Reel Life Wisdom Announces 'Ten Smartest Movie Quotes of 2007'

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Quote from the film 'Dan in Real Life' tops list of ten smartest quotes from the movies of 2007. Top Ten selected from more than 100 nominated quotes from last year's films.

2007 was a strong year for dramatic screenwriting. As a result, more than 100 thought-provoking movie quotes were nominated for 'Top Ten Smartest Movie Quotes of 2007'. The ten selected quotes by showcase a variety of intelligent perspectives that are reflective of a world of increasing change and uncertainty. The top quote of 2007 is from the dramatic comedy Dan in Real Life and offers sound advice for managing ourselves in a world of constant change.

"Instead of telling our young people to plan ahead, we should tell them to plan to be surprised."

The Dan in Real Life quote heads up a list of smart writing from such films as Atonement, Into the Wild, American Gangster, and The Simpsons Movie. The quote list was compiled from recommendations received over the past year at the Reel Life Wisdom website. The 100+ nominated quotes from 2007 and the Top Ten Smartest Movie Quotes of 2007 can be viewed at the Reel Life site. (

"We were very pleased with the number of nominated quotes this year," said Doug Manning, author of the Reel Life Wisdom website. "This has been a particularly strong year for dramatic films and they have provided a number of intelligent viewpoints that enable each of us to better understand and manage day-to-day life."

"We chose the Dan in Real Life quote because it represents a new truth for our uncertain world," said Manning. "Some people cling to the 20th century belief that prior planning is the key to success. In today's world, real success is more likely when people plan to adapt to the unpredictable and inevitable changes that will unfold."

The 100+ nominated film quotes from 2007 will be used to produce additional lists in coming weeks, including the ten funniest quotes and ten 'guilty pleasures' from the year. They have already been used as the source for a quote list entitled, '12 Great Movie Quotes for Both Sides of the Writer's Strike'. This list begins with a wise quote for the WGA and AMPTP from the film Becoming Jane - "If you wish to practice the art of fiction, then your horizons must be widened."

"We believe screenwriters have a lot to say about the human condition," said Manning. "Their stronger writing is often hidden behind pop culture quotes like 'Make my day' that have no real meaning beyond the context of the movie. We hope this list and the Reel Life website will bring a greater profile to the insightful perspectives embedded in many films."

For additional information on the Top Ten Smartest Movie Quotes of 2007 or the Reel Life Wisdom website, contact Doug Manning or visit Mr. Manning is also available for telephone or text interviews.

About Reel Life Wisdom
Reel Life Wisdom is for inspiration-seeking movie quote lovers. The website features daily movie quotes, a comprehensive Movie Quote Directory, Quote Lists (eg. 19 Best Movie Quotes for Your High School Reunion), Quote Quizzes, and Quote Reviews. You can also submit a quote to be featured on the site and considered for the smartest movie quote of the year.

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Doug Manning
Reel Life Wisdom
Phone: 1-250-869-0575


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