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TOP FIVE: Wisest Quotes from Best Picture Oscar Winners of the 1980’s

chariotsThe 80’s turned its attention to its own navel, as culture became obsessed with ‘Me’.  The studios shifted their focus from quality director-centric flicks to more media-centric blockbuster movies.  In the end, the Academy continued to like great stories, giving Oscars to higher quality films about doing what’s right.  Here are the wisest quotes from the Best Picture winners of the 1980’s.

1) “Where does the power come from to see the race to its end?  From within."
    ”Chariots of Fire (1981) – Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson) 

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
Gandhi (1982) – Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) 

3) “Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would
    not see too far down the road.”
Out of Africa (1985) – Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) 

4) “Those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again. To teach to others
    what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a
    meaning to this life.”
Platoon (1986) – Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) 

5) “If you cannot say what you mean, your majesty, you will never mean what you
    say and a gentleman should always mean what he says.”

    The Last Emperor (1987) – Reginald Johnston (Peter O’Toole)

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