Line(s) of the Day #JMWTurner

Self-Portrait c.1799 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851

Light is therefore colour.

As said by the genius that was Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851). I’ve always been a huge fan of the English landscape painter. He was the first artist that I remember seeing an exhibition of and have been able to see his work up close several times since. I’ve posted a review of one of his collections here and my favourite of his many works here.

Line(s) of the Day #Shiver

Shiver - Coldplay

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don’t listen to me
‘Cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you

The opening lines of the song Shiver by Coldplay. From the English band’s debut album Parachutes (2000), it was the follow up to the hugely successful Yellow.  Here’s a photo of when I saw them live, where they closed with this song.

Line(s) of the Day #IBelieve

I believe in the sun,
even when it is not shining.
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

A poem written on the wall of a cellar by an unknown Jewish victim in a Cologne concentration camp during World War II.

Line(s) of the Day #DirtyDancing

dirty-dancing-nobody-puts-baby-in-a-corner

Nobody puts baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle (Patrick Swayze) in the much loved romantic drama Dirty Dancing (1987). Made for a low budget and with modest expectations, the film was a phenomenal financial success, had a hugely popular soundtrack, featured an iconic dance lift and led to numerous spin offs on stage and TV.

Line(s) of the Day #Gladiator

Gladiator

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.

Maximus (Russell Crowe) in Gladiator (2000)

Line(s) of the Day #Amadeus

Amadeus

(Narrating) But they showed no corrections of any kind. Not one. He had simply written down music already finished in his head. Page after page of it as if he were just taking dictation. And music, finished as no music is ever finished. Displace one note and there would be diminishment. Displace one phrase and the structure would fall.

Antonio Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) in Amadeus (1984)

Line(s) of the Day #ComfortablyNumb

Comfortably Numb

There is no pain, you are receding
A distant ship smoke on the horizon
You are only coming through in waves
Your lips move but I can’t hear what you’re saying

Taken from the song ‘Comfortably Numb’ from the album The Wall by Pink Floyd (1979)