If you want a vision of the future…

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If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

George Orwell


I am tired and sick of war…

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I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell.

William Tecumseh Sherman


Tell me… why…

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“Tell me… why were you in prison?”

“I hurt a man.”


“Because he hurt a child, killed a child.”

“Your child?”

“Does it matter whose child?”

Lawrence and Gina
“The Girl in the Café”


You hang onto your pain…

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“You hang onto your pain like it means something, like it’s worth something.  Well let me tell you, it’s not worth shit.  Let it go.  Infinite possibilities and all he can do is whine.”

“Well, what am I supposed to do?”

“What do you think?  You can do anything, you lucky bastard, you’re alive!  What’s a little pain compared to that?”

“It can’t be so simple.”

“What if it is?”

Nathaniel Fisher and David Fisher
“Six Feet Under”


I cherish the memories…

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I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, “Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?”

Grandpa said, “No…but I served in a company of heroes.”

Sergeant Mike Ranney

Recounted by Major Dick Winters, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division


I have no idea to this day…

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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.

“Shawshank Redemption”


Good friends, good books…

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Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain


You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting…

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You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

Winnie the Pooh


You must be the change…

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You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi


To me, there is no greater act of courage…

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To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.

“Mad About You”