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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Smarty Koios, Sep 22, 2014.
Choose your battles.
- Steven C. Nar
He said this specifically talking about the professional wrestling industry but I think this is a great quote that applies to many walks of life.
"Promises are made to be broken..."
"It's always about you next move innit, really?"
"Isn't it just."
- Ronnie O'Sullivan
- Victoria "Vicki" Jemma Butler-Henderson
Isn’t she Famines favourite TV personality?
Wait, I might be thinking of Suzy Perry...
I wouldn't know.
Here's the full clip if you're interested.
"You can't quit unless you stop"
"You don't seem to understand. I'm not locked in here with you. You're locked in here with me!"
We can't stop, we've got to slow down first!
"I believe, whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you... stranger."
The moral of “The Three Bears,” for instance, is “Never break into someone else’s house.” The moral of “Snow White” is “Never eat apples.” The moral of World War One is “Never assassinate Arch-duke Ferdinand.”
Lemony Snicket - The Wide Window
"I do not believe in honors. The prize is the pleasure of finding the thing out, the kick in the discovery, the observation that other people use it."
- Richard P Feynman
"I love you three thousand."
Here is another profound quip from Feynman, on Calculus: "It’s the language God talks."
Not quite, but it's a decent enough approximation for most practical purposes
Edit: God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically. - Albert Einstein
"Never say die".
"He who can't remember the past is condemned to repeat it."
“A lot of people criticise Formula 1 as an unnecessary risk. But what would life be like if we only did what is necessary?”
"What if there were no hypothetical questions?"
"If you can create Heaven for yourself without creating Hell for somebody else, fine."
" Every soul is like a rainfrop that falls from the sky into one vast ocean of consciousness. Most raindrops hit the surface and make a small ripple that fades away, but some ripples become waves."
Unknown (at least to me)
"Grove Street. Home."
General U.S. Grant on meeting Robert E. Lee to accept surrender of the Confederate army. I want you to drink in the range that this sentence covers:
"I felt like anything rather than rejoicing at the downfall of a foe who had fought so long and valiantly, and had suffered so much for a cause, though that cause was, I believe, one of the worst for which a people ever fought, and one for which there was the least excuse."
Basically encapsulates the civil war.
"Every time I think he can't go any lower, he makes a fool of me" - Christopher Hitchens
I don't know if he was quoting someone else, but that's the first time I'd heard it said.
"For happily the Government of the United States gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support."
I've known of the "...to bigotry no sanction..." bit for ages and I'm certain I've learned of the greater context at some point, so I should say that I was recently reminded of that greater context.
It's a pity...not only has the former apparently been forgotten, but in some cases it would seem that the latter has as well.
“I suppose we’re all the heroes of our own story. There are no heroes or villains, just people trying to do the best they can”
Harold Finch (Played by Michael Emerson) - Person of Interest Season 5
I often see a single part of this quote, but the whole is really much better.
"All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes, a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
I know this is actually a poem, and not necessarily a quote, but the second line is oft quoted. The first 4 lines really tie the room together though
There’s something beautifully magical about Tolkien, and the fable of Elendil and Narsil are no exception.
"Me and a book is a party. Me and a book and a cup of coffee is an orgy."