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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:13 am 
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SMAC has some great ones

I was always fond of the slogan for Morgan Gravitronics: "What goes up, better doggone well stay up!"

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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"[The invention of dynamite will] sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions, [since] as soon as men will find that in one instant whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they will surely abide in golden peace"
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:11 pm 
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I just heard this one today on a Tom Scott video:

"In times of war, the law falls silent." -- Latin phrase, attributed to Cicero.

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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Just a beautiful quote about ships, which is giving me a real kick in the butt to get to work on this thing that I've been meaning to do...

"To sailors, three things made a ship a clipper. She must be sharp-lined, built for speed. She must be tall-sparred and carry the utmost spread of canvas. And she must use that sail, day and night, fair weather and foul."
- Alan Villiers

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:37 pm 
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In watching American Sniper, I was reminded of a line in the M*A*S*H series:

Hawkeye: War isn't Hell. War is war, and Hell is Hell. And of the two, war is a lot worse.
Father Mulcahy: How do you figure, Hawkeye?
Hawkeye: Easy, Father. Tell me, who goes to Hell?
Father Mulcahy: Sinners, I believe.
Hawkeye: Exactly. There are no innocent bystanders in Hell. War is chock full of them - little kids, cripples, old ladies. In fact, except for some of the brass, almost everybody involved is an innocent bystander.


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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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Nerd note: there's some historical ambiguity about whether or not William Tecumseh Sherman ever actually said "war is Hell" in as few words -- the quote is attributed to a speech he gave, but the no contemporary source recorded the verbatim text.

I think the more evocative quote, actually, is from his letter to the city of Atlanta: "War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it."

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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Because I've been sucked into these books along with the rest of my colleagues:

"I never asked for this crown. Gold is cold and heavy on the head, but so long as I am the king, I have a duty … If I must sacrifice one child to the flames to save a million from the dark … Sacrifice … is never easy, Davos. Or it is no true sacrifice."

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"As you served Roose Bolton and Robb Stark?" Stannis snorted. "I think not. We have a warmer end in mind for you, turncloak. But not until we're done with you."

He means to kill me. The thought was queerly comforting. Death did not frighten Theon Greyjoy. Death would mean an end to pain. "Be done with me, then," he urged the king. "Take off my head off and stick it on a spear. I slew Lord Eddard's sons, I ought to die. But do it quick. He is coming."

"Who is coming? Bolton?"

"Lord Ramsay," Theon hissed. "The son, not the father. You must not let him take him. Roose... Roose is safe within the walls of Winterfell with his fat new wife. Ramsay is coming."

"Ramsay Snow, you mean. The Bastard."

"Never call him that!" Spittle sprayed from Theon's lips. "Ramsay Bolton, not Ramsay Snow, never Snow, never, you have to remember his name, or he will hurt you."

"He is welcome to try. Whatever name he goes by."

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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"The secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one's own infallibility with a power to learn form past mistakes" - George Orwell.

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*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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I'm currently reading a collection of stories by Cordwainer Smith (real name Dr. Paul Linebarger), and I wanted to share this excerpt from Under Old Earth:

"Most people want happiness. Good: we have given them happiness.

Dreary useless centuries of happiness, in which all the unhappy were corrected or adjusted or killed. Unbearable desolate happiness without the sting of grief, the wine of rage, the hot fumes of fear. How many of us have ever tasted the acid, icy taste of old resentment? That's what people really lived for in the Ancient Days, when they pretended to be happy and were actually alive with grief, rage, fury, hate, malice and hope!"

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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" Give them something to want.
Give them something to hide.
Give them something to fear.
Give them something to obsess over.
Then hurt them.” - Catherynne M. “Cat” Valente

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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I keep an extensive quotations file, but few are applicable to the Extended Multiverse. I don't even pretend to agree with all of these, but they might inspire someone:

Linus Torvalds wrote:
Life is a game, and if you aren't in it to win, what the heck are you still doing here?

Jack Handley wrote:
I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate.
And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.

Seth Godin wrote:
It's immoral to rob someone's house and burn it to the ground, but is it immoral to market them into foreclosure?

S. Lott wrote:
Which is heavier, the number 7 or the color green?

Tommy Nomad wrote:
Religions—all religions—breed people at every end of the spectrum.
Some are tolerant, sensible people. Others are absolute nutters.
Pretending the second group doesn't exist does the first group no PR favours.

Jesse Noller wrote:
That’s about as useful as a beehive in my toilet.

Gail Godwin wrote:
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.

Jenny Rockwood wrote:
So I've decided to become his friend so I can ask him how tall he is without it becoming awkward.

Mark Rosewater wrote:
If you are looking for a needle in a bale of hay, more hay doesn't help.

Fiona wrote:
If it seems too good to be true, it's best to shoot it just to be sure.

Joanna wrote:
People who can't make decisions should not date people who can't make decisions.

Stephen Felt wrote:
You bring the water in the shape of a bucket, and we'll build the bucket around it.

Joanna wrote:
Babe, you need to stop disagreeing with everything I say, because you're wrong and I'm right.

Bjarne Stroustrup wrote:
It's easy to win forgiveness for being wrong; being right is what gets you into real trouble.

Eric Blank wrote:
It is not a good day to be small and adorable.

ThatAussieGuy wrote:
They decided to leave my fortress via Hell because the front door was locked to keep Goblins out.

Splint wrote:
No, our morals are clearly bacon and necktie. There's a difference.

Yakir Aharonov wrote:
The future can only affect the present if there is room to write its influence off as a mistake.

Toady One wrote:
Then one of the guard's master's kids stabbed me in the back with a knife, so I guess it sort of worked all around.

Catastrophic lolcats wrote:
Ignore the meat in the sky, leftovers from a previous project.

Ovid wrote:
so the moral of the story is
if at first you don’t succeed
try crossdressing

Catherine Devlin wrote:
I felt like I was trying to cut a little sweater out of a big sweater without snipping any yarns.

Silthuri wrote:
Destroying the world would severely damage my reputation.

Brent Thomson wrote:
Money is only useful if different people have different amounts.


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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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@Aaarrrgh: That is way too bleak.
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Because of something I listened to recently:
“Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick to your fingers."
~Attributed to Gustave Flaubert in Madame Bovary

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“The power drawn from strength is mighty indeed. All men respect the sword.
Greater still is the power drawn from ultimate weakness. When a man has nothing to cling to, he has taken the first step to becoming Royalty”
-Words of Dyon, Knight Mendicant (est. third century post second-conquest)

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*"To YMTC it up" means to design cards that have value mostly from a design perspective. i.e. you would put them in a case under glass in your living room and visitors could remark upon the wonderful design principles, with nobody ever worring if the cards are annoying/pointless/confusing in actual play

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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I figure, why not?

" I know you made my friends all disappear.
But everything they cared about is why I'm here.
I am their mercy, I am their vengeance, I am determination."
Sans, to... uh... Frisk? in this video.


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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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I figure, why not?

" I know you made my friends all disappear.
But everything they cared about is why I'm here.
I am their mercy, I am their vengeance, I am determination."
Sans, to... uh... Frisk? in this video.

Genocide!Player is mostly known as Chara, though u_u

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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I figure, why not?

" I know you made my friends all disappear.
But everything they cared about is why I'm here.
I am their mercy, I am their vengeance, I am determination."
Sans, to... uh... Frisk? in this video.

Genocide!Player is mostly known as Chara, though u_u

At this point in my playing (having finished the game 2.3 times), I am allowing myself to explore a few things, and am aware of the names Frisk and Chara, but as yet don't actually know who they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Evocative Quotations
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At this point in my playing (having finished the game 2.3 times), I am allowing myself to explore a few things, and am aware of the names Frisk and Chara, but as yet don't actually know who they are.

The Pacifist route should explain who Frisk is, and let's just say Chara is the default name for the player personality during the Genocide route. This last bit of information is barely accessible in the game files, and is usually learned through internet, so it isn't something you missed, per se, and it isn't spoilery because it's more or less a convention to address the player's soul during Genocide route.

Also: if you plan on doing the Genocide run, I'd advise you to learn about the consequences before facing Asgore. Expecially for the replaying value.

"Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along."
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