Undoubtedly, this is a very strange time for everyone and people are coping with it in different ways.
Some are burying their head in their phone, taking in every scrap of information that they can get their hands on so they stay informed. Others are choosing to stay away from it all and catch up on some movies to help distract from what's going on.
No doubt that Acting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has a lot going on right now, so obviously his speechwriting staff has spent the time away from normality to do this. Without even having to check, our guess is one of the movies they watched since all this began is 'The Terminator', or possibly 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'.
In last night's speech, Varadkar included this particular line. "These are radical actions aimed at saving as many people’s lives as possible in the days and weeks ahead. We’re not prisoners of fate, we can influence what’s going to happen to us next. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves."
It's pretty inspiring stuff, we think you'll agree. It is, however, lifted straight from 'The Terminator'. The quote from the movie goes as follows - "The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves."
Kyle Reese, played by Michael Biehn, tries to inspire Sarah Connor into action with the line. It also featured again in 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day', in a scene from the Director's Cut when Sarah - trapped in a mental hospital - has a vision that sees Kyle Reese return from the dead.
Here's that scene.
Needless to say, the line caught a few people's ears and it wasn't long before social media was full of quotes from 'The Terminator' and pictures of Sarah Connor everywhere.
Here's a few of the best.
An Taoiseach is a big Sarah Connor fan:
“There's no fate but what we make for ourselves." pic.twitter.com/ZvgMmgdz7V
— Courts News Ireland (@courtsnewsIRL) March 27, 2020
Still processing that the Taoiseach said there is no fate but what we make for ourselves in a national televised address
— big ceebs (@ceebels) March 27, 2020
"There's no fate but what we make for ourselves".
HOLY SHIT LEO IS GONNA ICE DYSON
— David Brien (@Daithi240) March 28, 2020
Leo casually busting out the “There’s no fate but what we make for ourselves” line from ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ in his speech. You win this round Leo... pic.twitter.com/qmPqkcRGPb
— Niall Bradley (@NiallGBradley) March 27, 2020