Between the idea and the reality. Between the motion and the act. Falls the Shadow.Paul Spector, The Fall
Engagement can be a commitment to love or a declaration of war. One must enter every battle without hesitation, willing to fully engage the enemy until death do you part.Amanda Clarke, Revenge
A person's true identity can often be difficult to discern, even to themselves, causing one to question their character, their calling, their very existence. For most, time provides clarity, but for others, these questions remain unanswered for an identity cannot be fully defined when it is a guarded secret.Amanda Clarke, Revenge
Over the years we do some things, some good, some bad. Decisions that help one person can hurt another. In the end, we make sacrifices, live with them. Things happen sometimes that are out of our control.Michael Franks, NCIS
Upon the passing of Roger Ebert today people have taken countless approaches to memorializing a man that they so eagerly and comfortably welcomed into their living rooms for years. Some have found comfort in his acceptance of mortality. Some choose to remember how eloquently he spoke on a wide range of topics. Some still gain pleasure from how mercilessly he ripped terrible films. Some highlight his perseverance through illness and ability to reinvent himself through emerging technology. Some relive their personal connections and interactions with him. And yet some see it as a cruel reminder that the voices that shape our culture are only temporary.
For me it’s been a reminder of the importance of friendship. After Gene Siskel’s passing in 1999 Roger soldiered on with his career as a critic in print, online and on TV with Richard Roeper. But he will always be intrinsically linked to Siskel. And it was easy to see why. They were great friends. It was not always sunshine and rainbows as anyone who followed them knows. At times you wondered if they really even liked each other at all. But they never doubted their relationship. I love watching this clip of outtakes from one show. One undeniably overweight, and the other with a speech impediment, both ribbing each other mercilessly about the others flaw. They both just sit there and take it. And laugh
We should all be so fortunate to have friends like Roger and Gene.
Lesser people than you have done more difficult things than this.Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon
When you sit back and let your reputation be destroyed. You go down in history as a frozen whore.Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler