Cool Movie Lines: Quotable Quotes and Lessons from Movies I've Watched and Took Note of

Back in the days when I have all the time in the world to watch movies, it had become a habit to write down cool movie quotes after watching a film. For me, it didn't matter what time of flick it was; whether it be romance, action, science fiction, suspense thriller, comedy, drama, and so on; I simply watched to my heart's delight. To be more technically accurate, I grabbed whichever video seems interesting whenever I drop by to Video City. Yes, thanks to this video store, I may have watched hundreds or even thousands of movie titles in almost 7 years, some of such films I don't even remember much anymore. 

Some of the movie lines have been preserved in 3 diaries I've kept from 2001 to 2007. Some of them are as follows (in random order):

Serendipity
There was a scene from the movie "Serendipity" wherein Sara, the heroine counsels a young man about life. She explained that life is not dependent on destiny wherein one merely waits for things and misses the real action. 

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
"Truth is based on our perception."
Obi Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker who fulfills the prophesied prophesy about him and brings balance to the force.

Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back
Yoda to Luke Skywalker at the Dagoba system:
"No, try not. Do or do not. There is no try."

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Princess Leia is like her mother Padme Amedala as she encourages twin brother Luke about our own  choices on the path we should take in life.


Star Wars Episode III: Phantom Menace
"A jedi shall not know anger, nor hatred, nor love."

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Padme, as she's known for her wisdom encourages Anakin that, "there are things we can't fix.." and that, "to be angry is to be human..."

Lord of the Rings
"There is good in the world and it's worth fighting for." - Sam
"So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?" - King Theoden
"Ride out to meet them." - Aragorn


Harry and the Goblet of Fire
"Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy. But remember this, you have friends here Harry, you're not alone."


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
"It is not good to dwell in dreams and forget to live."
"Terrible but great. Brilliant but scary."
"There's no such thing as good and evil, there is only power."


Gladiator
"What you do in life echoes in eternity."


The Fast and the Furious
"There's all kinds of family... and that's the choice you're gonna have to make."
"I live my life a quarter of a mile at a time; for those 10 seconds or less, I'm free."
"It's not how you stand by your car, it's how you race your car."
"It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning."
"Respect - to some people it's what's more important."
"Don't lose that cool of yours... it's your meal ticket."


Pearl Harbor
"War is inevitable. To hide this fact is death." - Admiral Genda
"...We're building refrigerators while our enemy build bombs." -Roosevelt
"Victory belongs to those who believe in the most, believe in the best." - Col. Doolittle
"Ladies cloud the mind." -Goose
"You know, what I fear the most is that you might love him more than you love me." -Walker
"Rave, you died. So did I." -Evelyn
"A brilliant man will find a way not too fight in war." -Genda


Lara Croft Tomb Raider
"I wish we could bring back time that was stolen from us."
"My ignorance amuses me."
"There's no rest for the wicked."


Atlantis (the Lost Empire)
"...in a single day and night of misfortune, the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea..." -Plato, 360 B.C.
"The heart of Atlantis lies in the eyes of the king."


Planet of the Apes
"Their ingenuity goes hand in hand with their cruelty."
"The smarter we are, the more cruel we become."
"We're different, everyone's not the same...."


Rush Hour 2
"Greed will imprison us all."


A.I.
"They made us too smart, too quick, and too many. Now were suffering for the mistakes they made 'cause in the end, all that will be left is us." -Mecha to Orga
"Part of the human flaw is to believe in the impossible...a human gift, the ability to chase down our dreams." -Blue Fairy

Enemy at the Gates
"Vodka is a luxury we have; cavia is a luxury we have; time is not."
Man is still man... in this world, even in the Soviet, there is always rich and poor...rich in love, poor in love."
"It is something we must accept; everyone has his time."


The Princess Diaries
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
"No one will make you feel inferior without your consent."
"You won't stop driving... just because some insects hit the windshield."
"People think a princess is about wearing a tiara, marrying the prince and living happily ever after. But it's more than that - it's a job."
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."
"The brave will live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."
"...to live between what you are and what you can be. The key is to let your heart make the journey."
"Wow, is the ability to affect change, touch lives."


Ocean's Eleven
"...look down and they'll think you're lying; look up and they'll say you don't know the truth...don't shift your weight... be funny but don't make them laugh..."

Mr. and Mrs. Smith
"Happy endings are stories which aren't finished yet."
"...because in the end, you start to think of the beginning."


National Treasure
"Thomas Edison tried 2,000 times to make the light bulb work and failed. When asked why he failed, he said, 'I found 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb work and only one way to make it work.'"

Man on Fire
"There's no such thing as tough; either you're trained or untrained. Now which are you?"

Anna and the King
"Because people see the world as they are, not as it is."


Alien vs. Predator
On carrying a gun (for a dangerous expedition at least)... "...same principles of condom; I'd rather have one and not need it than need it and not have one..."

Skyhigh
"...you make mistakes, high school is like that. Heck, that's what life is all about...What's more important is you learn..."


Unleashed
"...a secret to cooking; food talks."


Starship Troopers
"Figuring things out for yourself is the only freedom anyone really has, use that freedom."

Starship Troopers 3: Hero of the Federation
"...only troopers need a knife...officers only tell troopers where to die...watch out for officers, their job is to get you killed..."

Cats and Dogs
"Sometimes mad is just a way of hiding how sad you are."
"We all have sad stories, now he has his."

Jurassic Park III
"Some of the worst things imaginable were done with the best intentions." 
"You'd be surprised what people can do when they have to."
"Two kinds of boys; astronomers and astronauts."

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