”AmpIe make this bed.
Make this bed with awe.
I’II wait tiII judgement break.
ExceIIent and fair.
Be its mattress straight.
Be its piIIow round.
Let no sunrise yeIIow noise…
interrupt this ground”.
Sophie’s Choice, 1982
“Diego – Aren’t they the same creature?
Trotsky – Yes, but not exactly. Of course they are both monsters, but Hitler at least is a madman with a vision.
Diego- Vision? He’s insane!
Trotsky – Of course he is insane, but he has the ability to mobilize the people’s minds, whereas Stalin, he’s… he is so dull. There is the brutality, but when you get right down to it, Stalin is nothing but a bureaucrat, and that is what is smothering our revolution. They are the same, but only in that the insanity of power has overruled them. And between them, they will consume the continent. Madness.”
“Can you think of any human being that would for any reason not put his name on “Hamlet”? ”
The Gambler, 2014
“What did the Emperor Vespasian say on his deathbed?
He said, “Dear me, I think I am becoming a God”. If I can’t die knowing that I’ll be remembered, I won’t try to be remembered. One novel and out. If you want to learn creative writing you can go down the hall and find seven people who want to do it and CAN’T.”
The Gambler, 2014
I’m sorry. Could we stop for a moment?
Briony Tallis, I’d like to talk now about your new novel, Atonement, which comes out in a few days to coincide with your birthday. It’s your twenty-first novel…
– It’s my last novel.
-Oh, really? Are you retiring?
– I’m dying. My doctor tells me I have something called vascular dementia, which is essentially a continuous series of tiny strokes. Your brain closes down, gradually you lose words, you lose your memory, which for a writer is pretty much the point. So that’s why I could finally write the book, I think. I had to. And why, of course, it’s my last novel. Strangely enough, it would be just as accurate to call it my first novel. I wrote several drafts as far back as my time at St Thomas’ Hospital during the War. I just couldn’t ever find the way to do it.
– Because the novel is autobiographical, is that right?
-Yes, entirely. I haven’t changed any names, including my own.
-And was that the problem?
-No. I had, for a very long time, decided to tell the absolute truth. No rhymes, no embellishments. And I think… You’ve read the book, you’ll understand why. I got first-hand accounts of all the events I didn’t personally witness, the conditions in prison, the evacuation to Dunkirk, everything. But the effect of all this honesty was rather pitiless. You see, I couldn’t any longer imagine what purpose would be served by it. By what? Sorry. Served by honesty? By honesty. Or reality. Because, in fact, I was too much of a coward to go and see my sister in June, 1940. I never made that journey to Balham. ROBBIE: Do you have any idea what it’s like in jail? BRIONY: So the scene in which I confess to them is imagined. CECILIA: He sleeps so deeply. BRIONY: Invented. ROBBIE: How old do you have to be to know the difference between right and wrong? BRIONY: And, in fact, could never have happened. Because Robbie Turner died of septicaemia at Bray-Dunes on June the first, 1940, the last day of the evacuation. Cheerio, pal. And I was never able to put things right with my sister, Cecilia, because she was killed on the 15th of October, 1940, by the bomb that destroyed the gas and water mains above Balham tube station. So… My sister and Robbie were never able to have the time together they both so longed for, and deserved. And which, ever since, I’ve… Ever since I’ve always felt I prevented. But what sense of hope, or satisfaction, could a reader derive from an ending like that? So, in the book, I wanted to give Robbie and Cecilia what they lost out on in life. I’d like to think this isn’t weakness or evasion, but a final act of kindness. I gave them their happiness.
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.”
I saw men die for Deus! They were on fire with their faith!
Faith in the wrong god! Their god, not ours! And where does our church…your church…consign believers in the wrong God? Your martyrs may have been on fire, Father, but it was not with faith.
No! I saw them die! Those people did not die for nothing!
Indeed not. They’re dying for you.”
“I have a use for you..”
“Wasn’t it Oppenheimer who said that any man whose mistakes take 10 years to correct is quite a man? Mine have taken 35.
Now, that is the gun you used to kill Arnold.
You were always drawn to it, so I had Bernard leave it somewhere where you would find it.
Thought you might want it back.
You’re probably right, Dolores.
Michelangelo did tell a lie.
See, it took 500 years for someone to notice something hidden in plain sight.
It was a doctor who noticed the shape of the human brain.
The message being that the divine gift does not come from a higher power but from our own minds.
Tell me, Dolores, did you find what you were looking for? And do you understand who you will need to become if you ever want to leave this place? “
West World S01.E.10, 2016
“DMITRI- It’s all nobody’s fault. Everybody is guilty of something. It’s
all everyone’s fault. But even if we confess, the law says
confession is not proof of guilt. You’re innocent until proven
otherwise. But who’s going to prove anything? And to
LILIA-Do you believe in God?
DMITRI-What’s all this talk of God? I’m a lawyer. I believe in facts.”
“NIKOLAI-Hello there, Father Vasily.
And so, where’s your God of Mercy?
PRIEST-My God is with me. But I don’t know where yours is. Who
do you pray to? I never see you in church. You don’t fast,
receive communion or go to confession…
NIKOLAI-You mean to say that if I had lit your candles and bowed in
prayer, everything would have turned out differently for me?
Maybe I should start now before it’s too late? Maybe my
wife will rise from the dead? Maybe I’ll get my home back?
Or is it too late?
PRIEST-I don’t know. God moves in mysterious ways.
NIKOLAI-(laughing)You don’t know? And you tell me to go to church. Don’t youknow anything at all?”
“Strangle what’s respectable. You want me to respect the law, then
make the law respectable.”
“EMILY WILDING DAVISON’S DEATH WAS REPORTED ACROSS THE WORLD. IT DREW GLOBAL ATTENTION TO THE FIGHT FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS. IT WAS A FIGHT THAT LED TO THE IMPRISONMENT OF MORE THAN A THOUSAND BRITISH WOMEN.
IN 1918 THE VOTE WAS GIVEN TO CERTAIN WOMEN AGED OVER 30.
Not: Atatürk’ün bize verdiği haklardan vazgeçmeye hazır olan kadınlarımıza ithaf olunur..
1912 Londra’da kadınlar oy hakkı istediği için üç ayrı erkek politikacının lafları bunlar film böyle başlıyor…
“Women do not have the calmness of temperament or the balance of mind
to exercise judgement in political affairs If we allow women to vote, it will
mean the loss of social structure. Women are well represented by their
fathers, brothers, husbands.Once the vote was given, it would be impossible to stop at this. Women would then demand the right of becoming MPs, cabinet ministers, judges.”
(Londra, 1912 )
“Steve Wozniak: What do you do? You’re not an engineer. You’re not a designer. You can’t put a hammer to a nail. I built the circuit board! The graphical interface was stolen! So how come ten times in a day I read Steve Jobs is a genius? What do you do?
Steve Jobs: Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.”
Steve Jobs, 2015
What’s been wrong with me for nineteen years. I have been a witness, and I tell you I’ve been complicit. I love you, Steve. You know how much. I love that you don’t care how much money a person makes; you care what they make. But what you make isn’t supposed to be the best part of you. When you’re a father… that’s what’s supposed to be the best part of you, and it’s caused me two decades of agony. Steve… that it is for you… the worst. It’s a little thing… it’s a very small thing. Fix it. Fix it now or you can contact me at my new job working anywhere I want.”
Steve Jobs, 2015
“This city, these people, making the rest of us feel like we don’t
belong. But they’re no better than us. Look how they treat their
children. Mark my words, Mr. Rezendes, if it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.”
” -I guess you just don’t realize how clueless the system really is! Yes, there’s some shady shit going down! But trust me, it’s fueled by stupidity! Look at yourselves! You know you passed yourselves off as cynical people but…
-You still have some faith in the system don’t you?
-I don’t well, except for Vinnie! Who gives a shit? No way! Look! Either we’re right, or we’re wrong in a giant, giant way! And if we’re wrong then we gotta find someone to help us get out of this trade I’m not feeling remotely confident that we’re right and, and… if we’re wrong who’s gonna tell us? Who understands this stuff? It makes no sense! I think we need to go to Vegas!”
The Big Short, 2015
“Sometimes answers lead you to more questions…” Fringe- 4. sezon
“Does the law not have a duty? Does the Bench and Parliament not have a duty to uphold and create the laws that progress our morality, not retard it? If not to protect us from others, then to protect us from ourselves. Laws that allow us to diminish the humanity of anybody are not laws. They are frameworks for crime. And quite frankly, I really do not care if you as an individual are without character or conscience. But a land whose laws sanction, not control, the barbarous among its citizens, that is a country whose hope is lost.”