Authority, as you usually think of it, is merely the excuse the strong use to make others conform to what they want.
Not everyone has a sob story, Charlie, and even if they do, it's no excuse.
It was a lame excuse, and I knew that wasn't the reason he was canceling. If he wanted to avoid me, I would have preferred he made up something about how he and the other guardians had to up Moroi security or practice top-secret ninja moves.
It's only fair to warn you that you sealed your fate tonight. When you knew you were in trouble, you came to me. That makes twice, Mercy, and twice is almost as good as a declaration. You are mine now.... Ben says you might run. If you do, I will find you and bring you back. Every time you run, Mercy. I won't force you, but. .. No more excuses, Mercy. You are mine, and I am keeping you.
With no chance to take off, I had to play my role, searching for the rendezvous spot, which gave me the excuse to look for an escape opportunity. Maybe a hole in the wall too small for ToriÆs mom to follow me through or a precarious stack of boxes I could topple onto her head or an abandoned hammer I could brain her with. IÆd never ôbrainedö anyone in my life, but with ToriÆs mom, I was willing to try.
Excuse me a moment, princess. I have to go play with the puppies.
Called her a whore and attacked her walls, tearing down her posters and throwing her books everywhere. I found out because some whitegirl ran up and said, Excuse me, but your stupid roommate is going insane, and I had to bolt upstairs and put him in a headlock.
A powerful wind swept through the shtetl, making it whistle. Those studying obscure texts in dimly lit rooms looked up. Lovers making amends and promises, amendments and excuses, fell silent.
Scared isn't a good excuse. Scared is the excuse everyone has always used.
Religion isn't the cause of wars, it's the excuse.
You told me I wrote that poem because I was afraid of dealing with myself. And I used my mom as an excuse, accusing her of not appreciating or accepting me, when I should have been saying those words into a mirror.
Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?
I thus found that the student who wishes for a shelter can obtain one for a lifetime at an expense not greater than the rent which he now pays annually. If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself; and my shortcomings and inconsistencies do not affect the truth of my statement.
Some gave me soft words and some blunt, some made excuses, some promises, some only lied. In the end words are just wind.
Excuse my mistakes, realize my limitations. Life is not easy as we know it on the earth.
I pray you, be seated and sup how you please. You will I trust, excuse me that I do not join you, but I have dined already, and I do not sup.
When Jesus was born, he was already the son of God. I was the daughter of someone who ran away, a big disgrace. And when Jesus suffered, everyone worshipped him. Nobody worshipped me for living with Wen Fu. I was like that wife of Kitchen God. Nobody worshipped me either. He got all the excuses. He got all the credit. She was forgotten.
How inexplicable it seems. Anything else will be accepted as a better excuse. If one sets aside time for a business appointment, a trip to the hairdresser, a social engagement or a shopping expedition, that time is accepted as inviolable. But if one says: I cannot come because that is my hour to be alone, one is considered rude, egotistical or strange.
Excuse me if I'm clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.
I'm glad I went on rehab assignment to see some live pitching and get some at-bats. I said there were no excuses, I was seeing the ball well at Triple-A and I was able to come back and get it going.
That city is just looking for an excuse to get together and party. I loved my time there.
People have gotten tired of this company making excuses, ... It's been a marginal investment for us so far. We've owned it about a year we're frustrated, too. Our average cost is 10.50 a share. That's not why we buy a stock -- to make 50 cents.
We just ran into a buzz saw. I don't want to make excuses. We just didn't play well. A lot of teams play seven people. I think it was a question of Stanford being a monster out there tonight.
We cannot certainly, have any excuse either for taking any thing that belongs to our masters without their leave, or for being unfaithful in their business.
We had key players missing in most of those games. Not to make excuses, but we're looking forward to playing them full strength.
We know he's the one guy who's a little bit behind where he would normally be. No excuses. He had good stuff tonight, but he's not exactly perfect right now with his location and as good as we've seen him.
The situation has started to take on aspects of a currency crisis, with politicians and ECB officials providing a non-stop stream of public comment, with theories, excuses, and bold predictions for what lies ahead for the currency,
We are all manufacturersmaking good, making trouble or making excuses.
We need to get some people in here. There's no passion out there. There's always an excuse. Nobody wants to step up and be a pro.
They understand where we are and there's nobody that isn't accepting the challenge. That's what trying to win a championship is all about. There are always obstacles in your way and there are always things you can use as an excuse. I like the way they've confronted our situation the way a lot of guys have stepped up.