From Jedi guru Yoda to Philip Seymour Hoffman’s legendary rock journalist Lester Bangs in Almost Famous, here’s 21 life-changing pieces of advice from the movies…
"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering." Yoda - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
"The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you."
Bob Harris - Lost in Translation (2003)
"When fortune smiles on something as violent and ugly as revenge, it seems proof like no other, that not only does God exist, you're doing His will."
The Bride - Kill Bill (2003)
"If you’re good at something, never do it for free."
The Joker - The Dark Night (2008)
"It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever."
David St. Hubbins - This is Spinal Tap (1984)
"There's enough religion in the world to make men hate each other, but not enough to make them love."
Louis Cyphre - Angel Heart (1987)
"We don't know how far the ripples of our decisions go."
Fox – Wanted (2008)
"If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
Marty McFly - Back to the Future (1985)
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
Gandhi - Gandhi (1982)
"You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."
Tyler Durden - Fight Club (1999)
"Let me tell you something. There's no nobility in poverty. I've been a poor man, and I've been a rich man. And I choose rich every fucking time."
Jordan Belfort - The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
"A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man."
Vito Corleone - The Godfather (1972)
"All I have in this world is my balls and my word. And I don’t break 'em for no one."
Tony Montana - Scarface (1982)
"There are opportunities in life for gaining knowledge and experience. Sometimes it is necessary to take a risk."
Frank Booth - Blue Velvet (1986)
"Ism's in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an ism, he should believe in himself."
Ferris Bueller - Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
"The older you get, the more rules they are going to try and get you to follow."
David Wooderson - Dazed And Confused (1995)
"It's better to help people than garden gnomes."
Amélie - Amélie (2001)
"If you wanna rock, you gotta break the rules. You gotta get mad at the man!"
Dewey Finn - School Of Rock (2003)
"There's nothing wrong with letting the girls know that you're money and that you want to party."
Trent Walker - Swingers (1996)
"You're your problem...and you're also your solution."
Megan Price - Bridesmaids (2011)
"Music, you know, true music - not just rock'n'roll - it chooses you. It lives in your car, or alone, listening to your headphones, you know, with the vast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain."
Lester Bangs - Almost Famous (2000)