Saturday, 21 May 2016

Great Quotes from Great Movies!

1. Shawshank Redemption
Hope is always a good thing
Andy:  There are things in this world not carved out of gray stone. There's a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope. Red: Let me tell you something my friend, hope is a dangerous thing. Drives a man insane. Its got no place here. Better get used to the idea.  

Red doesn't believe that "hope" can do any good to a man in prison. But Andy is a believer- he keeps his hope alive. And this hope is what drives him to chisel the walls of the prison with a small rock hammer. This hope is what makes him take on the blows of the "sisters" gang and the exploitation of warden Norton. This hope is what makes him write letters for six long years to expand the library. He just keeps on going and going and going. And finally the light shines through- he breaks through the prison wall, like a bird never meant to be caged.
In the end, Andy sums it up well-
"Remember, Red. Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. I will be hoping that this letter finds you, and finds you well.
Your friend. Andy."

2. Pursuit of Happyness 

Dream. Protect it!
"Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they're gonna tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period."

3. The Godfather
Offer your friendship and loyalty in return to a favour 
Don Vito Corleone: Now you come to me, and you say: 'Don Corleone, give me justice.' But you don't ask with respect. You don't offer friendship. You don't even think to call me Godfather. Instead, you come into my house on the day my daughter is to be married, and you ask me to do murder for money.

Nobody will do a thing for you without expecting something in return. It maybe your friendship, your loyalty or a return favour. If you want people to help you in your hard times, learn to offer something in return.

 4. The Godfather: Part II

Keep your friends close, but enemies closer
Geary: Because I intend to squeeze you. I don't like your kind of people. I don't like to see you come out to this clean country in your oily hair -- dressed up in those silk suits - and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I'll do business with you, but the fact is, I despise your masquerade -- the dishonest way you pose yourself. Yourself, and your whole fucking family.

Michael Corleone: Senator - we're both part of the same hypocrisy. But never think it applies to my family.  (Notice how he keeps his calm)
It's important to keep a watchful eye on your enemies. To hold the ground and not burn down the bridges in anger. When Senator Geary comes out to bully Michael, he keeps his calm and plays along. Later on, he uses his cards right and turns Geary over to his side.

 5. The Dark Knight
Find that one thing that makes you forget your limits
Alfred: Know your limits, Master Wayne.Wayne: Batman has no limits.Alfred: Well, you do, sir.Wayne: I can't afford to know them.

Out of so many lessons that Batman provides, this is one key lesson applicable on every life. Find that one thing that makes you rise above all the struggles. Something that makes you forget your limits. It maybe big, it maybe small, doesn't matter. Finding it is important.

6. Schindler's list
The value of one life 
This scene says enough.
Schindler: This car. Goeth would've bought this car. Why did I keep the car? Ten people, right there, ten more I could've got. (looking around) This pin -- He rips the elaborate Hakenkreus, the swastika, from his lapel and holds it out to Stern pathetically -- Two people. This is gold. Two more people. He would've given me two for it. At least one. He would've given me one. One more. One more person. A person, Stern. For this. One more. I could've gotten one more person I didn't.--He completely breaks down, weeping convulsively, the emotion he's been holding in for years spilling out, the guilt consuming him.-- They killed so many people... (Stern, weeping too, embraces him) They killed so many people...

7. 12 Angry Men
Stand up for what you believe
"Just remember this has to be 12 to nothing either way. Um, that's the law.Now, all those voting guilty, please raise your hands." (11 men raise their hands.) Starts counting- one, two, three, four, five, six, seven- (stops, one man has not raised his hand)- eight, nine, ten, eleven. That's eleven guilty. Those not guilty?" (One man raises his hand.)

On this, another man speaks out- "Boy, oh boy, there's always one." (Notice how this man remarked an absurd comment on the one who stood by his decision. That's the truth. Others will always mock you when you stand by your decision and their ideas are challenged, even if you're speaking the truth. Be prepared to handle this.)
If they answer not to your call, walk alone. Stand up for what you believe in even if the whole world is against you.

8. Pulp Fiction
Be Prepared
You never know what lies on the next step. So be cautious and well-prepared(especially while coming out of the bathroom!) for whatever the life might throw at you.
The bathroom door opens and Vincent Vega steps out, tightening his belt. In his hand is the book "MODESTY BLAISE" by Peter O'Donnell. Vincent and Butch lock eyes. Vincent freezes. Butch doesn't move, except to point the M61 in Vincent's direction. Neither man opens his mouth. Then... the toaster LOUDLY kicks up the Pop Tarts. That's all the situation needed. Butch's finger HITS the trigger.

9. Into the Wild
 You don't need human relationships to be happy, God has placed it all around us

"The sea's only gifts are harsh blows, and occasionally the chance to feel strong. Now I don't know much about the sea, but I do know that that's the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong. To measure yourself at least once. To find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions. Facing the blind death stone alone, with nothing to help you but your hands and your own head"
There are many more in the list. Mention some of your favourites of all time in the comments!