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If He Dies, He Dies Rocky IV

There is perhaps no memorable line from all five of the Rocky series than when Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren) says “If he dies, he dies”, as Apollo Creed (played by Carl Weathers) lay dying in the boxing match. Though many Rocky fans and younger Americans may think of the line as cheesy or preposterous in the present day, the temperament and undertone of the line are emblematic of how many Americans at the time viewed Russia, then the Soviet Union.

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If You Look At What You Have In Life, You’ll Always Have More Oprah Winfrey

Perhaps the most famous quote in Oprah’s career, and that’s really saying something, is when she said “If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.” Though the quote is fairly self explanatory, we’ll look at a different aspect of the quote and the quotes author.

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I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts. George Orwell

Though he was a legendary writer, he was perhaps never wiser than his remark in a New York Herald Tribune essay where George Orwell wrote “I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.” The line has been provoking and useful for more than half a century and other authors have opined on the ever increasing we have to entertainment.

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I Don’t Mind Living In A Man’s World Just As Long As I Can Be A Woman In It Meaning

Marilyn Monroe was a legendary figure in her time and well beyond. She was never the wiser than when she uttered the famous line “I Don’t Mind Living In A Man’s World Just As Long As I Can Be A Woman In It.” Though the quote was most certainly a product of the times, which we’ll get to, the quote nonetheless has resonated throughout generations of young women in America and elsewhere.

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The Difference Is That He’s Wearing A Hat Richard Feynman

Revolutionary physicist and father of quantum field theory, Richard Feynman was a critic of Religion at a very young age. Being forced to go to Hebrew school, he would be a constant frustration for the teacher as he would constantly interrupt the extravagant claims of his teachers. However perhaps his most insightful quote he made comes not from him directly but his father. On this page we’ll detail his father’s famous line regarding the pope.

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