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. Great quotes! thanks for sharing!

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

  6. Good ones!

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

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

    Loved the quotes. Thanks for sharing!

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

    I had to quote Stephen