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Quotes: The Napoleon
"Observe how cleverly Maugham, while arranging the statues of the writers he has chosen to grace his special pantheon, will chop off a head here, a pair of legs there, a couple of feet, or arms, as suits his purpose so that finally, only a certain short, wizened man of letters, Maugham himself, is left standing erect; whole and complete, towering over them all."

"Most dictators were short, fat, middle-aged and hairless. Besides Danny DeVito, there’s only me to play them."

"What a jerk! I swear, that Napoleon must have some kind of complex or something."
Abraham Lincoln, Clone High

Nigel: Irv Ravitz. Chairman of Elias Clark. You know what they say: tiny man, huge ego.

“Bond always mistrusted short men. They grew up from childhood with an inferiority complex. All their lives they would strive to be big - bigger than the others who had teased them as a child. Napoleon had been short, and Hitler. It was the short men that caused all the trouble in the world.”

Stephen: Why are so many great men short?
David: Are they, really?
Stephen: hit the nail on the head.

"I don't have a Napoleon complex, Napoleon had a me complex!"
Dr. Diminutive, Phineas and Ferb

"Ready, little man?"
Android 18 to Vegeta, Dragon Ball Z

Jeice: 'M not that short, Cap'n.
Captain Ginyu: Oh, don't go all "Vegeta" on me.

"Short people are closer to the ground and closer to satan [sic]."

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