Matilda was written by Roald Dahl and published in 1998, twenty one years ago today. It’s a pretty depressing book with an evil principle and mean parents but it’s very sweet as well and has some great moments. So here are some sweet quotes to help restore your faith in humanity even if it’s for a little while.
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“Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
“Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable…”
“All the reading she has done had given her a view of life they had never seen.”
“If you are good, life is good.”
“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
“Sometimes Matilda longed for a friend, someone like the kind, courageous people in her books.”
On this day in the distant year of 1973, The Princess Bride was published. If you haven’t read the book, you most likely watched the iconic movie that came to in 1987. And if you haven’t seen the movie where have you been? It’s filled with sword fights, magic, revenge, princesses and a handsome swash buckling hero. The characters in The Princess Bride were savage and no movie today can rival the writing of this dialogue.
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1. Inigo Montoya: My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!
2. Westley: ‘To the pain’ means the first thing you will lose will be your feet below the ankles. Then your hands at the wrists. Next your nose.
Prince Humperdinck: And then my tongue I suppose, I killed you too quickly the last time. A mistake I don’t mean to duplicate tonight. Westley: I wasn’t finished. The next thing you will lose will be your left eye followed by your right. Prince Humperdinck: And then my ears, I understand let’s get on with it. Westley: Wrong! Your ears you keep and I’ll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing your hideousness will be yours to cherish. Every babe that weeps at your approach, every woman who cries out, “Dear God! What is that thing,” will echo in your perfect ears. That is what ‘to the pain’ means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
3. Fezzick: I just want to know if you are doing well. I hate for people to die embarrassed.
4. Vizzini: He didn’t fall? Inconceivable!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
5. Inigo Montoya: Fezzick, where is that wheelbarrow we left with the Albino?
Fezzick: Over the Albino.
6. Miracle Max the Wizard: He’s only mostly dead. If he were all dead, there’s only one thing you can do.
Inigo Montoya: And what’s that?
Miracle Max the Wizard: Go through his pockets and look for loose change.
7. Westley: I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.
8. Buttercup: We’ll never survive.
Westley: Nonsense. You only say that because no one survived.
9.Inigo Montoya:I do not think you would accept my help, since I am only waiting around to kill you.
Westley: That does put a damper on our relationship.
10. Valerie the Wizard’s Wife: Liar! Liar! Liarrrrrrrrrrrr
Valerie the Wizard’s Wife: Liar! Liar! Liar!
Miracle Max the Wizard: Get back witch.
Valerie the Wizard’s Wife: I’m not a witch, I’m your wife. But after what you just said I’m not even sure I want to be that anymore.
September 25th is Shel Silverstein’s birthday! To celebrate that beloved American poet known for books like The Giving Tree and A Light in the Attic we’ve put together a few of Silverstein’s best quotes.
When the light turns green, you go. When the light turns red, you stop. But what do you do when the light turns blue with orange and lavender spots?
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give ’em.
Today is September 21st which marks the 80th anniversary of Batman’s debut in the DC comic Detective Comics #27 in 1939. In honor of the world’s greatest detective who should have gone to therapy, here are seven of his most famous quotes.
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“I only work in black and sometimes very very dark grey.” -Batman, The Lego Movie
“I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman.” -Batman, Batman: The Animated Series
“Do you want to know something funny? Even after everything you’ve done, I would have saved you.” -Batman, Arkham Asylum
“A criminal is a criminal. Monster or man they all fall the same.” -Batman, Justice League Action
“A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy’s shoulders.” -Batman, The Dark Knight Rises
“Sometimes the truth isn’t good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. Sometimes people deserve their faith to be rewarded.” -Batman, The Dark Knight
“You may not have a beginning but you have an end.” -Batman, The Batman