quotes

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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“You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.”

“How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible, without the most powerful impulse of the spirit? The fear of death.”

“The leap to freedom is not about strength.”

“You’re afraid that if I go back out there, I’ll fail.”

No. I’m afraid that you want to.

Batman Begins (2005)

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Finders Keepers.

“You know why they attacked you, don’t you? They were afraid of you.”

“All creatures feel fear.”

“It was my fault. If I hadn’t gotten scared..”

“You have learned to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it and to face the truth.”

“My anger outweighs my guilt.”

“Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?”

“You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.”

“To manipulate the fear in others you must first master your own.”

“It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.”

“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

You still haven’t given up on me?

Destiny

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“You can’t protect what’s important to you because you’re weak.”

Strength will continue to evade you until you can absorb all of the pain. If you cannot deal with a physical burden how do you expect to handle the mental anguish ahead?

La La Land (2016)

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“Somewhere there’s a place where I find who I’m gonna be.”

“A little chance encounter could be the one you’ve waited for.”

“Someone in the crowd could be the one you need to know.”

Moves

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“Beware a man with nothing to lose.”

What is lost will be found.

“Only cowards flee their fate.”

Where is there to run?

“When you dance with death, lead.”

May I have this dance?

Belief

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“Believe in our future.”

You can say “I do not believe”. You can say “I do believe”. The acceptance of truth is not what makes it true.

“You dare oppose me?”

There is no relief from my belief. You will not be able to lie to it. You will not be able to steal from it.

“You need not follow, but you must witness.”

Small Talk

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“‘No comment’ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.”

I wish I could just introduce myself with “No comment”.

Mystery

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“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”

Study and learn from your mistakes. Read them all.

    I intend to read it. It’s a mystery.

Then close that chapter in the book when you’re done. If there’s nothing left then it must be right.

    I intend to right it. It’s my story.

Miss

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You can never miss something until it’s gone. That’s like the definition of miss.

When will it hit? I need to hurry up and learn this lesson.

Unlock

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“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.”

What use is a key if you never use it? In other words, the doors are closed and you don’t foresee going to that place anytime soon? Like there’s no point in keeping a key if you’re just waiting for the circumstance to appear in which you need it.

I gave away the keys I no longer need or use and the weight of my key chain is so much lighter. I don’t really see the benefit of carrying them around. The irony is if you get rid of a key you’re unable to use it actually unlocks more than before.

Unlocking opportunities – what would be the point if someone held a master key? Would you have to use it on every single door? What’s so special? There’s plenty of doors. And more than one key. For example, you can pick the lock, you can pry it open with force, you can kick it open, whatever. But first you need to walk up to the door. Then knock. Or ring the doorbell. Maybe even create your own door.

Hell, wipe the dust off your feet and pick up the doormat. Create the keys that you need.