Line(s) of the Day #Joker

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For my whole life, I didn’t know if I even really existed. But I do, and people are starting to notice.

I used to think that my life was a tragedy, but now I realise, it’s a comedy.

Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

Arthur Fleck / The Joker (Joaquin Phoenix) in the brilliantly dark and layered Joker (2019), that tells of a struggling comedian’s spiral and how it brings out his alter-ego. With its minimal use of CGI and standalone story, it is big departure from recent superhero films. I just had to have more than one quote.

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Line(s) of the Day #ThereThere

Radiohead There There

In pitch dark
I go walking in your landscape
Broken branches
Trip me as I speak

The opening lines from the song There There by the remarkable English group Radiohead, from their sixth studio album Hail to the Thief (2003). I’m a big fan, including Climbing up the Walls.

Line(s) of the Day #UnconditionalLove

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In this game the lesson’s in your eyes to see
Though things change, the future’s still inside of me
We must remember that tomorrow comes after the dark

Taken from the song Unconditional Love by legendary artist 2Pac (1971 – 1996). Though killed at the tragically early age of 25, the socially conscious rapper had already released four hugely successful albums and provided enough material for six posthumous albums.

Line(s) of the Day The Tell-Tale Heart

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“Now this is the point. You fancy me a mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded…”

The utterly wonderfully short story The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (1809 – 1849), which tells of the unnamed narrator’s descent into madness as he murders his uncle. I’m a huge fan of the Gothic master, including The Raven, Alone and Ligeia.

Line(s) of the Day #DerryGirls

Erin Quinn: Wise up ma. As if the escaped polar bear’s going to rock up at a Take That concert.
Orla McCool: He wouldn’t get a ticket for start. They sold out months ago.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Louisa Harland in the British sitcom Derry Girls (2018 -), which tells of a group of friends growing up in a politically charged Northern Irish city during the 1990s.

Line(s) of the Day #GreenBook

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Being genius is not enough, it takes courage to change people’s hearts.

Oleg (Dimiter D. Marinov) in Green Book (2018), which tells of the bond created between an Italian bouncer and a gifted Jazz pianist when confronting prejudice in the Deep South in 1962. Despite some criticism, the film received five Academy Award nominations, and won for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Line(s) of the Day #TheKingofQueens

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Deacon Palmer: Just because a restaurant is open 24 hours a day, doesn’t mean you have to eat there 24 hours a day.
Doug Heffernan: That is exactly what it means.

Kevin James and Victor Williams in the New York-set sitcom The King of Queens (1999 – 2007) that focuses on a food and sports-loving delivery driver, who has an easy life until his father-in-law moves in.

Line(s) of the Day #ITonya

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(skating judge) Bob Rawlinson: I’ll deny I ever said it honey, but you’re just not the image we want to portray. You’re representing our country for fuck’s sake. We need to see a wholesome American family. You just refuse to play along.
Tonya Harding: I don’t have a wholesome American family.

Dan Triandiflou and Margot Robbie in I, Tonya (2017), which tells of the difficult background of American Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding and the circumstances regarding the attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Line(s) of the Day #CreedII

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Buddy Marcelle: I want the same thing you want.
Adonis Creed: And what’s that?
Buddy Marcelle: In the history of boxing there have been 77 heavyweight champions. You know that? And how many do you think they know? Four? Five? The belt ain’t enough. You need a narrative. Something that sticks to the ribs. Your dad, he knew that.

Russell Hornsby and Adonis Creed Michael B. Jordan in Creed 2 (2018), the eighth film in the Rocky franchise that began in 1976. In a story that has a powerful connection to previous films in the franchise, Apollo Creed’s son must face off in the ring against Ivan Drago’s son.