Kirk Douglas, Actor

Kirk Douglas

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Raymond Thornton Chandler, writer (1888-1959)

“There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous.” – Raymond Thornton Chandler, writer (1888-1959)

From the movie `Frida.’ Screenplay by Clancy Sigal 2002

“I don’t believe in marriage. No, I really don’t! Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it’s a hostile political act. A way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative, religious nonsense. At best it’s a happy delusion: its two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they’re about to make each other. But when two people know all of that and decide, with eyes wide open, to face each other and get married anyway, well, then, I don’t think it’s conservative or delusional. I think it’s radical. And courageous. And very romantic.”

  — Ashley Judd as Tina Modotti (1896-1942), communist photographer, delivering a wedding toast, in the movie `Frida.’ Screenplay by Clancy Sigal 2002

George Clooney  as Captain Billy Tyne in “The Perfect Storm”

“The fog’s just lifting. Throw off your bow line; throw off your stern. You head out to South channel, past Rocky Neck, Ten Pound Island. Past Niles Pond where I skated as a kid. Blow your air-horn and throw a wave to the lighthouse keeper’s kid on Thatcher Island. Then the birds show up: black backs, herring gulls, big dumb ducks. The sun hits ya – head North. Open up to 12 – steamin’ now. The guys are busy; you’re in charge. Ya know what? You’re a goddamn swordboat captain. Is there any thing better in the world?”

George Clooney  as Captain Billy Tyne in “The Perfect Storm”