Remembering Roger Ebert

Sad news this week about the passing of film critic Roger Ebert. Interesting to note that he, like my wife Ann, spent time at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In memory, here are a few of the things that Roger has shared with us:

"When I am writing, my problems become invisible, and I am the same person I always was. All is well. I am as I should be."

"I believe empathy is the most essential quality of civilization."

"Kindness' covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out."

"Because of the rush of human knowledge, because of the digital revolution, I have a voice, and I do not need to scream."

"We are put on this planet only once, and to limit ourselves to the familiar is a crime against our minds."

"I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path."

"So on this day of reflection I say again, thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies."


  1. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert on Saturday afternoons when I was a kid. It was the only thing on after cartoons were over and there was no cable or internet, so I had to look at something right?:) I did like the show though.

    I enjoyed the quotes.

  2. I used to enjoy the banter between Siskel and Ebert.
    It's sad that both icons are gone now.
    I believe he led a valiant fight right to the end and I'm glad he didn't fear what came after death.

  3. I loved the friendly banter between Siskel and Ebert. It was so obvious that they were friends. Folks on cable news would do well to emulate their style.


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