Line(s) of the Day: #TopGunMaverick

Rear Admiral: The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is headed for extinction.
Maverick: Maybe so, sir. But not today.

Ed Harris and Tom Cruise in the sensational Top Gun: Maverick (2022), a long-awaited sequel to the hugely popular Top Gun (1986).

Line(s) of the Day #HighFidelity

I’m very good at the past. It’s the present I can’t understand.

Taken from the novel High Fidelity (1995) by British writer Nick Hornby. Told in a stream of consciousness, it tells of the main character’s struggle to cope with a break up and how it relates to his life overall. I read it years ago but it was very interesting rereading it over 20 years later.

Line(s) of the Day #TheBookThief

I have hated words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right.

Taken from The Book Thief by Australian writer Markus Zusak. The novel is set during World War II and narrated by Death. I could easily have quoted a dozen quotes from this extraordinary book.

Line(s) of the Day #MiltonBerle #Statlerandwaldorf

Milton Berle: Now, just a minute please. I have been a successful comedian half of my life
Statler & Waldorf: So how come we got this half?

American actor and comedian Milton Berle and the heckling muppets Statler and Waldorf. Known as ‘Mr Television’, Berle had two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was affectionately lampooned in this memorable 1977 scene.

Gr8at: The Art of Banksy

As I referenced in an earlier post I saw the acclaimed Covent Garden exhibition of provocative graffiti artist Banksy. Little is known of the elusive Bristolian, but his work continues to create debate and inspire his many fans. Around 90 of his artworks from 1997-2008 were displayed, along with some of most striking quotes.

Line(s) of the Day #JonathanCreek

Jonathan Creek: I get the feeling it didn’t quite live up to expectations.
Maddie Magellan: If Steve Harrison and Martin Ford ever get out of here alive, it’ll be a miracle.

Alan Davies and Caroline Quentin in the mystery crime comedy drama Jonathan Creek (1994 – 2016).

Line(s) of the Day #AsIKnewHimMyDadRodSerling

I look forward to these trips to Disneyland and having my dad all to myself. Much advance planning goes into these excursions. My dad and I decide where will be stay overnight, the precise time he will pick me up form school, where I should wait for him, what we should take, and so on. That he is as excited as I am is clearly evident. There is no pretence, no forced pleasure; these trips unquestionably appeal to the child within him.

Driving on the freeway, we play our usual pre-Disney game. He will say “Okay, Pops, the first one who sees the one for Disneyland get to pick the first ride.” My dad never sees it. He must be blind, I think in my young mind.

Taken from As I Knew Him, My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling. A personal biography of her legendary father, who among his many notable achievements was responsible for the iconic show The Twilight Zone.