Movie quotes to live by: “Listen to what she is saying and respond. Listen and respond. That way, when it’s your turn to talk… you’ll have something better to say than, “I like your mouth.””

Hitch, Columbia, 2005 Yes it’s some Sales101 BS but there’s something more to this concept. Bottom line: if you give a shit about someone and/or you actually need to understand something, shut the fuck up and focus on what they are actually saying. And in order to genuinely understand what you are being told, tryContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: “Listen to what she is saying and respond. Listen and respond. That way, when it’s your turn to talk… you’ll have something better to say than, “I like your mouth.”””

Movie quotes to live by: ‘What really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films – these things matter’

High Fidelity, Touchstone, 2000 The full piece: A while back Dick, Barry and I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films – these things matter. Call me shallow, it’s the fukking truth – and by this measure I was having one of the best datesContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘What really matters is what you like, not what you are like. Books, records, films – these things matter’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘Those magnificent Americans. So much power and so little understanding of what to do with it’

The Golden Child, Paramount, 1996. Actor Victor Wong playing Gompa, extolls the virtues of Eddie Murphy’s Chandler Jarrell to his daughter, Kee Nang (Charlotte Lewis) who is pointing out his short comings. K. I have ruined myself with the American. He’s a fool. G. But he’s brave. K. He’s irresponsible. G. He’s generous. K. HeContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘Those magnificent Americans. So much power and so little understanding of what to do with it’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘What the American public doesn’t know is what makes them the American public’

Tommy Boy, Paramount, 1995 This gem comes from auto parts king Ray Zalinsky played by Dan Ackroyd in the Farelly Brothers classic Tommy Boy. The quote would be equally accurate swapping out ‘American public’ with ‘the masses’. When I googled to check whether it was ‘American people’ or ‘American public’, I happened upon this greatContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘What the American public doesn’t know is what makes them the American public’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view’

Return of the Jedi, Lucasfilm, 1983. In The Empire Strikes Back Obi-Wan had told Luke that Darth Vader had betrayed and murdered his father, Anakan Skywalker. “Your father he is” Yoda confirmed in Return of the Jedi just before his death. So Luke walks outside at that point and encounters the spirit of Obi-Wan. YourContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘you’re going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.’

Grand Canyon, 20th Century Fox, 1991 That’s part of your problem you know. You haven’t seen enough movies. All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies. This was Lawrence Kasdan’s second crack at doing a ‘Big Chill’ movie. Someone forgot to tell him he’d already nailed it but I guess that didn’t stop JohnContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘All of life’s riddles are answered in the movies.’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?’

Star Wars, Lucasfilm, 1977 Obi Wan’s profound response to Han Solo calling him a ‘damn fool’ after he says he will take care of the Death Star’s tractor beam. It was Obi Wan who suggested they stow away and allow the tractor beam to take the Falcon into the Death Star as the ‘alternative toContinue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘Who’s the more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?’”

Movie quotes to live by: ‘You’re not in the burger business. You’re in the real estate business’

The Founder, 2017, Weinstein, et al You don’t seem to realise what business you’re in You’re not in the burger business You’re in the real estate business This is about defining your industry. If you imagine a great retail location. Something with a lot of natural traffic or footfall nearby, in a well populated area,Continue reading “Movie quotes to live by: ‘You’re not in the burger business. You’re in the real estate business’”

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