- Anne of Green Gables

Kindred Spirits

Favorite Quotes and Thoughts

Movie Quotes:

Padme: So this is how liberty dies...with thunderous applause.
~Revenge of the Sith

Elrond: Nine companions. So be it. You shall be the fellowship of the ring. 
Pippin: Great! Where are we going? 

-Fellowship of the Ring

Flynn Rider: All right, Blondie.
Rapunzel: Rapunzel.
Flynn Rider: Gesundheit.

Cobb: "Well dreams, they feel real while we're in them, right? It's only when we wake up that we realize how things are actually strange. Let me ask you a question, you never really remember the beginning of a dream do you? You always wind up right in the middle of what's going on."

Pippin: Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of... mission... quest... thing. 
Merry: Well, that rules you out, Pip. 

-Fellowship of the Ring

Eames: "You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling."
(Pulls out a grenade launcher.)

Marie: Ladies don't start fights, but they can finish them!
~The Aristocats

Bilbo: Are all these children yours? Gracious, you have been productive. 
-Fellowship of the Ring

Hamm: Where did you get the cool belt, Buzz?
Buzz Lightyear #2: Well, slotted pig, they're standard issue.
~Toy Story 2

Napoleon: Lafayette! Lafayette, listen.
Lafayette: Oh, shucks, Napoleon. That ain't nothin' more but a little ol' cricket bug.
Napoleon: It's squeaky shoes approachin'.
Lafayette: Oh, cricket bugs don't wear shoes.
Napoleon: Hush your mouth! Let's see. They're Oxford shoes, size nine and a half. Hole in the left sole, it sounds like.
Lafayette: What color are they?
Napoleon: Why, they're black... Ah, now how would I know that?

Buzz Lightyear: Don't worry, Woody. In just a few hours you'll be sitting around a campfire with Andy making delicious hot Schmoes.
Woody: They're called "S'mores", Buzz.
Buzz Lightyear: Yes, yes. Of course.
~Toy Story 2
Laurie: "I'm quite taken by that one."
Jo: "That's Meg! She's my sister."
Laurie: "Meg."
Jo: "She's completely bald in front."
~from Little Women (1994)

Prince Humperdinck: Surrender.
Westley: You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.
~from the Princess Bride

Pippin: What's that?
Merry: This, my friend, is a pint.
Pippin: It comes in pints?
[In low voice]
Pippin: I'm getting one.
~ from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

Mrs. Bennet: Have you no consideration for my poor nerves?
Mr. Bennet: You mistake me, my dear. I have the utmost respect for your nerves. They've been my constant companion these twenty years.
~ from Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Mr. Collins: It's been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.
~from Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Pa Bailey: This town is no place for any man unless he's willing to crawl to Potter. You've got talent, son. I've seen it. You get yourself an education. Then get out of here.
George Bailey: Pop, you want a shock? I think you're a great guy.
[to Annie, listening through the door]
George Bailey: Oh, did you hear that, Annie?
Annie: I heard it. About time one of you lunkheads said it.
~from It's a Wonderful Life

I like this ship! You know, it's exciting!
~Scotty (Star Trek 2009)

Sam: What we need is a few good taters. 
Gollum: What's taters, precious? What's taters, eh? 
Sam: *Po-tay-toes!* Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew... Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish. Even you couldn't say no to that. 
Gollum: Oh yes we could. Spoilin' nice fish. Give it to us raw and w-r-r-riggling; you keep nasty chips. 
Sam: You're hopeless. 

-The Two Towers

Food For Thought
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye."

~Miss Piggy

"When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny." --Thomas Jefferson

"The more is given the less the people will work for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase." --Russian writer Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi

"Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens." --Joseph Story

Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling. -- Pam Brown

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams

"Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke." --American humorist Will Rogers

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy." --British Prime Minister Winston Churchill

"If men are so wicked with religion, what would they be if without it?" --Benjamin Franklin

"Has anyone stopped to consider that we might come closer to balancing the budget if all of us simply tried to live up to the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule?" --Ronald Reagan

"Newspapers ... serve as chimneys to carry off noxious vapors and smoke." --Thomas Jefferson

"[N]either the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt." --Samuel Adams

"There's always going to be a downside to even the best policies, because the experts don't know as much as they think they do. Sometimes, they don't even know they're not experts at all." --columnist Jonah Goldberg

"[I]n this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." --Benjamin Franklin

"At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous." --Thomas Jefferson

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

~Ansel Adams
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.
~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.
~C. S. Lewis
"Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or body of men." --John Adams

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one."

“Cute is when your personality shines through your looks. Like, when you see someone’s personality in the way they walk and you just feel like hugging them every time you see them…”
-Natalie Portman
"But don't forget, the people who conclude that the actions of a lunatic prove that the Tea Party inspires violence are the same people who conclude that record cold winters are proof of global warming." --columnist Ross Kaminsky

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."
--Martin Luther King Jr.

Taking All Things Into Account

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include
a free trip around the sun every year.

How long a minute is depends on what side of the
bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you; the more you have,
the longer you live.

Happiness sometimes comes through doors you
didn't even know you left open.

Ever notice that the people who are late
are often much jollier
than the people who have to wait for them?

If Wal-Mart is lowering prices every day,
how come nothing is free yet?

You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun
to only make once

Don't cry because it's over;
smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from a box of crayons:
some are sharp, some are pretty,
some are dull, some have weird names,
and all are different colors....but
they all exist very nicely in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who
can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Working for God on earth does not pay much,
but His Retirement plan is out of this world.