"The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it. It began with the forging of the Great Rings."-Galadriel in The Fellowship of the Ring
"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."-Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabahn
I read the Harry Potter series as an adult and was enchanted with the books from page one. I read the last 3 books over a two day span. I have absolutely loved what they have done with these movies on screen (except for Half Blood Prince-Mr. Director, what WERE you thinking?!). I have loved watching the characters grow up and think Daniel, Emma, and Rupert really brought Harry, Hermione and Ron to life in these films. I'm kind of sad the next movie will be the last.
"Sat in that jail, I sat in that jail til I near about done rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go somewhere and cain't. I know what it like to wanna sing... and have it beat out 'ya. I want to thank you, Miss Celie, fo everything you done for me. I 'members that day in the store with Miss Millie - I's feelin' real down. I's feelin' mighty bad. And when I seed you - I know'd there is a God. I know'd there is a God." Sofia from the Color Purple
This is such a sad story! Whoopi Goldberg was perfect as Celie and Oprah was perfect as Sofia. I haven't read the book or watched the movie in a long time and I need to do both soon.
"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti."-Hannibal Lecter
"Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call 'society'. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home."-Glenn Bateman
"If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, expands to new territory, and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously."-Dr. Ian Malcolm
"A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn't born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current."-Sayuri
"When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how my brothers and I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood. The happy childhood is hardly worth telling. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. And worse still is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood."-Frank McCourt
"I can't go on forever, and I really don't want to try. So who can I trust to run the factory when I leave and take care of the Oompa Loopa's for me? Not a grown up. A grown up would want to do everything his own way, not mine. So that's why I decided a long time ago that I had to find a child. A very honest, loving child, to whom I could tell all my most precious candy making secrets."-Willy Wonka
Resolution #1: Uggg - will obviously lose 20 lbs. #2: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket. Equally important: will find nice sensible boyfriend and stop forming romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, sexaholics, commitment-phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits, or perverts. Will especially stop fantasizing about a particular person who embodies all these things.-Bridget Jones
And there be my Top Ten Movie Adaptations! This list was a little more difficult than I thought it would be because in a lot of instances I've either seen the movie or read the book but not both.