There is in even the most selfish passion a large element of self-abnegation. It is startling to realize that what we call extreme self-seeking is actually self-renunciation. The miser, health addict, glory chaser and their like are not far behind the selfless in the exercise of self-sacrifice.
What do you suppose those women are after but the same thing as the chaser-the desire to gain their own value from the number and fame of the men they conquer? Only it's one step phonier, because the value they seek is not even in the actual fact, but in the impression on and the envy of other women.
I'm projected as an ambulance chaser, but I'm more the ambulance. People call me because they know I will come.... I have never fought a case where they didn't ask me to come. People havethis picture like I'm sitting up in bed at night with a walkie-talkie. "You hear anything? Oh, let's run! It's Virginia today!"... Every victim calls us.... "Who put Sharpton in charge?" Thevictim!
Need 'nether whiskey. Whiskey chaser. Gotta get two men drunk.' Mr. Cohan placed both hands on the bar. 'Mr. Walsh, ' he said severely, 'in Gavagan's we will serve a man a drink to wet his whistle, or even because his old woman has pasted him with a dornick, but a drink to get drunk with I do not sell. Now I'm telling you you've had enough for tonight, and in the morning you'll be thanking me... ' ("My Brother's Keeper")
Okay, men," he said. "And women," said Chaser Angelina Johnson. "And women," Wood agreed. "This is it." "The big one," said Fred Weasley. "The one we've all been waiting for," said George. "We know Oliver's speech by heart," Fred told Harry, "we were on the team last year." "Shut up, you two," said Wood. "This is the best team Gryffindor's had in years. We're going to win. I know it." He glared at them all as if to say, "Or else." "Right. It's time. Good luck, all of you.
J. K. Rowling
I wanted to write something that made no linear sense. None. Zero. Something that was 87% pure nonsense, 12% pure alcohol, and 3% orange juice, for a chaser. That formula is accurate, give or take 2% for the milk. In my experience, comedy is 2/3rds tragedy, and one third 33.3 percent. And tragedy started at birth, so humor involving babies is probably the funniest. But even though I didn't write anything about babies, you might laugh so hard that you'll regret not wearing a diaper while reading.
Tell me you're not going to do anything stupid." "I'm not that kind of guy, Peter." "Not usually, no. But I've seen the look you've got in your eyes. A guy so consumed with his demons he'd throw himself on a min to escape it. Then they send the little polished medal home to the people who love him. You've got a lot of people who care about you, Ben. Don't do that to them. If you don't trust yourself tonight, then let me shadow you." Ben sighed, looked back out in the darkness. "Fine, but keep a distance. I don't want anyone to think we're dating." "No chance of that. I wouldn't be caught dead dating an ambulance chaser.
Joey W. Hill
I imagined each experience going on in that city, the world that was taking up my chest and throat, and I wanted to experience all of them. For every person sitting on a roof top staring at the stars, every person driving out to the desert with their lover and a mattress in the back of their pickup, every adrenalin shot of stepping on a stage or movie set, every hand and breath casting music into the night, every kiss that felt like the first, every breath stealing glance, every dance, every burst of camera light, everything - I wanted to do it all. I was a moment chaser.
YEAH, THEY TRY TO ASSASSINATE, LIMITATE, INTIMIDATE LOCK ME DOWN AT JAY WAY, AND GAVE ME A DECEMBER DAY ONE THING BOUT MY MAMA, SHE MADE SURE I HAD THAT DINNER PLATE SCAR ME WHEN THEY KILLED MY DAD, I WAS WILD LIKE SIMBA REMEMBER THEY, LEFT ME THERE FOR DEAD, I AIN'T CARE I WENT HARDER THAN THEY DID, AND WENT FARTHER THAN THEY DID TELL ME I CAN'T JUST LIKE THEY DID, I'M A GROWN MAN ABOUT MY BIZZ I GO HARD TO GET WHAT I WANT, CHASING MY DREAMS LIKE FOREST GUMP DREAM CHASER, BUT I AIN'T GOING TO SLEEP 24 A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK 48 WEEKS A YEAR, I AIN'T SLEEPING YEAH CAUSE I AIN'T TRYINA TAKE NO SHORTS, LIKE THE LEAPING YEAR COPS TRY LOCK ME, NIGGAS TRY LEAVE ME THERE ROAD TO THE RICHES, HOMIE YOU SHOULD MEET ME THERE CRAB IN THE BOW, HATERS TRYINA KEEP ME THERE BUT WATCH ME BREAK AWAY, YEAH I'M A MAKE A WAY
DIS NIGGA, LIKE HE'S SO EXCLUSIVE SOMETIMES DREAMS, PEACE OF PAPER I GOT REAMS WHERE THE D GO?, PUT THAT ON A ROSE NOW YOU PRONOUNCE IT HERO, YOU SEE? LU SEE LIKE LA BREA & PICO, WITH BINOCULARS ON MY PEEPHOLE I FEEL MY BEST WORK WAS ALBUM ZERO NOW WITH DENIRO ITS BOO BOO IN MY BACKYARD AND BEN BURNT DOWN MY GAZEBO THAT DINERO'S A CASINO WIT SPIT IN THE SANDWICH OF THE POLICE THOUGH THEY AIN'T SEE THE STEEL PLATE UP UNDER MY SEAT THOUGH STILL PLAY IT LIKE SHAQUILLE BUT I CAN FREE THROW I AIN'T PLAYING BUT I COMPETE, I AIN'T A PLAYER BUT I'M COMPLETE AND THAT'S THE WIN WIN A MASON MIND CAN'T SIGN IF THE PEN'S TEMPLAR NIGHT VISION ON WHITE LINEN IS STILL GREEN PEACE OF PAPER I GOT REAMS, MAKE IT RAIN TO MAKE EM SMILE, NOW RAKE IT INTO PILES AND GO BUY YA SELF SOME STYLE, PROM NIGHT/CAT WALK PREPARED THE SUIT FOR WEEKS, OR EFFORTLESS AS A PARISIAN WALKING DOWN THE STREET, I AIN'T IN IT I'M JUST WALKING ROUND SOME BEATS TONGUE IN CHEEK, JUST TALKING ROUND SOME TEETH NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHING MADE OF GOOD OPTIONS, MASTERMIND TIMES NEIGHBORHOOD HOODIE TAKE THE HOOD SHOPPING BACK TRACK TO THE STOLEN PLATES WHAT'S A CLOSED WALLET TO AN OPEN SAFE SAY YOUR GRACE PEACE OF PAPER/CUP OF JAYZUS WHAT WE WRITING? THESE AIN'T ENTENDRES THESE ARE SECRET INDICTMENTS LITTE SECRET EXCITEMENTS FOR WILLING MINDS I'M FEELING FINE BALLING HARD AND KILLING RHYMES KNOCKING OFF BIGS AND STEALING SHINES HEY SHAWTY IS IT A CRIME? TO DMV EVERYTIME UNTIL I GIVE EM LICENSE THEY WAITING ON LINES PEACE OF PAPER I'M KERRY JAMES COMMISSIONS FLY AS THE CONSTITUTION AS A PLANE PEACE OF PAPER CUP OF JAYZUS WHAT WE DOING? PIZZA LASERS/ CUP OF RAZORS WHAT YOU CHOOSING? CHOOSY MOTHERS CHOOSE THE SMOOTHEST PEANUT BUTTERS AND MORE COGNIZANT FATHERS DO GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER A BREAK FROM THE PAPER IT MEANS DO YOU IDENTIFY MORE WITH WHAT'S BEING MADE OR THE MAKER? I'M WHAT'S BEING CHASED I'M NOT THE CHASER CUP OF JAYZUS PEACE OF PAPE