Movie Wisdom – Robert De Niro Edition

1 Oct

My stepdaughter saw The Intern and came home talking about how much she liked it. As she talked, I wondered if she had ever seen a Robert De Niro movie before. As we older folks know, he has appeared in some great films.

I do not know if I will see The Intern, but I have seen a lot of his movies. With that in mind, I figured that we should look into those movies and see what words of wisdom we can find.De Niro

From Bang the Drum Slowly

Everybody knows everybody is dying; that’s why people are as good as they are.

From The Godfather: Part II

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.

Good health is the most important thing. More than success, more than money, more than power.

From The Deer Hunter

When a man says no to champagne, he says no to life.

From The Untouchables

Never stop fighting till the fight is done.

If you’re afraid of getting a rotten apple, don’t go to the barrel. Get it off the tree.

From Goodfellas

Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.

From Cape Fear 

If you hold on to the past, you die a little each day.

Every man has to go through hell to reach paradise.

From Casino

When you love someone, you’ve gotta trust them.

Take chances and drive fast.

From Heat

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

From Ronin

Whenever there is any doubt, there is no doubt.

Either you’re part of the problem or you’re part of the solution or you’re just part of the landscape.

There is something outside yourself that has to be served.

Everyone’s your brother until the rent comes due.

All good things come to those who wait.

At the end of the day, we are likely to be punished for our kindnesses.

From The Good Shepherd

Everything is a secret.

Friends can be enemies, and enemies friends.

You have to look behind the words to understand their meaning.

From Silver Linings Playbook

The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday.


8 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Robert De Niro Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 1, 2015 at 02:04 #

    I love when kids discover stuff we grew up with. Like The Beatles. I remember when my granddaughter “discovered” them.

    • Rick October 1, 2015 at 02:27 #

      The good stuff should be multigenerational.

  2. El Guapo October 1, 2015 at 02:17 #

    From Midnight Run
    No, I’m a ballet dancer. Didn’t your mother ever teach you not to shoot at people?

    A much better play on De Niro typecasting than Analyze This ever was.

    • Rick October 1, 2015 at 02:27 #

      I’ve never seen Midnight Run. It’s on the list of things to do.

      • Andrew Petcher October 1, 2015 at 06:50 #

        You must see Midnight Run. I rate it one of his best.

      • Rick October 1, 2015 at 11:40 #

        Then, I will definitely see it.

  3. spearfruit October 1, 2015 at 16:34 #

    Many good movies from this great actor. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Rick October 1, 2015 at 17:17 #

      He made some good ones, and I need to see more of them.

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