Time Management Advice from the Movies

With the Oscars approaching, I collected together some advice from the movies on time management, motivation and organizing.

Can you match the quote to the film? Answers are at the very bottom of this post.

1. I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow. A. Finding Nemo
2. Then where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. B. Troy
3. Sucking the marrow out of life doesn’t mean choking on the bone C. Steel Magnolias
4. I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special. D. Enemy At The Gates
5. Forty years old — and I haven’t done a thing that I’m proud of. E. The Green Mile
6. Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. F. Chariots Of Fire
7. These people took the time to write to us. Tomorrow, we might not be around to write back. G. Gone With The Wind
8. A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early; he arrives precisely when he means to! H. Dead Poets Society
9. Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not. I. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
10. I just can’t afford any more delays and you’re one of those fish that causes delays. J. Mary Poppins
11. In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. K. Milk
12. Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? L. Lord Of The Rings (Fellowship Of The Ring)


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1G, 2F, 3H, 4C, 5K, 6I, 7D, 8L, 9E, 10A, 11J, 12B.
Too easy? OK:  5 of these did not win Oscars.  Which?

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8 Responses to Time Management Advice from the Movies

  1. Stitchfork says:

    Who could argue with Mary Poppins advice?!!
    xo Cathy

  2. Dana says:

    What fun! I lean toward the Ferris Bueller and Steel Magnolia philosophies myself.

  3. What a clever post! Sadly, though you lured me into a false sense of confidence with that first one, I did miserably on this quiz! :-)

    But now I am definitely going to drive Mark crazy singing “Spoonful of Sugar” (or whatever the official name of the song from Mary Poppins is)!


  4. Gwen says:

    “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” -One of the best movies EVER.

    Non winners were Ferris, Enemy at The Gates, Steel Magnolias and ….don’t want to be that kid that has all of the answers and never gives anyone else a chance.

  5. Shelley says:

    What a creative idea for a post! I didn’t do very well, mind, though I’ve seen 8 of the 12 films – some of them a very long time ago!

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