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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quote of the Day | August 31, 2008: You Think Nature Is Some Disney Movie?

With hurricane Gustav bearing down on the Gulf Coast, maybe we need a reminder that Mother Nature means business. From Northern Exposure, episode 5.14 "A Bolt from the Blue," 1994. Adam to Ed, on being struck by lightning:

Adam: "You want to know what it means? I'll tell you what it means: the universe is a hostile place Chigliak. You think Nature is some Disney movie? Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day. Every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain."

Ed: "That's rather upsetting."

Adam: "Well, it's supposed to be upsetting, you moron! Check out the Declaration of Independence! You think it promises happiness? No, no, no -- it talks about the 'pursuit of happiness.' The pursuit! We've become a nation of wimps! We think we're entitled to everything; we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short. Ecce Homo."

Chris: "Nature is a boogeyman. It's very 17th century Calvinist New England."

Tags: Northern Exposure, Nature

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