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The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now, we deny not, but that politicians may sometimes abuse religion, and make it serve for the promoting of their own private interests and designs; which yet they could not do so well neither, were the thing itself a mere cheat and figment of their own, and had no reality at all in nature, nor anything solid at the bottom of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Decadence is a difficult word to use since it has become little more than a term of abuse applied by critics to anything they do not yet understand or which seems to differ from their moral concepts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Abused as we abuse it at present, dramatic art is in no sense cathartic; it is merely a form of emotional masturbation. It is the rarest thing to find a player who has not had his character affected for the worse by the practice of his profession. Nobody can make a habit of self-exhibition, nobody can exploit his personality for the sake of exercising a kind of hypnotic power over others, and remain untouched by the process.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Animals are considered as property only. To destroy or to abuse them, from malice to the proprietor, or with an intention injurious to his interest in them, is criminal. But the animals themselves are without protection. The law regards them not substantively. They have no RIGHTS!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Th abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The word conservative is used by the BBC as a portmanteau word of abuse for anyone whose views differ from the insufferable, smug, sanctimonious, naive, guilt-ridden, wet, pink orthodoxy of that sunset home of the third-rate minds of that third-rate decade, the nineteen-sixties.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every abuse ought to be reformed, unless the reform is more dangerous than the abuse itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vincent: I got a threshold, Jules. I got a threshold for the abuse I'll take. And right now I'm a race car and you got me in the red. I'm just saying that it's fuckin' dangerous to have a racecar in the fuckin' red. It could blow.
Jules: Oh, you're gettin' ready to blow?
Vincent: I could blow.
Jules: Well I'm a mushroom-cloud-layin' motherfucker, motherfucker! Every time my fingers touch brain I'm SUPERFLY T.N.T, I'm the GUNS OF THE NAVARONE. In fact, what the fuck am I doin' in the back? You're the motherfucker should be on brain detail. We're fuckin' switchin' right now. I'm washin' the windows and you're pickin' up this nigger's skull.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Lord Kelvin: What's the point in hiring a corrupt inspector when he can't even abuse the Law properly?More [08/10/2005 12:08:00]
Morris Townsend: You would hear me abused without opening your lips in my defense?
Catherine Sloper: My father would not abuse you. He does not know you well enough.More [12/01/2005 12:12:00]
If your life, or the life of someone you love, is hanging in the balance, of course you would withstand any amount of abuse to get the job done and to get the life saved. Of course, you have to be convinced that person knows what they're doing. In real life, you have no way of knowing that you're dealing with the best person for the job. It's only on television that you can know that.More [05/11/2006 12:05:00]
I really abuse the substance unapologetically. There was one good year where I gave up sugar completely. Then, when my birthday came around, I decided I wasn't going to celebrate without chocolate cake. So I eased myself back on sugar. Besides, it makes me happy.More [08/01/2006 12:08:00]
For example, I would talk about sexual abuse and I really felt like I had to, but, what it did to me and I felt like I couldn't write truthfully about PPD without mentioning it.More [11/07/2006 12:11:00]
Mariska has her own foundation. She helps with survivors of sexual abuse - they go swimming with wild dolphins.More [11/18/2006 12:11:00]
Boss Tweed: You may or may not know, Bill, that everyday I go down to the waterfront with hot soup for the Irish as they come ashore. Its part of building a political base.
Bill: I've noticed you there, you may have noticed me.
Boss Tweed: Indeed I have. Throwing torrents of abuse to every single person who steps off those boats.
Bill: [gleefully] If only I had the guns, Mr. Tweed, I'd shoot each and every one of them before they set foot on American soil.More [04/03/2007 12:04:00]
Howie Stein: And to our female friends here today, we must not abuse of our dogs with the lure of a peanut butter snatch. We must channel our horniness into extracurricular activities.More [04/24/2007 12:04:00]
Monty's Mom: So I called your house today, at two. You were still asleep, weren't you?
Monty: That's an understatement.
Monty's Mom: So what did you do last night? I trust my little angel didn't do anything immoral.
Monty: Well, ummm... Let's see. I started by getting completely hammered drunk. It was bad. Then drove, while intoxicated, to pick up this disease-infested hooker.
Monty's Mom: Uh huh...
Monty: From there... uh, let's see. Me and the hooker went back to my place...
Monty's Mom: The hooker and I.
Monty: Excuse me. The hooker and I went back to my place and from there... God, it was just a blur of intravenous drug abuse and unprotected sex, while taking the Lord's name in vain.
Monty's Mom: Dean, did you know that when Monty was a child everyone thought he was retarded?
Monty: Dean, doesn't my mom look old? I mean, much older than she rightfully should?
Monty's Mom: So why aren't you and Serena still together? I liked her.
Monty: I don't know. I guess it got old. We had a relationship based on orgasms.
Monty's Mom: Oh, how charming. You are being safe aren't you? I don't think I could handle the idea of you reproducing.
Monty: Come on, mom! Of course I'm being safe. I pull out.
Monty's Mom: Yes, well your father pulled out too but we've all seen the tragic end of that story.
Monty: You think I wanna have kids? Absolutely not! That's why I stick to anal sex.
Monty's Mom: If only I had been so lucky.More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]
Randal Graves: Some guy came into the store refusing to pay late fees. Said the store was closed for two hours yesterday. I tore up his membership.
Dante Hicks: Shocking abuse of authority.
Randal Graves: Hey, I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule.More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
The right of self defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals, and whether the attack be made by Spain herself or by those who abuse her power, its obligation is not the less strong.More [10/09/2007 12:10:00]
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Tell me, Mr. Williams, were you unhappy as a child?
Earl Williams: Not really. I had a perfectly normal childhood.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: I see. You wanted to kill your father and sleep with you mother.
Earl Williams: [to Sheriff Hartman] If he's gonna talk dirty -
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: When you were in grammar school, did you practice self-abuse?
Earl Williams: No, sir. I don't believe in it. I would never abuse myself or anybody else. I love people. I love all people.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: I suppose that cop committed suicide!
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Let us get back to masturbation. Did your father ever catch you in the act?
Earl Williams: Oh, my father was - was never home. He was a conductor on the Chicago-Northwestern.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Very significant. Your father wore a uniform, just like that policeman. And when he pulled out that gun, an obvious phallic symbol, you thought he was your father, and he was going to use it to hurt your mother.
Earl Williams: [to Sheriff Hartman] He's crazy.More [12/04/2007 12:12:00]
Dr. Peter Venkman: I don't have to take this abuse from you, I've got hundreds of people dying to abuse me.More [12/14/2007 12:12:00]
Blake: What's the problem, pal?
Dave Moss: You -
[correcting him]
Dave Moss: Moss. You're such a hero, you're so rich, how come you're coming down here wasting your time with such a bunch of bums?
Blake: You see this watch? You see this watch?
Dave Moss: Yeah.
Blake: That watch costs more than you car. I made $970,000 last year. How much you make? You see pal, that's who I am, and you're nothing. Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here - close! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don't like it, leave.More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.More [12/31/2007 12:12:00]
Understand that legal and illegal are political, and often arbitrary, categorizations; use and abuse are medical, or clinical, distinctions.More [02/07/2008 12:02:00]
Sport's Dad: [over ecstatic] Will you take a look at this. Huh? Huh? What do you think of your old man now, Sport? 500 smackaroos! No more paying with change. No more, no more spaghetti. Going to feel like steak. And you know those fancy basketball sneakers with the, with the buckles and the Velcro and the crap all over them? Their yours, buddy boy, all yours!
[his phone rings, he answers it]
Sport's Dad: Hello? Murray. Hey, hey I take it all back. All agents aren't useless. Oh, I'm kidding you, I'm kidding you, man. You know I was always in your corner. Oh, yeah, I knew you'd come through. Well, Sport and I are going to do a little celebrating today...
Sport: [knock at the door, Sport answers. It's Harriet]
Harriet M. Welsch: Hey.
Sport: Hey.
Harriet M. Welsch: Sold his book?
Sport: Got a real job.
Sport's Dad: [notices Harriet] Hey, Harriet, you hear the good news?
Harriet M. Welsch: [smiling] You're a writer. So how's it feel?
Sport's Dad: Oh, big slice off heaven, side order of fries. Say, you hungry? I feel like going to the fanciest, schmaniest restaurant in town. We'll abuse the waiter. Who's with me? Harriet?
Sport: She can't come.
Sport's Dad: What do you mean she can't come? You haven't even asked her.
Sport: [firmly] I said she can't come.
[to Harriet]
Sport: You can't be my friend if you're not my friend.
[he closes the door on Harriet]
Harriet M. Welsch: [from the other side of the door, crying]
[whispers]
Harriet M. Welsch: I'm sorry, Sport. I'm sorry.More [02/08/2008 12:02:00]
Albert Torena: Where's your empathy, brother? It's a substance abuse problem.
Vincent Hanna: Empathy was yesterday. Today, you're wasting my motherfucking time.More [02/26/2008 12:02:00]
To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.More [03/02/2008 12:03:00]
Hooper: [trying to get the fishing line secure] It may be a marlin or a stingray... but it's definitely a game fish.
[Hooper pulls as the lines snaps and he crashes his head into the wall]
Quint: [picking up the line] Gamin' fish, eh? Marlin? Stingray? Bit through this piano wire? Don't you tell me my business again! You get back on the bridge...
Hooper: Quint, that doesn't prove a damn thing!
Quint: Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.
[Quint enters the cabin as Hooper makes faces at him]
Brody: [following Quint inside the boat] What's the point? Hooks and lines...
Quint: [slams on the roof at Hooper] Hooper! 12 minutes south south east now, full throttle!
Hooper: [Mocking Pirate Voice] Aye, aye, sir! AYE JIMBOY ARAGHHH!
Quint: [to Brody] See what I do, Chief, is I trick 'em to the surface. And I jab at 'em. I'm not gonna haul 'em up like a lot of catfish.
[slams on the roof]
Quint: Hooper, full throttle!
Hooper: [voice imitating W. C. Fields] I don't have to take this abuse much longer!More [04/29/2008 12:04:00]
[Morris is still doing abuse therapy despite Happer's wishers]
Morris: [on phone] You're an asshole, Happer! You love it! Craphound!
[Happer hangs up. He goes back to his omelette, pauses and slowly picks up phone]
Morris: [gleefully] I'm still here, Happer! And you're still a useless mother -...
[Happer slams the receiver back on the phone]More [08/06/2008 12:08:00]
Leonora Fiske:
Ellen, you're a hypocrite! You're worse! You're a cheat! You meant to foist your wretched brood upon me and bleed me white! And when I saw through your little scheme, you had the insolence to turn on me and abuse me! But you've chosen the wrong woman! You get those sisters of yours out of the house at once! And you take a month's wages and go with them.

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Cousin Maude:
[after witnessing one of the "Royal Engineers" abuse an inquisitive boy] Oh, you great beast! You great bullying brute you, knocking a child about! You're a disgrace to your uniform! Why, you're no better than a German, - that's what you are!

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Ethel Mertz:
[does not believe that Lucy got her black eye when Ricky accidentally tossed her a book with poor aim, and suspects abuse instead] This is Ethel, your friend, to whom you may turn in time of crisis.



Lucy Ricardo:
Ethel, have you been drinking?

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Gail Potter:
[Jason arrives in a builders outfit while she is shouting homophobic abuse to Todd] Oh! Here they come then, The rest of the "Village People".

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[John bails Brady out of jail]



John:
You know, maybe what you need is a good old fashioned butt kicking.



Brady:
I don't know, sounds like child abuse to me.


[pause]



Brady:
Officer this man is THREATENING me, I would like to file a complaint.

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Rasputin:
I don't hate anyone. And yet, so many enemies. I'm not rich, what I get, I give away, I take no vengeance on the men I remove from office. When you fall, I won't abuse you.

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Leper:
Did you come here to abuse me?

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Travis Bickle:
June twenty-ninth. I gotta get in shape. Too much sitting has ruined my body. Too much abuse has gone on for too long. From now on there will be 50 pushups each morning, 50 pullups. There will be no more pills, no more bad food, no more destroyers of my body. From now on will be total organization. Every muscle must be tight.

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[Watching Flounder take abuse at ROTC]



Otter:
He can't do that do that to our pledges.



Boon:
Only we can do that to our pledges.

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Jor-El:
[in the Fortress of Solitude] You... enjoyed it.



Superman:
I don't know what to say, Father. I'm afraid I just got carried away.



Jor-El:
I anticipated this, my son. I...



Superman:
[surprised] You couldn't have! You couldn't have imagined...



Jor-El:
...How good it felt.


[Clark nods]



Jor-El:
You are revealed to the world. Very well, so be it. But you must still retain your secret identity.



Superman:
But why?



Jor-El:
The reasons are two. First, you cannot serve humanity twenty-eight hours a day.



Superman:
Twenty-four.



Jor-El:
Or twenty-four, as it is in Earth time. Your help would be called for endlessly, even for those problems which human beings could solve themselves. It is their habit to abuse their resources in such a way.



Superman:
And, second?



Jor-El:
Second, your enemies will discover that the only way to hurt you, will be by hurting the people you care for.



Superman:
Thank you, Father.



Jor-El:
Lastly... Do not punish yourself for your feelings of vanity. Simply learn to control them. It is an affliction common to all, even on Krypton. Our destruction could have been avoided had it not been for the vanity of some who considered us indestructible. Were it not for vanity, why... at this very moment...


[sadly]



Jor-El:
I could embrace you in my arms. My son.


[Kal-El reaches yearningly toward his father's image; Jor-El fades, leaving Kal-El alone]

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Jack Braddock:
[after Lymangood interrupts him chewing out Murphy] You're supposed to be stupid, son. Don't abuse the privilege.

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Dingiswayo:
When I spoke of that nation, I wanted the name Mtetwa to stand for peace not total war! I wanted my armies to bring subjugation not destruction!



Shaka:
To subdue another tribe, you must strike it once and for all. Total war, total subjugation to the paramount king and total destruction to anyone who raises even a whisper against him! Never leave an enemy behind or it will rise again to fly at your throat! There's no other way!



Dingiswayo:
Yes, Shaka there is! Faith!



Shaka:
IN WHAT!



Dingiswayo:
The human being. Reason. In each man's desire to believe in himself and his fellow man.



Shaka:
Zwide of the Ndwandwes is preparing an attack. His army's as large, if not larger than yours. He has heard of our battle tactics and has devised others which I fear is just as effective. He has only one wish, baba. To crush you and your paramountcy to oblivion. And believe me, baba, he won't with faith and reason. But if you say I abuse my freedom, I'll ask you to accept my resignation as commander of your regiments.

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Charlie:
I didn't do anything, Paulie. I didn't hit her. I didn't do nothin'.



Paulie:
You can't do that man. I mean you don't abuse 'em once in a while they'll shit all over you. I don't mean you walk around morning to night whackin' 'em upside the head like someone from the other side but you terrorize 'em once in a while just to keep 'em in line. Know what I mean?

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Alan B'Stard:
Who in this country was not moved when that great Englishman, Gazza, wept bitter tears at the World Cup last year? People thought that he was crying because he had been booked by the umpire and so would miss the final. But that was not the reason. He was crying at the thought that the Conservative government, the only government this young hero had ever known, was behind in the opinion polls. He was weeping at the threat of the return to power of a Labour rabble led by a bald Welsh windbag, dedicated to destroying Britain's prosperity, running down our currency, encouraging satanist abuse of our children, spreading AIDS through their sponsorship of homosexual behaviour, abolishing the House of Lords, and executing the royal family. Gazza didn't want that for his children, do you want it for yours? Or do you want a government that lets you share in Britain's prosperity by offering you the chance of five, yes five, free Sun jackpot bingo cards with every registered Tory membership application? Yes, apply now to join the Tory party at this week's once in a lifetime special offer price of only £9.99 and you will receive a free Tarzan Teenage Hero Turtle T-shirt, a Gazza car tidy, and the News of the World every Sunday for a year.

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Apu:
Yeah I finked on Homer but he deserved it. Never have I seen such abuse of the "Take A Penny, Leave A Penny" Tray.

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Prosecutor:
So you don't feel responsible for the rape and murder?



Clark:
No, sir. I don't.



Prosecutor:
Is it your feeling, Corporal Clark that you are wrongly brought to trial by the U.S. Government?



Clark:
I don't have anything against the government. But I just think soldiers like Tony Meserve and me... belong out in combat... not here. Throw us in the stockade and you're helping nobody but the Viet Cong.


[Cct to Private Hatcher]



Prosecutor:
When Sergeant Meserve called you, did you go willingly into the hootch and rape the girl Tran Thi Oahn? Please answer the question.



PFC. Herbert Hatcher:
Y-yes sir.



Prosecutor:
Have you any idea why Eriksson stayed out of the hootch?



PFC. Herbert Hatcher:
Well, he was brand-new, sir. I was there a lot longer than him. At least three weeks longer than him.


[cut to Private Diaz]



Prosecutor:
You're saying, then you involved yourself in rape to avoid being ridiculed?



PFC. Antonio Diaz:
When you go out on a patrol, sir you're not gonna be as good as you wanna be. These guys aren't helping you do anything. There's gonna be four people on that patrol, and an individual. And so I did what I did, and I got remorse about it. But I also got remorse about talking at this trial. I have a loyalty to the men I was out there with.


[cut to Sergeant Meserve]



Prosecutor:
Is it standard for U.S. personnel to have sex with prisoners and kill them?



Meserve:
The prisoner tried to give away the squad's position.



Prosecutor:
She was ill and coughing from the abuse of you and your men. She shouldn't have been there to jeopardize your position! You dragged her out and raped her! And then you blame her for coughing, so you kill her! Does that about sum it up?



Meserve:
Well, sir... I've seen a lot of killing... which it's our duty to do, because it's kill or be killed. Sometimes you hate the enemy so badly... About two ops back... Operation Turner... we saw a hootch that had been burned down. Some Vietnamese were carrying kids out of a bunker. They suffered from smoke inhalation. I gave one small child mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. That just shows you we ain't all combat over here.

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Arnie Fromson:
You can't abuse yourself like this.



John Belushi:
LOOK, I don't pay you to be my best friend. I don't ask you what you do after six o'clock, DON'T ASK ME. NOBODY TELLS ME WHAT TO DO.

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Auntie Nelda:
The way they run this institution is an outrage, for a poor, tight, old lonely woman like me. Her only son of feathers is a terribly successful one. Young man? Young Man?


[the gate guard comes out]



Auntie Nelda:
Young Man, Would you please open that gate, I left my car running outside?



Gate Guard:
Ma'am, You tell me how you got through this gate, the visitors area's on the other side of the prison.



Auntie Nelda:
I brought him up with the best I could, but sometimes a bad thief pulls from even the most fragile flower.



Gate Guard:
Ma'am, you are not going through this gate.



Auntie Nelda:
Is this the way you'd treat your mother? Is this the kind of abuse that poor woman must endure?



Gate Guard:
Well, I guess that my mother is a little bit mad at-...



Auntie Nelda:
Mmmhmm! You ought to be in the slammer with the rest of these misfits! If you had any remorse at all for the HORROR you pushed your mother through, you'd open that gate! I have a car overheating as we SPEAK!


[Ernest makes a snooty expression at the Gate Guard]



Gate Guard:
Ok, Ok.


[picks up phone]



Gate Guard:
All right! Let's open the east gate.


[hangs it up]



Gate Guard:
There, now you satisfied?



Auntie Nelda:
Now tell your mother how her son has improved despite his shady and somewhat checkered past.

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Frankie:
I don't date, by choice.



Tim:
Too bad, because I love your choices. We went from Mr. Abuse You to Mr. Use You, plus a Christmas fling with a cross-dresser that I blew the whistle on, thank you very much.

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Baseball Coach:
Will we really take the time to learn to love all people? Not just our friends, but our enemies and those who hurt and abuse us? We simply cannot just offer our help and love and friendship to those people when it's convenient for us. The old Mosaic law of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth has been replaced. It's been replaced by the concept of turning the other cheek. Will we do it with cheerful hearts?

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Miss Higgins:
That's too bad. You have a gift for language, Mr. Riley. But talent is a common thing. People waste it every day. They abuse it. They take it for granted. Success comes not from what God has given you but what you do with it. It's really up to you.

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