“Congratulations. You are still alive. Most people are so ungrateful to be alive. But not you. Not anymore.”

From: Saw

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Jigsaw

The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the original Saw film. As the predecessor of the series, the film laid the groundwork for the series, which had a serial killer named Jigsaw who would kidnap people and put them through violent “games” to test their resolve to live. This would usually mean having to maim or kill others in order to survive his diabolical traps.

The quote comes in a flashback of the movie and it’s from the testimony from the only one who has survived Jigsaw’s “game,” Amanda Young (played by Shawnee Smith). She recalls the brutal game and how she had to kill someone in order to survive. After escaping her trap, Jigsaw enters the room and delivers the quote to Amanda.

Geek wisdom: Don’t wait for some life-changing event to happen to you to start realizing it’s a good thing to be alive. Be grateful to be alive so you can actually experience living.