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15 Pieces Of Wisdom From Pulp Fiction

Chances are you've heard the expression "do as I say, not as I do." It's rather relevant here, because if you unwisely copy the actions of the characters in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece you'll find yourself involved in murder, drug dealing and armed robbery. All of which you're better off avoiding.

That said, scour the script and there's genuine pearls of worldly wisdom. Observe...

  • 15 Pieces Of Wisdom From Pulp Fiction

    1.

    "That's when you know you've found somebody special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably enjoy the silence."

    Mia

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    2.

    "Just because you are a character doesn't mean that you have character"

    The Wolf

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    3.

    "You play with matches you get burned"

    Vincent

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    4.

    "Isn't it more exciting when you don't have permission?"

    Mia

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    5.

    "Any time of the day is a good time for pie"

    Fabienne

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    6.

    "Hamburgers: the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast"

    Jules

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    7.

    "Respect for one's elders gives character"

    The Wolf

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    8.

    "You can't just walk into a restaurant, roll a joint and start puffing away"

    Vincent

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    9.

    "Cease asking scary questions"

    Jules

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    10.

    "Pot bellies make a man look either oafish, or like a gorilla. But on a woman, a pot belly is very sexy"

    Fabienne

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    11.

    "Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it's necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable?"

    Mia

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    12.

    "That's how you're gonna beat 'em, Butch. They keep underestimating you"

    Butch

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    13.

    "Fuck pride. Pride only hurts, it never helps"

    Marsellus

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    14.

    "Did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits that he's wrong that he is immediately forgiven for all wrongdoings?"

    Vincent

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    15.

    "It's unfortunate what we find pleasing to the touch and pleasing to the eye is seldom the same"

    Fabienne