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Movie directors, or should I say people who create things,
by Akira Kurosawa

Movie directors, or should I say people who create things,
are very greedy and they can never be satisfied...
That's why they can keep on working.
I've been able to work for so long because I think next time,
I'll make something good.
- Akira Kurosawa

Man is a genius when he is dreaming.
- Akira Kurosawa

In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
- Akira Kurosawa

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

 

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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What you want is irrelevant,
what you have chosen is at hand.
- Spock character in Star Trek VI movie

If you build it, he will come.
- the movie Field of Dreams

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

Ah, not everything is as seems...
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I see you.
- the movie Avatar

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
- the character Morpheus in the movie The Matrix

Don't dream it, be it.
- the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

There are only four questions of value in life...
What is sacred?
Of what is the spirit made?
What is worth living for,
and what is worth dying for?
The answer to each is the same: only love.
- Johnny Depp as Don Juan in the movie Don Juan De Marco

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

You get what you settle for.
- the character Louise in the movie Thelma and Louise

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Friendship must dare to risk, or it's not friendship.
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation

Better learn balance. Balance is key.
Balance good, karate good. Everything good.
Balance bad, better pack up, go home. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Oh yes, the past can hurt.
But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.
- the movie The Lion King

Remember, happiness is just a teardrop away.
- the movie Shrek 2

A friend is someone who won't stop
until he finds you and brings you home.
- Fraser Sr. in the movie Due South

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

I love the rain - it washes memories
off the sidewalk of life.
- the movie Play It Again, Sam

We are all connected in the great Circle of Life.
- the movie The Lion King

If you are not one of us, you are one of them.
- the movie The Matrix (1999)

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The girl of my dreams is my mother's shadow,
cast upon the distant movie screen of my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

First, wash all car. Then wax. Wax on...
Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off.
Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off.
Don't forget to breathe, very important.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

I truly believe that happiness is possible...
even when you're thirty-three
and have a bottom the size of two bowling balls.
- the movie Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Never trust spiritual leader who doesn't dance.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
- the movie Braveheart

Sucking the marrow out of life
doesn't mean choking on the bone.
- Robin Williams as John Keating
in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.
- the Woody Allen movie Deconstructing Harry

Pie, pie, pie.
- Michael (1996)
- the movie Michael (1996)

Deep in my heart I'm concealing things
that I'm longing to say.
Scared to confess what I'm feeling -
frightened you'll slip away.
- the movie Evita

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Momma always said dyin' was a part of life.
I sure wish it wasn't.
- the movie Forrest Gump

And you, Sonja, you look more beautiful
standing here than you do in person.
- the movie Love and Death (1975)

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

We make sacred pact. I promise teach
karate to you, you promise learn.
I say, you do, no questions.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

If it turns out that there IS a God,
I don't think that he's evil.
I think that the worst you can say about him
is that basically he's an underachiever.
- the movie Love and Death

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2


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