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It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The price which society pays for the law of competition, like the price it pays for cheap comforts and luxuries, is great; but the advantages of this law are also greater still than its cost -- for it is to this law that we owe our wonderful material development, which brings improved conditions in its train. But, whether the law be benign or not, we must say of it: It is here; we cannot evade it; no substitutes for it have been found; and while the law may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How frail and ephemeral is the material substance of letters, which makes their very survival so hazardous. Print has a permanence of its own, though it may not be much worth preserving, but a letter! Conveyed by uncertain transportation, over which the sender has no control; committed to a single individual who may be careless or inappreciative; left to the mercy of future generations, of families maybe anxious to suppress the past, of the accidents of removals and house-cleanings, or of mere ignorance. How often it has been by the veriest chance that they have survived at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian dietMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I find it extraordinary that a straightforward if inelegant device for ensuring the survival of the species should involve human beings in such emotional turmoil. Does sex have to be taken so seriously?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A population weakened and exhausted by battling against so many obstacles -- whose needs are never satisfied and desires never fulfilled -- is vulnerable to manipulation and regimentation. The struggle for survival is, above all, an exercise that is hugely time-consuming, absorbing and debilitating. If you create these anti-conditions, your rule is guaranteed for a hundred years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Many people feel empty, a world that seemed so strong just collapsed. Forty years have been wasted on stupid strife for the sake of an unsuccessful experiment. The values gathered together have vanished, the strategies for survival have become ridiculous. And so forty years of our lives have become a story, a bad anecdote. But it may be possible to remember these adventures with a kind of irony.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is an urgent need -- in fact a national survival need -- for invigorating intellectual life, for upgrading the general regard for intellectual excellence. The United States must experience an intellectual renaissance or it will experience defeat. The time cannot be far off -- if indeed it is not already here -- when the strength of a nation, measured in terms of any kind of world competition, will depend less on the number of its bombs than on the number of its learned men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Evolution is the law of policies: Darwin said it, Socrates endorsed it, Cuvier proved it and established it for all time in his paper on The Survival of the Fittest. These are illustrious names, this is a mighty doctrine: nothing can ever remove it from its firm base, nothing dissolve it, but evolution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is almost as if you were frantically constructing another world while the world that you live in dissolves beneath your feet, and that your survival depends on completing this construction at least one second before the old habitation collapses.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Narrator: On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.More [09/07/2005 12:09:00]
I think everybody was extremely inflamed and tender after September 11. Our very survival was on the stake after that.More [08/15/2006 12:08:00]
Sid: Survival of the fittest? I don't think so.More [03/08/2007 12:03:00]
Dodo #1: Prepare for the Ice Age.
Dodo #2: Protect the dodo way of life.
Dodo #3: Survival separates the dodos from the beasts.More [03/08/2007 12:03:00]
Aardvark Dad: [questioning Manny] Say buddy, not to cast aspersions on your survival instincts or nothin' but haven't mammoths pretty much gone extinct?
Manfred: What are you talking about?
Aardvark Dad: I'm talking about *you* being the last of your kind.
Manfred: Uh, your breath smells like ants.More [03/08/2007 12:03:00]
Gordon Gekko: [at the Teldar Paper stockholder's meeting] Well, I appreciate the opportunity you're giving me Mr. Cromwell as the single largest shareholder in Teldar Paper, to speak. Well, ladies and gentlemen we're not here to indulge in fantasy but in political and economic reality. America, America has become a second-rate power. Its trade deficit and its fiscal deficit are at nightmare proportions. Now, in the days of the free market when our country was a top industrial power, there was accountability to the stockholder. The Carnegies, the Mellons, the men that built this great industrial empire, made sure of it because it was their money at stake. Today, management has no stake in the company! All together, these men sitting up here own less than three percent of the company. And where does Mr. Cromwell put his million-dollar salary? Not in Teldar stock; he owns less than one percent. You own the company. That's right, you, the stockholder. And you are all being royally screwed over by these, these bureaucrats, with their luncheons, their hunting and fishing trips, their corporate jets and golden parachutes.
Cromwell: This is an outrage! You're out of line Gekko!
Gordon Gekko: Teldar Paper, Mr. Cromwell, Teldar Paper has 33 different vice presidents each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can't figure it out. One thing I do know is that our paper company lost 110 million dollars last year, and I'll bet that half of that was spent in all the paperwork going back and forth between all these vice presidents. The new law of evolution in corporate America seems to be survival of the unfittest. Well, in my book you either do it right or you get eliminated. In the last seven deals that I've been involved with, there were 2.5 million stockholders who have made a pretax profit of 12 billion dollars. Thank you. I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a liberator of them! The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you very much.More [05/16/2007 12:05:00]
Locke: [explaining why he wanted to let the island monster drag him off] I believe that I was being tested.
Jack: Tested?
Locke: Yeah, tested. I think... that's why you and I don't see eye-to-eye sometimes, Jack because you're a man of science.
Jack: Yeah, and what does that make you?
Locke: Me, well, I'm a man of faith. Do you really think all this... is an accident? That we, a group of strangers survived, many of us with just superficial injuries? Do you think we crashed on this place by coincidence, especially this place? We were brought here for a purpose, for a reason, all of us. Each one of us was brought here for a reason.
Jack: Brought here? And who brought us here, John?
Locke: The island. The island brought us here. This is no ordinary place, you've seen that, I know you have. But the island chose you, too, Jack. It's destiny.
Jack: Did you talk with Boone about destiny, John?
Locke: Boone was a sacrifice that the island demanded. What happened to him at that plane was a part of a chain of events that led us here that led us down a path, that led you and me to this day, to right now.
Jack: And where does that path end, John?
Locke: The path ends at the hatch. The hatch, Jack all of it. All of it happened so that we could open the hatch.
Jack: No, no, we're opening the hatch so that we can survive.
Locke: Survival is all relative, Jack.
Jack: I don't believe in destiny.
Locke: [pause] Yes, you do. You just don't know it yet.More [05/21/2007 12:05:00]
Raoul Duke: We are all wired into a survival trip now. No more of the speed that fueled that 60's. That was the fatal flaw in Tim Leary's trip. He crashed around America selling "consciousness expansion" without ever giving a thought to the grim meat-hook realities that were lying in wait for all the people who took him seriously... All those pathetically eager acid freaks who thought they could buy Peace and Understanding for three bucks a hit. But their loss and failure is ours too. What Leary took down with him was the central illusion of a whole life-style that he helped create... a generation of permanent cripples, failed seekers, who never understood the essential old-mystic fallacy of the Acid Culture: the desperate assumption that somebody... or at least some force - is tending the light at the end of the tunnel.More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
John: The jigsaw piece that I cut from my subjects was only ever meant to be a symbol that that subject was missing something. A vital piece of the human puzzle. The survival instinct.
Eric Matthews: This is all really, really interesting, John. But right now I'd really like for you to talk to me.
John: I am talking to you. You're not listening.More [06/26/2007 12:06:00]
The Architect: There are levels of survival we are prepared to accept. However, the relevant issue is whether or not you are ready to accept the responsibility for the death of every human being in this world.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
Commander Lock: I believe I'm going to need every ship we have if we're going to survive this attack.
Councillor Harmann: I understand that, Commander.
Commander Lock: Then why did you allow the Nebuchanezar to leave?
Councillor Harmann: Because *I* believe our survival depends on more than how many *ships* we have.More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
Starscream: Astrotrain has requested that we lighten our burden.
Uninjured Decepticons: In that case I say it is survival of the fittest!
Starscream: Do I hear a second on that?
Uninjured Decepticons: Aye!
Starscream: And against?
Injured Decepticons: Nay!
Starscream: The Ayes have it!
[throws injured Decepticons out of the ship]More [07/16/2007 12:07:00]
Ryan: Of course, the real trick to survival lies not in running and hiding, but in removing your enemy's capacity to hunt you down.More [09/20/2007 12:09:00]
Bob Hauk: It's the survival of the human race, Plissken. Something you don't give a shit about.More [10/16/2007 12:10:00]
Cassius: On this day, we reach back to hallowed antiquity, to bring you a recreation of the second fall of the mighty Carthage!... On the barren plain of Zama, there stood the invincible armies of the barbarian Hannibal. Ferocious mercenaires and warriors from all brute nations, bent on merciless destruction, conquest. Your emperor is pleased to give you the barbarian horde!
[Crowd cheers]
Maximus: [while Cassius continues his introduction] Anyone here been in the army?
[an unknown gladiator responds yes and tells Maximus he served under his command at Vindobona]
Maximus: You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand? If we stay together we survive.
Cassius: I'm pleased to bring to you the Legionnaires of Scipio Africanus!More [12/23/2007 12:12:00]
Razor: Remember, hacking is more than just a crime. It's a survival trait.More [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet.More [02/05/2008 12:02:00]
Max Landsberger: Lesson No.4: the secret to survival here is never make a decision.
Jack Issel: Never?
Max Landsberger: Never. The minute you do, you're screwed.More [02/17/2008 12:02:00]
Tsunaron: What do you think? Are we going to make it?
Kay-Em 14: The statistical probability of survival is twelve per cent.
Tsunaron: Twelve per cent? Can You come up with better odds?
Kay-Em 14: Nope.
Tsunaron: Bullshit, Kay-Em! That's Bullshit!.More [04/29/2008 12:04:00]
Tsunaron: Are you telling there's absolutely no chance for us to better our odds?
[Tsunaron and Kay-Em kiss]
Kay-Em 14: Statistical probability of survival just went up to fifty-three per cent.
Tsunaron: You want to go for a hundred?More [04/29/2008 12:04:00]
Dr. Grant: Reverse Darwinism - survival of the most idiotic.More [05/17/2008 12:05:00]
But no nation can base its survival and development on luck and prayers alone while its leadership fritters away every available opportunity for success and concrete achievement.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
General Sternwood:
You may smoke, too. I can still enjoy the smell of it. Hum, nice state of affairs when a man has to indulge his vices by proxy. You're looking, sir, at a very dull survival of a very gaudy life, crippled, paralyzed in both legs, barely I eat and my sleep is so near waking it's hardly worth a name. I seem to exist largely on heat like a new born spider.

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Doctor Frank Reeves:
Tell me, do you believe in the survival of human personality after death?



Peter:
I thought you said you read my verses.


[to June]



Doctor Frank Reeves:
Do you?



June:
I don't know, er, I'd never thought about it, do you?



Doctor Frank Reeves:
I don't know, I've thought about it too much.

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Commander Shears:
I'd say the odds against a successful escape are about 100 to one. But may I add another word, Colonel? The odds against survival in this camp are even worse.

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Dr. Baird:
Our survival hinges on one thing - finding someone who not only can fly this plane, but didn't have fish for dinner.

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[narration in first episode]



Mel Hunter:
Down through history, man's survival has been dependent upon his adaptability. You learn fast when your life is at stake. No one knows this better than I. My own life is in jeopardy 24 hours a day. Still, in the six months since my accident, I have learned to get up in the morning as if nothing had actually happened.

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Carly Corinthos:
OK. I'm down here. It's your turn.come on.



Alexis Davis Cassadine:
Oh, boy.



Carly Corinthos:
Come on, Alexis. You have always thought you were better than me. Now's your change to prove it.



Alexis Davis Cassadine:
I never said I was better than you, just smarter and classier. You're clearly a better athlete, and you have much better survival instincts. Kind of like a cockroach.

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Lucky Spencer:
Dr. Quartermaine, I've got news. The first group of passengers are about to board the helicopter any minute.



Dr. Alan Quartermaine:
I hope to God Emily and Monica are on it. Emily is hurt, Monica's a doctor.



Lucky Spencer:
OK, But I don't have the passenger list. It's up to the people in the Versailles room to determine who comes down when.



Ned Ashton:
That could easily turn into survival of the fittest. I mean, how many people do you think up there are willing to kill to live?

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[Strangelove's plan for post-nuclear war survival involves living underground with a 10:1 female-to-male ratio]



General "Buck" Turgidson:
Doctor, you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?



Dr. Strangelove:
Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious... service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.



Ambassador de Sadesky:
I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor.

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General James Mattoon Scott:
And if you want to talk about your oath of office, I'm here to tell you face to face, President Lyman, that you violated that oath when you stripped this country of its muscles - when you deliberately played upon the fear and fatigue of the people and told them they could remove that fear by the stroke of a pen. And then when this nation rejected you, lost faith in you, and began militantly to oppose you, you violated that oath by not resigning from office and turning the country over to someone who could represent the people of the United States.



President Jordan Lyman:
And that would be General James Mattoon Scott, would it? I don't know whether to laugh at that kind of megalomania, or simply cry.



General James Mattoon Scott:
James Mattoon Scott, as you put it, hasn't the slightest interest in his own glorification. But he does have an abiding interest in the survival of this country.



President Jordan Lyman:
Then, by God, run for office. You have such a fervent, passionate, evangelical faith in this country - why in the name of God don't you have any faith in the system of government you're so hell-bent to protect?

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Pete:
Come 'ere! Come 'ere. Look. In this cruddy pile o' junk: a flower. The odds against survival must've been a million to one. But it made it. Couple of drops of rain, and some sun...



Liz:
Pete, what's wrong? What's the matter with you?

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Jake:
Well, if you can shoot that far, a quarter of a mile straight along the edge of my nose is a mountain buck. Shoot it.



Michael McCandles:
I don't kill to make a point, Father.



Jake:
Michael, there's two reason to kill - survival and meat. We need meat!

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Tringham:
[in a flashback voiceover] The skuas say in effect to the penguins, 'We'll keep the other skuas off in return for a fair share of your eggs and chicks.' In this way nature ensures the survival of a sufficient number of penguin chicks. A providence no to be despised by the thinking scientist.

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[O'Hallaran is getting his air tank changed]



Chief O'Hallorhan:
Why do they make these goddamned things so heavy?



Kappy:
You want it easier, Chief?



Chief O'Hallorhan:
I don't know why they couldn't design a survival suit for us like they did for football players.



Kappy:
Who pays to see us play?

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[Amasova is telling Bond about survival strategies she learned]



Major Anya Amasova:
That it's very important to have a positive mental attitude.



James Bond:
Nothing more practical than that?



Major Anya Amasova:
Food is also very important.



James Bond:
Mm-hmm. What else?



Major Anya Amasova:
When necessary, shared bodily warmth.



James Bond:
That's the part I like.

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Princess Leia:
[in a holo message] General Kenobi: Years ago, you served my father in the Clone Wars; now he begs you to help him in his struggle against the Empire. I regret that I am unable to present my father's request to you in person; but my ship has fallen under attack and I'm afraid my mission to bring you to Alderaan has failed. I've placed information vital to the survival of the rebellion into the memory systems of this R2 unit. My father will know how to retrieve it. You must see this droid safely delivered to him on Alderaan. This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope.

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Ripley:
That's amazing. What is it?



Ash:
Uh, yes, it is. Umm. I don't know yet. Did you want something?



Ripley:
Yes, I, uh... have a little talk. How's, uh, how's Kane?



Ash:
He's holding, no changes.



Ripley:
And, uh, our guest?



Ash:
Umm.



Ripley:
Hmm?



Ash:
Well, as I said, I'm still... collating, actually, but uh, I have confirmed that he's got an outer layer of protein polysaccharides. Has a funny habit of shedding his cells and replacing them with polarized silicon, which gives him a prolonged resistance to adverse environmental conditions. Is that enough?



Ripley:
That's plenty. What does it mean?


[Ripley bends down to look through the micro-scanner]



Ash:
Please don't do that. Thank you.



Ripley:
I'm sorry.



Ash:
Well, it's an interesting combination of elements making him a... tough little son-of-a-bitch.



Ripley:
And you let him in.



Ash:
I was obeying a direct order. Remember?



Ripley:
Ash. When Dallas and Kane are off the ship, I'm Senior Officer.



Ash:
Oh, yes, I forgot.



Ripley:
You also forgot the Science Division's basic quarantine law.



Ash:
No, that I didn't forget.



Ripley:
Oh, I see, you just broke it. Hmm?



Ash:
Look, what would you have done with Kane, hmm? You know his only chance of survival was to get him in here.



Ripley:
Unfortunately, by, uh, breaking quarantine, you risk everybody's life.



Ash:
Maybe I should have left him outside. Maybe I've jeopardized the rest of us, but it was a risk I was willing to take.



Ripley:
That's a pretty big risk for a Science Officer. It's, uh, not exactly out of the manual, is it?



Ash:
I do take my responsibilities as seriously as you, you know. You do your job and let me do mine, yes?

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Alan Yates:
Here we are at the edge of the world of human history. Things like this happen all the time in the jungle; it's survival of the fittest! In the jungle, it's the daily violence of the strong overcoming the weak! Jack!

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Tripper:
[over P.A] Attention campers, afternoon swim schedule is as follows. Advanced dolphins, report to the dock for survival swimming and I.Q. testing. All senior silverfish, meet on the beach for nude sunbathing. All junior salmon, trout, and herring, report to the nearest delicatessen. And 6-year-old tadpoles, report to the swamp. And all lobsters, GET OUT OF HERE! YOU'RE A MENACE!

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C-3PO:
Artoo says that the chances of survival are 725 to 1. Actually Artoo has been known to make mistakes... from time to time... Oh dear...

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El Pachuco:
The idea of the original chuco is to look like a diamond, to look sharp, hip, bonaroo, finding a style of urban survival in the rural skirts and outskirts of the brown metropolis of Los, Cabron.



Press:
It's an afront to good taste!



El Pachuco:
Like the Mexicans, Filipinos and blacks who wear them?



Press:
Yes!

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John Fryer:
What are we going to do, sir?



Bligh:
Well, we shall have to try and reach Kupang.



John Fryer:
Without charts?



Bligh:
Well, I shall have to try and navigate from memory, Mr. Fryer. It will take us close to the most savage islands in these waters, the Fiji Islands, where cannibalism is perfected almost to a science, and from there, my friends, God willing, we shall proceed on to the Great Barrier Reef itself, then to New Holland, and from there across the Timor Sea to Kupang. And now it will take us at least two months, and we have provisions and water enough to last us one week. So that is the situation, gentlemen, plain and simple.



John Smith:
Well we'll just have to make the best of it, won't we, sir?



Bligh:
Make the best of it, Smith? Yes! But will you? That's what I'd ask myself. Will you make the best of it? You hear me? Are you prepared to make the best of it, all of you? Because all I can promise you, lads, is relentless pain and hardship. Now if you're prepared to make do, and make sacrifices, and furthermore are willing to swear by it, I promise you our chances of survival are fair. You hear me? You all say "Aye"?



All:
Aye.



Bligh:
Good!

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Darryl Bates:
[he and the other Wolverines are gathering food, weapons and survival equipment from Robert Morris's father's store] And grab some toilet paper; I ain't gonna use no leaves.

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[the Tanners are preparing for a garage sale]



ALF:
How about this? A genuine, Melmacian, survival knife.



Brian:
There's no blade.



ALF:
Well, life on Melmac wasn't that tough.

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