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The original phrase is by Friedrich Nietzsche, in his book Twilight of the Idols: From life's school of war: what does not kill me makes me stronger This means that every experience in life makes you a stronger, more rounded person. Joker's phrase is obviously a word play on this, as other answered have already identified, but to give some more reasons ...


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This quote is from the beginning of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, when Bilbo first meets Gandalf (a character much similar to Dumbledore in looks and demeanor) in front of his house: Bilbo: Good morning. Gandalf: What do you mean? Do you mean to wish me a good morning or do you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not? Or perhaps ...


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He is referring to the fact that he will become one with The Force - a technique only a handful of jedi have learned. As a 'spirit' he will continue to guide Luke, and thus become somewhat omniscient - subsequently becoming more powerful. You might say as an older man, he had become physically weak, but once bonded with the Force he becomes greater than ...


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Irina Spalko was a KGB operative communist working for the Soviet Union. She was attempting to obtain the Crystal Skull in order to give the USSR an advantage over the Americans. Ike was a nickname for President Dwight D. Eisenhower, staunch opponent of communism. "I like Ike" was one of his campaign slogans. From the screenplay: The barrel of Mac’s ...


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As noted in other answers, it's wordplay and emphasizes how strange the Joker himself is. But the literal meaning of the expression is also important; to me, it seems quite reasonable to assume that the Joker really does believe that traumatic experiences ("whatever doesn't kill you") can push people to extremes and cause them to abandon social norms ("makes ...


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It means exactly the opposite of your take on it. I think Arnold said "No Sport" to indicate that if she was unarmed, she would be too easy to kill; not sporting. If she was armed by picking up the gun, the Predator would consider her to be true sport, in a fairer fight. Here's a sound clip of a quote from Blade Runner that conveys the same message more ...


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The (co-)Creator of Bugs Bunny, Tex Avery, once said: We decided he was going to be a smart-aleck rabbit, but casual about it, and his opening line in the very first one was Eh, what's up, Doc? And, gee, it floored [the audience]! They expected the rabbit to scream, or anything but make a casual remark--here's a guy with a gun in his face! It got ...


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I just did a bit of digging on your behalf regarding this line, and there seems to be no concrete definition of it from any official source. That said, I found several interpretations along the way, including: 1) "You cannot wash away your sins."; 2) The blood is worn as a badge of merit on the blade; 3) The blood remains on the blade and not on your ...


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I think it's important to look at (one of) the Joker's origin stories. From The Killing Joke: You see it doesn't matter if you catch me and send me back to the asylum... [...] I've proved my point. I've demonstrated there's no difference between me and everyone else! All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the ...


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So far we don't know. All we do know is that Gustavo Fring immigrated from Chile to Mexico in 1986. What he did back in Chile and who he was remains a mystery. Hank investigated his past and couldn't find anything, leading him to suspect that the Pinochet regime (who ruled Chile at the time) were somehow responsible. Don Eladio's words seems to suggest that ...


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I am not sure that it is based on a specific event but 1972 was a very tense year in the British government: 2 separate states of emergency were declared due to striking Bloody Sunday The British Embassy in Ireland was burned down There was a very violent protest in Derry Aldershot was bombed with several people killed 2 British ships were sunk by ...


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(Caveat: no disrespect intended to the man or his family. All information below is personal opinion, and mostly about the artistic decisions of the movie makers.) You wrote: Q: “In the end when he is dying his last words are ‘Happiness is only real when shared.’" Not quite. He wrote that into some book (with “Moscow” and various Russian names in the ...


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I would say the focus of the ending of the movie should not be on Is it a mistake of the society or is it wrong to live a solitary life,rather on the fact what he actually said when dying i.e. "Happiness is only real, when shared". By this quote he meant, if you want to find happiness in life, you can't enjoy it alone. Share it with your friends and family ...


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As far as I can tell, it comes from The Untouchables film. Films According to searches at Subzin, The Untouchables was the first with this line, but has been emulated in at least 20 other films since 2000. The Untouchables (1987) 01:21:23 Brings a knife to a gunfight. The Target Shoots First (2000) 00:17:38 What are you doing, Max? Bringing a knife to a ...


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Well, I don't remember the scene exactly, but I'm pretty sure, that this was meant rather sarcastic. Latin is really not an easy language and has a rather complex grammar. Besides that it's not really spoken in everyday life anymore and only read from ancient texts or used in quite specialized contexts (law and medical terms, recitated prayers), but not ...


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But the phrase is not exclusive to Trainspotting. It comes from the Bible (Deuteronomy 30:19), and the design in the pictures you posted looks like the T-shirt popularized by the Wham! video for Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go in 1984 (you can see it from the very start): ...


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Could this be Man on the Moon (1999)? Andy Kaufman is being offered a job in a sitcom, and is talking about canned laughter (emphasis added): - I hate sitcoms, George. I've never liked them. [...] - And sitcoms are the lowest form of entertainment. - I mean, it's just stupid jokes and canned laughter! - You don't know why it's there, but it's ...


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Obi Wan learned a specific force technique from Qui-gon Jin that allows him, after death to retain communication with the living via the force. This partially explains Kenobi's comment. What Obi Wan is most likely referring to is the fact that if Vader kills him it will drive Luke to learn the force and take on the Empire. Obi Wan believes that since ...


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Well, I believe that this is attributed to many of the great civilizations decaying from within that contributed to the eventual fall of said civilization. There is a lot of evidence that the Maya empire was near the brink of collapse before the Spanish came (due to famine, overpopulation in specific cities, fighting among social classes, etc.). You can ...


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Straight from another site added in here for completeness... This quote was a reference to Martin Scorsese's film professor, Haig Manoogian, to whom the film was dedicated. The man died just before the film was released. Scorsese credits Manoogian with helping him "to see",


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Sherlock Holmes (2009) Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] Never theorize before you have data. Invariably, you end up twisting facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.


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No details were ever given in the show, but the implication was that Gus was part of the Pinochet government in Chile. See for confirmation this interview with the actor who played Gus: http://seriable.com/breaking-bad-giancarlo-esposito-reveals-gus-backstory-that-might-still-come-to-light/ which includes this: Gus was probably a guy who was a General ...


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The best explanation is the first one. Walt still doesn't want to admit that he constitutes a danger to the family (including his bother in law Hank). And he surely doesn't want to scare Skyler. Much as Walt might want to let Skyler know he did something to protect the family, he can't do this without revealing the depths to which he has already gone and the ...


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The first time Bugs uses the phrase is in the cartoon Wild Hare 1940. The rabbit walks up to Elmer Fudd who is hunting for him with a large gun and casually asks, “What’s up Doc?” Its their original phrase. May be inspired from What's up Phrase Which appears previously The phrase appears in Jack London's The Sea Wolf (1904), chapter 25 (-- ...


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The problem here is that the major is aiming at Chingachgook. The major may think he's one of the attackers running away. It's clear that he's aiming at Chingachgook because even after Chingachgook kills the only other Indian within the line of site of the Major, the Major keeps taking aim. Obviously HawkEye doesn't want Chingachgook shot, So since the ...


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TangoOversway -- You're right ! It is Sad Sack and here is the clip. The line is "Please, can I kill him now ?" I had rejected that because the image of Peter Lorre I had was a much younger, leaner version -- so I ruled out all movies after about '55. Perhaps this is not the only movie he said this line in... :)


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It's word play. "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger," is the familiar phrase. In the Joker's case he was hinting at the fact that his past troubles have messed him up.


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The Dictionary of American Slang defines this, and supplies just this line from Val Kilmer in Tombstone as an example of its usage."I'm your huckleberry" means "I'm just the man you're looking for!""I'm your huckleberry..." Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in TombstoneAlso, the podcast A Way With Words from Public Radio, is a call-in show about linguistics, and ...


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The quote both relates how, by the end of the film, Jake LaMotta has found his own peace; and as a tribute to Martin Scorsese's film teacher, Haig P. Manoogian. Filmsite's review of Raging Bull says: The final title commemorates Jake's "once I was blind and now I can see" salvation and new understanding: Final Title: So, for the second ...


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It's a common expression to say that if you're gonna try something, try your best or otherwise don't even bother. There are several theories on the Internet to explain the origin but nothing seems to point to specific quotes/song titles/...



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