Movie Quotes: A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures

“Humans. It seems to me like they’re always in a hurry, but they have nowhere to go.”

“Humans are strange creatures. Others make a mess, while others clean it up.”


Quotes: On Irony

“It’s sad that in this world, people would rather see two men holding guns, killing each other, than to see two men, holding hands, loving one another.”

“A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.”
–Fred Allen (1954)

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

 “Sometimes, people hide their real character, then reveal them by hiding.”

“We have first raised a dust and then complain we cannot see.”
-George Berkeley

“A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”
-William Feather

“Life is half spent before we know what it is.”
-George Herbert

“Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.”
-Gordon Livingston

“The only real paradises are those we have lost.”
-Gordon Livingston

“Fame means millions of people have the wrong idea of who you are.”
-Erica Jong

“I feel so mature settling the payables, and so immature for making decisions that caused it.”
–Mich de Ocampo

“When we’re young, we want to change the world. When we’re old, we want to change the young.”

“The only thing constant in this world is change.”

“Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.”
-Leo Tolstoy

 “The faults I have now are exactly the ones my parents tried to correct when I was a child.”
-Live, Learn and Pass It On

 “What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.”
-Margaret Mead

 “This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”
~Saint Augustine

Life Lesson: On Gender Equality and Double Standards

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A Mind-Opener from Nancy Smith

For every woman who is tired of acting weak when she knows she is strong;
There is a man who is tired of appearing strong when he feels vulnerable.

For every woman who is tired of acting dumb;
There is a man who is burdened with the responsibility of ‘knowing everything’.

For every woman who is tired of being called an ‘emotional female’;
There is a man who is denied the right to weep and be gentle.

For every woman who is called unfeminine when she competes;
There is a man for whom competition is the only way to prove he is masculine.

For every woman who is tired of being a sex object;
There is a man who must worry about his potency.

For every woman who feels ‘tied down’ by her children;
There is a man who is denied the full pleasure of parenthood.

For every woman who is denied meaningful employment and equal pay;
There is a man who must bear the financial responsibility for another human being.

For every woman who was not taught the intricacies of an automobile;
There is a man who was not taught the satisfaction of cooking.

For every woman who takes a step towards her own liberation;
There is a man who finds that the way to freedom has been made a little easier.

The Interview with God

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Interview With God
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I dreamed I had an interview with God.
“So you would like to interview me?” God asked
“If you have the time” I said.
God smiled
“My time is eternity”
“What questions do you have in mind for me?”
“What surprises you most about humankind?…”

God answered…

“That they get bored with childhood.
They rush to grow up and then
long to be children again.”

“That they lose their health to make money
and then lose their money to restore their health.”

“That by thinking anxiously about the future,
they forget the present,
such that they live in neither
the present nor the future.”

That they live as if they will never die,
and die as if they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine
and we were silent for awhile
And then I asked…
“As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons
you want your children to learn?”

God replied with a smile:

“To learn they cannot make anyone love them.
What they can do is let themselves be loved.”

“To learn that it is not good
to compare themselves to others.”

“To learn that a rich person is not one who has the most,
but is one who needs the least.”

“To learn that it only takes a few seconds
to open profound wounds in persons we love,
and it takes many years to heal them.”

“To learn to forgive by
practicing forgiveness.”

“To learn that there are persons who love them dearly,
but simply do not know how to express or show
their feelings.”

“To learn that two people
can look at the same thing
and see it differently.”

“To learn that it is not always enough that they
be forgiven by others. But that they must
forgive themselves.”

“And to learn that I am here…