DonCharisma.com - Liddle - Love, Hope and Doing Something. I think a man only needs one thing in life. He just needs someone to love. If you can't give him that, then give him something to hope for. And if you can't give him that, just give him something to do.

Don Charisma – What motivates men? Love? Hope? Purpose?

I think a man only needs one thing in life.
He just needs someone to LOVE.
If you can’t give him that, then give him something to HOPE for.
And if you can’t give him that, just give him something to DO.

2004 Flight of the Phoenix Movie

Doesn’t quite fit on a tweet:)

1965 movie looks great and is on my list of movies to see. 2004 movie included this line, which is very true for me. It’s simple, easily understandable, and says it like it is. Wisdom for those who like things simple!

Here is the whole quote :

Frank Towns: Why give people false hope?
Liddle: Come on man.Most people spend their whole lives hanging on to hopes and dreams that are never going to come true but they hold on to them. Why are you going to give up on them now when you need them most?
Frank Towns: You are assuming I’m one of those people who has hopes and dreams.
Liddle: I find it hard to believe that a man who learns to fly never had a dream.
Frank Towns: Look, how can I let those people build that plane when I don’t believe it will work? And, every day they waste trying to build it brings them one day closer to dying.
Liddle: I think a man only needs one thing in life. He just needs someone to love. If you can’t give him that, then give him something to hope for. And if you can’t give him that, just give him something to do.
[James tosses the water bottle back to Frank and walks away]
Frank Towns: James, you’ll never make it.
Liddle: Then I’ll die trying. There are people counting on me.
Frank Towns: Okay, Okay, Okay. Okay. We’ll build it. Just come back with me.

DonCharisma.com - Liddle, Love, Hope and Doing Something. I think a man only needs one thing in life.  He just needs someone to love.  If you can't give him that, then give him something to hope for.  And if you can't give him that, just give him something to do.
DonCharisma.com – Liddle – Love, Hope and Doing Something

Resources & Sources

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Photoshop “Artwork” – Don Charisma

2004 Flight of the Phoenix Movie at IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377062/

Bit more about the movie and context of the quote – http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/66-weeks/read/articles/life-from-the-fire-12374.html

20 thoughts on “Don Charisma – What motivates men? Love? Hope? Purpose?

  1. Oh wow, about 10 years ago I bought a bracelet from a random little shop, that I’ve worn ever since with the line: “The grand essentials of happiness: Something to do, something to love and something to hope for.” Did not know where this came from! I guess now I know, and I’ve used it as my motto ever since.

    1. Hey Anna,

      lovely to hear from you. I did a little research after you sent me this. It seems to be unclear who originally said this, so it’s an anon. Although 2004 Flight of the Phoenix isn’t the greatest film ever made, this line struck a cord:)

      Good motto:)

      Don Charisma

  2. I think love might be the catalyst to wake in the morning but the thing that gives purpose to most people is doing something to make a positive impact on someone else’s life. Perhaps they are the same.

    I’m going to put this film on my t0-see list. Thank you.

    1. Hey Sharon, Thanks for adding… I think perhaps you are right 🙂

      Way I see it – without love out lives are a bit grey. Without hope and love they start to become dark. And without something to do or hope or love, well it’s just black.

      The 2004 film I felt was good (not awesome), really like to watch the 1965 version, perhaps the original better than the remake ?

      TC

      DC

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