Ikiru is a 1952 film by famed director Akira Kurosawa. The title Ikiru translates to "to live" in English. The film examines the struggles of a dying Tokyo bureaucrat and his final quest for life's meaning.
- "I can't afford to hate anyone. I don't have that kind of time."
- (singing) "Life is brief, fall in love, maidens...Before the crimson bloom fades from your lips...Before the tides of passion cools within you...For those of you who know no tomorrow...Life is brief, fall in love, maidens...Before our raven tresses begin to fade...Before the flames in your hearts flicker and die...For those to whom today will never return..."
- "You're not supposed to do anything there. Doing anything but nothing is radical."
- "The public worry about bribes and 40,000 cars, but that is just fart compared to this massive, colossal waste of time [in government]"