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The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A man of such obvious and exemplary charm must be a liar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.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]
It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The idea that seeing life means going from place to place and doing a great variety of obvious things is an illusion natural to dull minds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All in all, the creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act. This becomes even more obvious when posterity gives its final verdict and sometimes rehabilitates forgotten artists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those who actually set out to see the fall of a city or those who choose to go to a front line, are obviously asking themselves to what extent they are cowards. But the tests they set themselves -- there is a dead body, can you bear to look at it? -- are nothing in comparison with the tests that are sprung on them. It is not the obvious tests that matter (do you go to pieces in a mortar attack?) but the unexpected ones (here is a man on the run, seeking your help -- can you face him honestly?).More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the most obvious facts about grownups to a child is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life has to be given a meaning because of the obvious fact that it has no meaning.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The further through life I drift the more obvious it becomes that I am lacking in thrift.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is obvious that all sense has gone out of modern marriage: which is, however, no objection to marriage but to modernity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Vulgarity is more obvious in satin than in homespun.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Linus Caldwell: Hey, can I ask you something? You ever notice that...
Rusty Ryan: If you're gonna ask if you can ask me a question, give me time to respond. Unless you're asking rhetorically, in which case the answer is obvious - yes.
Linus Caldwell: Okay, can I ask you...
Rusty Ryan: Yes.
Linus Caldwell: Thanks. You ever notice that Tess looks...
Rusty Ryan: Ooh, don't ever ask that. Ever. Seriously. Not to anyone, especially not to her.
Linus Caldwell: Wait, why not?
Rusty Ryan: Look, it's not in my nature to be mysterious. But I can't talk about it and I can't talk about why.
[walks off]
Linus Caldwell: Oooooooooo. More [07/07/2005 12:07:00]
Rusty Ryan: Of course, we haven't considered the most obvious solution.
Danny Ocean: Oh yeah?
Rusty Ryan: We could turn ourselves in. Go to jail. Nothing Benedict could do to us there.
Danny Ocean: Yeah, good idea. We all go to the cops and confess to the Bellagio robbery. That averages twenty years for grand larceny for each of us. Yeah, that'd teach him. More [07/06/2005 12:07:00]
I dress sexily - but not in an obvious way. Sexy in a virginal way.More [03/18/2006 12:03:00]
Several of the actors I've had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as 'ultimate'. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]
A couple people are absent that I love like Cosby and Seinfeld are not there, for obvious reasons, and Chris Rock doesn't tell the joke.More [04/12/2006 12:04:00]
..What I like does tend to be left-field. I feel somehow much more comfortable playing it. I relate more easily than I do when I run across straight roles. I hate the obvious stuff, I just don't respond to it.More [05/19/2006 12:05:00]
Well, for a nine year old kid to be able to earn $110 in one day compared to $10 for a paper round, the economics were even obvious to a ten year old.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
I think they're both inward-looking. That's the most obvious parallel between the two.More [05/31/2006 12:05:00]
I like working with actresses, and I like women a lot, not for obvious reasons, but just in that that there's so much about what they bring to the scene that keeps it so interesting. Their instincts are so different, and they never explain them to you.More [06/08/2006 12:06:00]
It was obvious what kind of game they were playing on the set of Amityville.More [09/15/2006 12:09:00]
I refused David Letterman's proposal of marriage for obvious reasons, but thanks for asking.More [10/12/2006 12:10:00]
I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.More [11/19/2006 12:11:00]
I think it is obvious that people repeat acts that are shown on the television or the screen and I wouldn't want to inspire any violence on anyone.More [11/25/2006 12:11:00]
[first lines]
Dalton Russell: My name is Dalton Russell. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I've told you my name: that's the Who. The Where could most readily be described as a prison cell. But there's a vast difference between being stuck in a tiny cell and being in prison. The What is easy: recently I planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. That's also the When. As for the Why: beyond the obvious financial motivation, it's exceedingly simple... because I can. Which leaves us only with the How; and therein, as the Bard would tell us, lies the rub.More [04/23/2007 12:04:00]
Richard Stamos: [singing] Loving you is easy when you're beautiful. Do, do, do, do, do...
[off key]
Richard Stamos: Ah!
[off key]
Richard Stamos: Ah!
Jimbo: What the hell? He didn't hit the high F.
Garrison: Richard Stamos can't hit the high F. He always screws it up like this.
Garrison: It's obvious where all of the talent in that family went.
Jimbo: Ned, we are in big trouble.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Evey Hammond: What is that you're making?
Gordon Deitrich: We call it "eggie in the basket". My mum used to make them.
Evey Hammond: This is weird.
Gordon Deitrich: What?
Evey Hammond: The first morning I was with him, he made me eggs just like this.
Gordon Deitrich: Really?
Evey Hammond: I swear.
Gordon Deitrich: That is a strange coincidence. Although, there's an obvious explanation.
Evey Hammond: There is?
Gordon Deitrich: Yes, Evey. I am V. At last you know the truth. You're stunned, I know. It's hard to believe isn't it, that beneath this wrinkled, well-fed exterior there lies a dangerous killing machine with a fetish for Fawkesian masks. Viva la revolution!
Evey Hammond: That is *not* funny, Gordon.
Gordon Deitrich: [sighs] Yeah, I know. I'm useless without a studio audience.More [05/21/2007 12:05:00]
Christopher Tracy: [writing something on a napkin] It's obvious that little Miss Mary has never been off the city block.
[holds up napkin, which has "Wrecka Stow" written on it]
Mary: What is that? Some new language?
Christopher Tracy: Read it. Do you know what it is?
Mary: It's nothing, you ninny. And you know it, but you won't confess it because you're such a coward.
Christopher Tracy: It is something, something you don't know, and you won't confess that because *you're* a coward!
Mary: This is silly, and you're a child!
Christopher Tracy: [taunting Mary] I go to dinner without my father's permission. Now, read it aloud so we can all hear how knowledgeable you are!
Mary: Wrecka stow.
Christopher Tracy: [laughs at Mary's pronounciation] Do you know what it is?
Mary: Wrecka stow, wrecka stow, it's nothing!
Christopher Tracy: [laughing] It is something. Come on, say it again louder.
Mary: Wrecka stow.
Christopher Tracy: Louder!
Mary: Wrecka stow! I give up. What is it?
Christopher Tracy: If you wanted to buy a Sam Cook a'blum, where would you go?
Mary: [rolls her eyes] The wrecka stow.More [06/15/2007 12:06:00]
The Oracle: So, let's get the obvious stuff out of the way.
Neo: You're not human, are you?
The Oracle: It's tough to get any more obvious than that.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
Neo: I suppose the most obvious question is, how can I trust you?
The Oracle: Bingo. It is a pickle. No doubt about it. The bad news is there's no way if you can really know whether I'm here to help you or not, so it's really up to you. You just have to make up you on damned mind to either accept what I'm going to tell you, or reject it.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
The Architect: There are two doors. The door to your right leads to the Source and the salvation of Zion. The door to your left leads back to the Matrix, to her... and to the end of your species. As you adequately put, the problem is choice. But we already know what you are going to do, don't we? Already I can see the chain reaction: the chemical precursors that signal the onset of an emotion, designed specifically to overwhelm logic and reason. An emotion that is already blinding you to the simple and obvious truth: she is going to die and there is nothing you can do to stop it.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
Short Bartender: What do you want?
Buscemi: Beer
Short Bartender: All I got is piss-warm chango.
Buscemi: That's my brand. Oh, this is damn good! Say, this is the best beer I've ever had. Actually, I'm just glad to be alive right now. I was up a few towns away... you know Saragosa? I was visiting a bar there, not unlike this one. They serve beer... not quite as good as this, but close. And I saw something you wouldn't believe. I'm sitting there see, small table all by myself at this bar. It's full of real low-lives. I mean, not like this place here. No, I mean bad. Like they were up to no good. Anyway, I'm by myself... I like it that way. Meanwhile, things are going on... under the table kinds of things. Not too obvious but, not too secret either. So, I'm sitting there. And in walks the biggest Mexican I have ever seen. Big as shit. Just walks right in like he owns the place. And nobody knew quite what to make of him... or quite what to think. There he was and in he walked. He was dark too. I don't mean dark-skinned. No, this was different. It was if he was always walking in a shadow. I mean every step he took toward the light, just when you thought his face was about to be revealed... it wasn't. It was as if the lights dimmed, just for him.More [08/26/2007 12:08:00]
the worst thing ever written about me. It is obvious that its not true. I dont think you could find a man who could behave in such a way. But I think it was particularly hurtful as it dishonors my memory of Sharon.More [09/03/2007 12:09:00]
Nun: You don't believe in God because of Alice in Wonderland?
Loki: No, "Through the Looking Glass". That poem, "The Walrus and the Carpenter" that's an indictment of organized religion. The walrus, with his girth and his good nature, he obviously represents either Buddha, or... or with his tusk, the Hindu elephant god, Lord Ganesha. That takes care of your Eastern religions. Now the carpenter, which is an obvious reference to Jesus Christ, who was raised a carpenter's son, he represents the Western religions. Now in the poem, what do they do... what do they do? They... They dupe all these oysters into following them and then proceed to shuck and devour the helpless creatures en masse. I don't know what that says to you, but to me it says that following these faiths based on mythological figures ensure the destruction of one's inner-being. Organized religion destroys who we are by inhibiting our actions... by inhibiting our decisions, out of... out of fear of some... some intangible parent figure who... who shakes a finger at us from thousands of years ago and says... and says, "Do it - Do it and I'll fuckin' spank you. "More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
Kitty Farmer: Rose, I'm sure that you're aware of the horrible allegations against Jim Cunninghman.
Rose Darko: I know. I saw it on TV. Something about a kiddie porn dungeon.
Kitty Farmer: Oh, Please! Please! Don't use those words! It's obviously some kind of conspiracy to destroy an innocent man. And I have taken it upon myself to spearhead the Jim Cunningham Defense Campaign.
Kitty Farmer: [pleading] Rose, I have to appear at his arraignment tomorrow morning. And as you know, the girls are scheduled to leave for Los Angeles in the morning. Now, as their coach, I was the obvious choice to chaperone them on their trip, but...
Rose Darko: [feigning concern] But now, you can't go.
Kitty Farmer: Yes.
Rose Darko: Hmmm.
Kitty Farmer: Now, believe me, of all the other mothers, I would never dream of asking you. But none of the other mothers are available to go!
Rose Darko: I don't know, Kitty. It's a bad weekend. Eddie's in New York.
Kitty Farmer: [tearfully] Rose, I don't know if you realize what an opportunity this is for our daughters! This has been a dream of Samantha's and all of ours for a long time! I made her lead dancer! Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion!More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
[Snake's been captured after getting shot in the leg with an arrow]
The Duke: Who are you?
[Snake says nothing, staring defiantly; the Duke grabs the arrow in Snake's leg and twists it]
The Duke: I said, WHO ARE YOU?
[Snake... in obvious agony, still says nothing]
Brain: Snake Plissken, Duke... the Man sent him in. Somethin's goin' down, we need him...
The Duke: [releases the arrow] Snake Plissken... I've heard of you.
The Duke: [strikes Snake with a tire iron, knocking him unconscious] I heard you were dead!More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Capt. Ross: Your honor, it's become obvious that Lt. Kaffee's intention this afternoon are to smear a high ranking Marine officer in the desperate hope that the mere appearance of impropriety will win him points with the court members. Now, it is my recommendation, sir, that Lt. Kaffee be reprimanded for his conduct and that this witness be excused with the court's deepest apologies.
Judge Randolph: Overruled.
Capt. Ross: Your honor...
Judge Randolph: Your objection is noted.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
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]
Narrator: Let me propose something. Religion does no harm at all. Discuss.
Richard Carrier: [laughs] Well, of course, you know, evidence of history and even contemporary events refutes that.
Narrator: Whatever.
Richard Carrier: Even, even, even if we set aside, you know, the obvious - war, conflict, violence that has always plagued society and has gotten particularly worse under the Judeo-Christian religions - um, even if we set that aside, we have ordinary, everyday things that are going wrong. Uh, the sort of dehumanization and mistreatment of homosexuals, for example, is a prominent example, and it's getting worse in this country, actually. It was getting better for a while, but now there's this backlash, and that's, that's bad. That's bad for humanity, it's, and in a religion that encourages that or even allows that, it's wrong.More [12/26/2007 12:12:00]
In the absence of dogs and hoses there is no immediate, obvious enemy before us, so it's harder to mobilize a sense of outrage, ... Rosa Parks did not just sit down on her own initiative. She was part of a movement.More [02/14/2008 12:02:00]
In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.More [02/25/2008 12:02:00]
[Rob has just placed "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on a top five list]
Barry: Oh, that's not obvious enough Rob. How about the Beatles? Or fucking... fucking Beethoven? Side one, Track one of the Fifth Symphony... How can someone with no interest in music own a record store?More [03/12/2008 12:03:00]
Elsa: It's perfectly obvious where the pages are. He's given them to Marcus Brody.
Professor Henry Jones: Marcus? You didn't drag poor Marcus along did you? He's not up to the challenge.
Walter Donovan: He sticks out like a sore thumb. We'll find him.
Indiana Jones: The hell you will. He's got a two day head start on you, which is more than he needs. Brody's got friends in every town and village from here to the Sudan, he speaks a dozen languages, knows every local custom, he'll blend in, disappear, you'll never see him again. With any luck, he's got the grail already.
[Cut to middle of fair in the Middle East, Marcus Brody wearing bright suit and white hat, sticking out like sore thumb]
Marcus Brody: Uhhh, does anyone here speak English?More [04/15/2008 12:04:00]
Martin Brody: I mean, it's obvious that a big fish took a bite out of... this big fish.
Dr. Elkins: This is a mammal. Not a fish.
Martin Brody: Don't quibble with me! Is it a shark bite or isn't it?
Dr. Elkins: Possibly. Again, this is a killer whale, wouldn't have to be a shark a considerable size.More [05/01/2008 12:05:00]
Boss Benta: Boss Tanaka! What is the meaning of this outburst? This is a time for celebration.
Boss Tanaka: And what exactly are we celebrating? The perversion of our illustrious council?
Boss Honda: Tanaka, have you gone mad? I will not tolerate this! You're disrespecting our sister! Apologize!
O-Ren Ishii: Tanaka-san, of what perversion do you speak?
Boss Tanaka: My father...
[to Benta]
Boss Tanaka: along with yours...
[to Ozawah]
Boss Tanaka: and along with yours, started this council. And while you laugh like stupid donkeys, they weep in the afterlife over the perversion committed today.
Boss Ozawah: Outrageous! Tanaka, it is you who insults this council!
[Throws rag at him]
Boss Ozawah: Bastard!
Boss Tanaka: [Throws rag back] Fuck face!
O-Ren Ishii: Gentlemen. Tanaka obvious has something on his mind. By all means, allow him to express it.
Boss Tanaka: [Last words] I speak, of the perversion done to this council... which I love... more than my own children, by making a Chinese Jap-American half-breed bitch its leader!
[O-Ren quickly runs across the table and cuts off his head]More [05/29/2008 12:05:00]
Barber: Why don't you train us to be top fighters... and we'll avenge them!
Landlady: Becoming a top fighter takes time, unless you're a natural-born kung-fu genius, and they're 1 in a million.
Barber: [Does martial arts routine] It's obvious I'm the one.
Landlady: [immediately punches him in the face] Don't think so.More [06/20/2008 12:06:00]
That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Harry Kipper:
Long time no see, folks. Meet the new missus, and this is my attorney, Jake Singer.

Pleased to meet you.

Aunt Miranda Wilkins:
I thought you weren't coming back here, Harry Kipper.

Harry Kipper:
It's like this, Miranda. I've been doing all right, just getting married and all, and I'm ready to take Rebecca back now.

Aunt Miranda Wilkins:
You'll do no such thing! You gave the child up once, and you can't take her back now!

Harry Kipper:
Now, Miranda, there's no reason why we can't be friendly about this.

Aunt Miranda Wilkins:
I'd sooner be friendly with a rattlesnake.

Gwen Warren:
It's obvious that you heard Rebecca on the radio and all you're after is her money.

It's Harry's kid, ain't it? We got more right to her dough than you have.

Rebecca Winstead:
Oh, Aunt Miranda, don't let them take me away.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
[first lines]

MGM Crime Reporter:
Once again, as the MGM crime reporter, it is my privilege to bring you another episode in our Crime Does Not Pay series. For obvious reasons, the events and characters depicted herein are fictitious. My I present Mr. Jack Sampson, special agent in charge of a field division office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

FBI Agent Jack Sampson:
Our war program, the most unprecedented in history, calls not only for the production of tanks and guns, planes and ships, but also for the building of a defense against enemy agents within our borders, agents who once again threaten, as they did in 1917. Let us review a typical cast that began in the early morning hours of November 29th, 1941, in a large industrial plant, where a quantity of ferro-manganese, an ore vitally essential in the manufacture of machine tools, was awaiting the furnace...

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

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