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4 Movie Quotes to Get You Through Exams

There’s no doubt about it — exams are the pits. Being stuck in the library for hours, bored out of your mind is the absolute worst. Oh, and trying to get motivated to study instead of Facebooking? Forget about it. As much as you want to skip studying and play Call of Dutyinstead, you’ve got to snap out of it and hit the books. If the pressure of crunch time isn’t keeping you focused or getting you excited about philosophy or molecular biology, then check out these seven great movie quotes to get you through exams.

  1. “Do, or do not. There is no try.” (Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back)

    The incredibly wise Yoda can teach us all a lesson or two about doing our best to succeed, especially when it comes to exams! Just like Yoda tells Luke Skywalker to either do something right or don’t do it at all, you should either study hard for your exams or not even bother if you’re only going to “try.”

  2. “Remember, kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” (The Sandlot)

    Children of the ’90s know and love The Sandlot dearly. Just the thought of the movie can make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but it’s the wise words of Babe Ruth that make it even more awesome. So when you’re stuck in the library studying and wondering if you’ll ever make it in the history textbooks, remember what “The Great Bambino” said about heroes and legends and following your heart, kid.

  3. “Stupid is as stupid does” (Forrest Gump)

    Feeling stupid because you can’t remember the rules of exponents or who won World War I? Well, Forrest Gump would tell you, “Stupid is as stupid does.” This Southern saying means that no matter how stupid you or others think you are, your actions are the only thing that really matters. So, if you don’t study for your exams, but still expect to get all A’s, you might be, well, stupid.

  4. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)

    Take it from wiseguy Ferris Bueller; he knows a thing or two about living life to the fullest. OK, so you might not be able to play hooky or get out of taking your exams, but as soon as you’re done with the grind of finals, get outside, dine at an upscale restaurant, go to a baseball game, jump on a parade float, and just have fun, the Bueller way.

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10 responses to “4 Movie Quotes to Get You Through Exams”

  1. on thehomefrontandbeyond says :

    I love these–particularly do it or do not, there is no try–think I will engrave this on my business cards

  2. sharechair says :

    “Life moves pretty fast” ….. and it gets faster and faster when you get older. Enjoy those exams. It’s really a great time of life and everything is in front of you. (Wow, now I’m really sounding old!!) 🙂

    • JustEnglish.me says :

      I think I had a good deal of exams for my 27 years of age. 🙂 We’ll see about the Masters Degree and thus the additional exams. 🙂

  3. Experienced Tutors says :

    Like your post – your right. I put together a video for a Revision Techniques article on my site. The video may not help you much but you may find it slightly amusing and a welcome distraction from re-reading your notes. The video is at the bottom of the page – http://www.experiencedtutors.co.uk/revision-techniques.php It’s only 3 minutes and 3 seconds and if you don’t like the video you may like the music. Good luck with the exams.

    • JustEnglish.me says :

      Thank you! I will check it later with a great pleasure. As to my exams. Thankfully they are over for this year! Just waiting some results. Yahoo! 🙂

  4. robincoyle says :

    We could all learn from that rascal Ferris.

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