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They don't sound like that anymore.

Scarab Sages

Have you heard what we've been having to settle for lately? Surely they still sound better than that.

Scarab Sages

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- English Proverb


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Robbie Reyes (Gabriel Luna): "Yo, I'm not wearing a mask, man."
Agent Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie (Henry Simmons): "It's not a mask, it's a balaclava."
Robbie Reyes: "I thought that was a dessert..."

- Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D, season 4, episode 8


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After discovering the dead body of a boy his son told him had been missing floated to the surface in an open lead:

Egasak: Oh son... Take the battery from the boat... it should be heavy enough. Tie it to him real good. I can't tell you what kind of person to be. It's your decision.

-On the Ice


"The furniture store keeps calling me, but all I wanted was that one nightstand."
- unknown, attributed to Emo Philips and others


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Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.

-George Orwell

Scarab Sages

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"Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson


"The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between. But there is still time to seize that one last, fragile moment."
- Centauri Emperor Turhan (Turhan Bey), Babylon 5, season 2, episode 9 ("The Coming Of Shadows," 1995)


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Dear NASA,

Your Mom thought I was big enough.

-Pluto


"[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story] is easily the best [Star Wars] prequel. Hands down."
- Brad Jones, Midnight Screenings


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"2016 has been a great year. If you're a Welsh person with an emotional investment in Leicester City, who likes collecting obituaries and watching dystopian movies."
- David Squires


"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."

-Justice Louis Brandeis

Scarab Sages

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"I told someone, 'Want to know what its like for me to socialize? Do you play the violin? No? Good. Have any musical ability at all? No? Good. Borrow a violin and show up at a recital with it. Get on the program so you are expected to play when its your turn. (bear with me here) At a certain point, you are ushered to the stage, where you are to play a duet with a talented and accomplished player. Everyone is watching closely and your partner is counting on you. They all have expectations of what you will do, because there you are with your instrument. I dont have to tell you what happens once the piece starts.

Now imagine living in a society where everyone is expected to play the violin well and often, where life centers around it. You can learn to mimic how to carry the case and hold the instrument, but you have a tin ear and no rhythm. You can learn, at best, a few scales and a bar of something here and there, poorly. But you cannot learn to play music. And you are considered useless in that society.'"

- nowwhat, poster on aspiescentral.com, analogizing life as an autist


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"I told someone, "Want to know what its like for me to socialize? Do you play the violin? No? Good. Have any musical ability at all? No? Good. Borrow a violin and show up at a recital with it. Get on the program so you are expected to play when its your turn. (bear with me here) At a certain point, you are ushered to the stage, where you are to play a duet with a talented and accomplished player. Everyone is watching closely and your partner is counting on you. They all have expectations of what you will do, because there you are with your instrument. I dont have to tell you what happens once the piece starts.

Now imagine living in a society where everyone is expected to play the violin well and often, where life centers around it. You can learn to mimic how to carry the case and hold the instrument, but you have a tin ear and no rhythm. You can learn, at best, a few scales and a bar of something here and there, poorly. But you cannot learn to play music. And you are considered useless in that society."

- nowwhat, poster on aspiescentral.com, analogizing life as an autist

Definitely going to have to borrow this analogy at some point.


David M Mallon wrote:

"[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story] is easily the best [Star Wars] prequel. Hands down."

- Brad Jones, Midnight Screenings

"Rogue One: This is now my favorite Star Wars movie, no contest,"

- James Jacobs, Creative Director


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"Remember, it's just my opinion. And you know what they say: opinions are like a~#+$%&s, everyone has one, and mine is demonstrably superior to yours."
- "Todd In The Shadows," Todd In The Shadows' "The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2016"

Liberty's Edge

"Tonstant Weader fwowed up."
- Dorothy Parker (Constant Reader), reviewing House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne)


"I'm sure there's a lot you can say about a movie you can watch for free on its own Wikipedia article[.]"
- Brad Jones, The Cinema Snob: Glen Or Glenda

Liberty's Edge

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"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
- Douglas Adams


"You have something to say, because you're special. And we all have something to say, because you're not special."
- James Victore

Scarab Sages

"It is better to be looked over than overlooked."

- Courtesans, Baldur's Gate


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“Did you hear him? He said he’s not ranting and raving, but again, what president hasn’t had to say ‘I’m not ranting and raving’? Who can forget Lincoln’s tirade at Gettysburg? Or FDR’s fireside meltdowns? And of course, Ronald Reagan famously saying, ‘Mr. Gorbachev, if you don’t tear down this f—ing wall, I’m going to lose my s—.’ ”
-- Seth Meyers, per msn.com

I couldn't help it -- I actually laughed out loud. "Fireside meltdowns", indeed.


"I was a mere stripling at the time, but even then I was left with the sense that I could never compete, that no matter how I tried in life, I would never match up to the chandelier shagging anointed ones."

"Urgh, Surely its a rum state of affairs, when TV actively encourages you to hack yourself apart in the name of self worth. I mean hacking up a stranger - okay that I can understand, but this is just sick!"

"Balls to aspiration, it's a tosser´s mirage."

- Charlie Brooker


“Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity — substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment.”
-- Eliot Cohen, The Atlantic

“Prudence is what differentiates action from impulse and heroes from hotheads,”
-- André Comte-Sponville


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"[M]aking movies is so horribly repetitive-- I've said 'jiminy jillikers!' so many times the words have lost all meaning!"
- Milhouse Van Houten (Pamela Hayden), The Simpsons


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"Ah, the human spirit. She is resilient, isn't she. Here I am, a whole year later, still truckin' along like a sack of potatoes on a long open road, wishing he'd stopped for gas at the last rest stop, and then, on the Interstate 12, he gets hijacked and murdered by a bunch of Quaker ghosts that hadn't moved on from the War of 1723. F+$$, what even is my purpose."
- Jon Jafari, JonTron: Starfox Adventures: Stairfax Temperatures


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“In some decades, nothing happens; in some weeks, decades happen.” Attributed to V. Lenin

Scarab Sages

"All that glitters is not gold, but all that is gold most certainly glitters!"
- Brevlik, Baldur's Gate


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"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole.

Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

Kansas City Star, May 7, 1918

"...I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men." ... "Especially as regards the laws relating to marriage there should be the most absolute equality between the two sexes. I do not think the woman should assume the man's name."

"The Practicability of Equalizing Men and Women before the Law"
Senior thesis at Harvard, 1880

"Much can be done by law towards putting women on a footing of complete and entire equal rights with man - including the right to vote, the right to hold and use property, and the right to enter any profession she desires on the same terms as the man."..."Women should have free access to every field of labor which they care to enter, and when their work is as valuable as that of a man it should be paid as highly."

An Autobiography, 1913

"Working women have the same need to protection that working men have; the ballot is as necessary for one class as to the other; we do not believe that with the two sexes there is identity of function; but we do believe there should be equality of right."

Speech, National Convention of the Progressive Party, Chicago, IL, August 6, 1912

"This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country."

Memphis, TN, October 25, 1905

Teddy Roosevelt


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[Teddy] Roosevelt wrote to a friend that, regarding the difficult issue of race relations, “... of one thing I am sure, and that is that inasmuch as he is here and can neither be killed nor driven away, the only wise and honorable and Christian thing to do is to treat each black man and each white man strictly on his merits as a man, giving him no more and no less than he shows himself worthy to have.” 8th Nov 1901 letter to Albion W. Tourgee.

Additionally, Roosevelt risked outrage (and perhaps physical harm) while speaking to a heavily armed crowd in Butte, Montana during his 1903 Western tour: “I fought beside colored troops at Santiago [Cuba], and I hold that if a man is good enough to be put up and shot at then he is good enough for me to do what I can to get him a square deal.”

Perhaps his attitude is best understood in comparison to those of others in his time, who accused him of “mingling and mongrelization” of the white race; notably Democratic Senator Benjamin Tillman of South Carolina.

<Source: Wikipedia>


Riker: They're locking lasers on us.
Picard: Lasers? Those can't even get through our navigational shields.
Riker: Regulations do call for a red alert.
Picard: Very well, number one, and reduce speed to half impulse.
Riker: Why?
Picard: In case we decide to surrender to them.

"His paper samurai couldn't take a fire attack, so he swapped it out. Normally, you would swap to the urchin in this situation, but he was worried about earthquakes, so he went for his mammoth instead"
-Me, when asked to explain what I was watching by a friend.


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Commander Shepard (Mark Meer / Jennifer Hale): "I should let you go now."
Lorik Qui'in (Peter Jessop): "Let me go? Do humans consider conversation a form of imprisonment? That would explain why so few are willing to sit down and talk."
- Mass Effect (2007)


"The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth then hold no opinions for or against anything."
- Xinxin Ming (Faith In Mind), attributed to Jianzhi Sengcan, Third Patriarch of Chan [Zen]


"Idiots can do anything we put our minds to. I played a nucular psychiatrist in a James Bonk movie.”
- Denise Richards, playing a fictionalized version of herself on the series 30 Rock (2011)

Scarab Sages

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"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought."
- Matsuo Basho


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"Well, it's five o'clock somewhere, and I need to update my résumé. Would you put day drinking under "Experience," or "Special Skills"?"
- Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)


"I was asked to give the keynote, and I was told I could talk about just about anything I wanted to, except... I wasn't allowed to swear. Now, if you know me, that's kind of like telling Tim Burton to make a movie without Johnny Depp."
- Nash Bozard (producer at Channel Awesome and host of Radio Dead Air), ConBravo! 2015 keynote speech

Dark Archive

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Other person - "Some people are so self-absorbed."
Cordelia - "Tell me about it! It's like this one time I hit this girl with my car, and she's all 'My leg, my leg!,' trying to make it all about her, when, clearly, this was the most traumatic moment in my life!"

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Set wrote:

Other person - "Some people are so self-absorbed."

Cordelia - "Tell me about it! It's like this one time I hit this girl with my car, and she's all 'My leg, my leg!,' trying to make it all about her, when, clearly, this was the most traumatic moment in my life!"

-Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"So I'm doin' this job on 60th and 3rd. Big friggin' ballbreaker of a job, right? And we got the area roped off, you know, so some schmuck don't come and take a wrecking ball between the eyes. All of a sudden this woman, with the big dark glasses, the Bloomigdale bags, she starts walkin' right through the ropes. I yell down at her, "Hey! You can't go there you stupid b~!@%!" Suddenly this steam fittin' bursts, and this enormous 2,000 pound g~$*@%n crane crashes right down on her legs! And she's screamin' "My legs! My legs!" and I say, "No s%#*, your legs, you got a 2,000 pound g$~!%! crane on 'em" Now, do you know how in an emergency you can get, like, superhuman strength? I reach down and I lift this crane, and Ernesto’s able to slide her out from under, and the doctors were able to save her legs. So the moral of the story is don't walk where you're not supposed to walk 'cause there might not be someone with superhuman strength to save your little ass. And don't do drugs. That's it."

- Sal Morelli (Robert Costanzo), City Slickers (1991)


"Focus! The projector. The camera, the flashlight, the plot. Just focus everything. Focus all of it."
- Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: "Cry Wilderness" (2017)


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"A 'real job' is a job you hate."
- Bill Watterson

Dark Archive

David M Mallon wrote:

"Focus! The projector. The camera, the flashlight, the plot. Just focus everything. Focus all of it."

- Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount), Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: "Cry Wilderness" (2017)

Oh, Crow's awesome.

"Why did you drill a hole in the side of the ship!"
<clinging on for dear life as the ship undergoes explosive decompression>
"Well, I calculated the chances that I was doing something really stupid... And then I did it anyway!"


"Ohhh... because it has curves. Curves like a girl's body. As opposed to city streets which are in a straight line. Apparently Sam Hunt's never been to Boston."
- Todd In The Shadows, Pop Song Reviews: "Body Like A Back Road" by Sam Hunt"


Crow T. Robot (Hampton Yount): "Here comes the fire department to put the avalanche out!"
Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray): "That would actually work if they used hot water."
Tom Servo (Baron Vaughn): "No, I want to change my answer! Can we make the fire trucks actually shoot fire? That would help."
*medical supplies fall out of the back of an ambulance*
Crow T. Robot: "That wasn't even caused by the avalanche, they're just completely incompetent."
Jonah Heston: "They should change the name of this movie from Avalanche to just General Catastrophe."
- Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: "Avalanche" (2017)


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"Dum vivimus, vivamus" (While we live, let us live) -- Inscription on "the Lady Vivimus", Oscar "Scar" Gordon's sword in Robert Heinlein's novel Glory Road


"This dinosaur is our symbol-- the armadillo has always survived changes to its environment, from the melting of glaciers to the worst of heat waves."
- Bruno Bonnell, co-founder of Infogrames Entertainment, SA

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