Favourite quotes

Favourite quotes

Films

Lou Mannheim: Man looks in the abyss, there”s nothing staring back at him. At that moment, man finds his character. And that is what keeps him out of the abyss”. – Wall Street (1987)

 

Carl Fox: Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.” – Wall Street(1987)

 

Ferdinard: It’s a good thing I don’t like spinach, because if I did I’d have to eat it, and I can’t stand the stuff. It’s the same with you, only backwards”. – Pierrot le fou (1965)

 

Derek: Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

Derek: [to Winona Ryder] Look, I gotta go pee, but I’d really like to continue talking about this conversation when I come back.” – Zoolander (2001)

 

” – Excuse me, senorita, do you mind if we join you? I’m feelin’ you’re being neglected.
– I’m expecting somebody.
– Instantly?
– No, but any minute now.
– Any minute? Some people live a lifetime in a minute”. – The scent of a woman (1992)

 

Baba Aziz! This is not the way!
You know the way, little angel?
But the others all go the other way!
Everyone has his own way, Ishtar”. – Bab ‘Aziz (2005)

“Sweep with your soul,
before your beloved’s door.
Only then will you become her lover”. – Bab ‘Aziz (2005)

 

He who has faith will never get lost, my little angel.

He who is at peace won’t lost his way.

But where is this gathering?

– I don’t know, my little angel.
But do the others know?
– No, they don’t know either.
How can you go to a gathering without knowing where it is?
– It suffices to walk, just walk. Those who are invited will find the way”. – Bab ‘Aziz (2005)

 

“If the baby in the darkness of its mother’s womb were told: “Outside there is a world of life , with high mountains, great seas, undulating planes, beautiful gardens in blossom, a sky full of stars, and a blazing sun … And you, facing all these marvels, stay enclosed in this darkness …” The unborn child, knowing nothing about these marvels, would not believe any of these. Like us, when we are facing death. That’s why we’re afraid.

– But there can’t be light in death because it‘s the end of everything.

– How can death be end of something that doesn’t have a beginning? Hassan, my son, don’t be sad at my wedding night.

– Your wedding night?

– Yes. My marriage with eternity.” – Bab ‘Aziz (2005)

 

 

 

 

Video Games

Cortez: I don’t much like modem movies, myself. They’re either too loud and expensive, or too obscure and self-indulgent. But old movies – really old movies – have a charm and a simplicity that appeals to me”. – The Longest Journey (1999)
(Glottis enjoying the cat races while drinking enormous amounts of wine.) Manny: I had no idea you liked gambling so much, Glottis.

Glottis: (very drunk) Well, the doctors made me promise I wouldn’t do it any more! (pause) BUT THEY CAN’T GET IN THE HIGH ROLLER’S LOUNGE, NOW CAN THEY??!” – Grim Fandango (1998)

 

“Celso:Oh, Manny. Is there a greater constant in nature than the treachery of women?” – Grim Fandango (1998)

 

“Manny: [at open mic night] Testing…check one…check two….Alright! WHO””S READY TO ROCK AND ROLL?!

Crowd: *Dead Silence*

Manny: …Maybe later, okay?” – Grim Fandango (1998)

 

“Manny: You have a really bad taste for men.

Olivia: No I have taste for really bad men. There’s a difference”. – Grim Fandango (1998)

The Nameless One: It insults the dead when you treat life carelessly.” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

Dak’kon: I may be bested in battle, but I shall never be defeated” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

The Transcendent One: THE WEAK SUFFER. I ENDURE”. – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

“Endure. In enduring, grow strong. (The Nameless One)” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

Annah: Feelin’ for others ‘ll just get yeh stabbed in places that don’t heal.” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

Fall-From-Grace: Simple minds, simple pleasures… [When being clicked repeatedly]“ – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

Morte: Women were the reason I became a monk – and, ah, the reason I switched back…” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

Vhailor: Justice is not blind… for I am Her eyes!” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

“Nordom: Attention, Morte. I have a question: do you have a destiny… a purpose?

Morte: Is Annah still wearing clothes?

Nordom: Affirmatory.

Morte: Then, the answer is yes.” – Planescape: Torment (1999)

 

Ian: [On Seth] Seth is the captain of the guards. Between you and me, he couldn’t guard a fruit if it was nailed to his leg.” – Fallout (1997)

 

“Set: Your presence means?

Vault Dweller: Ran out of butt to kick and thought of your face”. – Fallout (1997)

Marcus: Been there. Seen that. Got the scars.” – Fallout 2 (1998)

 

Liberty Prime: Embrace democracy or be annihilated!

Death is a preferable alternative to Communism!

Democracy is non-negotiable.” – Fallout 3 (2008)

Deekin: Yeah, Boss, maybe you is right. Deekin is like a fine wine… I gets better the more I sits in your cellar.” – Neverwinter Nights (2001)

 

Aribeth de Tylmarande: Duty is everything: the greatest of joys, the deepest of sorrows.” – Neverwinter Nights (2001)

 

HK-47: Statement: HK-47 is ready to serve, master.

Player: You don””t need to call me master, you know.

HK-47: Query: Don’t I? I was under the assumption that organic meatbags such as yourself enjoyed such forms of address.

Player:  “Organic meatbags?”

HK-47: Retraction: Did I say that out loud? I apologize, master. While you are a meatbag, I suppose I should not call you as such.

Player: You just called me a meatbag again!

HK-47: Explanation: It’s just that… you have all these squisy parts, master. And all that water! How the constant sloshing doesn’t drive you mad, I have no idea…

Player: Neither do I, come to think of it…

HK-47: Statement: Now do you understand the travails of my existence, master? Surely it does not compare to your existence, but still…

Player: I survive. Somehow.

HK-47: Commentary: As do I. It is our lot in life, I suppose, master. Shall we find something to kill to cheer ourselves up?” – Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (2001)

 

Max Payne: It wasn’t about how smart or how good you were. It was chaos and luck, and anyone who thought different was a fool”. – Max Payne (2001)

 

 

“Ere we go, ere we go, ere we go!

Ere we go, ere we go, cross the Kosmos.

Ere we go, ere we go, ere we go.

Ere we go, ere we go, throo infinity.

Ere we go, ere we go, ere we go.

Don’t know were w’re goin’ til we get zere“. – Orkz, Warhammer 40,000

 

 

Philosophy

“From the marvelous ancient stones build the footsteps of the future”– Nicholas Roerich

“Stupidity is not a sin, but it is punished by death”.– Doug McGuff

 

“The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse… By misuse, I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind that word, use it with great conviction, as if they knew what they are talking about. Or they argue against it, as if they knew what it is that they are denying. This misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs, assertions, and egoic delusions, such as “My or our God is the only true God, and your God is false,” or Nietzsche””s famous statement “God is dead.” –Ekhart Tolle (The Power Of Now)

What is the greatest obstacle to experiencing this reality (God or Being)?Identification with your mind, which causes thought to become compulsive. Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don””t realize this because almost everybody is suffering from it, so it is considered normal… It also creates a false mind-made self that casts a shadow of fear and suffering”. –Ekhart Tolle

 

“We tend to be more influenced by the desire to avoid pain than to experience joy… When we have unconflicted self-esteem, joy is our motor, not fear. It is happiness that we wish to experience, not suffering that we wish to avoid”.– Nathaniel Branden (The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem)

 

 

Literature

 

We exiles, wanderers and poets-
who yearned to be but failed to become.
Where birds have nests, beasts their lair homes,
our lot is a staff and beggar’s hovel.
The duty is failed, the promises are broken,
the path unwalked, and our doom is nigh.
Dreams of such roads drowning in a sigh of songs unsung
and poems never spoken.
in shards of will it is so hard to find your own true self,
so hard to confine the foolish pride,
so hard to enter another’s marquee,
and to beg for bread-
hard for the vanguard’s soul to render alive
that never has been truly dead
“… – Maximilian Voloshin

 

 

“Now it seems to me that a crucial part of the purpose of education must be to develop an awareness of the necessary but expedient nature of social constraint, and so to encourage the exercise of conditional freedom in critical enquiry. To be sure, one can simply impose constraint as confinement without bothering to make people aware of its nature, counting on them to defer to authority without question. And in some societies, of course, that is precisely what is done, and indoctrination masquerades as education”. H. G. Widdowson; Practical Stylistics

 

 

Knives: That which one can never own enough of. A vast collection of them is in no way a Freudian compensation”. – Valve