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Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The survivors would envy the dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I envy people who can just look at a sunset. I wonder how you can shoot it. There is nothing more grotesque to me than a vacation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing that exasperates people more than a display of superior ability or brilliance in conversation. They seem pleased at the time, but their envy makes them curse the conversationalist in their heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Youth enters the world with very happy prejudices in her own favor. She imagines herself not only certain of accomplishing every adventure, but of obtaining those rewards which the accomplishment may deserve. She is not easily persuaded to believe that the force of merit can be resisted by obstinacy and avarice, or its luster darkened by envy and malignity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Merit is often an obstacle to fortune; the reason is it produces two bad effects, envy and fear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rust consumes iron and envy consumes itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The few who do are the envy of the many who only watch.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They that envy others are their inferiors.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pity is for living, envy is for dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Achilles: I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.More [03/23/2007 12:03:00]
Prince Wendell: And now, for the greatest bravery imaginable. For courage in face of relentless and terrible danger, I award my dear friends the highest medals in my Kingdom. Firstly, my temporary manservant, Antony. My people, look upon my friend. No longer is he spineless and wallowing in self pity.
Tony: Thanks.
Prince Wendell: No longer is he a balding useless coward who would rather run than fight.
Tony: I think they got the message.
Prince Wendell: No longer is he selfishly driven by envy and greed.
Tony: Wendell, the medal.
Prince Wendell: No. He is heroically transformed. What braver man could exist? Antony the Valiant.More [03/28/2007 12:03:00]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: You never pitied me, Tom. Thank you for that.
Tom Loyless: On the contrary; I envy you.More [05/17/2007 12:05:00]
Persephone: I envy you. But such a thing is not meant to last.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
We're talking about a constitution that is in its third century. That's really quite remarkable among any of the nations of the world. It suggests an essential stability of our political system that many may envy but not many can emulate.More [08/07/2007 12:08:00]
Ferris: Don't worry about it, I don't even have a piece of shit. I have to envy yours.
Cameron: Oh, thanks.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Elwood P. Dowd: Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they've done and the big wonderful things they'll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us.More [02/11/2008 12:02:00]
Elwood P. Dowd: That's envy my dear, there's a little bit of envy in the best of us.More [02/11/2008 12:02:00]
Jessica Spencer: Look at these earrings. I'll be the envy of every girl at prom. Not like that was in jeopardy or anything.
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Alex Cross: Don't do it, Nick.
Dr. Kate McTiernan: Alex.
Alex Cross: Let's talk about it, ok? You want to put the lighter down, Nick? Please?
Detective Nick Ruskin: She has to know.
Alex Cross: She knows, Nick.
Detective Nick Ruskin: Then why don't you shoot me?
Alex Cross: Ah, I don't think so. Muzzle flare, room full of gas, all that, you know? Look, Nick I'm gonna put the gun down. Look, see? There now. How's that? I want you to think about this, Nick. If you do this, no one will ever understand.
Detective Nick Ruskin: Oh, don't mind fuck me!
Alex Cross: No, I'm not, Nick.
Detective Nick Ruskin: See Kate? It's all about building rapport. You use the subject's first name, and your tone, you gotta keep it soft and steady.
Alex Cross: Establish eye contact, seek his level.
Detective Nick Ruskin: You wanna know the truth, Alex? You're the one who really needs help.
Alex Cross: Well, enlighten me, Nick. Tell me what the truth is.
Detective Nick Ruskin: Truth is looking at a beautiful woman, like our Kate here, and saying to yourself, I gotta have that. I gotta break her down. It's your basest animal self. Dig deep, Alex. You'll recognize him. He's ugly.
Alex Cross: I've run into him now and then.
Detective Nick Ruskin: Go ahead. Reach for the Glock and take me down before I tell you about the 10 days I spent with Naomi. 10 days, Doc. Things she'd never tell you. My brown sugar, face like an angel. Perfect, every inch of her. You never knew Naomi. Not like I did. Deep down, you envy me that. Say it.
Alex Cross: I don't work like you. I don't, hate.
Detective Nick Ruskin: You only wish you had the courage. Good night, sweet Kate.
[Alex shoots and kills Nick through a carton of Milk before he can kill Kate]
Detective Nick Ruskin: .
Alex Cross: Kate. It's alright Kate.More [06/16/2008 12:06:00]
Amy: Have you heard from Jo? She has befriended a German professor.
Laurie: I envy her happiness. I envy his happiness. I envy John Brooke for marrying Meg. I hate Fred Vaughn. And if Beth had a lover I would despise him too. Just as you have always known that you would never marry a pauper, I have always known that I belong to the March family.
Amy: I will not be loved for my family...More [08/02/2008 12:08:00]
Spirit of Christmas Present:
[Scrooge laughs while watching the Cratchits] You laugh?



Ebenezer Scrooge:
Laugh? I envy them.

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Maxim de Winter:
"I'll make a bargain with you," she said. "You'd look rather foolish trying to divorce me now after four days of marriage. So I'll play the part of a devoted wife, mistress of your precious Manderley. I'll make it the most famous showplace in England if you like. Then, people will visit us and envy us, and say we're the luckiest, happiest, couple in the country. What a grand show it will be! What a triumph!"

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Daniel Webster:
Gentlemen of the jury, tonight it is my privilege to address a group of men I've long been acquainted with in song and story, but men I had never hoped to see. My worthy opponent, Mister Scratch, called you Americans all. Mister Scratch is right. You were Americans all. Oh, what a heritage you were born to share. Gentlemen of the jury, I envy you, for you were present at the birth of a mighty union. It was given to you to hear those first cries of pain and behold the shining babe, born of blood and tears. You are called upon tonight to judge a man named Jabez Stone. What is his case? He's accused of breach of contract. He made a deal to find a shortcut in his life, to get rich quickly, the same kind of a deal all of you once made. You, Benedict Arnold. I speak to you first because you are better known than the rest of your colleagues here. What a different song yours could have been. A friend of Washington and Lafayette, a soldier. General Arnold, you fought so gallantly for the American cause till - let me see, what was the date? - seventeen seventy-nine. That date, burned in your heart. The lure of gold made you betray that cause. And you, Simon Girty, now known to all as "Renegade" - a loathesome word - you also took that other way. And you, Walter Butler, what would you give for another chance to see the grasses grow in Cherry Valley without the stain of blood? I could go on and on and name you all but there's no need of that. Why stir the wounds? I know they pain enough. You were fooled like Jabez Stone, fooled and trapped in your desire to rebel against your fate. Gentlemen of the jury, it is the eternal right of every man to raise his fist against his fate. But when he does, these are crossroads. You took the wrong turn. So did Jabez Stone. But he found it out in time. He's here tonight to save his soul. Gentlemen of the jury, I ask you to give Jabez Stone another chance to walk upon this earth, among the trees, the growing corn, and the smell of grasses in the Spring. What would you all give for another chance to see those things you must all remember and often yearn to touch again? For you were all men once. Clean American air was in your lungs and you breathed it deeply. For it was free and blew across an earth you loved. These are common things I speak of, small things, but they are good things. Yet without your soul, they mean nothing. Without your soul, they sicken. Mister Scratch once told you that your soul meant nothing. And you believed him. And you lost your freedom. Freedom isn't just a big word. It is the morning and the bread and the risen sun. It was for freedom we came to these shores in boats and ships. It was a long journey and a hard one and a bitter one. Yes, there is sadness in being a man... but it is a proud thing, too. And out of the suffering and the starvation and the wrong and the right, a new thing has come: a free man. And when the whips of the oppressors are broken and their names forgotten and destroyed, free men will be talking and walking under a free star. Yes, we have planted freedom in this earth like wheat. And we have said to the skies above us, "A man shall own his own soul...” Now, here is this man. He is your brother. You were Americans all.


[points to the Devil]



Daniel Webster:
You can't be on his side, the side of the oppressor. Let Jabez Stone keep his soul, a soul which doesn't belong to him alone but to his family, his son, and his country. Gentlemen of the jury, don't let this country go to the devil. Free Jabez Stone. God bless the United States and the men who made her free.

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Sid Jeffers:
I envy people who drink. At least they know what to blame everything on.



Helen Wright:
If it's so simple, why don't you drink?



Sid Jeffers:
Me? I have no character.

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Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon:
I don't suppose you can mend a broken wheel?



Andre Moreau:
Unfortunately not. A broken heart...



Aline de Gavrillac de Bourbon:
Oh, thank you, but might heart is quite intact.



Andre Moreau:
I envy you. Mine is in chains from this moment.

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Marc Antony:
This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators save only he, did what they did in envy of great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought, and common will for all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that the nature might stand up and say to all the world, "This was a man."

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Mr. Davidson:
I wasn't appointed to my job, I created it.



Governor:
I envy you.

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Red Cloud:
Hear my words. Life melts from me. My eyes see into the mist. Someday a great warrior leader will arise among us. His medicine will be very storng against the whites. He will unite all the tribes of the Lakotas... and lead us to vicotry. But drive envy and jealousy from your hearts. For when this great warrior dies, it will be at the hand of a Lakota.

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Mr. Bull, man on train:
[discussing the ship] You're joining her at Liverpool, I take it?



Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller:
No sir, Belfast. Then we sail down to Southampton.



Mr. Bull, man on train:
Ahhh, how I envy you. The newspapers say she's a virtual floating city. Symbol of progress; of man's final victory over nature and the elements.

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Steven Martin:
It's a wonderful way to live and to bring up children. I envy these people. You know, they have the right idea.

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Hilario:
The feeling I felt in my chest this morning, when I saw Calvera run away from us, that's a feeling worth dying for. Have you ever felt something like that?



Vin:
Not for a long, long time. I envy you.

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[hawking an all-purpose "medicine" called Yuk]



Moe:
Become the envy of your friends. Surprise your wife. You, lady, grow a beard and surprise your husband!

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Stanley Kael, Second Newscaster:
Four down, one to go and somewhere out there a lucky person is moving closer and closer to the most sought after prize in history. Though we cannot help but envy whoever he is, and we may feel bitter but we must remember there are more important things, many more important things. Though offhand I cannot think of what they are but I'm sure there must be something.

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Christian Szell:
I envy you your school days. Enjoy them fully. It's the last time in your life no one expects anything of you.

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Wizard:
Look at it this way. A man takes a job, you know? And that job - I mean, like that - That becomes what he is. You know, like - You do a thing and that's what you are. Like I've been a cabbie for thirteen years. Ten years at night. I still don't own my own cab. You know why? Because I don't want to. That must be what I want. To be on the night shift drivin' somebody else's cab. You understand? I mean, you become - You get a job, you become the job. One guy lives in Brooklyn. One guy lives in Sutton Place. You got a lawyer. Another guy's a doctor. Another guy dies. Another guy gets well. People are born, y'know? I envy you, your youth. Go on, get laid, get drunk. Do anything. You got no choice, anyway. I mean, we're all fucked. More or less, ya know.



Travis Bickle:
I don't know. That's about the dumbest thing I ever heard.



Wizard:
It's not Bertrand Russell. But what do you want? I'm a cabbie. What do I know? I don't even know what the fuck you're talking about.



Travis Bickle:
Maybe I don't know either.

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[Stout and Vanderleur are discussing how to get the Bailey bridge through town]



Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur:
When you refer to Bailey crap I take it you mean that glorious, precision-made, British-built bridge which is the envy of the civilized world?


[looks at the crowd of Dutch civilians]



Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur:
I don't know how you're going to get it through this crowd.



Col. Robert Stout:
No sweat. I got a back way staked out that will avoid all this. American ingenuity.



Col. Joe. Vanderleur:
Really?



Col. Robert Stout:
Actually, I was born in Yugoslavia, but what the hell.

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Claude Lacombe:
[to Roy Neary] I envy you.

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Jerry Westerby:
I'll do a deal with you, an offer you can't refuse. I'll shack up with Ann and be the envy of London, and you can have my job on the comic. You've got just the turn of phrase for the women's ping-pong. "Inscrutable Chinese Wizardess". Do you fancy it?



George Smiley:
Is that the task for today?



Jerry Westerby:
Much bigger stuff, old boy. Footer, the opiate of the people. Heap big transfer... Scottish Thunderboots to rescue of ex-champs now on the slide.

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Cameron Vale:
Then what did you need Keller for?



Darryl Revok:
ConSec had hardware. It had contacts. Keller could see the future.



Cameron Vale:
The future? You murdered the future.



Darryl Revok:
That's negative, Cam. Defeatist. Disappoints me to hear you talk that way. You're starting to sound like them.



Darryl Revok:
[continues talking while walking through the room. Cameron takes a stone paperweight in his hands from Revok's desk and observes it] There's a whole generation of scanners soldiers just a few months away from being born. We'll find them. Train them to be like us. Not like Obrist and their band of cripples. We'll bring the world of normals to their knees. We'll build an empire so brilliant, so glorious. We'll be the envy of the whole planet.



Cameron Vale:
You sound just like him. Like Ruth.



Darryl Revok:
No, not like him.


[furiously yelling]



Darryl Revok:
Like Revok, Darryl Revok!



Cameron Vale:
No. Like him. It's as though he's been reincarnated in you.



Darryl Revok:
[sighs] You're not listening to me. Not co-operating, Cam. You're not co-operating with me at all. I've been counting on you for years Cameron. Tell me you're not gonna betray me like al the rest. Tell me you're not.



Cameron Vale:
[yelling] No!


[hits Revok in the face with the paperweight]

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[Sam & Diane visit Dr Finch-Royce for the umpteenth time]



Diane:
Dr., there's still one thing you haven't considered...



Dr. Simon Finch-Royce:
Ok; Sam, Diane, you two are perfect together. I'm sorry I made a mistake before but you are the most perfectly matched couple ever. But, why am I telling this to you? Let's share it with the rest of the world.


[opens window]



Dr. Simon Finch-Royce:
Hear this, world. The rest of you can stop getting married. It's been done to perfection. Envy them, sofa, envy them, chair, for you shall never be as cozy as they for their union shall be an epoch-shattering success and I STAKE MY LIFE ON IT. Wait a moment, let me get this on record


[talks into his tape recorder]



Dr. Simon Finch-Royce:
"I, Dr. Simon Finch-Royce, being of sound mind and body declare that Sam and Diane shall be happy together throughout all eternity and if I am wrong I promise I will take my own life in the most disgusting manner possible." Here, take the tape, NO, take the whole machine. It's my wedding gift to you. The most perfect couple since the DAWN of TIME.



Diane:
[turns to Sam] See?

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Norm:
Boy, I envy Sammy and his carefree lifestyle.



Carla:
Yeah.



Norm:
Night after night, he dates pretty girls, while I sit here and wrestle with the world's problems.



Carla:
You do not.



Norm:
What do you mean? Last night I let out a moan at the thought of nuclear war.



Carla:
It wasn't 'cuz of nuclear war, it's cuz we ran out of beer nuts.



Norm:
It was a combination of the two.

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Derek Smalls:
We're lucky.



David St. Hubbins:
Yeah.



Derek Smalls:
I mean, people should be envying us, you know.



David St. Hubbins:
I envy us.



Derek Smalls:
Yeah.



David St. Hubbins:
I do.



Derek Smalls:
Me too.

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Geoffrey Jackson:
God! How I envy them that! You think I enjoy living out my life, like some kind of sexual flying dutchman!

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Meg Mucklebones:
What a fine fat boy you are, Jack!



Jack:
You don't really mean to eat me, do you, ma'am?



Meg Mucklebones:
Oh, indeed I do!


[cackles]



Jack:
That would be a shame because someone as fair and lovely as yourself, Miss Meg, deserves far better than scrawny me. Don't you think?



Meg Mucklebones:
Think me fair, do you, Jack?



Jack:
All the heavenly angels must envy your beauty.



Meg Mucklebones:
[cackles] What a fine meal you'll make, be the rest of you as sweet as your tongue!


[cackles]

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[after defeating Fezzik, who lays on the ground unconscious]



Westley:
I do not envy you the headache you will have when you awake. But for now, rest well and dream of large women.

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Jack Tanner:
You know, T.J., just before you called me last spring, Lexy and I went down to the Democratic Leadership Conference in South Carolina. The last night, we were sitting aroud with Kirk O'Donnell, and Hart, and Biden, a couple of the other candidates, who were shooting the breeze about how much the party had changed since the Sixties. And suddenly, out of the blue, Lexy turned to Hart and she asked him who his favorite Beatle was. Now, at first, Hart laughed, and then he stumbled around trying to remember a name. Then she repeated her question for Biden, and Biden said, well, he'd never been a Beatles fan, he was into jazz. And Dukakis answered Paul, 'cause he liked his wife or something. Now, I don't know if Lexy knows the names of all the Beatles herself, let alone the answer to her own question, but it suddenly dawned on me that I sure as hell did. And I knew for sure that anybody who didn't had absolutely no claim to generational leadership. Now I must have, what, uh, ten years on Joe Biden; but, dammit, he wasn't paying attention back then, and I was. And one of the things I figured out very early on was the singer mattered as much as the song - that ideas were only as valuable as the people who got behind them. I mean people that wouldn't settle; people unafraid of honest inquiry; people who didn't mind asking the impertinent question. God, the impertinent question. Where the hell would we be without it? It's the glory and the engine of all human experience. Copernicus asked it, and shook the foundations of his world. Darwin asked it, he's repudiated to this day. Thomas Jefferson asked it - so invigorated by it he declared it to be an inalienable right. I'm not smart enough to know all the answers. But I do know we've got to keep asking the questions. That's what the American experiment is all about. It's at the very core of our character as a people. We owe our vigor to its constant renewal. You know, I don't have much patience for these guys who go around saying the pride is back in America. For some of us, it never left. Vietnam may have covered some patriots in shame, but not this one. We got in there for moral reasons, and, by God, we got out of there for moral reasons. Where else on this Earth does such debate settle on anything other than expediency? Only in America. Watergate - triumph of the system. How could anybody watch Barbara Jordan thunder away at those House hearings and not feel a surge of pride in the miracle of this country? And then there are those people who tell you that our noisy dissent, our raucous squabble, weakened us as a country - caused us to lose our supremacy. Don't you believe it. We are the envy of this world. Why? Because, throughout our history, we have always maintained that we could do better. We have insisted that we could do better. We've always been willing to reinvent ourselves for the common good. And in our darkest hour, leaders, real leaders, have always stepped forward to hold the American people to the responsibility of citizenship. Well, it's time for that kind of leadership now, T.J. And I'm not sure that it's me, but I'd like the chance to find out.


[He starts to leave the room, then turns back]



Jack Tanner:
Oh, and if you young people are still wondering, the right answer is John Lennon.

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Belinda Mart:
Ivan, why aren't you helping Josh set up the equipment?



Ivan Alexeev:
He's an artist. He's hands-on. You know what I do? I use my selling techniques to give my artist friend the personal freedom he needs. Freedom, choices, possibilities. That's what I'm about. The boring administrative stuff, you know? I envy him.


[beat]



Ivan Alexeev:
Can you get me another drink?



Belinda Mart:
Sure.

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Student Journalist:
As your party's leading presidential candidate, you are a staunch advocate of nuclear proliferation. Does wanting more and bigger missiles stem from a penis envy of the Russians?



Norman Mart:
No, son. That's primitive thinking. I will add, though, that I'll put my slab on the yard stick against Gorby any day.

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