Tyler Jorgenson

One Entrepreneur's Journey To Find Greatness


The Curious Quotes From Benjamin Button

We just finished watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and I must say I was surprisingly pleased. After seeing the previews I thought it might end up being another Meet Joe Black for Brad Pitt. The movie had a great story line that was able to keep a good pace despite the lack of action and adventure. The tempo of the movie seemed seemed to echo the fact that a story was being told and that a life was being reviewed. Some movies I will forget, this one will remain with me.

Here are some of the highlight quotes that made me:

Think about moving forward

Captain Mike: You can be as mad as a mad dog at the way things went. You could swear, curse the fates, but when it comes to the end, you have to let go.

Laugh out loud

Dr. Rose: Where’d he come from?
Queenie: My sister’s child. From Lafayette. She had an unfortunate adventure. The poor child, he got the worst of it. Come out white.

Consider the opportunities

Benjamin Button: Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss.

Be grateful for the future

Benjamin Button: [Voice over; letter to his daughter] For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.

I’ve been told that I don’t watch movies the way that most people do. Generally when I’m watching a good film I am dissecting the psychological motives and emotional underpinnings of the characters. I get involved in the character development and the story line and connect emotionally with the way the events effect the characters. This movie provided a lot of fodder for a guy like me. There was a lot to consider. To avoid writing an exhaustive list I will simply say that I was moved by the main characters desire to experience life and care for those he loved. He seldom considered his financial stature, perhaps because he had a better understanding than most of us that when you’re old all that matters is the sum of the points of views you have gathered and the total of the experiences to which you’ve been privy.

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