Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free, go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose. Some words give you a feeling. Republic is one of those words that makes me tight in the throat - the same tightness a man gets when his baby takes his first step or his first baby shaves and makes his first sound as a man. Some words can give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. Republic is one of those words.
-John Wayne as Col. Davy Crockett In the Alamo (1960)
I really wish the Duke were here today to call foul on a lot of the garbage going on these days, sadly though I think he is rolling in his grave at what we have become.
If anyone else has any good quotes out there please leave them in the comment section and I will collect them for a post in a week of so. Thanks