[Quotes] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a 2013 American adventure comedy-drama film directed, co-produced by and starring Ben Stiller and written by Steve Conrad. This is the second film adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It tells a story about a man named Walter. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2013.

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Here are some of the fantastic quotes from the film. 💡

Sean O’Connell: Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.

Walter Mitty: When are you going to take it?

Sean O’Connell: Sometimes I don’t. If I like a moment, for me, personally, I don’t like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it.

Walter Mitty: Stay in it?

Sean O’Connell: Yeah. Right there. Right here.

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Walter Mitty: To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

Cheryl: Life is about courage and going into the unknown.

Cheryl: I wanted to tell you, that song “Major Tom” and that beard guy… he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That song is about courage and going into the unknown. It’s a cool song.

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Sean O’Connell: Number 25 is my best ever, the quintessence of life, I think. I trust you’ll get it where it needs to go, you always do.

Helicopter Pilot: Don’t cheat on your lady, man, when you live in a country that only has eight people in it.

Todd Maher: How was the… daydreaming going?

Walter Mitty: Lately less.

Todd Maher: Good. Less is good!

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Walter Mitty: [with Spanish accent] The ice, yes? She moves like a woman. I’m Walter. Mitty.

Cheryl: Cheryl. Melhoff. Where have you been?

Walter Mitty: Testing the limits of the human spirit.

Cheryl: I’d like to climb your hair, test that out.

Walter Mitty: Perhaps I can contact you, possibly through my poetry falcon.

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Trawler Captain: You have at least a minute before you freeze.

Walter Mitty: What?

Trawler Captain: You are safe.

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Time to learn some collocations and sentence structures:

Sean O’Connell: Number 25 is my best ever, the quintessence of life, I think. I trust you’ll get it where it needs to go, you always do.

1. quintessence: the most typical example

  • An American football game is the quintessence of machismo.
  • They are the quintessence of negotiation and compromise.
  • The local government review is perhaps the quintessence of that situation, but unfortunately it is no joke.

Helicopter Pilot: Don’t cheat on your lady, man, when you live in a country that only has eight people in it.

2. cheat on: to behave in a dishonest way in order to get what you want.

  • I suspect he cheats on his taxes (= avoids paying as much tax as he should).
  • She found out that he’d been cheating on her.

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Please write down your own sentences by using one of the collocations, and leave your comments down below. We are looking forward to your answers!

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5 Comments

  • Beautiful things don’t ask for attention, very emotional sentence I like it very much .

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  • I hate anybody cheats on me,especially emotionally.
    My father is the quintessence of loyalty and honestly.

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  • Cheaters will come and be cheated too.
    my family is the quintessence of my life.

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  • The quintessence of learning new skills is continuity of practice

    I Guess he cheating on her,

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