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Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Actually if a writer needs a dictionary he should not write. He should have read the dictionary at least three times from beginning to end and then have loaned it to someone who needs it. There are only certain words which are valid and similes (bring me my dictionary) are like defective ammunition (the lowest thing I can think of at this time).More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
“Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.”More [09/13/2006 12:09:00]
Lieutenant Dewindt: FUBAR.
Private Reiben: FUBAR.
Sergeant Horvath: FUBAR.
Captain Miller: FUBAR
Private Jackson: Y'all got that right.
Corporal Upham: I looked up "fubar" in the German dictionary and there's no fubar in here.More [04/07/2007 12:04:00]
Gordon Gekko: This is the kid, calls me 59 days in a row, wants to be a player. There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence kid.More [05/16/2007 12:05:00]
Adrian Cronauer: [On Lt. Hauk] In the dictionary under "asshole" it says "See him."More [12/30/2007 12:12:00]
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soul.More [05/12/2008 12:05:00]
McKnight Bowl Bartender: So, you two are dictionary salesmen?
Roy: You would be punctilious in assuming that."More [06/04/2008 12:06:00]
William 'Bill' Sherman:
The University of Indiana. I'm a senior.



Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield:
Oh, it must be wonderful.



William 'Bill' Sherman:
It's a farce. All the fellas' are interested in is playing football and baseball, and women. Women and more women. Can you think of a bigger waste of time?



Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield:
What's wrong with baseball?



William 'Bill' Sherman:
Baseball! It's the national insanity. At a time like this when, when civilization is crumbling beneath our feet, our generation is playing baseball, and singing songs like...



Chorus:
[sings in the background] We were sailing along / On Moonlight Bay



William 'Bill' Sherman:
We were sailing along, on Moonlight Bay. Isn't that silly?



Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield:
I rather liked it.



William 'Bill' Sherman:
Have you heard the rest of it?


[sings]



William 'Bill' Sherman:
You have stolen her heart / Now, don't go away. As we sang love's old sweet song on Moonlight Bay.


[back to speaking]



William 'Bill' Sherman:
That musta been written by a man with a glass of beer in one hand and a rhyming dictionary in the other.



Marjorie 'Marjie' Winfield:
Oh, I think it's beautiful.

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John Michael Hardesty:
[Opening narration] Webster's International Dictionary defines murder as the unlawful taking of human life by another human being. On a November evening in 1955 the definition became obsolete. A mass murder was being planned.

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Annie Sullivan:
Disinter... disinterested... disinterested... where's discipline? What a dictionary this is. You have to know how something is spelt before you can look it up to see how it's spelt. Discipline... Huh. "Diskipline."

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Dr. Hans Reinhardt:
The word "impossible," Mr. Booth, is only found in the dictionary of fools.

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Wilmer Slade:
I'm here to make certain that you honor some of your fiduciary responsibilities.



Jack Shannon:
What, you get a dictionary for Christmas? Who sent you? Rodney?



Wilmer Slade:
You owe Rodney money, too?



Jack Shannon:
I owe everybody money.

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Kiswana:
Melanie, what help are you going to be to these people on Brewster while you're living hand-to-mouth on file-clerk jobs waiting for a revolution? You're wasting your talents, child.



Mrs. Browne:
Well, I don't think they're being wasted. At least I'm here in day-to-day contact with my people. What good would I be after four or five years of a lot of white brainwashing in some phony, prestige institution, huh? I'd be like you and Daddy and those other educated blacks sitting over there in Linden Hills with a terminal case of middle-class amnesia.



Mrs. Browne:
You don't have to live in a slum to be concerned about social conditions, Melanie. Your father and I have been charter members of the NAACP for the last twenty-five years.



Kiswana:
[rolling her eyes] Oh, God! THAT'S being concerned? That middle-of-the-road, Uncle Tom dumping ground for Black Republicans!



Mrs. Browne:
You can sneer all you want, young lady, but that organization has been working for black people since the turn of the century, and it's still working for them. Where are all those radical groups of yours that were going to put a Cadillac in every garage and Dick Gregory in the White House? I'll tell you where. They burned themselves out because they wanted too much too fast. Their goals weren't grounded in reality. And that's always been your problem.



Kiswana:
What do you mean, my problem? I know exactly what I'm about.



Mrs. Browne:
No, you don't. You constantly live in a fantasy world, always going to extremes, turning butterflies into eagles, and life isn't about that. It's accepting what is and working from that. Lord, I remember how worried you had me, putting all that lacquered hair spray on your head. I thought you were going to get lung cancer, trying to be what you're not.



Kiswana:
[in a frustrated tone] Oh, God, I can't take this anymore. Trying to be something I'm not, trying to be something I'm not, Mama? Trying to be proud of my heritage and the fact that I was of African descent. If that's being what I'm not then I say fine. But I'd rather be dead than be like you: a white man nigger who's ashamed of being black!



Mrs. Browne:
[grabs Kiswana and stares into her eyes, speaking fiercely] My grandmother was a full-blooded Iroquois, and my grandfather a free black from a long line of journeymen who had lived in Connecticut since the establishment of the colonies. And my father was a Bajan who came to this country as a cabin boy on a merchant mariner.



Kiswana:
[quietly] I know all that.



Mrs. Browne:
[squeezing Kiswana even tighter] Then, know this. I am alive because of the blood of proud people who never scraped or begged or apologized for what they were. They lived asking for only one thing of this world: to be allowed to be. And I learned through the blood of these people that black isn't beautiful and it isn't ugly; black is! It's not kinky hair and it's not straight hair; it just is. It broke my heart when you changed your name. I gave you my grandmother name, a woman who bore nine children and educated them all, who held off six white men with a shotgun when they tried to drag one of her sons to jail for 'not knowing his place.' Yet you needed to reach into an African dictionary to make you proud. When I brought my babies home from the hospital, my ebony son and my golden daughter, I swore before whatever gods would listen, those of my mother's people or those of my father's people, that I would use everything I had and could ever get to see that my children were prepared to meet this world on its own terms, so that on one could sell them short and make them ashamed of what they were or how they looked, whatever they were or however they looked. And Melanie, that's not being white or red or black. That's being a mother.

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Marcie:
Only $50?



Berzin:
Come on, Marcie! Cut me some slack, will you?



Marcie:
Slack? No, you find slack in the dictionary between "shit" and "syphilis".

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Rain:
I spent five days searching for the perfect word to describe the husband and that's when I came up with "apucious".



Gabe:
Apucious. I looked it up in the dictionary but I couldn't find it.



Rain:
Yeah, I know. I made it up.



Gabe:
Oh, really.



Rain:
Yeah. I thought it described him perfectly.

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Irmy:
I slept with one person for money. Does that makes me a whore?



Kleinmann:
No, only by the dictionary definition.

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Vince Larkin:
[to Sims] We pick up Mr. Cindino in Carson City. From then until the plane hits Alabama, we've got two hours to get him to talk. We got you a seat right next to him, and he's known to be somewhat garrulous in the company of thieves.



Duncan Malloy:
Garrulous? What the fuck is garrulous?



Vince Larkin:
That would be loquacious, verbose, effusive. How about "chatty"?



Duncan Malloy:
[to Devers] What's with Dictionary Boy?



Vince Larkin:
"Thesaurus Boy", I think, is more appropriate.

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Boss Paul Vitti:
Whoever did that thing to you-know-who, that good friend of mine, well they're trying to do that to me now. And I'm having a lot of feelings about that. And I'm trying to get some closure on that.



Primo:
What kind of feelings?



Boss Paul Vitti:
I'm very angry. I'm feeling very angry about that. I'm enraged. I'm feeling very, very mad about that.



Primo:
So why are you telling me?



Boss Paul Vitti:
Why am i telling you? Like you don't know nothing about it? You don't know nothing? What?



Primo:
I don't know what your talking about.



Boss Paul Vitti:
I'm just trying to, tell you about my feelings and that I'm angry, and that anger is a blocked wish. And I'm looking forward to seeing you next week at that thing. Then i can unblock that angered wish and then hopefully, hopefully you make one more move on me you motherfucker ill fucking cut your fucking balls off ill shove them up your fucking ass, ill fucking bury you, ill put ice picks in your eyes, ill chop your fucking eyeballs, ill send them to your fucking family so they can eat them for dessert. You understand me?



Primo:
Hey Paul



Boss Paul Vitti:
What?



Primo:
Fuck you



Boss Paul Vitti:
You Motherfucker!



Primo:
[to Moony] You get a dictionary and find out what this "closure" is. If that's what hes going to hit us with, i want to know what it is



Boss Paul Vitti:
[to Dr. Sobel] How was that?



Dr. Ben Sobel:
It was going great until the, cutting off of the balls and shoving it up his, ass. You know what i do when I'm mad? I hit a pillow. Just hit the pillow. See how you feel



Boss Paul Vitti:
[pulls out a gun and starts shooting the pillow] There's you fucking pillow.



Dr. Ben Sobel:
Feel better?



Boss Paul Vitti:
Yeah, I do



Dr. Ben Sobel:
Good

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[first lines]



Hunter Patch Adams:
All of life is a coming home. Salesmen, secretaries, coal miners, beekeepers, sword swallowers, all of us. All the restless hearts of the world, all trying to find a way home. It's hard to describe what I felt like then. Picture yourself walking for days in the driving snow; you don't even know you're walking in circles. The heaviness of your legs in the drifts, your shouts disappearing into the wind. How small you can feel, and how far away home can be.



Hunter Patch Adams:
Home. The dictionary defines it as both a place of origin and a goal or destination. And the storm? The storm was all in my mind. Or as the poet Dante put it: In the middle of the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, for I had lost the right path. Eventually I would find the right path, but in the most unlikely place.

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Tom:
Oh, what do you know about love?



Linda La Hughes:
I know it's in the dictionary between labia and lust.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Merton:
R-O-W-D-I-E! That is the way we spell rowdy! Funny, that's not how the dictionary spells it.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Penny Marshall:
Jackie's a diva.



Don Cornelius:
I think, if you look in the dictionary for the word "Diva," you'd probably see Jackie's picture.



Eva Marie Saint:
A diva is a very spoiled singer who lies... like Jackie.



Bruce Vilanch:
It's a larger-than-life creature who can turn on a dime... or on a friend.



Diahann Carroll:
It's a word that some gay man made up...



Howie Mandel:
What is a diva?



Ethyl Washington Rue Owens:
A dumb... ignorant... vicious--


[asshole bleeped out]



Ethyl Washington Rue Owens:
And if that's what Jackie calls herself, she's right.

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Matthew Barnes:
[on the phone] Mother. We are fine!



Linda Barnes:
No! No! You cannot use the word "fine" until we get you a dictionary and you learn the meaning of "fine" 'cause you confuse it with the word "fucked." We are "fucked" my friend. Not "fine." Fucked.

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Young Sean:
Dad, can I have an Evel Knieval stunt cycle for Christmas?



Walt:
No. You are not getting Evel Knieval. You're getting pants and a yo-yo. And you better act surprised!



Eddie:
[Back to present day] I remember that Christmas. I got a dictionary and a vest.



Sean:
At least you didn't get beamed with a yo-yo for not acting surprised.

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Liberty:
Some advice: Find a dictionary and look up "pathetic".

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[Adam has mistaken the definition of moor]



Reed Martin:
We left Adam on his own to research this play. Apparently, he looked up "moor" in the dictionary and thought it was where you tie up boats.



Adam Long:
That's what it told me it is, man!



Austin Tichenor:
Which, in the course of this context is completely ridiculous, because, you see, in the 16th Century, the word moor referred to a black person.


[Adam looks at both of them]



Adam Long:
I feel like such a dork.



Austin Tichenor:
Yeah, well, go with the feeling.

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He who reaches the end of a road needs it no longer, and the road is not given to him any
more. /Milorad Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars/More [07/03/2011 08:07:39]
A ab ... What a great word descent can obliterate the successful scaling of a mountain.
/Milorad Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars/More [07/03/2011 08:07:07]
Because in dreams the past, forever captured within itself, gains freedom and new promise. /Milorad Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars/More [07/03/2011 08:07:27]
You tell me that I dream of an inky night and that only in your reality is there
moonlight. /Milorad Pavic, Dictionary of the Khazars/More [07/03/2011 08:07:54]
Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. "The scholars" he answered , "are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science".
Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994) More [10/05/2011 09:10:01]
My pet peeve and my goal in life is to somehow get an adjective for 'integrity' in the dictionary. 'Truthful' doesn't really cover it, or 'genuine.' It should be like 'integritus.'More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Poetry consists in a rhyming dictionary and things seen.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Facts are not science - as the dictionary is not literature.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A great memory does not make a mind, any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A dictionary is a book that you can reread without end: you still can not remember everything.More [03/19/2018 10:03:46]
I was born ostentatious. They will list my name in the dictionary someday. They will use 'Imeldific' to mean ostentatious extravagance.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I thought girls would be impressed because I had read a big dictionary. I guess I thought it would get their attention when I told them I was sesquipedalian. One look down at my feet usually dispelled the deception though.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I need no dictionary of quotations to remind me that the eyes are the windows of the soulMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The word "impossible" is not in my dictionary.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A great memory is never made synonymous with wisdom, any more than a dictionary would be called a treatise.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. •Vince Lombardi or •Donald Kendall My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. •Indira Gandhi I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. •Douglas Adams There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. •William Bennett The world is full of willing peoMore [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The much vaunted male logic isn't logical, because they display prejudices -- against half the human race -- that are considered prejudices according to any dictionary definition.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The perfect going-away gift for a college student-athlete. A dictionary.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe what he's meant to Cecil Community College men's basketball. He's been a marked man his whole career here, but nothing phases him. He still performs at the highest level.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The mother said, 'They call your son a hero, and my son is a hero,' ... I said, 'I know, but I just can't see it that way.' She said, 'I looked it up in the dictionary and a hero is an ordinary person doing an extraordinary job.' So I guess that's true.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
And let a scholar all earth's volumes carry, he will be but a walking dictionary: a mere articulate clock.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Trickle-down theories do not address the legitimate aspirations of the poor. We must lift those at the bottom so that poverty is erased from the dictionary of modern India.More [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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