Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Beowulf: Quote for April 30, 2008

The time of heroes is dead. The Christ god has killed it, leaving humankind with nothing but weeping martyrs, fear and shame.
from: Beowulf (2007)
Ray Winstone acted as Beowulf

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Golda Meir: Quote for April 29, 2008

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!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Dr. James Kelloway: Quote for April 28, 2008

You know, when Apollo 17 landed on the Moon, people were calling up the networks and bitching because reruns of I Love Lucy were canceled. Reruns, for Christ's sake! I could understand if it was the new Lucy show. I mean, what the hell is a walk on the Moon? But reruns! Oh, geez! And then suddenly everybody started talking about how much everything cost. Was it really worth twenty billion to go to another planet? What about cancer? What about the slums? How much does it cost? How much does any dream cost?
from: Capricorn One (1978)
Hal Holbrook acted as Dr. James Kelloway

Sunday, April 27, 2008

George Carlin: Quote for April 27, 2008

Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Mahdi Muhammad Ahmed: Quote for April 26, 2008

Oh, my beloveds, in a vision the prophet Muhammad has instructed me. Let mountain and desert tremble, let cities shudder, and let the fat and the rich and the corrupt in far places mark this moment and turn in fear of all those miracles to come. And let none in all Islam, from this victorious hour, believe I am other than the expected one, the true Mahdi.
from: Khartoum (1966)
Laurence Olivier acted as Mahdi Muhammad Ahmed

Friday, April 25, 2008

Tim Berners-Lee: Quote for April 25, 2008

Customers need to be given control of their own data - not being tied into a certain manufacturer so that when there are problems they are always obliged to go back to them. IT professionals have a responsibility to understand the use of standards and the importance of making Web applications that work with any kind of device.

They need to take the view that data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Cardinal Ignatius Glick: Quote for April 24, 2008

Christ didn't come to Earth to give us the willies... He came to help us out. He was a booster. And it is with that take on our Lord in mind that we've come up with a new, more inspiring sigil. So it is with great pleasure that I present you with the first of many revamps the "Catholicism WOW. " campaign will unveil over the next year. I give you... The Buddy Christ.
from: Dogma (1999)
George Carlin acted as Cardinal Ignatius Glick

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Louis Pasteur: Quote for April 23, 2008

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

William Wilberforce: Quote for April 22, 2008

This is a slave ship, the Madagascar. It has just returned from the Indies where it delivered 200 men, women, and children to Jamaica. When it left Africa there were 600 on board. The rest died of disease or despair. That smell is the smell of death; slow, painful death. Remember that smell. Remember the Madagascar. Remember that God made men equal.
from: Amazing Grace (2006)
Ioan Gruffudd acted as William Wilberforce

Monday, April 21, 2008

Eckhart Tolle: Quote for April 21, 2008

Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sitting Bull: Quote for April 20, 2008

You teach our children the words of your God, "Be fruitful and multiply." But it seems these words are not meant for the Indian. For what kind of man would take a wife and have children he cannot feed? No Indian man. Not a Lakota, not an Arikara, not a Crow. You would have us cut off our balls and end our race right here on a patch of land on which nothing can live, and that will not happen! I have spoken.
August Schellenberg acted as Sitting Bull

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Harry Truman: Quote for April 19, 2008

The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. But that attack is only a warning of things to come. If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her war industries and, unfortunately, thousands of civilian lives will be lost. I urge Japanese civilians to leave industrial cities immediately, and save themselves from destruction.
from: Radio Speech to the Nation (August 9, 1945)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Robert M. Bowman: Quote for April 18, 2008

The truth about the IRAQ WAR is that it has nothing to do with weapons of mass destruction, or democracy, or freedom, or getting rid of Saddam Hussein, or protecting America or our allies. It has to do with MONEY, it has to do with OIL, and it has to do with RAW IMPERIAL POWER.
from: American Scholars Symposium (June 24, 2006)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI: Quote for April 17, 2008

How often we wish that God would make show himself stronger, that he would strike decisively, defeating evil and creating a better world. All ideologies of power justify themselves in exactly this way, they justify the destruction of whatever would stand in the way of progress and the liberation of humanity.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Professor Stephen Malley: Quote for April 16, 2008

If things are really bad, as bad as you say they are, if thousands of American troops are dead and more dying every day, probably as we speak, you tell me how can you enjoy the good life? Rome is burning, son! And the problem is not with the people that started this, they're past irredeemable. The problem is with us, all of us, who do nothing, who just fiddle and try to maneuver around the edges of the flame. And I'll tell you something, there are people out there, day to day, all over the world, that are fighting to make things better.
from: Lions for Lambs (2007)
Robert Redford acted as Professor Stephen Malley