lines from an old Brad Pitt movie

One of Brad Pitt’s most rational choices was playing a nut case in the movie “Twelve Monkeys” for which he won the Golden Globe (supporting actor) and an Oscar nomination.

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 Dr. Kathryn Railly (played by Madelyn Stowe) : “Cassandra in

Cassandra
Cassandra (Photo public domain )

Greek legend, you recall, was condemned to know the future but to be disbelieved when she foretold it. Hence the agony of foreknowledge combined with the impotence to do anything about it.”

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Dr. Owen Fletcher: “You’re a rational person. You’re a trained psychiatrist. You know the difference between what’s real and what’s not.”

Dr. Kathryn Railly: “And what we say is the truth is what everybody accepts. Right, Owen? I mean, psychiatry: it’s the latest religion. We decide what’s right and wrong. We decide who’s crazy or not. I’m in trouble here. I’m losing my faith.”

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Jeffrey Goines (played by Brad Pitt) : “When I was institutionalized, my brain was studied exhaustively in the guise of mental health. I was interrogated, I was x-rayed, I was examined thoroughly. 

[turns head and coughs]

Jeffrey Goines: “Then, they took everything about me and put it into a computer where they created this model of my mind. Yes! Using that model they managed to generate every thought I could possibly have in the next, say, ten years. Which they then filtered through a probability matrix of some kind to – to determine everything I was gonna do in that period. So you see, she knew I was gonna lead the Army of the Twelve Monkeys into the pages of history before it ever even occurred to me. She knows everything I’m ever gonna do before I know it myself. How’s that?”

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James Cole (played by Bruce Willis) : “This is a place for crazy people. I’m not crazy. “

Dr. Owen Fletcher: “We don’t use the term “crazy,” Mr. Cole. “

James Cole: “Well, you’ve got some real nuts here. “

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Louie:  “Science ain’t an exact science with these clowns but, they’re getting better.”

[from imdb.com (crowd-sourced)]

All Souls Day. Hereafter. Clips & lines

Dr. Rousseau: You know, as a scientist and atheist my mind was closed to such things. Oh, absolutely. Afterlife, near-death experiences Like everyone else, I thought people saw bright lights, Eden-like gardens and so forth because they were culturally conditioned to do so. But after 25 years in a hospice working with people, many of whom were pronounced dead but then miraculously survived. the account of what they actually experienced were so strikingly similar it couldn’t just be coincidence. And add to that the fact that when they had these experiences they were almost all unconscious, a state in which my enemies agree the brain cannot create fresh images.

Marie Lelay: So you think I really did experience something?

Dr. Rousseau: Oh, yes. I think you experienced death.

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a film by Clint Eastwood. An ambiguous, ambivalent, open-ended  take on what happens after death. Matt Damon plays a blue collar construction worker and    … a reluctant, very unwilling “psychic-medium” hounded by individuals who have lost loved ones — but he shuts the  door,  refuses to do any more readings.  a child who lost his twin brother persists.