February 28, 2015

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw

[to the cops in the elevator]"How do you get those shirts so... stiff?"
— Luther Perkins (Dan John Miller), Walk the Line (2005)

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.
Charles Morgan

Ben-Hur (1959) (part 3 of 17)
  • Desiring as much authenticity as possible, real aristocrats were recruited to play patricians as guests at the party sequence. Among those utilized were Prince Emanuele Ruspoli, Count Marigliano del Monte, Duchess Nona Medici, and Prince Raimondo of Italy, Count Santiago Oneto of Spain, Prince and Princess Hohenlohe of Austria, Princess Irina Wassilchikoff of Russia, Baroness Lillian de Balzo of Hungary.
  • An infirmary was created especially for the filming of the dangerous chariot race scenes. However, in the end, very few injuries were actually sustained, most of them being sunburns.
  • [June 2008] Ranked #2 on the American Film Institute's list of the 10 greatest films in the genre "Epic".
  • William Wyler used to joke that it took a Jew to make the ultimate film about Jesus Christ.

  • The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • The largest crossword puzzle ever published had 2631 clues across and 2922 clues down. It took up 16 sq. feet of space.
  • The strangest crossword ever made was by a British writer Max Beerbohm in 1940. He called it the "Impossible Crossword" and issued warning to puzzlers so they do not go crazy trying to solve it, as the clues were nonsensical and the answers didn't exist.
  • George Washington is the only man whose birthday is a legal holiday in every state of the U.S as of a few years ago.

  • I am the ruler of shovels
    I have a double
    I am as thin as a knife
    I have a wife
    What am I?

    All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.

    “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.”

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