Favorites

Favorite Films                                                                  

01. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
02. Jane Eyre (1943)
03. The Bear (1989)
04. Regarding Henry (1991)
05. Jaws (1975)
06. Titanic (1997)
07. Forrest Gump (1994)
08. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
09. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
10. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
11. Dead Poets Society (1989)
12. Fail-Safe (1964)
13. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
14. Ordinary People (1980)
15. Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)
16. Vertigo (1958)
17. The Green Mile (1999)
18. Somewhere in Time (1980)
19. JFK (1991)
20. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
21. Field of Dreams (1989)
22. Psycho (1960)
23. Rocky (1976)
24. City Lights (1931)
25. The Graduate (1967)
26. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Favorite TV shows

01. Star Trek (1966-1969)
02. The Andy Griffith Show (1960-68)
03. 24 (2001-2010)
04. All in the Family (1971-79)
05. Adam-12 (1968-75)
06. Gilligan’s Island (1964-67)
07. Spider-Man (1967-1970)
08. Batman (1966-68)
09. Columbo (1971-77)
10. The Tonight Show (1962-92)
11. Leave it to Beaver (1957-63)
12. The Munsters (1964-66)
13. The Benny Hill Show (1969-89)
14. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-75)
15. Dark Shadows (1966-71)
16. Ultraman (1966-67)
17. Charlie’s Angels (1976-81)
18. Highway to Heaven (1984-89)
19. Family Affair (1966-71)
20. Planet of the Apes (1974)

Favorite Quotes

I love informality….I hate to be conventional, and I hate every kind of snob. —Orson Welles, Dale’s idol

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. —Gail Godwin

Two roads diverged in the woods. I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. —Robert Frost, poet

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. —Henry David Thoreau, philosopher

The less satisfaction we derive from being ourselves, the greater is our desire to be like others. —Eric Hoffer, philosopher

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may/Old Time is still a-flying;/ And this same flower that smiles today,/ To-morrow will be dying. —Robert Herrick, poet

Someday you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. —Dwight Lyman Moody, evangelist

Film is truth at 24 frames per second.  —Jean-Luc Godard, filmmaker

That’s the great thing about the movies….You’re giving people little, tiny pieces of time that they never forget. —James Stewart, actor

Baseball breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, you rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then, just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops. —A. Bartlett Giamatti, commissioner of baseball

There’s a lot of wonderful stillness in baseball that I love, mini-seconds of stillness. When the pitcher has got the sign, the batter is crouched, the ballplayers all lean forward with their hands on their knees, and then, very shortly, the ball is delivered. But in that tiny period when the pitch and the fever of the crowd is tangible, there’s a moment of absolute stillness that I treasure.  —Donald Hall, poet

In an insane world, only the mad are sane. —Akira Kurosawa, filmmaker

A man who ceases to believe in God does not believe in nothing; he believes in anything. —G. K. Chesterton, writer

Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone. —Ayn Rand

A reporter once asked me what sets apart the great player, the Hall of Famer, from everybody else. I  said it was pride. Pride is what makes a man believe that he’s the best at what he does. It’s what makes him confident, makes him intense; what makes him great . . . It’s what you start with. The will to succeed oozes out of them. Pride is the will to succeed. That’s what sets the great player apart. —Reggie Jackson, Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player [editor’s note: Jackson here refers to an acceptable and healthy “pride”]

Star Trek means a universe where we are all accepted for who we are. It teaches us that we should be proud of our own individual differences and uniqueness. It is in this universe of brotherhood that Star Trek gives us an optimistic view of the future and tells us that we can overcome our problems. —Dale Ingham, when asked by a reporter what Star Trek means to him

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