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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Egregious » 11th June, 2014, 8:55 am

I would never, ever read Proust.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Mawd » 11th June, 2014, 9:08 am

Egregious wrote:I would never, ever read Proust.

Haha, I'd misremembered him from that Slate article.
If you're next going to say you would never read Slate I would say that at the least you know of the discussion its a part of around TFioS.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Wonderland » 11th June, 2014, 9:09 am

Will wrote:Is that supposed to be deep? It just seems like a collection of blindingly obvious statements to me.


Ah. But there lies the deepness of it, Will.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Mawd » 11th June, 2014, 9:12 am

Wonderland wrote:
Will wrote:Is that supposed to be deep? It just seems like a collection of blindingly obvious statements to me.


Ah. But there lies the deepness of it, Will.

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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby George » 11th June, 2014, 11:01 am

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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Egregious » 12th June, 2014, 3:30 am

Mod wrote:
Egregious wrote:I would never, ever read Proust.

Haha, I'd misremembered him from that Slate article.
If you're next going to say you would never read Slate I would say that at the least you know of the discussion its a part of around TFioS.

I read it. I felt like it was something that desperately needed saying. I've never really understood the phenomenon, but I had thought it was mostly endemic to tumblr, since people there are willing to assign profound emotional poignancy to absolutely anything. I can barely go there anymore without rolling my eyes out of their sockets.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Mawd » 12th June, 2014, 5:04 am

Egregious wrote:
Mod wrote:
Egregious wrote:I would never, ever read Proust.

Haha, I'd misremembered him from that Slate article.
If you're next going to say you would never read Slate I would say that at the least you know of the discussion its a part of around TFioS.

I read it. I felt like it was something that desperately needed saying. I've never really understood the phenomenon, but I had thought it was mostly endemic to tumblr, since people there are willing to assign profound emotional poignancy to absolutely anything. I can barely go there anymore without rolling my eyes out of their sockets.

Haha
I refuse to get into that side of tumblr.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Arcan » 15th June, 2014, 8:39 am

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason" Unknown
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby trulymadlyalways » 17th June, 2014, 9:30 am

Truly madly always!
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby atheist » 18th June, 2014, 4:07 am

"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that."

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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby GoPink! » 3rd July, 2014, 8:29 am

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” - Marilyn Monroe
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Arcan » 3rd July, 2014, 9:14 am

"No one, however smart, however well educated, however experienced, is the suppository of all wisdom." Tony Abbot
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Jacketh » 3rd July, 2014, 9:15 am

'We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.' - Timothy Leary.

Deep stuff. :naughty:
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby MiloValderrama » 4th July, 2014, 9:18 am

"Everyone could be great, but never be perfect"

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"A true ambitionist would never lie to himself, he only discard obstacles"
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby atheist » 4th July, 2014, 9:22 am

"I could never find two people who are perfectly equal: one will always be more valuable than the other. And many people, as a matter of fact, simply have no value."

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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Will » 10th July, 2014, 11:13 pm

"I make no promises. I found out long ago that when you look at the overall task, the cathedral you have to build, it looks so daunting that you just give up and sit down and play a video game."
- GRRM on writing.

I relate.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby jack21 » 30th July, 2014, 5:12 pm

Its not exactley a quote as such, its a authors note. I do think its quite beutiful =

Author's Note

Things are not always what we expect. Sometimes there's joy and sometimes sorrow. And now that we're here, what is love? Andy hints that there are two things that changed his life. What do you think they are? .

I was running for student body president at the end of my junior year of high school. The win was in the bag. I was junior class president and a varsity football player.. Not bragging. It's just true. But guess what, I decided to have a cigarette in the chemical room of the chemistry lab after school and got caught by the teacher. They wouldn't let me run. I know the pain and emptiness I felt. I'm an old man now and it still bothers me. Life is like that. Sometimes we do stupid things. Why would an athlete be smoking in the first place you might ask? Stupidity and being a teenager. The important thing is that we bounce back from our mistakes.

As a writer, I don't want you to automatically figure out the plot. There's no fun in that. Sometimes characters don't always do what we expect. That's true in life too. I've read quite a few stories and it goes something like this. Boy is hot for another boy. Conflict and roadblocks keep them apart for most of the rest of the story. Ninety percent of the time we know they'll be together in the end. It does happen, but does it always have to happen? Where's the suspense?

We all love happy endings and this story has one, but it's a different ending than you might expect. In the end it's about love and friendship.

Will Andy and Matt become sexual partners? One never knows. So read on.

The book its from is online and can be read for free; http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/highschool/knots

Obviously start with chap 1 at bottom :P
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Mawd » 14th August, 2014, 10:18 am

"There are a few basic propositions with negative campaigning that are worth knowing about. It lowers turnout, favours right more than left as the right continues to turn out, and drives away the independents."

-Simon Lusk, National Party's political strategist.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Mawd » 14th August, 2014, 10:18 am

Silly double toast.
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Re: Quote of the Moment

Unread postby Tristitia » 14th August, 2014, 12:09 pm

"It was a miserable machine, an inefficient machine, she thought, the human apparatus for painting or for feeling; it always broke down at the critical moment; heroically, one must force it on. She stared, frowning. There was the hedge, sure enough. But one got nothing by soliciting urgently. One only got a glare in the eye from looking at the line of the wall, or thinking—she wore a grey hat. She was astonishingly beautiful. Let it come, she thought, if it will come. For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?"

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