“Vice, virtue. It’s best not to be too moral. You cheat yourself out of too much life. Aim above morality. If you apply that to life, then you’re bound to live fully.” –Maude, “Harold and Maude”

I used to think the best movie about how to live your life was “Auntie Mame.” That was before I saw “Harold and Maude.” “Auntie Mame” is still one of my favorites, but “Harold and Maude” is just one of those delightful, quirky, delicious, lovely movies that everyone should see at least once.

Maude: A lot of people enjoy being dead. But they are not dead, really. They’re just backing away from life. *Reach* out. Take a *chance*. Get *hurt* even. But play as well as you can. Go team, go! Give me an L. Give me an I. Give me a V. Give me an E. L-I-V-E. LIVE! Otherwise, you got nothing to talk about in the locker room.

Harold:  You sure have a way with people.
Maude:Well, they’re my species!


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