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rain man 19891989 was the year of Exxon Valdez, Tiananmen Square, Oliver North, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the hit on Salman Rushdie.  San Francisco ruled sport, as the 49ers won the Super Bowl and the Oakland A’s defeated the SF Giants in the World Series.  Rain Man won Best Picture and Bobby McFerrin reminded us all, “Don’t worry, be happy!”  Here are all our selected movie quotes from 1989.

“They don’t pay off on high aspirations.  You’ve got to deliver.”
“The justice system works swiftly in the future now that they've abolished all lawyers.”
“We're not laughing at you.  We're laughing near you.”
“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”
“Comedy is tragedy plus time.”
“When we fall in love, we are seeking to re-find all or some of the people to whom you were attached as children.  On the other hand, we ask our beloved to correct all the wrongs that these early parents or siblings inflicted on us.  So, love contains in it the contradiction, the attempts to return to the past and the attempt to undo the past.”
“Better to have it and not need it than it is to need it and not have it.”
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
“My ex-husband and I fell in love at first sight.  Maybe I should have taken a second look.”
“It’s called wisdom.  It comes to us suddenly.  We realize the difference between what’s real and deep and lasting versus the superficial payoff of the moment.”
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