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A slight daily unconscious luxury is hardly ever wanting to the dwellers in civilization; like the gentle air of a genial climate, it is a perpetual minute enjoyment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mindMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sincerity is the luxury allowed, like diadems and authority, only to the highest rank. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For me, hard work represents the supreme luxury of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of a certain income can indulge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I cannot spare the luxury of believing that all things beautiful are what they seem.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now we suffer the evils of a long peace; luxury more cruel than war broods over us and avenges a conquered world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is convincing evidence that the search for solitude is not a luxury but a biological need. Just as humans posses a herding instinct that keeps us close to others most of the time, we also have a conflicting drive to seek out solitude. If the distance between ourselves and others becomes too great, we experience isolation and alienation, yet if the proximity to others becomes too close, we feel smothered and trapped.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A metaphysician is one who, when you remark that twice two makes four, demands to know what you mean by twice, what by two, what by makes, and what by four. For asking such questions metaphysicians are supported in oriental luxury in the universities, and respected as educated and intelligent men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth; by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great majority of men, especially in France, both desire and possess a fashionable woman, much in the way one might own a fine horse -- as a luxury befitting a young man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pain adds rest unto pleasure, and teaches the luxury of health.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion -- or a new form of Christianity -- based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The body sins once, and has done with its sin, for action is a mode of purification. Nothing remains then but the recollection of a pleasure, or the luxury of a regret.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sentimentalist is simply one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
On the soft bed of luxury many kingdoms have expired.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Windy: Dear Frances, I am writing you this letter relaxing on the deck of a luxury liner. On shore the natives have evidently just spotted us and are getting up a reception - fireworks, music and that sort of stuff. Ha. The musicians in our own band have also struck up a little tune. Ha ha.More [11/24/2005 12:11:00]
In those first years you're taking care of the kids and the house. It's hard to do it all when you don't have the luxury of having someone to help you; you're doing it all.More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
When you've made a film you have the luxury of having a little money, so you can afford to pace yourself, but we work in a very ephemeral business, especially in the film world. It's a bit like the stock market in that you're never sure what's going to be up or down, what will work.More [09/18/2006 12:09:00]
I'm into trucks. I like jeeps, off-road vehicles. I'm driving a Discovery right now. I like vehicles that can do something-not the luxury ones.More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
As far as luxury goes, about the only thing I do is... I go first class all the way. I live on the road, so when I'm out there, I'm getting the nice hotel suite, I'm getting the luxury car, I'm eating the good food, and I make sure I take care of myself on the road.More [11/17/2006 12:11:00]
Parcher: Conviction, it turns out, is a luxury of those on the sidelines, Mr. Nash.More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]
John: Can you imagine what it feels like to have someone sit you down and tell you that you're dying? The gravity of that, hmm? Then the clock's ticking for you. In a split second your awe is cracked open. You look at things differently - smell things differently. You savor everything be it a glass of water or a walk in the park.
Eric Matthews: The clock is ticking, John.
John: But most people have the luxury of not knowing when that clock's going to go off. And the irony of it is that that keeps them from really living their life. It keeps them drinking that glass of water but never really tasting it.More [06/26/2007 12:06:00]
Benjamin Martin: I'm a parent. I haven't got the luxury of principles.More [06/28/2007 12:06:00]
Quentin: Somebody has to take responsibility around here.
Worth: And that somebody has to be you?
Quentin: Not all of us have the luxury of playing nihilist.
Worth: Not all of us are conceited enough to play hero.More [07/15/2007 12:07:00]
Capt. Ramsey: We have orders in hand. Those orders are to make a pre-emptive launch. Every second that we lose increases the chances that by the time our missiles arrive, their silos could be empty because they've flown their birds and struck us first.
Hunter: Yes sir.
Capt. Ramsey: You know as well as I do that any launch order received without authentication, is no order at all.
Hunter: Yes sir.
Capt. Ramsey: That's our number one rule.
Hunter: [Tries to get a word in] National mil...
Capt. Ramsey: And that rule is the basis for the scenario we've trained on, time and time again. It's a rule we follow without exception.
Hunter: Captain, National Military Command Center knows what sector we're in. They have satellites looking down on us to see if our birds are aloft and if they're *not*, then they give our orders to somebody else. That's why we maintain more than one sub, it's what they call 'redundancy'!
Capt. Ramsey: I know about redundancy, Mr Hunter.
Hunter: All I'm saying...
[Ramsey walks off]
Hunter: [Follows Ramsey, lowers his voice] All I'm saying Captain, is that we have backup. Now it's our duty, *not* to launch until we can confirm.
Capt. Ramsey: You're presuming we have other submarines out there, ready to launch. Well as Captain, I must assume our submarines could've been taken out by other Akulas. We can play these games all night Mr Hunter but uh, I don't have the luxury of your presumptions.
Hunter: Sir...
Capt. Ramsey: Mr Hunter, we have rules that are not open to interpretation, personal intuition, gut feelings, hairs on the back of your neck, little devils or angels sitting on your shoulder. We're all very well aware of what our orders are and what those orders mean. They come down from our Commander in Chief. They contain no ambiguity.
Hunter: Captain...
Capt. Ramsey: Mr Hunter. I've made a decision. I'm Captain of this boat. NOW SHUT THE FUCK UP!More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
Alec Trevelyan: We're both orphans, James. While your parents had the luxury of dying in a climbing accident, mine escaped the British betrayal and Stalin's execution squads. But my father couldn't let himself or his wife live in the shame of it. MI6 figured I was too young to remember. And one of life's little ironies, their son goes to work for the government who caused a father to kill himself and his wife.
James Bond: Janus. The two-faced Roman god comes to life.
Alec Trevelyan: It wasn't God who gave me this face! It was you, setting the timer for three minutes instead of six.
James Bond: Am I supposed to feel sorry for you?
Alec Trevelyan: No. You're supposed to die for me.
[pause]
Alec Trevelyan: And, by the way, I did think about asking you to join my little scheme but somehow I knew, 007's loyalty was always to the mission, never to his friend.
[louder]
Alec Trevelyan: Closing time James! Last call.
[Bond raises his gun to kill Alec but is tranquilized by a sniper]
Alec Trevelyan: [walks towards Bond and looks down on him] For England, James?More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
Elle Driver: I might never have liked you. Point of fact, I despise you. But that doesn't suggest I don't respect you. Dying in our sleep is a luxury our kind is rarely afforded. My gift to you.More [05/29/2008 12:05:00]
Hector Cyr: Sheriff, think about being rich. My parents had the added luxury of ditching me off at karate school on a regular basis. I *am* a brown belt, go ahead, take your best shot, take your best ...
[Hank punches him in the nose, knocks him down]
Sheriff Hank Keough: [to Jack] He said he knew karate.
Jack Wells: You hit him.
Sheriff Hank Keough: I did, yeah.
Hector Cyr: Did he say "go"? Aren't you supposed to say "go" in karate? You're supposed to say "go"!More [06/26/2008 12:06:00]
Country Politician:
I think you're the beautiful woman I've ever seen! You're gorgeous, you're ravishing! I'm nuts about you.



Polly Tix:
Ah, but I'm expensive.



Country Politician:
Alas, I'm a poor man!



Polly Tix:
But you can have every luxury if you vote for those oil fields.



Country Politician:
No, no!



Polly Tix:
Oh, come now, you can be had.

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Sylvia Fowler:
Mary Haines, don't you have any pride?



Mary Haines:
No pride at all. That's a luxury a woman in love can't afford.

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[Windy composes a letter while his landing craft is heading for the beachhead at Salerno under heavy fire]



Windy:
Dear Frances, I am writing you this letter relaxing on the deck of a luxury liner. On shore the natives have evidently just spotted us and are getting up a reception - fireworks, music and that sort of stuff. Ha. The musicians in our own band have also struck up a little tune. Ha ha.

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Stefan Brand:
Honor is a luxury only gentlemen can afford.

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[first lines]



Narrator:
Once upon a time in a faraway land there was a tiny kingdom, peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here in a stately chateau there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter, Cinderella. Although he was a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still he felt she needed a mother's care. And so he married again, choosing for his second wife a woman of good family with two daughters just Cinderella's age, by name, Anastasia and Drisella. It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that the step-mother's true nature was revealed. Cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella’s charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters. Thus as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair for the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish step-sisters while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and finally forced to become a servant in her own house. And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn she found new hope that someday her dreams of happiness would come true.

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Godfrey:
You fall into that unfortunate category that I would describe as the Park Avenue Brat. A spoiled child brought up in ease and luxury and always given her own way. But as a matter of fact, you shouldn't really be allowed out in public until someone has taught you the basic rules of good taste, and good manners.

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Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller:
Listen to this, Sylvia.


[reads from magazine]



Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller:
The new White Star Liner "RMS Titanic", the largest vessel in the world. It is not only in size, but also in the luxury of her appointments that the "Titanic" takes first place among the big steamers of the world. By the provision of Vinolia Auto Toilert Soap for her First Class passengers the "Titanic" also leads as offering a higher standard of toilet luxury and comfort at sea.


[laughs]



Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller:
Let me see.


[takes paper]

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Robert Morgan:
I can't afford the luxury of anger. Anger can make me vulnerable. It can destoy my reason and reason's the only advantage I have over them.

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Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
We've no choice, John. The slavery clause has got to go.



John Adams:
Franklin, what are you saying?



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
It's a luxury we can't afford.



John Adams:
'Luxury?' A half million souls in chains... and Dr. Franklin calls it a 'luxury!' Maybe you should have walked out with the South!



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
[dangerous] You forget yourself sir. I founded the FIRST anti-slavery society on this continent.



John Adams:
Oh, don't wave your credentials at me! Maybe it's time you had them renewed!



Dr. Benjamin Franklin:
John, the issue here is independence! Maybe you have forgotten that fact, but I have not! These men, no matter how much we may disagree with them, they are not ribbon clerks to be ordered about - they are proud, accomplished men, the cream of their colonies. And whether you like them or not, they and the people they represent will be part of this new nation that YOU hope to create. Now, either learn how to live with them, or pack up and go home! In any case, stop acting like a Boston fishwife.

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Kowalski:
I'm asking you as a friend. What would you invest in?



Jakob Heym:
Maybe luxury goods of some kind. They were crazy for them after the last war. David built a house with the profits on the schnapps he sold.



Kowalski:
You're right. Do you think we'll have potatoes to make schnapps?



Jakob Heym:
Probably not. Everything will be short. You need good instincts.

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Albert Brooks:
Our research was so thorough the computers actually coughed up two perfect families. If I were a liar, I could tell you that we chose one over the other for complicated psychological reasons. But I'm a comedian, not a liar. I can afford the luxury of honesty. The Feltons lived in Wisconsin; the Yeagers lived in Arizona. YOU spend the winter in Wisconsin...


[Albert and the researchers all laugh]

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Thornton Melon:
What lovely girls. How would you like a life of luxury and deceit?

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Grant Stayton:
[on Joanna's yacht, the "Immaculata"] ... Joanna, I want you tonight - How can you have your period EVERY WEEK?



Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt:
[they're shown in bed together; Grant is glued to "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"] ... Must you watch that THING incessantly?



Grant Stayton:
Yes, I must. It has a tawdry, escapist quality that sooths my nerves.



Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt:
What YOU have to escape from, I can't possibly imagine... Grant, I left my wedding ring on the deck.



Grant Stayton:
Well, what can I do?



Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt:
Go and get it.



Grant Stayton:
It's after midnight.



Joanna Stayton/Annie Proffitt:
I don't care. I want it now.



Grant Stayton:
Let me just see who's in the Top Ten Luxury Yachts. This is the Big League of the Seven Seas, the one purchase that separates mere millionaires from MULTI-millionaires.


[Disgusted, Joanna goes to get it herself]

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Princess Vespa:
I really must go back. I shouldn't have run away. I realize now that love is one luxury a princess cannot afford.



Lone Starr:
You're probably right.



Princess Vespa:
I know now that I must learn to live without love.



Lone Starr:
I guess so.



Princess Vespa:
Besides, love isn't that important.



Lone Starr:
Nah... It never was!



Princess Vespa:
I could be perfectly happy the rest of my life without...


[turns and looks into Lone Starr's eyes, pauses]



Princess Vespa:
love.



Lone Starr:
Sure you could.



Princess Vespa:
Without physical contact.



Lone Starr:
Yeah.



Princess Vespa:
Without being held.



Lone Starr:
Yeah.



Princess Vespa:
Or kissed...


[they go to kiss, but right before they make contact, Dot Matrix's "Virgin Alarm" goes off]

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Ben:
It's a human life. You don't think God sees?



Judah Rosenthal:
God is a luxury I can't afford.

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Madonna:
[praying with her dancers before a concert] We're dedicating tonight's performance to Keith Haring, who doesn't have the luxury of being alive like we do.

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[Catherine's betrothed, the Grand Duke, is ill]



Catherine:
Did you know, after two months, hardly anyone has spoken to me. It's as if I didn't exist!



Sir Charles:
Well, my dear, you hardly do. You are, I hesitate to say it, on the very brink of extinction. If the Grand Duke should die, you become the tiniest footnote to history. Everyone at Court knows that. But if he lives, however, you would certainly find yourself surrounded by thousands of new friends again, fawning all over you like puppies.



Catherine:
And you?



Sir Charles:
Ah, well. I am a foreigner, and an old man. I can afford the luxury of true friendship.

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Col. Jessep:
Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and curse the Marines; you have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know: that Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives and that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use then as the backbone of a life trying to defend something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said "thank you," and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest that you pick up a weapon and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.

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Alec Trevelyan:
We're both orphans, James. But while your parents had the luxury of dying in a climbing accident, mine survived the British betrayal and Stalin's execution squads. My father couldn't let himself or my mother live with the shame. MI6 figured I was too young to remember. And in one of life's little ironies, the son went to work for the government whose betrayal caused the father to kill himself and his wife.



James Bond:
Hence Janus. The two-faced Roman god come to life.



Alec Trevelyan:
It wasn't God who gave me this face! It was you, setting the timers for three minutes instead of six.



James Bond:
Am I supposed to feel sorry for you?



Alec Trevelyan:
No. You were supposed to die for me.


[pause]



Alec Trevelyan:
And, by the way, I did think about asking you to join my little scheme but somehow I knew, 007's loyalty was always to the mission, never to his friend.


[louder]



Alec Trevelyan:
Closing time, James! Last call.


[Bond raises his gun to kill Alec but is tranquilized by a sniper]



Alec Trevelyan:
[walks towards Bond and looks down on him] For England, James.

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Carnforth Greville:
Go easy on yourself, old chap. I'm afraid we can't all afford the luxury of nourishing our souls. That's the prerogative of the romantics among us, I fear. These things happen. What does he say?


[quoting from Hamlet]



Carnforth Greville:
"If it be now, 'tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come. The readiness is all."

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[Trying to start Layla's car]



Billy Brown:
Is this a shifter car? I cannot drive a shifter car, alright, so we got a little situation here. I can't drive these kinda cars! What the fuck is goin' on! You think that's funny? Would you like to know, smartass? Would you like to know why I can't drive this kinda car? I'll tell you why, I'm used to *luxury* cars. Have you ever heard of a luxury car? You know what luxury means? Ever heard of Cadillac, Cadillac Eldorado? That's what I drive. I drive cars that *shift* themselves.

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