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Quotes from the Tv Series Life. Life was an NBC police drama about a police detective who is released from prison after serving 12 years for a crime he didn't commit. A quirky drama with moments of startling originality. The philosophy underlying the Zen religion is featured heavily in the show.

What we learned as children, that one plus one equals two, we know to be false. One plus one equals one. We even have a word for when you, plus another, equals one. That word is love.

Tidwell: Oh, you must be the grown up. Bodner: Special Agent Bodner, FBI. Crews: Are you all Special Agents? Because if you're all special, then none of you are really special then, right? Bodner: Trust me, I'm special.

Crews: You wanna know how to beat it? Reese: You can beat a lie detector? Crews: Yeah, it's easy. You just tell the truth.

Crews: It is not what we carry with us but what we let go that defines who we are.

The greatest mistake is to be continually fearful of making one. Stumble may prevent a fall. To say that we have made mistakes is to say that we are alive. When we cease to make mistakes that is the moment when we cease to be. The Buddha was once asked if he'd ever made a mistakes, he answered "I am making a mistake even now... Nothing more."

Bridger: I'm not talking to you! Crews: You just did.

Reese: What's with that car? Crews: It's just an object — doesn't have any meaning. Even if it did, it would be in Italian, so I wouldn't understand it anyway.

Crews: You ever have a nickname? Reese: Nope. I never did. Crews: Would you like one? Reese: No! Crews: Come on, I'm real go at 'em. Want me to give you one? Reese: Crews... Crews: That's my name. It would be confusing if your nickname was my name.

Rachel: You don't have to drive around in a car full of bullet holes, you know. Crews: Yeah I do. Maybe just for a little while longer.

Chasing after the world brings only chaos. Allowing it to come to be brings only peace. Retreat from the world and it will pursue you. To exist, to allow the world to exist, all things at once, all things as one. This is the path to serenity, to balance, see yourself as part of the world.

The Buddha was asked if he ever felt anger. Of course, said the Buddha. The Buddha was asked if he felt the desire to strike another. Of course, said the Buddha. But if I'm connected to all things said the Buddha, hurting another is hurting myself. And how does that better me? Crews: because it just does.

Crews: what would you come back as? Reincarnation. Don't limit yourself. You can choose an animal. Reese: this one time should be plenty, thank you. Crews: I'd like to come back as a giant Flemish rabbit. Fifteen pounds of pure bunny. Or a whale... can you imagine being a whale thousands of feet under water? Can you imagine that? Reese: Is it quiet down there?

Woman: Do you want a beer? Crews: No, thank you. We're working and one of us is a recovering alcoholic.

Reese: I'm with stupid. Reese: The arrow is pointing up. Shouldn't it point at the person next to you? Crews: I guess he was admiting the truth. Reese: That he was stupid? Crews: That no one knows anything.

Bobby: The knucklehead with the tire iron? It's nothing. Crews: It's not nothing because you did something. If you hadn't done anything, it might have been a number or things. Reese: Do you have to light him up?

We are none of us alone, even as we exhale, it is inhaled by others. The light that shines upon me shines upon my neighbor as well. In this way everything is connected to everything else. In this way, I am connected to my friend even as I am connected to my enemy. In this way there is no difference between me and my friend. In this way there is no difference between me and my enemy. We are none of us alone.

Reese: how did you get him to tell you all that on the phone? Crews: Well, I asked. And I waited. People like to fill a void.

Crews: Aren't they all on MySpace, or YourSpace, Facebook, FacePlace? Reese: How do you know about that? Crews: Everybody knows about that. Don't you want a whole bunch of new friends? Don't you want them all to know where you are all the time?

Crews: this kid is nowhere. Reese: No one is nowhere. Crews: now you're sounding like me again. Reese: Am I?

Crews: you can't steal nothing, nothing doesn't exist. To steal something that doesn't exist... Wait, wait.... if it doesn't exist, then how can it be something?

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