Saturday, January 31, 2009

Daryl Van Horne: Quote for January 31, 2009

You don't think God makes mistakes? Of course He does. We ALL make mistakes. Of course, when WE make mistakes they call it evil. When GOD makes mistakes, they call it... nature. So whaddya think? Women... a mistake... or DID HE DO IT TO US ON PURPOSE?
Jack Nicholson acted as Daryl Van Horne

Friday, January 30, 2009

John Updike: Quote for January 30, 2009

The Founding Fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called an education.
John Updike (18 March 1932 - 27 January 2009)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Quote for
January 29, 2009

The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines and then you will be in a world of shit because marines are not allowed to die without permission.
from: Full Metal Jacket (1987)
R. Lee Ermey acted as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Presidents: Quote for January 28, 2009

When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again.

Bill Clinton

When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point.

Barak Obama

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bruno Stachel: Quote for January 27, 2009

Chivalry? To kill a man, then make a ritual out of saluting him - that's hypocrisy. They kill me, I don't want anyone to salute.
from: The Blue Max (1966)
George Peppard acted as Bruno Stachel
Jeremy Kemp appeared in this clip acting as Willie von Klugerman.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Nikita Khruschev: Quote for January 26, 2009

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Lois Lane: Quote for January 25, 2009

Why are you here. There must be a reason for you to be here.

Superman: Yes, I'm here to fight for truth, justice, and the American way.

You're going to wind up fighting every elected official in this country.
from: Superman (1978)
Margot Kidder acted as Lois Lane
Christopher Reeve acting as Superman is also featured in this clip.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quote for January 24, 2009

Be calm, only by a clam consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together - Be calm - love me - today - yesterday - what tearful longings for you - you - you - my life - my all - farewell. Oh continue to love me - never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever thine
ever mine
ever ours

from: Beethoven's letters to his "Immortal Beloved" (1812)
Click here to read the actual letters that Beethoven wrote to his mysterious "Immortal Beloved."

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bernie LaPlante: Quote for January 23, 2009

But what you gotta do is you gotta look out for number-one. It sounds harsh, but its a Goddamn, excuse-the-vulgarity, jungle out there. That's why you've got to keep a low profile, right! A low profile!
from: Hero (1992)
Dustin Hoffman acted as Bernie LaPlante
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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Spinoza: Quote for January 22, 2009

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

King Leonidas: Quote for January 21, 2009

Xerxes: There will be no glory in your sacrifice. I will erase even the memory of Sparta from the histories! Every piece of Greek parchment shall be burned. Every Greek historian, and every scribe shall have their eyes pulled out, and their tongues cut from their mouths. Why, uttering the very name of Sparta, or Leonidas, will be punishable by death! The world will never know you existed at all!

The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant, that few stood against many, and before this battle was over, even a god-king can bleed.
from: 300 (2006)
Gerard Butler acted as King Leonidas
In this clip Rodrigo Santoro acted as Xerxes.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Abraham Lincoln: Quote for January 20, 2009

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
To read the entire text of Abraham Lincoln's inauguration speeches click on the links below:
Lincoln's First Inaugural Address,
Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address,

Monday, January 19, 2009

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Quote for January 19, 2009

Socialism seeks to reduce human personality to its most primitive levels and to extinguish the highest, most complex, and "God-like" aspects of human individuality. And even equality itself, that powerful appeal and great promise of socialists throughout the ages, turns out to signify not equality of rights, of opportunities, and of external conditions, but equality qua identity, equality seen as the movement of variety toward uniformity.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Alan Squier: Quote for January 18, 2009

Any woman's worth everything that any man has to give: anguish, ecstasy, faith, jealousy, love, hatred, life or death. Don't you see that's the whole excuse for our existence? It's what makes the whole thing possible and tolerable.
Leslie Howard acted as Alan Squier