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We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity - romantic love and gunpowder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He bade me observe it, and I should always find, that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind; but that the middle station had the fewest disasters.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The people of your century no longer require the service of composers. A composer is as useful to a person in a jogging suit as a dinsoaur turd in the middle of his runway.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything: the young know everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In politics the middle way is none at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As far as many statistical series that are related to activities of mankind are concerned, the date that divides human history into two equal parts is well within living memory. The world of today is as different from the world I was born in as that world was from Julius Caesar s. I was born in the middle of human history, to date, roughly. Almost as much has happened since I was born as happened before.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Of the creative spirits that flourished in Concord, Massachusetts, during the middle of the nineteenth century, it might be said that Hawthorne loved men but felt estranged from them, Emerson loved ideas even more than men, and Thoreau loved himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Those Romans who perpetrated the rape of the Sabines, for example, did not work themselves up for the deed by screening Debbie Does Dallas, and the monkish types who burned a million or so witches in the Middle Ages had almost certainly not come across Boobs and Buns or related periodicals.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The problem lay buried, unspoken for many years in the minds of American women. It was a strange stirring, a sense of dissatisfaction, a yearning that women suffered in the middle of the twentieth century in the United States. Each suburban housewife struggled with it alone. As she made the beds, shopped for groceries, matched slipcover material, ate peanut butter sandwiches with her children, chauffeured Cub Scouts and Brownies, lay beside her husband at night, she was afraid to ask even of herself the silent question: Is this all?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People with a culture of poverty suffer much less from repression than we of the middle class suffer and indeed, if I may make the suggestion with due qualification, they often have a hell of a lot more fun than we have.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The contented and economically comfortable have a very discriminating view of government. Nobody is ever indignant about bailing out failed banks and failed savings and loans associations. But when taxes must be paid for the lower middle class and poor, the government assumes an aspect of wickedness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a time of life somewhere between the sullen fugues of adolescence and the retrenchments of middle age when human nature becomes so absolutely absorbing one wants to be in the city constantly, even at the height of summer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You want to hear about insanity? I was found running naked through the jungles in Mexico. At the Mexico City airport, I decided I was in the middle of a movie and walked out on the wing on takeoff. My body... my liver... okay, my brain... went.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The further jazz moves away from the stark blue continuum and the collective realities of Afro-American and American life, the more it moves into academic concert-hall lifelessness, which can be replicated by any middle class showing off its music lessons.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lately... Americans have begun to understand that trouble does not start somewhere on the other side of town. It seems to originate inside the absolute middle of the homemade cherry pie. In our history, the state has failed to respond to the weak. You could be white, male, Presbyterian and heterosexual besides, but if you get fired or if you get sick tomorrow, you might as well be Black, for all the state will want to hear from you.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
From the middle of life onward, only he remains vitally alive who is ready to die with life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity -- gunpowder and romantic love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
God incarnate is the end of fear; and the heart that realizes that He is in the midst... will be quiet in the middle of alarm.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The middle station is the most secure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For a Jewish Puritan of the middle class, the novel is serious, the novel is work, the novel is conscientious application -- why, the novel is practically the retail business all over again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own acres of diamonds.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the middle ages people were tourists because of their religion, whereas now they are tourists because tourism is their religion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest -- usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation -- and in a family of peasants, where the average comfort is just over penury, the gifted son sinks also, and is soon a tramp on the roadside.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Youth gets together with their materials to build a bridge to the moon or maybe a palace on earth; then in middle age they decide to build a woodshed with them instead.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Born often under another sky, placed in the middle of an always moving scene, himself driven by the irresistible torrent which draws all about him, the American has no time to tie himself to anything, he grows accustomed only to change, and ends by regarding it as the natural state of man. He feels the need of it, more he loves it; for the instability; instead of meaning disaster to him, seems to give birth only to miracles all about him.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination which gives immortality to conversation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Looking back over a decade one sees the ideal of a university become a myth, a vision, a meadow lark among the smoke stacks. Yet perhaps it is there at Princeton, only more elusive than under the skies of the Prussian Rhineland or Oxfordshire; or perhaps some men come upon it suddenly and possess it, while others wander forever outside. Even these seek in vain through middle age for any corner of the republic that preserves so much of what is fair, gracious, charming and honorable in American life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Religion is like holding on to a rock in the middle of a raging river; faith is learning how to swim.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Generally young men are regarded as radicals. This is a popular misconception. The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates. The radicals are the men past middle life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
[after being dropped into the middle of the ocean]
Ace Ventura: I am NOT an amphibian! I am a human being! More [07/16/2005 12:07:00]
There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid.More [07/21/2005 12:07:00]
Young Allie: [lying in the middle of the street] What happens if a car comes?
Young Noah: We die.More [07/13/2005 12:07:00]
Reuben: You guys are pros. The best. I'm sure you can make it out of the casino. Of course, lest we forget, once you're out the front door, you're still in the middle of the fucking desert! More [07/07/2005 12:07:00]
Austin Powers: Actually, my name is Austin Powers. Danger is my middle name.More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Kelly Foster: [after Paul turns up on Kelly's doorstep] Paul? Come on, my mum will freak!
Paul: Kelly, Kelly, Kelly! Anyone would think you didn't want me here. That's not true is it?
Kelly Foster: No!... Don't be daft... It's just that...
Paul: [grabbing Kelly by the arms and pulling her towards him] BECAUSE THAT JUST WOULDN'T BE POLITE NOW WOULD IT? ESPECIALLY COZ YOU JUST CREPT AWAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, AFTER EVERYTHING I DID FOR YOU...More [08/13/2005 12:08:00]
Bobby Darin: It's OK, I'm not gonna hurt you. Watch. My momma used to tell me a story when I was a kid that in the Middle Ages, one of the knights in King Arthur's court, he laid down his sword between himself and Guinevere, and he promised that he would never cross over to the other side of the bed.
Sandra Dee: Really?
Bobby Darin: I am laying down this sword between us. That's my side of the bed, and that's yours, and I will never cross over. Ever. I don't care if we don't touch for a thousand nights. Only you can cross over to my side. Only you.More [08/20/2005 12:08:00]
Ron Burgundy: [singing] Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight / Gonna grab some afternoon delight / My motto's always been, "When it's right, it's right" / Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night?
Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Brick Tamland: [singing] When everything's a little clearer in the light of day / And we know the night is always gonna be there anyway.
Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland: [singing] Thinkin' of you's workin' up my appetite / Looking forward to a little afternoon delight / Rubbin' sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite / And the thought of lovin' you is getting so exciting.
Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Brick Tamland: [singing] Sky rockets in flight / Afternoon delight.
Ron Burgundy: You guys have it, I think.
Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Brick Tamland: [singing] Afternoon delight.
Champ Kind: I don't know Ron, That sounds kinda crazy.
Brian Fantana: Sounds like you have mental problems, man.
Brick Tamland: Yeah you got mental problems, man.
Brian Fantana: Yeah, he really does.
Brick Tamland: Man.
Ron Burgundy, Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Brick Tamland: [singing] Afternoon delight.More [08/28/2005 12:08:00]
Jeremy Grey: Oh, that's great? Why don't you feed me to the lions? Step on my head when I am drowning.
John Beckwith: What?
Jeremy Grey: What do you mean what? What a great friend. John, you have a wedding and a reception to seal the deal. There's no overtime.
John Beckwith: No overtime. Yeah, well what about the Chang wedding three years ago. 2 am in the middle of the night. You drag me to watch some chick play Mah-Jongg with her grandmother? In a retirement home.
Jeremy Grey: Completely different situation. She was a very family-oriented girl. They are all very family-oriented.
John Beckwith: Yeah.
Jeremy Grey: That was my first Asian!More [08/29/2005 12:08:00]
Deb: Okay, turn you head on more of a slant...
[all three turn their heads in a slant]
Deb: Now, make a fist. Slowly ease it up underneath your chin.
[All three slowly ease up fists under their chins]
Deb: This is looking really good.
Kip: You can say that again.
[Uncle Rico acknowledges]
Deb: Kay, hold still right there. Now, just imagine you're weightless, in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by tiny little seahorses.
[Uncle Rico pictures it and give a gleaming look at the camera]
Deb: [takes the picture] That was one that I think is gonna come out really nice.
Uncle Rico: Ah, how you did it... wow... well I felt really relaxed. Thanks Deb.
[Uncle Rico puts his fist down, then swats a fly]
Uncle Rico: You're up Kip.
Kip: Is there some kind of vest that I can wear?More [08/31/2005 12:08:00]
Forrest Gump: I'm sorry I had to fight in the middle of your Black Panther party.More [09/08/2005 12:09:00]
Tyler Durden: Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.More [09/09/2005 12:09:00]
Terry: Did you know you're standing precisely in the middle of the dance floor?
Sam: Terry? *You're* Nomad?
Terry: Indeed. I have traveled through time and space to find you.
Terry: Now, join me in the mating dance of Zion!More [09/27/2005 12:09:00]
Martti: Who took my pencil? Antti, you know in China a fruit monger can leave his cart in the middle of a square overnight and when he comes back in the morning, not a single fruit will be missing. If one of you should ever finish school, I hope the one grasps the nobility of art.More [10/16/2005 12:10:00]
Magneto: Does it ever wake you in the middle of the night? The feeling that one day they will pass that foolish law or one just like it and come for you? And your children?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: It does indeed.
Magneto: What do you do, when you wake up to that?
Prof. Charles Francis Xavier: I feel a great swell of pity for the poor fool who comes to that school... looking for trouble.More [10/17/2005 12:10:00]

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