I started with the idea of this blog over two years ago, as I decided to make my own collection of quotes, thoughts, dialogues or speeches, taken from films that I thought were meaningful or worthy of being remembered.

The site is always under construction, so I accept any well-intentioned critics or suggestions about it.

Most of the background music belongs to Mr. Michael Giacchino, my personal idol.

Films by decade:
1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

 

You wrote down all these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things. Why not just say goodbye to the bad things? Say goodbye to all the times you felt lost. To all the times that was a no instead of a yes. To all the scrapes and bruises. To all the heartache. Say goodbye to everything you really want to do for the last time. But don’t go have one last scotch with Barney. Have the first scotch, toasting Barney’s new life! Because that’s a good thing, and the good things will always be here waiting for you.
— Lily Aldrin, Last Time in New York, How I Met Your Mother (2013).

You wrote down all these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things. Why not just say goodbye to the bad things? Say goodbye to all the times you felt lost. To all the times that was a no instead of a yes. To all the scrapes and bruises. To all the heartache. Say goodbye to everything you really want to do for the last time. But don’t go have one last scotch with Barney. Have the first scotch, toasting Barney’s new life! Because that’s a good thing, and the good things will always be here waiting for you.

— Lily Aldrin, Last Time in New York, How I Met Your Mother (2013).

Perhaps the only difference between me and other people was that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset, more spectacular colors when the sun hits the horizon. That’s perhaps my only sin.
— Joe, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

Perhaps the only difference between me and other people was that I’ve always demanded more from the sunset, more spectacular colors when the sun hits the horizon. That’s perhaps my only sin.

— Joe, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013).

They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? «Carpe» Hear it? «Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary.»
— Mr. John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989).

They’re not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they’re destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? «Carpe» Hear it? «Carpe, carpe diem. Seize the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary.»

— Mr. John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989).

At my age, the candles cost more than a cake. I’m not afraid of dying; I’m afraid I haven’t been alive enough. It should be written on every schoolroom blackboard: “Life is a playground… or nothing”.
— Nemo, Mr. Nobody (2009).

At my age, the candles cost more than a cake. I’m not afraid of dying; I’m afraid I haven’t been alive enough. It should be written on every schoolroom blackboard: “Life is a playground… or nothing”.

— Nemo, Mr. Nobody (2009).

I brought them up here to illustrate the point of conformity, the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of others. We all have a great need for acceptance; but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own. Even though others may think them odd or unpopular. Even though the herd may go, ”that’s ba-a-ad.” Robert Frost said, ”two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
— Mr. John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989).

I brought them up here to illustrate the point of conformity, the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of others. We all have a great need for acceptance; but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own. Even though others may think them odd or unpopular. Even though the herd may go, ”that’s ba-a-ad.” Robert Frost said, ”two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

— Mr. John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989).

Summer Finn only loved two things: the first, was her long dark hair; the second, was how easily she could cut it off… and feel nothing.
— (500) Days of Summer (2009).

Summer Finn only loved two things: the first, was her long dark hair; the second, was how easily she could cut it off… and feel nothing.

— (500) Days of Summer (2009).

Hi. I’m Ted Mosby. In exactly forty-five days from now, you and I are gonna meet. And we’re gonna fall in love. And we’re gonna get married, and… we’re gonna have two kids. And we’re gonna love them and each other so much. All of that is forty-five days away. But I’m here now, I guess, because I want those extra forty-five days. With you, I want each one of them. And if I can’t have them, I’ll take the forty-five seconds it takes before your boyfriend shows up and punches me in the face, because… I love you. I’m always gonna love you. Until the end of my days, and beyond. You’ll see.
— Ted Mosby, The Time Travelers, How I Met Your Mother (2013).

Hi. I’m Ted Mosby. In exactly forty-five days from now, you and I are gonna meet. And we’re gonna fall in love. And we’re gonna get married, and… we’re gonna have two kids. And we’re gonna love them and each other so much. All of that is forty-five days away. But I’m here now, I guess, because I want those extra forty-five days. With you, I want each one of them. And if I can’t have them, I’ll take the forty-five seconds it takes before your boyfriend shows up and punches me in the face, because… I love you. I’m always gonna love you. Until the end of my days, and beyond. You’ll see.

— Ted Mosby, The Time Travelers, How I Met Your Mother (2013).

Crush. It’s funny how the same word for the feeling of attraction can be used for the feeling of disappointment.
— Ben Willis, Cashback (2006).

Crush. It’s funny how the same word for the feeling of attraction can be used for the feeling of disappointment.

— Ben Willis, Cashback (2006).

What are you talking about? Hope? Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
— Red, The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

What are you talking about? Hope? Let me tell you something, my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.

— Red, The Shawshank Redemption (1994).

I was one of the insatiables; the ones you’d always find sitting closest to the screen. Why do we sit so close? Maybe it was because we wanted to receive the images first, when they were still new, still fresh, before they cleared the hurdles of the rows behind us. Before they’d been relayed back from row to row, spectator to spectator, until worn-out, secondhand, the size of a postage stamp, it returned to the projectionist’s cabin.
— Matthew, The Dreamers (2003).

I was one of the insatiables; the ones you’d always find sitting closest to the screen. Why do we sit so close? Maybe it was because we wanted to receive the images first, when they were still new, still fresh, before they cleared the hurdles of the rows behind us. Before they’d been relayed back from row to row, spectator to spectator, until worn-out, secondhand, the size of a postage stamp, it returned to the projectionist’s cabin.

Matthew, The Dreamers (2003).

I have a story for you; it’s full of advantages. The first advantage is at the end of the story: It doesn’t finish; it falls in a hole, and the story starts again halfway. The other advantage, and the biggest one, is that you can change course along the way… If you let me. If you give me time.
— Lorenzo, Sex and Lucía (2001).

I have a story for you; it’s full of advantages. The first advantage is at the end of the story: It doesn’t finish; it falls in a hole, and the story starts again halfway. The other advantage, and the biggest one, is that you can change course along the way… If you let me. If you give me time.

Lorenzo, Sex and Lucía (2001).