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Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness (this should not be confused with servility); the second is freedom from self; the third is intrepid courage, which, taken in its widest interpretation, generally goes with truth; and the fourth --the power to love --although I have put it last, is the rarest.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -- an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.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]
You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul. It is not easy. You have to resist the demands of the work-oriented, often defensive, element in your psyche that measures life only in terms of output -- how much you produce -- not in terms of the quality of your life experiences. To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In our day the conventional element in literature is elaborately disguised by a law of copyright pretending that every work of art is an invention distinctive enough to be patented.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to make it memorable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Money is like fire, an element as little troubled by moralizing as earth, air and water. Men can employ it as a tool or they can dance around it as if it were the incarnation of a god. Money votes socialist or monarchist, finds a profit in pornography or translations from the Bible, commissions Rembrandt and underwrites the technology of Auschwitz. It acquires its meaning from the uses to which it is put.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief element in the art of statesmanship under modern conditions is the ability to elucidate the confused and clamorous interests which converge upon the seat of government. It is an ability to penetrate from the nave self-interest of each group to its permanent and real interest. Statesmanship consists in giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake somebody.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Cranks live by theory, not by pure desire. They want votes, peace, nuts, liberty, and spinning-looms not because they love these things, as a child loves jam, but because they think they ought to have them. That is one element which makes the crank.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No problem can be solved until it is reduced to some simple form. The changing of a vague difficulty into a specific, concrete form is a very essential element in thinking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To make our idea of morality center on forbidden acts is to defile the imagination and to introduce into our judgments of our fellow-men a secret element of gusto.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Daryl Zero: When you spend enough time around the chemistry of desperation, you come to recognize the smell. One desperate element is combustible. More than one desperate element is lethal.More [10/07/2005 12:10:00]
Artemus Gordon: We have the element of surprise. What does Loveless have?
[they look down into a canyon]
Artemus Gordon: He has his own city.
[Loveless' mechanical spider walks up over the edge of the cliff on which they are standing]
Capt. James West: He has an 80-foot tarantula.
Artemus Gordon: I was just coming to that.More [02/19/2006 12:02:00]
David loved the investigative element of that show. He thought it was much more interesting to investigate than to solve the mystery. David was surprised when he found that people did care.More [05/23/2006 12:05:00]
“I had never played a real-life character. All the characters that I'd played before were fictitious. So I'd spent all this time creating the affectations and amassing all of the attributes and characteristics and mannerisms, and then Jackie came to the set the first day of filming. I kicked everyone else out of my trailer, and we started to talk. He told me, in his own words, just for him and I, what the whole story was about for him and what that trial meant to him. After that meeting, all of the work that had gone into building the mannerisms and attributes seemed secondary. The most important element was to understand and believe in his cause.”More [07/01/2006 12:07:00]
There was an element of time when Stanley was filming something it would take hours and days to accomplish something, so if he was focusing his attention on Adam Baldwin, or Vincent D'Onofrio, or Lee Ermey, that meant he wasn't focusing that attention on me.More [07/04/2006 12:07:00]
Cult films usually have an element of unease - anarchy, transgressing certain taboos; they are almost always excessive and camp and speak to the counterculture.More [07/31/2006 12:07:00]
“Now that Dow Automotive has realized significant and sustained improvement in volume and profitability, we are ready to implement the next element of our business chart, which is value growth.”More [10/31/2006 12:10:00]
My position now, especially in this town, adds an element of skepticism with people you meet - especially girls. I mean, it becomes a lot more difficult.More [11/01/2006 12:11:00]
I'm more aware of time. The element of time.More [11/11/2006 12:11:00]
Woman is the sun, an extraordinary creature, one that makes the imagination gallop. Woman is also the element of conflict. With whom do you argue? With a woman, of course. Not with a friend, because he accepted all your defects the moment he found you. Besides, woman is mother-have we forgotten?More [12/22/2006 12:12:00]
Gabriel: You know what the problem with Hollywood is? They make shit. Unbelievable, unremarkable shit. Now I'm not some grungy wannabe filmmaker that's searching for existentialism through a haze of bong smoke or something. No, it's easy to pick apart bad acting, short-sighted directing, and a purely moronic stringing together of words that many of the studios term as "prose". No, I'm talking about the lack of realism. Realism; not a pervasive element in today's modern American cinematic vision. Take Dog Day Afternoon, for example. Arguably Pacino's best work, short of Scarface and Godfather Part 1, of course. Masterpiece of directing, easily Lumet's best. The cinematography, the acting, the screenplay, all top-notch. But... they didn't push the envelope. Now what if in Dog Day, Sonny REALLY wanted to get away with it? What if - now here's the tricky part - what if he started killing hostages right away? No mercy, no quarter. "Meet our demands or the pretty blonde in the bellbottoms gets it the back of the head." Bam, splat! What, still no bus? Come on! How many innocent victims splattered across a window would it take to have the city reverse its policy on hostage situations? And this is 1976; there's no CNN, there's no CNBC, there's no internet! Now fast forward to today, present time, same situation. How quickly would the modern media make a frenzy over this? In a matter of hours, it'd be biggest story from Boston to Budapest! Ten hostages die, twenty, thirty; bam bam, right after another, all caught in high-def, computer-enhanced, color corrected. You can practically taste the brain matter. All for what? A bus, a plane? A couple of million dollars that's federally insured? I don't think so. Just a thought. I mean, it's not within the realm of conventional cinema... but what if?More [03/15/2007 12:03:00]
Mac: [very rapidly, with a thick Scottish accent] Thrust! I went over my calculations, hen, and I forgot the key element missing is thrust!
Rocky: [after a long pause] I didn't get a word of that.
Mac: Thrust. Other birds, like ducks and geese, when they take off, what do they have?
[shouts]
Mac: Thrust!
Rocky: I swear she ain't using real words.
Ginger: She said we need more thrust.
Rocky: Oh, thrust! Of course we need thrust. Why, thrust and flying are, well, like this.
[crosses fingers]
Rocky: See, that's flying and that's thrust.More [05/03/2007 12:05:00]
Rocky: What's happening? What's going on?
Babs: They took Ginger, Mr. Rhodes! They're taking her to the chop!
Fowler: Well, what are you waiting for, laddie? Fly over there. Save her!
Rocky: Of course - no, No! That's just what they'd expect. But I say we give them the old element of surprise.
Fowler: And catch Jerry with his trousers down. I like the sound of that. What's the plan?
Rocky: The plan... um, the plan. The plan! Uh - Babs, give me that thing. Bunty, give me a boost.More [05/03/2007 12:05:00]
The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have…Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
Hooper: Always some white boy gotta invoke the holy trilogy. Bust this: those movies are about how the white man keep the brother man down, even in a galaxy far, far away. Check this shit: You got cracker farm boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!
Banky Edwards: What's a Nubian?
Hooper: Shut the fuck up! Now... Vader, he's a spiritual brother, y'know, down with the force and all that good shit. Then this cracker, Skywalker, gets his hands on a light saber and the boy decides he's gonna run the fuckin' universe; gets a whole clan of whites together. And they go and bust up Vader's hood, the Death Star. Now what the fuck do you call that?
Banky Edwards: Intergalactic civil war?
Hooper: Gentrification! They gon' drive out the black element to make the galaxy 'safe' for white folks. And Jedi's the most insulting installment! Because Vader's beautiful black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin' to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!
Banky Edwards: Well... isn't that true?
[Hooper pulls out his gun, shoots Banky]More [07/11/2007 12:07:00]
We don’t trust him. Of course we don’t trust him. That’s precisely why the critical element for us in any deal that can stick would be mechanisms to make sure he can’t go back on itMore [08/15/2007 12:08:00]
Col. Stuart: So much for the element of chance.More [09/04/2007 12:09:00]
Ted: I actually think there's an element of psychosis involved here.More [10/22/2007 12:10:00]
Ted: I want to put the game on pause. The game can be paused, can't it? I mean, all games can be paused, right?
Allegra: Yeah, sure. But why? What's wrong? Aren't you dying to see what's so special about the special?
Ted: I'm feeling a little disconnected from my real life. I'm kinda losing touch with the texture of it. You know what I mean? I actually think there is an element of psychosis involved here.More [10/22/2007 12:10:00]
Leeloo: Me fifth element - supreme being. Me protect you.More [11/07/2007 12:11:00]
N'Dugo: Bad guy falls in poop: Classic element of physical comedy. Now comes the part where we throw our heads back and laugh. Ready?
Guides: Ready!
[they all throw their heads back and laugh]More [12/10/2007 12:12:00]
IT is curious that, with my somewhat antinomian tendencies, I should have gone to Trinity Hall - which was, and is, before all a Law College - and should thus have been thrown into close touch with the legal element in life.More [01/08/2008 12:01:00]
Rob: It would be nice to think that since I was 14, times have changed. Relationships have become more sophisticated. Females less cruel. Skins thicker. Instincts more developed. But there seems to be an element of that afternoon in everything that's happened to me since. All my romantic stories are a scrambled version of that first one.More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Steve: You blew the best thing you had going for you. You blew the element of surprise.
[Charlie punches Steve]
Charlie Croker: Surprised?More [04/25/2008 12:04:00]
[Dick's newspaper office has been shot to pieces]



George Layton:
What happened?



Dick Pendleton:
I blasted the lawless element with printer's ink and they returned the complement.

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Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
You'll be right in your element here, Maggie. We're all nurses now.



Margaret O'Hara:
Nurses?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
The patient is one little horse, Seabiscuit. We're getting ready to try for the Santa Anita again.



Margaret O'Hara:
But the paper said he was finished.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Yes, and I'd have sworn it, too, but now I know that so long as he can draw breath, you can't finish him. Tomorrow Ted is working him against the two best horses on the ranch.



Margaret O'Hara:
Ted? Is he here?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
As if you didn't know.



Margaret O'Hara:
I've forgotten all about him. How is he?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Coming along as fine as Seabiscuit. In the Santa Anita, you'll see Ted up on him.



Margaret O'Hara:
I won't see him.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
You still love the lad, Margaret.



Margaret O'Hara:
I tell you, he's out of my mind completely.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
But not out of your heart.



Margaret O'Hara:
Sure and I can't help myself. Ah, the devil take Ted Knowles.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Margaret, your happiness is more important than the big race. Would it lift the cloud off your eyes if I tried to talk Ted out of riding?



Margaret O'Hara:
I'd be the happiest girl in the world. Uncle Shawn, you're a darling.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Oh, hold on now. It's not an accomplishment at yet.



Margaret O'Hara:
You won't have any trouble getting someone just as good as Ted to ride the Seabiscuit.



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
Well, I've asked George Woolf to stand by in case Ted doesn't come around soon enough. Jockey for jockey there's little to choose between them.



Margaret O'Hara:
Well then, things are going to work out right for everyone, aren't they?



Shawn O'Hara, Seabiscuit's Trainer:
'Tis to be hoped for, Maggie darling.

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Chamlee:
There's an element in town that objects.



Henry:
Objects? Objects to what?



Chamlee:
They say he isn't fit to be buried there.



Robert:
What? In Boot Hill?



Henry:
Why, there's nothing up there but murderous cutthroats and derelict old barflies, and if they ever felt exclusive brother, they're past it now.

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Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison:
A very rough element going to France these days.

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Mary Poppins:
In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!

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Alex:
No. No! NO! Stop it! Stop it, please! I beg you! This is sin! This is sin! This is sin! It's a sin, it's a sin, it's a sin!



Dr. Brodsky:
Sin? What's all this about sin?



Alex:
That! Using Ludwig van like that! He did no harm to anyone. Beethoven just wrote music!



Dr. Branom:
Are you referring to the background score?



Alex:
Yes.



Dr. Branom:
You've heard Beethoven before?



Alex:
Yes!



Dr. Brodsky:
So, you're keen on music?



Alex:
YES!



Dr. Brodsky:
Can't be helped. Here's the punishment element perhaps.

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Jimmy Armstrong:
Compost heaps, pros and cons. Credit side - Big enough. Nice and warm. Element of surprise when attacked by compost heap considerable. Debit side - Smelly, bad for morale. Field of vision limited. Delay in getting out of compost heap considerable. And, erm, anyway we haven't got any. Careful consideration, but on balance, "thumbs down".



Reginald Perrin:
Congratulations, Jimmy. Well done!



Jimmy Armstrong:
Why? What for?



Reginald Perrin:
For deciding it shouldn't be compost heaps.

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Paul Carson:
There's a bad element that's been drifting into town ever since the mines opened. They ain't like us. They ain't decent. They're just tramps, Dan. And we owe it to the community to do something about it.



Dan Baker:
Go to the Sheriff and volunteer as deputies without pay.



Paul Carson:
That ain't the same and you know it... you know. There's just some things the regular law can't handle. If every able-bodied man was an enforcer of the law, why this rowdy element - they'd leave town.

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Prof. 'Johnny-longbow' Salina:
I don't really know, My guess is that there is some unusual element in this fragment that synchronizes with that larger mass over there and it produces some kind of energy reaction!

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Mr. Shidler:
Now class, as we are going on a field trip, it's most important we know the basics of nature. Can anyone tell me, what are the four natural elements of the universe?


[Lisa raises her hand]



Mr. Shidler:
Lisa?



Lisa:
Earth.



Mr. Shidler:
Right. That's one. Um, Kevin?



Kevin:
Uh, air.



Mr. Shidler:
That's right. That's two. Uh, Christine?



Christine:
Um, fire!



Mr. Shidler:
Right. And now, Vanessa. Can you tell me what the fourth element is?



Vanessa:
Yeah, but I'm not going to.



Mr. Shidler:
Well, Vanessa, either you tell me what the fourth element is, or you tell me you don't know.



Vanessa:
Well, either way, I get something dumped on me.


[Gives in]



Vanessa:
Okay, water.


[And you know the rest]



Mr. Shidler:
Oh, it's moments like these that make teaching worthwhile.

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Alex:
Permit me my element of surprise, Lloyd. In a mystery, the audience should never know what's coming next.

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Seth Brundle:
Brundle, Seth. Give me a disc. Uh, I need first the teleportation S. Brundle.



Computer:
[displays presence of primary and secondary teleportation elements]



Seth Brundle:
[typing] If primary element is Brundle, what is secondary element?



Computer:
Secondary element is not-Brundle.



Seth Brundle:
Run sequence.



Computer:
[identifies secondary element as a fly]



Seth Brundle:
[typing] If secondary element is fly, what happened to fly?



Computer:
Fusion.



Seth Brundle:
[typing] Assimilation? Did Brundle absorb fly?



Computer:
Negative. Fusion of Brundle and fly at molecular-genetic level.

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[da silva pours some champagne into their glasses]



Captain Pedro Vincente:
To slavery! The greatest misunderstanding in the history of mankind.



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
It was no misunderstanding. It was a crime...



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
[drinks the champagne, refills the glass] Slavery is an element of the human heart.



Francisco Manoel da Silva:
To our ruin!

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