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For information about me, please check out my Wikipedia profile. Until then, enjoy my personal favorite quotes.

LIFE IS…[edit]

  • “I have three rules which I live by: Never get less than 12 hours sleep, never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city, and never go near a lady with a tattoo of a dagger on her hand. Now you stick with that, and everything else is cream cheese.” – Coach Bobby Finstock (Jay Tarses) in Teen Wolf (1985)
  • “Days get shorter and shorter, nights longer and longer. Before you know it, your life is just one long night with a few comatose daylight hours.” – Bruce (Tom Cruise) in Cocktail (1988)
  • “Most things in life, good and bad, just kinda happen to ya.” – Uncle Pat (Ron Dean) in Cocktail (1988)
  • “The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness.” – Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) in Bull Durham (1988)
  • “We can’t run from ourselves; our destiny chooses us.” – Prof. Petrovsky (Martin Landau) in Rounders (1998)
  • “Friends come in and out of our lives like busboys in a restaurant.” – Gordie (Wil Wheaton) in Stand By Me (1986)
  • “You can’t lose what you don’t put down in the middle. [Brief pause] But you can’t win much either.” – Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) in Rounders (1998)
  • “The more you know about who you are and what you want, the less you let other things upset you.” – Bob Harris (Bill Murray) in Lost In Translation (2003)
  • “You live and learn. At any rate, you learn.” – Douglas Adams (1952-2001)
  • "The trouble is that once you see it, you can't unsee it. And once you've seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you're accountable." — Arundhati Roy (b. 1961)


  • “I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days. [Pause] Good night.” – Crash Davis (Kevin Costner) in Bull Durham (1988)
  • “I like simple pleasures like butter in my ass, lollipops in my mouth. That’s just me. That’s just something I enjoy.” – Floyd Gandolli (Phillip Baker Hall) in Boogie Nights (1997)
  • "I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? Reality leaves a lot to the imagination." – John Lennon (1940-1980)


  • “The older you get, the more rules they’re going to try and get you to follow. You just got to keep on livin, man! L-I-V-I-N!” – David Wooderson (Matthew McConaughey) in Dazed and Confused (1993)
  • “Don’t get into anything you can’t walk away from in 30 seconds.” – Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) in Heat (1995)
  • “If A equals success, then the formula is:  ; X is work, Y is play, and Z is keeping your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
  • “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
  • “There are three things which I consider excellent advice. First, don't smoke to excess. Second, don't drink to excess. Third, don't marry to excess.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910), addressing the St. Timothy’s School for Girls, Catonsville MD, June 9, 1909 (Twain’s last public address)


  • “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan
  • “You can’t satisfy everybody, but it’s worth the effort.” – JB82
  • “Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” – Sean McGuire (Robin Williams, 1951-2014) in Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • “The only difference between a hero and a coward is that the hero stays in fights and the coward runs away.” – Cus D’Amato, Mike Tyson’s first boxing coach
  • “If hooking a car battery up to a monkey's brain will help find the cure for AIDS and save somebody's life, I have two things to say ... the red is positive and the black is negative.” – Nick DiPaolo
  • “History is hard to know, because of all the hired bullshit, but even without being sure of ‘history’ it seems entirely reasonable to think that every now and then the energy of a whole generation comes to a head in a long fine flash, for reasons that nobody really understands at the time - and which never explain, in retrospect, what actually happened.” – Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005) in the book of the same name (1973)
  • “Cinema has evolved in two paths. One is spectacle. Like the phantasmagoria, its goal is the creation of a total substitute sensory world. The other is peep show, which claims for its realm both the erotic and the untampered observance of real life, and imitates the keyhole or voyeur's window without need of color, noise, grandeur.” – Jim Morrison (1943-1971) in The Lords: Notes on Vision
  • “I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be.” – Bob Dylan (again)