You're almost ALWAYS guaranteed a post from me on Fun Monday - and this week's host is a relative newbie to our group, The IT Guy. New participants in this weekly tradition always bring new life to the game, and this week was no exception. He wanted five memorable lines from five different movies, tell who spoke them, and how we could have used them in our own lives. My all-time favorite movies? Easy - and the lines? Not so. But here goes!
From "Six Degrees of Separation," I love the line spoken by Ouisa Kittredge's character: "I am a collage of unaccounted for brush strokes. I am all random." I could have spoken this line to the many people I encountered during my last 3 years of college. It would have explained a lot and kept feelings from being bruised.
From "Gone With the Wind," the famous line of Scarlett's: "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow." I tell myself this all the time - does that make me a procrastinator? Actually - I need to hear it more often, since it rarely works.
From "Parenthood," the wise (but daft at times) Grandma uttered these words of wisdom: "I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together! Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round. That just goes around. Nothing. I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it." I need to repeat this to my husband, whenever he is frustrating by watching me juggle the full plates of my life.
And I couldn't pick just one line from "American Beauty." They both come from the ulikely character of Angela Hayes, played by Mena Suvari: "Everything that's meant to happen, does," and "I don't think that there's anything worse than being ordinary." Oddly enough, I would choose those quotes for The Offspring.
From "Titanic," as Rose spoke: "What? Do you think a first class girl can't drink?" I think I need to reserve this line for future use, don't you?
Now, go check out all the other participants lurking at the IT Guy's place!