Tuesday, May 31, 2005

“Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst dreams to come true.”

The Movie: Point Break (W. Peter Iliff, screenwriter, from a story by Iliff and Rick King; Kathryn Bigelow, dir.)
Who says it: Patrick Swayze as Bodhi, a champion surfer and criminal mastermind
The context: Bodhi counsels undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) on a heist plan, while the two prepare to jump out of an airplane.
How to use it: To encourage action.

Patrick Swayze has an unusual number of excellent lines in bad movies. Point Break is one of my old roommate Leigh's favorites, and she swears it's not because of the loving cinematography of Keanu Reeves in swim trunks. Not just because, anyway.

I am off to Reagan National Airport for a breakfast meeting and a flight back to New England, so this will be short. After however many years it's been, I still can't get used to saying, "Reagan National." I will be like those old folks who never learned to call Idylwild Airport "JFK."

Thanks to Ashton & Joseph for sanctuary and margaritas in D.C. ... I'll be back in just a couple of weeks to impose on them some more.

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