Happiness should be shared!

You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

I’ve learnt a lot through listening to some really clever people, and then I’ve learnt a lot through sitting back with a beer and watching a good film. 

Sometimes there is a single line in a film that just speaks to you, you remember it, sometimes they become absorbed by society and are used in everyday conversation. I thought today I’d just throw some of the ones that have meant something to me.. in the hope that you may find one or two that resonate with you.

About the times you do something you regret:

“You’re not an asshole, Mark. You’re just trying so hard to be.”

The Social Network

“Oh my dear God – are you one of those single tear people?”

Fletcher/JK Simmons in Whiplash

“Did you think I’d be too stupid to know what a eugoogly is?”

Derek Zoolander/Ben Stiller in Zoolander

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

Brody/Roy Scheider in Jaws

About the times you remember there is hope:

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

John Keating/Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

“If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. “

Bryan Mills/Liam Neeson in Taken

“Life is a box of chocolates, Forrest. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Mrs Gump/Sally Field in Forrest Gump

“Man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything.”

Mr. Miyagi/Pat Morita in The Karate Kid

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. But today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.”

Master Oogway in Kung Fu Panda

Quotes from the Rocky Series of Films

About the times you think there is no hope:

“Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherf***ing snakes on this motherf***ing plane!” 

Neville Flynn/Samuel L Jackson in Snakes on a Plane

“I have nipples, Greg, could you milk me?”

Jack Byrnes/Robert De Niro in Meet the Parents

“It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.”

Nigel Tufnel/Christopher Guest in This is Spinal Tap

“Let’s go to the Winchester, have a pint and wait for this to all blow over”

Shaun of the Dead

About the times you lie to yourself:

“I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”


“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”


“Oh my gosh, look at that fluffy unicorn! He’s so fluffy, I’m gonna die!”

Despicable Me

Well there you have it, a nice easy going post to make you ponder, maybe. I’m sure you all have your own quotes that you repeat at certain times, or maybe I’m just a raving weirdo that needs to let go. Either way, we’ve watched some movies.

One thought on “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!

  1. I can’t believe you voluntarily watched Zoolander.. and remembered quotes from it too boot!
    I do however commend you on your list of “pick-me-up” motivational’s.
    See you at the Winchester!

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