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  1. Mine, for now, is:

    What has it got in its pocketses?

    from Lord of the Rings

    what are yours?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

    -Jack Kerouac, "On the Road"

  3. "You can't go hunting United States governors with a generic revolver." --Feed, Mira Grant

    "Gasping frantically for air, Clevinger enumerated Yossarian's symptoms: an unreasonable belief that everybody around him was crazy, a homicidal impulse to machine-gun strangers, retrospective falsification, an unfounded suspicion that people hated him and were trying to kill him." Catch-22, Joseph Heller

    Those are just my current favourites, but I have a lot of others.

  4. "He's not the Messiah he's a very naughty boy" - Brian's mother in Monty Python's Life of Brian.

  5. "I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse", Vito Corleone, the Godfather.

  6. "You bloody bastard! You'll not put your foot on me again"

    Mr Christian (Marlon Brando) to Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) in Mutiny on the Bounty. Obviously can't write the way he says it but is brilliant.

  7. The view is more beautiful now that it is mine.

    From Ran, a sort of Japanese version of King Lear. I liked it so much I put it on my About page.

  8. phoenixtearsheal

    'You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!'

    Michael Caine in 'The Italian Job'.

  9. 'It's not about how you fall. It's about how you land.'

    From La Haine.

  10. "I may not be a gentleman, but I am a man. Why do you think I found this room for you that you might like? And carried up your things for you, when really I really felt like knocking you down. Do you think I did it for your own sake? I didn't do it for you! I did it for Her! For Amy! Because she loves you! How can you say you don't know it! Anyone with eyes can see it! These walls know it. You are so lofty. So far above the rest of us you don't even notice it. All the time I was breaking my heart over her, she was breaking her's over you!"

    John, Little Dorrit

  11. "You talkin' to me?"

    De Niro, Taxi Driver.


    Eames: [Shows up while Arthur is in a gunfight]
    You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

    [Pulls out a grenade launcher]

  13. phoenixtearsheal

    Parable -

    There is a parable about a farmer whose old dog fell into a dry well. After assessing the situation, the farmer sympathized with the dog but decided that neither the dog nor the well was worth the trouble of saving. Instead, he planned to bury the old dog in the well and put him out of his misery. When the farmer began shoveling, initially the old dog panicked. But then it dawned on the mutt that every time a shovel load of dirt landed on his back he could shake it off and step up. This he did blow after blow. “Shake it off and step up, shake it off and step up, shake it off and step up!” he repeated to encourage himself. It wasn’t long before the dog, battered and exhausted, stepped triumphantly out of the well. What he thought would bury him actually benefited him—all because of the way he handled adversity

  14. "What use are dreams ... if not blueprints for courageous action?" --- Adam West as Batman

  15. "Picture abhi baki ha meray dost". (Hindi)
    Translation: Picture has not been ended yet, my friend!
    Movie: Ohm Shanti Ohm

  16. "infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me"

    (Carry on Cleo)

  17. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

    “At the end, all that’s left of you are your possessions. Perhaps that’s why I’ve never been able to throw anything away. Perhaps that’s why I hoarded the world: with the hope that when I died, the sum total of my things would suggest a life larger than the one I lived.”

    Both quotes from "A History of Love" by Nicole Krauss

  18. "All lives end. All hearts are broken. Caring is not an advantage."

    "Give him a puzzle, and watch him dance"

    :"I will burn you. I will burn the heart out of you."

    "So we go around the sun! If we went around the moon or round and round the garden like a teddy bear, it wouldn't make any difference!"

    Simply put, I am a Sherlock addict

  19. "Maybe those dames ain't dames"

    George Raft as Spats Columbo in the fabulous "Some Like it Hot"

  20. "I wish I knew how to quit you"

    Jack to Ennis in "Brokeback Mountain"

  21. phoenixtearsheal

    Resistance is never futile

    jJan Luc Picard

  22. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why they call it the present.

    Master Oogway - Kungfu Panda. :)

  23. Are we not kings, men?

    Barbosa - POTC

    A man can no more diminish Gods glory by refusing to worship him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling "Darkness" on the walls of his cell

    C.S. Lewis.

  24. If I should die before I wake,
    I pray the Lord my soul to take.

    Movie: Dark House

  25. ...Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    Alfred from The Dark Knight

  26. phoenixtearsheal

    "Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose."

    (Yoda to Anakin Skywalker)


    Brick Tamland - Anchorman :)

  28. People aren't supposed to look back. I'm certainly not going to do it anymore.
    I've finished my war book now. The next one I write is going to be fun.
    This one is a failure, and had to be, since it was written by a pillar of salt. It begins like this:

    Billy Pilgrim has come unstuck in time.

    It ends like this:


    --- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

  29. and so the triangle becomes a square- dawsons creek :)

  30. "I'm in love with a wonderful man. He's fictional, but you can't have everything." -- Mia Farrow's character in The Purple Rose of Cairo.

    Shun the frumious Bandersnatch! -- Lewis Carroll, Jabberwocky. (I've always thought this would make a great battle cry.)

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