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No, what you have are bullets, and the hope that when your guns are empty I'm no longer standing because if I am... you'll all be dead before you've reloaded.
-V, V for Vendetta
One must not confuse John Donne's famous quote 'No man is an Island' with New York Telephone's 'We're all connected'
-Theodore Vaida's father
Well, I've been getting between 3 and 5 hours of sleep a night for slightly over a week, and it's going to catch up with me eventually -- I figure, about 20 minutes.
-Pomona Valero
I trust an architecture document in PowerPoint like I trust a doctor wearing clown shoes.
-William Vambenepe
Take a press release, site, speech, what have you, that touts XML as the best thing since sliced cheese. Every time you see the "XML" replace it with "text-based structured file format". Now test to see if the result sounds like utter bull or not. Or, if it sounds even more bogus than it did at first.
-Adam Vandenberg
It was a typical net.exercise -- a screaming mob pounding on a greasy spot on the pavement, where used to lie the carcass of a dead horse.
-Mike Van Pelt
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
-Bill Vaughan
The opinions expressed herein are those of absolutely everyone at National Instruments: the management, staff, stockholders, their spouses, children, dogs, and cats. In fact, everyone in Austin also agrees. No, make that Texas.
-Henry B. Velick
No job too big; no fee too big!
-Dr. Peter Venkman, "Ghostbusters"
The first thing you have to know about BUBBA HO TEP is that it is the director of PHANTASM and BEASTMASTER doing a movie where Bruce Campbell plays an elderly Elvis Presley in a rest home who teams up with Ossie Davis who thinks he's JFK and they fight a mummy wearing a cowboy hat ... Actually, that's the only thing you need to know about the movie. I trust that I have sold all of you. The end.
-Vern, Ain't It Cool News
Taco Bell: Food cheaper than gum.
-Carrie Vestal
As a teenager, I want better labeling of content so I can tell at a glance while scanning DirecTV's film listings which shows contain nudity, which contain wanton violence, and which are just pansy-ass dramas.
-Evan Vetere
Hear Peter Halley at the College Art Association conference, scolding academics for the jargon-laden obscurantism of critical prose, although his own writings on behalf of Baudrillard and the simulacrum thickened the stew more than a little.
-Marcia E. Vetrocq, Art in America
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
-Gore Vidal
It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.
-Gore Vidal
The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world. No first world country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity -- much less dissent.
-Gore Vidal
Getting to the summit is optional; getting down is mandatory.
-Ed Viesturs
No brain, no pain.
-Ed Viesturs, first American to summit all 14 peaks over 8,000m on Earth
One country can win a war, but it takes more than one country to win peace.
-Dominique de Villepin
Right now the Internet gives an awfully good imitation of providing superhuman intelligence capability, both in terms of the total hardware that is out there and the fact that the Net has all these human-equivalent peripheral devices called users that can be appropriated in a distributed way to attack problems.
-Vernor Vinge
Fortune favors the bold.
-Virgil
This suffering will yield us yet a pleasant tale to tell.
-Virgil
Right. This calls for a special blend of psychology and extreme violence.
-Vivian, "The Young Ones"
My problems dim in the face of the world, but the explode in all unreality.
-Deborah Volk
My prof: you have learned enough in this class to go out and build your own computer... my mind: wait..... I never even got the assembly part.....
-Deborah Volk
A witty saying proves nothing.
-Voltaire
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.
-Voltaire
Originality is nothing but judicious imitation. The most original writers borrowed from one another. The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.
-Voltaire
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
-Voltaire
There is an astonishing imagination, even in the science of mathematics... We repeat, there was far more imagination in the head of Archimedes than in that of Homer.
-Voltaire
You will notice that in all disputes between Christians since the birth of the Church, Rome has always favored the doctrine which most completely subjugated the human mind and annihilated reason.
-Voltaire
I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
-Wernher von Braun
Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
-Wernher von Braun
Nature does not know extinction; all it knows is transformation. Everything science has taught me, and continues to teach me, strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death.
-Werner Von Braun
Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
-Wernher von Braun
Beer, of course, is actually a depressant. But poor people will never stop hoping otherwise.
-Kurt Vonnegut
Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
-Kurt Vonnegut
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
-Kurt Vonnegut
I think kids appreciate it when adults actually treat them like people. Little, stupid people who cry a lot.
-Bob Van Voris
Actually, the Roxy is 15+. They just require you to bring a fake ID if you're 15-17...
-Voron
I'm too gothic for my skirt. Too gothic for my skirt. So gothic it hurts.
-Voron