So this is what you meant When you said that you were spent And now it’s time to build from the bottom of the pit Right to the top Don’t hold back
Taken from the song It’s Time by Imagine Dragons, from their debut album Night Vision (2012). It was the breakout single for the Las Vegas band, who have had continued success with their following two albums.
Actually I did once do a parachute jump. Of course they attach you to the instructor, dont they, and you jump out together. I was in this aeroplane they attach me to this bloke and we jumped out. It was really frightening because half way down he said: “So how long have you been an instructor?”
One of the many, many, jokes by comedian Tim Vine. The genial English stand-up has twice won the award for funniest joke at the Edinburgh Fringe and once held the Guinness World Record for most jokes in one hour.
Sir Winston Churchill (John Lithgow) in the historical Netflix drama The Crown (2016 – ). With a third series currently in production, the biographical show covers the life of Queen Elizabeth, stretching back to 1947. You can find mre examples of the inspirational wisdom from the great man here and here.
A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning…
Pan (Toby Jones) in the masterpiece fantasy horror film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006). Set during Spain five years after the 1936 – 1939 Civil War ended, the “Alice Wonderland for adults” tells of a young girl’s escape into a magical and mystical world.
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) in the horror phenomenon The Shining (1980). Famously based on a Stephen King novel, it tells of an aspiring writer and recovering alcoholic who starts to lose his sanity amidst the confines of an isolated hotel.
Research tells us fourteen out of any 10 individuals like chocolate.
The children’s author and illustrator Sandra Boynton (1953 -), who also includes songwriting and directing among her other talents. If you like chocolate as much as those other 13 people, you’ll want to check out my review of The Chocolate Show, striking chocolate outfits and some very wise words by Charles Schulz.
Héctor: He’s been forgotten. When there’s no one left in the living world who remembers you, you disappear from this world. We call it the Final Death. Miguel: Where did he go? Héctor: No one knows. Miguel: But I’ve met him! I could remember him when I go back. Héctor: No. It doesn’t work like that, chamaco. Our memories, they have to be passed down by those who knew us in life – in the stories they tell about us.
Anthony Gonzalez and Gael García Bernal in the delightful Pixar film Coco (2017). Winner of Best Animated Feature at the Oscars, the acclaimed animation film tells of a 12-year-old Mexican boy who is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead.
Vincent Hanna: You know, we are sitting here, you and I, like a couple of regular fellas. You do what you do, and I do what I gotta do. And now that we’ve been face to face, if I’m there and I gotta put you away, I won’t like it. But I tell you, if it’s between you and some poor bastard whose wife you’re gonna turn into a widow, brother, you are going down. Neil McCauley: There is a flip side to that coin. What if you do got me boxed in and I gotta put you down? Cause no matter what, you will not get in my way. We’ve been face to face, yeah. But I will not hesitate. Not for a second.
Al Pacino and Robert de Niro in the superb action thriller Heat (1995). Though they had both starred in The Godfather II, this was the first time both Oscar winners had acted alongside each other.
Barney: Well, look at the bright side, Moe: you still got us. Moe: Yeah. Yeah, you know, that — that actually makes me feel a little better. Homer: Why? That was the problem in the first place: you were going broke because we were your only customers. Wasn’t that the problem in the first place? That you were going broke? Moe? Moe? Hey, Moe. Oh! You’re thinking about all the money you blew, aren’t you. What was it? Fifty, sixty thousand dollars?
Another wonderful example of the fantastic humour in The Simpsons (1989 – ), as seen in the episode Bart Sells His Soul.