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As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, Let there be light, constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The profession of magician, is one of the most perilous and arduous specializations of the imagination. On the one hand there is the hostility of God and the police to be guarded against; on the other it is as difficult as music, as deep as poetry, as ingenious as stage-craft, as nervous as the manufacture of high explosives, and as delicate as the trade in narcotics.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The profession of a prostitute is the only career in which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice. It is the one calling in which at the beginning the only exertion is that of self-indulgence; all the prizes are at the commencement. It is the ever-new embodiment of the old fable of the sale of the soul to the Devil. The tempter offers wealth, comfort, excitement, but in return the victim must sell her soul, nor does the other party forget to exact his due to the uttermost farthing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People of genius do not excel in any profession because they work in it, they work in it because they excel.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Now a writer can make himself a nice career while he is alive by espousing a political cause, working for it, making a profession of believing in it, and if it wins he will be very well placed. All politics is a matter of working hard without reward, or with a living wage for a time, in the hope of booty later. A man can be a Fascist or a Communist and if his outfit gets in he can get to be an ambassador or have a million copies of his books printed by the Government or any of the other rewards the boys dream about.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is the profession of those who have neither trade nor art.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have to ask ourselves whether medicine is to remain a humanitarian and respected profession or a new but depersonalized science in the service of prolonging life rather than diminishing human suffering.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact. But I am prouder -- infinitely prouder -- to be a father. A soldier destroys in order to build; the father only builds, never destroys. The one has the potentiality of death; the other embodies creation and life. And while the hordes of death are mighty, the battalions of life are mightier still. It is my hope that my son, when I am gone, will remember me not from the battle field but in the home repeating with him our simple daily prayer, Our Father Who Art in Heaven.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My art and profession is to live.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lawyers -- a profession it is to disguise matters.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marsellus: You see, this profession is filled to the brim with unrealistic motherfuckers. Motherfuckers who thought their ass would age like wine. If you mean it turns to vinegar, it does. If you mean it gets better with age, it don't.More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.More [08/17/2005 12:08:00]
No wedding bells for me anymore. I've been happily married to my profession for years.More [03/20/2006 12:03:00]
Hardly any actor objects to press. It's a question of it being done in the way they like to see it done, meaning to get down to the serious interview what the profession is so we can reach out to the people to help them get along.More [05/10/2006 12:05:00]
Brett Rushton: Did you know your sister's opinion on artificially prolonging life?
Abby Brody: No
Brett Rushton: She was against it.
Abby Brody: Really?
Elizabeth Martinson: That was before! I'm totally for it now!
Brett Rushton: Honestly, most in our profession feel that way.
Elizabeth Martinson: Not me! I'm perfectly happy.More [04/19/2007 12:04:00]
[first lines]
Papa Elf: Oh, hello. You're, uh, you're probably here about the story. Elves love to tell stories. I-I'll bet you didn't know that about elves. There's, uh, probably a lot of things you didn't know about elves. Another, another interesting, uh, elfism, uh, there are only three jobs available to an elf. The first is making shoes at night while, you know, while the old cobbler sleeps.
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf: Lazy bum! Couldn't even make a clog!
Papa Elf: You can bake cookies in a tree. As you can imagine, it's, uh, dangerous having an oven in an oak tree during the dry season. But the third job, some call it, uh, "the show" or "the big dance," it's the profession that every elf aspires to. And that is to build toys in Santa's workshop.More [10/08/2007 12:10:00]
Ella: Oh, I forgot. The elfin restrictions Sir Edgar passed.
Slannen the Elf: No elf can be engaged in any profession other than singing, juggling or...
Ella, Slannen the Elf: ...tomfoolery.More [10/10/2007 12:10:00]
[Ed Wilson at his desk in his office, Phillip Allen opens the door]
Philip Allen: May I come in?
[Allen walks in, signals around, Ed starts bug countermeasures]
Philip Allen: You know I've never been in your office.
Edward Wilson: How was the fishing?
Philip Allen: It was a bad year. The water's too high.
[walks closer]
Philip Allen: I understand you wanted to give me the Operation Zapata list yourself. There isn't one, is there?
Edward Wilson: You know it was a silent operation.
Philip Allen: It wasn't silent enough.
[pause]
Philip Allen: I've been asked by the President to suggest who we no longer need with us.
[pause]
Philip Allen: Who would you recommend, Edward?
Edward Wilson: I serve at the pleasure of the director, Sir.
[Allen exhales loudly]
Edward Wilson: I'm just the gatekeeper.
Philip Allen: Why is it that people like us choose to serve for nickels a day in a profession that makes us constantly look over our shoulder to see who is watching us?
Edward Wilson: When will you make a decision?
Philip Allen: I serve at the discretion of the President of the United States. I will do what I think is best for the country.
[Turns around. Walks towards the door]
Philip Allen: It's important we find out who's responsible. Good night.
Edward Wilson: Good night.More [01/01/2008 12:01:00]
Mike Wallace: "Mike"? Try "Mr. Wallace." We work in the same corporation, doesn't mean we work in the same profession. What are you gonna do now? You gonna finesse me? Lawyer me some more? I've been in this profession fifty fucking years. You and the people you work for are destroying the most-respected, the highest-rated, the most-profitable show on this network!More [04/17/2008 12:04:00]
Mike Wallace: [after watching a preview of the "60 Minutes" Wigand interview that has been edited] Where's the rest? Where the hell's the rest?
[we see Lowell turning to see Mike shouting at the monitors in disbelief]
Mike Wallace: [to Eric Kluster] You cut it! You cut the guts out of what I SAID!
Eric Kluster: It was a time consideration, Mike.
Mike Wallace: Time? Bullshit! You corporate lackey! Who told you your incompetent little fingers had the requisite skills to edit me! I'm trying to band-aid a situation, here, and you're too dim to...
[Mike is suddenly interrupted by Helen Caperelli, who walks up to Wallace and Kluster]
Helen Caperelli: Mike... Mike... Mike...
Mike Wallace: [to Helen Caperelli] Mike?
[there is a long pause]
Mike Wallace: Mike? Try Mr. Wallace. We work in the same corporation doesn't mean we work in the same corporation. What are you gonna do now? You gonna finesse me? Lawyer me some more? I've been in this profession FIFTY FUCKING YEARS! You and the people you work for are destroying the most-respected, the highest-rated, the most-profitable show on this network!More [04/17/2008 12:04:00]
My mother and my father were teachers. My grandmother and my grandfather were teachers. This is something I really know about. Even when I was a kid, it was a profession my father couldn't stay in, because he couldn't make enough money.More [05/14/2008 12:05:00]
From that moment on I knew my profession in life was and has remained until today an actor's life.More [05/16/2008 12:05:00]
I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic.More [07/16/2008 12:07:00]
General Custer: A scout has a certain look... Kit Carson, for example. You look like... a muleskinner!
Jack Crabb: Uh, General I don't know anything about mules...
General Custer: Lieutenant, it's amazing how I can guess the profession of a man just by looking at him! Notice the bandy legs, the powerful arms. This man has spent years with mules. Isn't that right?
Jack Crabb: Uh, yes sir!
General Custer: Hire the muleskinner!More [07/27/2008 12:07:00]
But it is a hard, it's a hard profession teaching acting.More [08/17/2008 12:08:00]
Acting is the most brotherly and sisterly profession in the world.More [09/04/2008 12:09:00]
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
In any profession it gets to be a grind.More [10/08/2008 12:10:00]
Andriani:
The only way to resign from our profession is to die.

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Doc Murdoch:
Feels like you got a slug there, pardner. A .44?



Charlie:
Injun arrowhead. It don't bother me none.



Doc Murdoch:
You know, some members of the medical profession like to cut them things out. But I say, let 'em stay if it's that comfortable.

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Inspector:
In my profession there is neither good nor bad. There is innocence and guilt. That's all.

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The Viceroy:
I must say Macoco, you're very satisfying! The other members of your profession whom I've met officially looked more like bookkeepers than pirates, but you - ooo hooo hooo - you fill the eye.



Serafin:
Thank you.

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Peter Keating:
You can't hope to survive unless you learn how to compromise. Now, watch me! In just a few short years I'll shoot to the top of the architectural profession because I'm going to give the public what it wants.

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Emma Bovary:
You scoundrel!



Lheureux:
I beg your pardon?



Emma Bovary:
You monster!



Lheureux:
It's hardly becoming, Madame Bovary, for a woman of your character to start calling names. I've tolerated your conduct for too long. The things I've witnessed! The cheating, the lying, the insatiable greed! What ininquities! What sordid passions! Your child and husband deceived! All morals abandoned! Every loyalty forsworn while you indulged yourself with any man that came your way!



Emma Bovary:
Oh, dont! Please!



Lheureux:
And now you call me names. I am in the business of making money, Madame Bovvary, a recognized, honorable profession, a profession which I am confident bears public comparison with yours.

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Ed Hutcheson:
A profession is a performance for public good. That's why newspaper work is a profession

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[about Clint Tollinger]



Doc Hughes:
Always dresses in gray. Black would fit his profession better

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Doc Farrington:
I know that if a man has a compound fracture and a headache, you put on a tourniquet before you give him an aspirin.



Presiding Officer at the Court-Martial:
I repeat, the objection is sustained, however, I'd like to agree Doctor. If the medical profession were operated by trained legal minds, the human race would have died out shortly after Adam appeared.

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Lorenzo Alcazar:
Look, I know you and Sonny are old friends, but this is a long way from Bensonhurst, and he's grown up to be a killer.



Lois Cerullo-Ashton:
And what are you?



Lorenzo Alcazar:
The same, as I've tried to warn you. Sonny and I can be alike. I guess.



Lois Cerullo-Ashton:
Well, that much you got right. Yeah, you both waste your talent and gifts on a brutal, ugly profession that doesn't get you anything but money and an early death.



Lorenzo Alcazar:
You'd think it would work out that way, wouldn't you? But it's the people around me who keep dying - something else I happen to have in common with Sonny - although he still has some family left.

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Ostap Bender:
What kind of a profession is it anyway, the son of Lieutenant Schmidt?

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Alan:
Well last week, we showed you how to become a gynaecologist. And this week on "How to Do It" we're going to show you how to play the flute, how to split an atom, how to construct a box girder bridge, how to irrigate the Sahara Desert and make vast new areas of land cultivatable, but first, here's Jackie to tell you all how to rid the world of all known diseases.



Jackie:
Hello, Alan.



Alan:
Hello, Jackie.



Jackie:
Well, first of all, become a doctor and discover a marvellous cure for something, and then, when the medical profession really starts to take notice of you, you can jolly well tell them what to do and make sure they get everything right so there'll never be any diseases ever again.



Alan:
Thanks, Jackie, great idea. How to play the flute.


[produces a flute]



Alan:
Well here we are. You blow there and you move your fingers up and down here.



Noel:
Great, great, Alan. Well, next week we'll be showing you how black and white people can live together in peace and harmony, and Alan will be over in Moscow showing us how to reconcile the Russians and the Chinese. So until next week, cheerio!



All:
Bye!

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Woodward Lopeman:
Why do you work at it so hard proving you're a son-of-a-bitch.



Paris Pittman Jr.:
Because I am. It's my profession and I'm on top!

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Dr. Bart Keppel:
[voiceover narration for motivational film] Nothing can happen in this country until someone sells something. We are traditionally a nation of salesmen. But most importantly, we have turned salesmanship into a creative art. Salesmanship, a profession that has become a way of life, our most powerful weapon in the war of ideas and economies, a tribute to American creativity.

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Peregrine Devlin:
You did kill Larding and the others didn't you?



Edward Lionheart:
How many actors have you destroyed as you destroyed me? How many talented lives have you cut down with your glib attacks? What do you know of the blood, sweat and toil of a theatrical production? Of the dedication of the men and the women in the noblest profession of them all? How could you know you talentless fools who spew vitriol on the creative efforts of others because because you lack the ability to create yourselves! No Devlin, no! I did not kill Larding and the others. PUNISHED them my dear boy, punished them. Just as you shall have to be punished.



Peregrine Devlin:
Well get it over with then, just so you don't have to make me listen to that demented rubbish of yours. Go on, kill me then!

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Baron Frankenstein:
The medical profession would love to claim my achievement as part of their own and call it a giant stride forward of medicine. But they can't. It is a giant stride forward for me!

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Corrigan:
Would you mind telling me why we're traveling in circles?



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
In circles, sir?



Corrigan:
Yeah. A little while ago the waves were coming from the front of the ship, now they're coming from the side.



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
Well, it's that kind of sea, sir. North Atlantic, you know.



Corrigan:
A half hour ago the sun was on the port side, now it's on the starboard - is it that kind of sun?



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
They must be checking the steering gauge - just routine.



Corrigan:
Uh-huh. And about that explosion this morning?



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
Just blowing Number 2 Boiler, sir.



Corrigan:
Buddy, I am by profession a politician: the mayor of a rather large city, as a matter of fact.



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
Yes, sir?



Corrigan:
In my line of work you have to learn how to lie with remarkable precision. You also have to know how to recognize a lie when it bites you in the ass... and I have just been bitten.



3rd Officer Jim Hardy:
I'll, uh, convey your complaint to the captain, sir.

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[Redmond Barry sees a lone figure down the road, his back facing him]



Redmond Barry:
Excuse me, sir!


[Man turns around aiming dual pistols at Barry]



Captain Feeny:
Good morning again, young sir!


[a young man on horseback approaches and holds Barry up from behind with a pistol]



Captain Feeny:
Don't even think about it. Get down off that horse. Raise your hands high above your head, please. Come forward... stop. How do you do? I'm Captain Feeny.



Redmond Barry:
Captain Feeny?



Captain Feeny:
Captain Feeny at your service.



Redmond Barry:
THE Captain Feeny?



Captain Feeny:
None other. May I introduce you to my son, Seamus.



Seamus:
How do you do?



Redmond Barry:
How do you do?



Captain Feeny:
To whom have I the honor of speaking?



Redmond Barry:
My name's Redmond Barry.



Captain Feeny:
How do you do Mr. Barry? And now I'm afraid we must get on to the more regrettable stage of our brief acquaintance. Turn around, and keep your hands high above your head, please.


[Seamus frisks Barry and finds a pouch full of money]



Seamus:
There must be 20 guineas in gold here, father!



Captain Feeny:
Well, well, well. You seem to be a very well set up young gentleman, sir!



Redmond Barry:
Captain Feeny, that's all the money my mother had in the world. Mightn't I be allowed to keep it? I'm just one step ahead of the law myself. I killed and English officer in a duel, and I'm on my way to Dublin until things cool down.



Captain Feeny:
Mr. Barry, in my profession we hear many such stories. Yours is one of the most intriguing and touching I've heard in many weeks. Nevertheless, I'm afraid I cannot grant your request. But I'll tell you what I will do. I'll allow you to keep those fine pair of boots which in normal circumstances I would have for myself. The next town is only 5 miles away, and I suggest you now start walking.



Redmond Barry:
Mightn't I be allowed to keep my horse?



Captain Feeny:
I should like to oblige you, but with people like us, we must be able to travel faster than our clients. Good day, young sir.


[Barry soon is a few paces ahead of the robbers]



Captain Feeny:
You can put down your hands now, Mr. Barry!

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[first lines]


[two figures visible on the horizon prepare to duel. Three witnesses stand between them]



Second:
Gentlemen, cock your pistols! Gentlemen...



Narrator:
Barry's father...



Second:
...aim your pistols!



Narrator:
...had been bred, like many other young sons of a genteel family, to the profession of the law.



Second:
One!



Narrator:
And there is no doubt he would've...



Second:
Two!



Narrator:
...made an eminent figure in his profession...



Second:
Three!


[the two duelists fire at each other, one of them collapses]



Narrator:
...had he not been killed in a duel, which arose over the purchase of some horses.

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[last lines]



Narrator:
Utterly baffled and beaten, what was the lonely and broken-hearted man to do? He took the annuity and returned to Ireland with his mother to complete his recovery. Sometime later he travelled to the Continent. His life there, we have not the means of following accurately. But he appears to have resumed his former profession of a gambler without his former success. He never saw Lady Lyndon again.

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George Smiley:
I've been reviewing my situation in the last half-hour of hell, and I've come to a very grave decision. After a lifetime of living by my wits, and on my memory, I shall give myself up full-time to the profession of forgetting. I'm going to put an end to some emotional attachments with have long outlived their purpose. Namely the Circus, this house, my whole past. I shall sell up and buy a cottage, in the Cotswolds, I think. Steeple Aston sounds about right. Do I need overnight things?



Peter Guillam:
I'm not taking any.



George Smiley:
There I shall establish myself as a mild eccentric. Discursive, withdrawn, but posessing one or two lovable habits, such as muttering to myself as I bumble along innocent pavements. I shall become an oak of my own generation.

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