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10 inspiring movie quotes

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Read on for some timeless wisdom preserved on film!

#1 – For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. –The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

#2 – We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be? –Dead Poets Society (1989)

#3 – Every man dies but not every man really lives. –Braveheart (1995)

#4 – Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for. –The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

#5 – You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period. –The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

#6 – I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. –Invictus (2009)

#7 – Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away. (Hitch, 2005)

#8 – The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all. –Mulan (1998)

#9 – Oh yes, the past can hurt. But, you can either run from it or, learn from it.”Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the from way I see it, you can either run from it, or… learn from it. –The Lion King (1994)

#10 – You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’’Has your life brought joy to others?’ –The Bucket List (2007)

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