Leaning How To Live
“Meet Joe Black”
American romantic fantasy film
Learning How To Live – Note
The screenplay by Bo Goldman, Kevin Wade, Ron Osborn and Jeff Reno is loosely based on the 1934 film “Death Takes a Holiday.”
Learning How To Live – “To The Depths of Forever”
Joe Black: I don’t care, Bill. I love her.
William Parrish: How perfect for you – to take whatever you want because it pleases you. That’s not love.
Joe Black: Then what is it?
William Parrish: Some aimless infatuation which, for the moment, you feel like indulging – it’s missing everything that matters.
Joe Black: Which is what?
William Parrish: Trust, responsibility, taking the weight for your choices and feelings, and spending the rest of your life living up to them. And above all, not hurting the object of your love.
Joe Black: So that’s what love is, according to William Parrish?
William Parrish: Multiply it by infinity, and take it to the depth of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what I’m talking about.
Joe Black: Those were my words.
William Parrish: They’re mine now.
Also published on Medium.