Paradoxes quotes

13 paradoxes quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “I'm talking about the classic paradox of time. Imagine, for example, I go back in time and meet my own grandfather. Long before he got married, before he had children. And we have an argument, and I kill him. Now if that happens, how am I ever going to be born? And if I can never be born, how can I go back in history and meet my very own...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Martin Sheen - Warren Lasky
    [Tag:paradoxes, time]
  • “I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

    Thomas Gibson - Aaron Hotchner
    [Tag:hurt, love, paradoxes]
  • “The Protagonist-I've been thinking, we're their ancestors. If they destroy us, won't that destroy them?
    Neil-That'd bring us to the grandfather paradox.
    The Protagonist-The what?
    Neil-You went back in time, and killed your own grandfather. How could you've been born to commit the act?
    The Protagonist-What's the answer?
    Neil-There's no...” (continue)
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    John David Washington - Protagonist
    Robert Pattinson - Neil
    [Tag:paradoxes, time]
  • “- Evey: Who are you?
    - V: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask.
    - Evey: Well I can see that.
    - V: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.”

    Natalie Portman - Evey
    Hugo Weaving - V
    [Tag:paradoxes, questions]
  • “We've talked about quarks and anti-neutrinos. But, what about people? It's quite a step from demonstrating that sub-atomic particles can travel backward through time to saying that people can. What would be the result of people traveling in time? For one thing, paradoxes become possible. Say you build a time machine, go back and murder your...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Daniel J. Travanti - Arnold Mayer
    [Tag:paradoxes, time, traveling]
  • “You built your time machine because of Emma's death. If she had lived, it would never have existed. So how could you use your machine to go back in time and save her? You are the inescapable result of your tragedy.”

    Jeremy Irons - Über-Morlock
    [Tag:death, paradoxes, tragedy]
  • “- Lord Caversham: I don't know how you stand society. A lot of damned nobodies talking about nothing.
    - Lord Arthur Goring: I love talking about nothing, father. It's the only thing I know anything about.
    - Lord Caversham: That is a paradox, sir. I hate paradoxes.”

    John Wood - Lord Caversham
    Rupert Everett - Lord Arthur Goring
    [Tag:paradoxes, society, talking]
  • “- Eva: You have, like, eighty million toothbrushes.
    - Albert: I do?
    - Eva: Yeah.
    - Albert: I only use one of them.
    - Eva: Then why don't you just throw the other ones out?
    - Albert: I don't know. Because they're my friends?”

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Eva
    James Gandolfini - Albert
    [Tag:familiarity, paradoxes, teeth]
  • “I go to a liver doctor and I pay him $50. And it don't help me. I go to an ulcer doctor. Same thing, except I pay him $75. But I go to some little cat up in a house somewhere and pay him $10 for a bag of shit and a little peace. My ulcers don't hurt, liver don't hurt. My heart trouble is gone. And this is the man I'm supposed to stay away from?...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Forest Whitaker - Charlie "Bird" Parker
    [Tag:doctors, drugs, paradoxes]
  • “Human beings, my friend, are a very complex paradox. Very, very dangerous. They don't want to be leaders, they want to be followers. I mean, they... they can't wait to find some nut, who they think is just wonderful, to tell them what to do.”
    Marlon Brando - Adam Steiffel
    [Tag:human nature, obedience, paradoxes]
  • “I was driving by and I recognized the car. I don't know how it happened... I don't know how it could have happened there were no other cars, there's nothing. And it's upside down in the middle of the road! It's that man who was just at your house! It's Dewitt! He's dead!”

    Trish Van Devere - Claire Norman
    [Tag:death, paradoxes]
  • “I think the three of us make a wonderful pair.”

    Chevy Chase - Nicholas Gardenia
    [Tag:companionship, paradoxes]
  • “Your family is the void you emerge from, and the place you return to when you die. And that's the paradox: the closer you're drawn back in, the deeper into the void you go.”
    Tobey Maguire - Paul Hood
    [Tag:family, paradoxes]