Don't certain movie quotes stick with you?
They have meaning.
I have done memorable movie quotes before.
But this week's Ten Things Tuesday is about movie quotes that make me think of certain things.
1. You do things like they don't matter... to anyone but YOU! - An Unfinished Life
Sure it's your life. But, unless you have no one else in your life-family,friends- it is not just about you. Sometimes it would be nice if it was. But, life does not work that way.
2. What does God need with a starship? - Star Trek: The Final Frontier
This makes me think of Herbert W. Armstrong who was the leader of the now defunct World Wide Church of God. His members tithed and he bought a jet with the tithe money. Illegal-no. Immoral as hell, yes.
3. Looks like someone doesn't have your back anymore. - Constantine
This was from Satan to Gabriel when Gabriel made God angry. This brings to mind a couple ministers that were found guilty and sentenced last week for tax evasion. Pastor David Montgomery and his wife Bridget from the Restoration Temple Church of God in Christ moved some money from their construction company into the church accounts to avoid paying taxes. Ronald Weinland of the Church of God- Preparing for the Kingdom of God took tithe money and opened a Swiss bank account after converting the money into foreign currency and than later brought it back to the US. He claims religious persecution since he just sent the money over there in the first place because the economy was going to collapse and the Church needed to go on.
4. The line must be drawn here! This far, no farther! - Star Trek: First Contact
We all need to make a stand. Sort of like the union/Hostess dispute. The union made concessions, but the company wanted more. How much do you just let them take before you say enough is enough? I have seen companies do it before. The unions concede and the company ends up closing anyway. And the CEO got a big raise from everything I read.
5. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once and awhile you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ain't that the truth! Stop and appreciate what you have.
6. And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.- Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
This was about the history and it is so true now. Studying history is to teach us not to make the same mistakes. It does not always work, because people are sure this time will be different. But, many things are just getting forgotten. In everything. People have forgotten what manners are, how to use their brain, how to plant a garden.
7. The natural state of mankind ...
and I know that this is a controversial idea... is
freedom. - Amistad
People call this the land of the free. More and more laws and rules are added all the time. I remember a time, I could go buy over the counter decongestant over the counter instead of behind the counter and I didn't need an ID either. I remember when you could walk outside the hospital and see smokers cause they couldn't smoke inside. Now, they have to leave the property. They can't even climb in their car and smoke because it is in the hospital parking lot.
I don't like being around a lot of smoke, but last time I checked smoking was still legal.
8. Why do you have to insult everybody?
I'm being honest, asshole. I would expect you to know the difference.- The Breakfast Club
I will have to say that sometimes I may come across a little more harshly than intended. I am not trying to be rude. I've commented on blogs before and the author seemed to think I was offended. Maybe I am just a bit harsh sometimes. I never thought so.
Just because the road is rocky doesn't mean your spirits should get rocky, too. - Quigley Down Under
This can sometimes be tricky. It is really hard not to get down when the world seems to be spitting on you left and right. Or you are really tired. Or you really need to eat a snickers bar.
10. It's not who I am underneath, but what I *do* that defines me.- Batman Begins
It's not about your last name or how much money you have. It's not about a nice car or even how you look. What matters is what's inside of you and what you do with it. You can be a good person, but too shy to stand up for what matters. Be the person that does things that matter. Be a good friend. Be all that you can be.
Have a great Tuesday