I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ceaseless, senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields, where only erudition is now possible, has led either to sheer irrelevancy, the famous knowing of more and more about less and less, or to the development of a pseudo-scholarship which actually destroys its object.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the adult world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writing ought either to be the manufacture of stories for which there is a market demand -- a business as safe and commendable as making soap or breakfast foods -- or it should be an art, which is always a search for something for which there is no market demand, something new and untried, where the values are intrinsic and have nothing to do with standardized values.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it -- this is a hard lesson.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason: they made no such demand upon those who wrote them. Those works, therefore, are the most valuable, that set our thinking faculties in the fullest operation. understand them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To me a book is a message from the gods to mankind; or, if not, should never be published at all. A message from the gods should be delivered at once. It is damnably blasphemous to talk about the autumn season and so on. How dare the author or publisher demand a price for doing his duty, the highest and most honorable to which a man can be called?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideas are powerful things, requiring not a studious contemplation but an action, even if it is only an inner action. Their acquisition obligates each man in some way to change his life, even if it is only his inner life. They demand to be stood for. They dictate where a man must concentrate his vision. They determine his moral and intellectual priorities. They provide him with allies and make him enemies. In short, ideas impose an interest in their ultimate fate which goes far beyond the realm of the merely reasonable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The demand for equal rights in every vocation of life is just and fair; but, after all, the most vital right is the right to love and be loved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Some men demand rough treatment everywhere!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I can prove at any time that my education tried to make another person out of me than the one I became. It is for the harm, therefore, that my educators could have done me in accordance with their intentions that I reproach them; I demand from their hands the person I now am, and since they cannot give him to me, I make of my reproach and laughter a drumbeat sounding in the world beyond.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One cannot demand of a scholar that he show himself a scholar everywhere in society, but the whole tenor of his behavior must none the less betray the thinker, he must always be instructive, his way of judging a thing must even in the smallest matters be such that people can see what it will amount to when, quietly and self-collected, he puts this power to scholarly use.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless democracy is to commit suicide by consenting to its own destruction, it will have to find some formidable answer to those who come to it saying: I demand from you in the name of your principles the rights which I shall deny to you later in the name of my principles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge... and the longest life is too short.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He is a man of thirty-five, but looks fifty. He is bald, has varicose veins and wears spectacles, or would wear them if his only pair were not chronically lost. If things are normal with him, he will be suffering from malnutrition, but if he has recently had a lucky streak, he will be suffering from a hangover. At present it is half past eleven in the morning, and according to his schedule he should have started work two hours ago; but even if he had made any serious effort to start he would have been frustrated by the almost continuous ringing of the telephone bell, the yells of the baby, the rattle of an electric drill out in the street, and the heavy boots of his creditors clumping up the stairs. The most recent interruption was the arrival of the second post, which brought him two circulars and an income tax demand printed in red. Needless to say this person is a writer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Is it to be thought unreasonable that the people, in atonement for wrongs of a century, demand the vengeance of a single day?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Genius is, to be sure, not a matter of arbitrariness, but rather of freedom, just as wit, love, and faith, which once shall become arts and disciplines. We should demand genius from everybody, without, however, expecting it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prudishness is pretense of innocence without innocence. Women have to remain prudish as long as men are sentimental, dense, and evil enough to demand of them eternal innocence and lack of education. For innocence is the only thing which can ennoble lack of education.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have no conscience, none, but I would not like to bring a soul into this world. When it sinned and when it suffered something like a dead hand would fall on me, -- You did it, you, for your own pleasure you created this thing! See your work! If it lived to be eighty it would always hang like a millstone round my neck, have the right to demand good from me, and curse me for its sorrow. A parent is only like to God: if his work turns out bad so much the worse for him; he dare not wash his hands of it. Time and years can never bring the day when you can say to your child, Soul, what have I to do with you?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The supply of words in the world market is plentiful but the demand is falling. Let deeds follow words now.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dr. Evil: I demand the sum... OF 1 MILLION DOLLARS.More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Withnail: I must have some booze. I demand to have some booze.More [11/18/2005 12:11:00]
Grand High Witch: Witches of England... You are a disgrace! Miserable witches... You are good for nothing worms! Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundreds, thousands of revolting little children... I ask you!
Grand High Witch: Why? One child a week is no good to me!
Woman in Black: [stands] We will do better! We will do much better!
Grand High Witch: Better is no good either! I demand maximum results!More [11/20/2005 12:11:00]
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko: Please inform American embassy that I am here. I am an American citizen.
Colonel Chaiko: What you call yourself is of no concern to us. Here, you're just a criminal.
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko: The world will demand that you hand me over.
Colonel Chaiko: The world. The world is overjoyed that we allowed a plane to land. We saved hundreds of lives. Only four people died.
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko: Who? What were the names?
Colonel Chaiko: Don't worry. Don't worry. Your promoter was not hurt. I sent her home, along with the others. I'll explain your condition to her.
Nikolai 'Kolya' Rodchenko: My condition? What condition? I demand that you let me out of here!
Colonel Chaiko: You demand? Rodchenko, I always admired you as a dancer. You're a great dancer.More [01/31/2006 12:01:00]
I just observed -- like when a female cop is standing with a male cop, people talk to the male cop. So women find ways to demand respect. They don't let men one-up them in anything. They banter with them line for line. They shoot with them shot for shot.More [03/17/2006 12:03:00]
The role seemed to demand that I keep myself worked up to fever pitch, so I took on the actual attributes of the horrible vampire, Dracula.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
What we are seeing are tsunamis of violence, ... and we will continue to see these unless people step up, unless people step forward and demand from their leadership, demand from the international community that this not stand.More [05/04/2006 12:05:00]
The constraints of melodrama can be a great blessing, because they demand that all the characters involved - as absurd and extreme as they may initially seem - must stay utterly rooted in their own reality, or the whole project collapses.More [06/15/2006 12:06:00]
ďIt has been a pleasure to work with Cablevision and combine our talents and resources to create software that addresses a growing demand among average PC users to make their PC work more efficiently,ĒMore [07/25/2006 12:07:00]
We need a number of solutions - we need more efficiency and conservation. Efficiency is a big one. I think car companies need to do a lot better in producing more efficient cars. They have the technology, we just need to demand them as consumers.More [12/12/2006 12:12:00]
Tia Dalma: You know I demand payment.
Jack Sparrow: I brought payment. Look.
[brings out the monkey in a cage, shoots him]
Jack Sparrow: An undead monkey! Top that!
Tia Dalma: [releases the monkey from the cage]
Gibbs: [muttered] No...
Gibbs: You've no idea how long it took us to catch that.
Tia Dalma: The payment is fair...More [02/19/2007 12:02:00]
Prince Wendell: I demand to be a happy puppy!More [03/28/2007 12:03:00]
Tristan: We knights are blessed in that we do not run from it. We seek it, grasp it by the throat and demand honor in our passing.More [04/25/2007 12:04:00]
Stifler: Holy shit dude. I found a dildo. Dildo. Dildo. Dildo. Big blue rubber dicks for everyone. The people demand rubber dicks.
Jim: What are you doing?
Stifler: Looking for more lesbian artifacts.
[hands Jim the dildo]
Jim: Where did you get this?
Stifler: Finch's ass.More [05/03/2007 12:05:00]
Joseph Finsbury: [carrying on a one-sided conversation with the Bournemouth Strangler] Ahh, the avocational activities of man are many and varied. Some demand skill - yours for instance! Carpentry... the playing of games with balls of various sizes!More [05/20/2007 12:05:00]
Jerry Fletcher: I am an American citizen, and I demand to see Alice Sutton.More [06/28/2007 12:06:00]
Judge Smails: I demand satisfaction.
Al Czervik: [mocking] You demand satisfaction? Well I'll tell you what's satisfying: *cash*. I'll shoot you 18 holes for ten thousand bucks!
Judge Smails: [laughs] Wha... I could beat you with one arm!
Al Czervik: Well, how about teams then, for twenty thousand? You can have Dr. Frankenputz...
Dr. Beeper: [mortified] I beg your pardon!
Al Czervik: And I'll take Ty, here.
Ty Webb: Wait a minute guys... I don't play golf... for money... against people.More [07/05/2007 12:07:00]
Capt. Ramsey: I expect and demand your very best. Anything less, you should have joined the Air Force.More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
Vivi: Teensy! I Demand that you move this piece of shit outta my way, this very instant!
Teensy: Who do you think you're talking to?
Vivi: I know shes there,now what is going on? Is betrayal absolutely everywhere?
Teensy: [sarcastically] Yes, you're lifelong friends are programming your daughter to destroy you!
Vivi: Well, somebody better tell me what's going on!
Teensy: Vivi, calm down! You're just gonna have to trust us, if you go there now, you're gonna ruin EVERYBODY'S life!
Vivi: What IS it with me ruinin everybody's life? EVERYBODY, Teensy? Strangers are saying it now!
Teensy: What strangers?
Vivi: Conner. He yelled at me! Shes walked out on their entire life, whatever that means.
Teensy: Go! Go home right now!
Vivi: Don't you talk to me like that, i'll knock you in the middle of next week!
Teensy: Then i will kick your sorry ass on thursday, now get in the goddamn car and go home!More [09/17/2007 12:09:00]
ChiCha: So what did the emperor want?
Pacha: Uh, he couldn't see me.
ChiCha: Couldn't see you? Why not.
Pacha: He didn't say.
ChiCha: Well, that's just rude!
Pacha: Honey, he is the emperor. I'm sure he's busy.
ChiCha: No, no, no, no. Emperor or not, it's called common courtesy. If it was me, I'd march right back there and demand to see him.
Pacha: Honey, honey. Remember the baby.
ChiCha: Pacha, don't worry. This baby's not coming out for a while now, but even if it was, I'd give that emperor a piece of my mind. I mean, behavior like that just makes me want to...
ChiCha: I gotta go wash something.More [10/10/2007 12:10:00]
Ché: Oh, what a circus, oh, what a show! Argentina has gone to town over the death of an actress called Eva Peron. We've all gone crazy, mourning all day and mourning all night, falling over ourselves to get all of the misery right. Oh, what an exit! That's how to go. When they're ringing your curtain down, demand to be buried like Eva Peron. It's quite a sunset, and good for the country in a roundabout way. We've made the front page of all the world's papers today.More [10/18/2007 12:10:00]
[Flash is in chains and with a helmet over his head]
Flash Gordon: I demand to see the governor! I can hardly breathe in this thing!
Klytus: Yes... you don't look well. I'm told you refused your final meal. The chef will be upset...
Flash Gordon: Tell 'em to go to hell!
Klytus: Maybe just as well. Gas works more quickly on an empty stomach.More [11/11/2007 12:11:00]
Dr Ray Stantz: Hey, Dean Yeager! Are you moving us to a better office on campus?
Dean Yeager: No, you're being moved off campus. The Board of Regents has decided to terminate your grant. You are to vacate these premises immediately.
Dr Ray Stantz: What?
Dean Yeager: This university will no longer continue any funding for any of your group's activities.
Dr. Peter Venkman: This is preposterous. I demand an explanation.
Dean Yeager: Doctor... Venkman. The purpose of science is to serve mankind. You seem to regard science as some kind of dodge... or hustle. Your theories are the worst kind of popular tripe, your methods are sloppy, and your conclusions are highly questionable! You are a poor scientist, Dr. Venkman!
Dr. Peter Venkman: I see.
Dean Yeager: And you have no place in this department, or this university.More [12/14/2007 12:12:00]
All I demand for the black man is, that the white people shall take their heels off his neck, and let him have a chance to rise by his own efforts.More [01/04/2008 12:01:00]
In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less.More [01/08/2008 12:01:00]
Far less wealthy industrialized countries have committed to end child poverty, while the United States is sliding backwards. We can do better. We must demand that our leaders do better.More [01/15/2008 12:01:00]
We do want more, and when it becomes more, we shall still want more. And we shall never cease to demand more until we have received the results of our labor.More [01/28/2008 12:01:00]
Ringo: [arrested, at the police station] I demand to see my solicitor!
Police Inspector: What's his name?
Ringo: Well, if you're gonna get technical about it...More [02/03/2008 12:02:00]
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