Category Archives: Sunday’s Wisdom

“Stories teach us how to live, and why.”
– The Storyteller
Arabian Nights

Sunday’s Wisdom #160: Open Eyes

“You never noticed? I’m beginning to think you’ve gone through your life with your eyes closed. Open them! Open them wide!” – The Ghost of Christmas Past, A Christmas Carol 1984, starring George C. Scott This is really just a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #159: Humans Need Fantasy

“You’re saying humans need fantasy to make life bearable?” “No. Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.” “With Tooth Fairies, Hogfathers…” “Yes. As practice, you have to start out … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #158: Ordinary Life is Not Dull

“This is my life now, and it just turned you white as a sheet, so don’t you call it dull again. Ever. OK?” – Amelia Pond, Doctor Who Season 5, Episode 7, “Amy’s Choice” One of my favorite moments from … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #157: My Friends

“They cared for me, during the dark times. Never questioned me, never judged me, they were just… kind. I owe them. I have a duty.” – The Doctor, Doctor Who Season 7, Episode 12, “The Name of the Doctor” To … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #156: Their Mistake, and Our Choice

“Even extraordinary people make mistakes. That’s a given. It’s our response to those mistakes that defines us.” – Jacqueline Sloane, NCIS Season 15, Episode 7, “Burden of Proof” Of course that’s true. We’re often very quick to judge, to be … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #155: It’s What You Do, Not What You Are

“Jack, it doesn’t matter what you are. It matters what you do. And even monsters can do good in this world.” – Mia Vallens/Kelly Kline, Supernatural Season 13, Episode 4, “The Big Empty The exact circumstances surrounding this quote a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #154: Brighter Side of Death

“I’m sorry about your father and brother.” “I will see them again. We Transylvanians always look on the brighter side of death.” “There’s a brighter side of death?” “Yes. It’s just harder to see.” – Gabriel Van Helsing & Anna … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #153: Not “Anything”

“If that’s how you win wars, then I don’t want to win.” – Dean Winchester, Supernatural Season 3, Episode 12, “Jus in Bello” Fitting, I thought, to quote Supernatural just after having reviewed it. 🙂 Sam and Dean Winchester are … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #152: Judgment Breeds Monstrosity

“Of all the people to survive, he’s not the one you would have chosen, is he? But if you could choose, Doctor, if you could decide who lives and who dies, that would make you a monster.” – Mr. Copper, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #151: Don’t Be Too Proud

“Pride means nothing when other people do everything for you.” – Mai Taniyama, Ghost Hunt Episode 25, “File 8: The Cursed House, Part 4” …what? It’s Halloween time! When else should I quote ghost-themed anime, eh? 😉 When Mai says … Continue reading

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