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The 10 Smartest Movie Quotes of 2000

gladiatorThe Year 2000 featured Millennium celebrations, dot-com madness, the end of Peanuts, the billionth Indian, the Sydney Olympics, Tiger’s grand slam, an all-NY World Series, Napster trials, DVD’s arrival, Reality TV, hanging chads, a Bush beginning, and Gladiator slaying the rest at the box office.  It was a good year for intelligent writing in film  Here are the 10 smartest movie quotes of the year 2000. 

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
Gladiator (2000) – Maximus (Russell Crowe) 

“We pursue that which retreats from us.”
The Tao of Steve (2000) – Dex (Donal Logue)  

“To repress one's feelings only makes them stronger.”
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) – Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) 

Inside each and every one of us is our one, true authentic swing. Something we was born with. Something that's ours and ours alone. Something that can't be learned.  Something that's got to be remembered.”
The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) – Bagger Vance (Will Smith) 

“Principles only mean something when you stick to them when it’s inconvenient.”
The Contender (2000) – Laine Hanson (Joan Allen) 

“I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.”
Chocolat (2000) – Pere Henri (Hugh O’Conor) 

“Failure is never quite so frightening as regret.”
The Dish (2000) – Cliff Buxton (Sam Neill) 

"Me, I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it's not some place you can look forbecause it's not where you go.  It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something and if you find that moment, it lasts forever."
The Beach (2000) - Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) 

“In my life I find that memories of the spirit linger and sweeten long after memories of the brain have faded.”
My Dog Skip (2000) – Narrator (Harry Connick Jr.)

“I know what I have to do now, I’ve got to keep breathing because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?”
Cast Away (2000) - Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks)

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