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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]
For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every crowd has a silver lining.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The crowd gives the leader new strengthMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every one in a crowd has the power to throw dirt; none out of ten have the inclination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement -- that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it -- that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never can hear a crowd of people singing and gesticulating, all together, at an Italian opera, without fancying myself at Athens, listening to that particular tragedy, by Sophocles, in which he introduces a full chorus of turkeys, who set about bewailing the death of Meleager.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The lounge of the main hotel is full of jollity, with large comfortable men sitting in braces; the bar is packed with talkative intellectuals, full of witty disloyalties. The next week the main hotel is suddenly full of dinner-jackets and large hats. The girls are dressed as if for a weekend in the country. When one of the great men of the party comes through, the crowd edges respectfully away, murmuring loyal noises.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marvelous is the power which can be exercised, almost unconsciously, over a company, or an individual, or even upon a crowd by one person gifted with good temper, good digestion, good intellects, and good looks.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For every finish-line tape a runner breaks -- complete with the cheers of the crowd and the clicking of hundreds of cameras -- there are the hours of hard and often lonely work that rarely gets talked about.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!)More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Maggot: Let me at him! Let me at him! Don't hold me back!
Elder Gutknecht: [holding crowd back] Wait! We must abide by their rules! We are amongst the living.
Maggot: [after Lord Barkis drinks potion] Not any more!
Elder Gutknecht: Yep. You're right. He's all yours.More [10/01/2005 12:10:00]
Hoban 'Wash' Washburn: Can I suggest something that doesn't involve violence, or is this the wrong crowd for that?More [10/02/2005 12:10:00]
Campion: The new officer, sir. He's gone.
General Woundwort: Bigwig.
Campion: He's wounded Sherbil, taken a crowd of the mark with him.
General Woundwort: Imbleer Frith. I'll blind him. I'LL BLIND HIM!More [12/06/2005 12:12:00]
I think any actor would agree that you can't replace theater. It's immediate. You have the energy of the crowd and every single night it's different.More [04/10/2006 12:04:00]
25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.More [04/12/2006 12:04:00]
That crowd standing before Pontius Pilate screaming for the head of Christ in no way convicts an entire race for the death of Jesus Christ any more than the actions of Mussolini condemn all Italians, or the heinous actions of Stalin condemn all Russians.More [05/16/2006 12:05:00]
“As soon as Andy played that opening lick, the crowd went bananas. Everyone was screaming and singing along with me. It was probably the most beautiful moment I've had on stage in my life.”More [06/20/2006 12:06:00]
“[After the viewing of the film, the crowd once again headed to The Fly for an after party. The atmosphere after the viewing was mellow and the crowd seemed to be reflecting on the film.] I enjoyed seeing the cars … and the love story was great, too, ... The movie was awesome!”More [07/25/2006 12:07:00]
I spent a lot of time worrying about whether I could handle the rigors of touring and facing a live crowd every night.More [07/27/2006 12:07:00]
And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
For me the march was a labor - a labor of love - but I was busy handing out flyers for the National Association of Black Social Workers, so I really wasn't standing in the crowd listening and observing. I was busy.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
It's never a good idea for a celebrity to sign autographs or take pictures if a crowd is gathering.More [10/23/2006 12:10:00]
You have a different crowd every night, so you should do a different show to suit them. I tailor the show to their mood.More [11/05/2006 12:11:00]
“That means a lot to me. She's the No. 1 player in the world. It makes me feel that I can compete against such good players and I can achieve my goal to be No. 1 one day. Playing against Lindsay here in New York with the crowd support for her...it wasn't an easy match. I think that I could stay true and finish that well, it really meant a lot to me.”More [11/13/2006 12:11:00]
“I think the crowd should get a video cassette of this match because it was a classic,”More [11/14/2006 12:11:00]
“I hit a shot. I turned away. The next thing I know, the crowd went silent, and I turned around and she's on the ground. I feel terrible for her.”More [11/15/2006 12:11:00]
What I really enjoy the most is seeing what the crowd likes. I enjoy making people laugh.More [12/03/2006 12:12:00]
“It's easy to present - out with a very, very rowdy crowd talking to the camera,”More [12/13/2006 12:12:00]
Lightning McQueen: In your dreams, Thunder.
Chick Hicks: Yeah, right. Thunder? What's he talkin' about, Thunder?
Lightning McQueen: Well, you know, because Thunder always comes after... Lightning!
[reporters crowd around McQueen]
Chick Hicks: [to his pitcrew] Who here knew about the Thunder thing?More [03/22/2007 12:03:00]
Caretaker: [Talking to crowd about the try outs] This is our chance to get a free shot at the guards!
Big Tony: And how are we going to do that?
Caretaker: Just show up at the tree-outs you big dumb bitch!
[Everyone laughs]More [04/04/2007 12:04:00]
[gay and straight protesters get a hearing from the Governor of South Park on gay marriage]
Governor: I believe that I might have come up with a compromise to this whole problem that will make everyone happy! People in the gay community want the same rights as married couples, but dissenters don't want the word "marriage" corrupted. So how about we let gay people get married, but call it something else?
[everyone listens quietly]
Governor: You homosexuals will have all the exact same rights as married couples, but, instead of referring to you as "married", you can be... butt buddies.
[long silence]
Governor: Instead of being "man and wife", you'll be... butt buddies. You won't be "betrothed", you'll be...
[makes quote with his fingers]
Governor: ... butt buddies. Get it? Instead of a "bride and groom", you'd be...
[makes quote with his fingers again]
Governor: ... butt buddies.
Mr. Slave: We wanna be treated equally!
Governor: You *are* equal. It's just that, instead of getting engaged, you would be... butt buddies. And everyone is happy!
Woman: [from the lesbian crowd] Well, what about lesbians?
Governor: Well, like anyone cares about fuckin' dykes!
[the crowd goes into an uproar]
Governor: [embarrassed] Oh, God, I was sure that would work.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
Man #1: [after a crowd tramples Kenny] Oh my God, I found a penny.
Man #2: You bastard.More [05/02/2007 12:05:00]
[Oscar has just prised his way out of a shark's jaw and is striking a manly pose for the crowds]
Oscar: Are you not entertained?
[the crowd cheers]
Oscar: You Can't Handle The Truth!
[the crowd cheers]
Oscar: You had me at hello!
[the crowd cheers]More [05/07/2007 12:05:00]
[Syndrome captures a fuel truck in mid-air with his zero-point energy beam]
Voice in crowd #1: The Supers have returned!
Voice in crowd #2: Is that Fironic?
Voice in crowd #3: Fironic?
Voice in crowd #4: No, Fironic has a different outfit!More [05/08/2007 12:05:00]
June Carter: [on stage w/John] We've got these people all revved up, John. Now c'mon, let's sing Jackson for 'em.
Johnny Cash: You've got me all revved up. Now I've asked you forty different ways and it's time you come up with a fresh answer.
June Carter: Please sing.
Johnny Cash: I'm asking you to marry me. I love you, June. Now I know I said and done a lotta things, that I hurt you, but I promise, I'll never do that again. I only want to take care of you. I will not leave you like that dutch boy with your finger in the dam.
June Carter: [shakes head]
Johnny Cash: You're my best friend. Marry me.
June Carter: [quietly] All right.
Johnny Cash: Yeah?
[They kiss & the crowd cheers]More [05/15/2007 12:05:00]
Rod Lane: [after tackling Glen on the lawn] He takes him down with only three yards to the goal line! The crowd goes wild!
Tina Gray: Rod, what the hell are you doing here?
Rod Lane: I just came to see you.
[Looks at Glen and Nancy]
Rod Lane: So what's going on here? An orgy or something?
Glen Lantz: Maybe a funeral, dickhead.
Nancy: [Putting Rod's flashing switchblade back in and giving it to him] It's just a sleepover, Rod. Glen didn't mean it. He was just kidding.
Rod Lane: [to Tina, with a smile] Did you see his face?
Glen Lantz: [Mimicking Rod with a face] Did you see his face?More [06/14/2007 12:06:00]
Abbot: We are here to witness the marriage, of Mervin, the Sheriff of...
[crowd snickers]
Abbot: Mervin? Your name is Mervin?
Sheriff of Rottingham: [over crowd laughing] Shut up! Shut up!
Abbot: OK... Mervin.
[crowd starts laughing again]More [06/27/2007 12:06:00]
Carl Spackler: This crowd has gone deadly silent, a Cinderella story outta nowhere. Former greenskeeper and now about to become the masters champion.More [07/05/2007 12:07:00]
The Wizard: He did not care any more... life and death... the same. Only that the crowd would be there to greet him with howls of lust and fury. He began to realize his sense of worth... he mattered. In time, his victories could not easily be counted... he was taken to the east, a great prize, where the war masters would teach him the deepest secrets. Language and writing were also made available, the poetry of Khitai, the philosophy of Sung; and he also came to know the pleasures of women, when he was bred to the finest stock. But, always, there remained the discipline of steel.More [07/12/2007 12:07:00]
Morpheus: [Morpheus addresses the people of Zion] Zion, hear me! It is true, what many of you have heard. The machines have gathered an army and as I speak, that army is drawing nearer to our home.
[the Zion crowd becomes louder]
Morpheus: Believe me when I say we have a difficult time ahead of us. But if we are to be prepared for it, we must first shed our fear of it. I stand here, before you now, truthfully unafraid. Why? Because I believe something you do not? No, I stand here without fear because I remember. I remember that I am here not because of the path that lies before me but because of the path that lies behind me. I remember that for 100 years we have fought these machines. I remember that for 100 years they have sent their armies to destroy us, and after a century of war I remember that which matters most... We are still here! Today, let us send a message to that army. TOnight, let us shake this cave. Tonight, let us tremble these halls of earth, steel, and stone, let us be heard from red core to black sky. Tonight, let us make them remember, THIS IS ZION AND WE ARE NOT AFRAID!More [07/13/2007 12:07:00]
Simon Seville: Have you guys been having any trouble along the way?
Janette Miller: Well, there was this guy...
[Brittany slaps her mouth shut]
Brittany Miller: We've had nothing but smooth sailing. And you?
Simon Seville: Well, actually, I get the feeling...
[Alvin slaps his mouth shut]
Alvin Seville: It's been a piece of cake. The only problem we have is crowd control. We're the hottest act in rock and roll. But you don't have that problem, do you?
Janette Miller: No.
Brittany Miller: Sure we do!
Alvin Seville: [Laughs] No, you don't.
Brittany Miller: All right, Mister Popularity! How much you want to bet we can out "rock and roll" you?
Simon Seville: We've got to keep these two apart!More [07/19/2007 12:07:00]
[Veronica sprays a crowd pelting Dante with cigarettes]
Veronica Loughran: All right, who's leading this mob?
Woolen Cap Smoker: [coughing] That guy.
Veronica Loughran: Hold it! Let's see some credentials. SLOWLY. You're a Chewley's Gum Representative? And you're what? Stirring up all this anti-smoking sentiment to sell more gum? GET OUT OF HERE! And you people, don't you have jobs to go to? Get out of here, go commute! Bunch of easily-led automatons. Try thinking for yourselves before you pelt an innocent man with cigarettes!
Woolen Cap Smoker: [approaches the counter] Uhhhh... pack of cigarettes?More [07/24/2007 12:07:00]
It was really exiting. The crowd was into itMore [07/26/2007 12:07:00]
Ryan Flynn: Have you been to the factory?
Grandpa Randolph: Sure. Joined the crowd once. Didn't jump of course.
Ryan Flynn: Yeah, I'm definitely not big on jumping. And I don't like that dust.
Grandpa Randolph: Can't blame you.
Ryan Flynn: Falling all that way? How do you know if you're ready?
Grandpa Randolph: I'm certainly no expert. I suppose it's different for everyone. Some folks probably dawdle around here quite a while trying to figure that out. Melanie for instance, she seems a bit of a dawdler.
Ryan Flynn: I don't mind dawdling if it means not having to jump. Hitting that floor looked awful painful.
Grandpa Randolph: Oh, you're afraid of a little pain? That's an overrated phobia.
Ryan Flynn: So what's it like? You know, dying?
Grandpa Randolph: [shrugs] I don't know.
Ryan Flynn: Well, you must. You're practically dead.
Grandpa Randolph: [sarcastically] Oh. Thank you. Thank you very very much.
Ryan Flynn: Well, it's gotta hurt.
Grandpa Randolph: Hurt? Life hurts, boy.More [08/09/2007 12:08:00]
Buggy Ding Dong: [as the crowd is chanting "Goodbye Moochie"] Goodbye Smoochy
[fires his sniper rifle]More [08/22/2007 12:08:00]
[Yzma is sleeping in a huge tent, while Kronk is in a tent so small it only covers his waist. Suddenly Kronk jerks awake]
Kronk: That peasant, at the diner!
[pause]
Kronk: He didn't pay his check.
[falls back asleep, but then jerks back up]
Kronk: He's the peasant who I saw leaving the city who disappeared into the crowd with Kuzco on the back of his cart. He must have taken him back to his village, so if we find the village, we find him, and if we find him, we find Kuzco. Oh, yeah, it's all comin' together. Yzma!
[runs into her tent]
Yzma: What?
Kronk: Aah!
[Yzma sits up and has goop all over her face, and cucumbers on her eyes]
Yzma: This had better be good!More [10/10/2007 12:10:00]
[Susan's invisibility has worn off and she's now standing in front of a crowd in her underwear]
Reed Richards: I see you've been working out.
Susan Storm: Shut up!More [10/30/2007 12:10:00]
Mr. Hand: [passing back exams] 'C', 'D', 'F'. 'F'. 'F'. For three weeks we have been talking about the Platt Amendment. It was passed in nineteen-hundred and six.
[notices Spicoli's seat is empty]
Mr. Hand: Where is Jeff Spicoli? I saw him earlier today, near the first floor bathrooms, is he still on campus? Anyone?
[Desmond raises hand]
Mr. Hand: Yes, Desmond?
Desmond: I saw him outside, near the food machines.
Mr. Hand: How long ago?
Desmond: Right before class.
Mr. Hand: All right. Bring him in.
[Desmond exits]
Mr. Hand: What is this fascination with truancy? What is it that gets inside of your heads? There are some teachers at this school who look the other way at truants. It's a little game you both play. They pretend they don't see you, and you pretend you don't ditch! Now, in the end, who pays the price? YOU!
[Desmond re-enters; Spicoli follows him. He has a bagel stuffed into crotch; with open shirt, barefoot, holding Vans]
Jeff Spicoli: [Desmond re-enters; Spicoli follows with bagel stuffed into crotch; with open shirt, barefoot, holding Vans] Wait a minute, there's no birthday party for me here! Hello, Mr. Hand.
Mr. Hand: What's the reason for your truancy?
Jeff Spicoli: Just couldn't make it on time.
Mr. Hand: You couldn't, or you wouldn't?
Jeff Spicoli: See, there was a full crowd at the food lines.
Mr. Hand: Food will be eaten on YOUR time. Why are you continuously late for this class, Mr. Spicoli? Why do you shamelessly waste my time like this?
Jeff Spicoli: [long pause, but then with complete truth in his answer] I don't know.
Mr. Hand: [Mr. Hand goes to blackboard and writes the words 'I Don't Know', then underlines them]
[reciting]
Mr. Hand: I like that. 'I Don't Know.' That's nice.
[imitating]
Mr. Hand: 'Mr. Hand, will I pass this class?' Gee, Mr. Spicoli, I don't know! You know what I'm going to do? I'm going to leave your words right up here for all my classes to enjoy, giving you full credit of course, Mr. Spicoli.
Jeff Spicoli: All right!More [11/01/2007 12:11:00]
Mr. Hand: Mr. Spicoli, what's your reason for your truancy?
Jeff Spicoli: I just couldn't make it on time.
Mr. Hand: You mean you couldn't or wouldn't?
Jeff Spicoli: Well, there's like a full crowd scene at the food line.
Mr. Hand: Food will be eaten on your time. Why are you continually late for this class, Mr. Spicoli? Why do shamelessly wasting my time like this?
Jeff Spicoli: Uh, uh... I don't know.More [11/01/2007 12:11:00]
Capt. Ross: Corporal Barnes, I hold here the Marine Corps Outline for Recruit Training. You're familiar with this book?
Cpl. Barnes: Yes, sir.
Capt. Ross: You've read it?
Cpl. Barnes: Yes, sir.
Capt. Ross: Good. Would you open it up to the chapter that deals with code reds, please?
Cpl. Barnes: Sir?
Capt. Ross: Just flip open to the page of the book that talks about code reds.
Cpl. Barnes: Well, sir code red is a term that we use, I mean, just down at Gitmo, I really don't think that...
Capt. Ross: Ah, we're in luck then. Standard Operating Procedures, Rifle Security Company, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. Now I assume we'll find the term code red and its definition in that book. Am I right?
Cpl. Barnes: No sir.
Capt. Ross: Coporal Barnes, I'm a Marine. Is there no book. No pamphlet or manual, no regulation or set of written orders or instructions that lets me know that, as a Marine, one of my duties is to perform code reds?
Cpl. Barnes: No sir. No book, sir.
Capt. Ross: No further questions.
[as Ross walks back to his table Kaffey takes the book out of his hand]
Kaffee: Corporal would you open this book up to the part that says that where the mess hall is.
Cpl. Barnes: Well, Lt Kaffey, that's not in the book either, sir.
Kaffee: You mean to say the entire time you've been at Gitmo you've never had a meal?
Cpl. Barnes: No, sir. Three squares a day, sir.
Kaffee: Well, I don't understand. How did you know where the mess hall was if it wasn't in this book?
Cpl. Barnes: I guess I just followed the crowd at chow time, sir.
Kaffee: Thanks. No more questions.More [11/05/2007 12:11:00]
‘Rock’ [music]. . . is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship. People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise, and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe.More [11/21/2007 12:11:00]
Clemmie Shreve: [after an accidental brush in a doorway during a party] Ooh, you're fresh... I like you! Sam?
Alfred Eaton: No, Alfred.
Clemmie Shreve: Are you going to make a pass at me, Alfred?
Alfred Eaton: You believe in long courtships, don't you?
Clemmie Shreve: Oh, who's got time? I'm only 19.
Alfred Eaton: What? Years or guys?
Clemmie Shreve: Nasty! C'mon, let's dance and crowd each other.
Alfred Eaton: Look, honey, I got a wooden leg. I better go fill it first.
Clemmie Shreve: Oh, you mean it's all over between us?
Alfred Eaton: Well, these things don't last forever.More [12/04/2007 12:12:00]

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