..AND THE WINNER IS (gasps from the crowd)…BIG FISH!!!!!!!!
BIG FISH (2003)
DIRECTED BY TIM BURTON
This is really the first movie I remember completely breaking down and sobbing. My gosh, what a flood I created in my living room! I’m a sucker for *quotetastic* movies, that is, movies that have such creative, inspiring, fabulous, “this is the meaning of life” kind of lines!
SOME OF MY FAVORITE LINES:
1] “Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.” Senior Ed Bloom
(I’d like to think I was the “uncatchable women”…my husband says I was…so how did he reel me in? Well, he put a ring on it of course! Okay, you caught me (Get it? Ha-ha!)… I just told a little fib (Shhh… don’t tell…) because, well, he had me at “Hey, would you like to go to the beach with me sometime?” Awe, he can be so “quotetastic” sometimes!)
2] “A man tells his stories so many times that he becomes the stories. They live on after him, and in that way he becomes immortal.” Will Bloom
(Let me just say that this one
quote has inspired me far beyond any other line I have ever heard in my entire life! Every time I hear this line, well, at first I break into tears, but then I reflect upon the meaning…it hits me that everything my dad has ever done or said will, in consequence, be forever imprinted in my bones, in my heart, and in my mind…and well, that is a beautiful thing! As a kid, you might not necessarily enjoy listening to your dad ramble on about this or that, but as time moves forward, you realize…well, I realized
(because I can only speak from personal experience) that my dad has taught me so many valuable “life lessons” that have carried me through some really tough times. My dad loves and supports everyone in our family! He’s the best!)
3] “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true. What they don’t tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.” Senior Ed Bloom
(Um, how cute is this
quote? It is
amazing how fast time goes by…sad almost…but quite “amazing” to think about all the memories collected! What an album Marc and I have!)
4] “I’ve been nothin’ but myself since the day I was born, and if you can’t see that it’s your failin’, not mine.” Senior Ed Bloom
(I can really relate to this quote! I have never fooled myself or anyone else into thinking that I am anyone but who I am, which is me of course!)
5] “You were a big fish in a small pond, but this here is the ocean and you’re drownin’. Take my advice, go back to Puddleville; you’ll be happy there.” Amos Calloway
(Okay, so this is definitely a relatable quote right? How many times have you been told that you couldn’t
do something? That you were not made for the “big stage”?Never
let someone bully you into thinking that you are not capable of doing whatever it is that you dream about at night! You can and you should!)
6] “It was the night I discovered that most things you consider evil or wicked are simply lonely, and lackin’ in the social niceties.”
(This is an important one because a lot of what a person does is tagged as good, bad, or ugly. We are quick to react and judge, also label a person with a single word. Look deeper and find the why behind the who!)
WATCH IT, LOVE IT, BE QUOTETASTIC!!
TELL ME YOUR STORY! WHAT WILL LIVE ON AFTER YOU?
DO YOU LIKE “QUOTETASTIC” MOVIES? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE?