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About AC9016

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  • I am a Wikiquote user who worked on here anonymously from 2011 to when I created an account in 2016. Since then I have done pretty much the same thing as I was doing before- creating pages for movies, books, people and shows and improving existing pages on movies, books, people and shows whenever I can. I have created the list of pages shown below, and have edited many others. I do my best to comply with site formatting and regulations, but most of all I'm trying to make the site better. I believe that making the site better matters more than strict, legalistic adherence to the rules. Wikiquote offers us the opportunity to make books, films, shows, works of a wide range of types and subjects, available for the entire world to view selections from. We can't show them the whole book, but we can show them some of its gems. We can't show them a movie, but we can show people some of its best dialogue and statements. Wikiquote is a great site, and my goal, as I said, is to do as much as I can to make it better than when I found it. --AC9016 (talk) 19:58, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
I take great pride in not just the number of pages that exist because of me, but what pages they are- generals, admirals, heroes, movies, wars that have altered the course of history. Getting to create new pages, giving a voice of sorts to individuals and events and institutions that anyone can freely look up and use as a starting point for further research- that, in a nutshell, is the point of Wikipedia and Wikiquote. --AC9016 (talk) 02:51, 10 November 2020 (UTC)

Favorite Movies

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Not a complete list, but here are some that I like.

Favorite Quotes

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  • The sunrise was the colour of bad blood. It leaked out of the east and stained the dark sky red, marked the scraps of the cloud with stolen gold. Underneath it the road twisted up the mountainside towards the fortress of Fontezarmo - a cluster of sharp towers, ash-black again the wounded heavens. The sunrise was red, black and gold. The colours of their profession.
    • Joe Abercrombie, Best Served Cold (2009)
  • We do not murder. We do not execute. We do not massacre. We never, you may be very certain, we never torture. We have no truck with crimes of passion or hatred or pointless gain. We do not do it for a delight in inhumation, or to feed some secret inner need, or for petty advantage, or for some cause or belief; I tell you, gentlemen, that all of these reasons are in the highest degree suspect. Look into the face of a man who will kill you for a belief and your nostrils will snuff up the scent of abomination. Hear a speech declaring a holy war and, I assure you, your ears will catch the clink of evil's scales and the dragging of its monstrous tail over the purity of the language. No, we do it for the money. And because we above all must know the value of a human life, we do it for a great deal of money. There can be few cleaner motives, shorn of all pretense.
    • Dr. Cruces of the Ankh-Morpork Assassin's Guild, in Pyramids (1989) by Terry Pratchett
  • Das Beste oder nichts
    • Gottlieb Daimler's personal motto, translatable as "The best or nothing at all", "Nothing but the best" or "The best or nothing". The third translation was adopted for the English version of the motto of Mercedes-Benz starting in 2010.
Oh that my Pow'r to Saving were confin’d:
Why am I forc’d, like Heav’n, against my mind,
To make Examples of another Kind?
Must I at length the Sword of Justice draw?
Oh curst Effects of necessary Law!
How ill my Fear they by my Mercy scan,
Beware the Fury of a Patient Man.
  • John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel (1681), Pt. I, line 999–1005. Compare Publius Syrus, Maxim 289, "Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia" ("An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger").
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own;
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow, do thy worst, for I have lived today.
  • John Dryden, Imitation of Horace (1685), Book III, Ode 29, lines 65–68.
  • Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed. Their mistaken course stems from false notions of equality, ladies and gentlemen. Equality, rightly understood, as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences. Wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
    • Barry Goldwater, in his acceptance speech as the Republican candidate in the 1964 U.S. presidential election.
  • Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
for my unconquerable soul.
  • In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
  • Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
  • It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
  • William Ernest Henley, Invictus (1875)
  • No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
  • H.L. Mencken, 'Notes on Journalism' in the Chicago Tribune, 19 September 1926
  • Calm is what you have to be when people look to you. And it's all you can be when things are out of your hands.
    • Colonel James Hsu, Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
  • War has changed little in principle from the beginning of recorded history. The mechanized warfare of today is only an evolution of the time when men fought with clubs and stones, and its machines are as nothing without the men who invent them, man them and give them life. War is force- force to the utmost- force to make the enemy yield to our own will- to yield because they see their comrades killed and wounded- to yield because their own will to fight is broken. War is men against men. Mechanized war is still men against men, for machines are masses of inert metal without the men who control them- or destroy them.
    • Fleet Admiral Ernest King, Fleet Admiral King: A Naval Record (1952) p. viii
  • The central core of truth is that Christmas turns everything upside down, the upside of heaven come down to earth. The Christmas story puts a new value on every man. He is not a thing to be used, not a chemical accident, not an educated ape. Every man is a V.I.P., because he has divine worth. That was revealed when “Love came down at Christmas.” A scientist said, making a plea for exchange scholarships between nations, “The best way to send an idea is to wrap it up in a person.” That was what happened at Christmas. The idea of divine love was wrapped up in a person. Christmas is good news in a world of bad news. … Christmas brings hope to a dark world.
~ Halford E. Luccock; displayed as the Quote of the Day for 25 December 2017 ~
Forgive him who wrongs you;
join him who cuts you off;
do good to him who does evil to you;
and speak the truth
even if it be against yourself.
~ Inscription on the Sword of Muhammad; displayed as the Quote of the Day for 25 June 2017 ~
  • Per Ardua Ad Astra
    • Motto of the Royal Air Force; translates as "Through Adversity to the Stars"
  • Serve To Lead
    • Motto of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
Love all, trust a few,
Do wrong to none.
  • William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, displayed as the Quote of the Day for 13 February 2018
  • The news today about "Atomic bombs" is so horrifying one is stunned. The utter folly of these lunatic physicists to consent to do such work for war-purposes: calmly plotting the destruction of the world! Such explosives in men's hands, while their moral and intellectual status is declining, is about as useful as giving out firearms to all inmates of a gaol and then saying that you hope "this will ensure peace". ... Well we're in God's hands. But He does not look kindly on Babel-builders.
  • Non Sibi Sed Patriae
    • Unofficial motto of the United States Navy, translates to English as "Not for Self but for Country"
  • A Posse Ad Esse
    • Motto of the Woodberry Forest School; translates to English as "From Possibility to Actuality"

Pages Created

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2010s

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2011

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7 new pages created in 2011.

2012

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6 new pages created in 2012.

2016

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8 new pages created in 2016.

2017

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8 new pages created in 2017.

2018

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5 new pages created in 2018.

2019

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12 new pages created in 2020.

2020s

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2020

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19 new pages created in 2020.

2021

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16 new pages created in 2021.

2022

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60 new pages created in 2022.

2023

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61 new pages created in 2023.

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Planned Pages

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  • 75th Ranger Regiment
  • Thomas Perkins Abernethy- American historian
  • Charles Henry Ambler- Professor at WVU for approx. 30 years, historian of Virginia and West Virginia
  • Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • Henry H. Arnold, General of the Army, General of the Air Force
  • Edward L. Beach Sr.- U.S. Navy captain (served 1888-1921), author of fiction & nonfiction
  • Edward L. Beach Jr.- U.S. Navy captain (served 1939-1966), author (among other works) of Run Silent, Run Deep, novel published in 1955. Wrote other fiction & nonfiction works.
  • Rick Bragg, American author
  • Joseph Buttigieg, former William R. Kenan Professor of English at University of Notre Dame
  • Aubrey H. Camden
  • Child abuse
  • Cinderella Man- 2005 film
  • Marvin Clark (author)- Woodberry Forest School (Class of 1977), UVA Law (Class of 1984), retired judge and author
  • Christopher Paul Curtis- American author, author of The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 (1995)
  • William C. Dietz, American writer, author of Halo: The Flood
  • Escape to Witch Mountain (1975 film)
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon
  • Exit (2019 film)
  • Bradley A. Fiske, USNA Class of 1875
  • Flame tank
  • Bill Ferguson (politician)- Maryland state senator, Georgetown Prep (Class of 2005)
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin- American historian and author
  • William Kelly Harrison, Jr.- US Army lieutenant general, USMA Class of 1917
  • Homer Hickam- American author, Vietnam veteran with the 4th Infantry Division
  • Andrew A. Humphreys, USMA Class of 1831
  • Nicholas von Hoffman- American journalist and author
  • James Kendall Hosmer- American historian, U.S. Army veteran (served approx. 1862-1863)
  • Irish Army
  • Italian Civil War
  • John Hattendorf- American historian, author, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College (1984-2016)
  • Jang Yeong-jin, only known openly gay defector from North Korea, author of A Mark of Red Honor, published in Korean in 2015 and translated to English in 2017
  • James J. Kilpatrick- American journalist and author, ally of the Byrd machine and advocate of Massive Resistance
  • William Lederer- American naval officer and author
  • The Lucky Ones- 2008 film that Roger Ebert liked.
  • Richard C. Lukas- American historian, specializing in Poland during World War II.
  • John K. Mahon, American historian, supervised the doctoral dissertation of Craig Symonds
  • Richard Myers, USAF- Retired USAF general, 14th President of Kansas State University, author of Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security
  • George B. McClellan, USMA Class of 1846, 4th Commanding General of the United States Army
  • Nancy Mace- 1st female graduate of The Citadel
  • Armistead Maupin- American author
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • Franklin D. Miller- U.S. Army (CSM), served 1965-1992, author of Reflections of a Warrior (1991)
  • Richard Myers- Retired U.S. Air Force 4-star general (served 1965-2005) author of Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security, 14th President of Kansas State University (2016-2022)
  • Malcolm Nance- Retired U.S. Navy senior chief petty officer, soldier in the International Legion of Ukraine from 2022 to present.
  • Eric Nylund- American writer, author of Halo: Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, Halo: Ghosts of Onyx
  • Cao Van Vien, one of only two 4-star generals in the history of South Vietnam
  • Oakland Motor Car Company
  • Alice Oseman- American author
  • Dave Richard Palmer, USMA Class of 1956, 53rd Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
  • Ann Patchett, American author
  • Gary Paulsen- American novelist, author of Hatchet
  • Premature (2014 film)
  • University of Richmond
  • Republic of Vietnam Airborne Division
  • Republic of Vietnam Air Force
  • Mo Rocca- Georgetown Preparatory School (Class of 1987), Harvard University (Class of 1991), comedian & author.
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Marines
  • James M. Sellers Jr.
  • Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse- 2015 film
  • Mark Kennedy Schriver- Georgetown Preparatory School (Class of 1982), Maryland House of Delegates (1995-2003), author
  • Norton A. Schwartz- Retired USAF general, author of Journey: Memoirs of an Air Force Chief of Staff.
  • Michaelangelo Signorile- Author of Queer in America: Sex, The Media, and the Closets of Power (1993)
  • Harry G. Summers Jr.- US Army, Ret., author
  • Craig Symonds- American maritime historian, Ernest J. King Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College (2017-2020)
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • Robert Grainger Ker Thompson, RAF officer, counterinsurgency warfare expert in Vietnam War
  • The Aeronauts (film), 2019 film
  • The Day Will Come (2016 film)
  • The Sadness, 2021 Taiwanese horror film
  • The Thinning, 2016 YouTube film
  • The Thinning: New World Order, 2018 YouTube film
  • Tiger tank
  • Toyota
  • Ukrainian Air Force
  • Ukrainian Navy
  • Ukrainian Army
  • Ukrainian Air Assault Forces
  • Ukrainian Special Forces
  • Vietnamese Rangers, elite light infantry of the ARVN

Project Pages

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  • 101st Airborne Division
  • 12 Strong- Movie
  • 2021 storming of the United States Capitol
  • Frank Abagnale
  • Bob Altemeyer
  • Perry Anderson
  • Authoritarianism
  • Bayonet
  • Carl L. Becker- Professor of history at Cornell University from 1917 to 1941, author of numerous books on early American history. Need to add quotations from more of his books, as well as consult the books already quoted to get page numbers specified for existing quotes.
  • David Bellavia- Former U.S. Army SSG and MOH recipient; need to add quotes from his 2007 memoir House to House: An Epic Memoir of War
  • Bisexuality- This page is practically a stub, need to obtain books and articles on the subject and add content from them to the page.
  • Wilhelm Bittrich, Waffen-SS general
  • Walter R. Borneman, American historian; need to add quotes from more of his books and articles.
  • Robert Lee Bullard- U.S. Army 3-star general, commanded the 1st Infantry Division in World War I. Bullard wrote approximately 3 books that I will obtain copies of, read, and add noteworthy quotes from onto his Wikiquote page. Quotes about Bullard will also be needed.
  • Jimmy Carter- Lots of books by and about Carter that need to be added or expanded on his Wikiquote page. Too many to list here.
  • Neville Chamberlain, British prime minister
  • Henry Steele Commager- American author and educator
  • Coming out- SMALL article about a really important topic. It needs expansion badly.
  • Cornell University- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Critical race theory- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Chester Nimitz- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Michael J. Daly- Medal of Honor recipient- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Dictatorship
  • Sepp Dietrich, Waffen-SS general- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Daniel Drezner- American professor of political science at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford & Somerville, MA; author of numerous books and peer-reviewed articles, content from which needs to be added to Wikiquote.
  • Tammy Duckworth- U.S. Senator from Illinois since 2017, served in the Illinois Army National Guard (1992-2014; 22 years, retired as LTC). Her page is in dire need of expansion.
  • Elizabeth II- More quotes/expansion needed, especially quotes about Elizabeth II.
  • John Feffer
  • Enzo Ferrari- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • FernGully: The Last Rainforest- LOQ trimming project
  • Fascism
  • Scott Galloway (professor)- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Girls
  • William Guarnere- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Heinz Guderian- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Günter Grass
  • Rodolfo Graziani- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • William Frederick Halsey, Jr.- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Tom Hanks
  • Michael Hayden- Retired U.S. Air Force general
  • Chris Hedges- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Jesse Helms- U.S. Senator from North Carolina, ardent homophobe and opponent of LBGT rights
  • Harvard University- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Edward Heffron- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Homophobia
  • Homosexuality
  • Honda
  • Edgar Huff
  • Frank John Hughes
  • Cordell Hull
  • E. W. Howe- Page needs expansion from each of Howe's books/writings, as well as quotes about him
  • Lee Iacocca
  • Iraq War
  • Irish Air Corps
  • Nicholas Irving- Former sniper in 3rd Ranger Battalion; need to add quotes from Basic & Intermediate Combat Survival (2011), Team Reaper: 3rd Ranger Battalion's Deadliest Sniper Team (2012), The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers (2015, with Gary Brozek), Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper (2016, with Gary Brozek), Reaper: Ghost Target (2018, with A.J. Tata), Reaper: Threat Zero (2019, with A.J. Tata), Reaper: Drone Strike (2020, with A.J. Tata)
  • Islamophobia
  • Husband E. Kimmel- Former commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Page is effectively a stub, as under-studied as Kimmel was and is, and needs to be expanded however possible.
  • Ed Koch- 105th Mayor of New York City, author of numerous books
  • Cole C. Kingseed- Retired U.S. Army colonel, also an author and historian; need to find more quotes from his books and articles.
  • Korean War
  • The Last Unicorn (film)- LOQ trimming project
  • William Leahy
  • Henry M. Leland
  • James Longstreet
  • Robert Lutz
  • David Mamet
  • Man Down (2015 film)- Need to add more quotes for this film.
  • John J. McNeill
  • William H. McRaven- Retired 4-star US Navy admiral, author. Need to add more from his written works and add more quotes about him.
  • Medal of Honor- Need to add more quotes about the award.
  • Mark Milley- U.S. Army general
  • George Meade- More quotes/expansion needed, especially quotes about Meade and quotes from Meade's memoirs.
  • Samuel Eliot Morison- Stub page. Morison has a vast number of published works and only one of those has been quoted on his page so far.
  • John Money- stub page
  • Benjamin Muse- Virginia politician, need to add quotes from Virginia's Massive Resistance (1961), Tarheel Tommy Atkins (1963), Ten Years of Prelude (1964), The American Negro Revolution: From Nonviolence to Black Power, 1963-1967, The Twentieth Century As I Saw It (1981)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • The Mummy (1999 film)- LOQ trimming project
  • Otto Ohlendorf
  • Robin Olds- U.S. Air Force brigadier general, need to add quotes from Olds' memoirs and find quotes about him
  • The Pagemaster- 1994 film, LOQ trimming project
  • Joachim Peiper, Waffen-SS colonel
  • Ralph Peters- Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, prolific author. Need to add many more quotes from his considerable list of published books, as well as other notable quotes like his resignation letter to Fox News.
  • Józef Piłsudski
  • Poland
  • Chesty Puller- Only a dozen or quotes from Puller and none about him; practically a stub page.
  • Erwin Rommel- More quotes/expansion needed, especially quotes about Rommel.
  • Rules of Engagement (film)- 128 minutes runtime, LOQ of 5 quotes per hour for films= 11 authorized quotes. Film currently has 5.
  • Gerd von Rundstedt, German Army general in World War II
  • Same-sex marriage- Extremely short page, in dire need of added quotes.
  • Baldur von Schirach
  • Servant leadership- Need to add more quotes about this leadership philosophy.
  • Hugh L. Scott- More quotes/expansion needed, especially quotes from Scott's memoirs.
  • Robert Lee Scott Jr.- Needs expansion, especially quotes from each of Scott's books.
  • Secularism
  • Adam Silvera- Author, need to add quotes from The First to Die at the End, Color Outside the Lines (contributing author) and expand on several of the books/stories already quoted.
  • Otto Skorzeny, Waffen-SS commando
  • Suicide
  • Stand and Deliver- Editing quotes and dialogue, LOQ trimming
  • Timothy D. Snyder- More quotes/expansion needed.
  • Trumpism
  • United States Marine Corps- For all the time the USMC has been around, and all that has been said and written about them, practically none of it is on the Wikiquote page. Lots of material to be added.
  • United States Military Academy
  • Alexander Vandegrift- Need to go through Vandegrift's memoirs, as well as find more quotes about him.
  • Republic of Vietnam Navy
  • Waffen-SS
  • War in Afghanistan (2001–2021)
  • Betty White
  • Who Done It? (1942 film)
  • Bob Woodward- The page for one of the greatest journalists ever is practically a stub, featuring a mere handful of his many books. This needs a great deal of expansion and improvement.
  • Richard Winters- More quotes/expansion needed, especially quotes from Winters' memoirs and quotes about Winters.
  • Yale University

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