Tidbits & Quotes: September 2005


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I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Edith Sitwell

Posted Sep 26, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.

H. P. Lovecraft

Posted Sep 25, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

What makes a man a man, a friend of mine once asked. It's the choices he makes. Not how he starts things, but how he finishes them.

From the movie "Hellboy"

Posted Sep 22, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

He knows a hero when he sees one. Too few characters out there, flying around like that, saving old girls like me. And Lord knows, kids like Henry need a hero. Courageous, self-sacrificing people. Setting examples for all of us. Everybody loves a hero. People line up for them, cheer them, scream their names. And years later, they'll tell how they stood in the rain for hours just to get a glimpse of the one who taught them how to hold on a second longer. I believe there's a hero in all of us, that keeps us honest, gives us strength, makes us noble, and finally allows us to die with pride, even though sometimes we have to be steady, and give up the thing we want the most. Even our dreams.

From the movie "Spider-Man 2"

Posted Sep 20, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Terrorist states, Stanley. Someone must bring their war to them. They bomb a church, we bomb 10. They hijack a plane, we take out an airport. They execute an American tourist, we tactically nuke an entire city. Our job is to make terrorism so horrific that is becomes unthinkable to attack Americans.

From the movie "Swordfish"

Posted Sep 19, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Yesterday the Greeks underestimated us. We should not return the favor.

From the movie "Troy"

Posted Sep 17, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Achilles: You're still my enemy in the morning.
Priam: You're still my enemy tonight. But even enemies can show respect.

From the movie "Troy"

Posted Sep 15, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Before my time is done I will look down on your corpse and smile.

From the movie "Troy"

Posted Sep 14, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

All of my life I have lived by a code and the code is simple: honor the gods, love your woman and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!

From the movie "Troy"

Posted Sep 13, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Messenger Boy: Are the stories true? They say your mother was an immortal godess. They say you can't be killed.
Achilles: I wouldn't be bothering with the shield then, would I?
Messenger Boy: The Thesselonian you're fighting... he's the biggest man I've ever seen. I wouldn't want to fight him.
Achilles: Thats why no-one will remember your name.

From the movie "Troy"

Posted Sep 12, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.

G. K. Chesterton

Posted Sep 10, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

Hellboy: Hey Myers, you're a talker. What's a good word, a solid word for "need"?
John Myers: Well, "need" is a good, solid word.
Hellboy: Nah. Too needy.

From the movie "Hellboy"

Posted Sep 09, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

You should be running.

From the movie "Hellboy"

Posted Sep 07, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous.

Bill Moyers

Found here

Posted Sep 06, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

I want the fairy tale.

From the movie "Pretty Woman"

Posted Sep 05, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV

The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.

G. K. Chesterton

Posted Sep 02, 2005 | # | Category: Quotations

I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad.

From the movie "Sin City"

Posted Sep 01, 2005 | # | Category: Movies & TV


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