Monday, January 26, 2009

David Hackett Fischer Quotes

"Many pundits today are in the habit of misquoting Santayana's epigram, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Maybe some people have come to grief this way, but they are probably fewer than those who have fallen into the opposite error. "One is apt to perish in politics from too much memory," Tocqueville wrote somewhere, with equal truth and greater insight."-David Hackett Fischer, Historians' Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought, 1970

Brian W. Aldiss Quotes

"Writers must fortify themselves with pride and egotism as best they can. The process is analogous to using sandbags and loose timbers to protect a house against flood. Writers are vulnerable creatures like anyone else. For what do they have in reality? Not sandbags, not timbers. Just a flimsy reputation and a name."-Brian W. Aldiss

Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort Quotes

"It is said of a lonely man that he does not appreciate the life of society. This is like saying he hates hiking because he dislikes walking in thick forest on a dark night."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"The most wasted day of all is that during which we have not laughed."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"What I learned I no longer know; the little I still know, I guessed."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"Once we have resolved only to see those who will treat us morally and virtuously, reasonably and truthfully, without treating conventions, vanities and ceremonials as anything other than props of polite society, we will have to live more or less on our own."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort

"Most anthologists of quotations are like those who eat cherries or oysters; first picking the best ones and winding up by eating everything."-Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Maxims, 1825

John Lancaster Spalding Quotes

"As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape."-John Lancaster Spalding, Aphorisms and Reflections

Henri Poincare Quotes

"To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."-Henri Poincare

William Kammeraad-Campbell Quotes

"A level of despair is reached, where people are willing to die to punish their tormentors."-William Kammeraad-Campbell, a retired Miami University professor of political science

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Taekmkm's CG Abridged...abridged?!

"It was either an interesting musical metaphor for sex, or the most disturbing way you can spend time with your chicken sandwich."-Lelouch

"Hello? Holy... kidnapping!"-Lelouch

"Listen, innuendos take way too long to explain, and this is an abridge series; so we're just gonna have to be hard and blunt about everything."-Jeremiah

"You'd figure being kidnapped by Batman would be more exiting."-Lelouch

"So this is what Hannibal Lector would look like if he was an anime girl."-Lelouch

"No, I just like killing my own men."-Suzaku's Unit Commander

"You know, even the worst abridges have more than one frickin' song!"-Lelouch

"Time for you to die, so I can go back to my lunch break."-Suzaku's Unit Commander

"Oh, right, I forgot. Everyone's a virgin here, aren't they?"-Suzaku's Unit Commander

"No worries. I'll just kill him, since he's standing right there... Alright, seriously, do I need to wait in line to kill this guy?"-Suzaku's Unit Commander

"You get special powers... after all, this is anime."-C2

"You know, the sad part is, that gave more information to me than the actual anime."-Lelouch

"Alright, you know what? Screw you, screw this show, and screw your stupid music!"-Lelouch

Unnamed Terrorist Driver: "I'm... re-enacting my favorite scene from Batman Begins."
Kallen: "Oo, does Batman crash into a building too?"
Unnamed Terrorist Driver: "An... Asian Batman would."
Jeremiah: "Alright boys, playtime is over. It's time to make them stroke my penis!"
Unit Grunt: "Uh, sir? Don't you mean you 'ego'?"
Jeremiah: "Listen, innuendos take way too long to explain, and this is an abridge series; so we're just gonna have to be hard and blunt about everything."
(same) Unit Grunt: "Uh, sir-"
Jeremiah: "That wasn't an innuendo!"
Suzaku's Unit Commander: "Alright, what point of "holding the the girl down" don't you understand?"
Random Unit Soldier: "Sorry, Sir, it's just that we're anime male characters."
Suzaku's Unit Commander: "Oh, right, I forgot. Everyone's a virgin here, aren't they?"
Lelouch: "Ummm... What's going on here?"
C2: "You get special powers... after all, this is anime."
Lelouch: "With robots?"
C2: "Whatever pulls in the ratings."

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Justice League Quotes

"What's life without honor?"-Draga
"The real test of honor isn't how you die, it's how you live."-Superman
"Hey, we both got a Martian's phone number on our speed-dial. I think I deserve the benefit of the doubt here."-Flash
"Flash, don't heckle the super-villain!"-John Stewart (Green Lantern)
"Gee, why would a hired gun try to shoot somebody? Could it be that... someone paid me to?"-some (decently-skilled) hitman
"What kind of criminals tip off the authorities?"-Hawkgirl
"A pity he uses his talents for evil, rather than entertain children at birthday parties."-The Streak
"Holy hi-jacking!"-Ray
"Holy hostages!"-Ray
"Is it just me, or are those two the only cops in this town?"-Flash
"That's it. I officially wanna go home."-Flash
"Great jumping Hera!"-Flash
"So, are you here for the high risk, or the low pay?"-Soldier
"Rolemodels? Look, I've seen showgirls with more modesty than this so-called-Wonder Woman."-Godfrey
"Princess, I don't like Godfrey any more than you do. But in this country, he's entitled to his opinion... however bone-headed it is."-John Stewart (Green Lantern)
"Where do these nuts come from?"-Flash
"This night couldn't get any worse; my sponsers just dropped me, and they're all out of iced mochas."-Flash
"Like Granny Flash used to say, why curse the dark... when you can light up a seven hundred watt candle?!"-Flash
"Swirlie lights... fuzzy grilled cheese."-Flash
"Mine are bigger than yours."-Batman
"I can't believe I'm the mature one here."-Flash
"I'm impressed. Let's go wreck it."-Superman
"Ever read The Odyssey? After Odysius was caught by the Cyclops, he told it his name was 'Nobody'. So when he poked it's eye out and it's friends asked who did it, all the Cyclops could say was, "Nobody.""-Batman
"In the fullness of time, we are all dead."-Head Monk of Nundapa...lah or something else Tibetan-ish
"-you have to eat them with a spoon... What am I doing in Africa?"
"Don't touch that remote. I know it's heart-breaking to have your favorite shows pre-empted, but look what you're getting instead; Me... And a whole truckload of mindless violence and wanton property damage- everything that makes T.V. great!"-Joker
Green Arrow: "Is that a containment suit?"
Captin Atom: "Uh-huh. I'm not flesh and blood anymore, just living energy."
Green Arrow: "That wouldn't be nuclear energy, would it?"
Captin Atom: "With a name like Captin Atom, what do you think?"
Green Arrow: "I think you're what I marched against back in college."
Detective: "Maybe some coffee will help. How do you take it?"
Flash: "Cream and thirty-seven sugars."
(the detective automatically start the task, then stops and turns to look at the Flash)
Flash: "Really."
Flash: "Thanks for sticking up for me in there."
(Green Lantern smacks him upside the head.)
Flash: "Ow!"
Hawkgirl: "What kind of criminals tip off the authorities?"
Tom Turbine: "The worst kind."
Soldier 1: (reads the inscription on cave entrance) "Cave? Well, duh!"
Soldier 2: "Not cave, caue. It's Latin... means 'Beware'."
TV Personality Godfrey: (on his talkshow) "Rolemodels? Look, I've seen showgirls with more modesty than this so-called-Wonder Woman."
Wonder Woman: (smashes her fist in the screen) "I will not tolerate this!"
John Stewart (Green Lantern): "Princess, I don't like Godfrey any more than you do. But in this country, he's entitled to his opinion... however bone-headed it is."
Flash: "Democracy in action. Hey, didn't the Greeks invent that?"
Wonder Woman: "And what's wrong with the way I dress?"
Flash: (to Green Lantern): "Uhh... you wanna take that?"
Batman: "What do these guys want, anyway?"
Superman: "To take over the world. Or rob banks. I forget."