Wisdom Quotes from Movies

Happy Monday everyone! Let’s start this week right! I found this video, shared by a Facebook friend who is also an optimist like me. This is a compilation of great wisdom lessons from various movies. I’d like to share it with everyone so I’m not just posting the video; I also transcribed it for you all. Enjoy and be enlightened! And let’s make it an awesome life!


“Shut up, listen, and learn.”


“Remember, all I’m offering is the truth, nothing more.”


“You are fully capable of deciding your own destiny. The question you face is – which path will you choose.”


“Everything you do in life, every choice you make has a consequence. When you do things without thinking, then you ain’t making the choice, the choice is making you.”


“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are, it is our choices.”

“You are what you choose to be. You choose.”


“This is something only you can decide.”


“No lifeguard’s watching you anymore; you’re on your own. You’re your own man and the decisions you make now are yours and yours alone, from here until the end.”


“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, get busy living, or get busy dying.”


“Everything that has a beginning, has an end.”


“Believe it or not, each and everyone of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing, turn cold, and die.”


“It is simply a matter of time.”


“Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.”


“Because we’re mortal. Because any moment might be our last. Everything’s more beautiful, because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”


“Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transformed into the force.”


“Nothing ever truly dies, the universe wastes nothing. Everything is simply transformed.”


“Our lives are streams, flowing into the same river.”


“And so we are all connected in the great circle of life.”


“Don’t you be frightened sweetheart, death is just a part of life. So we are all destined to do.”


“You cannot escape your destiny.”


“Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”


“Life is a box of chocolates Forrest, you’ll never know what you’re gonna get.”


“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”


“Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.”


“This is the way things are, you can’t change nature. Change is nature Dad, the part that we can influence. And it starts when we decide.”


“The future is not set. There is no fate for what we make for ourselves.”


“No fate, no fate but what we make.”


“Two little mice fell into a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned but the second mouse, he struggled so hard that he eventually turned that cream into butter. And he walked out.”


Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.”


“The force will be with you always.”


“Yes, a Jedi’s strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will.”


“Don’t give in to hate, that leads to the dark side.”


“You’re anger gives you great power, but if you’d let it, it will destroy you.”


“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.”


“Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”


“Without purpose we would not exist.”


“Don’t ever let somebody tell you you can’t do something. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something go get it. Period.”


“You don’t just live in life, you change it, you shape it. You make your mark upon it.”


“What I’m talking about is the human spirit, that’s the challenge. That’s the voyage, that’s the expedition.”


“Be all you can be.”


“The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?”


“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Don’t be resigned to that. Break out!”


“It’s not about being rational, it’s about following your heart.”


“You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from.”


“If you focus on what you’ve left behind you will never be able to see what lies ahead!”


“Never look back darling it distracts from the now.”


“Regrets are a waste of time. They’re the past crippling you in the present.”




When you learn to quiet your mind – ”


“You will know when you are calm, at peace, passive.”


“Your mind is like this water my friend. When it is agitated, it becomes difficult to see. But if you allow it to settle, the answer becomes clear.”


“Be whoever you wanna be.”


“But you’re never gonna be the same person you are right now.”


“So my advice to you is to get it right this time. Because this time is all you have.”


“Find the joy in your life.”


“Alright I’ll give it a try.”

“Try not – Do or do not. There is no try.”


“Take a deep breath, you only need one shot. Let it count.”

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