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Kon Tiki

(adrift on a raft, having just survived a shark attack)

“Three years ago, I shot four men. The Gestapo finally found me with my radio.”

“It was war.”

(scoffs) “Yea...Torsten says the same. He helped sink the Tirpitz. A thousand men went down. That doesn’t bother him.” (long pause) “Thank you.”

“You saved my life.”

“That’s what I mean.”


“Well, the thing is to do this systematically.”

“Oh, follow the simple honeybee.”

“No, Pooh, the key is to head in just one direction to avoid getting lost, especially in all this fog.”

“I always get to where I’m going by walking away from where I have been.”

“Do you?”

“That’s the way I do it.”

- Conversation between Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin (Christopher Robin)


People always say how you should be yourself…like…yourself is this definite thing…like a toaster…or something…like you can know what it is even. but every so often I’ll have like…a moment…when just being myself in my life…right where I am...is like…enough.
— Angela Chase (My So-Called Life)

From Within

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
— Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


(Sudden downpour)

“Breathtaking, isn’t it? Come. Come come.”

(Sheltering the rain)

“Like sparks falling from a giant furnace. Some countries they hold parties when it starts to rain, but here we just scurry around and run for cover. The most important currency in the world and yet in our green and pleasant land where we take so much...for granted we see it only as a means of ruining expensive...hairdos and making taxi drivers rich.”

“You’re odd.”

“Said she.”

- conversation between Bella and Alfie (This Beautiful Fantastic)


"I’m really sorry about your daughter."

"Did you know her?"

"No...but i know what it's like to lose people you love. I lost my ma when i was little and my pa...he did the best he could considering...and that's really all Henry was doing...is helping me...and I'm gonna help him. See, i'm leaving tomorrow on my journey and i was thinking I would take Penny with me. I think she might like that.

(introspective pause) "...Yea...yea she would."

"Look, we ain't lost our minds, m'am. Just lost our way a little bit. Ain't ya ever felt that way?"


- conversation between Millie and Julia (The Book of Love)

For All Time

"Jumping is all that matters. If I didn't jump, I would drink and have sex all the time."

(awkward pause) "Hey! congratulations on your medal."

"I win gold but i didn't do my best. See if I'd done my best, I could come last and be happier."

(proudly) "Like me."

"You do not do good."

(pondering, disappointment) "No, I suppose not."

(matter-of-factly) "You've done better."

(sarcastic) "Yea..."

(reassuring) "You think i'm being patronizing? No no no. You and I, you and I are like one o' clock and eleven o' clock you see we are closer to each other than to others. Winning and losing, all that stuff is for the little people. Men like us, we jump to free our souls. We are the only two jumpers with a chance to make history today. If we do less than our best with the whole world watching...it would kill us inside...for all time.

- conversation between Eddie and Matti (Eddie the Eagle)