Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paul Newman: Quote for September 30, 2008

I have taken roads that I wished I had not traveled on. And I'm traveling on some pretty exciting ones, too. Just hope when you get to that great racetrack in the sky, that the balance will tip slightly into those things that you'd be proud of.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Charles Lewis: Quote for September 29, 2008

The most powerful special interest in Washington today is the media. Because, not only, do they give money and lobby and do all the things that industries do in Washington and companies do. But they, of course, control whether a politician's mug will get on the tube. Now that's power, that's the ultimate power! In a political realm, it's controlling perceptions.
from: Orwell Rolls in His Grave (Documentary 2004)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Joseph Stalin: Quote for September 28, 2008

It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kay Weston: Quote for September 27, 2008

Love is a traveler on the River Of No Return, swept on forever to be lost in a stormy sea.
from: River of No Return (1954)
Marilyn Monroe acted as Kay Weston

Friday, September 26, 2008

Edgar Cayce: Quote for September 26, 2008

In knowing Happiness ye find that it is the little things, the little "I thank you," the little patience, the little mercy, the little kindnesses that bring it to the lives of others. So does it grow in thee. Then let grace and mercy and patience be thine. For in patience ye become aware of thy soul, that ye are indeed a soul in a material world.
from: Reading 262-109

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Elliot Hoover: Quote for September 25, 2008

Life and death are not the end. And I believe that now without a shadow of a doubt. This life the end? No! This is one act in a vast cosmic drama, that's all. Oh yes, our bodies die, our aged vessels crack releasing the ensnared soul, yet again on its vast journey homewards through many lifetimes, many lifetimes, improving with each new life. Not only do I believe this beyond a shadow of a doubt, Mrs. Templeton, but 700 million other people also believe it.
from: Audrey Rose (1977)
Anthony Hopkins acted as Elliot Hoover

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bob Newhart: Quote for September 24, 2008

It's getting harder and harder to differentiate between schizophrenics and people talking on a cell phone. It still brings me up short to walk by somebody who appears to be talking to themselves.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cafe Philosopher: Quote for September 23, 2008

In response to the comment: To pull ghosts through the WiFi, that just doesn't make any sense.

It makes all the sense in the world. Do you have any idea of the amount of data that's floating out there? The amount of information we just beam into the air? We broadcast to everyone where we are, and we think we're safe? The whole freakin' city is going insane, and we're acting like it's nothing. Well, it's not nothing. It's something we don't understand, and it is coming for us.
from: Pulse (2006)
Brad Dourif acted as Cafe Philosopher
Stay away from the WiFi and ditch that cell phone and laptop, or they're going to get you!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Steven Soderbergh: Quote for September 22, 2008

I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating, I don't care if it's a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music--anybody who spends part of their day sharing their experience with us--I think this world would be unlivable without art and I thank you.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Father Merrin: Quote for September 21, 2008

It's God, Himself, Who commands you! The Majestic Christ commands you! God the Father commands you! God the Son commands you! God the Holy Spirit commands you! The Mystery of the Cross commands you! The Blood of the Martyrs commands you!
from: The Exorcist (1973)
Max von Sydow acted as Father Merrin

Saturday, September 20, 2008

P.J. O'Rourke: Quote for September 20, 2008

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

Friday, September 19, 2008

John Rambo: Quote for September 19, 2008

Back there I could fly a gunship, I could drive a tank, I was in charge of million dollar equipment, back here I can't even hold a job PARKING CARS!
from: First Blood (1982)
Sylvester Stallone acted as John Rambo
Many soldiers, only skilled in combat arts, have problems finding work after returning from a war.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ernest Hemingway: Quote for September 18, 2008

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Katherine Watson: Quote for September 17, 2008

With the ability to reproduce art, it is available to the masses. No one needs to own a van Gogh original, they can paint their own. Van Gogh in a box, ladies, the newest form of mass distributed art: Paint by Numbers.

Look at what we have done to the man who refused to conform his ideals to popular tastes, who refused to compromise his integrity. We have put him in a tiny box and asked you to copy him.
from: Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Julia Roberts acted as Katherine Watson

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Lord Alfred Tennyson: Quote for September 16, 2008

I hold it true, whatever befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'tis better to have loved and lost
than never to have loved at all.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Ted Crawford: Quote for September 15, 2008

If you look closely enough, you'll find that everything has a weak spot where it can break, sooner or later.
from: Fracture (2007)
Anthony Hopkins acted as Ted Crawford