“Defending Your Life” quotes(1991)
Plot – Daniel Miller, a young American advertiser, dies in a car accident with his brand-new car and ends up in Judgement City, where the deads live in luxurious hotels and eat free in the restaurants. To start the new life, the deads must undergo a kind of trial first and during his test Daniel meets Julia, a young woman who died due to a bad fall.
All actors – Albert Brooks, Michael Durrell, James Eckhouse, Gary Beach, Julie Cobb, Peter Schuck, Time Winters, Rip Torn, Sharlie Stuart, Beth Black, Clayton Norcross, James MacKrellshow all
“Defending Your Life” Quotes 25 quotes
“Sometimes in the middle of a lie I found that the bond would kick in... maybe squeeze a little truth out.”
“I'm sure your defender has explained all of the basics to you, but let me just say. Even though this feels like a trial, it really isn't. It's just a process that helps us decide, and as imperfect as it may be, we think it works quite well.”
“- Bob Diamond: For example, I use forty-eight percent of my brain. Do you know how much you use?
- Daniel Miller: Forty... seven?
- Bob Diamond: Three.”
- Lena Foster: You never lied to your father? Would you like me to show you at least 500 examples?
- Daniel Miller: I said "pretty much" never lied. I didn't say I never, ever lied.
“You have to lie sometimes... in an emergency. It doesn't mean the bond is affected. If you've got the bond the bond is always there, and if you have to lie occasionally you're not going to interfere with the bond. You know, the bond can wait for a little lie and... in the end it's there for you.”
“- Daniel Miller: I don't think it has anything to do with me, that's what worries me. I think you're doing it.
- Julia: What am I doing?
- Daniel Miller: I'm not sure. But I always read that you had to be ok with yourself first before you could be ok with another person. Now I feel ok with you. But I don't know how ok I was with myself before I...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Julia: The best hot dogs in Judgement City are supposed to be over by the Hall of Records.
- Daniel Miller: You really love this eating thing, don't you?
- Julia: To be able to eat as much as you want, never gain an ounce and feel great. Please.”
“What you're going to see on this screen, Mr. Miller, will look and feel so real to you you might be a little uneasy at first. But just relax. After a while, I think it will become pleasurable to you. They tell me it feels something like 3-D.”
“- Julia: We went to visit some friends for the weekend. Everybody wanted to go into town, but I wanted to stay at the house and go swimming. So I went outside, tripped over the chaise lounge, hit my head on the cement and rolled into the pool.
- Daniel Miller: What did the East German judge give you?”
“- Bob Diamond: There was one person you were really cheap with. Over and over again. I wish you'd been more generous with him.
- Daniel Miller: Who?
- Bob Diamond: You.”
“When you use more than 5 percent of your brain, you don't want to be on earth; believe me.”
“- Bob Diamond: Being from Earth, as you are, and using as little of your brain as you do, your life has pretty much been devoted to dealing with fear.
- Daniel Miller: It has?
- Bob Diamond: Well everybody on Earth deals with fear - that's what little brains do.”
“- Daniel Miller: Do children come here?
- Bob Diamond: Children don't have to defend themselves. When a child is taken, they automatically move forward. Isn't that nice?
- Daniel Miller: What about teenagers?
- Bob Diamond: Too much trouble. They go elsewhere. We tried for a while, but they damage the tupas.”
“- Julia: Do you have a hot tub in your room?
- Daniel Miller: No... why? Do you?
- Julia: No! No... it's more like a... it's not even really a hot tub. Y'know, really it just has holes in it...
- Daniel Miller: You don't have to protect my feelings. It's okay if you've got a got tub.
- Julia: Well then I do!”
“- Comedian: I'm sorry. How long were you in the coma?
- Arthur: I really don't know.
- Comedian: Let's play a game, Art. Elvis: living or dead?
- Arthur: Living.
- Comedian: Long coma, Art. Long coma.”
“- Daniel Miller: Is this Heaven?
- Bob Diamond: No, it isn't Heaven.
- Daniel Miller: Is it Hell?
- Bob Diamond: Nope, it isn't Hell either. Actually, there is no Hell. Although I hear Los Angeles is getting pretty close.”
“- Julia: I can't get you out of my mind.
- Daniel Miller: Tell me about it. You know these screenings are so tough for me. And yet when I see you I instantly feel ok.”