“I finally understand this movie. … [It’s] the kind of thing that Ed Wood would have directed if someone had handed him umpty-million dollars and not applied any direct adult supervision.”
~ W. H. Jamison, Jr.
[source: Amazon.com: W. H. Jamison, Jr.s review of Batman & Robin via George Clooney – Interview with George Clooney – Esquire]
There was once a conjurer who boasted that he had become god-like. One god happened to overhear, and challenged him to a contest.
“Can you do this?” the god asked, scooping up a handful of dirt and making it into a bird. They watched the bird fly away.
“Sure,” said the conjure-man, and reached down for a handful of raw material.
“Hey,” said god. “Use your own dirt.”
[found: Making Light: “Fanfic”: force of nature]
“We all scratched our heads and glared threateningly at the machine for hours.”
~ John Charde
[source: Sending an S O S for a PC Exorcist – New York Times
“When we were waiting in line, did you notice the sign saying ‘You must be this fucked to get on this ride’? ”
“Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.”
~ H.L. Mencken
[via The Airport Security Follies – New York Times]
“Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”
~ principal (played by James Downey) in Billy Madison, written by Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler
[IMDB: Billy Madison (1995) – Memorable quotes]
“I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.”
~ Ashleigh Brilliant