The Pub argument and the price of a beer

#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.
 
#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
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.
 
#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
#12
570mils said:
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
I'll let you off this time mate :D

Pleased to be of service, cant have the long haired general winning arguments can we?
 
#13
rebel_with_a_cause said:
Detonator. Thats the nearest I could find. Sadly it looks like the Independence Day speech was purely the work of the script writers.
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.)
 
#14
crabtastic said:
rebel_with_a_cause said:
Detonator. Thats the nearest I could find. Sadly it looks like the Independence Day speech was purely the work of the script writers.
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.)
Wah? My bold- I swear he makes it plain he is quoting Lawrence in the film... Doesn't he give her the book?
 

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#16
qman said:
Why do ze seagulls follow ze trawler?...........
I always meant to mix that quote up with The Special One's quote about quality eggs and omlettes. I'd probabally end up with a recepie for Kegeree.

I (along with countless others) Googled that quote, which did sound familiar.

The Bible, Dylan Thomas and Churchill are all in the frame. But its hard not to notice when Satan claims the credit *Linky to Santas quote*
 

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