“Wax on, Wax off” and Other Words of Wisdom from the Silver Screen

Along with my house keys, odd socks and random bits of fluff – I often find wisdom in the most unlikely of places:

“WAX ON, WAX OFF”. Karate Kid  

Mister Miyagi coupled housework with martial arts training. He also caught flies with chopsticks.  Someone give him a medal. 

“IF YOU CAN’T SAY SOMETHING NICE, DON’T SAY NOTHIN’ AT ALL”. Bambi

As an English graduate, it pains me to see such poor grammar, but I’ll let Thumper off, on account of him being a rabbit.   

“I RECOMMEND ROLLING AROUND IN POND SCUM”. An interview with Kermit the Frog (star of the Silver Screen) 

“IT AIN’T ABOUT HOW HARD YOU HIT, IT’S ABOUT HOW HARD YOU CAN GET HIT AND KEEP MOVING FORWARD”. Rocky Balboa

Alternatively, you could just find a nice quiet office job.

“DO, OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY”. The Empire Strikes Back 

For a creature that looks like a frog who ingested toxic waste as a tadpole, Yoda is surprisingly insightful. 

“DON’T EVER LET SOMEBODY TELL YOU, YOU CAN’T DO SOMETHING*…YOU GOT A DREAM, YOU GOTTA PROTECT IT…YOU WANT SOMETHING, YOU GO GET IT”. The Pursuit of Happyness

*Exceptions to this rule include:

  • Having Pikachu tattooed on your inner thigh.
  • Wearing orange.
  • Dying your hair green and then getting it cut into a mullet.
  • Anything whatsoever to do with Justin Bieber.

“BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE”. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

This statement also excludes Justin Bieber. 

“DREAMS DO COME TRUE, IF ONLY WE WISH HARD ENOUGH”. Peter Pan

I always dreamt of finding love – and look what I found!

It has become apparent however that I have so far neglected to dream hard enough for Adele’s voice or Pippa Middleton’s bottom.  Note to self: Must try harder.

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26 thoughts on ““Wax on, Wax off” and Other Words of Wisdom from the Silver Screen

  1. Funny stuff.
    I’m personally a Miss Piggy fan. She was so full of wisdom.
    “You have to be going to a pretty awful place if getting there is half the fun.”
    “Express your feelings all the time unless you’re trying to hide something.”

  2. Hilarious! “See that? See that? That’s about three years’ worth of weight lifting!” That could be me! Together with the less-than-Pippa (well, obviously not literally ‘less’) behind.
    You know, I am quite content with you not having Adele’s voice. If you were as busy singing as she is, you might not have the time to dig up such nuggets of wisdom for your faithful readership.

    • Sandra, you say the nicest things 🙂 Thank you!

      I’m pretty sure only Pippa has a bum that good, so don’t feel too bad. I felt it was very rude of her to look so fabulous on her sister’s big day 😉

  3. Hello. I come to you via Childhood Relived (and the internet… obviously). I am one of the few people in the universe who always disliked Yoda’s most famous quote because it reminded me of my most feared English teacher at school. She was fond of barking “don’t rationalise” at any of our feeble excuses for not doing something. “Have you done your work?” “I tried.” “Do or not do. THERE IS NO TRY!”

    • I see you come highly recommended by the genius that is Angie of Childhood Relived fame – and therefore you’re alright by me (despite your lacking appreciation for Yoda).

      I apologise wholeheartedly for bringing back any painful childhood memories. Hopefully the Thumper and Kermit quotes will have restored your faith in me 😉

  4. That picture of you and your husband is just delightful! The cutest!

    Thank God Justin Bieber will be balding and making infomercials by the time my kids are aware of Top 40 music.

  5. Ah yes, so much wisdom that has been transmitted via the Big Screen.
    Drive-In’s too! I remember those *sigh*

    One that I have always treasured. That is so close to my heart. I think of it daily…it can easily be applied in almost any situation!
    I think you will agree…

    Thank you, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome…

    “Remember – no matter where you go, there you are.”

    Indeed!

    Told ya it was deep!!!

    As always, Gracias 😀

  6. I totally dig your blog…like, a lot. Also, Justin Bieber creeps me out and I’m glad I’m not the only one. Just wanted to say I’m glad I found this! Count yourself “followed.”

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