Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Second Hand Lions


I watched a movie that sort of summed me up although it was a story about a young boy coming of age. He was receiving part of the 'What every young man needs to know speech' from his uncle. I'd seen the movie years ago, and loved it then. Has Robert Duvall ever been in a bad movie?
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Anyways, the uncle prefaces his speech with "It doesn't matter if something is true or not. If you want to believe in it, well, go ahead and believe in it." And he tells his nephew this: "Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most.
That people are basically good.
That honour, courage and virtue mean everything.
That power and money...money and power mean nothing.
That good always triumphs over evil.
And I want you to remember this...that love, true love never dies.
Remember that boy...remember that.
Doesn't matter if it is true or not, a man should believe in those things,
because those are the things worth believing in. Got that?"
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I believe that a woman should believe in the same things.
I do.
Even when these things don't seem to be true at all.
Especially then.
How can you deal with life's rough patches if you have no faith or optimism?

2 comments:

PaintedPromise said...

oh i LOVED that movie!!!!!

and i agree with you!!!!!

Mikey said...

Amen to that. And I loved that movie too. It never got enough press, but it was good. No, Robert Duvall has never been in a bad movie. The man is amazing.