Thursday, April 23

Life, In a Movie Quote

I am a movie person. And a movie quote person. I can find a quote for almost anything. No. That's not a challenge.

When I was looking up a meme to post with this, I found this quote by Nora Ephron..How great is that?

But, back to my movie quotes. I've been thinking about one from When Harry Met Sally a lot lately. Unfortunately, there wasn't a meme for it.

When Sally finds out her ex-boyfriend is getting married to the girl he started dating immediately after they split up, she cries, "She wasn't supposed to be the one. She was supposed to be the transitional one."

I've been thinking how that quote kind of applies to other areas of life. Like my job. Last summer, I left the company I'd worked eleven years for. It was the first job I'd had in twenty years after being a stay-at-home mom and daycare provider for many kids.

I spent July and August enjoying my summer. Then I got hired for a new store opening in Vancouver. And truth be told, I'd missed being in the public and putting a good day's work. But, a little over six months later, I'm thinking that this isn't my lifetime job--this is my transitional job. The job that got me through until I find my career job.

I think manuscripts can be like that sometimes, too. Maybe that's why a good many writers have a few started and stalled manuscripts in their files. But, like a relationship or a job, they teach us the skills we need to do better in our next attempt.

And in that vein, I quote Commander Taggert from Galaxy Quest. "Never give up. Never Surrender."

I think of that often. Two weeks ago, I decided to give Bix another shot and sent him off to a new Beta reader. I'm still waiting her comments, but since I opened that door, Bix has begun to talk to me again. And I think I'm working towards a solution to at least one of the problems one agent had with the manuscript. 

And finally, I close with one of my favorite go-to quotes from The Princess Bride. Because this just applies to life in general.

Have fun storming the castle!

PS--You're welcome, Kristi


  1. Yo, I love that last one! Since I'm NOT a movie person, I don't have any direct movie quotes, but I AM a quotes person and A. A. Milne is my favorite to quote from. So today I'll give you two.(1) You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes. (2) Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.

    Loved your quotes, Margie!

    1. A.A.Milne was genius! Love both of those.

  2. Great post, Margie! One of my favorite quotes is from A League of Their Own, when Tom Hanks says, "There's no crying in baseball"! I think that applies to life, in general. We do, sometimes, need to cry...but we need to know when to stop the crying and just get on with it.

    1. I just saw a tee-shirt with that quote on it. I agree--I think while, sometimes you need to cry, more often, you need to hike up your bootstraps and get on with life.

      I love that movie! One of my favorite quotes is, "This is our daughter, Dottie and our other daughter, Dottie's little sister." LOL

  3. “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”
    ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Actually, I think that's the book version, but still!