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Before Sunrise (1995)
" If there's any kind of magic in this world it must be in the attempt of understanding someone sharing something."
Beautiful Creatures (2013)
"People hear the word sacrifice, and they become afraid that something will be taken away from them or that they'll have to give up something they couldn't live without. Sacrifice, to them, means loss in a world telling us we could have it all. But I believe true sacrifice is a victory, because it requires free will to give up something for someone you love, or something or someone you love more than yourself. I won't lie to you. It's a gamble. Sacrifice wont take away pain and loss, but it wins the battle against bitterness, the bitterness that dims the light on all of the true value in our lives. "
The Theory of Everything (2014)
"There ought to be something very special about the boundary condition of the universe, and what can be more special that there is no boundary?
There should be no boundary to human endevour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there's always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope."
"My life - like all lives, mysterious and irrevocable and sacred. So very close, so very present, so very belonging to me. How wild it was, to let it be.”
American Beauty (1999)
"I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry, you will someday."
"Along the way you bump into people who make a dent on your life. Some people get struck by lightning. Some are born to sit by a river. Some have an ear for music. Some are artists. Some swim the English Channel. Some know buttons. Some know Shakespeare. Some are mothers. And some people can dance."
"There's a diffrence between a failure and a fiasco. A failure is merely the absence of success. Any fool can achieve failure. But a fiasco, a fiasco is a disaster of epic propotions. A fiasco is a folk tale told to other's to make other people feel more alive because it didn't happen to them."
Garden State (2004)
"This isn't a conversation about this being over, it's, it's... I'm not, like, putting a period at the end of this, you know, I'm putting, like, an ellipsis on it, cause I'm- I'm- I'm worried that if I don't figure myself out, if I don't go like land on my own two feet, then I'm just gonna to mess this whole thing up, and this is too important. I gotta go... you changed my life in four days. This is the beginning of something really big. But right now, I gotta go."
Babylon A.D. (2008)
"Save the planet. Whenever I've read that bumper sticker I've had to laugh. Save the planet. What for? And from what? From ourselves? Life's simple: kill or be killed, don't get involved and always finish the job. A survivor's code, my code, and it all sounds great until the day you find yourself confronted by a choice. A choice to make a difference, to help someone, or to walk away and save yourself. I learned something that day: you can't always walk away. Too bad it was the day I died. "
Match Point (2005)
"The man who said 'I rather be lucky than good' saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependant on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a [tennis] match, when a ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second it can either go foward or fall back... with a little luck, it goes foward and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose."
Never Been Kissed (1999) (1999)
"That thing. That moment when you kiss someone and everything around you becomes hazy. And the only thing in focus is you and this person, and you realize that that person is the only person that you're supposed to kiss for the rest of your life. And for one moment you get this amazing gift, and you want to laugh and you want to cry, cause you feel so lucky that you found it and so scared it will go away, all in the same time..."
Tristan & Isolde (2006)
"You were right. I don't know if life is greater than death. But love was more than either."
- There are other things to live for: duty, honor.
- But they are not life Tristan. They are the shells of life, and empty ones if in the end all they hold are days and days without love. Love is made by God. Ignore it and you suffer as you cannot imagine.
Dead Poets Society (1989)
"Carpe diem... Even if it kills me."
"No matter what anyone tells you, words and ideas can change the world."
"We all have a great need of acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular. Robert Frost said: Two roads diverted in the woods and I took the one less traveled by. I want you to find your own walk now."
"I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die discover that I had not lived." (Thoreau)
The Wedding Date (2005) (2005)
"I'd rather fight with you, than make love to anyone else."
"Here's to the husbands who've won you, the losers who've lost you, and the lucky bastards who've yet to meet you."
Practical Magic (1998)
"Sometimes I feel there is a hole inside of me, and emptyness that at times, seems to burn. I think that if you lifted my heart to your ears, you could hear the ocean. And the moon tonight, there's a circle around it, a sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole, of not going to sleep each night wanting. But still, sometimes, when the wind is warm and the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me, I want to be seen. I don't know... maybe I've had my happyness, I don't want to believe it, but... There is no man, only that moon."
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
"You're 18, you don't know what you want. And you won't know what you want 'til you're 45.
And even if you get it, you'll be too old to use it!"
Fight Club (1999)
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."
"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis. You're the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world."
Life or Something Like It (2002)
"Things hapepen. Things you never see coming. And you think afterward: 'If I had known, would I have changed things? Would I have done more? What would I be thinking?'
I need more time."
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
"We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love."
"Outside things may be tragic, but in here we feel its magic."
"The difference between you and I is that you can leave anytime you choose. But this is my home."
"The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again"
Stand by Me (1986)
"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?"
"Although I hadn't seen him in more than 10 years, I know I'll miss him forever."
- Do you think I'm weird?
- No man, seriously. Am I weird?
- Yeah, but so what? Everybody's weird."
Girl, Interrupted (2000)
"Maybe we look for secrets because we can't believe our minds..."
"You think your free? I'm free! You don't know what freedom is! I'm free. I can breathe."
"I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside."
"Being crazy isn't being broken or swallowing a dark secret. Its you or me amplified. If you ever told a lie and enjoyed it. If you ever wish you could be a child forever."
"Maybe everyone out there is a liar. And maybe the whole world is stupid and ignorant. But I rather be in it. I rather be fucking in it than down here with you."
Meet Joe Black (1998)
"Be deliciously happy, or at least leave yourself open to be. Love is passion, obssession, something you can't live without, if you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, forget your head and start listening to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Cause the truth is, there's no sense in living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love. You haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. 'Cause if you haven't tried, you haven't lived."
The Outsiders (1983)
"Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay."
"I was getting to where I could see the truth. Someday I'll be brave enough to speak it."
"Stay gold, Ponyboy. Stay gold."
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
~ It has been said something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world. - Chaos Theory
"Would it make a difference if I told you that no one could possibly ever love anyone as much as I love you?"
"You can't change who people are without destroying who they were."
The Dark Knight (2008)
"I believe whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you...stranger."
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
"A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does."
"This moment is the only thing that matters.
"The journey is what brings us happiness not the destination."
"There is no starting or stopping - only doing."
"There are no ordinary moments."
The Notebook (2004)
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more. That plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds."
"Most of the time I have all these thoughts bouncin' around in my head... but with a brush in my hand, the world just gets kinda quiet."
"I know you feel lost now, but don't worry. Nothing is ever lost, nor can be lost. The body sluggish, aged, cold, the embers left from erlier fires shall duly flame again."
"Life's funny. To a kid, time always drags. Suddenly you're fifty. All that's left of your childhood... fits in a rusty little box."
- You know, the girl with the glass of water? If she seems out of place, maybe it's because she's thinking of someone.
- Someone in the painting?
- No, of a boy she saw somewhere else. She feels like they've a lot in common.
- In other words, she prefers to imagine a relationship with someone who is not there rather than to tie real bounds with people around her.
- No, on the contrary, maybe she even goes out of her way to arrange other people's messed up lives.
- But what about her own messed up life? Who's going to take care of it?
- Well anyway, I'd rather take care of others than look after a garden dwarf!
Revolutionary Road (2009)
- Maybe we are running. We're running from the hopeless emptiness of the whole life here.
- Now you've said it. Plenty of people are on to the emptiness but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness.
- You know, he's the first person who seemed to know what we were talking about.
- Well... It's true isn't it? Maybe we're just as crazy as he is.
- If being crazy means living life as if it matters then I don't care if we're completely insane.
"So in the end, was it worth it? Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It's always the last day of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I'll grant you I've had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime, I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost not enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door."
"Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust, and when you're up, it's never as good as it seems, and when you're down, you never think you'll be up again, but life goes on. "
You can just feel details, the bits and pieces you never bothered to put into words. And you can feel these extreme moments, even if you don't want to. You put these together and you get the feel of a person. Enoguh to know how much you miss them.
I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there.
Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They're just an interpretation, they're not a record, and they're irrelevant if you have the facts.
The Oxford Murders (2008)
"I rather make mistakes than do nothing. I rather mess up than miss out completely."
"There are people who go after your humanity, Sister. They'll tell you that the light in your heart is a weakness. Don't believe it. It's an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue. There's nothing wrong with love."
Into the Wild (2007)
"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."
Reality Bites (1994)
"There's no point to any of this. It's all just a... a random lottery of meaningless tragedy and a series of near escapes. So I take pleasure in the details. You know... a Quarter-Pounder with cheese, those are good, the sky about ten minutes before it starts to rain, the moment where your laughter become a cackle... and I, I sit back and I smoke my Camel Straights and I ride my own melt."
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
"Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up. If a guy punches you he likes you. Never try to trim your own bangs and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. Every movie we see, Every story we're told implores us to wait for it, the third act twist, the unexpected declaration of love, the exception to the rule. But sometimes we're so focused on finding our happy ending we don't learn how to read the signs. How to tell from the ones who want us and the ones who don't, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave. And maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe... it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future. Maybe the happy ending is... just... moving on. Or maybe the happy ending is this, knowing after all the unreturned phone calls, broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment you never gave up hope."
"People who get married, they're not to be trusted, because if you're so legitimally happy, honestly, you wouldn't feel the need to make a big show out of it. You wouldn't have to broadcast it. They do it because they're insecure, because they think that getting married is what they're supposed to be doing, and so they're lying to themselves, and they're lying to other people."
- What if i'm the exception?
- You're not. In fact, you're the rule. And the rule is this: if a guy doesn't call you, he doesn't want to call you. (...) If a guy is treating you like he doesn't give a shit, he genuelly doesn't give a shit. No exceptions.
"Things have changed. People don't meet each other organically anymore. If I want to seem attractive to the opposite sex, I wouldn't go get a new haircute, I'd update my profile, it's just the way it is."
"I miss the days when you had one phone number, and one answering machine, and that one answering machine had one cassete tape, and that one cassete tape either had a message from the guy or it didn't. Now, you just have to go around checking all these different portals just to get rejected by seven different tecnology. It's exhausting."
Million Dollar Baby (2005)
"It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you."
True Romance (1993)
"One thing this last week has taught me is it's better to have a gun and not need it, than need a gun and not have it."
"Amid in the chaos of that day, when all I could hear was the thunder of gunshots, and all I could smell was the violence in the air, I look back and I'm amazed that my thoughts were so clear and true, that three words went trhough my mind endlessly, repeating themselves, like a broken record: you're so cool, you're so cool, you're so cool."
Eat Pray Love (2010)
"In the end, I've come to believe in a thing I call "the physics of the quest": a force in nature governed by laws as real as the laws of gravity. The rule of quest physics goes something like this: if you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and conforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter old resentments, and set out on a truth seeking journey, either externly or internly, and if you're truly willing to regard everything that happens to you on that journey as a clue, and if you accept everyone you meet along the way as a teacher, and if you are prepared, most of all, to face and forgive some very difficult realities about yourself, then the truth will not be witheld from you."
Natural Born Killers (1994)
- Was massacrating all those people worth being separated from your love for the rest of your life?
- You mean was an instant of my purity worth a lifetime of your lies?
The Man of the Year (2003)
"A vida é uma coisa engraçada. Se você deixar, ela vai sozinha, como um rio. Mas, se você quiser, pode colocar um cabresto e fazer da vida seu cavalo. A gente faz da vida o que quer. Cada um escolhe sua sina. Cavalo ou rio."
Easy A (2010)
"Whatever happened to chivalry? Does it only exists in 80's movies? I want John Cusack holding a boombox outside my window. I want to ride off on a lawnmower with Patrick Dempsey. I want Jake from Sixteen Candles waiting outside the church for me. I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me. Just ONCE I want my life to be like an 80's movie. Preferably one with a really awsome musical number for no apparent reason."
"An idea is like a virus, resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it's almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed - fully understood - that sticks; right in there somewhere. The smallest seed of an idea can grow. It can grow to define or destroy you."
Taking Woodstock (2009)
"Perspective is what shuts down the universe - it keeps the love out."
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