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The Sopranos

I get a steel-jacketed anti-depressant right in the back of the head!

Tony Soprano: I’m serious. The wrong person finds out about this and I get a steel-jacketed anti-depressant right in the back of the head!

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Dwight MacDonald

Can one imagine that The Bomb could ever be used “in a good cause”?

Can one imagine that The Bomb could ever be used “in a good cause”? Do not such means instantly, of themselves, corrupt any cause? The bomb is the natural product of the kind of society we have created. It is as easy, normal, and unforced an expression of the American way of Life as electric ice-boxes, banana splits, and hydro-matic drive automobiles.

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Sherlock

I don’t suppose you’d serve time for this but let’s avoid the court case.

Watson: Sergeant Donovan was just explaining everything. Two pills. It’s a dreadful business, isn’t it? Just dreadful.
Holmes: Good shot.
Watson: Yes, yes must’ve been from that window.
Holmes: You’d know. Need to get the powder burns out of your hands. I don’t suppose you’d serve time for this but let’s avoid the court case. Are you alright?
Watson: Yes, of course I’m alright.
Holmes: Well, you have just killed a man.
Watson: Yes I know. Yes, that’s true isn’t it. But he wasn’t a very nice man.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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Terry Pratchett

Not a man to mince words. People, yes. But not words.

Not a man to mince words. People, yes. But not words.

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Battlestar Galactica (2003)

I bet you’ve been waiting all day to say that one.

Apollo: So, what’s the charge this time?
Starbuck: Striking a superior asshole.
Apollo: And I bet you’ve been waiting all day to say that one.
Starbuck: Most of the afternoon, yeah.

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Ed Koch

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.

The art of creation is older than the art of killing.

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Homeland

Jessica: You punched a reporter. Brody: Oh, he’ll live.

Jessica: You punched a reporter.
Brody: Oh, he’ll live.
Jessica: In front of Chris.
Brody: He’ll live, too.

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Barack Obama

the price of our freedom

Are we really prepared to say that we’re powerless in the face of such carnage, that the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?

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Barack Obama

in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other

In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other, and you’ve cared for one another, and you’ve loved one another. This is how Newtown will be remembered. And with time, and God’s grace, that love will see you through.

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Sons of Anarchy

Each savage event was a catalyst for the next.

John Teller: I never made a conscious decision to have the club become one thing or another. It just happened before my eyes. Each savage event was a catalyst for the next. And by the time the violence reached epic proportion, I couldn’t see it. Blood was every color.

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Sons of Anarchy

On the fringe, blood and bullets are the rule of law

John Teller: Most of us were not violent by nature. We all had our problems with authority, but none of us were sociopaths. We came to realize that when you move your life off the social grid you give up the safety that society provides. On the fringe, blood and bullets are the rule of law and if you’re a man with convictions violence is inevitable.

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Plutarch

Strike, if you will; but hear.

Eurybiades lifting up his staff as if he were going to strike, Themistocles said, “Strike, if you will; but hear”.

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The Ref

Great, I just beat up Santa Claus.

Gus: Great, I just beat up Santa Claus.

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Hunter S. Thompson

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

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Terry Pratchett

It’s not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.

It’s not enough to be able to pick up a sword. You have to know which end to poke into the enemy.

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Firefly

What happens if they board us?

Simon: What happens if they board us?
Zoe: If they take the ship, they’ll rape us to death, eat our flesh, and sew our skins into their clothing. And if we’re very, very lucky, they’ll do it in that order.

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Serenity

I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight…

Jayne: I’ll kill a man in a fair fight, or if I think he’s gonna start a fair fight… If he bothers me, or if there’s a woman… Or if I’m gettin’ paid. Mostly only when I’m gettin’ paid.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.

Ron Burgundy: Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.
Champ Kind: It jumped up a notch.
Ron Burgundy: It did, didn’t it?
Brick Tamland: Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart.
Ron Burgundy: I saw that. Brick killed a guy. Did you throw a trident?
Brick Tamland: Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.
Ron Burgundy: Brick, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you’re probably wanted for murder.