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I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun...
by Adam Savage

I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun...
Not unless I have to!
- Adam Savage

That was cool and that sucked all at the same time.
- Adam Savage

This is the point in the show where we say,
"Oh, what else do we have in the van that's flammable?"
- Adam Savage

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

 

Let's get on our knees and pray.
I don't know to whom.
Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
- Adam Savage

Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to
continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself
and go ahead and try it myself.
- Adam Savage

In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing
as a "failed experiment."
Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
- Adam Savage

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My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
- Adam Savage

That's the show.
it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.
- Adam Savage

Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily,
and I like to do everything incredibly hastily.
So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.
- Adam Savage

Failure is always an option.
- Adam Savage

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
- Adam Savage

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

Am I about to feel really, really stupid?
- Adam Savage

That was excellent!
I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
- Adam Savage

Let's blow some stuff up.
- Adam Savage

The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face!
How do you think that makes me feel?
- Adam Savage

The only thing that differentiates you and me from
a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!
- Adam Savage

We're not leaving here without Buster,
man.
Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
- Adam Savage

I have some ideas on how to fix that.
They're not very good ideas, but at least they're ideas!
- Adam Savage

I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius.
I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
- Adam Savage

I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid,
gasoline, and cola.
- Adam Savage

Bigger is always better.
- Adam Savage

Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
- Adam Savage

Stand back!
I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!
- Adam Savage

I would have to say that looked like it hurt.
- Adam Savage

My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
- Adam Savage

Remember kids, I have life insurance.
- Adam Savage

I just had one of those "what the hell are we doing" moments.
- Adam Savage

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe:
the do-it-yourself,
hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood,
is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
- Adam Savage

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary


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