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Quotes from the Tv Series Life. Life was an NBC police drama about a police detective who is released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn't commit. A quirky drama with moments of startling originality. The philosophy underlying the Zen religion is featured heavily in the show.
What we learned as children, that one plus one equals two, we know to be false. One plus one equals one. We even have a word for when you, plus another, equals one. That word is love.
Tidwell: Oh, you must be the grown up.
Bodner: Special Agent Bodner, FBI.
Crews: Are you all Special Agents? Because if you're all special, then none of you are really special then, right?
Bodner: Trust me, I'm special.
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Crews: You wanna know how to beat it?
Reese: You can beat a lie detector?
Crews: Yeah, it's easy. You just tell the truth.
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Crews: It is not what we carry with us but what we let go that defines who we are.
The greatest mistake is to be continually fearful of making one. Stumble may prevent a fall. To say that we have made mistakes is to say that we are alive. When we cease to make mistakes that is the moment when we cease to be. The Buddha was once asked if he'd ever made a mistakes, he answered "I am making a mistake even now... Nothing more."
Bridger: I'm not talking to you!
Crews: You just did.
Reese: What's with that car?
Crews: It's just an object — doesn't have any meaning. Even if it did, it would be in Italian, so I wouldn't understand it anyway.
Crews: You ever have a nickname?
Reese: Nope. I never did.
Crews: Would you like one?
Crews: Come on, I'm real go at 'em. Want me to give you one?
Crews: That's my name. It would be confusing if your nickname was my name.
Rachel: You don't have to drive around in a car full of bullet holes, you know.
Crews: Yeah I do. Maybe just for a little while longer.
Chasing after the world brings only chaos. Allowing it to come to be brings only peace. Retreat from the world and it will pursue you. To exist, to allow the world to exist, all things at once, all things as one. This is the path to serenity, to balance, see yourself as part of the world.
The Buddha was asked if he ever felt anger. Of
course, said the Buddha. The Buddha was asked
if he felt the desire to strike another. Of
course, said the Buddha. But if I'm connected
to all things said the Buddha, hurting another
is hurting myself. And how does that better me?
Crews: because it just does.
Crews: what would you come back as? Reincarnation.
Don't limit yourself. You can choose an animal.
Reese: this one time should be plenty,
Crews: I'd like to come back as a giant Flemish
rabbit. Fifteen pounds of pure bunny. Or a
whale... can you imagine being a whale thousands
of feet under water? Can you imagine that?
Reese: Is it quiet down there?