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QUOTES: Wise Words of the Week (Kevin Spacey)

August 9, 2010

This is a short little segment that I’ll hopefully be able to stick to doing almost if not every week. I’ll pick a topic, director, or actor and provide some of the funniest or some of the most profound and interesting quotes from films pertaining to that particular subject.

Each week, feel free to use the comment section to share your favorite quotes, weigh in on my decisions, and point out particularly good ones I may have missed.

For week #1, I thought I’d take one of my favorite actors, Kevin Spacey, and showcase some of his better quotes. If I could frame that last one and put it up on my wall, I’d probably love it even more. What a brilliantly clever piece of writing.

“Happiness. Happiness is a word for a feeling. Feelings are rarely understood; in a moment they are quickly forgotten and misremembered.” — Henry Carter, Shrink

“The only thing worse than a loser is someone who won’t admit he played badly.”
— Mickey Rosa, 21

Living by your wants will never make you happy; what it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you ever attain in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice.”
— David Gale, The Life of David Gale

Even your Buddha and your Christ had quite a different vision. But nobody’s paid much attention to them, not even your Buddhists and your Christians.”
— Prot, K-PAX

I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”
— Lester Burnham, American Beauty

Wanting people to listen, you can’t just tap them on the shoulder anymore. You have to hit them with a sledgehammer, and then you’ll notice you’ve got their strict attention.”
— John Doe, Se7en

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist.”
— Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects