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A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I used to lie in bed in my flat and imagine what would
happen if there was a zombie attack.
- Simon Pegg

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Who's on the case when it comes to the flat tax?
- Joshua Micah Marshall

 

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
- James Thurber

I would love to work more - I really would -
but there is not a lot of stuff around and the stuff
that is around is not very complicated;
it tends to lie a little flat.
- Holly Hunter

Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,
fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
- Ben Stein

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Everything's complicated, even those things that seem
flat in their bleakness or sadness.
- Nick Hornby

Yes, the world is now flat for publishing as well.
- Thomas Friedman

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a
flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom,
democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
- Roger Nash Baldwin

I'm very aware when I'm speaking to the English of
how flat my Mid-Atlantic American voice is.
- Martin C. Smith

Don't be afraid to fall flat on your face.
- Eddy Arnold

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards
those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
- Logan P. Smith

What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall
flat in front of an audience.
The audience dictates what you do or don't change.
- Harvey Fierstein

In spring they lie flat at the first warmth,
they ruin my summer and in autumn they smell of women.
- Hugo Claus

Remember that a painting - before it is a battle horse,
a nude model, or some anecdote - is essentially a flat
surface covered with colours assembled in a certain order.
- Maurice Denis

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as
soldiers are for finishing it...
You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

People who think it doesn't matter who owns our auto industry are flat wrong.
- Robert Lutz

Everyone wants to talk about it, and right now music,
flat-panel televisions, a whole host of new handheld
devices are fun to talk about and very exciting to look at.
- Kevin Rollins

I mean, I did a film, a musical of 'Scrooge',
in '70, and the tricks were done by flat clothes and mirrors.
I hope that the day will come when we don't have to turn up at all.
- Albert Finney

I no longer worry whether a painting is about something or not.
I am only concerned with the expectation,
from a flat surface, of an illusion.
- William Scott

You start way down on a low B flat on the tuba and
you have a chromatic scale;
you can match the colours all the way up,
till you get to the top of the trumpet.
- Gerry Mulligan

The Emmys are flat-out fun.
- Melissa Rivers

Virtue could see to do what Virtue would by her own radiant light,
though sun and moon where in the flat sea sunk.
- John Milton

I will drive flat out all the time.
I love racing.
- Gilles Villeneuve

American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently,
without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
- Henry B. Adams

A character who is thought-out is not born,
he or she is contrived.
A born character is round, a thought-out character is flat.
- Rex Stout

In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates
down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy.
Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.
- Eric Cantor

If a liberal News channel were launched it would fall flat on its face.
- Paul Weyrich

When we are flat on our backs there is no way to look but up.
- Roger Babson

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will
lay all flat if they be not prevented.
- Edward Irving

Yeah, computers are going to take over the programming
business because they have become so fast recently
that they can solve the Halting Problem in five seconds flat.
- Craig Bruce

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part
as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see.
- Peggy Noonan

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
- Will Rogers

It's impossible to be more flat-chested than I am.
- Candice Bergen

As a Member of the CBC, I will fight tooth and nail
to increase funding for programs,
such as Ryan White, that were flat funded in the President's budget.
- Corrine Brown

I support transitioning from the progressive tax to a flat tax system -
both individual and corporate/business.
- Allen West

I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India,
when I realized that the world was flat.
- Thomas Friedman

Clearly, if we'd had the kind of computer graphics
capability then that we have now,
the Star Gate sequence would be much more complex than
flat planes of light and color.
- Douglas Trumbull

Upon the clothes behind the tenement,
That hang like ghosts suspended from the lines,
Linking each flat, but to each indifferent,
Incongruous and strange the moonlight shines.
- Claude McKay

I have found a flat on Merseyside and am settling down here.
If I can keep playing and get back to full match fitness,
I know I have a lot to offer still.
- David Ginola

I hate flying, flat out hate its guts.
- William Shatner

They have so fundamentally flawed techniques it's ridiculous.
They shoot the ball flat.
They all stand upright, there's just so many things they do incorrectly.
- Rick Barry

I wrote each book in thirty-five days flat -
just to get the darned thing finished.
- Alistair Maclean

I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder,
one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record.
- Erykah Badu

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

Week by week my orders grew, and the flat of the old
mill soon assumed a very busy aspect.
- James Nasmyth

In Braille you write your flat sign first and then your note.
- George Shearing

Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical,
but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
- David Lynch

Man is a wingless animal with two feet and flat nails.
- Plato

If Algeria introduced a resolution declaring that the
earth was flat and that Israel had flattened it,
it would pass by a vote of 164 to 13 with 26 abstentions.
- Abba Eban

I always wear flat shoes, because I can't walk in anything else.
- Sadie Frost

I may be a living legend, but that sure don't help
when I've got to change a flat tire.
- Roy Orbison

Nevertheless, one doesn't have time to think,
oh, well, this is a quarter tone sharp,
or flat.
- John Eaton

Our honorable and worthy ancestors knew that the world was flat,
motionless, and the center of the universe.
They knew the human body could not withstand
the forces of traveling faster than 19 mph.
They knew that the way to salvation was
exorcising witches and slaying non-believers.
They knew that it was a mortal sin to marry
someone of a different skin color.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If all Europe lies flat while the Russian mob tramps over it,
we will then be faced with a war under difficult circumstances,
and with a very good chance of losing it.
- James Forrestal

I always said that I wouldn't use a teleprompter,
and if I start to sing real flat, I'll hang it up.
- Jimmy Buffett

No, most of our political elite has not realized that the world is flat.
- Thomas Friedman

Nine out of 10 times these guys will hit it-they'll
be on something incredibly funny,
but one out of 10, two out of 10, they'll fall flat on their faces.
That's what makes them great actors:
they take those chances,
they don't play it safe.
- Peter Farrelly

Like Godfather, you look at a movie like that,
or something that James Gray has directed,
a film with minimal or pin lighting as opposed to everything
being lit bright and flat,
where everything is evident.
- Bill Sienkiewicz

I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play.
Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat,
and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you,
so I do that too.
So my snare tilts away from me.
- Travis Barker

The road passed through a curtain of pine forest and came out on a flat,
rolling snow field.
In this field the sprawled or bunched bodies of Germans lay thick,
like some dark shapeless vegetable.
- Martha Gellhorn

Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat
tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something
that some politicians very much wanted to push in the
United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
- Juan Cole

The enormous lake stretched flat and smooth and white
all the way to the edge of the gray sky.
Wagon tracks went away across it, so far that you could not see where they went;
they ended in nothing at all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I get a little jealous of these actor boys.
They walk into a club, and in two seconds flat there
are swarms of girls who are wanting so badly to touch them or just say hello.
That's not the case with me, or any other girl I know.
- Claire Danes

The philosophers of the Middle Ages demonstrated both
that the Earth did not exist and also that it was flat.
Today they are still arguing about whether the world exists,
but they no longer dispute about whether it is flat.
- Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape:
it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face.
And each face is also a door which opens,
I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
- Helen Dunmore

It was just really, really tough getting anything when you were a female.
Basically, I just took advantage of everything I could.
But when people are going to flat out tell you they're
not going to hire anyone that's female,
there's not much you can do about it.
- Shannon Lucid

Our fumbling government's response since Beirut -
during both Republican and Democratic administrations -
has been to cut and run,
or to flat ignore this growing threat,
apparently hoping it would go away.
- David Hackworth

I think racial profiling is wrong.
It cannot be defended.
It's just flat wrong.
And if a matter came before me, and it could be established
that the arrest was made strictly on racial profiling,
when I was on the bench, it would be gone.
- Judge Mills Lane


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