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Katie's running as if she has a choice. in Second Star To The Right And Straight On Till Morning is doing 27 things including…

List 100 quotes I like

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My 25 Last...

“Newspapermen learn to call a murderer ‘an alleged murderer’ and the King of England ‘the alleged King of England’ to avoid libel suits.”
-Stephen Leacock

“The shortest distance between two points is under construction.”
-Noelie Altito

“I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf.”
-Robert Bloch

“We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.”
-Charles Caleb Colton

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“Every hill has its valley.”

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.”
-Maya Angelou

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

And a few from Jimi Hendrix

“Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will finally know peace.”
-Jimi Hendrix

“Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel.”
-Jimi Hendrix

And some by Katherine Hepburn

“Without discipline, there’s no life at all.”
-Katharine Hepburn

“I never realized until lately that women were supposed to be the inferior sex.”
-Katharine Hepburn

“Enemies are so stimulating.”
-Katharine Hepburn

And my favorite from Forrest Gump!

Young Jenny Curran: Dear God, make me a bird. So I could fly far. Far far away from here.

Forrest Gump: My momma always said, “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”.

Mrs. Gump: You have to do the best with what God gave you.

Forrest Gump: You died on a Saturday morning. And I had you placed here under our tree. And I had that house of your father’s bulldozed to the ground. Momma always said dyin’ was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t. Little Forrest, he’s doing just fine. About to start school again soon. I make his breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. I make sure he combs his hair and brushes his teeth every day. Teaching him how to play ping-pong. He’s really good. We fish a lot. And every night, we read a book. He’s so smart, Jenny. You’d be so proud of him. I am. He, uh, wrote a letter, and he says I can’t read it. I’m not supposed to, so I’ll just leave it here for you. Jenny, I don’t know if Momma was right or if, if it’s Lieutenant Dan. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floating around accidental-like on a breeze, but I, I think maybe it’s both. Maybe both is happening at the same time. I miss you, Jenny. If there’s anything you need, I won’t be far away.

Forrest Gump: And cause I was a gazillionaire, and I liked doin it so much, I cut that grass for free.

Forrest Gump: I gotta save Bubba!

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

Forrest Gump: Sometimes, I guess there’s just not enough rocks.

Jenny Curran: His name’s Forrest.
Forrest Gump: Like me.
Jenny Curran: I named him after his daddy.
Forrest Gump: He got a daddy named Forrest, too?
Jenny Curran: You’re his daddy, Forrest.

Dorothy Harris: You understand this is the bus to the school, now, don’tcha?
Forrest Gump Jr.: Of course; and you’re Dorothy Harris, and I’m Forrest Gump.

And one more to even it out. :-)

Money often costs too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

24 Quotes from King Kong (2005)
I was watching King Kong the other day, and I found a bunch of nice quotes with them. Here are some:

Bruce Baxter: I’m just an actor with a gun who’s lost his motivation.

Ann Darrow: Good things never last Mr. Denham.

Ann Darrow: Beautiful.

Ann Darrow: Is this the moving picture ship?
Carl Denham: Not exactly. It’s actually this one over here.

Carl Denham: Ann, I’m telling you – you’re perfect. Look at you. You’re the saddest girl I’ve ever met. You’re gonna make them weep, Ann. You’re gonna break their hearts.
Ann Darrow: See, that’s where you’re wrong, Mr. Denham. I make people laugh, that’s what I do. Good luck with your picture.

Carl Denham: And as soon as I saw you, I knew.
Ann Darrow: Knew what?
Carl Denham: It was always going to be you.

Hayes: When I tell you to run, run.
Jimmy: I’m not a coward. I ain’t gonna run.
Hayes: It’s not about being brave, Jimmy.

Carl Denham: I’m not gonna let them kill my film!

Ann Darrow: Why would you do that?
Jack Driscoll: Why would I write a play for you? Isn’t it obvious?
Ann Darrow: Not to me.
Jack Driscoll: It’s in the subtext.

Carl Denham: I need you in the shot, or people will say they’re fake.
Bruce Baxter: Oh nobody’s gonna think these are fake.

Lumpy the Cook: Excuse me, Shakespeare.

Carl Denham: I keep telling you, Jack, there’s no money in theater. That’s why you should stick with film.
Jack Driscoll: No Carl, it’s not about the money. I love theater.
Carl Denham: No you don’t. If you really loved it, you would’ve jumped.

Carl Denham: Ann, I’m not that kind of person.
Ann Darrow: Oh really, then what kind of person are you Mr.Denham?
Carl Denham: I’m someone you can trust, I’m a movie producer.

Carl Denham: God damn it, Preston, all you had to do was look her in the eye and lie!

Carl Denham: How does two grand sound?
Jack Driscoll: That sounds great… sounds great.
Carl Denham: Here ya go.
Jack Driscoll: Carl, you… you’ve written, “two grand”.
Carl Denham: Thought I did. I’m sorry, let’s just do this from the beginning.

Captain Englehorn: So what are you, Mr. Driscoll, a lion, or a chimpanzee?

Carl Denham: It wasn’t the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.

Lumpy the Cook: [seeing a footprint that Kong has left] There’s only one creature capable of leaving a footprint that size. The Abominable Snowman.

Jack Driscoll: Actors! They travel the world, all they ever see is a mirror.

Preston: He was right. There is still some mystery left in this world, and we can all have a piece of it for the price of an admission ticket.
Jack Driscoll: That’s the thing you come to learn about Carl, his undying ability to destroy the things he loves.

Lumpy the Cook: Chuck everything except for the potatoes!

Carl Denham: Fay’s a size four.
Preston: Yes, she is, but she’s doing a picture with RKO.
Carl Denham: Cooper, huh? I might’ve known.

Carl Denham: Defeat is always momentary!

Carl Denham: Don’t worry, Preston. I’ve had a lot of practice at this. I’m real good at crapping the crappers.

7 more. Now I'm 1/2 done!!!!!!!

“I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.”
Augusten Burroughs, Magical Thinking

“The real leader serves truth, not people.”
-John B. Yeats

“It is bad luck to be superstitious.”
-Andrew Mathis

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible”
-Lord Kalvin President of the Royal Society (1895)

“No one can be right all the time but it helps to be right most of the time”
-Daniel Half

“Cherish forever what makes you unique, ‘cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes.”
- Bette Midler

“Life is something everyone should try atleast once.”
-Henry Tillman

Little Quotes I have found all across 43T. (((Now I'm up to 43)))

21)“You can journey to the ends of the earth in search of success, but if you’re lucky, you will discover happiness in your own backyard.”
- Russell Conwell

22)“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.”
- F. P. Jones

23)“Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness.”
- Margaret Millar

24)“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.”
- Roy Disney

25)“We are all islands—in a common sea.”
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

26)“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win.”
- Muhammad Ali

27)“Our deep desire is to be truly loved for who we are, and we are all searching for a context to make ourselves known.”
- C. S. Lewis

28)“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead

29)“Tis not too late to seek a newer world.”
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”

30)“We are here to help one another along life’s journey.”
- William Bennett

31)“We are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

32)“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.”
- Lily Tomlin

33)“Ethics is how we behave when we decide we belong together.”
- Margaret Wheatley, author

34)“It’s one thing to cackle and another to lay an egg.”
- Ecuador

35)“Never judge a book by its movie.”
- J.W. Eagan

36)“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
- Bill Gates (1981)

37)“Don’t open a shop unless you know how to smile.”
- Yiddish proverb

38)“We are less dissatisfied when we lack many things than we seem to lack but one thing.”
- Eric Hoffer

39)“The single most important thing you can do in businesses is be yourself.”
- Sherry Lansing, CEO of Paramount Pictures

40)“The secret of success is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake these, you’ve got it made.”
- Mark Twain

41)“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
- John F. Kennedy

42)“We must leave our mark on life while we have it in our power.”
- Isak Dinesen

43)“If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.”
- Charles Lindbergh

10 more!!! I'm up to 20!

1)”Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”-Helen Keller
2)”I don’t want to be rich, I want to be loved”-Marilyn Monroe
3)”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”-Robert Louis Stevenson
4)”A good friend can tell you what the matter is in a minute. He may not seem like such a good friend after telling”-Arthur Brisbane
5)”Failures are finger posts on the road to acheivement”-C.S. Lewis
6)”I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.”-Stanislaw J. Lec
7)”Stoop and you’ll be stepped on, Stand up and you’ll be shot”-Carlos A. Urbizo
8)”A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow”-Charlotte Bronte
9)”I live for the nights I won’t remember with the friends I’ll never forget.”- I dunno who said that.
10)”In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends”-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Okay here are 10:

1. “All that’s important is that you like you”-My dad
2. “I expect good things”-My science teacher
3. “You can’t see yourself through a mirror”-Avril Lavigne
4. “Friends are siblings God forgot to put together”-a few ppl
5. “Just stand in a corner of the room, be quiet, and you’ll hear the other side of the story”-My mom
6. “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it: Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”-Goethe
7. “I don’t design clothes, I design dreams”-Tommy Hilfiger
8. “I drove miles and miles and wound up at your door. And somehow I find that somehow I want you more.”-Maroon 5
9. “I’ve seen the bad, the good, and in between.”-my friend
10. “I prefer to substitute your reality with my own”-me :P

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