
Poems from Blake's Notebook

"If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing."
- Benjamin Franklin
Poor Richard's Almanack

[Soren playing xBox.]
Scotty (to Eddie): "He's been like this since I got here yesterday."
Scotty [Attempting to take the xBox controller from Soren]: "Give it back!"
Soren: "Back off, Clearasil!"
The Prince & Me (2004)

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson
A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).
Quoted by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 Inaugural Speech

"The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward."
- Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa (2006)

"With love's light wings did I o'er-perch these walls; For stony limits cannot hold love out, And what love can do that dares love attempt; Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me."
- Romeo
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Act II, Scene II

"We pioneered industries. And all of this required the greatest innovations in science and technology. So, science is a fundamental part of the country that we are, but in this the 21st century, when it comes time to make decisions about science, it seems to me that people have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not.... And when have people who don't know much about science standing in denial of it and rising to power, that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
Science in America - Neil deGrasse Tyson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8MqTOEospfo

"The absolute simplicity. That's what I love. When you're climbing your mind is clear and free from all confusions. You have focus. And suddenly the light becomes sharper, the sounds are richer and you're filled with the deep, powerful presence of life."
- Heinrich Harrer
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)

Philip Henslowe: "The show must... you know..."
William Shakespeare: [prompting him] "Go on!"
Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Hugh Fennyman: "So what do we do?"
Philip Henslowe: "Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well."
Hugh Fennyman: "How?"
Philip Henslowe: "I don't know. It's a mystery."
Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"Mr. Tilney! Have a care with my name - you will wear it out!"
- Queen Elizabeth
Shakespeare in Love (1998)

"Get busy living or get busy dying."
- Andy Dufresne
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Sinbad: "What is it?"
Rat: "It just ends, captain. It's the edge of the world."
Jin: "Pay up. It's flat."
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

[Finishing his "Kyle's Mom" song, he then notices Kyle's mom standing behind him]
Cartman: "Oh ****"
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

"That movie has warped my fragile little mind."
- Eric Cartman
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

"I hate you Kenny."
- Eric Cartman
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)

"Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Star Trek Generations

"Jim Kirk was many things, but he was never a Boy Scout."
- Dr. Carol Marcus
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

"Saddle up. Lock and load."
- Data
Star Trek Insurrection

"Fear immobilizes us in the face of challenge.... They put my freedom first, before all else, because that is what love does."
- Daniel Kish
TED Talk: "How I use sonar to navigate the world"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uH0aihGWB8U

"Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can't. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out."
- Mitch Albom
The Time Keeper

"We're speaking the same language, but you don't understand a word I'm saying, do you?"
- Marek
Timeline (2003)
To Lady Clair

"Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!"
- Truman
The Truman Show (1998)

"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live."
- Tuck
Tuck Everlasting (2002)

"Balance is not something you find, it's something you create."
- Jana Kingsford
UNJUGGLED: Lessons From a Decade of Blending Business, Babies, Balance and Big Dreams

Dominic: "What do you think's going to happen?"
Finch: "What usually happens when people without guns stand up to people with guns."
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Are you, like, a crazy person?"
- Evey
V for Vendetta (2005)

"My father was a writer. You would've liked him. He used to say that artists use lies to tell the truth while politicians use them to cover it up."
- Evey Hammond
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Then you have no fear anymore. You're completely free."
- Interogator
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Voilá! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition."
[carves V into wall]
"The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it is my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Fear became the ultimate tool of this government."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"I have not come for what you had hoped to do. I've come for what you did."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"I'm not questioning your powers of observation. I'm merely remarking on the paradox of asking a masked man who he is."
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"Words offer the means for meaning and, for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there's something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?"
- V
V for Vendetta (2005)

"You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it."
- Benjamin Mee
We Bought a Zoo (2011)

"You don't want me. I am filled with Scotch and bitterness and impure thoughts."
- Peter MacCready
We Bought a Zoo (2011)
Spoken when attempting to talk down a male lion.

"Dear Diary, I am writing in your bullshit pages because my shrink is crazier then I am. He thinks you're therapy. He figures if two babies can hammer me into a Psycho ward, what will I do with this ? He is so stupid. He's so stupid that he thinks he pulled me through the breakdown when it was Christy. Always. Only Chris. I was looking through his postcards. Paintings were his obsession. He used art as another way to love me, to help me. To keep us always together."
- Annie Nielsen
What Dreams May Come (1998)

"What some folks call impossible, is just stuff they haven't seen before."
- Chris Nielsen
What Dreams May Come (1998)

Nick Marshall: "I can see elegant parties..."
Darcy McGuire: "You can see all that?"
Nick Marshall: "Well, maybe you're naked and I'm the only guest, but it's still elegant."
What Women Want (2000)

"Face it, we are the human race and we don't like being told what to do."
- Gary King
The World's End (2013)

"Y'know, if you're gonna ask someone to save the world, you'd better make sure they like it the way it is."
- Xander Cage
XXX (2002)

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