Born in the Wrong Century/Quotes

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    Most people think Marv is crazy. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century. He'd be right at home on some ancient battlefield swinging an axe into somebody's face. Or in a Roman arena, taking his sword to other gladiators like him. They woulda tossed him girls like Nancy back then.

    DwightSin City (both the comic and movie versions)
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    Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
    All centuries but this, and every country but his own...

    Gilbert and Sullivan The Mikado, "As Someday It May Happen" (aka "I've Got a Little List")
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    I guess I just wasn't made for these times.

    The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Times"
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    It just wasn't Newt (Gingrich)'s year. His year was 1954.

    Jimmy Kimmel 2012 White House Correspondents' Dinner
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    Ghost Dog: That's why you shoot 'em... 'cause there're not that many left?
    Poacher 1: I don't think I understand your question.
    Poacher 2: (pulls out a gun) You know, there ain't that many coloured people here, neither. You oughta get back in your car and go about your own business.

    Ghost Dog: Yeah... maybe you're right.

    (turns and shoots twice)

    Poacher 1: Jesus Christ, you fucking hit my knee!

    (moaning)

    Ghost Dog: You know, in ancient cultures... bears were considered equal with men.

    Poacher 1: This ain't no ancient culture here, mister.

    Ghost Dog: Sometimes it is.

    (gunshot)

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    Me and him, we're from different ancient tribes, and now we're both almost extinct. But sometimes you gotta stick with the ancient ways, the old school ways. I know you understand me.

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