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The shortest distance between two points is under construction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A novel points out that the world consists entirely of exceptions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sometimes apparent resemblance of character will bring two men together and for a certain time unite them. But their mistake gradually becomes evident, and they are astonished to find themselves not only far apart, but even repelled, in some sort, at all their points of contact.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is an age of intellectual sauces, of essence, of distillation. We have conclusions without deductions, abridgments of history and abridgments of science without leading facts. We have animals for literature, Cabinet Encyclopaedias, Family Libraries, Diffusion Societies, and heaven knows what else! What is all this for? Not to add knowledge to the learned, but to tell points to the ignorant, without giving them the trouble to acquire the links. Oh! it is sad work. And the result will be injurious to all classes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you do not ask the right questions, you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the A-B-C of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action the ability to pass directly from thought to action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science has not solved problems, only shifted the points of problems.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Information is recorded in vast interconnecting networks. Each idea or image has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of associations and is connected to numerous other points in the mental network.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The person who can combine frames of reference and draw connections between ostensibly unrelated points of view is likely to be the one who makes the creative breakthrough.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know only a few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, by any confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but really concurring, laws, which we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveler, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is the best sailor who can steer within fewest points of the wind, and exact a motive power out of the greatest obstacles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being a Jew is like walking in the wind or swimming: you are touched at all points and conscious everywhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mr. Finkle: What do you know about Ray Finkle?
[Ace sucks in a huge breath of air]
Ace Ventura: Soccer style kicker graduated from Cauler high June 1976, Stetson University honors graduate class of 1980, holds 2 NCAA division 1 records one for most points in a season, one for distance, former nickname "The Mule," The first and only pro athlete to come out of Cauler County and one hell of a model American.
Mr. Finkle: Are you another one of those "Hard Copy" guys?
Ace Ventura: No Sir, I'm just a very big Finkle fan, This is my Graceland. More [07/21/2005 12:07:00]
Ron Burgundy: [after Brian introduces Ron to a girl, who then later points toward her breasts] You pointed to your boobies.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Bozo No. 1: [about Jackie Boy] He is generous. But that temper of his... you shouldn't have picked on him like you did. My temper, you don't have to worry about.
Shellie: [grabs a knife and points it at him] Shut up and keep your hands to yourself, or I'll cut your little pecker off.
Bozo No. 1: Woo! I been told!More [08/30/2005 12:08:00]
Dan Mott: [doing his best c3p0 voice] We are in serious trouble my friends. All data points to us being... how do you human's say it? Completely screwed.More [11/17/2005 12:11:00]
Parker: The longest distance between two points is a kidnapper and his money.More [12/08/2005 12:12:00]
Mr. Nik: [translating] He say he deserter.
Sergeant Major Basil Plumley: Bullshit, he's a lookout.
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: Ask him where his friends are.
[Mr. Nik asks in Vietnamese]
Mr. Nik: He say this is basecamp for whole division. 4,000 men.
Lt. Colonel Hal Moore: Where?
[Mr. Nik points to a nearby mountain]
Mr. Nik: [still translating] Same army that destroyed French. They want to kill Americans very badly, but have not been able to find any yet.More [12/12/2005 12:12:00]
I played well. I didn't miss much on key points and I put a lot of pressure on her. I couldn't ask for much more, she's the No. 4 player in the world.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
I didn't miss much of the key points and I put her under pressure. I couldn't ask for more, because Maria is number four in the world. I knew I had to come up with a great game and I did.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
“We were down four points and I felt we needed a little bit of a lift energy-wise and sometimes it gets us going. It's a calculated gamble on my part and it worked to our advantage.”More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
“It was redemption. She felt like she let the team down by not getting any points (Monday).”More [07/05/2006 12:07:00]
I'm now in the extraordinary position where my grandchildren can watch me in Superman. I've scored enormous points with my 3-year-old grandson because his grandma is friends with Superman.More [09/15/2006 12:09:00]
“In turn, a larger installed base of hardware should lead to higher sales of video game software. In particular, we believe that these price points will appeal to a more mass-market audience.”More [10/30/2006 12:10:00]
“Higher price points for the blockbuster titles in 2004 and 2005 can condition the video game consumer for the acceptance of broader price increases during the next video game cycle and beyond. We encourage the industry to look longer-term at the potential necessity to raise prices to maintain growth.”More [10/30/2006 12:10:00]
“I've definitely had lower points in my career, ... I've been through some worse and the World Cup was worse.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“If we win the next two games then, even if we finished in second place in the group, we've got very high points. We need to win, simple as that. That's what's we're here for. We said that before the Wales game we want to get six points out of the two games and that's what we look for.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“I lost a lot of points and gave her a big advantage. It's not my favorite shot to do. I'm trying to get better.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“There were a lot of points where if I could have won those, it would have made a difference, and who knows what would happen in the third set?”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“A couple of points in the third set made a difference to the end result, ... When I was 1-5 down, I played very relaxed and tied the score but at 5-all, she held her serve after she had a couple of lucky points and it turned her way. I should forget this loss because I had two good weeks in Russia and will take positive things from my game today.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“I gave it all I had in the tie breaker and then in the third I ran out of gas, ... At that point it's pretty tough, physically as the points were going longer, it was to Kim's advantage. Physically, I still have to get a lot better.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“I kind of gave it all I had in the tiebreaker and just basically ran out of gas in the third set, ... Physically, I have to get a lot better and play these three-setters where the points are going to go on and on. Today's match is a great example that it's physical.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“I think the surface helps a lot. It gives a lot more free points than other surfaces. Serving aces out of nowhere when you haven't had any before, that comes out of confidence.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“It was tough. I couldn't put two points together. I was tired from my previous match, and now I need some time off.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“It was tough today, she was hitting winners off both sides and I couldn't put two points together. I was a little tired from my previous matches.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“It gives me a lot of confidence that I can pull out a win like that when there are points in the match where you don't feel great.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
“I made mistakes on those match points but it's like that at times.”More [11/16/2006 12:11:00]
“We did much better this time around than we did last year, that’s for sure, ... I think we scored five points - in the two matches combined - last year.”More [01/14/2007 12:01:00]
“I think we gave Geneva their first seven points of the match. We were committing a lot of errors out there. We had to get some kind of offense going and we didn't do that.”More [01/14/2007 12:01:00]
Jack Sparrow: [pulls out sword and threatens Will] Can't let you do that, William. 'Cause if Jones is dead, who's to call his terrible beastie off the hunt, eh? Now, if you please. The key.
Will Turner: [Pulls his sword on Jack] I keep the promises I make, Jack. I intend to free my father. I hope you're here to see it.
Norrington: [Norrington draws his sword, points it at Will] I can't let you do that, either. So sorry.
Jack Sparrow: [to Norrington] I knew you'd warm up to me eventually.
Norrington: [Norrington points his sword at Jack] Lord Beckett desires the contents of that chest. I deliver it, I get my life back.
Jack Sparrow: Ah. The dark side of ambition.
Norrington: Oh, I prefer to see it as the promise of redemption.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Norrington: [drunk and angry] So am I worthy to serve under Captain Jack Sparrow...
[he draws his pistol and points it at Jack, who is hiding behind a pole]
Norrington: ... or should I just kill you now?
Jack Sparrow: [tries and fails to hide behind his pole] You're hired!
Norrington: Sorry. Old habits and all that.
[smiles and prepares to pull the trigger]More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Cotton's Parrot: [squawk] Walk the plank!
Jack Sparrow: [pulls out gun and points it at the bird] What did the bird say?More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Professor McGonagall: [on Harry and Ron beating the Mountain Troll] Five points will be awarded to each of you...
[Ron and Harry smile at each other]
Professor McGonagall: ...for sheer dumb luck.More [02/20/2007 12:02:00]
Professor McGonagall: Nothing, I repeat, nothing... gives a student the right to walk about the school at night. Therefore, as punishment for your actions, 50 points will be taken.
Harry: 50?
[Ron and Hermione also looking shocked, Draco smirking]
Professor McGonagall: Each.
[Harry's mouth drops open]
Professor McGonagall: And to ensure it doesn't happen again... all four of you will receive detention.
Draco Malfoy: [smirk suddenly fades and steps up] Excuse me, professor, perhaps I heard you wrong. I thought you said the four of us.
Professor McGonagall: No, you heard me correctly, Mr. Malfoy. You see, honorable as your intentions were, you too were out of bed after hours... You will join your classmates in detention.More [02/20/2007 12:02:00]
Moaning Myrtle: ...Here I am, minding my own business, and someone thinks it's funny to throw a book at me.
Ron: But, it can't hurt if someone throws something at you. I mean, it would just go right through you.
Moaning Myrtle: [swooping down towards Ron] Sure! Let's all throw books at Myrtle, because she can't feel it. Ten points if you get it in her stomach.
[punches Ron in stomach]
Moaning Myrtle: Fifty points if it goes through her HEAD.
[punches Ron in head]More [02/21/2007 12:02:00]
[Dr. Phil successfully cuts off his foot]
Shaquille O'Neal: Oh, my God!
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw: I did it. We're saved.
[Shaq points at the sawed off foot]
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw: What's wrong?
Shaquille O'Neal: Wrong foot.
Dr. Phillip C. McGraw: Motherfu...
[faints]More [02/22/2007 12:02:00]
Bernie Focker: At least I'm comfortable enough in my skin to cook for my family. Tell me when was the last time you gave your wife breakfast in bed? When was the last time you gave her anything in bed?
Jack Byrnes: Now you're outta line Focker.
Bernie Focker: No man you are outta line. You hurt my feelings there. There's no reason to hurt my feelings.
[looks at Greg and points to Jack]
Bernie Focker: He insulted me.More [02/23/2007 12:02:00]
[talking about the Time Machine]
Marty McFly: [looks through a camcorder] This is uh... This is heavy duty, Doc. This is great. Uh... does it run, like... on regular unleaded gasoline?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Unfortunately no, it requires something with a little more kick - plutonium.
Marty McFly: Uh... plutonium? Wait.
[lowers the camcorder by his side and points to the DeLorean]
Marty McFly: Are you telling me that this sucker is nuclear?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Hey, hey, hey. Keep rolling. Keep rolling, there.
[Marty looks through the camcorder again]
Dr. Emmett Brown: No, no, no. This sucker's electrical, but I need a nuclear reaction to generate the 1.21 jigawatts of electricity I need.
Marty McFly: Doc, you don't just walk into a store and buy plutonium. Did you rip that off?
Dr. Emmett Brown: Shhhhhh. Of course. From a group of Libyan nationalists. They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb-casing full of used pinball machine parts! Come on! Let's get you a radiation suit. We must prepare to reload.More [02/26/2007 12:02:00]
[Biff has chased Marty to the roof of a building]
Biff Tannen: Go ahead, kid! Jump! A suicide will be nice and neat.
Marty McFly: What if I don't?
[Biff points gun at Marty]
Biff Tannen: Lead poisoning.More [02/28/2007 12:02:00]
“Defensively, we stepped it up. Our post players were aggressive, and it led to a lot of points in transition.”More [03/05/2007 12:03:00]

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