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Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As soon as tradition has come to be recognized as tradition, it is dead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes -- our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Thou shalt not covet; but tradition approves all forms of competition.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A tradition without intelligence is not worth having.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unless criticism refuses to take itself quite so seriously or at least to permit its readers not to, it will inevitably continue to reflect the finicky canons of the genteel tradition and the depressing pieties of the Culture Religion of Modernism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The words of the Constitution are so unrestricted by their intrinsic meaning or by their history or by tradition or by prior decisions that they leave the individual Justice free, if indeed they do not compel him, to gather meaning not from reading the Constitution but from reading life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Without words to objectify and categorize our sensations and place them in relation to one another, we cannot evolve a tradition of what is real in the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form.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]
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The primary function of myth is to validate an existing social order. Myth enshrines conservative social values, raising tradition on a pedestal. It expresses and confirms, rather than explains or questions, the sources of cultural attitudes and values. Because myth anchors the present in the past it is a sociological charter for a future society which is an exact replica of the present one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sheriff Stan Watkins: [after Chris wins the election, he pulls up to address the police force] Sheriff.
Chris Vaughn: Watkins.
Sheriff Stan Watkins: You won the election. Congratulations. But we do have a tradition of professional courtesy up here. And I can personally vouch for each and every one of these men. They're good deputies.
Chris Vaughn: You're all fired.More [10/27/2005 12:10:00]
We have a tradition of passing our history orally and singing a lot of it and writing songs about it and there's kind of a calling in Irish voices when they're singing in their Irish accent.More [03/31/2006 12:03:00]
If these theatres didn't exist, the tradition of British theatre would cease to exist.More [04/28/2006 12:04:00]
The competitions are as much a part of the tradition as the actual dances.More [05/06/2006 12:05:00]
For some reason, his pool-hall education gets far more ink than his master's degree. And most important, he's part of a hardworking showbiz tradition that doesn't make films, it makes ''pictures.More [05/29/2006 12:05:00]
We intended for the 'Ultimate Spider-Man'—and all the Ultimate Annuals-- to continue the tradition set by their monthly counterparts: Top creators giving the readership solid stories, beautifully illustrated.More [05/30/2006 12:05:00]
Carl Brashear: Forgive me sir, but to me, the Navy isn't a business. It's an organization of people who represent the finest aspects of our nation. We have many traditions. In my career, I have encountered most of them. Some are good, some not so good. I would, however not be here today were it not for our greatest tradition of all.
Captain Hanks: And what would that be, Chief Brashear?"
Carl Brashear: " Honor, sir"More [03/06/2007 12:03:00]
Jess: I'm sorry I missed that penalty, coach.
Joe: It's okay, losing to the Jerries on penalties comes natural to you English. You're part of tradition now!More [04/26/2007 12:04:00]
Cher: [seeking a match for her teacher] Unfortunately, There was a major babe drought at my school. The evil trolls from the math department were actually married and in the grand tradition of P.E. teachers, Ms. Stoger seemed to be same-sex oriented.More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
Prince Akeem: But it is also tradition that times *must* and always do change, my friend.More [07/26/2007 12:07:00]
Tevye: Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka, we have traditions for everything... How to sleep, how to eat... how to work... how to wear clothes. For instance, we always keep our heads covered, and always wear a little prayer shawl that shows our constant devotion to God. You may ask, "How did this tradition get started?" I'll tell you!
[pause]
Tevye: I don't know. But it's a tradition... and because of our traditions... Every one of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything in liturgical matters, especially if he were acting on the mandate of an ecumenical council. Eventually, the idea of the givenness of the liturgy, the fact that one cannot do with it what one will, faded from the public consciousness of the West. In fact, the First Vatican Council had in no way defined the pope as an absolute monarch. On the contrary, it presented him as the guarantor of obedience to the revealed Word. The pope’s authority is bound to the Tradition of faith, and that also applies to the liturgy. It is not ‘manufactured’ by the authorities. Even the pope can only be a humble servant of its lawful development and abiding integrity and identity. . . . The authority of the pope is not unlimited; it is at the service of Sacred Tradition. . . . The greatness of the liturgy depends - we shall have to repeat this frequently - on its unspontaneity.More [11/21/2007 12:11:00]
Tina Modotti: I don't believe in marriage.
[crowd laughs]
Tina Modotti: No, I really don't. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst it's a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it's a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic. To Diego and Frida.More [11/30/2007 12:11:00]
Judge Wexler: If my hands weren't tied by the unalterable fetters of the law, then I would invoke the tradition of our illustrious forebears, reach back to a purer, sterner justice, and have you BURNED AT THE STAKE!More [12/18/2007 12:12:00]
“As Americans, we can take enormous pride in the fact that courage has been inspired by our own struggle for freedom, by the tradition of democratic law secured by our forefathers and enshrined in our Constitution. It is a tradition that says all men are created equal under the law and that no one is above it.”More [02/14/2008 12:02:00]
That was my real education in the world - I learned politics, the social and cultural life of India, Hindu tradition and religion, and Buddhism.More [02/18/2008 12:02:00]
Coach Norman Dale: There's a, um tradition in tournament play- not talk about the next step until you've climbed the one in front of you. I'm sure going to the state finals is beyond your wildest dreams, so let's just keep it right there.More [03/26/2008 12:03:00]
Benjamin: [after being shot at by the waiter] We're gonna die. Every single person down here knows exactly what we're doing.
Simon: Keep your panties dry, Benjamin. It had nothing to do with the Fox.
Benjamin: What the hell do you mean? It's just a little local tradition to shoot at every customer?
Duck: [Simon pulls out some money] Wait a minute. Is that my money? You mean the money I left on the table, that's mine? Simon!
Simon: Times are tight. Things happen. Sue me.
Benjamin: Wait, wait, wait. You stole the money that was left for the bill?
Simon: I needed it more.
Benjamin: Okay, you got us shot at for twenty bucks!
Simon: I didn't know he was gonna *shoot* at us.More [04/05/2008 12:04:00]
Klahn: We are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. We forge our tradition in the spirit of our ancestors. You have our gratitude.More [05/25/2008 12:05:00]
Zazu: Oh, just look at you two. Little seeds of romance blossoming in the savannah. Your parents will be thrilled, what with your being betrothed and all.
Young Simba: Be-what?
Zazu: Betrothed. Intended. Affianced.
Young Nala: Meaning...?
Zazu: One day, you two are going to be married.
Young Simba: Yuck.
Young Nala: Ewww.
Young Simba: I can't marry her. She's my friend.
Young Nala: Yeah. It'd be so weird.
Zazu: Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but you two turtle-doves have no choice. It's a tradition that goes back generations.
Young Simba: Well, when I'm king, that'll be the first thing to go.
Zazu: Not so long as I'm around.
Young Simba: Well, in that case, you're fired.
Zazu: Hmmm... Nice try, but only the king can do that.
Young Nala: Well, he's the future king.
Young Simba: Yeah. So you have to do what I tell you.
Zazu: Not yet I don't. And with an attitude like that, I'm afraid you're shaping up to be a pretty pathetic king indeed.
Young Simba: Hmph. Not the way I see it.More [07/25/2008 12:07:00]
Knute Rockne:
Now I'm going to tell you something I've kept to myself for years. None of you ever knew George Gipp. He was long before your time, but you all know what a tradition he is at Notre Dame. And the last thing he said to me, "Rock," he said, "sometime when the team is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Gipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Rock," he said, "but I'll know about it and I'll be happy."

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Opening crawl:
Menaced by more powerful nations, the country of Lichtenburg - tiny but proud - is known as the Jewel of the Balkans. Steeped in the ancient tradition of romance and chivalry, her people hold unswerving loyalty to the throne - on which now sits the young Grand Duchess Zona, who rules under the sinister shadow of one man - General Gurko Lanen.

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Sgt. Tyree:
[after the fight at Sudrow's Well] Sir, would you take a look at Trooper Smith?



Pvt. John Smith aka Rome Clay:
[mortally wounded] Don't bother about me, Captain. Trust you'll forgive my presumption... I'd like to commend the boy here... for the way he handled this action. In the best tradition of the cavalry, sir.



Sgt. Tyree:
[to Pvt. Smith] I take that very kindly, sir.



Pvt. John Smith aka Rome Clay:
Captain Tyree! Captain Tyree!



Captain Nathan Brittles:
Speak to him.



Sgt. Tyree:
Thank you.


[comes to attention]



Sgt. Tyree:
Yes, Sir. Sir! Sir!



Captain Nathan Brittles:
[realizes that Smith has died] I'm afraid he can't hear you, Captain.

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Camilla:
At the end of the second act, when Colombine goes, driven away by her masters, there is a tradition you seem not to know. The comedians bow to her.

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Sabrina Fairchild:
[narrating] Once upon a time, on the north shore of Long Island, some 30 miles from New York, there lived a small girl on a large estate. The estate was very large indeed and had many servants. There were gardeners to take care of the gardens, and a tree surgeon on a retainer. There was a boatman to take care of the boats: to put them in the water in the spring, and scrape their bottoms in the winter. There were specialists to take care of the grounds: the outdoor tennis court and the indoor tennis court, the outdoor swimming pool and the indoor swimming pool. And there was a man of no particular title who took care of a small pool in the garden for a goldfish named George. Also on the estate, there was a chauffeur by the name of Fairchild, who had been imported from England, years ago, together with a new Rolls Royce. Fairchild was a fine chauffeur of considerable polish, like the eight cars in his care, and he had a daughter by the name of Sabrina. It was the eve of the annual six meter yacht races, and as had been tradition on Long Island for the past 30 years, the Larrabees were giving a party. It never rained on the night of the Larrabee party, the Larrabees wouldn't have stood for it. There were four Larrabees in all: father, mother and two sons. Maude and Oliver Larrabee were married in nineteen hundred and six and among their many wedding presents was a townhouse in New York and this estate for weekends. The town house has since been converted into Saks Fifth Avenue. Linus Larrabee, the elder son, graduated from Yale, where his classmates voted him the man Most Likely to Leave his Alma Mater Fifty Million Dollars. His brother, David, went through several of the best eastern colleges for short periods of time, and through several marriages for even shorter periods of time. He is now a successful six-goal polo player, and is listed on Linus's tax return as a six hundred dollar deduction. Life was pleasant among the Larrabees, for this was as close to heaven as one could get on Long Island.

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Reno Smith:
My name's Smith. I own the Three Bar Ranch. I want to apologize for some of the people in town.



John J. Macreedy:
Act like they're sitting on a keg.



Reno Smith:
A keg? Of what?



John J. Macreedy:
Heh-heh, oh, I don't know. Diamonds? Gunpowder?



Reno Smith:
Oh, it's nothing like that. We're suspicious of strangers, is all. Hangover from the old days, the Old West.



John J. Macreedy:
I thought the tradition of the Old West was hospitality.



Reno Smith:
I am trying to BE hospitable, Mr. Macreedy.

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Rabbi:
There is no doubt that the classical tradition is the curse of boils, bats, frogs, the curse of blood, the curse of rats, hail, of beasts, the locust, of course, the death of the first-born, and then, finally, of darkness.



Inspector Trout:
Darkness, rabbi?



Rabbi:
Yes. The final curse upon the land. To end forever the sleep of man.

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Dean Ulich:
Frankly, I'm not too wild about this next even but it has become a tradition here at Adams: The Belching Contest.


[the crowd cheers]



Dean Ulich:
First up, Frederick Palowakski.



Fred "The Ogre" Palowakski, Alpha Beta:
[grunting] "Ogre" you asshole!



Dean Ulich:
"Ogre, you asshole."

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Zummi Gummi:
Actually, decorating has always been a tradition of Fall's Farewell, but lately, we've gotten very lazy about it.



Tummi Gummi:
But getting lazy is what holidays are for.

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Gruffi Gummi:
Zummi, you've created a monster.



Zummi Gummi:
I'm sorry I ever gave her that book.



Grammi Gummi:
Well, I'm not. I think it's wonderful that she's sharing our tradition with her friend. Besides, I'm going to cook something really special.



Gruffi Gummi:
Terrific. If I don't work myself to death, I can look forward to getting poisoned.

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Sam Lowry:
Excuse me, Dawson, can you put me through to Mr. Helpmann's office?



Dawson:
I'm afraid I can't sir. You have to go through the proper channels.



Sam Lowry:
And you can't tell me what the proper channels are, because that's classified information?



Dawson:
I'm glad to see the Ministry's continuing its tradition of recruiting the brightest and best, sir.



Sam Lowry:
Thank you, Dawson.

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Al:
Yes, yes, yes, I am an American hero. And in the grand tradition of American heroes, I will hawk more products than Bill Cosby... when he was hot.

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Dr. Forrester:
What? What are you saying? That you're the only one to come up with a Halloween costume by using stuff found around the house? I came up with this when you were back in short-pants! Can you guess what I am? Can ya guess? Well, by taking two lengths of ABS drainage tubing, and fastening them to my arms, and keeping my feet together really close, I go as the goalie of a foosball team! Huh! You get it?Frank? Huh?



TV's Frank:
And by wearing this ordinary everyday Fram air-filter, I get to dress up as Lieutenant Commander Geordi LaForge of TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation, starring TV's Levar Burton. Kids, reading opens up a rainbow of enchantment and whimsy and wonder and wisdom and...



Dr. Forrester:
Thank you, Kunta Kinte. Well, your film this week, Joel, burns deep in the fine tradition of "Kramer Vs. Kramer", "Ollie Vs. Norton", "Kasparoff Vs. Karpoff", it's "Megalon Vs. Godzilla".



TV's Frank:
It'll make you laugh, it'll make you cry, and maybe, just maybe, teach you a little something about yourself. And kids, don't forget to read Godzilla Vs. the Velveteen Rabbit.

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Claude Kersek:
You're scared. But that's Ok. I want you to savor that fear. The south was born in fear. Fear of the Indian, fear of the slave, fear of the damn Union. The south has a fine tradition of savoring fear.

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Fozziwig:
At this time in the proceedings, it is a tradition for me to make a little speech.



Jacob Marley:
And it is a tradition for us to take a little nap.

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Dr. Bartram:
Was it worth it? Breaking a tradition just to win a football game?



David Green:
Your tradition or mine, sir?

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Morgan:
Gentlemen, you are all in a line of elite men, great men, who have defended the world's most enduring sporting record. It's an honor to know you, it's an honor to sail with you. Tradition has it that the first American skipper to ever loose the Cup will replace it with his own head in the trophy case. Gentlemen, my head is in your hands. Please be careful, I've become attached to it. I would propose a toast. The Cup.



All:
Hear! Hear! The Cup!

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Governor Maclahose:
What I'm talking is very serious corruption in Hong Kong. As much as 95% of the civil servants are involved.



Former Governor Trench:
This is a bad tradition in Chinese society. They live in relationships and bribery. Anything can be solved with money. The situation is worsening and the problem is difficult to solve.



Governor Maclahose:
As long as we have determination, I'll clear them once I commence work.



Former Governor Trench:
What will you do if there's a rock in front of your path?



Governor Maclahose:
Move it.


[He bends down to pick up a rock]



Former Governor Trench:
[stops him] Be careful. There may be worms under the rock. They'll crawl on you.

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Contributor, 'Back in Black':
War is all the rage these days, so let me lay another one on you - TIVO vs. Advertisers. With more and more Americans zapping commercials, advertisers are going guerilla on our asses. Taking it to new and better heights. For example, five-foot tall bulimic men. The Churchill Downs recently OK'd the jockeys to wear advertisements on their shorts. The commission for the Churchill Downs has stated in the past that it didn't want, quote "advertisements that would not taint or destroy the fine tradition here at Churchill Downs". That means that they didn't want ads tainting the nobility of gambling. Which means no ads for glue or dog food, it upsets the horses! So what did the ads permit? An ad for Hypnotiq, a liquor made from vodka, cognac, and tropical fruit juices. Just perfect for Derby Day. And it's the only drink more likely to make you puke than a mint julep. Baseball has also permitted these ads, but the players wont wear them. Not because of the purity of the game, but the ads conflict with the player's own endorsement deals. Speed Stick? I thought they endorsed Right Guard! Say it aint so!

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Dylan:
Would you allow me the pleasure of taking you to the theatre on Saturday night?



Georgie:
Do you ask all your secretaries to go to the theatre with you on their first date?



Dylan:
Actually, it's something of a tradition. Yes, I do.



Georgie:
Oh. Well, who am I to deprive an American of what little tradition he can get?

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[first lines]



Narrator:
Yes, this is post-war London, the mother city of the British Empire, where the mantle of peace has again fallen over a war-weary people. London: the city of tradition wherein once dwelt William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Cromwell, Milton, Chaucer, Shakespeare, and thousands of others whose names have all become traditions throughout the world. London: hub of British culture where the historic Thames still flows uninterrupted on its ancient course under famous bridges, some old, some new, and some blitzed. Yes, there has been a war here, the worst war in the history of the British Empire, and we will soon see material evidence of it, but the spirit of Britain survives, and the old Union Jack waves triumphantly over the land.

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Patrick Wheeler:
I think maybe I should mention before you make any faux pas here, that we have a tradition in this family, that we don't kill other people.

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James of Team Rocket:
We have a proud tradition of failure to uphold.

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Droz:
Ladies and gentlemen, I think it's time to revive an ancient tradition we seem to have long forgotten.



Cecilia:
They confiscated the altar, Droz.



Droz:
No, I'm not talking about human sacrifice, Ceel. I'm talking about something we used to do every Saturday night as a matter of principle. Here's a hint. Legions of hand-stamped meatheads... in coed naked lacrosse T-shirts... power-chugging watered-down Meisterchau... regurgitating on the glue-matted floors.



Mullaney:
Kiln-like temperatures, fights with townies... lines of drunken people waiting for the bathroom.



Katy:
Wait a second. You guys are talking about a party.



Droz:
Ding-ding-ding. Gutter, tell her what's she's won.

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Droz:
Ladies and gentlemen, I think it's about time we revived an ancient tradition we seemed to have long forgotten.



Cecilia:
They confiscated the altar, Droz.



Droz:
No, I'm not talking about human sacrifice, Cel. I'm talking about something we used to do every Saturday night as a matter of principle. Here's a hint: legions of hand-stamped meat heads and co-ed naked LaCrosse t-shirts power chugging watered-down meister chow, regurgitating on the blue-matted floor...

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Charlie:
I'm glad to see she's keeping up the village tradition of total contempt for the law.

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Carl Brashear:
Forgive me sir, but to me, the Navy isn't a business. It's an organization of people who represent the finest aspects of our nation. We have many traditions. In my career, I have encountered most of them. Some are good, some not so good. I would, however not be here today were it not for our greatest tradition of all.



Captain Hanks:
And what would that be, Chief Brashear?"



Carl Brashear:
" Honor, sir"

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[Axl Rose pulls out a sharp object from under his kilt]



Johnny Gomez:
Nick, what the hell is this psycho doing?


[Celtic music played in background]



Nick Diamond:
Ancient Scottish soldiers wearing kilts such as Axl's always carried a dagger strapped to their ankle. Tradition has it that once a soldier removes it from its scabbard, he can't put it back without drawing blood... even if it's his own.



Johnny Gomez:
It's scissors, Nick.


[Celtic music abruptly stops]



Nick Diamond:
Oh... uh, that must be a different tradition.

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