Friday, February 29, 2008

Clifford Irving: Quote for February 29, 2008

When your rival is powerful, find an opportunity, create a crisis for him. Instead of taking short term advantage, save the day for him! Nothing confuses a man more than a kind gesture from his enemy; nothing renders him more vulnerable.

from: The Hoax (2006)

-- Clifford Irving

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

William F. Buckley: Quote for February 28, 2008

We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face that majority down.

-- William F. Buckley


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Stanley Kubrick: Quote for February 27, 2008

Any time you take a chance you better be sure the rewards are worth the risk because they can put you away just as fast for a ten dollar heist as they can for a million dollar job.

-- Stanley Kubrick


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Martin Howe: Quote for February 26, 2008

People got to talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it. Maybe because, down deep, they don't care. They just don't care.

from: High Noon (1952)

-- Martin Howe

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Sigmund Freud: Quote for February 25, 2008

America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success.

-- Sigmund Freud


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Corrine Whitman: Quote for February 24, 2008

The United States does not torture, Douglas. Let me tell you something, this is how this works. You worry about getting the information, and I will worry on whether the information you get is helpful, OK. You focus on the job.

from: Rendition (2007)

-- Corrine Whitman

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

James Clerk Maxwell: Quote for February 23, 2008

The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.

-- James Clerk Maxwell


Friday, February 22, 2008

Gary Winston: Quote for February 22, 2008

The question really is how many of the people you share your discoveries with will be altruistic, and how many will make fortunes because of your generosity.

from: Antitrust (2001)

-- Gary Winston

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lewis Carroll: Quote for February 21, 2008

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

-- Lewis Carroll


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Harvey Pekar: Quote for February 20, 2008

Man, old Jewish ladies will argue forever with a cashier about anything. You get behind them in line and you're gonna wait forever, man.

from: American Splendor (2003)

-- Harvey Pekar

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Quote for February 19, 2008

Depend upon it. There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.

-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Monday, February 18, 2008

Larry White: Quote for February 18, 2008

We now believe that genes don't just control the way we look but also how think, and how we act, and how we feel. So, when people mess with mother nature, look out! Because pollutants can change us, and not just chemical and biological ones, cultural ones as well.

from: The Last Mimzy (2007)

-- Larry White

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Today's quote has a new feature. Instead of movie quotes having a sound byte, I've decided to add a video clip instead, where possible. The resolution of the clip is enough to work well with low end DSL. I hope that with this feature, you'll be able to better understand what the quoter is trying to convey.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Carl Jung: Quote for February 17, 2008

Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

-- Carl Jung