20 Proverbs The Movies Taught Us

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There are lots of lessons we can learn from life.

It’s either that, or we can let screenwriters learn those lessons for us, and get actors to articulate them for us, better than we probably ever could.

Thousands of fans have brought attention to the following life lessons from movies, and made them a part of our modern culture.

We could go even further and say that they are a part of humanity’s quest for higher knowledge (but we don’t want to be pretentious).

With no evaluation of the legitimacy of their claims, let’s take a moment to reflect on some proverbs we’ve learned from movies.

1. “You Either Die A Hero, Or You Live Long Enough To See Yourself Become The Villain”

– Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight

This one is really cool in terms of the way it foreshadows Dent’s transformation into Two Face, later claimed by Batman.

What I think is important to remember about what the phrase means is that bad guys are immortal. Or maybe we all at some point become bad. When you think about it, through our life journeys, we accumulate positive as well as negative energy and experiences are what eventually shape us.

If you do something meaningful and become a hero, it actually doesn’t matter how you die. What is important is the fact that we all make mistakes that could eventually make us villains. Whatever you do, it hurts somebody else.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have an orphanage to blow up.

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  • Miguel Vilhena

    “I have found this to be very true in my own life, which is why I have always strived to have no power.”

    You can only dogde so many times… :p

  • Nicolas Caiveau

    I’m sorry, but you didn’t put a pic from the right Spider-Man version ! 😮 “With great power comes great responsibilities” is from Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. You used a picture from Marc Webb’s Spider-Man ! 😮