The Best Things Ever Said in the Dark: The Wisest, Wittiest, Most Provocative Quotations from the Movies
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Both the famous and the obscure from every genre of cinema are celebrated in more than 1,000 quotations that are sure to intrigue and delight. The quotes offer individual takes on more than 200 topics, including life, love, family, work, and death-not to mention cheap motels and bowling.
healthy, I never asked why. Why was I so lucky? What did I do to deserve this perfect child, this perfect life? But when he got sick, you can bet I asked why! I demanded to know why! Why was this happening? —— Awakenings (1990) If you haven’t got your health, you haven’t got anything. — The Princess Bride (1987) HEARTBREAK Heartbreak is life educating us.——Men Don’t Leave (1990) HEAVEN I always imagined heaven to be one enormous library, only you can’t take out the books.——I.Q. (1994) If you
a baby is a big responsibility. It’s like being in charge of sanitation at a Haitian jail. —— Naked Gun 331⁄3: The Final Insult (1994) Having a kid is great, as long as his eyes are closed and he’s not moving or talking.—— Big Daddy (1999) What is it that makes somebody a good parent? It has to do with constancy. It has to do with patience. It has to do with listening to them. It has to do with pretending to listen to them when you can’t even listen anymore. It has to do with love. ——Kramer vs.
Batman (1989) Great money does not a great human make. —— Moll Flanders (1996) He was one of those born clever enough at gaining a fortune, but incapable of keeping one; for the qualities and energies which lead a man to achieve the ﬁrst, are often the very cause of his ruin in the latter case. —Barry Lyndon (1975) You’ve heard of the golden rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules. —Aladdin (1992) 123 BTESID 02 06/18/04 4:01 PM W E A LT H & THE WEALTHY Page 124 Don’t you know that a
—The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) 31 BTESID 01 06/18/04 FRIENDS 4:00 PM Page 32 You can’t take it with you, so what good is it? Near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends. —You Can’t Take It with You (1938) It happens sometimes; friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant. ——Stand by Me (1986) It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.—— Harry Potter and
if they do their jobs properly, if they just this once get it right, they can actually lift the human spirit—take it to a higher place. —Indecent Proposal (1993) Everybody gets one chance to do something great. Most people never take the chance, either because they’re too scared, or they don’t recognize it when it spits on their shoes.——The Sandlot (1993) G U I LT Guilt is petty bourgeois crap. An artist creates his own moral universe. —Bullets Over Broadway (1994) Guilt is just a bag of