"A few times in my life I’ve had moments of absolute clarity, when for a few brief seconds the silence drowns out the noise and I can feel rather than think, and things seem so sharp. And the world seems so fresh as though it had all just come into existence. I can never make these moments last. I cling to them, but like everything, they fade. I have lived my life on these moments. They pull me back to the present, and I realize that everything is exactly the way it was meant to be." - A Single Man (2009)
Because it’s the halves that halve you in half. I didn’t know, don’t know, about the in-between bits; the gory bits of you, and the gory bits of me.
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
"What a mystery this world, one day you love them and the next day you want to kill them a thousand times over" - The Fall (2006)
Before Willard meets Kurtz, as his boat floats down the river and into the madman’s camp near the end, the words ‘our motto: Apocalypse Now’ are seen just for an instant, as graffiti on a piece of wall surrounded by bodies. It turns out that this was added into the film for copyright reasons. The film doesn’t contain any opening credits, not even the title – it was for this reason that these words had to appear at some point throughout the film, meaning that the film could be copyrighted as Apocalypse Now.