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Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said Box about: twill come to my father anon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody knows what the cause is, though some pretend they do; it like some hidden assassin waiting to strike at you. Childless women get it, and men when they retire; it as if there had to be some outlet for their foiled creative fire.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The General Strike has taught the working class more in four days than years of talking could have done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And almost everyone when age, disease, or sorrows strike him, inclines to think there is a God, or something very like him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the great reasons for the popularity of strikes is that they give the suppressed self a sense of power. For once the human tool knows itself a man, able to stand up and speak a word or strike a blow.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To express the most difficult matters clearly and intelligently, is to strike coins out of pure gold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Animals often strike us as passionate machines.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Read your own compositions, and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity --it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who seldom speaks, and with one calm well-timed word can strike dumb the loquacious, is a genius or a hero.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
On this mounting the scaffold to be beheaded: I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself. To the executioner: Pick up thy spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thy office; my neck is very short; take heed, therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thy honesty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you must strike a man from behind, slap hi on the back.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jules: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Jules: Wanna know what I'm buyin' Ringo?
Pumpkin: What?
Jules: Your life. I'm givin' you that money so I don't hafta kill your ass. You read the Bible?
Pumpkin: Not regularly.
Jules: There's a passage I got memorized. Ezekiel 25:17. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness. For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you. I been sayin' that shit for years. And if you ever heard it, it meant your ass. I never really questioned what it meant. I thought it was just a cold-blooded thing to say to a motherfucker before you popped a cap in his ass. But I saw some shit this mornin' made me think twice. Now I'm thinkin': it could mean you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here, he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could be you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be a shepherd.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Stanley Motss: It's okay, he's not dead.
[gunshot]
Stanley Motss: Uh, strike that.More [11/22/2005 12:11:00]
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
We will always strike first. We will always deliver the first blow.More [08/07/2006 12:08:00]
Barbossa: Strike your colors, ya bloomin' cockroaches.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
'Bootstrap' Bill Turner: The bo's'un prides himself on being able to cleave flesh from bone with every strike of the lash.
Will Turner: So I'm to understand what you just did was an act of compassion?
'Bootstrap' Bill Turner: Yes.More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Dr. Emmett Brown: [reads the "Save the Clock Tower" flyer and reacts with hope] This is it! This is the answer. It says here... that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04pm, next Saturday night! If we can somehow... *harness* this lightning... *channel* it... into the flux capacitor... it just might work. Next Saturday night, we're sending you back to the future!More [02/26/2007 12:02:00]
Gandalf: The veiling shadow that glowers in the East takes shape. Sauron will suffer no rival. From the summit of Barad-dur his eye watches ceaselessly. But he is not so mighty yet that he is above fear. Doubt ever gnaws at him. The rumor has reached him. The heir of Numenor still lives. Sauron fears you, Aragorn. He fears what you may become. And so he will strike hard and fast at the world of Men. He will use his puppet Saruman to destroy Rohan. War is coming. Rohan must defend itself, and therein lies our first challenge, for Rohan is weak and ready to fall. The King's mind is enslaved; it's an old device of Saruman's. His hold over King Theoden is now very strong. Sauron and Saruman are tightening the noose. But, for all their cunning, we have one advantage. The Ring remains hidden. And that we should seek to destroy it has not yet entered their darkest dreams. And so the weapon of the Enemy is moving towards Mordor in the hands of a Hobbit. Each day brings it closer to the fires of Mount Doom. We must trust now in Frodo. Everything depends now upon speed and upon the secrecy of his quest. Do not regret your decision to leave him. Frodo must finish this task alone.
Aragorn: He's not alone. Sam went with him.
Gandalf: Did he? Did he indeed? Good. Yes, very good.More [03/20/2007 12:03:00]
[first lines]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] 3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was set to strike at John himself when he was still a child. As before, the resistance was able to send a lone warrior, a protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first.More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Bill: At my challenge, by the ancient laws of combat, we are met at this chosen ground, to settle for good and all who holds sway over the five points: us natives, born rightwise to this fine land, or the foreign hordes defiling it.
Crowd: Yeah.
Priest Vallon: By the ancient laws of combat, I accept the challenge of the so called "natives." They plague our people at every turn, but from this day out, they shall plague us no more. For let it be known, that the hand that tries to strike us from this land shall be swiftly cut down.
Crowd: YEAH.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]
General Madine: We have stolen a small Imperial shuttle. Disguised as a cargo ship, and using a secret Imperial code, a strike team will land on the moon and deactivate the shield generator.
C-3PO: Sounds dangerous.
Princess Leia: [to Han] I wonder who they found to pull that off.
General Madine: General Solo, is your strike team assembled?More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
The Emperor: [to Luke] The alliance... will die. As will your friends. Good, I can feel your anger. I am unarmed. Take your weapon. Strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey towards the dark side will be complete.More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
The Emperor: Come, boy, see for yourself. From here, you will witness the final destruction of the Alliance and the end of your insignificant rebellion.
[Luke's eyes go to his lightsabre]
The Emperor: You want this, don't you? The hate is swelling in you now. Take your Jedi weapon. Use it. I am unarmed. Strike me down with it. Give in to your anger. With each passing moment you make yourself more my servant.
Luke: No.
The Emperor: It is unavoidable. It is your destiny. You, like your father, are now mine.More [04/06/2007 12:04:00]
John Shooter: You strike me as the kind of guy who's on the lookout for a head he can knock off with a shovel.More [04/10/2007 12:04:00]
I think I've always been good so God wouldn't strike me dead.More [04/12/2007 12:04:00]
Trent: You know I'm not just asking you to dinner as a pre-emptive strike against litigation. I'm asking because...
Meredith: I'll have dinner with you.
Trent: What changed your mind?
Meredith: Anyone who can say 'preemptive strike against litigation' with a straight face deserves a dinner companion.More [04/22/2007 12:04:00]
Nicky Flippers: [preparing to question Red] What's with the handcuffs on a little girl? Her wrists can slip right out. How about a cage?
Det. Bill Stork: Bring in the cage!
Nicky Flippers: I was being sarcastic.
Det. Bill Stork: [resigned] Sarcasm. Strike the cage...More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]
Cartman: I have never in my life done anything just for the money! If I'm lying may the Lord strike me down right now!
Butters: Uh oh.
[He slowly backs away from Cartman in fear]More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Ivy Walker: Noah Percy! Stop your fussing right this moment.
Ivy Walker: you're in trouble, you know. I'm to place you in the quiet room.
Noah Percy: Um, I'll cry quarts.
Ivy Walker: What if we strike a deal?
Noah Percy: Yeah, capital idea!
Ivy Walker: It would be prudent to keep our deal a secret. Can you do that?
Noah Percy: Can I keep a secret? Like a chuch mouse.
Ivy Walker: You needn't go into the quiet room if you take an oath to never strike any person again.
Noah Percy: No hitting, no hitting.
Ivy Walker: No, no hitting.
Noah Percy: No hitting.
Ivy Walker: No hitting.
[They shake hands. Ivy points to her cheek. Noah kisses it]
Ivy Walker: The deal is struckMore [05/30/2007 12:05:00]
Barbossa: Strike up the colors.More [05/31/2007 12:05:00]
Raoul Duke: There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.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.
[into phone]
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]
[after warning of his impending strike on the Pentagon]
Travis Dane: Oh, I want you to remember something: I was smarter than all of you before I worked there. I was smarter than all of you while I worked there. And I'm still smarter than all of you. Au revoir.More [06/15/2007 12:06:00]
Cooper: Lately I've been filled with the knowledge that the killer will strike again.
Albert: All right, let's test it for the record. Will the next victim be a man or a woman?
Cooper: A woman.
Albert: What color hair will she have?
Cooper: Blonde.
Albert: Tell me some other things about her.
Cooper: She's young, she's in high school, she's sexually active, she's taking drugs, she's crying out for help.
Albert: Well damn Cooper, that really narrows it down, you're talking about half the high school girls in America!More [06/20/2007 12:06:00]
Cooper: [into his mini-tape recorder] Diane, it is 4:20 PM. I'm standing on the bank of Wind River near the location of where the body of Teresa Banks was found. Diane, this case gives me a strange feeling. Not only has Special Agent Chester Desmond dissappeared without a trace, but this is one of Cole's blue rose cases. The clues that were found by Special Agent Desmond and Agent Stanley have led to dead ends. The letter that was extracted from beneath the fingernail of Teresa Banks gives me the feeling that the killer will strike again. But like the song goes, "who knows where, or when?"More [06/20/2007 12:06:00]
Over the last five starts, I went back to the basics. Im keeping the ball down and using my defense. Im attacking the strike zone more. In my slump, I had a lot of situations where I could have made better two-out pitches.More [07/06/2007 12:07:00]
When you go through a streak like that, you start doubting yourself. You start changing your game plan and start to be a little too tentative. You stop being aggressive in the strike zone. You start trying to make perfect pitches on the black and fall behind on the count.More [07/06/2007 12:07:00]
Cotton McKnight: It looks like the clock is about to strike midnight on this Cinderella story, turning Average Joe's into the proverbial pumpkin.
Pepper Brooks: I sure do like pumpkins, Cotton.More [09/17/2007 12:09:00]
Gun Salesman: We call this piece the Fecalator. One look at it and the target shits him or herself. Try it on.
Loki: Well, it's a lot more compact than the flaming sword, but it's not nearly as impressive. Just doesn't have that Wrath-of-the-Almighty edge to it. I mean, come on, how am I supposed to strike fear into the hearts of the wicked with this thing? Look at this...
Bartleby: Well, then, you know, don't use a gun. Just lay the place to waste, like.
Loki: Easy for you to say. You get off light in razing. You got to stand there and read at Sodom and Gomorrah, I had to do all the work.
Bartleby: What work did you do? You lit a few fires.
Loki: I rained down sulphur, man, there's a subtle difference.
Bartleby: Oh, yeah, I'm sure.
Loki: Hey, you know, fuck you, man. Any moron with a pack of matches can set a fire. Raining down sulphur is like an endurance trial man. Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, outside of soccer.More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
Casiodorus Rex: Did you ever hear of King Gazerick? Oh no, of course not, you weren't even born. He was my brother, a great King and a valiant man-at-arms. When he ascended the throne, the dragon was unbridled. No one knew where it might strike next. So, he brought forth his broadsword, assembled his best company of fighters and went out to do battle. He was never seen again. But his attack provoked the most terrible reprisals: whole villages incinerated, entire crops burnt, death, famine... horrible. How did you advocate to yourself the role of 'savior'?
Galen: I was invited.
Casiodorus Rex: Not by me! I think you're nothing but a boy... an apprentice!
[rips the amulet from around Galen's neck]
Casiodorus Rex: Have you ever considered the consequences of failure?
Galen: WHAT failure? What are you saying, do you want the dragon back?
Casiodorus Rex: You came here and toyed with the monster! Who are YOU, to risk our people? Our villages?
Galen: But your children were dying!
Casiodorus Rex: Only a few, does that sound cruel? It is better that they should die that others might live. I created the lottery!
[agreed murmuring among the King's court]
Casiodorus Rex: Me! And from the moment it began, the dragon was tamed! The kingdom has prospered!
Galen: At what price? You can't make a shameful 'peace' with dragons. You must kill them as I have done.
Casiodorus Rex: Then the beast is dead?
Galen: Yes, it's dead.
Casiodorus Rex: We shall see.More [09/28/2007 12:09:00]

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