Category Archives: Sunday’s Wisdom

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

Sunday’s Wisdom #289: A Human Being

“I am not an animal! I am a human being!” – John Merrick, The Elephant Man I believe it was for an Intro to Film college course that I saw The Elephant Man. It tells the story of John Merrick, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #288: Remember the Fallen

“You may be lost, but you are not forgotten.” – Jack Durrance, The Four Feathers I suppose there are not many quotes better suited for Memorial Day weekend, when we remember the fallen soldiers, than one which is uttered by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #287: Blinding Anger

“You get so furious with them that you wind up climbing onto your high moral horse so you can ride them under the hooves of your righteous fury. But when you close your knight errant’s helmet, the visibility through that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #286: What Mothers Do

“She had half-convinced herself that through love, and care, and unending vigilance, she could keep all harm from the fat, fretful child, this tiny inarticulate being that meant more to her than her own heart.” – from The Last Mortal … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #285: The Way Out

“The only way out is up.” – Tigress, Kung Fu Panda 2 At this exact moment in the movie, Tigress is referring to how she and her friends are being barraged from all sides by numbers and weapons far too … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #284: Our Choices Are Ours

“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I require any slave to be that heroic, that self-sacrificing. But I have, by God, known slaves who were that heroic, and I know the tales of the ones who … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #283: Life Goes On

“Yet life went on. People still needed to work, to eat.” – from Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan This little observation is made by Inspector Adamat as he sees his city and his nation caught in a massive upheaval, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #282: Honesty is the Best Policy

“I don’t like lies… Not even lies of omission. Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Bran Cornick, Moon Called Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs The first book in the Mercy … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #281: Keep Breathing

“I know what I have to do now: I’ve got to keep breathing, because tomorrow the sun will rise… who knows what the tide could bring?” – Chuck Noland, Cast Away I’m including the entire scene this quote comes from, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #280: The Choice of Happiness

“Now as the ladder of life has been strung, You might think a sweep’s on the bottom-most rung. Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke, In this whole wide world, there’s no happier bloke!” – Bert, from … Continue reading

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