I bring you a warning. Every one of you listening to my voice. Tell the world. Tell this to everybody wherever they are: Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.
(Charles Lederer (1910-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Christian Nyby. Scotty (Douglas Spencer), The Thing from Another World, at the end of the movie (1951).
The on-screen title of the movie is The Thing from Another World, although it is always referred to merely as The Thing. It has also been referred to as The Thing (from Another World); based on the story "Who Goes There?" By John W. Campbell, Jr..)
If you can try and understand the language of the stars, you will know that what they say is that you will shine everywhere you go, nomatter how dark the sky may be, people will still see you shining..never give up!
A jade curtain of willow fronds parts world of green earth from that of blue pond A grey curtain of morning mist separates turquoise waters from blue sky A more slender veil is at the portal hiding the paradise of the immortal.
'Watched the snow fall for most of the night, each flake was glistened by the moonlight, shining with life as it fell from the dark sky. Each flake fell with elegance, and landed on the ground delicately and perfectly in place, like it had a purpose. It was the most beautiful sight. It reminded me of life, that each experience has a purpose, we fall and pick ourselves up to continue our journey and how beautiful and imperfect we truly are.'
What is saved in the cinema when it achieves art is a spontaneous continuity with all mankind. It is not an art of the princes or the bourgeoisie. It is popular and vagrant. In the sky of the cinema people learn what they might have been and discover what belongs to them apart from their single lives.
(John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," first published in Expressen (Stockholm, Nov. 3, 1990).)