Movie Wisdom – Angelina Jol…Wait, Jon Voight Edition

21 Nov

Today, I read that Angelina Jolie is thinking about retiring. Certainly, she has many items on her plate. There is her new marriage to Brad Pitt along with her role as one of Hollywood’s ambassadors to the world. As soon as I read the news, I thought that there must be some wisdom within her works.

I was wrong. Well, I was not completely wrong. There was some wisdom in a few of her movies, but I could not find enough to make a decent blog post. Then, the decision was made to go with a backup plan.

We will look into the movies of her father, Jon Voight, and see what wisdom can be discovered.Jon Voight

From Midnight Cowboy

Well, if it’s free, then I ain’t stealin’.

It just ain’t right cheatin’ from a pregnant lady.

Make your old grandma proud.

The two basic items necessary to sustain life, are sunshine and coconut milk.

From Deliverance

Sometimes you have to lose yourself ‘fore you can find anything.

 From The Champ

You don’t have to live with someone to love them.

From Heat

I say what I mean, and I do what I say.

From Mission: Impossible

Anonymity is like a warm blanket.

Computers are a bitch.

From Anaconda

There’s a devil inside everyone.

From Pearl Harbor

There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.

A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.

From Ali

Free ain’t easy.

From National Treasure

Those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.

Cooperation only lasts as long as the status quo is unchanged.

You know the key to running a convincing bluff? Every once in a while you got to be holding all the cards.

From Glory Road

Nobody can take something away from you that you don’t give them.

From National Treasure: Book of Secrets

A man has only one life time. But history can remember you forever.

Yep, there is a bit of wisdom within the works of Jon Voight. He should speak to his daughter about doing the same thing.

8 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Angelina Jol…Wait, Jon Voight Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong November 21, 2014 at 04:20 #

    I didn’t know Jon Voight was her father — AND I didn’t know she had married Brad Pitt. I am very out of touch.

    • Rick November 21, 2014 at 04:21 #

      We learn something new every day.

  2. Andrew Petcher November 21, 2014 at 09:55 #

    Can I presume to make a contribution – “You do what you have to do, I’ll do what I have to do. Whatever happens, happens.” – Runaway Train.

    • Rick November 21, 2014 at 14:28 #

      I like that one. Looks like there needs to be another movie on my viewing list.

      • Andrew Petcher November 21, 2014 at 14:48 #

        I watched it on TV just last week. On one level it is a nasty violent film but scratch the surface and it is quite moralistic. Worth a watch!

  3. jcalberta November 22, 2014 at 07:26 #

    Today Angie officially announced her retirement from acting. Quite a career. I’m sure she’ll still get offers.

    • Rick November 22, 2014 at 14:48 #

      She might be like a boxer. They retire over and over.

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