Movie quotes that come up too often in my regular life.
It's those lines, they keep coming up and representing aspects of my regular life. They become the best ways to describe a situation or aspect. It's when you're sitting there looking at a moment and a scene plays in your head or a voice mumbles in your ear. By no means a complete list, but definitely a starting point.
- •"I'm Lowell Bergman, I'm from 60 Minutes. You know, you take the 60 Minutes out of that sentence, nobody returns your phone call."This is from "The Insider" with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe. I work for a company with some prestige locally. I'm being shifted into a different world and it's something that keeps coming up. Take away that prestige title, and no one really takes my calls or cares about what we are doing.
- •"I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it."One of my favourite movies: "Gattaca" with Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman. Pretty self explanatory: I once worked in the field I wanted to be in. I was in s support position, and it never really came together. It was a clear road to me about how close I was to what I wanted, but also how truly far away I was from my goals.
- •"The night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That's pride fucking with you. Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps."This one is from "Pulp Fiction". Pride is a family sin. It's one that comes up a lot. Sometimes my pride does get in the way. It's hard to judge a situation sometimes when you can't see things clearly.
- •"And the monkey flips the switch."From the not so good "Lost in Space". It's a great line though, and comes up way too much. Over educated and under utilized.