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You’re part of something big. When you gonna learn that? The Sopranos s6e4: The Fleshy Part of the Thigh, Tony, HBO 1999
I am Big – it’s the picture that got small. Sunset Boulevard: A Hollywood Story 1950 starring Gloria Swanson & Erich von Stronheim & William Holden & Nancy Olson & Fred Clark & Lloyd Gough & Jack Webb & Franklyn Farnum et al, director Billy Wilder, Norma Desmond
Big Daddy. Now what makes him so big? His big heart, his big belly or his big money? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 starring Paul Newman & Elizabeth Taylor & Burl Ives & Judith Anderson & Jack Carson & Madeleine Sherwood & Larry Gates & Vaughn Taylor, director Richard Brooks, Brick to Maggie
The bigger they are, the harder they fall. Early 20th century proverb
Even when I was little I was big. William ‘Refrigerator’ Perry
Shaun Wright-Phillips has got a big heart. It’s as big as him, which isn’t very big, but it’s bigger. Kevin Keegan
I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage. Trump: The Art of the Deal 1987
Everything in the universe has a size. Planets are big. Insects are small. People are somewhere in between. Everything has a place in the grand order and we take it for granted that things are as they should be. But are they? Does size matter? What would it be like if things were a little bigger? Would it be better? Hannah Fry, Size Matters I: Big Trouble, BBC 2018
‘Moving around under 2g conditions would be tiring.’ ibid. fighter pilot
There’s a chilling irony about oxygen toxicity: too much oxygen causes irritation in the chest and a cough that over time will get worse and worse until eventually it’s so bad you can’t breathe. ibid.
If it works for pumpkins, why not humans? … Our body size just doesn’t cut it. ibid.
Your size determines how you’re built, how you look, how you live, what you eat. ibid.
Change size too much and you simply get a different species. ibid.
The gigantic giraffe boasts some impressive stats: it’s the tallest mammal on Earth, nearly three times the height of a professional basketball player, and as heavy as a car. Natural World: Nature’s Biggest Beasts, BBC 2022
Being one of Earth’s big beasts has its advantages but also comes with sizeable challenges. ibid.
This remote Indonesian island is home to an illustrious lizard: it owes its prehistoric good looks to its age. It’s one of the few living species to have been around for over three million years. The Komodo Dragon. Birth’s largest lizard … Around 6,000 remain making them vulnerable to extinction. ibid.
Australia: The little red flying fox is not so little. It’s a species of mega-bat with a body as big as a rat and heavier, and a wingspan of a metre. ibid.
Animals tend to be beefier in cooler climates. ibid.
The Mountain Stone Weta, 7 cm: an insect that’s grown as big as a mouse … When ice sets in around it this ingenious hulk of an insect does something very strange indeed: it freezes itself to death, nearly. ibid.
Water’s buoyancy helps support nature’s heavyweights. Which is why this is the domain of the most enormous animal ever to have existed: the 150 ton blue whale outdoes even the biggest dinosaurs for size. ibid.