Newest Members
Rod2112, Mark71, oic, ocean, alone87
12883 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
dm13 (40), Jaso (35), liliana888 (44), lionking (20), Ohioguy (41), Raju (33)
Who's Online
3 registered (pittsburgh, 2 invisible), 16 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
12883 Members
75 Forums
66680 Topics
465906 Posts

Max Online: 418 @ 07/02/12 07:29 AM
Topic Options
#311947 - 11/27/09 10:50 AM great opening line in a movie
Sans Logos Offline

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5791
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
gone baby gone

not necessarily csa related, but definitely PTSD related themes.

i just loved the opening line in the movie:

' i always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are'

it was a powerful opening statement. i'd say that definitely applies here with us.


  1. the past
  2. ReClaiming Now
  3. advocacy

#312095 - 11/28/09 02:26 AM Re: great opening line in a movie [Re: Sans Logos]
expom Offline

Registered: 01/06/09
Posts: 126
Loc: Australia
I agree 100%. There are so many things in my life that have happened to me that were the choice of others and I have had to come to terms with those choices.

I am in the process of learning to try and live as if I have made choices that were different than the ones imposed: Trying to get my life 'back on track' - a track that I think I had freer access too before others' choices blocked off those routes.

I have just had a look at the poster for the film that the quote comes from "Gone Baby Gone". There is another poignant quote on the poster that is hitting home at the moment because - again - it so fits in with my experience. That quote: "Hope begins where the secrets end".

These two will go on my wall of quotes.

Ron I thank you for pointing the movie out - it will be one that I look out for in the rental shop.


I endured all my yesterdays. I prevail in all of my todays. I exercise my right to be able to enjoy my tomorrows. I choose not to do it alone.

#312960 - 12/04/09 03:46 PM Re: great opening line in a movie [Re: Sans Logos]
kidneythis Offline

Registered: 11/08/09
Posts: 1558
For me it was Steve Martin I forget the movie name but he said
"I was born a poor black child.."

As Mark Twain once quipped, history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

#313004 - 12/04/09 10:22 PM Re: great opening line in a movie [Re: kidneythis]
alan55 Offline

Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 202
Loc: Seattle, WA
There are some great lines in movies - things I always wish I'd have said!
Bette Davis in "All About Eve" - "Fasten your seatbelts, it going to be a bumpy flight."

#313023 - 12/05/09 04:04 AM Re: great opening line in a movie [Re: kidneythis]
behindthewall Offline

Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 126
Loc: US
..."For me it was Steve Martin I forget the movie name but he said
"I was born a poor black child..""

The Jerk


Moderator:  ModTeam, TJ jeff 

I agree that my access and use of the MaleSurvivor discussion forums and chat room is subject to the terms of this Agreement. AND the sole discretion of MaleSurvivor.
I agree that my use of MaleSurvivor resources are AT-WILL, and that my posting privileges may be terminated at any time, and for any reason by MaleSurvivor.