I was chatting the other day about the character Zathrus, from Babylon 5, specifically talking about his wonderful quotes and how they’ve become a part of my regular usage.
For instance, maybe his most famous saying “Zathrus has lived a miserable life. Zathrus will probably die a miserable death. But, at least there is symmetry.”
That quickly became a regular part of my vocabulary. “at least there is symmetry.”
Another series/movie filled to the brim with amazingly well-written, quotable material is Firefly/Serenity. You could while away a full day waxing nostalgic with quotes in there, and more than a few have wormed their way into my daily life. I’d love to think, someday, I’ll be good enough to have things I’ve written become part of my reader’s daily lives.
What about yours? Have you come across any good quotes that were so well written and appropriate, that they stuck with you AND became a part of you? Are there things you’ve read, or heard in a movie, that rang so true, they roll off your tongue regularly? Ones you’ve taken and sliced up a bit, molding them or using only parts?
“Would it be too irregular or unreligious of me to suggest” you mention some here?