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    27 Times Cheesy Or Silly TV Shows And Movies Got Way More Deep Than They Had Any Right To

    "Be your own anchor."

    Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite powerful quotes from unexpected sources, like kids shows and movies, cartoons, cheesy TV shows, and rom-coms.

    Romero asking "Do you think God stays in heaven because he, too, lives in fear of what he's created?" in Spy Kids 2
    Dimension Films

    Here are the best responses!

    1. This line about scars from Criminal Minds:

    "Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we're going"
    CBS

    skailyr

    2. The simple yet profound phrase from Finding Nemo:

    Pixar

    "A simple sentence, but it hits hard."

    OHMYGER

    3. The speech Peggy gave about her self-worth on Agent Carter:

    "I know my value. Anyone else's opinion doesn't really matter"
    The CW

    "In Agent Carter, Peggy says, 'I know my own value. Anybody else’s opinion doesn’t really matter.' It was really inspiring, and I love how strong and badass Peggy is in the face of loss, sexism, and supervillains."

    Mango12345

    4. This question from Jeff on Community:

     "Why are we in such a rush to leave the tide pool when the only things waiting for us on shore are the sands of time and the hungry seagulls of slowly growing apart?"
    NBC

    "That's a really deep line, especially for a sitcom."

    ellieant13

    5. Angel's epiphany on Angel:

    "If nothing we do matters...then all that matters is what we do"
    The WB

    6. This profound quote from Futurama:

    "When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all"
    Fox

    "A quote from Futurama, of all places, lol."

    kplafke

    7. This lesson from The Lion King:

    Rafiki saying "Oh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it"
    Disney

    8. This quote from Andy on The Office:

    NBC

    Lily

    9. This very good point made on Bojack Horseman:

    "When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses...all the red flags just look like flags"
    Netflix

    10. This surprising tidbit of wisdom from Homer on The Simpsons:

    "Sometime, when you least expect it, you'll realize that someone loved you. And that means that someone can love you again. And that'll make you smile"
    Fox

    "As someone who's felt unlovable, I thought it was an unexpectedly sweet sentiment."

    lovelynifty

    11. This question from Vision on WandaVision:

    Vision saying "What is grief if not love persevering?"
    Disney+

    12. This overused but still really good quote from Spider-Man:

    Sony Pictures Releasing

    "What? It's a classic for a reason."

    meleldc32

    13. This encouragement from Melissa on Teen Wolf:

    "You fall in love more than once. It'll happen again...I promise. And until then...be your own anchor"
    MTV

    14. These touching words from Toula's mom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding:

    "We came here for you. So you could...so you could live. I gave you life so that you could live it"
    IFC Films

    "This line strongly resonated with me because I also come from a culture that requires you to adhere to family rules, obligations, and traditions, no matter how outdated they may be. I just never expected to get so emotional because of a rom-com!"

    sevanak

    15. These comforting words from the Doctor on Doctor Who:

    "The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don't always soften the bad things. But vice versa; the bad things don't necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant"
    BBC

    jenn

    16. This profound declaration from Logan on Gilmore Girls:

    The WB

    17. Killmonger's last words in Black Panther:

    Killmonger saying, "Just bury me in the ocean with my ancestors that jumped from the ships, because they knew death was better than bondage" in Black Panther
    Marvel

    18. Rebekah's statement about living on The Vampire Diaries:

    “The first rule of truly living: do the thing you're most afraid of"
    The CW

    "For a TV drama about vampires, they had great moments."

    nellieeng_

    19. Castiel's whole speech to Dean on Supernatural, but especially this line:

    "I cared about the whole world because of you"
    The CW

    "It’s quite long, but there are some beautiful words in there, ending with Cas saying he loves him. My favorite is when Cas says, 'I cared about the whole world because of you.' Supernatural was never exactly known for its heartwarming speeches and romantic love scenes."

    ash

    20. These poetic words from Jenny in Someone Great:

    Netflix

    21. This line about the quiet in life on The Magicians:

    "This world, it's not just the bad things or the ones that wronged us. There is such beauty in everything, even the quiet. Especially the quiet"
    Syfy

    22. Chidi's speech about the waves on The Good Place:

    Chidi tells Eleanor to picture a wave, saying you can see it and know what it is, then it crashes on the shore and is gone, but the water is still there. The wave has returned to the ocean, where it's supposed to be
    NBC

    "I watched it the night I found out my mom died, and hearing his explanation of death absolutely broke me. It's beautiful."

    fredzesty

    23. This proclamation of love in The Wedding Date:

    Universal Studios

    24. This description of grief in Sleepless in Seattle:

    Sam talks about how he'll force himself to get up every morning and breathe all day, and eventually he won't have to remind himself to, and he won't have to think about how perfect things were for a hwile
    TriStar Pictures

    "He says this to the doctor on the radio show who he has been talking to about the loss of his wife. Really depicts what it feels like to try to go on after losing someone you love."

    tracy110302

    25. This sad but true point on Star Trek:

    Picard saying  "It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness. That is life" on Star Trek
    NBC

    "It's so true. Sometimes, losing isn't about you. Sometimes it's about life and finding your way through it."

    m456bd6ed1

    26. This powerful line on The Magicians:

    Syfy

    27. And finally, this life lesson Bob Ross gave on The Joy of Painting:

    Bob Ross saying "I absolutely have to have dark in order to have light. It's like it life, you gotta have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come"
    PBS

    Angela

    Got any more for us? Let us know in the comments below!

    Note: Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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