It was fun yet challenging to play the dual roles. I'm a really nice guy, and the character [of Dubious] is egocentric and hard-edged, so I had to pull out the negative aspects of me to attribute to the role.
The ant's a centaur in his dragon world. pull down thy vanity, it is not man Made courage, or made order, or made grace.1948 The Pisan Cantos, no.81.
pull out, pull out on the LongTrailthetrail that isalways new!1918 Twenty Poems,'The Long Trail'.
To try to regulate the internal affairs of a family, the relations of love or friendship, or many other things of the same sort, by law or by the coercion of public opinion, is like trying to pull an eyelash out of a man’s eye with a pair of tongs. They may put out the eye, but they will never get hold of the eyelashjames fitzjames stephen
the cluekey to a worldroom beyond the roomwhorld, for scarce one, or pathetically few of his dode canal sammenlivers cared seriously or for long to doubt with Kurt Iuld van Dijke (the gravitational pull perceived by certain fixed residents and the capture of uncertain comets chancedrifting through our system suggesting the authenticitatem of his aliquitudinis) he canonicity of his existence as a tesseract . Be still, O quick! Speak him dumb! Hush ye fronds of Ulma!james joyce
One can't write a weird story of real power without perfect psychological detachment from the human scene, and a magic prism of imagination which suffuses them and style alike with that grotesquerie and disquieting distortion characteristic of morbid vision. Only a cynic can create horror for behind every masterpiece of the sort must reside a driving daemonic force that despises the human race and its illusions, and longs to pull them to pieces and mock them.h. p. lovecraft
I have beheld no day since the commencement of hostilities that I have thought her liberties in such eminent danger as at present. Friends and foes seem now to combine to pull down the goodly fabric as we have hitherto been raising at the expence of so much time, blood, and treasure; and unless the bodies politick will exert themselves to bring things back to first principles, correct abuses, and punish our internal foes, inevitable ruin must follow.George Washington, letter to George Mason (March 27, 1779), in John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (1936), vol. 14, p. 300.
All the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Burton, Richard Francis (1863). Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains: an exploration, Volym 1. Tinsley Brothers. p. 309.
I... gave you an order, soldier! Now pull out!Who: Captain Jacob Keyes
Yeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.John C. Dvorak, in "Rethinking the iPhone" PCMagazine (accessed April 23, 2007)
We are still caught in the gravitational pull.Who: Pavel Chekov
Gimme your hand and I'll pull you up outta there!Who: Charles Campion
Never stand when you can sit; never walk when you can ride; never Push when you can pull.p. 63 (The Peter Principle (1969))
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