A quote on “do what your heart tells you” (from “Whisper of the Heart” (1995) / “Mimi wo sumaseba” (1995))

Göran Johansson - Different attitudes

There’s a quote in “Whisper of the Heart” (1995) / “Mimi wo sumaseba” (1995) which I like:

“All right, Shizuku, go ahead and do what your heart tells you. But it’s never easy when you do things differently from everyone else. If things don’t go well, you’ll only have yourself to blame.”

Thoughts on it?

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Memories and their great luck

Christian Kortum - Summertime memories

There’s a joke that a prostitute considers it to be great luck to have chosen this career, after graduating some difficult BA.

Un domn trecut de prima tinerețe, dar cu portofelul gras, agața la bar o tânără frumoasă. După puțin timp ajung în apartamentul domnișoarei. Până ce tânără se “pregătește”, domnul vrea să pună un CD pentru atmosferă. Pe raft: Brahms, Verdi, Ceaikowski etc….
– Vai, dragă, asemenea muzică asculți tu?!
– Ah, da, am uitat să vă spun că eu am absolvit Conservatorul.
Domnul se lăsă păgubaș cu muzica, dar vede cărțile din bibliotecă. Pe raft: Eliade, Goethe, Pușkin etc….
– Vai, dragă, asemenea cărți citești tu?!
– Ah, da, am omis să vă spun că am terminat și filologia.
– Păi, bine, fato, dar prostituata cum ai ajuns?!
– Ah, printr-un mare noroc!…

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I have some poor memories, times when I did wrong, times when I wasn’t treated as expected. Still, the good memories in my life are so important that they far outweigh the difficult times.

“How did you get those poor memories? Through luck – see, I have some poor, but also some very good memories!”.

I’m so lucky that I have some poor memories, which make the good memories really shine!

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IMDB ratings of a movie

Rami ™ - M for Movies

If you look at the grades of the movies on IMDb, most of the popular movies fall between 6 and 7.5. If it’s above that, it’s likely a good movie, if it’s below that, it’s likely a very poor one.

Sure, there are certain specificities to this: comedies don’t get good grades on IMDb, you’ll rarely see a comedy having a good grade.

Also, action-movies, more recently, especially if they have some special effects, tend to get high grades.

I prefer watching movies with a grade above 7, but don’t always do so.

Also, for the movies in IMDb Top 250, I prefer to see them again as time goes by. It’s one thing to see the Godfather when you’re 20, and another thing to see it again 20 years later.

When I grade a movie, I tend to give it a minimum 8, 10 if it’s highly good, a 9 if it impressed me somehow. Recently, I haven’t given grades below 8, and even if I do, not less than 7. I think that the movie creators deserver a bit of appreciation, even if I don’t agree with the ideas in a movie 100%.

I follow a similar principle on Goodreads, where I give most books 3/4 stars, and to the top books 5 stars.

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Dire à la montagne de transporter lui-même?

Michael E. - Blue Mountains

Il est un texte en Matthieu 17:20:

“Et Jesus leur dit: A cause de votre incredulite; car, en verite, je vous dis: si vous aviez de la foi comme un grain de moutarde, vous diriez à cette montagne: Transporte-toi d’ici là, et elle se transporterait; et rien ne vous serait impossible.”

Je ne connais pas l’explication officielle, mais j’ai rencontre dans ma vie des personnes qui ont fait si chose qu’elle apparaît d’être capable de transporter les montagnes.

Pour certains hommes, il apparaît que rien n’est pas impossible.

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