10 Lines From Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom That Speak To Your Life

10 Lines From Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom That Speak To Your Life

"I'm going to find a tree to chop down."


I love Wes Anderson films—not just for the great cinematography, but for the witty writing. These lines are funny, poignant and plenty relatable.

1. For when you're feeling artsy

Walt Bishop: Holy Christ, what am I looking at here?

Laura Bishop: He does watercolors. Mostly landscapes but a few nudes.

2. For when someone just gets you

Sam: So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

Suzy: I don't know...I want to go on adventures I think- not get stuck in one place. How about you?

Sam: Go on adventures too, not get stuck too.

3. For when you let your anger out in productive...

Walt Bishop: I'll be out back. I'm going to find a tree to chop down.

4. And not-so-productive ways

Sam: What happened to your hand?

Suzy: I got hit in the mirror.

Sam: Really? How did that happen?

Suzy: I lost my temper with myself.

5. For when you're awkward

Sam: [they kiss; he turns away and spits] I got sand in my mouth.

Suzy: Oh.

6. And even more awkward

Sam: It's possible I may wet the bed by the way. Later, I mean.

Suzy: Okay.

Sam: I wish I didn't have to mention it but just in case. I don't want to make you be offended.

Suzy: Of course, I won't.

7. For when you tell it like it is

Sam: I love you, but you don't know what you're talking about.

8. For when you're over it

Walt Bishop: I hope the roof flies off and I get sucked up into space.

9. Really over it

Sam: On this spot, I'll fight no more forever. Come and get me, you bastards!

10. And for the simple things in life

Suzy: We're in love. We just want to be together. What's wrong with that?

Just relate those weird life moments to a great movie—Sam and Suzy made the most of it!

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Board Games Are More Important Than You Think They Are

They've become a defining part of my family.


Remember when you were a kid and you'd have a family game night? Or your friends would come over and you'd open the game cabinet and play at least three different games together?

Maybe it's just me, but those are some of my best memories from my childhood. My family loves games, board games, and electronic games.

Of course, as I got older, gaming consoles like PlayStation and Wii became more and more popular. That meant that the game cabinet was opened less and less, collecting dust.

Thankfully, I live in New Jersey near the shore and Hurricane Sandy left my family with no power for five days. Sure, it was scary not having power and walking around my neighborhood seeing fallen trees or roof shingles, but we were inland enough to not have had any flood water damage.

No power also meant no PlayStation or Wii games. The gaming cabinet was opened again, this time with vigor. Now, four years later, and I still think about sitting in the dark with a flashlight playing Scrabble with my family.

That was also the week I learned how to play Yahtzee and dominated my dad in every game. My sister constantly was looking for someone to play her to Battleship. We exhausted Rummikub.

The game was already a family favorite, and that's including extended family. Family barbeques had been ending with late night games of Rummikub for at least a year by the time Sandy hit.

We were ready to strategize and crunch numbers, but after day three, we never wanted to a number ever again.

This semester, there's been a surge of board game love again in my family. My sister bought Jenga, which we are currently trying to exhaust ourselves with. My favorite board game also had a comeback: Life.

I loved this game so much that I had the SpongeBob version as a kid. I would play it with my best friend, just the two of us, playing game after game of Bikini Bottom themed Life. Now, I have a car full of "kids" that I've started to make pets in my head. I can handle having five pretend dogs, but not five pretend kids.

I don't know what it is about board games, but my family has always had an affinity for them. We've gone through our cycles of playing video games and card games, but we always come back to the classics. Maybe it's more a defining part of my family than I originally thought.

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