When the Movies got it Right

We may not be able to see mental sufferings or have the capacity to express them fully into words, but there were cases when the movies really did get it right. Lines and monologues in which we are left in aw of how an actor or actress spewed out a set of lines that we could relate to, to the depth of our core & soul.

     I have a bit of a writer’s block lately, as I have already covered quite a few topics in my blog. I decided to gain inspiration, once again, from the incredible movie quotes that signify emotional suffering, life lessons and mental anguish best. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, and I recommend watching all of them!

The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” – The Giver

“At the Temple there is a poem called ‘loss’ carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.” -Arthur Golden/ Memoirs of a Geisha

“Nothing is over! Nothing! You just don’t turn it off! It wasn’t my war! You asked me, I didn’t ask you! And I did what I had to do to win, for somebody who wouldn’t let us win. Then I come back to the world and see all these maggots at the airport, protesting me, spitting, calling me a baby killer and all kinds of vile crap! Who are they to protest me? Huh?! Who are they?! Unless they been me and been there and know what the hell they are yelling about!” -Rambo First blood

“You don’t know about real loss because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.” -Good Will Hunting

“I know what it’s like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in, but you can’t. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside.” -Girl Interrupted

“We who have seen war, will never stop seeing it. In the silence of the night, we will always hear the screams. So, this is our story, for we were soldiers once, and young.” -Joe Galloway, We were soldiers

“I do this! Time after time after time! I do all this shit for other people! And then I wake up and I’m empty! I have nothing!” -Silver Linings Playbook

“And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” -Fight Club

“The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don’t” -Joker

“The truth is I was tired way underneath my skin. I was tired where I couldn’t even see. I do not know how that happened. How I ended up like that. It all happened so fast.” -Rebecca wells, Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood

“This is the job. These are the decisions. When to push them? When to back them? Worrying about your children is sanity, and being that sane…can drive you nuts. -Spanglish

“See, but that’s bullshit. That’s what everyone has been telling me since the beginning. ‘Oh, you’re gonna be ok’, and ‘oh, everything’s fine’, and like, its not. It makes it worse, that no one will ever come out and say like ‘Hey man, you’re going to die.’” -50/50

“I have to believe that when things are bad, you can change them.” -Cinderella Man

“We use words like honor, code and loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something, you use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it.” -A few Good Men

“You can’t come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world” -A Beautiful Mind

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world aint all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.” -Rocky Balboa

“Just because someone stumbles and loses their way, it doesn’t mean they’re lost forever. Sometimes we need a little help.” -Xmen: Days of future past

“When my body get’s tired, my mind says this is where winners are made. When my mind gets tired, my heart says this is where champions are made.” -Glory Road

“We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all.” -The Breakfast Club

“You can break something in two seconds… but it can take forever to fix it, a lifetime, generations. That’s why we have to be careful on this earth, and gentle.” -Beatriz at Dinner

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world, is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.” -Almost Famous

“It don’t take much strength to pull a trigger, but try and get up every morning day after day and work for a living. Let’s see him try that. Then we’ll see who the real tough guy is. The working man’s the tough guy.” -A Bronx Tale

“It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.” -Lester Burnham, American Beauty

“Hate is baggage. Life’s too short to be pissed off all the time. It’s just not worth it.” -American History X

“I saw my whole life as if I’d already lived it. An endless parade of parties and cotillions, yachts and polo matches. Always the same narrow people, the same mindless chatter. I felt like I was standing at a great precipice, with no one to pull me back. No one who cared… or even noticed.” -Titanic

“I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” -The Shawshank redemption

“All of life is an act of letting go. But what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.” -Life of Pi

“How do you believe a crazy guy? That’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? Crazy people, they’re the perfect subjects. They talk, nobody listens.” -Shutter Island

“Maybe happiness is something we can only pursue. And maybe we can actually never have it, no matter what.” -Pursuit of Happiness

Published by functionallymentall

Social Worker, Writer, USAF Veteran

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