Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Quote of the Week

What do they know of America who only America know?
--Daniel J. Flynn, Blue Collar Intellectuals: When the Enlightened and the Everyman Elevated America

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

You know, in my world, Casey, there were limitless oceans as far as the eye could see. A beautiful home until it started to dry up. So I escaped, came here and met you. All of you. All of you were different from the others. You were lost and lonely, just like me. And I thought that maybe I could give you a taste of my world: a world without anger, without fear, without attitude. Where the underachiever goes home to parents who care. The jock can be smart, the ugly duckling beautiful, and the class wuss doesn't have to live in terror. And the new girl -- Well, she can just fit right in with people who are just like her. You see, Casey, even Marybeth's feelings can be hurt... by a bunch of pathetic, lost, little outcasts... who truly believe that their disaffected lonely life... is the only way they can survive. I can make you a part of something so special, Casey, so perfect, so fearless. Don't you want that, Casey?
--Laura Harris, The Faculty (1998)

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TV Quote of the Week

There’s one thing I learned, Lieutenant, is that we all have a cross to bear. Including those of us who seem most fortunate. My problem is just the opposite. Born smart, as they say. A blessing, you’d think. I had no real childhood, I was an imitation adult, because that’s what was expected of me. Most people don’t like smart people. Most children despise smart children. So early on I had to hide my so-called gift and conceal it from my own brothers and sisters, my classmates, in the service. Painful. Lonely years.
--Theodore Bikel, Columbo, The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case"

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Quote of the Week

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows anybody.
--Mark Twain, Following the Equator

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

Lies, deceit, mixed messages... this is turning into a real marriage.
--John Travolta, Face/Off (1997)

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TV Quote of the Week

Nothing solves everything forever like a wedding.
--Julia Kavner, The Simpsons, "Rome-Old and Juli-Eh"

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Quote of the Week

Heterosexuality is not normal, it's just common.
--Dorothy Parker

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Movie Quote of the Week

It is not our abilities that tell us what we truly are ... it is our choices.
--Richard Harris, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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TV Quote of the Week

But, if you remember nothing else, then please remember this. Chess is just a game. Real people aren't pieces. You can't assign more value to some of them than to others. Not to me. Not to anyone. People are not a thing that you can sacrifice. The lesson is... that anyone who looks on the world as if it was a game a chess deserves to lose.
--Michael Emerson, Person of Interest, "If-Then-Else"

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Quote of the Week

The officers and I did not assume that the United States was going to decline like those ancient empires. That is not the lesson of classical history. Rather, it is that change is inescapable and the more gradual and hidden the change, the more decisive: the great shifts in fortune for ancient empires were usually not apparent to those living at the time.
--Robert D. Kaplan, An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future

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