"No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child." Abraham Lincoln
"I reject reality and substitute my own." Adam Savage
"Let the Wookie win." C3PO, to R2-D2
"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you will have ceased to live. Mark Twain
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine. Ben Jonson, English playwright, in To Celia
"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh." Al Swaerengen, Deadwood
*ahem* My fellow bad guys, I, Lex Luthor, your leader, will speak now about my, Lex Luthor's, plan. My villainous, villainous plan. Question the plan at your peril! ... Any questions? Flash, The fastest Man Alive
"And I want a ponytail. Disappointment abounds." Lex Luthor
"Like what? Three?" Kip Unger, in Kickin' It Oldskool
"I'M BATMAN!" By me. Do not use without permission.
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This exchange took place between Senators John Glenn and Senator Howard Metzenbaum:
Senator Metzenbaum (speaking to Senator Glenn):
"How can you run for Senate when you've never held a real job?"
Senator Glenn (D-Ohio):
"I served 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I served through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on 12 different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, Howard; it was my life on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job, where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.'
I ask you to go with me... as I went the other day... to a veteran's hospital and look those men... with their mangled bodies... in the eye, and tell THEM they didn't hold a job!
You go with me to the Space Program at NASA and go, as I have gone, to the widows and Orphans of Ed White, Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee... and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their DADS didn't hold a job.
You go with me on Memorial Day and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends buried than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell ME that those people didn't have a job?
What about you?"
(For those who don't remember, During W.W.II, Howard Metzenbaum was an attorney representing the Communist Party in the USA. And now he's a Senator. That's the beauty of this country.)
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a Veteran.