Line(s) of the Day #RockyBalboa

rocky balboa film with son speech

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Line(s) of the Day #MidnightinParis

Gertrude Stein Midnight in Paris

We all fear death and question our place in the universe. The artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.

Gertrude Stein (Kathy Bates) in the charming romantic comedy fantasy Midnight in Paris (2011). Written and directed by Woody Allen, it tells of a writer who at midnight is able to travel back in time to the 1920s.

Line(s) of the Day #Magnolia

Greenberry Hill

In the New York Herald, November 26, year 1911, there is an account of the hanging of three men. They died for the murder of Sir Edmund William Godfrey; Husband, Father, Pharmacist and all around gentle-man resident of: Greenberry Hill, London. He was murdered by three vagrants whose motive was simple robbery. They were identified as: Joseph Green, Stanley Berry, and Daniel Hill. Green, Berry, Hill. And I Would Like To Think This was Only A Matter Of Chance.

The opening lines as narrated in Magnolia (1999), a mosaic mixture of storylines that arguably includes Tom Cruise’s best ever performance.

Line(s) of the Day #CitizenKane

Charles Foster Kane

I don’t think there’s one word that can describe a man’s life.

Charles Foster Kane (Orson Welles) in the cinematic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941). Though largely ignored at the Academy Awards for political reasons, the film thrust it’s writer/director/leading star into the spotlight and has long been considered one of the greatest films ever made.

Line(s) of the Day #Serendipity

Serendipity airport scene

I just spent the entire flight staring into the sky thinking not about my fiancé but about this mystery guy I met a million and a half hours ago. A guy I don’t even remember except for this vague picture I have inside my head. It was just a few seconds, a fragment really. And it was like, in that moment, the whole universe just existed to bring us together. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m going to let fate take me wherever it wants me to go. 

Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) in the romantic comedy Serendipity (2001), as recommended by the lovely Nicola.

Line(s) of the Day #Goodfellas

Henry Hill

Ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.

Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) in the highly acclaimed biopic Goodfellas (1990), directed by Martin Scorcese.

Line(s) of the Day #Memento

memento

You know, I’ve had more rewarding friendships than this one. Although I do get to keep telling the same jokes.

Teddy (Joe Pantoliano) in the psychological thriller Memento (2000)

Line(s) of the Day #BacktotheFuture

Back to the Future

Marty McFly: Hey, Doc, we better back up. We don’t have enough road to get up to 88.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the time-travel classic film Back to the Future (1985)