A River Runs Through It.

We saw clips of this in our Wild At Heart study, which made me want to see it again. It had been years, and I had forgotten most of it. Watched in a plane ride to London… It is a good movie, but not great, in my opinion. Many great quotes though (some of these are paraphrases as it is hard to catch a quote in a movie!):

This one made me laugh:

Nobody who did not know how to catch a fish, would disgrace a fish by catching it

I’m still thinking about this one:

all good things (trout and eternal salvation) come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy

On physical exercise:

the body fuels the mind

There were several snippets of poems that I tried to grab… I leave it to the reader to find the rest of these and their authors:

Backward, turn backward
O Time in thy flight
Make me a child again,
Just for tonight!


My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends It gives a lovely light!


Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

From a sermon the father preached:

why is it that people who need the most help won’t take it

we can seldom help those who are close to us
more often than not the part we have to give is not wanted
those we live with and should know elude us
but we can still love them
we can love completely, without complete understanding

And finally:

eventually all things merge intto one, and a river runs through it

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