R.I.P. Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try.”

“What I believe is that all clear-minded people should remain two things throughout their lifetimes: Curious and teachable.”

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.”

“I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization.”

― Roger Ebert

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4 responses to “R.I.P. Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

  1. Thanks Dave! What a wonderful tribute to a remarkable man. I grew up with him on TV since his PBS days. He was a gifted writer and we are so lucky that he left us with a rich online legacy. He will live on in the minds of many.

    • Well said, my friend! Couldn’t agree more. I have many memories watching him on PBS, through all incarnations of the show. I still look for his reviews on Fridays. Tough to let go.

  2. Great tribute, man, Ebert was a very wise man.

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