Saturday, June 16, 2007

Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

"We both had done the math. Kelly added it all up and... knew she had to let me go. I added it up, and knew that I had... lost her. 'cos I was never gonna get off that island. I was gonna die there, totally alone. I was gonna get sick, or get injured or something. The only choice I had, the only thing I could control was when, and how, and where it was going to happen. So... I made a rope and I went up to the summit, to hang myself. I had to test it, you know? Of course. You know me. And the weight of the log, snapped the limb of the tree, so I-I - , I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over *nothing*. And that's when this feeling came over me like a warm blanket. I knew, somehow, that I had to stay alive. Somehow. I had to keep breathing. Even though there was no reason to hope. And all my logic said that I would never see this place again. So that's what I did. I stayed alive. I kept breathing. And one day my logic was proven all wrong because the tide came in, and gave me a sail. And now, here I am. I'm back. In Memphis, talking to you. I have ice in my glass... And I've lost her all over again. I'm so sad that I don't have Kelly. But I'm so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?"

10 comments:

Яαgιи Яαvєи said...

One of the best lines from one of the most underrated films in history of cinema.

Anonymous said...

Hmm . . . . that's my favorite fantasy! Shipwreck + stranded + uninhabited, unpeopled island + then I reinvent everything!

Zee Puppette said...

Castaway is actually one of my favorite movies ever...maybe i read too much between the lines..alot more than it was acually intended...i know this part by heart..totally the best =)

sara said...

:)

Strange one in black! said...

ok, I read it over and over again,I am not interested in the island or kelly but I liked those lines,really inspirational for someone who loves wilted roses!!

And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing.Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring?

Merci sara!

sara said...

De rien!

Anonymous said...

One of the best films in the history of films, epic, best acting by tom hanks.

Anonymous said...

classic tom hanks. one of the best ever, saying one of the best quotes in the history of film, in my mind. it gives me chills when i hear him say it.

Anonymous said...

Truely words to live by

Karthik Bhat said...

The best from one of my favorite Tom Hanks movies!