Movie Wisdom – Robert Redford Edition

27 Jun

I have been listening to the Jeremiah Johnson soundtrack that I bought a while back. The music takes my mind to a peaceful place – kind of like the mountains where Jeremiah makes his way.

Listening to the music also makes me think about the movies that Robert Redford has made. There are a bunch of good ones that should be great places to hunt for some wise words. With that in mind, I looked for Movie Wisdom in Redford’s films.Roy Hobbs

Remember the rules. I must have seen the movie, but the quote can come from any character.

From Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Don’t ever hit your mother with a shovel.

Move in slowly, check out everything.

From Jeremiah Johnson

Elk don’t know how many feet a horse has!

Keep your nose in the wind and your eye along the skyline.

From The Way We Were

People are their principles.

From All the President’s Men

If you’re gonna do it, do it right.

From The Natural

Some mistakes you never stop paying for.

The only thing I know about the dark is you can’t see in it.

I believe we have two lives: the one we learn with, and the one we live with after that.

From Out of Africa

The Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road.

From Indecent Proposal

Some things are not for sale.

From The Horse Whisperer

Knowing is the easy part; saying it out loud is the hard part.


10 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Robert Redford Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 27, 2015 at 02:08 #

    I love all those movies. Every single one. The Natural and Jeremiah Johnson are both in Garry’s top ten … or maybe top five.

    • Rick June 27, 2015 at 02:21 #

      The Natural is awesome. Tell Garry that he should read the novel when he has some spare time.

      • Marilyn Armstrong June 27, 2015 at 02:54 #

        Of course he read the book. He was an English/Drama major. He has read almost as much as me, but has seen far more movies.

      • Rick June 27, 2015 at 05:17 #

        I should have known.

      • Marilyn Armstrong June 27, 2015 at 05:22 #

        He gets mad at me all the time because I don’t assume he reads books. So how would you know if I forget … and I ‘ve known Garry for more than 50 years.

  2. Andrew Petcher June 27, 2015 at 08:50 #

    You missed my favourite – “Do you think you used enough dynamite there Butch?”

    • Rick June 27, 2015 at 15:19 #

      There are a bunch of good lines in that movie.

  3. Paul Stroessner September 3, 2015 at 17:12 #

    A few years ago, we finally got an HDTV. Jeremiah Johnson was the first thing I ever watched on it. It was incredible to see in high def after having just a smaller plain tv

    • Rick September 3, 2015 at 18:41 #

      The scenery is the main character and can only be appreciated in the right format. I would love to watch it on the big screen.

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