Its been the longest time since i've been fascinated by this person they used to call Friedrich Nietzsche. I'm not the most voracious reader and to tell the truth not even the most patient one, especially with philosopy. But some of this philosopy did dribble down to me through some films i've had the pleasure of seeing.
"Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders."
This one i heard in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', which by the way is one of my favorite films of all time.
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster."
This ones at the start of 'Ab Tak Chappan', which i beleive to be the best "take" on operations of the CI Branch of Mumbai Police. Mind you..there were 'Aan : Men at Work' and 'Garv' :P
"The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous."
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people"
(Though our Governments are afraid of everyone)
"Ideas are bullet-proof"
"Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici"
Translates to 'By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe'
I could say its my personal motto...but i may be lying ; )
Into the Wild
Its a film based on the true story of Christopher McCandless.
This is a perfect film for quote-mongers...paraphrases and original quotes galore..you'll just live the film..if you pay attention to what the man on the screen is saying..rather than just stare at the pretty scenery ie..
"Mr Franz I think careers are a 20th century invention and I dont want one."
"It should not be denied that being footloose has always exhilarated us. It is associated in our minds with escape from history and opperassion and law and irksome obligations. Absolute freedom. And the road has always led west."
(or the North-East..after going West that is :P )
"Happiness only real when shared"
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present."
Now, i know there may be more of these quotes out there somewhere, from movies i have i haven't watched properly or have completely ignored for some stupid reason.
But be sure to let me know..which awesome quote i've missed out...and i'll tell you you're wrong :D