Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To give an accurate and exhaustive account of that period would need a far less brilliant pen than mine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ability is of little account without opportunity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a book comes from the heart it will contrive to reach other hearts. All art and author craft are of small account to that.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there, but only made use of. We will have such-a-one, for he sings prettily; we will invite such-a-one to a ball, for he dances well; we will have such-a-one at supper, for he is always joking and laughing; we will ask another because he plays deep at all games, or because he can drink a great deal. These are all vilifying distinctions, mortifying preferences, and exclude all ideas of esteem and regard. Whoever is had (as it is called) in company for the sake of any one thing singly, is singly that thing, and will never be considered in any other light; consequently never respected, let his merits be what they will.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lukewarmness I account a sin, as great in love as in religion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When human power becomes so great and original that we can account for it only as a kind of divine imagination, we call it genius.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is only the game that is not called on account of darkness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No agency is better than its account executives.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Abide in peace, banish cares, take no account of all that happens, and you will serve God according to his good pleasure and rest in him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying, since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Use your youth so that you may have comfort to remember it when it has forsaken you, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no need to worry about mere size. We do not necessarily respect a fat man more than a thin man. Sir Isaac Newton was very much smaller than a hippopotamus, but we do not on that account value him less.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The injustice of defeat lies in the fact that its most innocent victims are made to look like heartless accomplices. It is impossible to see behind defeat, the sacrifices, the austere performance of duty, the self-discipline and the vigilance that are there -- those things the god of battle does not take account of.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not on any account attempt to write on both sides of the paper at once.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have, indeed, even omitted facts, which, on account of their singularity, must in the eyes of some have appeared to border on the marvelous. But in the forests of South America such extraordinary realities are to be found, that there is assuredly no need to have recourse to fiction or the least exaggeration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A person will be called to account on Judgment Day for every permissible thing he might have enjoyed but did not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love is the strange bewilderment that overtakes one person on account of another person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God has given to all men free agency and has granted us the privilege to serve Him or serve Him not, to do that which is right or that which is wrong, but he will hold us strictly to an account for the use that we make of this agency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our leading men are not of much account and never have been, but the average of the people is immense, beyond all history. Sometimes I think in all departments, literature and art included, that will be the way our superiority will exhibit itself. We will not have great individuals or great leaders, but a great average bulk, unprecedentedly great.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jules: Oh man, I will never forgive yo ass for this. This is some fucked-up, repugnant shit.
Vincent: Jules, did you ever hear the philosophy that once a man admits he's wrong, then he's automatically forgiven of that wrongdoing?
Jules: Man, get out of my face with that shit. The motherfucker who said that never had to pick up itty bitty pieces of skull on account of your dumb ass. More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Champ Kind: What's this?
Wes Mantooth: Well, well, well, Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team.
Ron Burgundy: Hello, Wes Mantooth, Hello, Evening News team.
Wes Mantooth: Nice clothes, gentlemen! I didn't know that the Salvation Army was having a sale. Am I right? Am I right? Look at these guys!
Brick Tamland: Hey! Where did you get those clothes? At the toilet store?
Wes Mantooth: What are you doing on our stations turf, Burgundy? You're about to get a serious beat down.
Champ Kind: I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother Dorothy Mantooth out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!
Wes Mantooth: Dorothy Mantooth is a saint! You understand me? Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
Ron Burgundy: Hey leave the mothers out of this. It's unnecessary. Besides, I'm sure Wes here is just upset about finishing second in the ratings again.
Wes Mantooth: That's completely uncalled for, Burgundy. You know those rating systems are flawed. They don't take in account houses that have... uh... more than two television sets... and other things of that nature.
Ron Burgundy: I guess I have to take you at your word, No.2. You have a great day, fellas, we'll see you around the bend.
Wes Mantooth: Son of a bitch!More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
John: Hello, Michael. I want to play a game. So far, in what mostly could be called your life, you have made a living watching others. Society would call you an informant. A rat. A snitch. I call you unworthy of the body you possess. Of the life you've been given. Now we will see if you are willing to look inward, rather than outward, to give up the one thing you rely on in order to go on living. The device around your neck is a death mask. The mask is on a string timer. If you do not locate the key in time, the mask will close. Think of it like a Venus Flytrap. What you're looking at right now is your own body, not more than two hours ago. Don't worry, you're sound asleep, and can't feel a thing. Taking into account that you are at a great disadvantage here, I am going to give you a hint as to where I have hidden the key. So listen carefully. The hint is this: It's right in front of your eye. How much blood would you shed to stay alive, Michael? Live or die... Make your choice.More [11/01/2005 12:11:00]
Jess: Marriages don't break up on account of infidelity. It's just a symptom that something else is wrong.
Harry Burns: Oh really? Well, that "symptom" is fucking my wife.More [01/08/2006 12:01:00]
Sheriff Singer: I don't get you. I don't get your act at all, and I don't think you do either. I don't think you know what you're trying to do or how to go about it. I think you're stupid. Real stupid and real lucky. Last night you scraped by, just barely; but a man's dead on account of something you let get started even though you didn't start it.More [02/12/2006 12:02:00]
“If it's true that men are such beasts, this must account for the fact that most women are animal lovers.”More [12/04/2006 12:12:00]
Vesper Lynd: Ten million was wired to your account in Montenegro, with the contingency for five more if I deem it a prudent investment. I suppose you've given some thought to the notion that if you lose, our government will have directly financed terrorism.More [02/23/2007 12:02:00]
Frank Costello: [after talking to Madolyn on the phone] Is that that psychiatrist cunt you've been dating?
Colin Sullivan: Yea, Frank... it's getting pretty serious.
Frank Costello: Well, you better get organized and fucking quick. I'm getting the idea that there is a cop in my crew.
Colin Sullivan: I'm starting to get that feeling too.
Frank Costello: Well, as long as I'm not the only one. You gotta smoke this motherfucker out.
Colin Sullivan: Yea... I am. This what I need... I need you to get me Social Security numbers, date of births, back account numbers... the works.
Frank Costello: Get you? Get you? Who the fuck do you think you work for?
Colin Sullivan: Alright... I'm sorry, Frank. Can you please see if you can get SS numbers, DOBs, and bank account numbers.
Frank Costello: Yeah... I'll see what I can do.More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Raoul Duke: When I came to, the general back-alley ambience of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence. What had happened? There was evidence in this room of excessive consumption of almost every type of drug known to civilized man since 1544 AD. What kind of addict would need all these coconut husks and crushed honeydew rinds? Would the presence of junkies account for all these uneaten french fries? These puddles of glazed ketchup on the bureau? Maybe so. But then why all this booze? And these crude pornographic photos smeared with mustard that had dried to a hard yellow crust? These were not the hoofprints of your average God-fearing junky. It was too savage. Too aggressive.More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
William Strannix: [on the phone] Listen, Francois, put the money in the bank in Zurich by midnight or nothing's gonna happen.
[He holds the phone away from his ear as Francois curses explosively]
William Strannix: [aside to Doumer] Call Chicago, sell everything we got in MacGregor Aircraft, that stock is gonna go to shit when they find out what's going on out here.
Pitt: Two choppers, think they can sneak in under our radar.
William Strannix: Strike team.
William Strannix: 'Course we drive a hard bargain, Francois, you're gonna get a hard value... listen, mon ami, you give me any more trouble, I'm calling Mohammed! You understand?
Pitt: Strike team is in range and locked on.
William Strannix: Kill 'em.
[Francois starts to protest]
William Strannix: No, no, Francois, not you, not you. Now listen, I'm gonna put my account on the line, you understand, I'm gonna give you the account numbers, okay?
[hands the phone to Doumer]
William Strannix: Here, talk to that frog.More [06/14/2007 12:06:00]
[Resnick has a gun to Rosie's head]
Val Resnick: How do you know him?
Rosie: He used to drive me.
Val Resnick: Yeah, well I'm driving you now, honey.
Rosie: You know what you are?
Val Resnick: Educate me...
Rosie: O.K., an ugly pig who beats up women on account he can't get it up 'cause he's too terrified of his own fucking shadow.
Val Resnick: Is that right?
Val Resnick: Is that right?
Val Resnick: Then you must be the lucky girl.
Val Resnick: [pistol whips Rosie]More [06/29/2007 12:06:00]
Bonnie Rayburn: [explaining why she broke up with her ex] We had different needs. I needed him to treat me decently and get a job, and he needed to empty my bank account and leave.More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
Ruby: Ain't no man better than me. On account of there's no man around here that ain't old, or full o' mischief.More [07/25/2007 12:07:00]
Madea: [talking to Helen] You can get it one of two ways. You can get it from his checking account voluntarily, or his insurance policy. Involuntary manslaughter. Which one is it gon' be?More [08/28/2007 12:08:00]
Bartleby: You are responsible for raising an icon which draws worship from the Lord. You have broken the first commandment. Not only that, I'm afraid not a one of you passes for a decent human being. Your continued existence is a mockery of morality. Like you, Mr. Burton. Last year cheated on your wife of 17 years 8 times. You even had sex with her best friend while you were supposed to be home watching the kids.
Loki: In the bed that you and your wife share, no less.
Bartleby: Mr. Newman - you got your girlfriend drunk at last year's Christmas party and then paid a kid from the mail room to have sex with her while she was passed out, just so you could break up with her guilt-free when she sobbingly confessed in the morning. She killed herself two months later. Mr. Brace disowned his gay son. Very compassionate, Mr. Brace. Mr. Ray put his mother in a third-rate nursing home and then used the profits from the sale of her home to buy an oriental rug for himself. Heavens. Mr. Barker flew to Thailand on the company account to have sex with an eleven year old boy. Mr. Holtzman okayed the production of Mooby Dolls from materials he knew to be toxic and unsafe, because it was - survey says? - less costly.
[sees the female board member]
Bartleby: You, on the other hand, are an innocent. You lead a good life. Good for you. But you, Mr. Whitland, you have more skeletons in your closet than the rest of this assembled party. I cannot even mention them aloud.
[whispers something in Whitland's ear]
Loki: You're his father, you sick fuck.
[Whitland starts crying]More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
Donnie: Life isn't that simple. I mean who cares if Ling Ling returns the wallet and keeps the money? It has nothing to do with either fear or love.
Kitty Farmer: Fear and love are the deepest of human emotions.
Donnie: Okay. But you're not listening to me. There are other things that need to be taken into account here. Like the whole spectrum of human emotion. You can't just lump everything into these two categories and then just deny everything else!More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
“Online banking account hijacking is the fastest-growing form of identity theft we monitor, ... Regulators want to get in front of the problem rather than be reactive.”More [10/01/2007 12:10:00]
An account of some of these acts makes Henry Miller's crudest imaginations seem as chaste as a nun's diary.More [10/11/2007 12:10:00]
The idea of a beloved wife and family, and their anxiety upon the account of my absence and exposed situation, made sensible impressions on my heart.More [10/23/2007 12:10:00]
Cousin Claudette: Today's figures for operations in the urban area alone account for the elimination of a total of 2750 pounds of conventional editions, 836 pounds of first editions, and 17 pounds of manuscripts were also destroyed. 23 anti-social elements were detained, pending re-education.More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
I opened an account and a relationship.More [11/02/2007 12:11:00]
Reverend Shaw Moore: If our Lord wasn't testing us, how would you account for the proliferation, these days, of this obscene rock and roll music, with its gospel of easy sexuality and relaxed morality?More [11/15/2007 12:11:00]
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: I've asked you a dozen times. If I write a check and I'm overdrawn a few dollars, just call me. Or take the money out of our savings account and put it in our checking account to cover it. We have over $300 in our savings account.
Assistant Bank Manager: You're 62 cents over.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: That's what I said: "over". You bounced my check. It's very embarrassing.
Assistant Bank Manager: With only $300.62 in your account, should you be eating pot roast.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Look my husbands brother and his wife are coming over for dinner. What's it to you if I give em a pot roast.
Assistant Bank Manager: Fiscally speaking, you're eating over your head.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: I don't think a pot roast puts us in a jet seat. And you call yourself "a bank that cares", and I really, really doubt that.
Assistant Bank Manager: If you don't believe we care, we don't care to have your business. Now, we can just close up your account.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: Wait, I didn't say that.
Assistant Bank Manager: It's our fault. We give away free calendars, and piggy banks, and pen and pencil sets.
Henrietta 'Henry' Robbins: You're right, you've spoiled us.More [11/22/2007 12:11:00]
Peg: Have you seen Cully? He's been missing for an hour.
Frankie: Have you tried the lost-and-found department?
Peg: No. I'm afraid they'll find him.
Frankie: I always know where to find Johnny. In the casino losing his shirt.
Peg: Well, with the way the other girls look at him, you're lucky he isn't playing around.
Frankie: You know what I'd do if he ever did me wrong?
[pretends to point a gun to her head]
Peg: Shoot yourself?
Frankie: No, him.
Frankie: [as Johnny walks in the room, Frankie pretends to shoot him]
Frankie: Bang! Bang! Bang!
[Johnny pretends to fall to his death]
Johnny: One last request before I... cross the great footlights up yonder.
Frankie: Like what?
Johnny: Like, would you loan me 25 bucks so I could pay Cully what I owe him?
Frankie: Cully loaned you 25? Where did he get it?
Peg: Between my nightgown and my petticoat.
Frankie: Do you know how much you owe me already?
Johnny: Who's counting?
Frankie: Are you sure you don't want this money to gamble?
Johnny: Word of honor and cross my heart and may you never kiss me again.
Frankie: He sounds sincere. What would you do, Peg?
Peg: What any woman with an ounce of pride or self-respect would do. Give him the money.
Johnny: [as Frankie gets the money out for Johnny] Greatest little bank in America. Two greatest little banks in America.
Peg: What a shame you don't have an account there.More [11/26/2007 12:11:00]
The current account deficit is at a record level, as a percent of GDP (gross domestic product). We’re now at 6.5 percent. That is a very large number that cannot be sustainedMore [12/11/2007 12:12:00]
A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion.More [12/13/2007 12:12:00]
An account of one's descent from a man who did not particularly care to trace his own.More [12/19/2007 12:12:00]
[about the Apostle Paul and the gap between Christ's death in circa 33 A.D. and the appearance of the Gospel of Mark, which was written in or after 70 A.D]
Narrator: Paul wrote lots of letters about Christianity. In fact, he wrote eighty thousand words about the Christian religion. These documents represent almost all we have of the history of Christianity during this decades-long gap. And here's the interesting thing. If Jesus was a human who had recently lived, nobody told Paul. Paul never heard of Mary, Joseph, Bethlehem, Herod, John the Baptist. He never heard about any of these miracles. He never quotes anything that Jesus is supposed to have said. He never mentions Jesus having a ministry of any kind at all. He doesn't know about any entrance into Jerusalem, he never mentions Pontius Pilate or a Jewish mob or any trials at all. Paul doesn't know any of what we would call the story of Jesus, except for these last three events. And even these, Paul never places on Earth. Just like the other savior gods of the time, Paul's Christ Jesus died, rose, and ascended all in a mythical realm. Paul doesn't believe that Jesus was ever a human being. He's not even aware of the idea. And he's the link between the time-frame given for the life of Jesus and the appearance of the first Gospel account of that life.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Judge Zane: Thank you for your tesitmony, Officer Reese. Sergeant Highway, drunk and disorderly. Fighting in a public establishment. Urinating on a police vehicle?
Highway: Well, it seemed like the thing to do, sir.
Judge Zane: Just because there's no war going on does not give you the right to start one every time you get drunk. Now I'm taking into account your excellent military record and your commitment to the security of this great nation. But this is your last chance. One hundred dollar fine. Next!
Highway: [as he's leaving the courtroom] Your nightstick file for divorce, Reese?
Reese: [outside the courtroom] Who the hell do you think you are? Pissin' on my squad car. You think you can break our rules and then just walk away? Or are we supposed to wet our pants over your dress blues and your Goddamn colored ribbons. Take a look at that file of yours sometime, hero. Check the dates. It's ancient fucking history. You know, one of these Saturday nights you're going to be puking blood in some alley and you're going to look up and see me standing there. Then we'll see.
Highway: Keep dreaming, shit ball.
Reese: You're gonna pay full price rummy. I don't believe in no serviceman's discounts.
Highway: Too bad, your old lady does.More [02/19/2008 12:02:00]
The Book: Vogons. They are one of the most unpleasant races in the galaxy. Not actually evil, but bad-tempered, bureaucratic, officious, and callous. They wouldn't even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the ravenous Bug-Blatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, lost, found again, queried, subjected to public inquiry, lost and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighter. On no account should you allow a Vogon to read poetry to you.More [03/16/2008 12:03:00]
Mr. Pendanski: You are here on account of one person; do you know who that one person is?
Stanley: Yeah, my no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather, that's who it is.
Mr. Pendanski: No, you.More [03/18/2008 12:03:00]
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