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    River: "The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems."
    Mal [to her brother]: "See, morbid and creepifying, I got no problem with, long as she does it quiet-like."

    Firefly

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    "'Ever see a hot shot hit kid,? I saw the Gimp catch one in Philly.'"

    — had to do it

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    Zoe: "Next time we smuggle stock, let's make it something smaller [than cows]."
    Wash: "Yeah, we should start dealing in those black-market beagles."

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    "Several Meat Eaters lay in vomit, too weak to move. (The Black Meat is like a tainted cheese. overpoweringly delicious..."

    NL

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    River: "They weren't cows inside. They were waiting to be, but they forgot. Now they see sky, and they remember what they are."
    Mal: "Is it bad that what she said made perfect sense to me?"

    Firefly

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    "But who? What'd you bring in? A high school kid in short pants that had a twitch? You grab a bellhop because he's got three joints in his sock?"

    — "Walker," French Connection

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    Simon: "I'm very sorry if she tipped off anyone about your cunningly-concealed herd of cows."

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    "An elderly gourmet with the insane bloodshot eyes of a mandril, is fashioning a hangman's knot with a red velvet curtain cord."

    Naked Lunch. Eat it.

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    Mal: "This is the last time. Last time with cows. Hey, there was an idea regarding beagles? They have smallish droppings?"
    Zoe: "I believe so, sir. Also, your disreputable men are here."
    Mal: "Better go take their money."

    Firefly

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    "In space, nobody can hear you in space"

    Alan (T-shirt design from "slightywrong," complete with xenomorph egg graphic https://www.mysoti.com/designer/slig...--tshirt--Alan)
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    Book [a preacher, after being shot]: "That's... that's quite a lot of blood, isn't it?"
    Mal: "Just means you ain't dead."
    Book: "'Fraid I might be needing a preacher."
    Mal: "That's good. You just lie there and be ironical."

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    "It is not possible (for us) to look at a child and know what the adult he will grow up to be will look liike, yet we are able to look at an adult and see how he came to be from the child he whose photograph we now see."

    — Nozick, Invariances

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    Zoe: "Knew a man who had a hole clean through his whole shoulder, once. Used to keep a spare hankie in there."

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    "Fella I once knew in El Paso, one day he took all his clothes off and jumped in a mess of cactus. I asked him the same question, why? He said it seemed to be a good idea at the time."

    The Magnificent Seven

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    Jayne [pretending to read from Simon's journal]: "Dear Diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. [flips page] Today we were kidnapped by hillfolk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."

    Firefly

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    "Oh, look he's fighting back! This one is like a rabid animal! You better stay back!"

    Police Story

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    Zoe: "Cap'n'll come up with a plan."
    Kaylee: "Well, that's good. Right?"
    Zoe: "Possible you're not recalling some of his previous plans."

    Firefly

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