Naturally, over the years, these films and characters have spawned some quotes and had some moments that showed they were wise beyond their animated years. While I am sure I could list hundreds of iconic quotes from these films, I’ve somehow narrowed it down to just 15.
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“Ain’t no need to watch where I’m goin'; just need to know where I’ve been.” – Mater (Cars)
While said in his own way, Mater is just speaking his own brand of truth. As long as you have learned from where you have been and the things you’ve done, you will have an easier path ahead of you.
A close second for Mater was the popular “I’m happier ‘n a tornado in a trailer park!” Not much words of wisdom here, although if you’re happier than a tornado in a trailer park, you must be pretty damn happy.
“That might sound boring, but I think the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.” – Russell (Up)
When you are young, people often believe that their memories will be only of the big things and moments in their lives. However, as we age, it becomes clear that sometimes its the quiet moments that resonate the most.
“This is crazy. I finally meet my childhood hero and he’s trying to kill us. What a joke.” – Carl (Up)
Our heroes aren’t always everything we think they are. More importantly, we need to remember whether we view someone as a hero or not, they are still human, and therefore capable of having faults and issues just like everyone else.
“All right! We did not die today, I call that an unqualified success.” – Fear (Inside Out)
What can I say other than sometimes being an adult is dangerous? Well, that or our inability to feel like an adult is what’s dangerous. Something like one of those things. Some days putting on pants makes that day a success.
“Crying helps me slow down and obsess over the weight of life’s problems.” – Sadness (Inside Out)
Sadness is one of the most ingenious characters from any film in a long time. She is that nagging downtrodden voice in our head that is the darkest before the dawn. Those of us that are lucky, don’t struggle with her too much, but without her we could never know true joy and for that, we have something to be thankful.
“First rule of leadership: Everything is your fault.” – Hopper (A Bug’s Life)
I jokingly tell Dominick, who is a film director, this very thing. As a director, if your film is amazing, it’s because of the actors. If it sucks, it’s because of the director. Everything that goes wrong can and will be your fault if you’re the guy in charge. It works in every area of life. I guess what they say is true, with great power comes great responsibility.
What is your favorite Pixar moment? Be sure to leave a comment letting me know!