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The lover knows much more about absolute good and universal beauty than any logician or theologian, unless the latter, too, be lovers in disguise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty; but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All forms of beauty, like all possible phenomena, contain an element of the eternal and an element of the transitory -- of the absolute and of the particular. Absolute and eternal beauty does not exist, or rather it is only an abstraction creamed from the general surface of different beauties. The particular element in each manifestation comes from the emotions: and just as we have our own particular emotions, so we have our own beauty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis. We call intuition here the sympathy by which one is transported into the interior of an object in order to coincide with what there is unique and consequently inexpressible in it. Analysis, on the contrary, is the operation which reduces the object to elements already known.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To reduce the imagination to a state of slavery --even though it would mean the elimination of what is commonly called happiness --is to betray all sense of absolute justice within oneself. Imagination alone offers me some intimation of what can be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had [To] do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is hardly surprising that children should enthusiastically start their education at an early age with the Absolute Knowledge of computer science; while they are unable to read, for reading demands making judgments at every line. Conversation is almost dead, and soon so too will be those who knew how to speak.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The absolute fundamental aim is to make money out of satisfying customers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all great poems, love is the absolute and essential foundation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle -- absolute busyness -- then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy -- and without consciousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim. It is, one is told, the unforgivable sin, but it is a sin the corrupt or evil man never practices. He always has hope. He never reaches the freezing-point of knowing absolute failure. Only the man of goodwill carries always in his heart this capacity for damnation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The teller of a mirthful tale has latitude allowed him. We are content with less than absolute truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. In our system, she must become a passive, much more than an active, influence, and her passivity shall be composed of anxious scientific curiosity and of absolute respect for the phenomenon which she wishes to observe. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Neurosis has an absolute genius for malingering. There is no illness which it cannot counterfeit perfectly. If it is capable of deceiving the doctor, how should it fail to deceive the patient?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laughMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Trade is the natural enemy of all violent passions. Trade loves moderation, delights in compromise, and is most careful to avoid anger. It is patient, supple, and insinuating, only resorting to extreme measures in cases of absolute necessity. Trade makes men independent of one another and gives them a high idea of their personal importance: it leads them to want to manage their own affairs and teaches them to succeed therein. Hence it makes them inclined to liberty but disinclined to revolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is a Senate of equals, of men of individual honor and personal character, and of absolute independence. We know no masters, we acknowledge no dictators. This is a hall for mutual consultation and discussion; not an arena for the exhibition of champions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of absolute superfluity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Chance: [to camera] Hold on just one little minute there, buddy. Why does the guy just assume that every post-coital argument is like, the utter, absolute end of that particular relationship? I mean, Jesus, it's not like men are not surrounded by women their entire lives - that they haven't realized that behind every angry outburst is a sobbing, insecure woman who just... wants to be told that she kicks more ass than any girl he's ever met.More [09/16/2005 12:09:00]
Corky St. Clair: My first show was Barefoot in the Park, which was an absolute smash, but my production on the stage of Backdraft was what really got them excited. This whole idea of 'In Your Face' theatre really affected them. The conceptualization, the whole abstraction, the obtuseness of this production to me was what was interesting. I wanted the audience to feel the heat from the fire, the fear, because people don't like fire, poked, poked in their noses, you know when you get a cinder from a barbeque right on the end of your nose and you kind of make that face, you know, that's not a good thing, and I wanted them to have the sense memory of that. So during the show I had someone burn newspapers and send it through the vents in the theatre. And well, they freaked out, and 'course the fire Marshall came over and they shut us down for a couple of days.More [10/22/2005 12:10:00]
I could never put up with all the acting bullshit. Every once in a while I’ll get scripts sent to me, and I look them over and I’m like, I can’t be that person. I’d feel like an absolute asshole reading that!More [03/27/2006 12:03:00]
You can poke fun at 'em, you can do satire, but they work 24 hours a day. It's like Lord Acton said: "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely."More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.More [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I found the absolute thrill of translating ancient poetic text into totally visceral, tangible and even relevant, immediate and urgent language... I was thrilled by Shakespeare. It surprised me, my profound delight in deciphering Shakespeare and making it completely flesh-and-blood.More [04/11/2006 12:04:00]
I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.More [05/09/2006 12:05:00]
“This is an absolute blast!”More [07/25/2006 12:07:00]
Of the many guests we welcomed to the Mickey Mouse Club, my absolute favorites were the Lennon Sisters.More [07/27/2006 12:07:00]
“Working with Martin Scorsese was an absolute minute-by-minute education without him ever being grandiose about it.”More [08/08/2006 12:08:00]
“If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that.”More [09/01/2006 12:09:00]
Also, I had read a book called She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, written by a professor who had gone through transgender surgery, but it took this person well into his thirties to come to terms with the absolute necessity of having to do it.More [09/25/2006 12:09:00]
It's just the absolute bomb. Ghost in the Shell was really good, it's a little bit more recent.More [11/22/2006 12:11:00]
Jane: I mean, c'mon! I was comparing men to animals!... Which, let's face it, sometimes they are. But sometimes, they are not. Sometimes, you open the barn door, or the bedroom door, or the hospital room door, and you find the real thing. You find a guy that can sit with you when you're at your absolute worst, when your face looks like a punching bag and you're elbow deep in Kleenex, and he can still look at you, and tell you that Ray is not the last man you're ever going to love.More [03/15/2007 12:03:00]
The Riddler: Can Bruce Wayne and Batman ever truly coexist? We'll find out today! But first, let's meet our contestants! Behind curtain number one...
[the Riddler reveals Chase Meridian tied up and hung in a container high up in the room]
The Riddler: The absolute fabulous Dr. Chase Meridian. She enjoys hiking, getting her nails done, and foolisihly hopes to be the love of Bruce's life! And behind curtain number two...
[the Riddler reveals an identical container nearby Chase's. This one has Robin tied up]
The Riddler: Batman's one and only partner. This acrobat-turned orphan likes Saturday morning cartoons and one day dreams being...
The Riddler: [whispers] ... bare naked with a girl!
The Riddler: And below these contestants... my personal favorite. A watery grave!
[the Riddler reveals two holes in the floor leading into a dark pit. Both are underneath the two containers]
The Riddler: [points to his scepter] Just one little touch, and you're two friends are golfing on the rocks below. Not enough time to save them both. Which will it be, Batman? Bruce's love or the Dark Knight's junior partner?
[the Riddler imitates a game show timer while Batman ponders in thought]
Batman: There is no way for me to save them or myself. This is all one giant death trap.
The Riddler: Judges?
The Riddler: [makes a buzzer noise] I'm sorry. Your answer must be in the form of a question. But thank you for playing.
[the Riddler begins to push the button on his scepter]
Batman: Wait! I have a riddle for you!
The Riddler: For me? Really? Tell me.
Batman: I see without seeing. To me, darkness is as clear as daylight. What am I?
The Riddler: Please! You're as blind as a bat!
Batman: Exactly.
[throws a batarang at his throne]More [03/19/2007 12:03:00]
Lady Sylvia McCordle: Mrs Wilson, absolute crisis. I've just found out that Mr Weissman won't eat meat. I don't know what to do and I can't ask Mrs Croft. I simply don't dare.
Mrs. Wilson: Everything's under control your ladyship. Mr Weissman's valet informed us as soon as he after he arrived so we've prepared a special version of the soup, he can eat the fish and the hors d'oeuvres, there'll be a welsh rarebit for the game course, I'm not sure what we're going to do about the entree but we'll think of something.
Lady Sylvia McCordle: Thank you Mrs Wilson. Ten steps ahead as always. Which one of you is Mr Weissman's valet?
Henry Denton: I am, your Ladyship.
Lady Sylvia McCordle: Are you indeed. Yes. Well. Thank you for your...
[pause while she takes a good look at him]
Lady Sylvia McCordle: efficiency.
[leaves]
George (First Footman): [to Denton] You're all set then.More [04/22/2007 12:04:00]
Raoul Duke: Those of us that had been up all night were in no mood for coffee and donuts, we wanted strong drink. We were, after all, the absolute cream of the national sporting press.More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
Cher: You can't be the absolute and final word on drivers' licenses?
Driving Instructor: Girlie, as far as you're concerned, I am the messiah of the DMV.More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
Jim Byrd: He's a bad guy. He's one of the bad guys.
Chuck Barris: Bad for the US, right, Jim? Not bad in the absolute sense. Just bad for the US.
Jim Byrd: Don't fuckin' dance with me. Renda's bad for the Tea & Biscuit Company. He's bad for me personally. You work for me. Renda's bad for me... You're now officially a patriotic citizen of the United States of Jim Byrd. There's no backing out now. We let you in on everything. You don't play. You don't leave. You understand that? You don't play... You don't leave.More [07/29/2007 12:07:00]
Michael: [as Yoda] "You have absolute power! Eerrp!"More [10/04/2007 12:10:00]
Elliot: What do I do?
Michael: I don't know. You have absolute power, remember?More [10/04/2007 12:10:00]

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