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Poll: Mentor's Messages

There are many mentors in movies, with some of them having their special quotes about life. This list includes three great quotes from each mentor.

With whom of these mentors do you agree the most?

Discuss the list here!

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    Ian McKellen in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” - “Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
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    Marlon Brando in The Godfather (1972)

    "Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer" - “I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.” - “Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”
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    Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989)

    "Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." - "But only in their dreams can man be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be." - "Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, 'Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.' Don't be resigned to that. Break out!"
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    Patrick Stewart as Professor Charles Xavier

    ''Just because someone stumbles and loses their way doesn't mean they're lost forever'' - "A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings, and they may fly too close to the sun. Give them the power of prophecy, and they may live in fear of the future. Give them the greatest gift of all, powers beyond imagination, and they may think they are meant to rule the world." - ''Those with great power protect those without''
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    Brad Pitt in Fight Club (1999)

    ''The things you own end up owning you.'' - ''It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to anything.'' - ''If you died right now, how would you feel about your life?''
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    Michael Gambon in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

    “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” - “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - “Dark times lie ahead of us and there will be a time when we must choose between what is easy and what is right.”
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    Pat Morita in The Karate Kid (1984)

    “It’s ok to lose to opponent. It’s never okay to lose to fear" - "You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity." - “Never put passion in front of principle, even if you win, you’ll lose” -
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    Laurence Fishburne in The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

    “There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” - “The body cannot live without the mind.” - “I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.”
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    Frank Oz in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

    “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - “Wars not make one great.” - “Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.”
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    Jean Reno in Léon: The Professional (1994)

    ''Revenge is not a good thing, it's better to forget.'' - ''Don't talk like that about pigs. They're usually much nicer than people'' - ''How do you know it's love if you've never been in love before?''
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    Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (1997)

    ''Some people can't believe in themselves until someone else believes in them first.'' - You’ll never have that kind of relationship in a world where you’re afraid to take the first step because all you see is every negative thing 10 miles down the road.'' - ''Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.''
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    James Earl Jones and Jonathan Taylor Thomas in The Lion King (1994)

    ''Everything you see exists together in a delicate balance. As king, you need to understand that balance and respect all the creatures, from the crawling ant to the leaping antelope. When we die, our bodies become the grass, and the antelope eat the grass. And so we are all connected in the great Circle of Life.'' - ''Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.'' - ''Simba, let me tell you something my father told me. Look at the stars. The great kings of the past look down on us from those stars. So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.''
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    Chia-Hui Liu in Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)

    ''- It's the wood that should fear your hand, not the other way around. No wonder you can't do it, you acquiesce to defeat before you even begin.'' - ''Your Mandarin is lousy. It causes my ears great discomfort. You bray like an ass! You are not to speak unless spoken to.'' - '' If you want to eat like a dog, you can live and sleep outside like a dog. If you want to live and sleep like a human, pick up those sticks.''
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    Morgan Freeman in Se7en (1995)

    ''Hemingway once wrote, "The world's a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part.'' - ''You want to be a champion. Well, let me tell you. People don't want a champion. They want to eat cheeseburgers, play the lotto and watch television.'' - '' Even the most promising clues usually only lead to others.''
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    Burgess Meredith in Rocky (1976)

    ''Left handed fighters, they're the worst. They lead with their face mostly, trying to throw that big left. Right's no damn good. They ought to outlaw southpaws.'' - ''What's 'can't'? There ain't no 'can'ts'! There's no 'can'ts'' - ''Women weaken legs.''
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    Liam Neeson in Batman Begins (2005)

    ''When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.'' -''You cannot lead these men unless you are prepared to do what is necessary to defeat evil.'' - ''If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.''
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    J.K. Simmons in Whiplash (2014)

    '' There are no two words in the English language more harmful than "good job". - '' If you want the f......g part, earn it.'' - ''Listen, the key is to just relax. Don't worry about the numbers. Don't worry about what the other guys are thinking. You're here for a reason. You believe that, right?''
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    Michael Douglas in Wall Street (1987)

    ''The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good.'' - '' If you need a friend, get a dog.'' - ''The most valuable commodity I know of is information.''
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    Sean Connery in The Untouchables (1987)

    '' You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I'm offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?'' - ''You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson.'' - ''If you're afraid of getting a rotten apple, don't go to the barrel. Get it off the tree. Alternate - Welcome to Chicago.This town stinks like a whorehouse at low tide.''
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    Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games (2012)

    ''Gimme a chance to wake up, sweetheart. This mentoring is very... taxing stuff.'' - ''Embrace the probability of your imminent death, and know in your heart that there's nothing I can do to save you.'' - ''Nobody ever wins the games. Period. There are survivors. There's no winners.''
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    Philip Seymour Hoffman in Almost Famous (2000)

    ''Great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love.'' - ''The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you're uncool.'' - ''Music, you now, true music - not just rock n roll - it chooses you. It live in your car, or alone listening to your headphones, you know, with the cast scenic bridges and angelic choirs in your brain. It's a place apart from the vast, benign lap of America.''
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    Brad Garrett and Patton Oswalt in Ratatouille (2007)

    '' If you focus on what you left behind you will never see what lies ahead.'' - ''You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul. What I say is true - anyone can cook... but only the fearless can be great.'' - ''How can I describe it? Good food is like music you can taste, color you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savor it.''
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    Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins (1964)

    '' In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game'' - ''Practically perfect people never permit sentiment to muddle their thinking.'' - '' People who get their feet wet must learn to take their medicine.''
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    Vince Vaughn in Swingers (1996)

    '' Everybody steals from everybody, that's Hollywood.'' - ''You take yourself out of the game, you start talking about puppy dogs and ice cream and of course it's going to end up on the friendship tip.'' - ''There's nothing wrong with letting the girls know that you're money and that you want to party. Alternate - Ha ha ha Mike, laugh all you want but if you call too soon you might scare off a nice baby who's ready to party.''
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    Patrick Swayze in Point Break (1991)

    ''Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true.'' - ''If you want the ultimate, you've got to be willing to pay the ultimate price. It's not tragic to die doing what you love.'' - ''It's basic dog psychology, if you scare them and get them peeing down their leg, they submit. But if you project weakness, that promotes violence, and that's how people get hurt. Alternate - What's the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human spirit is still alive. Don't worry about this guy, okay? I know exactly what to do with him.''
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    Ingrid Bergman in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

    '' - If we don't fail sometimes, our successes won't mean anything. You must have courage. Don't give up.'' - ''You don't become a nun to run away from life, Patsy. It's not because you've lost something. It's because you've found something.'' - ''It isn’t what we acquire in life, is it? It’s what we give.''
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    Alicia Silverstone in Clueless (1995)

    ''Sometimes you have to show a little skin. This reminds boys of being naked, and then they think of sex.'' - ''Until mankind is peaceful enough not to have violence on the news, there's no point in taking it out of shows that need it for entertainment value.'' - ''Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good.''
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    Rip Torn in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

    ''If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.'' - '' If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge.'' - ''If you want to have dodgeball victory, you have to grab it by its haunches and you gotta hump it into submission.''

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