All I wanna do is go the distance.
—Rocky Balboa, Rocky(1976)
I’ve always had a weakness for lost causes, once they’re really lost.—Rhett Butler, Gone with the Wind (1939)
Just once I want to do something right.—Jimmy Stark, Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-‐attention. I believe that one should become a person like other people.
—Travel Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They’re so tall and simple. Whatflower would you like to be?—Maude, Harold and Maude (1971)
He’s saving the world.—Detective Cragie, Code of Silence (1985)