10 wise and philosophical quotes by fictional characters

1.

"Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small every-day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." - Gandalf (wizard from J. R. R. Tolkien's novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings)

2.

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitute about the problem." - Captain Jack Sparrow (main protagonist in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series)

3.

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends." - Professor Albus Dumbledore (Headmaster of the wizard school Hogwarts in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series)

4.

"You are not your job. You are not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive. You are not the contents of your wallet." - Tyler Durden (violently anti-consumerist character from the movie Fight Club, played by Brad Pitt)

5.

"We must all make the choice between what is right and what is easy." - Professor Albus Dumbledore

6.

"You're never too old to be young." - Snow White (German fairy tale popularised worldwide by Walt Disney's 1937 film)

7.

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." - Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, though not a fictional character, gets an honourable mention here. He was an American writer and cartoonist, most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr Seuss)

8.

"Sooner or later you're gonna realise, just like I did... There's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." - Morpheus (character from The Matrix franchise, portrayed by Laurence Fishburne)

9.

"People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve." - Dr. Gregory House, M.D (Title character of the American medical drama House.)

10.

"If you focus on what you've left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." - Gusteau (a recently deceased chef from the movie Ratatouille)


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