Tuesday, April 17, 2012

N is for Never-the-Less

One of my all time favorite movie lines is from the African Queen with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.  Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, a straight laced Methodist missionary; and Bogart is masterful as Charlie Allnut, the lone wolf riverboat captain of the African Queen.

From the start, the two find themselves at odds with each other and though they are not aware of it yet- Life.  They are both missing something; and it appears that Providence has selected them to work together to find out what that is, or die trying.

In the midst of an argument where Charlie seems to have the upper hand, Rose stands tall, and from the very depths of her being says, simply, "Never the less." 

So, when circumstances beyond my control come my way, I want to choose to have the courage to look it in the eye, and say... "Never the less." 



Jessica L. Foster said...

Good line. That sounds like a great movie. I enjoy old classics, I might have to find it and watch it. Thanks for posting.

Cheryl Klarich said...

If you love great writing and superb acting you will love The African Queen!!

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never watched The African Queen either, but it sounds like an interesting movie!

The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Robyn Campbell said...

Humphrey Bogart is my favorite actor. I named our bull Bogie. *wink* This is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Sam Klarich said...

Though not an African Queen, or African, or queen-like, i'm pretty sure i'd like this movie. Very cool!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Golden, I just know you'll love it!

Robyn- Bogie the Bull?? AWESOME!!! We have the best taste in books and movies!!

Sam! You kind of remind me of a young Humphrey Bogart... Here's looking at you, kid! :)