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Your rat tail is all the fashion now. I prefer a bushy plume, carried straight up. You are Siamese and your ancestors lived in trees. Mine lived in palaces. It has been suggested to me that I am a bit of a snob. How true! I prefer to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Rights! There are no rights whatever without corresponding duties. Look at the history of the growth of our constitution, and you will see that our ancestors never upon any occasion stated, as a ground for claiming any of their privileges, an abstract right inherent in themselves; you will nowhere in our parliamentary records find the miserable sophism of the Rights of Man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man is an omnibus in which his ancestors ride.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is only when all our Christian ancestors are allowed to become our contemporaries that the real splendor of the Christian faith and the Christian life begins to dawn upon us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Almost always tradition is nothing but a record and a machine-made imitation of the habits that our ancestors created. The average conservative is a slave to the most incidental and trivial part of his forefathers glory -- to the archaic formula which happened to express their genius or the eighteenth-century contrivance by which for a time it was served.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am glad my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower, but I am gladder that there are nine generations between us.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
So, as you go into battle, remember your ancestors and remember your descendants.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lucy's ancestors are Irish, Scottish, and French. Mine are Spanish, Irish, and French, with a touch of Cuban.More [10/29/2006 12:10:00]
Aleera: Don't play coy with me, Princess, you're just like all the other pretty little ancestors in your family. Saying you want to destroy my master, but I know what lurks in your lusting heart.
Anna Valerious: I hope you have a heart, Aleera, because someday I'm going to drive a stake through it.More [03/14/2007 12:03:00]
Algren: This is Katsumoto's sword. He would have wanted you to have it. He hoped with his dying breath that you would remember his ancestors who held it, and what they died for. May the strength of the Samurai always be with you.More [07/09/2008 12:07:00]
Emperor Meiji: My ancestors have ruled Japan for 2,000 years. And for all that time we have slept. During my sleep I have dreamed. I dreamed of a unified Japan. Of a country strong and independent and modern... And now we are awake. We have railroads and cannon and Western clothing. But we cannot forget who we are. Or where we come from.More [07/09/2008 12:07:00]
Katsumoto: The Emperor could not hear my words. His army will come. For nine hundred years, my ancestors have protected our people. Now... I have failed them.
Algren: So you will take your own life? In shame? Shame for a life of service? Discipline? Compassion?
Katsumoto: The way of the Samurai is not necessary anymore.
Algren: Necessary? What could be more necessary?
Katsumoto: I will die by the sword. My own, or my enemy's.
Algren: Then let it be your enemy's.More [07/09/2008 12:07:00]
Mrs. Tracy Wyatt:
One of my ancestors was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.



Sol Levy:
That's all right. A relative of mine, a fellow named Moses, wrote the Ten Commandments.

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Stew Smith:
Yeah, I know those bluenoses. Their ancestors refused to come over on the Mayflower because they didn't want to rub elbows with the tourists... so they swam over!

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Mrs. Teasdale:
Your excellency, the ambassador's here on a friendly visit. He's had a change of heart.



Rufus T. Firefly:
A lot of good that'll do him: he's still got the same face.



Ambassador Trentino:
I'm sorry we lost our tempers; I'm willing to forgot if you are.



Rufus T. Firefly:
Forget? You ask me to forget? A Firefly never forgets. Why, my ancestors would rise from their graves, and I'd only have to bury them again. Nothing doing. I'm going back and clean the crackers out of my bed; I'm expecting company.

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Charlie Chan:
[to psychic] Most fortunate gift to be able to cross bridge to dwelling place of honorable ancestors before arriving.

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Angelica Bullock:
My ancestors came over on the boat. Oh, not the Mayflower, but the boat after that. What did your ancestors come over on, Godfrey?



Godfrey:
As far as I know, they've always been here.



Angelica Bullock:
They weren't Indians, I hope.



Godfrey:
One can never be sure of one's ancestors.



Angelica Bullock:
You know, you have rather high cheek bones...

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Jefferson Smith:
You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land of the Free in history books. Then they get to be men they forget even more. Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that.

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Johnny Jones:
This is Scott ffolliott, newspaperman same as you. Foreign correspondent. Mr. Haverstock, Mr. ffolliott.



Scott ffolliott:
With a double 'F'.



Johnny Jones:
How do you do?



Scott ffolliott:
How do you do?



Johnny Jones:
I don't get the double 'F'.



Scott ffolliott:
They're at the beginning. Both small 'F's



Johnny Jones:
They can't be at the beginning.



Scott ffolliott:
One of my ancestors was beheaded by Henry VIII. His wife dropped the capital letter to commemorate it. There it is.



Johnny Jones:
How do you say it, like a stutter?



Scott ffolliott:
Just a straight 'fuh'.

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Tommy Chan:
[trapped in a cave-in as Charlie taps Morse Code] Do you think you'll get through, Pop?



Charlie Chan:
If not, Number Three Son and father will join honorable ancestors.



Birmingham Brown:
Mr. Chan, tell your ancestors to move over and make room for me.

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Lem Smoot:
There's a funny glow in the sky tonight, ain't there? I remember once hearing one of them injun legends about how their ancestors lit bonfires in the sky when the chief's son was dying.

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Sinbad:
No! For a danik she'll sell me to Satan... and you'll split your tongue trying to be the Prince of Dariabar. Can you name the day of the moon and the moon of the year when that medallion was first put upon me by father? Can you name the father's father of my father's father? Can you call to memory the hundred ancestors of my mother? Have you the blue eyes of the Ahmed? Have you a scar underneath your thirteenth rib?



Emir:
No, but I...


[Sinbad whips out a hidden knife]



Sinbad:
No, but you shall have one!

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Nora Temple:
Charlie! Charlie Winook and his family, Crawfish Island. Charlie's a prince of the Seminole Nation. His ancestors go back to the gods. He sells sea shells by the sea shore.

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[last lines]



Klaatu:
I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group, anywhere, can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves and hired policemen to enforce them. We, of the other planets, have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war. Free to pursue more... profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.

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Colonel Richmond:
[watching a particularly rough game of soccer in the excercise yard] Who was it said our ancestors were apes?

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Prospero:
My ancestors tried to find it. And to open the door that separates us from our Creator.



Francesca:
But you need no doors to find God. If you believe...



Prospero:
Believe? If you believe you are gullible. Can you look around this world and believe in the goodness of a god who rules it? Famine, Pestilence, War, Disease and Death! They rule this world.



Francesca:
There is also love and life and hope.



Prospero:
Very little hope I assure you. No. If a god of love and life ever did exist... he is long since dead. Someone... something, rules in his place.

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[During a game of chess]



Spock:
I'll have you checkmated your next move.



Kirk:
[chuckles] Have I ever mentioned you play an irritating game of chess, Mr. Spock?



Spock:
Irritating? Ah, yes... one of your Earth emotions.


[Kirk checkmates Spock]



Kirk:
Certain you don't know what irritation is?



Spock:
The fact one of my ancestors married a human female...



Kirk:
Terrible, having bad blood like that.

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Col. Ames:
We share the same ancestors as far back as Adam and Eve. I desire no closer relation than that.

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Viv Windsor:
I suppose you've got some excuse.



Louise Appleton:
And... what's that?



Viv Windsor:
You're Australian, aren't you? All your ancestors were convicts. You probably just can't help yourself.



Louise Appleton:
It was just a silly mistake, a bit like that outfit!

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Luna Schlosser:
Sex is different now. There are no problems. Everyone is frigid now.



Miles Monroe:
So all the men are impotent.



Luna Schlosser:
Pretty much, except for those whose ancestors were Italian.



Miles Monroe:
I knew there was something in that pasta.

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[in Vulcan]



Vulcan master:
Our ancestors cast out their animal passions here on these hands, saving our race through the attainment of Kolinahr.



Vulcan master:
Kolinahr - through which all emotion is renounced and shed.



Vulcan master:
You have labored long, Spock, and proved yourself worthy to receive from us this symbol of total logic.


[Spock rejects the Kolinahr pendant]



Vulcan master:
Your thoughts... give them to me.


[she mind-melds with Spock]



Vulcan master:
I sense this consciousness calling to you from space... your human blood is touched by it.


[pulls away]



Vulcan master:
You have not yet achieved Kolinahr. He must search elsewhere for his answer. He will not find it with us. Live long and prosper, Spock.

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Julia:
Yes, you can give him a message. You do take shorthand, don't you? Good, we take it in the South too. Anyway, just tell him that I have been a Southerner all my life, and I can vouch for the fact the we do eat a lot of things down here... and we've certainly all had our share of grits and biscuits and gravy, and I myself have probably eaten enough fried chicken to feed a third world country - not to mention barbecue, cornbread, watermelon, fried pies, okra, and... yes... if I were being perfectly candid, I would have to admit we have also eaten our share of crow, and for all I know - during the darkest, leanest years of the Civil War, some of us may have had a Yankee or two for breakfast. But... speaking for myself and hundreds of thousands of my Southern ancestors who have evolved through many decades of poverty, strife, and turmoil, I would like for Mr. Weaks to know that we have surely eaten many things in the past, and we will surely eat many things in the future, but - God as my witness - we have never, I repeat,


[shouts]



Julia:
never eaten dirt!

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Pu Yi, at 15:
Where are your ancestors buried?



Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston:
In Scotland, your majesty.



Pu Yi, at 15:
But then, where's your skirt? In your country, men wear short skirts, do they not?



Reginald Fleming 'R.J.' Johnston:
No, your majesty, Scotmen do not wear skirts. They wear kilts.

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Pearl Forrester:
Quiet, you fool. I found the ancient family diary of the Forrester clan. It's fascinating. Ancient numbers for ancient bookies. Topaz Wallingford Thiesenstein Forrester really knew how to play the ponies. And here, 1,000 year old malt liquor labels. And an antediluvian form of chicken-in-a-biscuit called Her Majesty's Fool's Hen Cracklebread. What a rich and marvelous past. What's this? Apparently, my ancestors have always been involved in odd experiments. Amethyst Rogento Forrester trapped a man in a cave and pushed in bad paintings of the hunt. Emerald Montgomery Forrester trapped a man on an island and forced him to read poorly done parchments and... and, could this be... Adventerine Sowbodaford Forrester trapped a man in a tree and told him really bad sagas... it's incredible. I have a feeling I'm on to something here, Nelson... some power, some force beyond my control. And it doesn't look good for you. Ha ha ha ha.



Observer:
I think you're getting off the point just a tad, you might want...



Pearl Forrester:
Cower, world. Tremble, world. Run and mule and puke in terror, world. Ready. Haaarch.

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Lady Tanaka:
[answering the question, "Who the fuck do you think you are?"] We are Yakuza. When your ancestors were shepherds still screwing sheep on the Mediterranean coast, ours were the crime lords of Asia.

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[as Clarissa is dying in prison, her coffin is brought into her cell]



Doctor:
What shocking sight is this?



Clarissa:
Why shocking? Are we shocked in church to see the monuments of our ancestors with whom we hope one day to rest in peace?

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Kryten:
He evolved from cats, sir, just as your distant ancestors once swung from trees.



Arnold Rimmer:
Ancestors? His grandparents swung from trees.

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Michael Jackson:
We're embarking on this tour for many reasons, but mainly because of our mother. Our father, too, for the dream that they had... an American dream... that started a long, long time ago, when our ancestors came here... slaves... oppressed people... beaten down, beaten up... You know, we've come a long, long way from 2300 Jackson Street, when my brothers and I used to long for a color T.V. We weren't beaten down by poverty, and we're not going to be beaten down by fame, either. 'Cause this is what it's all about. This tour is a celebration. It's a victory.

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Frank Redbear:
Koyaanisqatsi. It means life out of balance. My ancestors would have told you that man should be at one with the earth, the skies, and water. But the white man has never understood this. He only knows how to take. And after a while, there's nothing left to take. So, everything's out of balance. And we all fall down.



John Garrett:
Wait a minute... so that's what happened here in Gatlin?



Frank Redbear:
No... what happened in Gatlin was, those kids went ape-shit and killed everyone.

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John Garrett:
(Finds two co-workers murdered) All right, don't try and tell me that some God damn poisoned corn did this. Now you level with me... what in the fuck is going on here?



Frank Redbear:
Einstein was right. We didn't evolve out of random chance. There is a higher power controlling all of this. My ancestors believed in a God of the earth, a God who seeks revenge for the wrongs done to the earth. This is what's happened.



John Garrett:
Bullshit! That's your answer? That God did this? That God's pissed?



Frank Redbear:
You've got a better one?

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Clifford Worley:
You're Sicilian, huh?



Coccotti:
Yeah, Sicilian.



Clifford Worley:
Ya know, I read a lot. Especially about things... about history. I find that shit fascinating. Here's a fact I don't know whether you know or not. Sicilians were spawned by niggers.



Coccotti:
Come again?



Clifford Worley:
It's a fact. Yeah. You see, uh, Sicilians have, uh, black blood pumpin' through their hearts. Hey, no, if eh, if eh, if you don't believe me, uh, you can look it up. Hundreds and hundreds of years ago, uh, you see, uh, the Moors conquered Sicily. And the Moors are niggers.



Coccotti:
Yes...



Clifford Worley:
So you see, way back then, uh, Sicilians were like, uh, wops from Northern Italy. Ah, they all had blonde hair and blue eyes, but, uh, well, then the Moors moved in there, and uh, well, they changed the whole country. They did so much fuckin' with Sicilian women, huh? That they changed the whole bloodline forever. That's why blonde hair and blue eyes became black hair and dark skin. You know, it's absolutely amazing to me to think that to this day, hundreds of years later, that, uh, that Sicilians still carry that nigger gene. Now this...


[Coccotti busts out laughing]



Clifford Worley:
No, I'm, no, I'm quoting... history. It's written. It's a fact, it's written.



Coccotti:
[Laughing] I love this guy.



Clifford Worley:
Your ancestors are niggers. Uh-huh.


[Starts laughing, too]



Clifford Worley:
Hey. Yeah. And, and your great-great-great-great grandmother fucked a nigger, ho, ho, yeah, and she had a half-nigger kid... now, if that's a fact, tell me, am I lying? 'Cause you, you're part eggplant.


[All laugh]

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Silverbolt:
What is it?



Blackarachnia:
The Ark.



Silverbolt:
I've heard only legends.



Blackarachnia:
Oh, it's no legend Bowser. This ship contained some of Cybertron's greatest heroes. When it explodes in 1984 our ancestors will awaken and start the great war.



Silverbolt:
This must have been why Optimus was so worried. This ship's power must be immense.



Blackarachnia:
It is and it's all mine.

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Silverbolt:
What is it?



Blackarachnia:
The Ark.



Silverbolt:
I've heard only legends.



Blackarachnia:
Oh, it's no legend, Bowser. This ship contained some of Cybertron's finest heroes. When it explodes in 1984 our ancestors will awaken and start the great war.



Silverbolt:
This must have been why Optimus was so worried. This ship's power must be immense.



Blackarachnia:
It is and it's all mine.

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Mushu:
The truth is we're both frauds. Your ancestors never sent me, they don't even like me. But you risked your life to help people you love. I risked your life to help myself. At least you had good intentions.


[Cri-Kee chirps sadly at Mushu]



Mushu:
What? What do you mean you're not lucky? You lied to me?



Mushu:
[to Mulan's horse] And what are you, a sheep?

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[Mushu is ordered to awaken the ancestors by the First Ancestor]



Mushu:
One family reunion comin' right up.



Mushu:
[to the other ancestors while banging a gong] Okay, people, people, look alive. Let's go. Come on. Get up. Let's move it. Rise and shine. Y'all way past the beauty sleep thing, trust me.

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Yao:
I'm gonna hit you so hard, it'll make your ancestors dizzy.

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Mulan:
My ancestors sent a little lizard to help me?



Mushu:
Hey! Dragon. *Dragon*, not lizard. I don't do that tongue thing.

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Fa Li:
I should have prayed to the ancestors for luck.



Grandmother Fa:
How lucky can they be? They're dead.

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Mulan:
It's going to take a miracle to get into the army.


[Mushu's shadow appears in giantic form and surrounded by flame]



Mushu:
Did I hear someone ask for a miracle? Let me hear you say "aaah"!



Mulan:
[in fear] Aaah!



Mushu:
That's close enough.



Mulan:
A ghost.



Mushu:
Get ready, Mulan. Your serpentine salvation is at hand! For I have been sent by your ancestors to guide you through your masquerade.

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Mushu:
Go get her? What's the matter with you... After this Great Stone Humpty-Dumpty mess, I'd have to bring her home with a medal to be let back in the temple. Wait a minute! That's it! I'll make Mulan a war hero, and the ancestors will be begging me to come back. That's the master plan! Oh, you've done it now, man.

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[the Doctor triggers a trap shaped like a checkered board with coins]



First Doctor:
Nothing happens until you reach the fifth row, halfway, and then the entire board becomes a death trap.



The Master:
[appears from the darkness] Our ancestors had such a wonderful sense of humor.



First Doctor:
Do I know you, young man?



The Master:
Believe it or not, we were at the academy together.

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Jettel Redlich:
Do you think people should stay together for their whole life?



Walter Redlich:
I guess not. It's probably just some nonsense which our ancestors persuaded us to adopt.

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[Let's make a date: Ryan is a Secret Service Agent protecting President Colin]



Ryan Stiles:
[when asked what his ancestors did for him] They took a bullet for me.



Ryan Stiles:
[when asked about the things he likes] I enjoy a good cigar like my number one guy here.


[Ryan shoots Wayne in the head]

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Steven Hyde:
He's as dead as your Mayan ancestors.



Fez:
My ancestors were not Mayan.



Steven Hyde:
Fez... It's not like we really care.

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