Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Marion Petrocelli: Quote for December 31, 2008

The true church of Jesus Christ is so much more. Not in buildings made of wood and stone. I love Jesus. I don't need an institution between him and me. You see, just God and me. No priests, no churches. The first words in Jesus' gospel are: "The kingdom of God is inside you. And all around you. Not in buildings of wood and stone. Split a piece of wood and I am there. Lift a stone and you will find me." Yes, brother.
from: Stigmata (1999)
Rade Serbedzija acted as Marion Petrocelli
Gabriel Byrne appears in the scene acting as Father Andrew Kiernan.

Petrocelli is referring to the Gnostic Gospel of St. Thomas which was considered heresy by the Catholic Church and not included in the traditional Bible.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Martin Niemoller: Quote for December 30, 2008

First they came for the communists,
and I did not speak out - because I was not a communist;

Then they came for the socialists,
and I did not speak out - because I was not a socialist;

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I did not speak out - because I was not a trade unionist;

Then they came for the Jews,
and I did not speak out - because I was not a Jew;

Then they came for me -
and there was no one left to speak out for me.


Monday, December 29, 2008

Dr. Harlington: Quote for December 29, 2008

In plain language, my "ice pick" technique severs the nerves that deliver emotional energy to ideas. Along with the cure comes a loss of affect... a kind of emotional flattening with diminished creativity and imagination. After all, it is their imaginations and emotions that are disturbed.

However, this patient here will soon be leaving the hospital. Lobotomy gets 'em home.
from: Frances (1982)
Gerald S. O'Loughlin acted as Dr. Harlington
This scene from the movie "Frances" shows actress Francis Farmer (played by Jessica Lang) getting a Lobotomy. The real-life surgeon that actually performed such lobotomies was named Walter Freeman. The fact that he actually performed a lobotomy on Francis Farmer, as shown in the movie, may really be just an urban legend.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

David Icke: Quote for December 28, 2008

Hope is a meaningless emotion because its fruits are always in the future and, by definition, never in the NOW.

Hope is like riding a carousel horse; no matter how fast you go you never get closer to the one in front. The idea, however, is to persuade you to stay on the horse, despite the inevitable disappointment, in the 'hope' that things will change. But they don't because the very system is designed to prevent it.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Little Bill Daggett: Quote for December 27, 2008

Explaining what it takes to be a good gunfighter.

Being a good shot and being quick with a pistol that won't do no harm but that don't mean much next to being cool-headed. A man who will keep his head and not get rattled under fire, like as not, he'll kill you.
from: Unforgiven (1992)
Gene Hackman acted as Little Bill Daggett

Friday, December 26, 2008

Ebenezer Scrooge: Quote for December 26, 2008

Out upon merry Christmas! What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in 'em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.
from: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (1843 book)
To read the entire story of "A Christmas Carol" click here.
Merry Xmas

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Melchior: Quote for December 25, 2008

The Greatest of Kings born in the most humble of places... God, made into flesh.
from: The Nativity Story (2006)
Nadim Sawalha acted as Melchior
Melchior was one of the three wise men. He came from Asia. The other two were Caspar from Europe, and Balthasar from Africa. The names of the wise men and where they're from comes from Christian tradition and not from the Bible.
Merry Xmas

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa Claus: Quote for December 24, 2008

From the bottom of my heart, I wish you and yours the very best of everything.
John Call acted as Santa Claus
Merry Xmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ray Stannard Baker: Quote for December 23, 2008

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays--let them overtake me unexpectedly--waking up some fine morning and suddenly saying to myself: 'Why this is Christmas Day!'
Merry Xmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rachel Cooper: Quote for December 22, 2008

Lord, save little children. You think the world would be ashamed to name such a day as Christmas for one of them and then go on in the same old way. My soul is humble when I see the way little ones accept their lot. Lord, save little children. The wind blows and the rains are cold, yet they abide.
Lillian Gish acted as Rachel Cooper
Merry Xmas

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rudyard Kipling: Quote for December 21, 2008


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run --
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Dedicated to Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Dr. Hans Reinardt: Quote for December 20, 2008

The word "impossible," Mr. Booth, is only found in the dictionary of fools.
from: The Black Hole (1979)
Maximilian Schell acted as Dr. Hans Reinardt