Wisdom Can be Found In Many Places

...including in an unusual movie like "The Weatherman", starring Michael Caine and Nicolas Cage.

Father: "David, sacrifice is...to get anything of value, you have to sacrifice."

David: "I know that, Dad, but I think that if we continue down this road, it's gonna be too detrimental for the kids. It's just too hard."

Father: "Do you know that the harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing? Nothing that has meaning is easy. 'Easy' doesn't enter into grown-up life."

....And, here's more "Wisdom" from two Academy Award acceptance speeches this year:

1) Original Screenplay for "Crash" by Paul Haggis & Bobby Moresco
"Bertolt Brecht said that art is not a mirror, but it is a hammer. It is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer in which to shape it." ~ Paul Haggis

2) Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain" by Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana
"The duty of art is to send light into the darkness of men's hearts." ~ Diana Ossana

Artists, in general, have an edge on tolerance...because art is about the whole world. ~ Patty Ann Smith