Day 3 - favorite quote: “strength begins in understanding your own weakness” - Oz Vessalius
I can’t really say this is my favorite quote, because there are a lot of good ones (some of which I couldn’t find to get the right wording), but this one is definitely good. Oz had a lot of good quotes.
I can't wait to tell everyone. This is one of those moments you dream about. [pretending to talk to the others] Guys ... Clary and I ... are having unprotected sex. [looks back at Clary] I just got the chills.
If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.
You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. Do you realize this is the very path that goes through Mirkwood, and that if you let it, it might take you to the Lonely Mountain or even further and to worse places?
Bilbo Baggins, who used to tell this to Frodo on the path outside Bag End’s door, especially after a long walk. Fellowship of the Ring, Ch III: Three’s Company.
Bilbo spent his life wishing he could return. He left his heart at the Lonely Mountain one November day among the falling snow, but went back to the Shire because that was where he was supposed to be. Where he ‘belonged.’ And he could not suffer himself to stay after the grief of the Battle of the Five Armies.
But every time Bilbo got on the path outside Bag End, he remembered his 50-year-old self also getting on that road to go on an adventure. And an older Bilbo was always tempted to follow it, back along the paths through Mirkwood and on to the Lonely Mountain.
But then Bilbo would recall all that had happened and who would not be there.
Maybe he imagined walking further into the Lonely Mountain, along pillared paths and great halls of stone until he was led to the catacombs of Erebor, deep within the mountain.
And for all his adventures, all the dangers he had faced, Bilbo Baggins could not stomach going to worse places – those inside himself.
Oh, gosh! On Doctor Who, the most difficult scene for me was the episode - I think it’s The Name of the Doctor. And it’s when he goes back…that’s when he goes back, isn’t it, and finds his grave? In that episode, where my character is there as an apparition and she’s actually already died, and she’s come back to sort of be hanging around. Well, we had this moment in the TARDIS, where he’s saying ‘I have to let you go. Goodbye’. At the Q&A last night, we were talking about how manic the filming is and there’s never enough time to shoot anything, and it’s sort of pressure, pressure, pressure!
[…] it took ages to set this scene up - and for all I knew, it was the last time I was ever going to be on Doctor Who; this was the moment where I was saying goodbye to him, finally. And I could only do it in one take!
Matt was so angry with them! Because they were saying 'No, we have literally 2 minutes before we have to wrap for the night. Okay, shoot!’ And Matt was so furious, and I was sort of upset at their sort of treatment of us and also the fact that this was a big deal for my character.
We did. We did it in one take. And I wasn’t happy about it. I left feeling sort of cross, actually.
Alex Kingston, in response to fan question, “What was the most emotionally difficult scene you’ve played?” - Salt Lake Comic Con Q&A panel (March 26, 2016)
“When I was having a hard time, I watched things like ‘Animal Kingdom.’ And I realized that they all had a special ability. A special ability they need to survive. People say that humans are thinking animals. So I think every person has their own special ability. Some may not have found it yet… I think everything that exists has a reason for existence. Even if I haven’t succeeded, I’ll have my special ability. I’ve lived thinking that I just hadn’t found it yet. “ Happy 36th birthday, Kim Jongmin!
It was a bit at first as if [Molly] was several women that I knew that were sitting on their sofas watching it and longing to sort of stroke Benedict. I think there was a bit of sort of that certainly at first. And I think because she’s so ostensibly normal, that that helps in terms of an audience entry point, doesn’t it? I mean, I know that obvious person that’s doing that is John Watson. I mean that’s the character in the books. That’s his job amongst other jobs, is to be, you know, the reader, isn’t it? And I think, in her very small way, Molly sort of achieves that for woman-kind.