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Your favorite quotes

Postby sam vimes » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:04 pm

After watching the know no fear trailer and seeing this quote:

“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

I thought that is very true and really liked how it was pitched in context to the book and of course how it resonates in real life, and as I said to a friend last night I spend far to much time reading inspiring stories and histories (damn you internet and you vast amount of free knowledge XD) and of course quotes, so my question is what has inspired you to do that one thing you wanted or got you through a hard time/day hell we can even include lyrics from songs if you want two of mine are below a quote and a small song verse:

William Blake said: "Active Evil is better than Passive Good."

And from Dream evils in flames you burn song:
"Taste the blood, tears of pain
Memories from the past strike through my mind
My royal blood begins to boil
Deadly wounds can't stop me now, I still stand strong
I just can't die"
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Xisor » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:31 pm

"Narns, Humans, Centauri... we all do what we do for the same reason: because it seems like a good idea at the time."
- G'Kar

It does lend some perspective to almost every tiff and bit of trouble that ever enters our lives. Closely related to Hanlon's razor.

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"I think many of the boundaries that convention has placed upon us are arbitrary, so we can fiddle with them if we fancy. Gravity's hard to dispute, and breathing, but a lot of things we instinctively obey are a lot of old tosh"
- Russel Brand, My Booky Wook

Again, a neatly put way of adding perspective to things. Plenty of rules and such exist for good reasons, but much of what we do and what people expect of us is based on little more than those expectations. That's not to say do whatever the hell you want, but there's room for a lot less anxiety and rigidity.

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"Maybe, just maybe, Benny isn't the dream: we are. Maybe we're nothing more than figments of his imagination. For all we know, at this very moment, somewhere, far beyond all those distant stars... Benny Russell is dreaming of us."
- B. Sisko

Not poignant or plausible, but beautifully delivered and sincerely captures a romantic sentiment that's sort-of occurred independently at one time or another to many, many people I've chatted to over the years.

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"I trust some of you will do better than average. As a pun of GR [General Relativity], there is no absolute frame (or marks) in Relativity, only ranks (of tensors or marks). The relative strength of students is a frame-independent co-variant derivative of a tensor, which we hope to measure."
- Hongsheng

A small reminder of where I come from in the form of a badly delivered theoretical physics joke. Sent the morning before the toughest, most miserable exam I've ever experience. (And thus also received shortly after finishing Murder on the Orient Express, but I digress.)

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"To live is to think"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's a bit more prescriptive and active than "I think therefore I am" - not thinking is not living, you only become alive, motivate yourself when you think. There's a dodgy neuroscientific, chemical and philosophical undertone to it, but generally speaking, I do (unfortunately, but not too often) conflate the celebration of ignorance and simplicity as a grievous assault on everything I've ever held dear.
"When my housemate puts his bike in the middle of the living room floor, I find that inordinately jarring, annoying and rude, but for me to refer to it as "genocide" would be incorrect." -Ath
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Therion » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:43 pm

"Yes it is true what you may have heard whispering amongst the catacombs betwixt the night and nether-night! Why not say it out loud for all to hear. Let the fools doubt and sneer, it matters not. Be proud of your humanity and keep it unsullied and blessed.

This is as my Master told it to me and now I tell it to thee.

There are a billion names of damnation! A billion kinds of things that slither and slime and defile the land and sea and wind. Each thing is a kind of sin spawned by man's evil. And that man is very sinful there are many of these damned things and their power is great.

As the purpose of all things in nature is to increase so it is with the damned. They would we joined them and so they seek to overcome us. In alien forms they assault us. In sleep they come to spread doubt and fear among us. They would corrupt our hearts and see us damned too. Trust them not nor suffer them to live.

For each alien destroyed is a soul freed from eternal bondage. Each mortal alien life extinguished is a human soul raised to glory. Thus our eternal destiny is written in the blood of the alien.

With sword and spear destroy the alien. With cannon shot and gun blast smash the alien. With laser beam and searing plasma scatter the alien to the stars. With tooth and fist and hammer blows, with axe and shell and poison-bombs, with virus-charge and thermal mines!

Kill them! Kill them! Kill them all!

As my Master told it to me I now tell it to thee that thou shalt tell others in thy turn."


Wonderful words :) . Does anyone know where is it from and if there's any more such beautiful inspiring stuff where it came from :) ?

Also:
"Hate heals."
Beautiful healing worlds. It helped me to get rid of my sugar addiction :D .
"There can be no bystanders in the battle for survival. Anyone who will not fight by your side is an enemy you must crush" -Scriptorus Munificantus
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:43 pm

"A man may fight for many things: his country, his principles, his friends, the glistening tear on the cheek of a golden child. But personally, I'd mud wrestle my own mother for a ton of cash, an amusing clock and a sack of French porn!" - Mr E. Blackadder, Esq.

A great quote that sums up the philosophy of a man whose principles I thoroughly admire.

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"It's a basic truth of the human condition that everybody lies. The only variable is about what." - Dr Gregory House.

Something which I believe greatly.

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"God? No, I'm not God. But I'm a close second." - Kane to McNeil (Tiberian Sun)

Perhaps one of the most epic quotes by a man who just won't stay dead.

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"Just because you're blood doesn't make you family. You got to earn that." - Dean Winchster.

"The hell it isn't! Family don't end with blood, boy!" - Bobby Singer

Again another philosophy that I agree with. Blood is not binding, its only what we choose to make of it. And family is about a lot more than sharing some dna.

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"I'm Rick James bitch!" - Dave Chappelle.

Do I even need to explain why?

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"Master Rahl guide us. Master Rahl teach us. Master Rahl protect us. In your light we thrive. In your mercy we are sheltered. In your wisdom we are humbled. We live only to serve. Our lives are yours." -Words to the D'Haran devotion

Hearing this in my head always give me a thrill.

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“What will you do when he crosses?”
“Fight. Kill. Die, maybe.”
“Aren’t you afraid? The gods might send you down to some terrible hell for all the evil you've done.”
“What evil?” He laughed. “What gods?”
“The gods who made us all.”
“All?” he mocked. “Tell me, little bird, what kind of god makes a monster like the Imp, or a halfwit like Lady Tanda’s daughter? If there are gods, they made sheep so wolves could eat mutton, and they made the weak for the strong to play with.”
“True knights protect the weak.”
He snorted. “There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can’t protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don’t ever believe any different.”
Sansa backed away from him. “You're awful.”
“I'm honest. It’s the world that’s awful.” - Sandor Clegane and Sansa Stark.

Not only sums up the medieval world, but the modern world as well in my view, and is a very good philosophy about religion and God and evil.

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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Blinded » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:10 pm

"Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony." Dennis. Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

"Well briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under Secretary of State, known as the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private Secretary. I too have a Principal Private Secretary and he is the Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, 87 Under Secretaries and 219 Assistant Secretaries. Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain Private Secretaries, and the Prime Minister will be appointing two Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own Parliamentary Private Secretary." Sir Humphrey Appleby, in one go- Yes Minister


And my favorite:

"For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill." Sun Tzu
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Jim Shady » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:36 am

"If it bleeds, we can kill it"

Classic Arnie line from Predator :D

I also like

"Don't use black shoe polish on white shoes"

From Sir Bobby Robson to the then manager of Whitley Bay.
Ah me lads, ye shud only seen us gannin',
We pass'd the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin';
Thor wes lots o' lads an' lasses there, all wi' smiling faces,
Gawn alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby sam vimes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:35 am

from eye of the storm by cruxshadows

There is no love untouched by hate
No unity without discord
There is no courage without fear
There is no peace without a war
There is no wisdom without regret
No admiration without scorn
There is strife within the tempest
But thier is cam in the eye of th storm
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Athelassan » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:19 pm

These are the quotes from my old Facebook profile, before I deleted it in a fit of pique. I still consider each of them relevant to varying degrees:

Stewart Lee, Comedy Vehicle wrote:The man who had read everything published in his lifetime, today, would be more stupid than the man who had read nothing. This is not a good state of affairs.


Brian Clevinger, 8-Bit Theater wrote:So really, Lex Luthor is the hero. Superman is the invader, he's the anomaly. He's the thing that doesn't belong... He robs humanity of its drive. Why excel at anything when Superman is already, by definition, inhumanly better than you at everything? Lex Luthor is giving us back our dignity, and he does this even while he's labelled a villain for doing it. How sick is that? The people of his society are so invested in Superman's superiority that they fight to lock up the man who dares suggest they may actually have some worth. We should all aspire to be Lex Luthor.


Axl Rose wrote:When I look around
Everybody always brings me down.
Is it them or me?
Well I just can't see,
But there ain't no peace to found.
But if someone really cared,
Well they'd take the time to spare
A moment to try and understand
Another one's despair.
Remember in this game we call life
That no one said it's fair


Neil Gaiman, American Gods wrote:I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no-one but a moron would trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, life is a cruel joke and that life is what happens when you're alive and you might as well sit back and enjoy it


Benjamin Franklin wrote:Those who would sacrifice a little liberty for a little security deserve neither, and will lose both.

The juxtaposition of profundity and credibility of sources is entirely intentional.

To those I'd like to add the following, which is one of those things that when you hear it crystallises a thought that you've had in the back of your mind for ages in terms more eloquent than you could ever have managed. I think it applies not just to writing but to all of life:

C.S.Lewis wrote:Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.

There are more, but I don't want to post dozens of quotes. In particular there is nothing by F.E. Smith here, who I consider one of the wittiest men of recent history, but most of those are ripostes to unwise criticism rather than standalone aphorisms.

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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Xisor » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:54 pm

It struck me that this is perhaps one of my favourites.

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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby sam vimes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:07 pm

They shall be my finest warriors, these men who give themselves to me. Like clay I shall mould them and in the furnace of war forge them. They will be of iron will and steely muscle. In great armour shall I clad them and with the mightiest guns will they be armed. They will be untouched by plague or disease, no sickness will blight them. They will have tactics, strategies and machines such that no foe can best them in battle. They are my bulwark against the Terror. They are the Defenders of Humanity. They are my Space Marines and they shall know no fear.
--The Emperor of Mankind.
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby davij038 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:41 pm

"Lucifer may be powerful, but I , I am petty" Zacheriah (SP?) from Supernatural
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:06 pm

Baron Vengeous: Only a heathen would bring a gun to a sword fight.
Skulduggery Pleasant: And only a moron would bring a sword to a gun fight.


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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby theslowcentury » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:58 pm

This is my first post! How exciting.

I'd have to say it's the Joanna Newsom lyric I have quoted in my signature. I think it hits the perfect path between twee and meaningful, and it's been stuck in my head for about seven years now so it must have done something right!

The Lincoln quote above has made me laugh a whole lot. Thanks for that!
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Can touch hearts larger than a thimble.
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby sam vimes » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:38 am

"Knowledge is power guard it well"
From my much loved Blood Ravens
"Huron-Fal’s systems were on the verge of shutdown ... ‘This death,’ rasped the voder, ‘this death is ours. We choose it. We deny you your victory.’

"Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate."

"From iron cometh strength. From strength cometh will. From will cometh faith. From faith cometh honour. From honour cometh iron." "And may it ever be so"
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:23 pm

The Major: "My friends, it has often been said that I like war. Friends, I like war. No, friends, I love war! I love holocausts. I love blitzkriegs. I love defensive lines. I love sieges, charges, I love mop-up operations, and retreats. Wars across prairies, in streets, in trenches, in grasslands, in frozen tundras, through deserts, on the sea, in the air, I love every act of war that can occur upon this earth. I love blasting the enemy to smithereens with artillery salvos that thunder across the lines of battle. My heart leaps with joy whenever a soldier is tossed high into the air and cut to pieces by well placed sniper rounds, and there is nothing like a tank operator using a Tiger 88 to destroy enemy tanks. And the feeling that comes when a soldier runs screaming from his blazing tank only to be mowed down by heavy machine gun fire, is such an exquisite feeling. Like when ranks of infantry brandish their bayonets rushing into the enemy line. It moves me deep within my heart to watch a fresh recruit stabbing over and over into the bloated chest of a long-dead enemy. The sight of deserters being strung up from a street lamp is an irresistible pleasure. And there is nothing more arousing, than the sounds made by prisoners of war dropping like flies, screaming in agony as they're mowed down by ear piercing schmeissers! When a band of pitiful resistance fighters makes their final stands with nothing but small arms, only to have their city smashed to atoms block by block by 4.8 ton bombshells, I'm in ecstasy. I love it when my forces are ravaged by a Russian armored division. It's so sad to see towns and villages that were supposed to be defended at all costs, being laid to waste, their women and children being raped, and killed. I love to be squashed under the heel of the British and American war machines. The humiliation, as my men crawl around like vermin, ducking the jagdbombers flying overhead. Gentlemen, all I ask for is war. A war so grand as to make Hell itself tremble. Gentlemen, I ask you as fellow brothers in arms, what is it you really want? Do you wish for further war as I do? Do you wish for a merciless, bloody war? A war whose fury is built with iron, and lightning, and fire? Do you ask for war to sweep in like a tempest, leaving not even ravens to scavenge from this Earth?!"

The War speech in Hellsing Ultimate. Bloody love this speech.


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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby David Earle » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:58 am

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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby nomsheep » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:37 am

'Do not look for logic in a game were genetically engineered super-soilders with power-armour travel billions of miles to fight with swords' - (Dunno)

'He who makes a beast of of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man' - Dr. Johnson

'More hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obidience rather than rebellion' - C.P Snow

'Some men just want to watch the world burn'
- The Dark Knight

'Stare into the abyss and it stares into you.' - Nietzeiche (sp?)

'That whole vietnam thing, never happened'
'Yeah but don't say that around the veterans hospital. they're really commited to the lie'
- Family Guy

And my favourite one XD

"Voil‡! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition. The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V." - V, V for Vendetta


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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Raziel4707 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:40 pm

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most - Ozzy Osbourne.

Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction, of retribution, manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible c**t. ME. - Bricktop.
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Pyroriffic » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:51 pm

Raziel4707 wrote:Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most - Ozzy Osbourne.

Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction, of retribution, manifested by an appropriate agent. Personified in this case by an 'orrible c**t. ME. - Bricktop.


From the same film...

Vinny wrote:It's behind you Tyrone. Whenever you reverse, things come from behind you.
I reject your reality and substitute it with my own.
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Re: Your favorite quotes

Postby Lord of the Night » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:32 pm

Community wrote:Pierce: Somalia has ninteen hundred miles of coastline, a government that knows its place and all the guns and wives you can afford to buy. Why have I not heard of this paradise before?

Annie: There'll be refugees, who can take refugees?
Pierce: The great country of Somalia, this gien, this shangri-la, graciously invites the ethiopian refugees to enjoy safe lodging and cool ocean breezes on the sand-swept beaches.


Burst out laughing at these. Lol.


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