“If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.”
— The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies (2014). Film. Dir. Peter Jackson. Perf. Richard Armitage. Warner Bros.
It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There’s almost no such thing as ready. There’s only now.
— Harris, S. (2012). ‘Hugh Laurie Sings The Blues‘ Time Out New York.
I wouldn’t presume to tell you what to do with your past, sir. Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.
— Batman Begins (2005). Film. Dir. Christopher Nolan. Perf. Michael Cain. Warner Bros.
Sometimes the picture you have in your head is not the one you are presenting to the world…
— Hammond, R. (2007), On The Edge: My Story, Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
It’s a choice. It’s an intensely personal decision. So much negativity… Who wants to live a life filled with hate?
— Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). Film. Dir. Michael Bay. Perf. Mark Ryan. Paramount Pictures.
It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid.
— Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). Film. Dir. Gore Verbinski. Perf. Johnny Depp. Walt Disney Pictures.
Some people will do anything for the sheer fascination of doing it… Or for fame. Or because they shouldn’t.
— Pratchett, T. (1996), Hogfather, Victor Gollancz.