Saturday, October 31, 2009

Conal Cochran: Quote for October 31, 2009

It was the start of the year in our old Celtic lands, and we'd be waiting in our houses of wattles and clay. The barriers would be down, you see, between the real and the unreal, and the dead might be looking in, to sit by our fires of turf ...Halloween... the festival of Samhain! The last great one took place three thousand years ago, when the hills ran red with the blood of animals and children ...Sacrifices... It was part of our world... our craft... Witchcraft... To us, it was a way of controlling our environment. It's not so different now... It's time again.
Dan O'Herlihy acted as Conal Cochran
Tom Atkins appears in this clip acting as Dr. Dan Challis.


Friday, October 30, 2009

Hashmi Bey: Quote for October 30, 2009

Thou mighty Prince of Egypt. Son of the Pharaoh of Pharaoh's. Gaze down upon the humblest of thy humble servants who has transgressed against thee and heaped ridicule upon thy head. May the memory of my ancestors be erased forever and the memory of my unworthy self remain only in the minds of vermin and the deceased creatures of the Earth. I, who have committed the unforgivable and allied myself with desecrators and nonbelievers implore thee to destroy my body painfully and my soul will pay penance through all eternity.
George Pastell acted as Hashmi Bey
Dickie Qwen appears in this clip acting as the Mummy.
Ronald Howard appears in this clip acting as John Bray.
John Paul appears in this clip acting as Inspector Mackenzie.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Count Dracula: Quote for October 29, 2009

Prof. Van Helsing (showing Count Dracula the mirror in the cigarette case): Look.
Count Dracula smashes the cigarette case.

Considering that you have not yet lived even a single lifetime, you are a wise man, Professor.
from: Spanish Dracula (1931)
Carlos Villarias acted as Count Dracula
Eduardo Arozamena appears in this clip acting as Prof. Van Helsing.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Doctor Phibes: Quote for October 28, 2009

Within twenty-four hours, my work will be finished, and then, my precious jewel, I will join you in your setting. We shall be reunited forever in a secluded corner of the great Elysian field of the beautiful beyond!
Vincent Price acted as Doctor Phibes

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nero: Quote for October 27, 2009

Burn Rome! Burn!
If in the melancholy shades below
The flames of friends and lovers cease to glow.
Yet mine shall sacred last, mine undecay'd.
Burn on through death and animate my shade.
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Haaa!
-- Nero
Charles Laughton acted as Nero
Compare this version of Nero's song with Peter Ustinov's version in the 1951 film Quo Vadis.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Charles Darwin: Quote for October 26, 2009

With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination; we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed, and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Captain Picard: Quote for October 25, 2009

Dreaming about the time he was assimilated by the Borg.
I am Locutus of Borg. Resistance is futile.
Patrick Stewart acted as Captain Picard

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bill Gates: Quote for October 24, 2009

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Norman Solomon: Quote for October 23, 2009

I think fear is definitely powerful. And the antidote to fear has been pedaled as the military fist that Uncle Sam can keep swinging to keep adversaries at bay. Many people around the world have much more reason to be fearful than Americans in terms of their own physical well-being. And yet our national narcissism is cranked up to such an extent that, with a straight face, media outlets could say that 9/11 changed everything everywhere. We are the world. Our pain dwarfs the pain of anybody else. And so our fear must trump anybody else's fears, which are often simply unrecognized in media.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Samuel Johnson: Quote for October 22, 2009

It is wonderful that five thousand years have now elapsed since the creation of the world, and still it is undecided whether or not there has ever been an instance of the spirit of any person appearing after death. All argument is against it; but all belief is for it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quote for October 21, 2009

Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jim Morrison: Quote for October 20, 2009

I wouldn't mind dying in a plane crash. It'd be a good way to go. I don't want to die in my sleep, or of old age, or OD... I want to feel what it's like. I want to taste it, hear it, smell it. Death is only going to happen to you once; I don't want to miss it.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Agatha Christie: Quote for October 19, 2009

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ted Kaczynski: Quote for October 18, 2009

If anyone still imagines that it would be possible to reform the system in such a way as to protect freedom from technology, let him consider how clumsily and for the most part unsuccessfully our society has dealt with other social problems that are far more simple and straightforward. Among other things, the system has failed to stop environmental degradation, political corruption, drug trafficking or domestic abuse.
from: Paragraph 136 - The Unabomber Manisto(1995)