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Old 2009-12-29, 01:15   #1
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Default Quotes we remember but can't (sic) place

Easy one for your starter for ten:
"we know it's weakness but the weakness is too strong"

Harder because it is a throwaway line:
"if you could call it that"

This one is really bugging me ATM
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Old 2009-12-30, 03:59   #2
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Easy one for your starter for ten:
"we know it's weakness but the weakness is too strong"
It's either from the musical It's good to be bad, the Sci-Fi movie Alien Invaders in UFOs from Outer Space, or from the book The Book Of Cliches


But knowing your preoccupation with music, google tells me that you might have read it here:

http://theband.hiof.no/guestbook/november_00.html

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Posted on Thu Nov 9 21:09:17 CET 2000 from (149.160.26.86)
Knockin' Lost John

From: INDIANA

"You have lost so much more than you could ever know
And the greatest thing that you ever lost is the thing that doesn't show
Although none of us are weeping now as you turn to go
Not one of us is laughing at you because each of us knows
You can tell your lies until they sound just like the gospel
You would have us all believe that you are the 13th desciple (sic)
You could do what's right but to you what's right is wrong
It's your weakness and your weakness is too strong"
P.S. The 13th Earl De Sciple, knock, knock, knockin' on the last John's door?

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Old 2009-12-30, 07:02   #3
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"you say that as if it were a bad thing".

No, that's not a comment. That's a question - origin?
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Old 2009-12-30, 20:26   #4
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"you say that as if it were a bad thing".

No, that's not a comment. That's a question - origin?
Found this on moviequotes.com, allthough "as if it were" is replaced by "like it's". 1986 movie The Manhattan Project:

"Paul, you're crazy!
You say that like it's a bad thing."

http://www.moviequotes.com/fullquote.cgi?qnum=14557
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091472/

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Old 2009-12-31, 04:39   #5
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Easy one for your starter for ten:
"we know it's weakness but the weakness is too strong"

Harder because it is a throwaway line:
"if you could call it that"

This one is really bugging me ATM
The first quote was supposed to be the fairies in "Iolanthe"
explaining why they were all marrying peers.

It's the second one I would like to place

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Old 2009-12-31, 18:08   #6
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Harder because it is a throwaway line:
"if you could call it that"
It's so common a phrase it's almost impossible to find the reference you think of. Here is 2 options:

1985 movie "St. Elmo's Fire", quote #3: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/quotes
"Alec (Judd Nelson): You're being arrested for drunk driving.
Billy (Rob Lowe): Drunk definitely, I don't know if you could call it driving."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/

Devin Townsend song "Road Kill" from the Album "Ass-Sordid Demos (1990-1996)": http://www.metrolyrics.com/road-kill...-townsend.html
"And the deer, if you could call it that"

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It's so common a phrase it's almost impossible to find the reference you think of. Here is 2 options:

1985 movie "St. Elmo's Fire", quote #3: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/quotes
"Alec (Judd Nelson): You're being arrested for drunk driving.
Billy (Rob Lowe): Drunk definitely, I don't know if you could call it driving."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/

Devin Townsend song "Road Kill" from the Album "Ass-Sordid Demos (1990-1996)": http://www.metrolyrics.com/road-kill...-townsend.html
"And the deer, if you could call it that"
Many thaks for your efforts, but there is only one that I'm dreaming of
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