I had an interesting conversation today about the relative value of quotes from literature vs. film. Most know I am a film fanatic, but I am curious what others think. Is the written word more valuable than the written word spoken by an actor? Some examples from both literature and film.
1. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
3. To be or not to be, that is the question…
4. Fredo, you’re nothing to me now. You’re not a brother, you’re not a friend.
5. You’re gonna need a bigger boat.
6. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
7. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!
8. You talkin’ to me? Well, who the hell else are you talkin’ to?
9. In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth,
10. …Bond. James Bond.
A couple of quick quotes, but thoughts? Are some more important than others?