Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snippets of Wisdom From the Movies

Thinking about something I was discussing with the daughter the other day got me to thinking about wisdom I've found from movie quotes.  So, I thought I'd pass certain ones along today.  In the comments, feel free to contribute any movie wisdom you use.

"Be nice until it's time to not be nice." - Roadhouse

"Never give up.  Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

"Never say die, but very frequently say 'Ouch'." - The Thief and the Cobbler

"An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure." - Steel Magnolias

"Stupid is as stupid does." - Forrest Gump

"Have fun storming the castle." - The Princess Bride

"There is no try.  There is only do or do not." - The Empire Strikes Back

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


  1. Was going to use The Princess Bride - have fun storming the castle - but you already have that. And I love the last one - I really should post that on my bulletin board...or tattoo it backwards on my forehead!

    Great words of wisdom, B.E. - thanks :)

  2. OH MY GOD you quoted Roadhouse! I don't know anybody who's ever quoted Roadhouse except me!

    And I could quote Princes Bride all day. I actually have... on Twitter! Haha.

  3. I especially like 'Never give up, never surrender'.

  4. "Do or do not, there is no try" (I think it was Yoda) was my class quote when I graduated.

  5. Good ones!

    I love "Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity" from Snatch.

  6. LOL, well you KNOW Galaxy Quest is my personal fave. ;-)

    Loved the quotes. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'." -Shawshank Redemption

    I had to quote Stephen