I will let you in on a little secret about me… I am incapable of watching the wedding sequence from Up in the Air, without crying. I blame the song Help Yourself by Sad Brad Smith. I have my reasons, but anyway: I find this movie is relevant in so many aspects of my life. If you haven`t seen it, please rent or buy it. If you already have, I trust that you`ll appreciate the following memorable quotes (especially you, Duffgirl).
“Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.” Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham: Your resume says you minored in French Culinary Arts. Most students work the frier at KFC. You busted tables at Il Picatorre to support yourself. Then you got out of college and started working here. How much did they pay you to give up on your dreams?
Bob: Twenty seven thousand a year.
Ryan Bingham: At what point were you going to stop and go back to what made you happy?
Ryan Bingham: [voiceover, reading the letter] To whom it may concern: I can’t begin to count the number of people I’ve fired in my lifetime. So many that I’ve forgotten what it’s like to actually hire someone. We’ve never met, but I know you’d be lucky to have —– [name removed by me for those who haven`t seen it]. My advice? Take her and don’t look back. She’ll be the best decision you’ve made in a long time.
Ryan Bingham: If you think about it, your favorite memories, the most important moments in your life… were you alone?
Jim Miller: No, I guess not.
Ryan Bingham: Hey, come to think of it, last night, the night before your wedding, when all this shit is swirling around in your head, weren’t you guys sleeping in separate bedrooms?
Jim Miller: Yeah, Julie went back to the apartment, and I was just by myself in the honeymoon suite.
Ryan Bingham: Kind of lonely, huh?
Jim Miller: Yes, it was pretty lonely.
Ryan Bingham: Life’s better with company.
Jim Miller: Yeah.