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Meet the Parents () on IMDb: Movies, TV, Celebs, and more. (as Greg learns after Jack doesn't seem to recognize a plant Greg gives to him--one of the rarest plants in the world), but it turns "Well, it was a little rare for my tastes, maybe. Related lists from IMDb users. list image. What is the Biggest Movie Cliche?. CREDIT: Getty Images These are the quotes that inspire me most--please comment at the bottom --Stephen R. Covey; "Friends are those rare people who ask how we are --Jean Luc Godard; "Story is a yearning meeting an obstacle. .. -Mother Teresa; "A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and. 28/11/ Explore Bloom Yoga Perth's board "BLOOM quotes" on The Flower That Blooms In Adversity Is The Most Rare and Beautiful Of All - Mulan.
Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Eliot "Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. There is no end. It must abandon itself to its master passion. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. Patton "A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is--full of surprises. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.
These are the attributes that give our lives power and vividness and joy as they are also the marks of great art. They seem to be the purpose of God for his whole creation. A life of simplicity and happiness awaits you. And nature is no dummy" -Isaac Newton "If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable. I'm grateful for life. And I live it--I believe life loves the liver of it.
Kennedy "True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. Rituals of Peace and Prayer "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Kennedy "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. Lewis "Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Vincent de Paul "One cannot be humble and aware of oneself at the same time.
Humility and freedom go hand in hand. Only a humble person can be free. Remember you don't know the limits of your own abilities.
Successful or not, if you keep pushing beyond yourself, you will enrich your own life--and maybe even please a few strangers. Kennedy Giving "No one has ever become poor by giving. When we attach judgment to receiving help, we knowingly or unknowingly attach judgment to giving help.
What we keep will be left for others. What we give away will be ours forever. Goodrich, Smile Anyway Persistence "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. D'Angelo "The difference between people who believe they have books inside of them and those who actually write books is sheer cussed persistence--the ability to make yourself work at your craft, every day--the belief, even in the face of obstacles, that you've got something worth saying.
It is usually the same: Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack. Not bad, huh, Dad? Maybe he uses marijuana for medicinal purposes.
People do that nowadays. Honey, this kid has been lying to us from the moment we met him. Get in some quality time with the boys? Uh-huh, yeah, it was fun. Listen, I hope this lunch isn't too weird for you. Q at Best Man's" be weird? I was sure I told you. Kevin is Bob's best man. This is his place. How does he know Bob?
I was really lucky I was able to salvage this wood Kevin, the house is amazing. This is where Maybe you should have gotten married here. All right, the sun is out, the grill is hot and the pool is luke. If I can interest you in a swim and a little B. Q, just follow me. It must cost a fortune to heat this place. I don't know why I thought you knew. It-- It's not a big deal. If I can handle a weekend without sex and cigarettes, I think I can handle an afternoon with your ex-fianc?
Now, for the floor that you're walking on, I chose this Bolivian wormwood. I think it works well in here. I have the Viking range here and the twin Sub-Z's. Yeah, they open up right there.
Oh, I get it. Yeah, kind of blend in. Are you a homeowner, Greg? No, no, I rent. So, things are going real, real well for you, aren't they, eh, Kevo?
Gosh, things have been going so great lately. I got in early on some wireless I. What line of work are you in? There are a lot of Benjamins to be made now with biotech stuff. I don't have to tell you that. You gotta strike while the iron's hot. That's great to give something back like that.
I'd love to find time to do volunteer work. Just the other day I saw this golden retriever that-- He had like a gimp, and he couldn't really-- It made me feel terrible. I wish there was something I could do. Yeah, well, I get paid, but also it feels, you know, good too.
So it's kind of an everybody wins. What are you-- You're like a Wall Street trader? I mean, I'm willing to be painted with that brush. Yes, that's my day job. We got time, don't we, Jack? I want to show you what I'm really interested in.
It looks like somebody got an "A" in wood shop. I whittled that out of beech wood. So what got you into, uh, "carpentering"? He was a carpenter, and I just figured if you're gonna follow in someone's footsteps, who better than Christ?
You're in good company. Well, I'm gonna head to the pool, but why don't you show Greg and Pam the gift? I put a fresh coat of lacquer on this this morning, so bear with me with the fumes.
The little holes are for candles. And then later, they'll collect rainfall. Or you might call it a "ho-puh. I'm gonna take it over to the Byrneses', and tomorrow Robert and Debra will meet beneath it to become man and wife. And later, when they purchase a home, maybe it will grace their garden.
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Well, that's my sappy, romantic idea. No, not too bad. Which isn't bad, considering I carved it all by hand from one piece of wood. Time to start the barbecue, big guy. I better get back to playing host. Okay, you guys, grab your suits, and I'll meet you down at the pool. I don't even have a suit with me. The airline lost my bag and-- [Jack] Pamcake, let's go.
Mom's got your suit here. You better get going. And, by the way, she just had the nicest things to say about you. Yeah, we had some good times together. Boy, she is a tomcat. So, let me hook you up with some trunks, Gregger. I'm not gonna swim. I'm not taking no for an answer. What's it gonna be? Ah-- How 'bout a little of both, K-Dog? I think they call that "the munchies. Hit the ball, Kev! Show 'em what you got!
You gotta rush the net on defense. Don't be afraid of the ball. Greg is afraid of the ball. We're gettin' cold in here. If Florence Nightingale over here would play defense. Larry, keep floatin' where you are. Denny, take the deep shots. Greg, nobody's expecting much out of you. I'd have to be pretty high, but yeah.
I bet you would, Panama Red. You gotta spike those, Focker! You gotta spike those! Fire it up there, Focker! It's only a game, Focker! Deb, you can totally see Voit backwards on your forehead. Go over the song selection with Bob. Are you a Mr. You go through it, make sure it's all there? I just wanna make sure you're okay since hitting the spike heard 'round the world. I'm really sorry about that. I don't know what got into me, Iceman.
Is that a special thing Stop it. Top Gun was a very popular movie when Kevin and I dated. Do you want to be Maverick? Is that what this is all about? I can't be Maverick. He used to be, but we can change that. Um, can he be Goose? No, because Goose dies in the end. Honey, I don't really-- Greg, shut up.
Jesus, Dad, you ever think of knocking? Not in my own den.
What are you two doing in here? I'd say rounding - This is Greg's room, Dad. We're gonna use it for storage. Greg will stay in Debbie's room, and she'll bunk up with you tonight. I'll be right up. They found your suitcase. Hey, Jack, I don't quite know what happened back at the tux shop, but if I've given you the wrong impression regarding Pam in any way, I'm sorry.
I have nothing but the best intentions with Pam, and I-I just-- Actually, there's something in the suitcase here that I'm planning on giving her Did you flush this toilet? Maybe Jinx flushed it. I saw little Jinxy come in last night, and he took a little squat and relieved himself. Jinx knows not to use that toilet, and even if he did, he'd never flush it.
You're really on a roll there, bud. In hours, I'm having a wedding here, so I need my cesspool pumped now! That smell, Bob, is our shit. Focker flushed the toilet in the den, so the septic tank is overflowing. Jack, I told you. Focker, I'm not gonna tell you again! Jinx cannot flush the toilet.
He's a cat, for chris sakes! The animal doesn't even have thumbs, Focker. Over by the tree, right? Not on the lawn! Stay where you are. I got my mojo workin' Just won't work on you I got my mojo workin' Just won't work on you Oh-- I know that's what I said I wanted, 'cause that's what I wanted. It is a black Samsonite suitcase. What I'm saying is, do you think it's possible that the Samsonite people, in some crazy little scheme to actually turn a profit, made more than one? I am going to need your baggage claim number again.
Could I talk to your supervisor? When he gets back, have him give me a call right away. It's a very important bag.
I'm sure it is, sir. Don't ask me what it's for. I need you to do this thing. Please, I'm in a time situation here, so just do it. So the name's "Greg Focker"? Greg didn't ace his med school boards. He never even took the goddamn MCATs. Oh, Jack, that's what you had your sources check out? What this poor boy did on some test scores? I bet he doesn't even have a real nursing degree.
A lot of these hospital workers are just pill poppers looking for easy access to ludes. We already know that he's been puffin' the magic dragon. I knew the little crack was lying. Come here, little Jinxy. He did not lie to me, Dad. He lied to you when I thought you should know the truth. I love you too much to see you get hurt. I don't care what your information says, Dad.
Greg took the MCATs. All right, stand back. Somebody call right away! We checked every yard, every car on the street. He's not up in any of the trees, Jack. We checked all the bedrooms. Jinx isn't up here. Yeah, none of the neighbors have seen him either. You tried to milk him, didn't you, you sick son of a bitch! Honey, please calm down. How can I calm down What do you mean, "the ring bearer"? Your daddy didn't tell you?
He taught Jinx to walk down the aisle with this little pillow. No, you didn't, Dad. You put this around the neck, and these ribbons are for the rings.
Oh, for Chris sakes! Yeah, but now we have to postpone the rehearsal. Bob, you ride with me. Larry, you come with your car. We're gonna canvass the neighborhood. Dee, ask O'Boyle to wait. If we're not back in an hour, we'll reschedule the rehearsal for the morning. We cannot cancel the rehearsal for some stupid cat!
How could you say that? That cat's been like a brother to you! We're supposed to let him wander the streets without food, water or toilet?
You're gonna fill in as the ring bearer for now. I'm not wearin' that stupid pillow thing on my head. You just go and wander the streets without food, water or toilet? They brought in a Himalayan a little while ago. Uh, no, let me see that photo again. You gotta picture him without that stupid Santa cap. You see, in the picture, your cat has an all-black tail. And this one has a white tip. No, I'm sorry about that, chief. Looks just like him. Except for that tail.
Robert Banks-- Dearly beloved, we are gathered here on this beautiful day Robert Banks and Debra Byrnes in holy matrimony. This is a special day-- He found him! Look, Dad, it's Jinx. Oh, my little baby! Greg, thank you so much. This is so great. Gave us a little scare, huh? Oh For once in my life I got someone who needs me To Greg. He's in the restroom. Yes, I tried there. I've tried every shelter on the north shore, okay?
He's a brown-and-black Himalayan with an all-black tail. I'll call you back. Had to pay a little visit to the urinal fairy. I'm just glad I could help out. We never did get to finish that little "convo" back at the den.
So, when you have a minute, there is still something I'd like to talk to you about. We'll get right to it as soon as we get back. You have my word. I'm gonna hold you to that. Guess who's back in the circle of trust.
Maybe I should ask him to dance. What do you think? I bet he could, uh, whittle a private little dance floor for the two of you. I saw some beech wood outside. I shouldn't paint him with that brush, but-- Come on.
Part of you wishes you ended up with him. Yes, he's very talented, but it would've never worked out. I was never in love with Kevin. I'm in love with you. That's a good explanation. Thought you'd like that. I called you like half an hour ago. Okay, I already-- I already described it. Uh, it's, uh-- It's brown It's Hank MacAtee from next door. You'll never guess who wandered over here this afternoon. Yeah, he's not wearing his collar, but, uh, I'm sure it's Jinxy.
Thought you might be worried, so just give me a jingle when you guys get home, and I'll bring the little rascal over. Okay, well, if you could just keep checking, please, and I'll call you back later. No, they're still looking. Hey, Jack, this is a great party. I guess sometimes these things sort of come together in their own kooky sort of way.
Yeah, it's kind of like the way you found Jinxy. You know, there's something about that ball of fur You haven't seen any of his latest tricks, have you? Well, when we get back, I'll show you. We don't have to do it tonight. He's had a long day. I wouldn't want to-- No, I think he'd like to show you tonight. Why don't you give me the key and let me drive? Why don't I drive? It's a very expensive car. I've always wanted to test-drive a Benz.
Be my guest, Focker. Get in the car, honey. Get your seat belts on. Focker, Benz drives like a dream, Lar. Yeah, just trying to make good time. What the heck is the matter with you? We're gonna be home. We're gonna get home.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! It's not the autobahn. You were supposed to make that left at the light, Focker. Who gave him the keys? Yeah, we've had enough excitement.
It was the cat! Jinx, I'm gonna-- - [Shrieking] - Calm down! Cat got out, Jack! Greg, what's he talking about? Hank MacAtee called me a couple of hours ago and told me he found Jinxy. He took his collar and put it on an impostor. Then he spray-painted his tail, and then he tried to beat us back here Please tell me that's not true, Greg.
It was just a temporary solution until I could find the real Jinx. That you set Kevin's altar on fire? Well, it wasn't intentional. I was chasing Jinx up onto the roof. I had a smoke, and I think I might have lit something that-- I don't know what happened.
He put so much goddamn lacquer on that thing. It was an accident waiting to happen. This is very disappointing, Greg. Get out of my house, Focker, and take your friend with you. So you lied to me about everything, huh, Greg? You lied about the cat, about the fire, about the MCATs. I didn't lie about the MCATs. Don't you see what's happening here? You did that to yourself. You didn't like me from the second I walked in here. I'm a very accepting person, Focker. All I ask for is honesty.
You wanna talk about truth and honesty, Jack? Okay, let's talk a little truth and honesty. Let's talk a little "Operation Ko Samui," Jack. What's he talking about, Dad? Yeah, that's weird, 'cause I thought there weren't any secrets I don't know what you're talking about. Cat got your tongue? Hey, Pam, guess what.
Daddy's planning a little covert operation in Thailand for the day after the wedding. Round and round we go, Jack. I bet everybody would love to hear about your rendezvous You know what I'm talking about.
Where the guy gave you the passports and the documents. Or how about your little phone call in Thai? Jack can talk Thai. Jack talk Thai very well. I'm sorry, Pam, but your dad is not retired.
He's still very much in the C. You stupid son of a bitch! You just blew it! Ko Samui is an island off the coast of Thailand! That guy I was meeting in the parking lot is Thor Svenson, my travel agent.
Thanks a lot, J.
I just, um-- You know, if this nursing thing doesn't work out, Focker, I'd say you definitely have a career in espionage. Well, I guess I'm gonna go to the airport now. I guess you're gonna stay here.
Pam, l-- - Gaylord M. That's not what it says on the form. It's my legal name. Nobody's called me by it since I was in third grade. Wait, wait, wait, wait. So your name's Gay Focker? It's just it's not [Laughing] Come on. Now look what you've done. Would you want me to book you the seat?
Did you want to check any bags today? We should be all right with only one usher, don't you think? I'm not so sure, Jack. Thought you might like to see this. I called Gaylord, a. Juvenal, Satires As long as we relate to the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the fields and the oceans as properties which we can manipulate according to our real or fabricated needs, nature remains opaque, and does not reveal to us its true being.
Nouwen For a long time we have thought we were better than the living world, and now some of us tend to think we are worse, that everything we touch turns to soot. But neither perspective is healthy.
We have to remember how it feels to have equal standing in the world, to be "between the mountain and the ant. Benyus From a human point of view, the difference between the mind of a human and that of a mountain goat is wonderful; from the point of view of the infinite ignorance that surrounds us, the difference is not impressive.
Indeed, from that point of view, the goat may have the better mind, for he is more congenially adapted to his place, and he would not endanger his species or his planet for the sake of an idea. Wendell Berry, "A Question a Day: We know that we are the ones who are divided. And we are the ones who must come back together, To walk in the Sacred Way. Grandfather, Teach us love, compassion and honor That we may heal the earth And heal each other. Ojibway Prayer I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
Henry David Thoreau If you are not radiant with joy and friendliness, if you are not filled to overflowing with love and goodwill for all beings and all creatures and all creation, one thing is certain: Peace Pilgrim, Peace Pilgrim In God's eyes, all creatures have value whether we find them cuddly, affectionate, beautiful or otherwise.
Our own perspective--in a way--is neither here nor there. Theology, at its best, can help to liberate us from our own anthropocentric limitations. Andrew Linzey It is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it. Wendell Berry Less than 1 percent of the species that have emerged since the advent of life on our planet more than 3 billion years ago are still alive today.
The nonhuman organisms, be they animal, plant, fungi, algae or bacteria, that have successfully survived and reproduced for thousands, and even millions, of generations have done so because they have mastered the survival game Deborah Rich The concept known as bal tashchit--'Do no destroy'--has a special significance in Jewish tradition We are constantly being warned in our faith that the capricious, thoughtless, wasteful destruction of the elements and creatures of the earth is wrong We should remind ourselves daily of our responsibility to all aspects of creation.
We are part of the web of life. Many strands already have broken. We must act quickly to repair what we can. Our lives and livelihood depend on it. United Nations Environment Programme We live in a world we did not create and cannot control.
Weiskel We need to understand ourselves as biological creatures at one with the diversity of all life. When we can truly see this unity and interdependence, we will find nature to be forgiving, generous, and resilient. Kenny Ausubel We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable supplies of air and soil; all committed for our safety to its security and peace; preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and, I will say, the love we give our fragile craft.
White in Charlotte's Web "Lots of people talk to animals," said Pooh Benjamin Hoff Nature's Laws The fact is that consumption is limited by nature's reproductive capacity--over-consumption today means less natural capital and lower natural income tomorrow.
This, in turn, may force future generations to accelerate the downward spiral as they erode remaining stocks of natural capital to meet their own consumption needs. In other words, life on Earth including human life can be sustained only within the limits of the dividends nature pays on our remaining stocks and future investments in natural capital.
Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees The Earth's biophysical systems are large, complex, self-organizing entities.
This means there is typically a long lag time between economic cause and ecological effect. For example, whatever global warming we may already have experienced is not the result of today's levels of greenhouse gases but rather the levels reached perhaps 40 years ago; even though CFC production may be winding down, ozone depletion may worsen for a decade and it may be a half century or more before stratospheric ozone returns to normal. Thus, the temptation to wait until we are certain that a particular trend is fatal, dangerous or simply uneconomic before deciding on corrective action leads us into an ecological trap.
At best, the delay simply further entrenches our unsustainable lifestyles, making change the more difficult; at worst, it will be too late to do anything to reverse the trend. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees Cooperation for mutual benefit, a survival strategy very common in natural systems, is one that humanity needs to emulate.
Eugene Odum Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason. Ashley Montagu, quoted in New York Times It may not be irrelevant to note that even very modest forms of life, like earthworms, dung beetles and fiddler crabs, have no trouble identifying the real problems they must deal with if they are to survive.
Edward Goldsmith Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws. She hums the old well-known air through innumerable variations. Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile single quote over first e of emile Nature's law affirm instead of prohibit.
If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. Luther Burbank Ninety-nine percent of all species that ever lived are now extinct. Wilson Our most serious problem, perhaps, is that we have become a nation of fantasists. We believe, apparently, in the infinite availability of finite resources. Wendell Berry Our present ecological overshoot is indicated by the global degradation of forests, soil, water systems, fisheries and biological diversity.
Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees Serious harm, I am afraid, has been wrought to our generation by fostering the idea that they would live secure in a permanent order of things. Barry Commoner The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. Sioux Indian Proverb The mistakes that are made now are made for all time.
Rachel Carson The real survivors are the Earth inhabitants that have lived millions of years without consuming their ecological capital, the base from which all abundance flows. Benyus The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
Henry Miller We have forgotten the earth, forgotten it in the sense that we fail to regard it as a source of our life. Fairfield Osborn What we lack is intellectual and emotional acceptance of the fact that humanity is materially dependent on nature and that nature's productive capacity is limited. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees Nature is evenly balanced. We cannot disturb her equilibrium, for we know that the law of Cause and Effect is the unerring and inexorable law of nature; but we do fail to find our own equilibrium as nations and as individuals, because we have not yet learned that the same law works as inexorably in human life and in society as in nature -- that what we sow, we must inevitably reap.
Sidney Bremer Overshoot is growth beyond carrying capacity. Carrying capacity limits can be overshot without a "big bang" because of the availability of large capital stocks. Harvests can still increase and money incomes rise, and while there may be indications of ecological stress, all else may seem normal. Ultimately, however, the consequences of eroded natural capital may be felt as eco-catastrophe and population crash. Mathis Wackernagel and William Rees The idea of absolute freedom is fiction.
It's based on the idea of an independent self. But in fact, there's no such thing. There's no self without other people. There's no self without sunlight. There's no self without dew. And bees to pollinate the food that we eat So the idea of behaving in a way that doesn't acknowledge those reciprocal relationships is not really freedom, it's indulgence.