Favorite Speeches

You must never give in to despair. Allow yourself to slip down
that road and you surrender to your lowest instincts. In the darkest
times, hope is something you give yourself. That is the meaning of inner
strength. (Uncle Iroh)

I’m in all of it. I’m the darkness and the light,
I’m the sunshine and the storm. Yes, you’re right,
I was there in her laugh, but I’m also here now in your pain.
I’m the reason for everything. I am the only “why.” (Love, Collateral Beauty)

Imagine you’re on your deathbed and standing around your bed are the
ghosts representing your unfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you
never acted on. The ghosts of the talents you didn’t use. And they’re
standing around your bed. Angry. Disappointed. Upset. I came to you
because you could have brought us to life they say. And now we go to
the grave together. So I ask you today: How many ghosts are going to
be around your bed when your time comes? (Denzel Washington)

Only in darkness are we revealed. Goodness is not goodness that seeks
advantage. Good is good in the final hour, in the deepest pit, without
hope, without witness, without reward. Virtue is only virtue in
extremis. (Doctor Who)

Tyger Tyger, burning bright, 
In the forests of the night; 
What immortal hand or eye, 
Could frame thy fearful symmetry (William Blake)