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Too poor for a bribe and too proud to importune, he had not the method of making a fortune.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralizationMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Protestantism has the method of Jesus with His secret too much left out of mind; Catholicism has His secret with His method too much left out of mind; neither has His unerring balance, His intuition, His sweet reasonableness. But both have hold of a great truth, and get from it a great power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no method but to be very intelligent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our pleasures are short, and can only charm at intervals; love is a method of protraction our greatest pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their strict execution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Letters are above all useful as a means of expressing the ideal self; and no other method of communication is quite so good for this purpose. In letters we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires...More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No delusion is greater than the notion that method and industry can make up for lack of mother-wit, either in science or in practical life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Psychoanalysis cannot be considered a method of education if by education we mean the topiary art of clipping a tree into a beautiful artificial shape. But those who have a higher conception of education will prize most the method of cultivating a tree so that it fulfils to perfection its own natural conditions of growth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The need to express oneself in writing springs from a mal-adjustment to life, or from an inner conflict which the adolescent (or the grown man) cannot resolve in action. Those to whom action comes as easily as breathing rarely feel the need to break loose from the real, to rise above, and describe it... I do not mean that it is enough to be maladjusted to become a great writer, but writing is, for some, a method of resolving a conflict, provided they have the necessary talent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An educational method that shall have liberty as its basis must intervene to help the child to a conquest of liberty. That is to say, his training must be such as shall help him to diminish as much as possible the social bonds which limit his activity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another, but above all try something.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the grotesqueries of present-day American life is the amount of reasoning that goes into displaying the wisdom secreted in bad movies while proving that modern art is meaningless. They have put into practice the notion that a bad art work cleverly interpreted according to some obscure Method is more rewarding than a masterpiece wrapped in silence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one can become rich by the efforts of only their toil, but only by the discovery of some method of taxing the labor of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it. [Hamlet]More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence. Any man who has once proclaimed violence as his method is inevitably forced to take the lie as his principle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The only method by which people can be supported is out of the effort of those who are earning their own way. We must not create a deterrent to hard work.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My method is different. I do not rush into actual work. When I get a new idea, I start at once building it up in my imagination, and make improvements and operate the device in my mind. When I have gone so far as to embody everything in my invention, every possible improvement I can think of, and when I see no fault anywhere, I put into concrete form the final product of my brain.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Modern pictures are, no doubt, delightful to look at. At least, some of them are. But they are quite impossible to live with; they are too clever, too assertive, too intellectual. Their meaning is too obvious, and their method too clearly defined. OneMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Methinks the human method of expression by sound of tongue is very elementary, and ought to be substituted for some ingenious invention which should be able to give vent to at least six coherent sentences at once.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jules: Whoa... whoa... whoa... stop right there. Eatin' a bitch out, and givin' a bitch a foot massage ain't even the same fuckin' thing.
Vincent: Not the same thing, the same ballpark.
Jules: It ain't no fuckin' ballpark either. Now look, maybe your method of massage differs from mine, but touchin' his wife's feet, and stickin' your tongue in her holyiest of holies, ain't the same ballpark, it ain't the same league, it ain't even the same fuckin' sport. Foot massages don't mean shit.
Vincent: Have you ever given a foot massage?
Jules: Don't be tellin' me about foot massages - I'm the foot fuckin' master.
Vincent: Given a lot of 'em?
Jules: Shit yeah. I got my technique down and everything, I don't be tickling or nothin'.
Vincent: Would you give a guy a foot massage?
Jules: Fuck you.
Vincent: You give them a lot?
Jules: Fuck you.
Vincent: You know, I'm getting kinda tired, I could use a foot massage.
Jules: Man, you best back off, I'm gittin' pissed. More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
There's a fine line between the Method actor and the schizophrenic.More [05/25/2006 12:05:00]
A lot of male actors are method actors and they become the characters which they both were.More [08/23/2006 12:08:00]
I don't know what that Method is. Acting is life, to me, and should be.More [10/16/2006 12:10:00]
[Peter hangs a blanket between the twin beds in their room at the autocamp]
Ellie: That, I suppose, makes everything quite all right?
Peter Warne: Oh this? Well, I like privacy when I retire. Yes, I'm very delicate in that respect. Prying eyes annoy me. Behold the walls of Jericho! Uh, maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. You see, uh, I have no trumpet. Now just to show you my heart's in the right place, I'll give you my best pair of pajamas.
[he offers her the pajamas - she ignores them - so he tosses them at her]
Peter Warne: Uh, do you mind joining the Israelites?
[indicates he wants her to go on the other side of the blanket - she doesn't budge]
Peter Warne: You don't want to join the Israelites? Alright.
[he begins to undress]
Peter Warne: Perhaps you're interested in how a man undresses. You know, it's a funny thing about that. Quite a study in psychology. No two men do it alike. You know, I once knew a man who kept his hat on until he was completely undressed. Yeah, now he made a picture. Years later, his secret came out. He wore a toupee. Yeah. You know, I have a method all my own. If you notice, the coat came first, then the tie, then the shirt. Now, uh, according to Hoyle, after that, the, uh, pants should be next. There's where I'm different... I go for the shoes next. First the right, then the left. After that it's, uh, every man for himself.
[he starts to unbuckle his pants and she runs to the other side of the blanket]More [04/05/2007 12:04:00]
Mussawi: Bob, what do you know about the torture methods used by the Chinese on the Falun Gong? Huh? Method number one. What's your guess?
[pause]
Mussawi: Water dungeon. Did you guess water dungeon? Number two method? Number two, twisting arm and putting face in feces. Not interested in two? Number three. Number three is called 'pulling nails from fingers'. What do you think Bob? Number three sound good to you? The purpose is to get the monks or whatever to recant their beliefs. What if I had to get you to recant? That would be pretty difficult right? Because if you have no beliefs to recant then what? Then your fucked is what. You're going to give me the names of every person who's taken money from you.
[rips off one of Bob's nails]
Mussawi: Oh that is dusgusting.
Bob Barnes: Come on Jimmy, you're not one of those Koran thumpers!
Mussawi: My name is Mussawi.
[rips off another nail, then starts punching Bob]
Mussawi: You fucking fuck, fucking fuck, stupid fuck, what the fuck, this is a war! Fuck you're a PO fucking W! Give me the fucking names! I'm cutting his fucking head off. I'm going to cut your head off, Bob!More [06/09/2007 12:06:00]
He wasn't really Method but he believed that when you did a role there were lots of things you could do with your co-star in order to create the right environment. You known, if you were supposed to be in love, to create that feeling between the two of you.More [10/17/2007 12:10:00]
Sonny Valerio: What the fuck is his name?
Louie: Ghost Dog.
Sonny Valerio: What?
Louie: Ghost Dog.
Sonny Valerio: Ghost Dog?
Joe Rags: He said Ghost Dog.
Louie: Yeah. He calls himself Ghost Dog. I don't know, a lot of these Black guys today, these gangster-type guys, they make up names like that.
Ray Vargo: Is that true?
Sonny Valerio: Sure. He means like the rappers, you know, All the rappers, they got names like that: Snoop Doggy Dogg, Ice Cube, Q-Tip, Method Man. My favorite was always Flavor Flav from Public Enemy. You got the funky fresh fly flavor.
[rhymes hip-hop verse]
Ray Vargo: I don't know about that, but it makes me think of Indians. They got name like, uhh, Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, Running Bear, Black Elk.
[makes elk noise]
Sonny Valerio: Yeah. That kind of shit.
Joe Rags: Yeah. Indians, Niggers, Same thing.More [12/16/2007 12:12:00]
A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.More [12/17/2007 12:12:00]
Commodus: And now they love Maximus for his mercy. So I can't just kill him, or it makes me even more unmerciful! The whole thing's like some crazed nightmare.
Falco: He is defying you. His every victory is an act of defiance. The mob sees this, and so does the senate. Every day he lives, they grow bolder. Kill him.
Commodus: No. I will not make a martyr of him.
[Commodus walks around]
Falco: I have been told of a certain sea snake which has a very unusual method of attracting its prey. It will lie at the bottom of the ocean as if wounded. Then its enemies will approach, and yet it will lie quite still. And then its enemies will take little bites of it, and yet it remains still.
Commodus: So, we will lie still, and let our enemies come to us and nibble. Have every senator followed.More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men.More [12/25/2007 12:12:00]
Ratigan: You don't know what a delightful dilemma it was, trying to decide on the most appropiate method for your demise. Oh, I had so many ingenious ideas I didn't know which to choose. So I decided to use them all. Marvellous, isn't it? But, here, let me show you how it works. Picture this, first, a sprightly tune I've recorded especially for you. As the song plays, the cord tightens, and when the song ends, the metal ball is released, rolling along its merry way until...
Ratigan: [points at mousetrap] Slap!
Ratigan: [points at gun] Boom!
Ratigan: [points at crossbow] Twang!
Ratigan: [points at axe] Dunk!
Ratigan: [points at anvil] SPLAT!
Ratigan: And so ends the short, undistinguished career of Basil of Baker Street.More [01/09/2008 12:01:00]
Polonius: Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't.More [01/31/2008 12:01:00]
The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death.More [02/14/2008 12:02:00]
My background is basically scientific math. My Dad was a physicist, so I have it in my blood somewhere. Scientific method is very important to me. I think anything that contradicts it is probably not true.More [04/20/2008 12:04:00]
[describing the Lighning's modus operandi]



Lt. Tom Grayson:
It is my belief, sir, that a method has been found to charge an aerial torpedo with an immense amount of electricity, which upon striking at its target is immediately released.

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Howard Roark:
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people! Your own work, not any possible object of your charity. I'll be glad if men who need it find a better method of living in the house I built, but that's not the motive of my work, nor my reason, nor my reward! My reward, my purpose, my life, is the work itself - my work done my way! Nothing else matters to me!

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Mrs. Collins:
The work for the happy finger method must go on.

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Radio Operator:
New York is like a city besieged.A state of emergency has been delcared... and the entire police force put on 24-hour duty. Civilian defense is fully mobolized... and shelters have been opened in an effort to stop the mounting hysteria. All traffic has been halted. And Times Square, the heart of New York, has stopped beating. The National Guard has been called out, fully armed. to repell the invader.This is full-scale war against a terrible enemy... such as mondern man has never before faced. Ordinary bullets have no effect... and a method of destroying the awesome creature... has not yet been formulated. But the battle field has been cleared. Herald Sqaure. 34th Street. Broadway. Every section of the city is guarded. No one knows where the monster will stike next. It was last seen on Wall Street, close to where it came ashore. But lower Manhattan has become no man's land... where the beast, at present, lies hidden. The National Guard is barricading the entire area... in an effort to confie the death and destruction... of what is already the worst disaster in New York's history.

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RAF Officer at trials:
[after another failed test of the full-sized bomb] Well, it's a bad business isn't it?



Barnes Wallace:
Yes, I'm afraid it is.



RAF Officer at trials:
What are you going to do?



Barnes Wallace:
I think I know the trouble, I must work on it again.



RAF Officer at trials:
Well, here we are on the 22nd of April. The deadline date for the raid the 19th of May. That's barely four weeks.



Barnes Wallace:
Give me a few more days. A week at most.



RAF Officer at trials:
If you go and change the design. the factories will never do it in time...



Barnes Wallace:
I shan't change the design. I must just strengthen the casing and try a new method of release.



RAF Officer at trials:
Oh well, a week from today. If it doesn't work then, we shall have to call it off. There's nothing else we can do.

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Col. James Garrett:
Tell me, Major, is your method of extermination... is that a reflection from Washington?



Maj. Wharton:
Certain Congressman wouldn't put it that way. They would simply say there isn't enough room in Arizona Territory for red men and white.

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Richard:
And this guy you've got a date with on Bastille Day, is he part of the growth process?



Gabrielle:
Oh no, he's just a friend, a struggling young actor.



Richard:
[outraged] An actor!


[disgusted]



Richard:
Eww. A tragic relation to begin with. I only hope he's not one of those method actors that who scratches and mumbles and pauses a lot, thereby destroying the impeccable rhythm of the author's prose.

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Col. Mathieu:
Interrogation becomes a method when conducted in a manner so as always to obtain a result, or rather an answer. In practice, demonstrating a false humanitarianism only leads to ridiculousness and impotence. I'm certain that all units will understand and react accordingly.

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Col. Mathieu:
The word "torture" doesn't appear in our orders. We've always spoken of interrogation as the only valid method in a police operation directed against unknown enemies. As for the NLF, they request that their members, in the event of capture, should maintain silence for twenty-four hours, and then they may talk. So, the organization has already had the time it needs to render any information useless. What type of interrogation should we choose, the one the courts use for a murder case, that drags on for months?

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Patton:
[apologizing to his troops after the "slapping" incident] I assure you I meant neither harm nor malice to the soldier in question. My sole intention was to restore in him some sense of appreciation for his duties as a man and a soldier. "If one could shame a coward," I felt, "one might help him to gain his self-respect." This was on my mind. Now, I freely admit my method was wrong. But I hope you can understand my motive, and accept this... apology.

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Dr. Francis B. Gröss:
The only thing I question is their method of death. Whether or not the seal feels any pain is purely a matter of conjection. I am convinced that when these animals are herded together their instincts warn them of their final destiny. A warning would soon no longer matter as this island is transformed into a battleground of naked carcasses.

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Kurtz:
Did they say why, Willard, why they want to terminate my command?



Willard:
I was sent on a classified mission, sir.



Kurtz:
It's no longer classified, is it? Did they tell you?



Willard:
They told me that you had gone totally insane, and that your methods were unsound.



Kurtz:
Are my methods unsound?



Willard:
I don't see any method at all, sir.



Kurtz:
I expected someone like you. What did you expect? Are you an assassin?



Willard:
I'm a soldier.



Kurtz:
You're neither. You're an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

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