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Bach Essences Go Hollywood

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2010

By Deborah Bier, PhD, Vibration Editor

Have you ever read a book, or watched a television show or movie and thought, “Wow, wasn’t THAT a Rescue Remedy moment!?” or “Wouldn’t I like to give that character some Heather!” Well, here’s your chance.


We have a half-dozen very famous movie lines below, plus a Bach flower remedy that reflects a need displayed within the quote. In some cases, the remedy is obvious from the quote, and in others you have to know something about the movie to see the connection.

Can you come up with some yourself? Don’t feel you need to stay with the Bach remedies — but do include  the essence manufacturer’s name as well as the movie where the quote can be found. List your entries in comments.

“We’ll always have Paris.” Honeysuckle (Casablanca)

“I want to be alone.”  Water Violet (Grand Hotel)

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Wild Rose (Gone with the Wind)

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Clematis (Wizard of Oz)

“I could have been a contender!” Gentian (On the Waterfront)

“As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!” Oak (Gone with the Wind)

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Ellen Perchonock:

I enjoyed the movie quotes and remedies suggested, but I disagree with you about Clark Gable’s comment. When he says he doesn’t give a damn, that’s not what he means at all — you’re giving a rememdy based on the superficial meaning of his words. He’s feeling deeply hurt, rejected, and bitter, at Scarlet’s treatment of him. Willow? Or maybe some hidden issues requiring Pine? {my memory has blanked out for the moment on the best remedies for soothing emotional hurts & rejection, sorry; I haven’t been actively working with remedies for years.]
Just my 2 cents’ worth! :-)

April 26th, 2010 | 12:11 am

I don’t have a movie, but the opening line of A Tale of Two Cities immediately came to mind.

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” Scleranthus (Bach).

April 26th, 2010 | 2:30 am

Movie: Avatar: “Outstanding!” Jake, in an Avatar body, then launches himself (pick one) over a cliff, off a tree hundreds of feet up, from a vehicle, out into the air towards a winged mount, etc.
Rock Rose (Bach).

April 26th, 2010 | 6:55 am

Great comments, all! Ellen, it was my reading that Rhett had come out the other side of the hurt and rejection by the time he said that… he was moving along with his life. I agree about the bitterness, though. I would also consider remedies for the previous state of rejection because it could easily be retriggered at some future event.

May 30th, 2010 | 6:59 pm