Is that quote really in the scriptures? Sounds a lot like Tolkien to me...
Sometimes it’s easy to mistake inspirational quotes with scripture.
For example, “Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving” sounds like something straight out of general conference, right? Wrong. It’s from Harry Potter.
Or what about “Curiosity is not a sin . . . But we should exercise caution with our curiosity”? Nope. Also Harry Potter.
A friend of mine used this quote in his mission homecoming talk: “It’s not about how fast I get there. Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side. It’s the climb.”
What’s funny to me is when someone uses a profound quote from a book, song, or movie in a talk, and someone sitting next to me whispers, “Wow, that’s great!” and write it down in their notebook, along with the date, time, and location, as if the quote was just said for the very first time. I’m tempted to nudge them and say, “No, no. Miley Cyrus said it first.”
If it even vaguely sounds like a proverb, people will assume it is one, and attribute it to either the scriptures or a general authority.
“Spare the rod, spoil the child.”
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
Why do Mormons love these movies so much? Read on and find out if your favorites made the list!
1. Princess Bride
Nearly every Mormon loves The Princess Bride, and if they don’t love it, they’ve at least seen it. We're not the only ones who are enamored with this true love story and its side-splitting clean comedy. We just love Westley and Buttercup and all their goofy sidekicks: Inigo, Fezzik, Miracle Max, and even the not-so-raspy-voiced albino from the Pit of Despair. Somehow the odd combination of quirky, quotable characters makes this one of the most beloved (by Mormons, at least) movies of all time.
Straight from some of our favorite people (including readers like you!), check out this advice for newlyweds and long-time-weds alike!
"There is no shame in a couple having to scrimp and save. It is generally during these challenging times that you will grow closer together as you learn to sacrifice and to make difficult decisions."
- President Thomas S. Monson
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