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"Where you put your head at night determines so many things about your life.  It determines where you kids go to school.  It determines the air you breathe, where you shop, how long it takes you to get to work."
             Tom Steyer
             
Presidential candidate (on housing)
             
Candidate Debate, NBC, 20 Nov., 2019

“You have to remember one thing about the will of the people.  It wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.”
             John Stewart
             The Daily Show, Comedy Central

"There is no secret to longevity.  Longevity is the secret.  If you just hang in there, I think, sooner or later somebody goes, 'Hey, you know, I always liked that guy,' even if you sucked."
             Kevin Bacon (1958 -     )
             Interview on Sunday Morning
             CBS, Jun. 9, 2019

"We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible.  And we count these moments ... these moments when we dared to dream higher, break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known ... we count these moments as our proudest achievements.  We've lost all that.  Perhaps we've forgotten that we are still pioneers, that we've barely begun, that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us."
             Matthew McConaughey (1969 -      )
             Trailer audio for Interstellar
             Legendary/Paramount Pictures, 2014

"He had every right to teach because he spent all his life learning."
             Sal Paradise, a.k.a. Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)
             On the Road, MK2 Productions & American Zoetrope, 2012

"Do you wish to be taught?"
"I will question everything you say."
"You would not be a worthy pupil otherwise."

             Vulcan Master to youth Tuvok
             Star Trek Voyager, Gravity
             Paramount Pictures, 1998

"Good sense must always be displayed with great caution.  It is rare in the world and generally unwelcome.  Humor is liked more, but wit, no.  It is the most treacherous talent of all."
             Rev. George Austin (1731-1805)
             Father of author Jane Austin
             Becoming Jane, Hanway Films, 2007

"I do not entertain hypotheticals.  The world as it is, is vexing enough."
             Col. G. Stonehill to Mattie Ross
             True Grit, Paramount Pictures, 2010

"No matter how much you change you still have to pay the price for the things you've done."
             Doug MacRay
             The Home, Warner Bros., 2010    

"Taste.  You cannot buy such a rare and wonderful thing.  You can't send away for it in a catalogue.  And I'm afraid it's becoming obsolete."
             Rosalind Russell (1907 - 1976)
             Actress

"Agent Dunham, sometimes the only choices you have left are bad ones."
             Agent Phillip Broyles to Agent Olivia Dunham
             Fringe, Bad Robot, Warner Bros. TV, 2010                                             

"Why not be a teacher?  You'd be a fine teacher; perhaps a great one." Moore
"If I was, who would know it?" Rich
"You; your pupils; your friends; God.  Not a bad public, that." Moore
             Sir Thomas More, British Lord Chancellor and Richard Rich, supplicant
             A Man for All Seasons, Highland Films, 1966

"... in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance.  In Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce?  The cuckoo clock."
             Harry Lime, racketeer
             The Third Man, British Lion Film Corp., 1949

"Life passes most people by while they're making grand plans for it."
             
George Jung, inmate
             
Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001

"A man who limits his interests limits his life."
             Vincent Price (1911 - 1993)
             Actor

"There are 400 billion stars out there, just in our galaxy alone.  If only one out of a million of those had planets, if just one out of a million of those had life, and if just one out of a million of those had intelligent life, there would be literally a million civilizations out there."

"And if there weren't, it'd be an awful waste of space."

             Ellie Arroway, astronomer to
             Palmer Joss, theologian
             Contact, Warner Bros. Pictures, 1997

"Prepare to break orbit and lay in a course."   
"I'm reading an ion storm on that trajectory, sir.  Should we go around it?"
"We can't be afraid of the wind, ensign.  Take us to warp four."
             Captain Jonathan Archer and
             Ensign/Helmsman Travis Mayweather
             Enterprise, "Broken Bow," Paramount Pictures, 2001 

"Have you tested this theory?"
"I find it works well enough to get me from one planet to another."

             Professor Barnhardt to Klaatu
             The Day the Earth Stood Still, 20th Century Fox, 1951

"Some time ago, I began to feel the personal--human--pressure on Rachel Armstrong and I told her that I was there to represent her and not principle ... and it was not until I met her that I realized that with great people there's no difference between principle and the person."          
             Alan Burnstein, Lawyer
             Nothing but the Truth, Battleplan Productions, 2008

"You either die a hero or live long enough to become the villain."
             Harvey Dent, District Attorney
             The Dark Knight, Warner Bros., 2008

"Pattern-wise, one lands, then two, making groups of threes joined magnetically.
Is that possible?"
"If they do it, it is."

             Major General Mann
to Dr Clayton Forrester
             The War of the Worlds, Paramount Pictures, 1953

"The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know."
             John Adams (1725-1836)
             Lawyer, Founding Father, statesman,
             first U.S. Vice President, second U.S. President
             John Adams, HBO Films, 2009

"Seize the time, Meribor.  Live now; make now always the most precious time.  Now will never come again"
             Captain Jean Luc Picard,
             Star Trek, TNG (The Inner Light)

"Step up to red alert."  "Sir, are you absolutely sure?  It does mean changing the bulb."
             Rimmer & Kryten, Red Dwarf

"I am endeavoring, ma'am, to construct a mnemonic memory circuit, using stone knives and bearskins."
             Spock to Edith Keeler
             The City on the Edge of Forever,
             Star Trek, TOS, 1967

"I hate prototypes."
             Chief Engineer O'Brien,
             Deep Space 9 (Apocalypse Rising)

"Don't stay up late . . . it's not worth it."
              Bob Wilkins (1932  -  2009)
              Television late-night movie host

"I think these things are pretty safe."
"Don't pander to me kid.  One tiny crack in the hull and our blood boils in thirteen seconds.  A solar flare might crop up and cook us in our seats.  And wait 'till you're sitting pretty with a case of Andorian shingles.  We'll see if you're still so relaxed when your eyeballs are bleeding.  Space is disease and danger, wrapped in darkness and silence."

             Leonard H. McCoy, M.D., Star Fleet Cadet
             to James T. Kirk, Cadet
             Star Trek, (2009), Paramount Pictures, 2009

"We are all explorers, driven to know what's over the horizon, what's beyond our own shores, yet the more I've experienced, the more I've learned that no matter how far we travel or how fast we get there, the most profound discoveries are not necessarily beyond that next star, they're within us, woven into the threads that bind us … all of us … to each other."
             Jonathan Archer, Captain
             Enterprise, "The Final Frontier," Paramount Pictures, 2004

"Do you know what's waitin' for me on down the road?"
"For one reason or another, I find I have more insight into the past than the future."
             General John Bell Hood, CSA (1831-1879)
             Cmdr. Texas Brigade and Calvary as an apparition to
             Detective Dave Robicheaux
             In the Electric Mist, Ithaca Pictures, 2009

"Everybody feels different about themselves one way or another, but we all goin' the same way.  There's just different roads to get there, that's all.  You're on your own road, Benjamin."
             Queenie, Benjamin Button's mother
             The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,
             Warner Bros. Pictures, 2008

"Wisdom, it seems, is not bestowed on us when we need it, but at the end."
             Anne Boleyn (1522 - 1536)
             Queen of England, 1533-1536
             The Other Boleyn Girl, BBC Films, 2008

"You know those days when you get the mean reds?"
"The mean reds, you mean like the blues?"
"No.  The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all.  The mean reds are horrible.  Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of."
Do you ever get that feeling?"
"Sure.
"
             Holly Golightly to Paul Varjak
             Breakfast at Tiffany's, Paramount Pictures, 1961

"If you're good at something, never do it for free."
             The Joker, thief & villain
             The Dark Knight, Warner Bros., 2008

"There is a wind behind every one of us that takes us through our lives.  We never see it, we can't command it, we don't even know its purpose.  I am content that the power that propels me does so with superior knowledge as to what is for the best and that is my fate."
             Father Brandon Flynn
             Doubt, Miramax Film Corp., 2008

"Without your glasses, you don't look half bad."
"Without my glasses, nor do you."

             Hester Wallace & "admirer"
             Enigma, Miramax Film Dist., 2001

"YES, I'm a teacher … PART TIME!"
             Henry "Indiana" Jones to his newly found son.
             Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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