Immanuel Pena: "Well, Robert... When I stopped carrying the gun, I learnt something very important. You know, the damn thing didn't give me any courage at all. On the contrary, it took it away." -- The Equalizer, "Reign of Terror".
Edit: Actually, I'm reminded of a very well-written, very quiet soliloquy from the episode in question. It's the exact reason why Pena decided to relinquish his position as head of the Cuban secret police and defect with McCall's assistance, why he's still so haunted to this day by his actions.
Immanuel Pena: "He was a simple man, he was a farmer, but little by little he started becoming a bit dangerous, so my men took hold of him -- trained interrogators -- and they couldn't get a word out of him. I took the case myself and it... It had to be one of the most terrifying experiences of my life." Robert McCall: "Why?" Pena: "This man forgave me. Day after day after day, no matter what I said, what I did to him... This man forgave me. And do you know what it means, I mean to look into the eyes of a man you are torturing and is forgiving you?" McCall: "So you killed him?" Pena: "It was an accident, but this man had destroyed me." -- The Equalizer, "Reign of Terror".
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." - Thomas Jefferson
"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin
"You come at last," she said. "I have waited too long." "It was a dark road. I have come as I could," he answered. "But you are too late," said Morwen. "They are lost." "I know it," he said. "But you are not." But Morwen said: "Almost. I am spent. I shall go with the sun. Now little time is left: if you know, tell me! How did she find him?" But Hurin did not answer, and they say beside the stone, and did not speak again; and when the sun went down Morwen sighed and clasped his hand, and was still; and Hurin knew that she had died. He looked down at her in the twilight and it seemed to him that the lines of grief and cruel hardship were smoothed away. "She was not conquered," he said; and he closed her eyes, and sat unmoving beside her as the night drew down."
“If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for?” Alexander Hamilton - Aaron Burr, Sir
“And when my prayers to God were met with indifference, I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance” Alexander Hamilton - Hurricane
“We push away what we can never understand. We push away the unimaginable” Angelica Schuyler - It's Quiet Uptown
“You forfeit all rights to my heart, You forfeit the place in our bed. You sleep in your office instead, With only the memories of when you were mine, I hope that you burn” Eliza Hamilton - Burn
"Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now." Eliza Hamilton - The Schuyler Sisters; That Would Be Enough
"Love doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints; it takes and it takes and it takes and we keep loving anyway, we laugh and we cry and we break and we make our mistakes" Aaron Burr - Wait For it
“But when you’re gone, who remembers your name? Who keeps your flame?” Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
Post by Audio Watchdog on Feb 12, 2017 1:23:15 GMT
Garry Kasparov Chess is the most violent of all sports. There’s no sport as competitive — as rough — as chess. The only goal in chess is to prove your superiority over the other guy, and the most important superiority, the most total one, is the superiority of the mind.
"A good writer is not someone who knows how to write - but how to rewrite."- William Goldman