The Pub argument and the price of a beer

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  1. Gents and Ladies, a question........

    There is an argument ongoing currently with the hefty price of several pints of beer on the outcome. Who quoted: (and apologies if it is not exact)

    " i/we shall not go quietly in to the night, I/we will not give up without a fight............."

    Can't put my finger on it but there is beer involved and I would hate for the Domestic Chief of Staff to have one over on me.

    570
     
  2. President Thomas Whitmore in 'Independence Day'. Believe it's origins lie in Shakespeare however.
     
  3. That'll be Bill Pullman then, yep knew that one but the origins are the real crux.

    She crows too loudly already...........HELP
     
  4. Think it comes from this:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieve it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    By Dylan Thomas.
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

    We will not go quietly into the night, we will not vanish...without a fight...........today we celebrate our Independence day!!!!! !!!!!!!" - Bill Pullman..."Pep Talk" speech.

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Independence_Day
     
  6. Detonator. Thats the nearest I could find. Sadly it looks like the Independence Day speech was purely the work of the script writers.
     
  7. Didnt read the thread mate did you?
     
  8. Detonator you are a star, or I am just ignorant......

    Saved a few pennies there, well half a case anyway, tell me where to send them and there yours.........

    570
     
  9. msr

    msr LE

    That's a bit rich coming from the guy who got the quote wrong ;)

    msr
     
  10. It sure as fcuk wasn't the French Army.
     
  11. I'll let you off this time mate :D

    Pleased to be of service, cant have the long haired general winning arguments can we?
     
  12. Good writers borrow from other writers. Great writers steal from them outright. (Aaron Sorkin)

    For example, whoever would have guessed that the DS's little speech in GI Jane is actually a DH Lawrence poem entitled Self Pity:

    I never saw a wild thing
    sorry for itself.
    A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
    without ever having felt sorry for itself.

    (And yes, that's the entire poem.)
     
  13. Wah? My bold- I swear he makes it plain he is quoting Lawrence in the film... Doesn't he give her the book?
     
  14. Why do ze seagulls follow ze trawler?...........