Friday, July 24, 2009

Some Memorable Movie quotes!!

Well today I came early from office and laid myself upon a movie called 'Fightclub' for approx. twenty-fifth time since I first watched it 6-7 years back.Somehow the subjects of the movie simply amazes me as at one level I believe we all share similar desperation as the protagonist and his alter ego,Tyler Durden,played exceptionally well by Brad Pitt.As the movie finished ,I thought of jotting down some my favorites quotes from movies that I watched in recent times.Here is the list I could think of for time being :

Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Benjamin Button: [Voice over; letter to his daughter] 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 Shawshank Redemption
Red: [narrating] I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free.

Red: [narrating] I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend.

Red: [narrating] I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

Forest Gump
Forrest Gump: My momma always said, "Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

Forrest Gump: That day, for no particular reason, I decided to go for a little run. So I ran to the end of the road. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd run to the end of town. And when I got there, I thought maybe I'd just run across Greenbow County. And I figured, since I run this far, maybe I'd just run across the great state of Alabama. And that's what I did. I ran clear across Alabama. For no particular reason I just kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean. And when I got there, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well turn around, just keep on going. When I got to another ocean, I figured, since I'd gone this far, I might as well just turn back, keep right on going.

Into the wild
Christopher McCandless: I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong... but to feel strong.

Christopher McCandless: I'm going to paraphrase Thoreau here... rather than love, than money, than faith, than fame, than fairness... give me truth.

Christopher McCandless: Some people feel like they don't deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.

Harvey Milk: Without hope, life's not worth living.

Harvey Milk: All men are created equal. No matter how hard you try, you can never erase those words.

Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: [narrating] Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?

Million Dollar Baby
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris: If there's magic in boxing, it's the magic of fighting battles beyond endurance, beyond cracked ribs, ruptured kidneys and detached retinas. It's the magic of risking everything for a dream that nobody sees but you.

Gran Torino
Walt Kowalski: Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn't have fucked with? That's me.

Myself :Well its time for to say adios as I have an office early morning tomorrow and I hope to reach office at right time.I just hope !!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Rambling along in life-II

Finally I have got some respite from my busy schedule to jot down some of the ramblings that are happening around my life since last few weeks. Before you start making some assumptions, I would like clear the air by putting every bit of blame to a TV series called ‘PrisonBreak’. I am currently stuck in the middle of 4th season and I am forced to take a break, as my laptop’s damn cdrom drive is not functioning any more. I always believed thriller books are any day better then the movies that are made on it. If you think you have seen it all by watching Matt Damon playing Jason Bourne in Bourne Trilogy, you are completely wrong. Robert Ludlum’s Books brings the shiver down the spine with exquisite thrill and suspense that is quite unmatchable as compared to the movie. But I truly believe PrisonBreak is very different and it captivates and engages audience attention to it like anything. The moment you feel some part is getting a bit stretched something happens which again will engross you as before. I am pretty much sure by this weekend I will be able to finish it and give myself some much needed sleep that I have been deprived of since last few days.

Last weekend I had a unique priviledge of watching exceptionally talented actors like Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Sheeba Chadha, Konkona Sen Sharma and Munish Bhardawaj performing in a play called 'A Blue Mug' in Rangashankara.The theme of the play was related to 'memory' and how we make an impression of things of a world around as the world imprints (itself) upon our minds and how we carry these images with us,remembering some and forgetting others and deals with the theme of how a person is the sum total of all his memories.All the characters in the play were amazing but Sheeba Chadha,Vinay Pathak and Ranvir were simply outstanding.Vinay Pathak with his unique style and humourous lines completely steals the show.

Well right from childhood perhaps one of my most favored thing was Cricket.Back in high school I was absolute crazy about the game. I just could not recall missing any matches that India played during those days. But now I have started feeling my following for cricket has immensely decreased. I did not watch even a single ball of recent India-West Indies matches, even if I know, matches are being telecasted. I am not sure what is the reason of this, perhaps age is slowly holding me up or could be a lackluster show that India is putting up in recent matches or could be absence of Sachin from Indian team currently. I would like to believe this phase is passed over soon and cricket fan in me again wakes up especially at the advent of Ashes, which is starting next week.

Last but certainly not the least,King of Pop, Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009.While growing up in a remote town in Chhindwara district of MP, I wasn’t privileged enough to have come close to much of western music. Michael Jackson’s singles were perhaps the first and only one I heard when I was in school those days. His distinctive style of songs and dance completely captivated me. He was undoubtedly the biggest superstar for this generation. I could only imagine John Lennon and Elvis Presley ahead in the list of all time most popular Music legends. Now that he is gone, we only have his music to live by on. Here I am playing one of my favorite MJ single called ‘Heal the World’.

Long Live MJ!!