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Old 01-21-2001, 07:57 PM   #41
Jon the Hell Caster

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Here are some clasics
Keep your chin up.
"Why? So everyone can look up my nose?"
Live every day as if its your last.
"Why? So I can be in a hospital with a oxygen mask strapped onto me?"
Old 01-22-2001, 09:09 AM   #42
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Here's one that applies to everyone posting here:

I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

As long as there's no flaming involved, otherwise i will be on your ass like glue.
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Old 01-22-2001, 09:18 AM   #43
Ertai, Wizard Adept

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One of my favorites, though i dont apply it to myself when playing BG2:
"Good if used, bad if abused"

Last friday I learnt another one:
"Dont leave your work for the last day, or youŽll have to be 32 hours working without sleep". I assure you it isnt a pleasant experience, has misplaced my body clock so much.
Old 01-22-2001, 09:29 AM   #44
Ertai, Wizard Adept

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Hey Rikard I just looked at your signature and its very similar to what a spanish showman said in his program:

'Hello, Im Emilio Aragon, and you are not'.

Old 01-22-2001, 09:40 AM   #45
Demonic Jester

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'Never insult a man juggling knives.'
Its one of my favorites, never understood it though.
Old 01-22-2001, 03:53 PM   #46
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A couple of my favourite humorous sayings -

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal labotomy.


I'm not as good as I once was.......but I'm as good once as I ever was.

Also, probably my all time favourite poem, and one in which I have found succour, comfort and the will with which to continue in some very dark times. It will be instantly known by many people on these boards but I will post and share it with those who may not be familiar with it anyway.


IF you can keep your head when all about you
are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
IF you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
but make allowance for their doubting too;
IF you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
or being hated don't give way to hating
and yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

IF you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
IF you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
IF you can meet with triumph and disaster,
and treat those two imposters just the same;
IF you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
and stoop and build 'em up with worn out tools:

IF you can make one heap of all your winnings
and risk it on one turn of pitch and toss,
and lose, and start again at your beginnings
and never breathe a word about your loss;
IF you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
to serve your turn long after they are gone,
and so hold on when there is nothing in you
except the will which says to them: HOLD ON!

IF you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
IF neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
IF all men count with you, but none too much;
IF you can fill the unforgiving minute
with sixty seconds worth of distance run,
yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
and - which is more - you'll be a man my son.

Rudyard Kipling
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Old 01-22-2001, 04:09 PM   #47
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Oh yeah, it was animal farm by George Orwell, great book btw.
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Old 01-22-2001, 04:10 PM   #48

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How's about:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
creeps in this petty pace from day to day
to the last syllable of recorded time.
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.
Out! Out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow,
a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard no more.
It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.
(sorry for any typos, writing from memory)

Depressing isn't it? Yet sometimes very true. BTW No remarks about "philistines", I'm just going to TELL you that this is from Macbeth by William Shakespeare... yes, my dear Patriarch that's much nicer don't you think (oh, and the correct quote is of course "All animals are equal but some are more equal than others")
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Old 01-22-2001, 04:17 PM   #49
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Put your arms around the world and try to embrace all that is.
Old 01-22-2001, 04:23 PM   #50

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O Fortuna! Velut Luna statu variabilis
Semper crescis aut decrescis
Vita detestabilis!
Nunc obdurat et tunc curat
Ludo mentis aciem
Egestatem, potestatem dissolvit ut glaciem

Which in a free translation tells about how Fortune is as fickle as the moon: now increasing, then decreasing; melting power, but also poverty, like ice. You never know on which part of the wheel you are, down or up. When you're at the top, you can only go down and when you've reached the deepest depth of misery, you cling to the hope that the wheel must take you up again.
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