A collection of various quotes from the movie, Waking Life. The movie is about a man who goes about meeting many different people and discussing the possible meanings and reasons to life and the universe. Enjoy these quotes!
They say that dreams are only real as long as they last. Couldn’t you say the same thing about life?
On really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion. – Speed Levitch
When it was over, all I could think about was how this entire notion of oneself, what we are, is just this logical structure, a place to momentarily house all the abstractions. It was a time to become conscious, to give form and coherence to the mystery, and I had been a part of that. It was a gift. Life was raging all around me and every moment was magical. I loved all the people, dealing with all the contradictory impulses – that’s what I loved the most, connecting with the people. Looking back, that’s all that really mattered. – Woman at Restaurant
The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything. – Guy Forsyth
Creation seems to come out of imperfection. It seems to come out of a striving and a frustration and this is where I think language came from. I mean, it came from our desire to transcend our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. And it had to be easy when it was just simple survival. Like you know, “water.” We came up with a sound for that. Or saber tooth tiger right behind you. We came up with a sound for that. But when it gets really interesting I think is when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things that we’re experiencing. What is like… frustration? Or what is anger or love? When I say love, the sound comes out of my mouth and it hits the other person’s ear, travels through this byzantine conduit in their brain through their memories of love or lack of love, and they register what I’m saying and they say yes, they understand. But how do I know they understand? Because words are inert. They’re just symbols. They’re dead, you know? And so much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It’s unspeakable. And yet you know, when we communicate with one another and we feel that we have connected and we think that we’re understood I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling might be transient, but I think it’s what we live for. – Kim Krizan
We have got to realize that we’re being conditioned on a mass scale. Start challenging this corporate slave state. – Alex Jones
The worst mistake that you can make is to think you’re alive when really you’re asleep in life’s waiting room. – Guy Forsyth
What you do makes a difference. We should never simply write ourselves off and see ourselves as the victim of various forces. It’s always our decision who we are. – Philosophy Professor
The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. –
Boat Car Guy
…and as we all know, fun rules. – John Christensen
A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage from which to view this experience. And where most consider their individual relationship to the universe, I contemplate relationships of my various selves to one another. – Man on Television
Thanks for reading. If you haven’t seen Waking Life and you like deep, philosophical conversation, I’d recommend checking it out.
Enjoy these Funny Movie Quotes!
I have nipples, Greg. Could you milk me?
Jack in Meet the Parents
Here’s the deal — I’m the best there is. Plain and simple. I wake up in the morning and I piss excellence.
Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights
She had hands as big as Andre the Giant, and she had an Adam’s apple as big as her balls.
Andy in 40 Year Old Virgin
What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole… wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing. How ’bout we get you in your p.j.’s and we hit the hay.
Ron Burgundy in Anchorman
There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Stupid is as stupid does.
Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump
The first time I set eyes on Mary Swanson, I just got that old fashioned romantic feeling where I’d do anything to bone her.
Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber
When the world slips you a Jeffrey, stroke the furry wall.
Aldous Snow in Get Him to the Greek
When life gives you lemons, just say ‘F*ck the lemons,’ and bail.
Surf Teacher in Forgetting Sarah Marshall
More funny movie quotes…
When I first came here, this was all swamp. Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but I built in all the same, just to show them. It sank into the swamp. So I built a second one. That sank into the swamp. So I built a third. That burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp. But the fourth one stayed up. And that’s what you’re going to get, Lad, the strongest castle in all of England.
King on the Swamp Castle in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
If I’m not back in five minutes… wait longer!
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome. Then, of course, you spoke.
As Good As It Gets
Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahh lost some people this week and ah, we sorta need to play catch up.
Bill Lumbergh in Office Space
I happen to know everything there is to know about maple syrup! I love maple syrup. I love maple syrup on pancakes. I love it on pizza. And I take maple syrup and put a little bit in my hair when I’ve had a rough week. What do you think holds it up, slick?
Jeremy in Wedding Crashers
Still, things could be a lot worse. Oh, that’s right… I’m falling to my death. Guess they can’t.
In Kazakhstan we have many hobbies: disco dancing, archery, rape, and table tennis.
I tell you, the real winner today is the city of Portland. Every time I come here it gets harder to leave. I bet you put something to the water…
Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore
God, you’re gonna remember this for the rest of your life. Can’t believe you’ve never been cow tipping before.
Tommy in Tommy Boy
When my brothers and I played cowboys and Indians, I was always the Chinese railroad worker.
Sheldon in Death to Smoochy