Movie

1092 – “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

-Sirius Black in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

“We have all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the power we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.”

Sirius Black (Played by Gary Oldman) in Warner Bros Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

(more…)

1076 – “Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular, even though the herd may go, ‘that’s baaaaad.'”

-John Keating (Played by Robin Williams) in Dead Poets Society

(more…)

888 – Roger Ebert on the 1950s from Pleasantville Review

“Nothing creates fascists like the threat of freedom. Pleasantville [(1998)] is the kind of parable that encourages us to re-evaluate the good old days and take a fresh look at the new world we so easily dismiss as decadent. Yes, we have more problems. But also more solutions, more opportunities and more freedom. I grew up in the ’50s. … My house had a picket fence, and dinner was always on the table at a quarter to six, but things were wrong that I didn’t even know the words for.”

–Roger Ebert [See Source Notes for full context] (more…)

801 – “You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”

–Ted Arroway (Played by David Morse) in the 1997 film Contact

(more…)

517 – “I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live – if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.”

–Hayao Miyazaki [Attributed]

(more…)