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H.G. Wells

Upon the forehead of humanityall its more ponderous andbulky worth is friendship …But at the tip top, there hangsby unseen film an orbed drop of light.—And that is love. — David Lean, Eric Ambler, & Stanley Haynes, from the screenplay Passionate Friends, based on the novel by H.G. Wells (General Films, 1949)

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William Goldman

Life is pain, highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something. — William Goldman, William Goldman: Four Screenplays, “The Princess Brid” Published by Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (February 1, 2000) Film directed by Rob Reiner ( 1987)

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Jessica Goldberg

And the trees are nice. I mean, I think I’d like ‘em all. It’d have to be a pretty fucked-up tree for me not to like it. Sometimes I wonder if life was wasted on me. It’s not that I’m dumb to the beauty of things. I—I take all the beautiful things to heart, and… Continue reading Jessica Goldberg

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Charlie Kaufman

Everything is more complicated than you think. You only see a tenth of what is true. There are a million little strings attached to every choice you make; you can destroy your life every time you choose. But maybe you won’t know for twenty years. And you’ll never ever trace it to its source. And… Continue reading Charlie Kaufman

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Marc Norman

I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No… not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that… overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable – like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin… Continue reading Marc Norman

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Arthur C. Clarke

I know I’ve made some very poor decisions recently, but I can give you my complete assurance that my work will be back to normal. I’ve still got the greatest enthusiasm and confidence in the mission. — HAL 9000, 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick & Arthur C.… Continue reading Arthur C. Clarke

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Robin Williams

I brought them up here to illustrate the point of conformity: the difficulty in maintaining your own beliefs in the face of others. Now, those of you — I see the look in your eyes like, ‘I would’ve walked differently.’ Well, ask yourselves why you were clapping. Now, we all have a great need for… Continue reading Robin Williams

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