Quotes / Moving the Goalposts

"Every time we get a yard ahead, Ryan goes and moves the goal line to the other side of the field!"
Atlas, Bioshock

"About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

"We can still win. It's what we Gamemakers like to call a 'wrinkle'."
Plutarch Heavensbee, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

"Holy shit every time I read a Giants article there is a blurb in there somewhere on how one of our offensive lineman is still 'trying to get in shape'... and it is late August. "

Polly: "Hey! That was a lucky guess, and according to Polly's book of rules, which was written by yours truly, lucky guesses don't count. So there. No, you'll have to work a lot harder than that to win."
Botley: "That's not fair, Polly! If that's the right work of art, you can't just change the rules like that!"
Polly: "'You can't change the rules like that!' Well, guess what, Blotley, this is my house, and my missions, and you play how I say. Now I say, solve this!"

"Perfection. A goal always moving. Can chase. Cannot catch."

"Every time we get a chance to get ahead, they move the finish line. Every time."
Mary Jackson, Hidden Figures