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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as every conviction begins as a whim so does every emancipator serve his apprenticeship as a crank. A fanatic is a great leader who is just entering the room.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not the one who has many ideas, but the one who has a single conviction may become a great person.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Too much traffic with a quotation book begets a conviction of ignorance in a sensitive reader. Not only is there a mass of quotable stuff he never quotes, but an even vaster realm of which he has never heard.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the unlimitable superior who reveals Himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds. That deeply emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Timing, degree and conviction are the three wise men in this life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The traveler to the United States will do well to prepare himself for the class-consciousness of the natives. This differs from the already familiar English version in being more extreme and based more firmly on the conviction that the class to which the speaker belongs is inherently superior to all others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A No uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a Yes merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For I say unto you in all sadness of conviction that to think great thoughts you must be heroes as well as idealists. Only when you have worked alone -- when you have felt around you are a black gulf of solitude more isolating than that which surrounds the dying man, and in hope and despair have trusted to your own unshaken will -- then only can you gain the secret isolated joy of the thinker, who knows that a hundred years after he is dead and forgotten men who have never heard of him will be moving to the measure of his thought -- the subtle rapture of postponed power, which the world knows not because it has no external trappings, but which to his prophetic vision is more real than that which commands an army. And if this joy should not be yours, still it is only thus you can know that you have done what lay in you to do -- can say that you have lived, and be ready for the end.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science and art are only too often a superior kind of dope, possessing this advantage over booze and morphia: that they can be indulged in with a good conscience and with the conviction that, in the process of indulging, one is leading the higher life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The sure conviction that we could if we wanted to is the reason so many good minds are idle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There can be no great courage where there is no confidence or assurance, and half the battle is in the conviction that we can do what we undertake.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Mix a conviction with a man and something happens.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When the intensity of emotional conviction subsides, a man who is in the habit of reasoning will search for logical grounds in favor of the belief which he finds in himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I had the conviction that lovemaking fools you. The overpowering emotions it induces make you think you're sharing the same feelings as the other person and that they're imagining the same as you.More [08/18/2006 12:08:00]
I started with the firm conviction that when I came to the end, I wanted to be regretting the things that I had done, not the things I hadnt.More [06/18/2007 12:06:00]
John: [as Eric is destroying Jigsaw's drawings and blueprints] How will you get a conviction without all this evidence?
Eric Matthews: I don't need this shit to convict you.
John: Go ahead. Destroy it. We both know the sort of person you are. The sort of person who guns down an unarmed suspect. The sort of person who plants evidence in order to obtain a conviction. The sort of person who's wife leaves him and who's son hates him.
Eric Matthews: Shut the fuck up!More [06/26/2007 12:06:00]
For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
We believe that Popes conviction was unjustifiable and wrong. We have said to the Russians at every level, from the president on down that we believe he should be released on humanitarian grounds if nothing else.More [07/08/2007 12:07:00]
Neil Perry: I just talked to my father. He's making me quit the play at Henley Hall. Acting's everything to me. But he doesn't know! I can see his point; we're not a rich family, like Charlie's. But he's planning the rest of my life for me, and he's never asked me what I want!
John Keating: Have you ever told your father what you just told me? About your passion for acting? You ever show him that?
Neil Perry: I can't.
John Keating: Why not?
Neil Perry: I can't talk to him this way.
John Keating: Then you're acting for him, too. You're playing the part of the dutiful son. I know this sounds impossible, but you have to talk to him. You have to show him who you are, where your heart is!
Neil Perry: I know what he'll say! He'll tell me that acting is a whim and I should forget it. They're counting on me; he'll just tell me to put it out of my mind for my own good.
John Keating: You are NOT an indentured servant! It's not a whim for you, and you prove it to him by your conviction and your passion! You show that to him, and if he still doesn't believe you - well, by then, you'll be out of school and can do anything you want.
Neil Perry: I don't know - what about the play? The show's tomorrow night!
John Keating: Then you have to talk to him before tomorrow night.
Neil Perry: Is there an easier way?
John Keating: No.
Neil Perry: [laughs] I'm trapped!
John Keating: No you're not.More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
Norfolk: I must do nothing by your orders. I am Norfolk.
Sir Francis Walsingham: You were Norfolk. The dead have no titles. You were the most powerful man in England. And you could have been greater still, but you had not the courage to be loyal, only the conviction of your own vanity.More [10/08/2007 12:10:00]
Walsingham: You were the most powerful man in England. And you could have been greater still, but you had not the courage to be loyal, only the conviction of your own vanity.More [10/08/2007 12:10:00]
[looking at the books in the Franciscan monastery]
Danielle: It makes me want to cry.
Henry: Pick one.
Danielle: I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.
Henry: What is it that touches you so?
Danielle: I suppose it is because when I was young my father would stay up late and read to me. He was addicted to the written word and I would fall asleep listening to the sound of his voice.
Henry: What sort of books?
Danielle: Science, philosophy... I suppose they remind me of him. He died when I was eight. Utopia was the last book he brought home.
Henry: Which explains why you quote it.
Danielle: I would rather hear his voice again than any sound in the world.
[Henry smiles, then the smile fades and he begins walking down the stairs away from Danielle]
Danielle: Is something wrong?
Henry: [turns to face her] In all my years of study, not one tutor ever demonstrated the passion you have shown me in the last two days. You have more conviction in one memory than I have... in my entire being.
[laughs slightly, walks away, Danielle follows]
Danielle: Your Highness, if there is anything I have said or done...
Henry: Please... don't. It's not you.More [10/18/2007 12:10:00]
Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table.More [12/19/2007 12:12:00]
Edward R. Murrow: No one familiar with the history of his country, can deny that congressional committees are useful. It is necessary to investigate before legislating. But the line between investigating and persecuting is a very fine one, and the Junior Senator from Wisconsin has stepped over it repeatedly. His primary achievement has been confusing the public mind as between the internal and the external threats of communism. We must not confuse dissent from disloyalty. We must remember always, that accusation is not proof, and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another, we will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason. If we dig deep into our history and our doctrine, we will remember we are not descended from fearful men. Not from men who dared to write, to speak, to associate, and to defend causes that were for the moment unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Sen. McCarthy's methods to keep silent or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom wherever it still exists in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. The actions of the Junior Senator from Wisconsin have caused alarm and dismay amongst our allies abroad and given considerable comfort to our enemies. And whose fault is that? Not really his, he didn't create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully. Cassius was right, the fault dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck.More [12/30/2007 12:12:00]
What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest.More [01/04/2008 12:01:00]
Anchorman: In Rome today, the Pope issued a message of hope for believers in their fight against what he termed the godless and lost. He did not mention Simon Grimm by name, but offered a prayer for the young, whom he described as sadly in need of faith and not the illusion of conviction offered by rock music, drugs and contemporary poetry.More [03/08/2008 12:03:00]
Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Opening crawl:
In 1936 Texas declared its independence, and became a sovereign republic, only to face the most difficult years in its brilliant and adventuresome history. Under the ambitious leadership of Sam Houston, the Lone Star Republic demanded its right to join the Union. But in Washington there were men sworn to the conviction that Texas must never be admitted as another Southern slavery state...

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[Burnbridge Waters is attempting to dissuade Beauregard Bottomley from taking his winnings]



Burnbridge Waters:
For it is my sincere conviction that the only way to be happy is to be poor.



Beauregard Bottomley:
My dear Burnbridge, I see your point. I am about to make you the happiest man in the world.

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[Mr. and Mrs. Parkins reflect on their daughter's crime spree and conviction for murder]



Jane Parkins:
It's all my fault. If only I hadn't thought more of my outside interests than I did of Paula. It's a strong, hard lesson we've been taught.

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Marty Kurtz:
I trust you will not immediately foam at the mouth if I add that we are also Israeli citizens.



Charlie:
Israelis?



Marty Kurtz:
Unless it's your conviction that Israel should be swept into the sea. Is that your conviction Charlie?



Charlie:
Israelis, huh?



Marty Kurtz:
Do you feel you are among enemies here?



Charlie:
Oh Christ, I don't know what gives you that idea! Oh no, anyone who kidnaps me is a friend for LIFE!

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Matthew Harrison Brady:
Objection! This court can surely see through this subterfuge. Mr. Drummond, by his action, hopes to eliminate BOTH closing arguments. Surely this court will not even consider such a deception.



Judge:
Mr. Drummond?



Henry Drummond:
We claim the defendant not guilty. But since the court has excluded all testimony of scientific experts, we wish for a verdict from this jury now so that we can carry the matter to a higher court.



Matthew Harrison Brady:
I thought I knew every scheming lawyer's trick in the book. But this. From you.


[Brady stops Drummond from filing papers into his briefcase]



Matthew Harrison Brady:
Look at me! Henry, the magnitude of this offense demands that we move and muster every ounce of eloquence and conviction in our closing and then let the jury decide.



Henry Drummond:
[quietly] The jury's already decided everything, Matt.

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Holmes:
How can I be expected to maintain the character when you belittle me in front of those hooligans?



Watson:
Character? Are we talking about the same man who once declared with total conviction that the late Colonel Howard had been bludgeoned to death with a blunt *excrement*?



Holmes:
Is it my fault you have such poor handwriting?

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Charlie Kaufman:
[voice-over] I am pathetic, I am a loser...



Robert McKee:
So what is the substance of writing?



Charlie Kaufman:
[voice-over] I have failed, I am panicked. I've sold out, I am worthless, I... What the fuck am I doing here? What the fuck am I doing here? Fuck. It is my weakness, my ultimate lack of conviction that brings me here. Easy answers used to shortcut yourself to success. And here I am because my jump into the abysmal well - isn't that just a risk one takes when attempting something new? I should leave here right now. I'll start over. I need to face this project head on and...



Robert McKee:
...and God help you if you use voice-over in your work, my friends. God help you. That's flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can write a voice-over narration to explain the thoughts of a character.

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It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.More [07/07/2011 05:07:47]
That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.More [07/07/2011 05:07:20]
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.More [07/11/2011 02:07:59]
Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.More [07/13/2011 07:07:54]
The conviction of our Ukrainian nation is embedded in the pages of its history.More [07/16/2011 12:07:23]
Our firm conviction that ours is a just cause and that we must find a peaceful way to attain our goals gave us the strength and the awareness of the limits beyond which we must not go.More [07/16/2011 04:07:18]
This conviction brought me, in the summer of 1978, to the Free Trade Unions - formed by a group of courageous and dedicated people who came out in the defense of the workers' rights and dignity.More [07/16/2011 04:07:17]
There's Eddie's conviction and his lyrics and his ideals, and he can just rock straight out. His vocals are incredible. And we all are really competent musicians.More [07/24/2011 03:07:15]
The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of '49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific.More [07/27/2011 08:07:15]
I cannot give any scientist of any age better advice than this: the intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.More [07/28/2011 04:07:35]
Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness.More [08/03/2011 12:08:30]
Honest conviction is my courage; the Constitution is my guide.More [08/09/2011 03:08:56]
If you don't love what you do, you won't do it with much conviction or passion.More [08/11/2011 05:08:56]
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.More [08/13/2011 05:08:31]
I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.More [08/17/2011 05:08:46]
Those of you who have spent time with Australians know that we are not given to overstatement. By nature we are laconic speakers and by conviction we are realistic thinkers.More [08/19/2011 03:08:29]

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