When Movies Say It Best: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”

I am going to be honest there are far too many quotes from this trilogy that I love and matter to me. I am reserving the right to use more than one post to discuss the quotes of these movies. The first one that really got me was from the second movie though. This line is the last part of a monologue from my favorite character Samwise Gamgee to Frodo. In all honesty, I know the whole monologue by heart, but we won’t go there now.

That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

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When Movies Say It Best: “The Shawshank Redemption”

Welcome to week one, blog post one for my newest category “When Movies Say It Best”. I have always been an avid movie watcher and movies have been my main means of escaping. They have brought me joy and pain throughout the years, often times the most memorable quotes for me come from the saddest of movies. Every Friday I will be posting a single quote from a movie and explaining just why it means so much to me. Please come with me on this journey as I remember all the movies that have shaped my life and the quotes that still inspire, invoke thought or simply provide pleasure for me.

My favorite quote to date comes from the ever famous and beloved movie “The Shawshank Redemption” from the lead character Andy.

Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

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“Get Busy Living or Get Busy Dying”

Sometimes it feels like no matter what we do, we will always be struggling. No matter how far forward we go, that we will always be just behind getting a step ahead. I guess some might say that is pessimistic, but is that just being realistic? We are always told by others that we have to have hope and look to the future, but what if we just can’t do that? Are we doomed to just stay in limbo and just waste our lives away? Can we ever escape or get out of that?
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