“Today is the first day of the rest of our lives.”

From: Clerks II

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Dante Hicks

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from Clerks II. The sequel to Kevin Smith’s first ever film sees Dante Hicks and Randall Graves now working at a fast food restaurant after the original Quick Stop convenience store was burned down.

The quote comes the end of the film. Dante (played by Brian O’Halloran) and Randall (played by Jeff Anderson) have rebuilt the Quick Stop thanks to a loan from Jay and Silent Bob (played by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, respectively). After serving a customer, Dante turns to Randall and delivers the quote.

Geek wisdom: There is actually some truth to that because every day is the first day of the rest of your life as well. Try to begin your day with a refreshed mind and try to look at life with a more positive outlook with new horizons to explore.

“I’m not even supposed to be here today!”

From: Clerks

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Dante Hicks

The story behind the quote: The quote comes from the cult classic Clerks. The movie was written and directed by Kevin Smith. Filmed on a really shoestring budget, Clerks follow the misadventures of Dante Hicks, a clerk from the Quick Mart who is called in to work on his day off, and Randall Graves, a slacker clerk who works next door at a video rental store. The movie became a cult classic and launched Kevin Smith’s career.

The quote comes from Dante Hicks several times throughout Clerks. Whenever something unfortunate happens to him while on the job, he bemoans the fact that this was supposed to be his day off.

Geek wisdom: There are going to be bad days and there’s really no way to say how a day will turn out because it’s not something you can control sometimes. The best thing to do is to bear with it and try to get through the day the best you can.