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Poll: Which "Meaning of Life" is closest to your philosophy?

Which of these comedic or serious answers to the meaning of life is closest to your own philosophy?

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

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    The Meaning of Life (1983)

    Matter is Energy
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    The Meaning of Life (1983)

    People aren't wearing enough hats
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    The Meaning of Life (1983)

    Now, here's the meaning of life: M-hmm. Well, it's nothing very special. Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations.
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    Our World (1967)

    "All You Need is Love," sung by the Beatles
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    Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)

    "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
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    Cabaret (1972)

    "Money Makes the World Go 'Round"
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    Casablanca (1942)

    Rick: Don't you sometimes wonder if it's worth all this? I mean what you're fighting for.

    Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we'll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.

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    The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    Detective Tom Polhaus: [picks up the falcon] Heavy. What is it?

    Sam Spade: The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of.

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    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

    Tom Joad: Well, maybe it's like Casy says. A fellow ain't got a soul of his own, just little piece of a big soul, the one big soul that belongs to everybody, then...

    Ma Joad: Then what, Tom?

    Tom Joad: Then it don't matter. I'll be all around in the dark - I'll be everywhere. Wherever you can look - wherever there's a fight, so hungry people can eat, I'll be there. Wherever there's a cop beatin' up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad. I'll be in the way kids laugh when they're hungry and they know supper's ready, and when the people are eatin' the stuff they raise and livin' in the houses they build - I'll be there, too.

    Ma Joad: I don't understand it, Tom.

    Tom Joad: Me, neither, Ma, but - just somethin' I been thinkin' about.

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    The Big Lebowski (1998)

    "Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you."
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    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    Mongol General: "What is best in life?"

    Conan: "Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. Hear the lamentations of their women."

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    Hitch (2005)

    "Life is not how many breaths you take, it's about how many breaths you take away."
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    Rocky (1976)

    "The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place... and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain't about how hard you hit... It's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward... how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying: You ain't what you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain´t you! You´re better than that."
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    The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

    "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'."
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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    "Life is like a box of chocolate, you'll never know what you're gonna get."
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    Dead Poets Society (1989)

    "Carpe Diem, sieze the day, make your life extraordinary."
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

    "For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
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    Defending Your Life (1991)

    "Being from earth as you are and using as little of your brain as you do, your life has pretty much been devoted to dealing with fear. Everybody on earth deals with fear. Fear is like a giant fog. It sits on your brain and blocks everything. Real feeling, true happiness, real joy, they can't get through that fog. But you lift it and buddy you're in for the ride of your life."

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