The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theater. An actor who is incapable of this feeling will never be a true artistMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocence, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpent: his baseness and going upon his belly, his volubility and lubricity, his envy and sting, and the rest; that is, all forms and natures of evil: for without this, virtue lieth open and unfenced.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reading public is intellectually adolescent at best, and it is obvious that what is called significant literature will only be sold to this public by exactly the same methods as are used to sell it toothpaste, cathartics and automobiles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However, no two people see the external world in exactly the same way. To every separate person a thing is what he thinks it is --in other words, not a thing, but a think.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One must not forget that recovery is brought about not by the physician, but by the sick man himself. He heals himself, by his own power, exactly as he walks by means of his own power, or eats, or thinks, breathes or sleeps.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Negro Blood... is a Negro. Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification. Society, in short, regards as true those systems that produce the desired results. Science seeks only the most generally useful systems of classification; these it regards for the time being, until more useful classifications are invented, as true.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are exactly where we have chosen to be.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The successful men of action are not sufficiently self-observant to know exactly on what their success depends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are very open-minded about new things. As long as they are exactly like the old ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly as he thinks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The system -- the American one, at least -- is a vast and noble experiment. It has been polestar and exemplar for other nations. But from kindergarten until she graduates from college the girl is treated in it exactly like her brothers. She studies the same subjects, becomes proficient at the same sports. Oh, it is a magnificent lore she learns, education for the mind beyond anything Jane Austen or Saint Theresa or even Mrs. Pankhurst ever dreamed. It is truly Utopian. But Utopia was never meant to exist on this disheveled planet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe. Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The growth of wisdom may be gauged exactly by the diminution of ill temper.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible for a stranger traveling through the United States to tell from the appearance of the people or the country whether he is in Toledo, Ohio, or Portland, Oregon. Ninety million Americans cut their hair in the same way, eat each morning exactly the same breakfast, tie up the small girls curls with precisely the same kind of ribbon fashioned into bows exactly alike; and in every way all try to look and act as much like all the others as they can.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What do I mean by concentration? I mean focusing totally on the business at hand and commanding your body to do exactly what you want it to do.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Law school taught me one thing; how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She could give herself up to the written word as naturally as a good dancer to music or a fine swimmer to water. The only difficulty was that after finishing the last sentence she was left with a feeling at once hollow and uncomfortably full. Exactly like indigestion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of course the illusion of art is to make one believe that great literature is very close to life, but exactly the opposite is true. Life is amorphous, literature is formal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a progression of understanding vis--vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance -- physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He maintained that the case was lost or won by the time the final juror had been sworn in; his summation was set in his mind before the first witness was called. It was all in the orchestration, he claimed: in knowing how and where to pitch each and every particular argument; who to intimidate; who to trust, who to flatter and court; who to challenge; when to underplay and exactly when to let out all the stops.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Use a gyroscope to demonstrate how, over time, we become fixed in our ways, personalities, and, as a mature person, psychologically resistant to change. With EFFORT, however, we can make changes. We are not today exactly what we were yesterday. We are almost imperceptibly different. We do change with time and we can control to an extent the direction of the changes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It seems to me that, in every culture, I come across a chapter headed Wisdom. And then I know exactly what is going to follow: Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is no use trying to sum people up. One must follow hints, not exactly what is said, nor yet entirely what is done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Before I was ever in my teens, I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up. My goal was to be the greatest athlete that ever lived.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Phil: What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?
Ralph: That about sums it up for me. More [07/22/2005 12:07:00]
Bob Porter: Looks like you've been missing a lot of work lately.
Peter Gibbons: Well, I wouldn't exactly say I've been *missing* it, Bob. More [07/25/2005 12:07:00]
Mrs. Restes: [speaking of her son] He met a jiggly little number who was Vegas-bound.
Adele Ekstrom: "Jiggly little number" isn't exactly how I would describe Danny Ocean... more like a well-mannered shark.
Mrs. Restes: Is he? More [07/08/2005 12:07:00]
Harry: It's not exactly a happy memory... it's complicated.
Professor Lupin: Is it strong?More [07/27/2005 12:07:00]
Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance?
[Vicky thinks for a short while]
Victoria Page: Why do you want to live?
[Lermontov is suprised at the answer]
Boris Lermontov: Well I don't know exactly why, er, but I must.
Victoria Page: That's my answer too.More [07/29/2005 12:07:00]
Todd Cleary: What exactly is our "situation", Dad?
Grandma Mary Cleary: You're a homo.More [08/03/2005 12:08:00]
Professor Fitz: Well, the cumulonimbus formations about which you speak that look like...
Howard Hughes: Giant breasts full of milk. I want clouds, damn it.
Professor Fitz: Yes, clouds that look like giant breasts full of milk, cannot exactly be guaranteed for any particular occasion. So you might have to... to wait.
Howard Hughes: Then we'll wait. Look, whatever they pay you at UCLA I'm doubling it, all right? You work for me now. Find some clouds. Find some clouds! Find me some clouds!
Hell's Angels Pilot: Welcome to Hell's Angels.More [08/04/2005 12:08:00]
Austin Powers: What exactly do you do, Mr. Number Two?
Number Two: That's my business. Now if you'll excuse, I have to go to the little boys' room.More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Nigel Powers: Easy peasy, lemon-squeasy. What, is this your first day on the job or something? Look, this is how it goes; You try to attack me, one at a time, and I knock you both out with a single punch. Ready? Go!
[Dr. Evil's henchmen do exactly as he predicted]
Nigel Powers: Judo chop. Judo chop.
Dr. Evil: Oh, he's good.
Henchman Sailor: [Approaches warily]
Nigel Powers: Do you know who I am?
Henchman Sailor: [Nods]
Nigel Powers: Have you got any idea how many anonymous henchmen I've killed over the years?
Henchman Sailor: [Nods again]
Nigel Powers: I mean, look at you. You don't even have a name tag. You've got no chance. Why don't you just fall down?More [08/08/2005 12:08:00]
Bruce Wayne: [as Alfred opens the curtains] Bats are nocturnal.
Alfred Pennyworth: Bats might be, but even for billionaire playboys, three o'clock is pushing it. The price of leading a double life, I think. Look at who's made an impression.
[shows the newspaper to Bruce]
Bruce Wayne: Theatricality and deception are powerful weapons, Alfred. It's a good start.
Alfred Pennyworth: If those are to be the first of many other injuries to come, it will be wise to find a suitable excuse. Polo, for instance.
Bruce Wayne: I'm not learning polo, Alfred.
Alfred Pennyworth: Strange injuries and non-existent social life, these things beg the question as to what exactly does Bruce Wayne do with his time and his money.
Bruce Wayne: And what does that make me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Drive sports cars, date movie stars, buy things that are not for sale... who knows, Master Wayne? You start pretending to have fun, you might even have a little by accident.More [08/15/2005 12:08:00]
Sandra Dee: I've never worked with somebody so unprofessional in my life. I mean, have you ever even acted before?
Bobby Darin: Well, I'm learning but let me tell you something, blondie, you're not exactly Katherine Hepburn.More [08/20/2005 12:08:00]
Sebastian Gore-Brown: I'm sorry. Is there a problem, Mr Cohen?
Artie Cohen: A problem? Well, my definition of a problem is a trivial annoyance, easily overcome with quickness of thought. No, this is a situation.
Sebastian Gore-Brown: And... and and what exactly is-is your-your definition of a-a situation?
Artie Cohen: Two limey fucking filmmakers hanging from their skinny pricks over an 8th floor balcony, for shooting unauthorized footage of an Arty Cohen fighter. THIS! THIS IS MY DEFINITION OF A SITUATION!More [08/21/2005 12:08:00]
Austin: Sam! Okay, I know you think I'm just some ...
Sam: Coward? Phony?
Austin: Okay, just listen.
Sam: No, you listen. You turned out to be exactly who I thought you were. I never pretended to be somebody else. It's been me all along. And it was me who was hurt in front of everybody. Look, I didn't come here to yell at you, okay? I know what it feels like to be afraid to show who you are. I was. But not anymore. And the thing is, I don't care what people think about me... because I believe in myself. And I know that things are gonna be okay. But even thoughI have no family, and no job, and no money for college... it's you that I feel sorry for.
David: Heads up! Yo, five minutes.
Austin: I'm coming!
Sam: I know that guy that sent those emails is somewhere inside of you, but, I can't wait for him... because waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought. Useless and disappointing.
Austin: SAM!More [09/27/2005 12:09:00]
Landon: Listen, Jamie, I was hoping we could run lines together?
Jamie: Okay, but just not so anybody knows, right?
Landon: Well I just figured we could surprise everyone with how good I get.
Jamie: Like we could be secret friends.
Landon: Exactly, exactly it's like you're reading my mind.
Jamie: Great umm... maybe you could read mine.
[she gives him a cold glare and turns away]
Landon: Jamie, Jamie I can't just be your friend.
Jamie: Landon, look, I thought I saw something in you, something good, but I was very wrong.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
Jamie: Please don't pretend like you know me, ok?
Landon: But I do, I do. We've had all the same classes in the same school since kindergarten. Why you're Jamie Sullivan. You sit at lunch table 7. Which isn't exactly the reject table, but is definitely in self exile territory. You have exactly one sweater. You like to look at your feet when you walk. Oh, oh, and yeah, for fun, you like to tutor on weekends and hang out with the cool kids from "Stars and Planets." Now how does that sound?
Jamie: Thoroughly predictable, nothing I haven't heard before.
Landon: You don't care what people think about you?
Jamie: No.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
To Victoria Beckham: So why exactly do they call you Posh?More [10/27/2005 12:10:00]
Ms. Moneypenny: James! Have you brought me a souvenir from your trip? Chocolates? An engagement ring?
James Bond: I thought you might enjoy one of these.
[gives Ms. Moneypenny a cigar tube]
Ms. Moneypenny: How romantic. I know exactly where to put that.
[throws the cigar tube in the garbage]
James Bond: Oh Moneypenny, the story of our relationship: close, but no cigar.More [11/07/2005 12:11:00]
Simon Wilder: You asked the question, sir, now let me answer it. The beauty of the Constitution is that it can always be changed. The beauty of the Constitution is that it makes no set law other than faith in the wisdom of ordinary people to govern themselves.
Proffesor Pitkannan: Faith in the wisdom of the people is exactly what makes the Constitution incomplete and crude.
Simon Wilder: Crude? No, sir. Our "founding parents" were pompous, white, middle-aged farmers, but they were also great men. Because they knew one thing that all great men should know: that they didn't know everything. Sure, they'd make mistakes, but they made sure to leave a way to correct them. The president is not an "elected king," no matter how many bombs he can drop. Because the "crude" Constitution doesn't trust him. He's just a bum, okay Mr. Pitkannan? He's just a bum.More [11/20/2005 12:11:00]
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