Quotes from books, movies, etc. that have stuck with you.

#52
"I have a bad feeling about this."

"These aren't the droids you're looking for."

"No. Try not. Do ... or do not. There is no try."

"May the Force be with you."
 
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#53
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way...
 
#54
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way...
From the same book:

It is a far, far better thing than I have ever done before; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
 
#57
'stuck with me' is a stretch, but I'm currently reading Lincoln in the Bardo, and some of the passages are poignant.

Such as this lament from the ghost of a man who died by his own hand:

Feeling nauseous at the quantity of blood and its sudden percussive redness against the whiteness of the tub, I settled myself woozily down on the floor, at which time I—well, it is a little embarrassing, but let me just say it: I changed my mind. Only then (nearly out the door, so to speak) did I realize how unspeakably beautiful all of this was, how precisely engineered for our pleasure, and saw that I was on the brink of squandering a wondrous gift, the gift of being allowed, every day, to wander this vast sensual paradise, this grand marketplace lovingly stocked with every sublime thing: swarms of insects dancing in slant-rays of August sun; a trio of black horses standing hock-deep and head-to-head in a field of snow; a waft of beef broth arriving breeze-borne from an orange-hued window on a chill autumn—
 
#60
“The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up around their waists and all the wh0res and politicians will look up and shout “save us”.......and I’ll look down and whisper “no”

“I don’t mind being the smartest man in the room. I just wish it wasn’t this one”

“If he dies, he dies”

“You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.”
 
#61
“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
(Closing words of Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, just in case this needed clarification)
 
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#66
Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo. -the beginning of Tabacaria by Álvaro de Campos ( Fernando Pessoa)

Here’s an English translation:
I am nothing
I shall never be anything
I cannot want to be anything.
Aside from that, I have within me all the dreams of the world.
 

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#75
There are several quotes from books and movies that occur to me pretty often in every day life. Something will happen, and these quotes just pop into my brain as the perfect way to explain the situation. Here area few:

The light that burns twice as brightly also burns half as long. (This is often related to tennis. Nadal, polyester strings, etc.)
Blade Runner

Too good to last, he thought. . . Might as well have been a dream, he thought.
The Old Man and the Sea

(Referencing how things might be better if a missed opportunity had been taken) Maybe not. But maybe so.
The Kite Runner

What are some that occur to you in life? Not necessarily your favorite quotes, but ones that pop into your head.
"One must lose the virginity of faith in order to attain the maternity of reason." - Nicolas Salmeron
This one is a poignant parallelism that rings true on many levels, and it's brilliant in its brevity and its connotations. Thug translation: "Truth will sometimes brain**** you, yo!"

"Alas, how terrible is wisdom when it brings no profit to the wise." - Sophocles
Need I say anything else? Better not.
 
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#80
Everybody is a big super star because they can post an illiterate comment to the world on Facebook or show off their massive bottom on Instagram
 
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