Les Miserables

My favorite lines/ scenes from Les Miserables

WHAT HAVE I DONE?

Yet why did I allow that man
To touch my soul and teach me love?
He treated me like any other
He gave me his trust
He called me brother
My life he claims for God above
Can such things be?
For I had come to hate the world
This world that always hated me

Take an eye for an eye!
Turn your heart into stone!
This is all I have lived for!
This is all I have known!

One word from him and I’d be back
Beneath the lash, upon the rack
Instead he offers me my freedom
I feel my shame inside me like a knife
He told me that I have a soul,
How does he know?
What spirit comes to move my life?
Is there another way to go?

I am reaching, but I fall
And the night is closing in
And I stare into the void
To the whirlpool of my sin
I’ll escape now from the world
From the world of Jean Valjean
Jean Valjean is nothing now
Another story must begin!

AT THE END OF THE DAY

At the end of the day you’re another day older
And that’s all you can say for the life of the poor
It’s a struggle, it’s a war
And there’s nothing that anyone’s giving
One more day standing about, what is it for?
One day less to be living.

At the end of the day you’re another day colder
And the shirt on your back doesn’t keep out the chill
And the righteous hurry past
They don’t hear the little ones crying
And the winter is coming on fast, ready to kill
One day nearer to dying!

At the end of the day there’s another day dawning
And the sun in the morning is waiting to rise
Like the waves crash on the sand
Like a storm that’ll break any second
There’s a hunger in the land
There’s a reckoning still to be reckoned and
There’s gonna be hell to pay
At the end of the day!

I DREAMED A DREAM

And still I dream he’ll come to me
That we will live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

WHO AM I?

Why should I save his hide?
Why should I right this wrong
When I have come so far
And struggled for so long?

If I speak, I am condemned.
If I stay silent, I am damned!

Who am I?
Can I condemn this man to slavery
Pretend I do not feel his agony
This innocent who bears my face
Who goes to judgement in my place
Who am I?
Can I conceal myself for evermore?
Pretend I’m not the man I was before?
And must my name until I die
Be no more than an alibi?
Must I lie?
How can I ever face my fellow men?
How can I ever face myself again?

COME TO ME

Come to me, Cosette, the light is fading
Don’t you see the evening star appearing?
Come to me, and rest against my shoulder
How fast the minutes fly away and every minute colder.

Hurry near, another day is dying
Don’t you hear, the winter wind is crying?
There’s a darkness which comes without a warning
But I will sing you lullabies and wake you in the morning.

CASTLE ON A CLOUD

I know a place where no one’s lost,
I know a place where no one cries,
Crying at all is not allowed,
Not in my castle on a cloud.

LOOK DOWN

Look down and see the beggars at your feet
Look down and show some mercy if you can
Look down and see the sweepings of the street
Look down, look down,
Upon your fellow man!

STARS

Those who follow the path of the righteous
Shall have their reward
And if they fall as Lucifer fell, you fall in flame

And so it has been and so it is written
On the doorway to paradise
That those who falter and those who fall
Must pay the price!

RED AND BLACK

It is time for us all
To decide who we are
Do we fight for the right
To a night at the opera now?
Have you asked of yourselves
What’s the price you might pay?
Is it simply a game
For rich young boys to play?
The color of the world
Is changing day by day…

Red – the blood of angry men!
Black – the dark of ages past!
Red – a world about to dawn!
Black – the night that ends at last!

MARIUS
Had you been there tonight
You might know how it feels
To be struck to the bone
In a moment of breathless delight!
Had you been there tonight
You might also have known
How the world may be changed
In just one burst of light!
And what was right seems wrong
And what was wrong seems right!

DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Courfeyrac:
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

IN MY LIFE

In my life
She has burst like the music of angels
The light of the sun
And my life seems to stop
As if something is over
And something has scarcely begun.
Eponine
You’re the friend who has brought me here
Thanks to you I am one with the gods
And Heaven is near!
And I soar through a world that is new that is free

EPONINE (to herself)
Every word that he says is a dagger in me!In my life
There’s been no one like him anywhere
Anywhere, where he is…
If he asked… I’d be his

EPONINE(Interjecting)
He was never mine to lose
Why regret what cannot be?

ON MY OWN

And now I’m all alone again nowhere to turn, no one to go to
without a home without a friend without a face to say hello to
And now the night is near
Now I can make believe he’s here

Sometimes I walk alone at night
When everybody else is sleeping
I think of him and then I’m happy
With the company I’m keeping
The city goes to bed
And I can live inside my head

On my own
Pretending he’s beside me
All alone
I walk with him till morning
Without him
I feel his arms around me
And when I lose my way I close my eyes
And he has found me

In the rain the pavement shines like silver
All the lights are misty in the river
In the darkness, the trees are full of starlight
And all I see is him and me forever and forever

And I know it’s only in my mind
That I’m talking to myself and not to him
And although I know that he is blind
Still I say, there’s a way for us

I love him
But when the night is over
He is gone
The river’s just a river
Without him
The world around me changes
The trees are bare and everywhere
The streets are full of strangers

I love him
But every day I’m learning
All my life
I’ve only been pretending
Without me
His world will go on turning
A world that’s full of happiness
That I have never known

I love him
I love him
I love him
But only on my own

LITTLE PEOPLE

And little people know
When little people fight
We may look easy pickings
But we’ve got some bite
So never kick a dog
Because he’s just a pup
We’ll fight like twenty armies
And we won’t give up
So you’d better run for cover
When the pup grows up!

THE FIRST ATTACK

You are wrong, and always have been wrong.
I’m a man, no worse than any man.
You are free, and there are no conditions,
No bargains or petitions.
There’s nothing that I blame you for
You’ve done your duty, nothing more.

JAVERT’S SUICIDE

Who is this man?
What sort of devil is he
To have me caught in a trap
And choose to let me go free?
It was his hour at last
To put a seal on my fate
Wipe out the past
And wash me clean off the slate!
All it would take
Was a flick of his knife.
Vengeance was his
And he gave me back my life!

How can I now allow this man
To hold dominion over me?
This desperate man whom I have hunted
He gave me my life. He gave me freedom.
I should have perished by his hand
It was his right.
It was my right to die as well
Instead I live… but live in hell.

And does he know
That granting me my life today
This man has killed me even so?

EMPTY CHAIRS AND EMPTY TABLES

There’s a grief that can’t be spoken.
There’s a pain goes on and on.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Now my friends are dead and gone.

Here they talked of revolution.
Here it was they lit the flame.
Here they sang about `tomorrow’
And tomorrow never came.

From the table in the corner
They could see a world reborn
And they rose with voices ringing
I can hear them now!
The very words that they had sung
Became their last communion
On the lonely barricade at dawn.

Oh my friends, my friends forgive me
That I live and you are gone.
There’s a grief that can’t be spoken.
There’s a pain goes on and on.

Phantom faces at the window.
Phantom shadows on the floor.
Empty chairs at empty tables
Where my friends will meet no more.

EPILOGUE

Come with me
Where chains will never bind you
All your grief
At last, at last behind you.

FINALE

Do you hear the people sing
Lost in the valley of the night?
It is the music of a people
Who are climbing to the light.

For the wretched of the earth
There is a flame that never dies.
Even the darkest night will end
And the sun will rise.

They will live again in freedom
In the garden of the Lord.
They will walk behind the plough-share,
They will put away the sword.
The chain will be broken
And all men will have their reward.

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

Do you hear the people sing?
Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Do you hear the people sing?
Say, do you hear the distant drums?
It is the future that they bring
When tomorrow comes…

Tomorrow comes!

Movie Quotes: Hairspray

“Love is a gift. Lotta people don’t remember that. So you two better brace yourself for a whole lot of ugly coming at you from a never ending parade of stupid.”
-Motor Mouth May Belle

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫

YOU’RE TIMELESS TO ME

Some folks can’t stand it , say time is a bandit, but I take the opposite view
Cause when I need a lift, time brings a gift, another day with you

Some folks don’t get it, but we never fret it, cause we know that time is our friend
yeah, its plain to see, that you’re stuck with me, until the bitter end

WITHOUT LOVE

Without love
Life is like the seasons with
No summer
Without love
Life is rock ‘n’ roll without
A drummer
‘Cause without love
Life is like a beat that you can’t follow
Without love
Life is Doris Day at the Apollo
Darling, i’ll be yours forever
‘Cause i never wanna be
Without love
So darlin never set me free

Movie Quotes: The Beach

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BEACHED (from the movie The Beach)
performed by: Orbital

Trust me, it’s paradise
This is where the hungry comes to feed
For mine is a generation that circles the globe in search of something we haven’t tried before
So never refuse an invitation
Never resist the unfamiliar
Never fail to be polite,
and never outstay your welcome

Just keep your mind open, and
suck in the experience,
And if it hurts
You know what?
If it hurts,
It’s probably worth it

You hope, and you dream,
but you never believe that something is gonna happen to you
Not like it does in the movies
And when it actually does
You expect it to feel different
More visceral
More real
I was waiting for it to hit me
Hit me

I still believe in paradise
But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for
Cause it’s not where you go
It’s how you feel for a moment in your life
And if you find that moment
It will last forever

Listen to it here

Quotes from Songs: Colors of the Wind

COLORS OF THE WIND (from the movie Pocahontas)

You think I’m an ignorant savage
And you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so
But still I cannot see
If the savage one is me
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know …

You think you own whatever land you land on
The Earth is just a dead thing you can claim
But I know every rock and tree and creature
Has a life, has a spirit, has a name

You think the only people who are people
Are the people who look and think like you
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger
You’ll learn things you never knew you never knew

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
Or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colors of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest
Come taste the sunsweet berries of the Earth
Come roll in all the riches all around you
And for once, never wonder what they’re worth

The rainstorm and the river are my brothers
The heron and the otter are my friends
And we are all connected to each other
In a circle, in a hoop that never ends

How high will the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know
And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
For whether we are white or copper skinned
We need to sing with all the voices of the mountains
We need to paint with all the colors of the wind

You can own the Earth and still
All you’ll own is Earth until
You can paint with all the colors of the wind

View the video clip here

Quotes from Songs

“There’s only us, there’s only this.
Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
No other hope, no other way,
No day but today.”
– RENT (play), No Day But Today

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery,
None but ourselves can free our minds.”
– Bob Marley, Redemption Song

“In every life we have some trouble,
but when you worry you make it double.
Don’t worry, be happy.”
– Bob Marley

“Remember there’s light, if you wait till the dawn,
you may walk through the clouds, but to carry on,
you’ve got to follow the sun.”
-Regine Velasquez, Listen without Prejudice

“Now you tell me who won
I see they, run (ha, ha)”
– Tupac Shakur, Hit ‘Em Up

 

Some say eat or be eaten,
Some say live and let live,
But all are agreed, as I join the stampede
You should never take more than you give.
-Elton John, Circle of Life

A dream is a wish your heart makes,
When you’re fast asleep.
In dreams you will lose your heartaches,
Whatever you wish for, you keep.
Have faith in your dreams and someday,
Your rainbows will come smiling, too.
No matter how your heart is grieving,
If you keep on believing
A dream that you wish will come true.
-Cher, A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes

 

Remember there’s light if you wait till the dawn,
You may walk through the clouds
But to carry on,
You’ve got to follow the sun.
-Regine Velasquez, Follow The Sun

I’ll be there someday, I can go the distance
I will find my way, if I can be strong
I know every mile, will be worth my while.
When I go the distance, I’ll be right where I belong.
-Michael Bolton, Go The Distance

For happiness is anyone and anything at all,
That’s loved by you.
-Happiness

Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
Saw it through without exemption
–Frank Sinatra, My Way

 For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has not.
–Frank Sinatra, My Way

Living is easy with eyes closed,
Misunderstanding all you see.
-The Beatles, We Can Work It Out

“When I’m worried, and I can’t sleep
I count my blessings, instead of sheep,
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.
When my bank roll, is getting small,
I think of when I had none at all.
And I fall asleep, counting my blessings.”
-Jose Mari Chan

“Kaibigan, huwag kang magpapasindak.
Kaibigan, easy lang sa iyak.
Dahil wala ring mangyayari, tayo’y walang mapapala
Huwag mong pigilan ang pagbuhos ng ulan.
May panahon para maging hari, may panahon para dumapa
Dahil ang buhay natin ay sadyang ganyan,
umaaraw, umuulan.”
-Umaaraw, Umuulan by Rivermaya

If I live to be a hundred
And never see the seven wonders
That’ll be alright
If I don’t make it to the big leagues
If I never win a Grammy
I’m gonna be just fine
‘Cause I know exactly who I am
I am Rosemary’s granddaughter
The spitting image of my father
And when the day is done
My momma’s still my biggest fan
Sometimes I’m clueless and I’m clumsy
But I’ve got friends who love me
And they know just where I stand
It’s all a part of me
And that’s who I am”
– Jessica Andrews, Who I Am

“Don’t stress, relax,
let life roll of your backs.
Except for death and paying taxes,
everything in life is only for now.”
-For Now, Avenue Q

“Lovers from the past,
with poisoned smiles, all pray our love would never last
but we are trees, not vines,
you know our love is just like summertime.”
-Vivaldi’s Song, Michael Franks

“They can say anything they want to say,
try to bring me down, but I will not allow,
anyone to succeed, hanging clouds over me.
And they can try hard to make me feel that I don’t matter at all,
but I refuse to falter in what I believe, or lose faith in my dreams.
Cause there’s a light, there’s a light in me that shines brightly,
they can try, but they can’t take that away from me.”
-Mariah Carey, Can’t Take That Away

“They can do anything they want to you
If you let them in, but they won’t ever win
if you cling to your pride, and just push them aside
See I, I have learned, there’s an inner peace I own
Something in my soul, that they cannot possess
So I won’t be afraid, and the darkness will fade.
Cause there’s a light, there’s a light in me that shines brightly,
they can try, but they can’t take that away from me.”
-Mariah Carey, Can’t Take That Away

“They can say anything they want to say,
Try to bring me down,  but I won’t face the ground,
I will rise steadily sailing out of their reach,
Lord, they do try, hard to make me feel that I,
Don’t matter at all, but I refuse to falter,
In what I believe or lose faith in my dreams,
‘Cause there’s a light in me,  that shines brightly
Yes they can try but they can’t take that away from me.”
-Mariah Carey, Can’t Take That Away