Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A 'Treasure' of Quotes

From one of my children's and my favorite movies.

Ben Gates: A toast? Yes. To high treason! That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh!  my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and burned!
So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right... 
what they knew was right.
Ben Gates: Of all the ideas that became the United States, there's a line here that's at the heart of all the others. "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and provide new Guards for their future security."

Sadusky: The Templars and the Freemasons believed that the treasure was too great for any one man to have, not even a king. That's why they went to such lengths to keep it hidden.
Ben Gates: That's right. The founding fathers believed the same thing about government. I figure their solution will work for the treasure too.
Sadusky: Give it to the people.


Ben Gates: [paraphrasing Thomas Edison, about invention of light bulb] I didn't fail, I found 2,000 ways how not to make a light bulb; I only needed to find one way to make it work.

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1 comment:

Tango Juliet said...

I might have to watch this one even though Cage hasn't been in a good movie in years.