One thing I didn’t touch upon in my review was the great quotes in the movie. I for one am a huge fan of quotes in media and I noted there were quite a few that caught my ear. In this post, I’ll just be analysing the inspiring words that were used to give this movie more meaning. These are my “Interstellar Top 5 Movie Quotes”.
“Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
– Dr. Brand
The origin of this quote is a poem from early 20th century by Dylan Thomas which you can read here.
Dr. Brand here talks about death and last moments you spend on this world. He claims you shouldn’t go down easily, taking the option of laying on a comfortable bed and awaiting for the angels to take you away. No, you should remain in fighting spirit and be more passionate than ever before. It just means you have little time remaining to leave a lasting impression and a lot of the time, the final moments of a man become what people remember about him the most. It’s about passion and not giving up.
This quote actually goes completely against Brand’s character as it is revealed he had already given up on the human race and had sent Cooper and the crew away to find new life for humanity. It is interesting what people can say to hide their true nature.
“We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.”
This is a short quote but to the point in regards to how Cooper feels about what life had become. Its about lacking ambition. People become content with what they have despite not having much and it shows they’re not passionate about life or driven to make the most out of it. He’s not the type of man who just sits idly by waiting for his life to end. He wants to make something of it and seek out his purpose.
“We’ve always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”
This is again another Cooper quote that expands upon the previous quote. Its about trying to do the difficult thing in life because it is these moments that will define you. Rather than looking back at the accomplishments of your forefathers, you should look to make great accomplishments of your own.
“Maybe we’ve spent too long trying to figure all this out with theory. Love is the one thing that transcends time and space.”
– Amelia Brand
This is the quote that defines the movie. The movie was about love being more powerful than anything else and it was the love of Murph and Cooper that brought the world back from extinction. It was the thought that he must save Murph’s future that drove Cooper to make the sacrifice of leaving her behind. I think in today’s day and age, people don’t give love enough credit. I think its just as powerful as hate and can counter it should it come to a confrontation.
“Murphy’s law doesn’t mean that something bad will happen. It means that whatever can happen, will happen.”
Now this was an interesting one because the actual law states that if something bad can happen, it will happen. You’ve got to take things from that point of view but I guess Cooper doesn’t want his daughter to think of it in a negative way and spins it into something more positive and full of hope. It is a nice quote to go by in life as I too go by a similar thought.
That is all for my list. I hope you enjoyed the read and it leaves you with something to think about. I think that’s the best thing we can take away from this movie.
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