17 Smart Life Lessons From Iconic Movie Characters

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Here's a few smart tips and tricks from a handful of iconic movie characters over the years. Some real insight awaits.

1.) "Sometimes you have to bend with the breeze or you break." - Vin Tanner, The Magnificent Seven

2.) "When you go fishing you can catch a lot of fish, or you can catch a big fish. You ever walk into a guy's den and see a picture of him standing next to fourteen trout?" - Sean Parker, The Social Network

3.) "Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself." - Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

4.) "A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man." - Don Corleone, The Godfather

5.) “Life does not stop and start at your convenience.” - Walter Sobchak, The Big Lebowski

6.) "Sometimes the best way to deliver a punch is to step back... But step back too far and you ain't fighting at all." - Scrap, Million Dollar Baby

7.) "A gold medal is a wonderful thing. But if you're not enough without one, you'll never be enough with one." - Irv, Cool Runnings

8.) “Talent is luck. The important thing in life is courage.” - Isaac, Manhattan

9.) “If they can't start a meeting without you, well, that's a meeting worth going to, isn't it? And that's the only kind of meeting you should ever concern yourselves with.” - Buddy Ackerman, Swimming With Sharks

10.) “Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character.” - Winston Wolfe, Pulp Fiction

11.) “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” - The Joker, The Dark Knight

12.) "Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements." - Peter Gibbons, Office Space

13.) "Now, you listen to me, jerk-off, if you're not a part of the solution, you're a part of the problem." - John McLane, Die Hard

14.) “Losers are people who are so afraid of not winning, they don't even try.” - Edwin Hoover, Little Miss Sunshine

15.) “Never tell tales about a woman. No matter how far away she is, she'll always hear you.” - Doug Coughlin, Cocktail

16.) “Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere.” - Van Wilder, Van Wilder

17.) “It’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.” - David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap