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Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead. ...
by David Farragut

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Damn it boss, I like you too much not to say it.
You've got everything except one thing: madness!
- the movie Zorba The Greek

Don't expect me to get excited over
another damn thing we need to find.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

 

I hate facts.
I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions -
adding that no general proposition is worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

Damn everything but the circus.
- Corita Kent

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I've met them down in the Cost and Accounting Department,
clean-shaven and in white collars.
They can't see a damn thing ridiculous about themselves...
only about you.
- Jean Shepherd

I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin

God will not damn a lunatic's soul.
He knows that the powers of evil are too great for
those of us with weak minds.
- Garrett Fort

When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction.
I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Hard work is damn near as overrated as monogamy.
- Huey Long

Easy reading is damn hard writing.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March.
- Earl Weaver

I don't want to be Babe Ruth.
He was a great ballplayer.
I'm not trying to replace him.
The record is there and damn right I want to break it,
but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.
- Roger Maris

When it comes to making love, I may not be the best,
but I'm damn gouda.
- Ryan Stiles

Maybe I'm not a great man but I damn well want to break the record.
- Roger Maris

There are two golden rules for an orchestra:
start together and finish together.
The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between.
- Thomas Beecham

The only thing I like more than my wife is my money,
and I'm not about to lose that to her and her lawyers,
that's for damn sure.
- Jon Bon Jovi

People who keep stiff upper lips find that it's damn hard to smile.
- Judith Guest

If Kuwait grew carrots we wouldn't give a damn.
- Lawrence Korb

If we believe a thing to be bad, and if we have a right to prevent it,
it is our duty to try to prevent it and damn the consequences.
- Lord Milner

Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad.
I think that's actually why it's so much fun to shoot things.
Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying.
- Matthew Perry

I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too,
let me tell you.
- Jessica Lange

So, I guess the answer to your question is very few
people can bring off a novel of the future because
it's just so damn hard to make it look like the future.
- Jerry Pournelle

I try to swim every damn day I can,
and I've learned to scuba dive and snorkel.
- Nina Simone

The happy people are failures because they are on such
good terms with themselves they don't give a damn.
- Agatha Christie

When I get my hands on painting materials I don't give
a damn about other people's painting...
every generation must start again afresh.
- Maurice de Vlaminck

My God, this is a hell of a job. I have no trouble with my enemies.
I can take care of my enemies all right.
But my damn friends, my goddamn friends.
They're the ones that keep me walking the floor at night.
- Warren G. Harding

Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background.
He just didn't know he was a novelist.
All those damn psychiatrists after him,
they didn't know he was a novelist either.
- John Irving

Fools, most linguists.
Damn all to say in one language, so they learn another
and say damn all in that.
- John le Carre

The pleasure of jogging and running is rather like
that of wearing a fur coat in Texas in August:
the true joy comes in being able to take the damn thing off.
- Joseph Epstein

You see I have to be in the clinic every Thursday and
it's in Phoenix so I have to fly down or drive down.
It has to be every Thursday for this damn stuff they're giving me.
- Lee Hazlewood

I am damn good.
I am doing all this for Egypt and nothing else.
I reject 70 per cent of media interviews while these
people who accuse me are running after them.
- Zahi Hawass

We ought to be beating our chests every day.
We ought to look in the mirror, stick out our chests,
suck in our bellies, and say, 'Damn,
we're Americans,' and smile.
- Jay Garner

He told us he was going to take crime out of the streets.
He did.
He took it into the damn White House.
- Ralph Abernathy

Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world.
- Jack Nicholson

The Harvard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light,
temperature, humidity, and nutrition,
the organism will do as it damn well pleases.
- Larry Wall

It was a fine cast and lots of fun to make,
but they did the damn thing on the cheap.
The backdrops had holes in them, and it was shot on the worst film stock.
- Howard Keel

If he wants to blow his head off, let him.
I don't give a damn about Jim Bakker.
- Jessica Hahn

It is a damn poor mind indeed which can't think of
at least two ways to spell any word.
- Andrew Jackson

You've got to have something to eat and a little love
in your life before you can hold still for any damn
body's sermon on how to behave.
- Billie Holiday

Superhuman effort isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
- Ernest Shackleton

Well I have a microphone and you don't so you will
listen to every damn word I have to say!
- Adam Sandler

Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of
success is not almost one,
then it is damn near zero.
- David R. Ellis

It's not true that life is one damn thing after another;
it's one damn thing over and over.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

I'm much too young to feel this damn old.
- Garth Brooks

Besides being a guitar player, I'm a big fan of the guitar.
I love that damn instrument.
- Steve Vai

I don't care a damn for your loyal service when you think I am right;
when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong.
- John Monash

Money may not buy happiness, but it can damn well give it!
- Freddie Mercury

I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand
dollars for one minute of acting.
It's a nasty experience.
You're up there all by yourself.
You're so damn exposed.
- Elia Kazan

Nothing gives us courage more readily than the desire
to avoid looking like a damn fool.
- Dean Koontz

Sex without love is a meaningless experience,
but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
- Woody Allen

Carrying those double tanks around all the time got
to be a little rough on me.
I had to put that damn wetsuit on and take it off,
sometimes three or four times a day.
- Lloyd Bridges

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

I have always hated that damn James Bond.
I'd like to kill him.
- Sean Connery

I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm damn well gonna do it!
- Geri Halliwell

I have lost someone I loved as a brother,
as a closest friend, and a remarkable human being.
We have also lost one of the best damn actors we'll ever see.
- Jack Lemon

Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment,
damn the men with careful smiles oh,
damn their measured merriment.
- Sinclair Lewis

For me, the great problem growing up in England was
that I had a very narrow concept of what God can be,
and it was damn close to an old man with a beard.
- John Cleese

Breasts and bottoms look boringly alike.
Faces, though, can be quite different and a damn sight more interesting!
- Lee Remick

I know nothing of God or the Devil.
I have never seen a vision nor learned a secret that
would damn or save my soul.
- Anne Rice

I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate -
it's apathy.
It's not giving a damn.
- Leo Buscaglia

Once women are not excluded, I don't think any of us
will give a damn what pronouns are used.
That wasn't the point.
- Holly Near

In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.
- Mordecai Richler

Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped
me develop a damn good memory.
- Ray Charles

The mystery of that damn virus has been generated by
the $2 billion a year they spend on it.
- Kary Mullis

If a woman tells you she's twenty and looks sixteen,
she's twelve.
If she tells you she's twenty-six and looks twenty-six,
she's damn near fourty.
- Chris Rock

The man who is always worrying about whether or not
his soul would be damned generally has a soul that isn't worth a damn.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

I have never known anyone worth a damn who wasn't irascible.
- Ezra Pound


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