1989 was the year of Exxon Valdez, Tiananmen Square, Oliver North, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the hit on Salman Rushdie. San Francisco ruled sport, as the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the Oakland A’s defeated the SF Giants in the World Series. Rain Man won Best Picture and Bobby McFerrin reminded us all, “Don’t worry, be happy!” Here are the smartest 10 film quotes of 1989.
“You know we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, well, there'll be other days. I didn't realize that that was the only day.”
Field of Dreams – Archibald “Moonlight” Graham (Burt Lancaster)
“We're all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points. But we define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are in fact the sum total of our choices.”
Crimes and Misdemeanors – Dr. Louis Levy (Martin Bergmann)