“Remember those posters that say ‘Today is the first day of the rest of your life’? Well, that’s true for every day but one: the day you die.”

From: American Beauty

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Lester Burnham

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the drama/black comedy. The film is all about Lester Burnham, a man experiencing a mid-life crisis and also becomes infatuated with his daughter’s best friend. While highly acclaimed at its time of release, American Beauty’s reputation has taken quite a hit as the days have gone by.

The quote comes from the very start of the movie. Lester Burnham (played by Kevin Spacey) opens up the film with the quote as part of his opening narration, hinting that someone is going to die by the end.

Geek wisdom: While it’s good to be optimistic about our future in life, always remember that it could end at a moment’s notice.