Movie Wisdom – Charlton Heston Edition

5 Oct

In the last post, I mentioned a character played by, among others, Charlton Heston. Then, I flipped through the channels and caught a few minutes of Will Penny, which stars Charlton Heston. If that is not a sign, then I do not know what a sign looks like. Obviously, it is time to check out words of wisdom from the movies of Charlton Heston.Charlton Heston

From The Greatest Show on Earth

When things go up, they must come down.

From The Ten Commandments

Ambition knows no father.

Nothing from some is more than gold from others.

A charging chariot knows no rank!

From The Big Country

Take a bath sometime.

You don’t shoot an unarmed man.

From Ben-Hur

Live your own life.

The world is more than we know.

A grown man knows the world he lives in.

From Will Penny

We don’t all have the same choices.

No self-respectin’ cowhand’d be caught dead milkin’ a cow!

From Planet of the Apes

Some apes, it seems, are more equal than others.

You can’t trust the older generation.

From The Omega Man

There’s never a cop around when you need one.

From Soylent Green

People were always rotten.

You’re bought as soon as they pay you a salary.

From Tombstone

Wearing that badge don’t make you right.

From True Lies

Seconds count.


11 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Charlton Heston Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong October 5, 2015 at 01:55 #

    Will Penny is arguably lucky Chucky’s best work. I met him, once. With Garry. At the premiere of Midway. It was a long time ago when the world and I were young. He was a really nice guy.

    • Rick October 5, 2015 at 02:24 #

      Sounds like another story for Garry to tell.

      • Marilyn Armstrong October 5, 2015 at 02:30 #

        I could tell this one. I was there. Actually, there are a few stories πŸ˜€

  2. Andrew Petcher October 5, 2015 at 07:23 #

    I thought he made a good Cardinal Richelieu in the Musketeer films and also General Gordon in Khartoum.

    • Rick October 5, 2015 at 13:58 #

      Looks like I need to watch those, too. I’ve never seen them.

      • Andrew Petcher October 5, 2015 at 14:25 #

        Khartoum is a slice of British history, I’m not sure it travels well!

      • Rick October 5, 2015 at 17:44 #

        As an old history guy, I still need to check it out.

  3. Bantering Ram October 6, 2015 at 11:35 #

    Those second and third lines from Ben Hur implies there’s no such things as a grown man πŸ˜›

    • Rick October 6, 2015 at 13:43 #

      I know some women who would agree with that.

  4. Manu Sudhakar Kurup October 7, 2015 at 12:31 #

    Khartoum is my favorite Charlton Heston film. πŸ™‚
    Next comes Will Penny and I even liked Soylent Green although the movie scared the hell out of me.

    • Rick October 7, 2015 at 15:27 #

      Everybody is talking about Khartoum. I need to see it.

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