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Q U O T A B L E : I love a good quote. Don't you? I have been jotting down quotes for as long as I can remember, or more specifically since I started keeping a journal in middle school. (Holy moly, that's a long time!) I was drawn to the quote by John Keats above for the beautiful sentiment, yes, but what really caught my eye was the hand lettering created by illustrator Marion Deuchars, which I found as I was reading the annual Hollywood issue of Vanity Fair. Deuchars' lettering is endearing and imperfect, like reading a letter from a friend. 

N O T A B L E : Speaking of Hollywood, the Oscars happened last Sunday. Did you watch? Were you cheering for anyone? Of the movies that were nominated, we managed to see Silver Linings Playbook and Argo. I was thrilled when Ben Affleck won for best picture. He has certainly come into his own since Good Will Hunting (still one of my favorite movies). Coincidentally, Good Will Hunting came out at the same time that I was living in Boston, which made me love the movie even more. Since we're speaking about quotes, my favorite from the movie:

"See, the sad thing about a guy like you is in 50 years you're gonna start doing some thinking on your own and you're gonna come up with the fact that there are two certainties in life. One, don't do that. And two, you dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a f***ing education you coulda got for a dollah fifty in late charges at the public library."

Remember that scene?


image source: John Keats' quote scanned from the March 2013 issue of Vanity Fair

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  1. I feel exactly the same way about Ben Affleck. I loved GWH, and I love Matt Damon too. It felt personal when Ben's career didn't take off the same way, and I'm so happy to see that he's come into his own. I still want to see so many of the movies from this year; we only saw Lincoln. Never enough time, is there? And I love that quote!

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  2. I do remember that scene; I only wish I'd remembered it before enrolling in graduate school.

    The hand lettering of that quote is just perfect. Only recently, I learned how to take my drawings and writing into Photoshop (I know!). There's something so personal about seeing quotes that are hand written as opposed to being in perfect fonts. Maybe it's because the imperfections are what make things interesting and beautiful.

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  3. I love Matt Damon too. Those two really need to pair up again on some kind of project. I hope Argo is the first of many amazing movies that is directed by Affleck. I wanted to see all the movies that were nominated, but you're right, never enough time (or baby sitters ;).

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  4. Hee-hee, I was at Emerson when I saw this movie. Oh, did you watch the Oscars? What do you call the people standing in the background that direct people off stage? Anyway, one of them was a graduate from Emerson.
    Oh, I'm liking that you've learned to put your drawings and writing into PS. Hope we get to see some of this magic on your blog.

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  5. i love quotes too and that is such a lovely one. i think i saw almost all the movies except silver lining playbook and lincoln, oh and amour - and i can't wait to see those ones too. it's been so long since i have seen GWH! but that is such a great quote. i do like ben affleck, i mean there were those "bennifer" days which kind of skewed my take on him for awhile but i just love how normal and humble he is. a fine, fine person, i think.

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  6. i'm a complete sucker for quotes & hand lettering too... just lovely! & for the first time ever i think we'd seen the majority of the oscar contenders {except silver linings playbook} before the ceremony... i loved argo so am glad it got best picture & i think ddl was amazing in lincoln... so, not too many surprises on the night, but all well-deserved! oscar fashion however, a whole other story!

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  7. I saw Good Will Hunting at too young an age the first time, I'm sure, but I will always be grateful to my parents for showing it to me. What a movie. Thank you for the reminder to re-watch it. (AND for the reminder to spend some time with Vanity Fair. Look how cute B-Coops looks on the cover!) No wonder you remember the movie so fondly, it's tied to your time in Boston. Ah, what a city (I type as I'm sitting in my Emerson College hoodie ;)

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  8. I cheered extra loud for that kid from Emerson!!

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  9. Thanks for the quote :-)
    Ahh Mr Cooper, what a dish.  Did you know I saw him being filmed in a NYC street back in 2005, when he wasn't an A-lister?  He was H-O-T even then. I even have a nice close up photo of the occasion.
    I've not seen Argo but loved Silver Linings, what a fantastic film. I've got Live on the Red Carpet on Sky+ and shall settle down and watch it at the weekend.

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  10. I have to admit I didn't watch the Oscars and also can't remember the quote. I am not much into award shows, although I love the red carpet fashion and I watched Good Will Hunting dubbed in German. Maybe it is time to re-watch it in English? I have recently started to write down quotes as well and the last one was: Be faithful to your own taste because nothing you like is ever out of style - Billy Baldwin. Hopefully it is something I can adhere to...

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  11. I love this quote! I have been collecting quotes since i was 13. I used to collect them in my journal.... now i have a pinterest board... xxx

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