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"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. "

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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!"

"Never perfect. Perfection goal that changes. Never stops 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

Could a high-speed train run through a vertical loop, like a rollercoaster, with the passengers staying comfortable? —Gero Walter
No.
Since this is kind of a disappointing answer, I tried relaxing the requirements a little.
Could a high-speed train run through a vertical loop, like a rollercoaster, with the passengers surviving?
Still no.
Could a modified and reinforced high-speed train with a jet engine on top run through a vertical loop, like a rollercoaster, with the passengers surviving?
Maybe.

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Dr. Banjo: If your elitist East Coast evolution is real, why has no one found the missing link between modern humans and ancient apes?
Professor Farnsworth: We did find it! It's called Homo erectus!
Dr. Banjo: Then you have proven my case, sir, for no one has found the link between apes and this Homo erectus!
Professor Farnsworth: Yes, they have! It's called Homo habilis!
Dr. Banjo: Aha! But no one has found the missing link between ape and this so-called Homo habilis!
Professor Farnsworth: Yes, they have! It's called Australopithecus africanus!
(about fifteen minutes later, we see the Professor's list expanded to include ten more specimens)
Dr. Banjo: Fair enough. But where, then, is the missing link between apes and this Darwinius masillae? Answer me that, Professor!
Professor Farnsworth: Okay, granted, that one missing link is still missing...
Futurama humorously portraying the debate between Creationism and Evolutionism
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