To each his own. To me my own.

You know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific…

They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life. A warm place with no memory.

Everyone has ‘one of those days’ every now and then, mine just happened to start last night. Whenever I have one of those days, my mind immediately drifts over to the quote department – whether that’s a conscious act or not, I have no idea. One in particular came up at work yesterday. A dear friend reminded me of a quote from a favorite movie, certainly one that will always remain on my top three list – Shawshank Redemption. And ole’ Andy Dufresne…

“Get busy living… or get busy dying.”

As many times as I’ve watched this movie, it never gets old to me. Just like The Green Mile and Forrest Gump, I have so many parts of it memorized. I’d buried this precious quote deep in my mind, perhaps only to resurrect it at a much-needed time. This movie is a wonderful lesson on reaching your full potential by overcoming life’s obstacles. Keep your eyes on the prize, and never ever give up hope on pursuing your goal.

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6 responses

  1. Helen

    “Get busy living or get busy dying” is one of my favorite movie quotes. I too “store” these little nuggets in my mind for later use. I agree that Shawshank Redemption is one of the best movies ever! I’ve lost count of how many times I have watched it and I still watch it every chance I get. Every once in a while a movie or book will come along and leave it’s imprint on you. This is one of those movies. I have had to deal with alot of pain and hurt in my life and when self pitty tries to take ahold of me I bring that quote out of “storage” and I start “living”! Everyone should watch this movie!!

    October 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      Isn’t it great? It’s definitely one of my faves if not very favorite, Helen. We actually joked around with my plant manager here who may print my friend and I a t-shirt with the quote!! Hopefully that won’t be a copyright infringement. 🙂

      October 12, 2010 at 6:46 pm

      • Helen

        BTW…The Green Mile and Forest Gump are two of my all time favorite movies but there is another movie that ranks right up there with them…The Notebook! Like The Green Mile and Forest Gump, I have lost count of how many times I’ve watched The Notebook and it never gets old. Eddie hates it when I watch a movie I’ve already seen. He wines and moans everytime he catches me watching something I’ve seen 100 times! If I like or love a movie I will buy it and it drives him crazy!! He’s such a great guy so I let this little flaw 🙂 slide. What does he hate more????? My ghost shows!!! He doesn’t believe in ghosts and thats fine….but I’ve lived in 2 haunted houses and I KNOW there is something more out there. I tell him, if I have to watch golf all day, then he can watch a ghost show sometime!! Boy, I’m way off the subject I started with!! 🙂 Oh well, my mind wanders in my old age and sometimes it wanders off. Have a great day Bon.

        October 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

      • Bonnie

        Oh, The Notebook… absolutely a definite fave. The ‘good ones’ I can watch over and over again too – that’s what separates them to me. I love the ghost shows too, but I don’t watch near as much tv as I used to so I miss most of them. Hope your day is great Helen! 😀

        October 14, 2010 at 8:06 am

  2. I rarely get to see movies, but Bonnie and Helen, you have both made me want to see this one. Thank you for sharing.

    October 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      Oh Carol Ann… if you see it I guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. It’s in the ranks of greatest movies of all time, and that’s not just coming from me. I actually have sat here watching other youtube videos for almost an hour now, some I’ve wanted to post – but I don’t want to ruin any part of such a fantastic movie since you’ve not seen it. I’m sure your dear hubby would love it too! It’s definitely worth renting purchasing. 🙂

      October 12, 2010 at 6:49 pm

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