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The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one hasMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Traveling, you realize that differences are lost: each city takes to resembling all cities, places exchange their form, order, distances, a shapeless dust cloud invades the continents.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Political organizations have slowly substituted themselves for the Churches as the places for believing practices. Politics has once again become religious.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I remain just one thing, and one thing only -- and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The successful person places more attention on doing the right thing rather than doing things right.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is like manna; it is to be gathered in grains, and enjoyed every day. It will not keep; it cannot be accumulated; nor have we got to go out of ourselves or into remote places to gather it, since it has rained down from a Heaven, at our very doorMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The average tourist wants to go to places where there are no tourists.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness... she loves, to see men at work. She loves sweat, weariness, self sacrifice. She will be found not in places but lurking in cornfields and factories; and hovering over littered desks; she crowns the unconscious head of the busy child.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A generous man places the benefits he confers beneath his feet; those he receives, nearest his heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Progress is the life-style of man. The general life of the human race is called Progress, and so is its collective march. Progress advances, it makes the great human and earthly journey towards what is heavenly and divine; it has its pauses, when it rallies the stragglers, its stopping places when it meditates, contemplating some new and splendid promised land that has suddenly appeared on its horizon. It has its nights of slumber; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker to see the human spirit lost in shadow, and to grope in the darkness without being able to awake sleeping progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are in danger of making our cities places where business goes on but where life, in its real sense, is lost.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Human beings are born into this little span of life of which the best thing is its friendship and intimacies, and soon their places will know them no more, and yet they leave their friendships and intimacies with no cultivation, to grow as they will by the roadside, expecting them to keep by force of inertia.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The tourist who moves about to see and hear and open himself to all the influences of the places which condense centuries of human greatness is only a man in search of excellence.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All places are alike, and every earth is fit for burial.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is a curious emotion, this certain homesickness I have in mind. With Americans, it is a national trait, as native to us as the roller-coaster or the jukebox. It is no simple longing for the home town or country of our birth. The emotion is Janus-faced: we are torn between a nostalgia for the familiar and an urge for the foreign and strange. As often as not, we are homesick most for the places we have never known.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We assume that politicians are without honor. We read their statements trying to crack the code. The scandals of their politics: not so much that men in high places lie, only that they do so with such indifference, so endlessly, still expecting to be believed. We are accustomed to the contempt inherent in the political lie.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of all cursed places under the sun, where the hungriest soul can hardly pick up a few grains of knowledge, a girls boarding-school is the worst. They are called finishing schools, and the name tells accurately what they are. They finish everything but imbecility and weakness, and that they cultivate. They are nicely adapted machines for experimenting on the question, Into how little space a human being can be crushed? I have seen some souls so compressed that they would have fitted into a small thimble, and found room to move there -- wide room. A woman who has been for many years at one of those places carries the mark of the beast on her till she dies.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are few places outside his own play where a child can contribute to the world in which he finds himself. His world: dominated by adults who tell him what to do and when to do it --benevolent tyrants who dispense gifts to their good subjects and punishment to their bad ones, who are amused at the cleverness of children and annoyed by their stupidities.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The wayside of business is full of brilliant men who started out with a spurt, and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes -- - in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If a person tells me he has been to the worst places I have no reason to judge him; but if he tells me it was his superior wisdom that enabled him to go there, then I know he is a fraud.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Yolanda: You want to rob banks?
Pumpkin: I'm not saying I want to rob banks, I'm just illustrating that if we did, it'd be easier than what we've been doing.
Yolanda: No more liquor stores?
Pumpkin: What have we been talking about? Yeah, no more liquor stores. Besides, it ain't the giggle it used to be. Too many foreigners own liquor stores these days. Vietnamese, Koreans, they don't even speak fucking English. You tell them, empty out the register, they don't know what the fuck you're talking about. They make it too personal, one of these gook fuckers is gonna make us kill him.
Yolanda: I'm not gonna kill anybody.
Pumpkin: I don't want to kill anybody either. But they'll probably put us in a situation where it's us or them. And if it's not the gooks, it's these old fucking Jews who've owned the store for fifteen fucking generations, you've got Grampa Irving sitting behind the counter with a fucking Magnum in his hand. Try walking into one of those places with nothing but a phone, see how far you get.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Yolanda: This place? A coffee shop?
Pumpkin: Why not? Nobody ever robs restaurants. Bars, liquor stores, gas stations... you get your head blown off sticking up one of them. Restaurants on the other hand, you catch with their pants down. They're not expecting to get robbed. Not as expectant anyway.
Yolanda: I bet you could cut down on the hero factor in a place like this.
Pumpkin: Right, just like banks, these places are insured. Manager? He don't give a fuck. He just wants to get you out the door before you start plugging the diners. Waitresses? Fucking forget it! No way they're taking a bullet for the register. Busboys? Some wetback getting paid a dollar-fifty an hour, really give a fuck you're stealing from the owner? See, I got the idea, last liquor store we held up, all the customers kept coming in?
Yolanda: Yeah.
Pumpkin: And you got the idea of taking their wallets. Now that was a good idea.
Yolanda: Thank you.
Pumpkin: Made more from the wallets than we did from the register.
Yolanda: Yes, we did.
Pumpkin: A lot of customers come into a restaurant.
Yolanda: A lot of wallets.
Pumpkin: Pretty smart, eh?
Yolanda: Pretty smart.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Vincent: Whoa!
Jules: What the fuck's happening, man? Ah, shit man!
Vincent: Oh man, I shot Marvin in the face.
Jules: Why the fuck did you do that!
Vincent: Well, I didn't mean to do it, it was an accident!
Jules: Oh man I've seen some crazy ass shit in my time...
Vincent: Chill out, man. I told you it was an accident. You probably went over a bump or something.
Jules: Hey, the car didn't hit no motherfucking bump.
Vincent: Hey, look man, I didn't mean to shoot the son of a bitch. The gun went off. I don't know why.
Jules: Well look at this fucking mess, man. We're on a city street in broad daylight here!
Vincent: I don't believe it.
Jules: Well believe it now, motherfucker! We gotta get this car off the road! You know cops tend to notice shit like you're driving a car drenched in fucking blood.
Vincent: Just take it to a friendly place, that's all.
Jules: This in the Valley, Vincent. Marcellus ain't got no friendly places in the Valley.
Vincent: Well Jules this ain't my fucking town, man!
Jules: Shit!
[Jules dials a number on his cell phone]
Vincent: What you doin'?
Jules: I'm calling my partner in Toluca Lake.
Vincent: Where's Toluca Lake?
Jules: It's just over the hill here over by Burbank Studios. If Jimmie's ass ain't home, I don't know what the fuck we're going to do, man. 'Cause I ain't got no other partners in 8-1-8. Hey Jimmie, yo, how you doin', man? It's Jules. Listen up man. Me and my homeboy are in serious fucking shit. We're in a car and we gotta get off the road, pronto. I need to use your garage for a couple of hours.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Trudi: You know how they use that gun to pierce your ears? They don't use that when they pierce your nipples, do they?
Jody: Forget that gun. That gun goes against the entire idea behind piercing. All of my piercings, sixteen places on my body, all of them done with a needle. Five in each ear, one through the nipple on my left breast, one through my right nostril, one through my left eyebrow, one in my lip, one in my clit... and I wear a stud in my tongue.
Vincent: Excuse me, but I was just wondering... why do you wear a stud in your tongue?
Jody: It's a sex thing. It helps fellatio.
Lance: Don Vincenzo. Step into my office? More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Ron: [when Harry and Hermione reappear] How did you get there? I... I was talking to you there! And now you're there!
Hermione: What's he talking about Harry?
Harry: I dunno. Honestly Ron, how can people be in two places at once?More [07/27/2005 12:07:00]
Tyler Durden: [the Narrator places the gun under his chin and cocks back the hammer] Now why would you want to go and blow your head off?
Narrator: Not my head, Tyler, *our* head.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
Rogue: Hey.
[Logan turns and looks at her]
Rogue: You running again?
Logan: No, not really. I've got some things to take care of up North.
Rogue: Oh.
[They stand in silence for a few moments, then Logan reaches out and plays with her hair. She jumps back a little and then smiles]
Rogue: I kinda like it.
Logan: Yeah.
Rogue: I don't want you to go.
[Logan looks around at his small pack of stuff and then undoes his dog tags. Then he takes her hand, places them inside, then pushes her fingers over them. She looks up at him]
Logan: I'll be back for this.More [10/17/2005 12:10:00]
Jamie: How can you see places like this... and have moments like this and not believe?
Landon: You're lucky to be so sure.
Jamie: It's like the wind. I can't... see it, but I feel it.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
Landon: Right now, you're straddling the state line.
Jamie: OK...
Landon: You're in two places at once.More [10/26/2005 12:10:00]
I'd love to be able to sneak into places where a woman wouldn't ordinarily be allowed!More [12/18/2005 12:12:00]
Handy Harrison: Hold on, I got you something.
Sally Mannis: Dirt?
Handy Harrison: [Takes the dirt from the ring] It's dirty but -
Sally Mannis: Oh.
Handy Harrison: Look I dont know how you feel.
[Sally kisses Handy]
Handy Harrison: Is that a "Yes" kiss?
Sally Mannis: Yes
[Sally kisses Handy again]
Handy Harrison: It's dirt now, but... It's really beautiful.
Sally Mannis: It's beautiful.
Handy Harrison: It's big and - Thats not just one diamond, theres diamonds on the side
[Sally laughs. Handy places the ring on her finger]
Handy Harrison: It's diamonds and mud. Oh did I say in the speech - ? I forgot the whole part about how much I love you. I didn't say it, but - Yes, I didn't - you know, theres no - I didn't make a word thing out of it, but you can't even measure it. It's like - like, if you take all the sun - You can take all the heat from the sun and you - If you put all of that heat into a love container, you -
Sally Mannis: [Grabs Handy's face and playfully slaps his cheek] Got it.
Handy Harrison: You got it?
Sally Mannis: Yes
Handy Harrison: But you said yes anyway. So this is all extra. Like a bonus to it.More [12/24/2005 12:12:00]
Susie: You guys, I'm really going to miss this place.
Coop: Me too.
Ben: Hey, let's all promise that in ten years from today, we'll meet again, and we'll see what kind of people we've blossomed into.
Susie: Yeah!
Ben: What time do you wanna meet?
J.J.: You mean ten years from now?
Coop: Let's meet in the morning so we can make a day of it.
Susie: Okay, so what is it? Is it like 9:00? 9:30?
Coop: Well, let's say 9:00, that way we can be here by 9:30.
McKinley: Well, no, why don't we say 9:30, and then make it your beeswax to be here by 9:30? I mean, we'll all be in our late 20s by then. I just don't see any reason why we can't be places on time.
Gary: Okay, then, it's settled. 9:30 it is. All agreed?
Together: Agreed.
McKinley: Good, because I have something at 11:00.
Gary: You just have like a trapper-keeper full of appointments, right?
McKinley: No, I just have something at 11:00, and I can't change it, because I already moved it twice.More [12/30/2005 12:12:00]
Josh: Why!?
The Dutch Businessman: I've always wanted to be a surgeon. Can you guess why? Surgeon, he holds the very essence of life in his hands - your life. He touches it.
[the surgeon places his hand on Josh's knee]
Josh: Oh no no no no! Please just let me go, please!
The Dutch Businessman: You want to go? Is that what you want?More [01/18/2006 12:01:00]
Narrator: In 1873, the justly famed Texas Rangers had been disbanded. In their places rode an evil crew who looted and killed under the protection of the state police badges they wore.More [01/26/2006 12:01:00]
Sonora: I found my destiny, not in far off places but within myself.More [03/02/2006 12:03:00]
We know more about outer space than we know about our Earth, ... Talking to the real people, the cave divers who do a lot in the West Isles, they truly are Earth's astronauts. They're out there exploring Earth and trying to find new places that nobody's ever seen before, and it's pretty amazing. What they've done in the last 10 years is groundbreaking.More [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
Romania has a distinctive smell on its own, ... Driving to set stunk and then getting to set stunk even worse. You're in confined places with guys. And Europeans are not noted for their hygiene. I don't think there's too much body deodorant in Romania. It was definitely an experience as far as being in tight quarters with a lot of people, grown men.More [04/21/2006 12:04:00]
There's more upside potential globally, in places like Asia, emerging markets and even in the US.More [04/27/2006 12:04:00]
I've been to a number of places and seen for myself the caliber of people who are in the Navy today - in all the services for that matter. This is an altogether different bunch. These people of today are really bright, young, good people.More [05/08/2006 12:05:00]
We have a few places up our sleeves, ... I would much rather work in Europe than America.More [05/10/2006 12:05:00]
Sometimes you have to go places with characters and emotions within yourself you don't want to do, but you have a duty to the story and as a storyteller to do it.More [05/11/2006 12:05:00]
And as an actor, you can go to those places of rage and aggression and feel those feelings, and have so much fun doing it. I think that's also part of what the armed forces harnesses. Every day, I woke up excited to go to work, even with an hour's sleep sometimes.More [05/15/2006 12:05:00]
It shows America in a way that the world needs to see it right now ... and a way that America needs to see it right now. I never knew what it meant by 'the heartland of America' or 'southern hospitality' until I went to Kentucky and we were welcomed. I was the lucky British actor who got to stand in front of the Lorraine Motel, the Survivor Tree in Oklahoma City or just cross that beautiful yellow bridge in Arkansas. I was in those locations and they are very powerful places to be. This is an America that the world hasn't seen for a while ... or maybe even America has forgotten about. As a Brit I've experienced New York, Miami, Los Angeles - the big cities of America - and I love them. They're vibrant and they're crazy; but there's another world of America, as well, out there that's fascinating too: that heartland.More [05/26/2006 12:05:00]
I dig it- but for some reason... not saying that playing giant places aren't fun... those are fun, too but everyone is so spread out and the barricades are nine miles away.More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
“That's what you love about the stories, he just gets into all this mischief and goes into all the places that every kid wants to do and, I think, even a lot of adults do as well.”More [07/11/2006 12:07:00]
“It has definitely gone more upscale in recent years, and some of the smaller family owned places have closed up,”More [07/25/2006 12:07:00]
Of all the places my work had led us, Italy still stands as out as our favorite. After all, we are Italian.More [07/27/2006 12:07:00]
“It's one of the places you can go and know that there will always be a deaf person for you to talk to.”More [08/14/2006 12:08:00]
“I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely. I'll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.”More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
“I don't go to places where I'm going to get mobbed.”More [08/16/2006 12:08:00]
I don't really know clubs in LA so much. I go to places and I can't remember where I'm going. Just someone will drag me somewhere.More [08/20/2006 12:08:00]

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