Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Fave Movie Quotes

Randomly thought about fave movie quotes today... here is the first of what should be many installments.

“A heart can be broken, but it keeps beating just the same.”
-*Fried Green Tomatoes.*.

"She hates him with a fire of a thousand suns, that's a direct quote."
-Ten things I hate about you

"He just broke up with Anna Scott"
Spike: "You daft prick"
-Notting Hill

"Against my will, I am sent to bid you come into dinner….There's a double meaning in that...”
-Benedict, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

" If you didn't kill him, then who did, sir?"
Hannibal: "Who can say. Best thing for him, really. His therapy was going nowhere"
- Silence of the Lambs

"Everything seems like nothing to me right now cause I want you in my bed. I love you, not like they told you love is. I didn't know this. Love doesn't make things nice. It ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us. We are here to ruin ourselves and love the wrong people and to die. The storybooks are bullshit. Now I want you to come upstairs with me and get in my bed."
--Ronnie, Moonstruck

"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you! You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
-Gone with the Wind

“I make more money than.. Calvin Coolidge… PUT TOGETHER!”
-Singing in the Rain

“Man it sucks up here.”

“I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams, I hope…”
-Shawshank redemption

“A person is smart, people are dumb animals”
-Men in Black

Mother Nun: "There are various vows a nun lives by, the vow of poverty, the vow of chastity..."
Whoopi Goldberg: "I am outta here"
-Sister Act

"I do have a test today, that wasn't bullsh**. It's on European Socialism. I mean, really, what's the point? I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still wouldn't change the fact that I don't own a car."
-Ferris Beuler's Day Off

"Think about John Wayne, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Arnold doesn't dance, he can hardly walk! Be a man! Kick someone, punch someone, bite someone's ear! Men do not dance. They work, they drink, they have bad backs, they don't dance!"
-In & Out

Kate: What do you shower once a week?
Doug: Is that an invitation?
-The Cutting Edge

"There's no crying in baseball."
-A League of their Own

Friday, October 07, 2005

Drink Milk. OJ kills

The title of this post might be misleading, because it's not something humorous I plan to write on...

Many of you know I intern for a television program. My job is to find guests, bring them on the show and get good interviews. I am really excited because next week we'll have Tanya Brown, sister of Nicole Brown Simpson on the show. I heard she was coming to UND to speak about domestic/relationship violence and called and asked her agent if she would want to be on the show.

Luckily she will. I did a pre-interview over the phone today and it was a very surreal experience. Here's a family who not only lost a sister and daughter to domestic violence but lost her in front of the whole world. I can't imagine anyone in the U.S. not knowing the name Nicole Brown Simpson. It was very interesting to talk about Nicole's abuse and what it was like after she was brutally murdered.

I wasn't sure how to approach the "OJ factor" and Tanya mentioned it isn't something she spends any time on in her speeches. Her focus is helping other people escape violent situations or recognize a violent partner and get away.

She did tell me one interesting thing. It has been over 11 years since Nicole was murdered. On the most recent anniversary of her death, Tanya and her family held a memorial and fundraiser while OJ gambled and signed autographs in Las Vegas. *(Maybe he's still looking for the killer there?)

After talking to Tanya, I realized I don't ever want to forget Nicole. After my work this summer with battered women, something inside me changed. Tanya talked about this also. She tried working for hotlines or being an advocate but that didn't work for her. She eventually found her niche in public speaking. As she said, "If this cause is important to you, find a niche and help in whatever way you can." I hope I can do this someday.

I'll never forget Nicole, or speaking to her sister, Tanya. I won't ever forget the women I met at the shelter this summer. I hope we all remember.