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Liberty's Edge

Ed Reppert wrote:
"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

"quidquid agendum sit faciam"

(I shall do whatever is to be done.)
- me (the signature line on my email)


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"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur."
("Anything said in Latin seems profound.")


Roy Greenhilt: "I don't remember the name, but you have a spell that locates objects, right?"
Vaarsuvius: "Yes. It is called locate object."
- Rich Burlew's Order Of The Stick #1077 (2017)

Scarab Sages

"The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it."
- Adolf Hitler

A quote I've found myself frequently reminded of lately, and an interesting one to contemplate - why, exactly, would he have thought this a strength?


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"The worst part about Star Wars: Rogue One is having to wait until 1977 for the sequel."
- anonymous YouTube comment


"Wes Anderson characters are like human beings, as illustrated by aliens. Nearly, but not entirely, real."
- Leon Thomas, Renegade Cut: Moonrise Kingdom (2017)

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"Don't disobey authority. Disregard it."

Unfortunately, I have forgotten the name of the source of this quotation, a homeless man in San Francisco CA. I heard it from a fellow of my acquaintance, who heard it from the homeless man himself.

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David M Mallon wrote:

"The worst part about Star Wars: Rogue One is having to wait until 1977 for the sequel."

- anonymous YouTube comment

Monday keeps coming back, right? April keeps coming back. Surely 1977 will come back eventually.

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Trigger Loaded wrote:

"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur."

("Anything said in Latin seems profound.")

veritatem dixisti.


"This morning as I was heading down the Thruway toward work in a bit of a fog trying to get to a meeting on time, I looked down at my dashboard and thought, "oh, I'd better slow down just a little," so I backed off the gas a touch. A little bit later I looked back down and thought, "oops I'm still going a little fast, must be the cruise control is on," so I tapped on the brake a couple times. A little while later, a car goes blasting by me and I thought, "wow, that dude is in a real big hurry to be blasting by me this fast." Then, a couple seconds later, a few more blast on past me. I looked at the dashboard yet again and finally realized I was speeding along at a whopping 40 miles per hour, but it was still holding at 80 degrees outside just fine."
- Gary "Judge Gazza" James


Thrym: "Is that all I am to you? A resource to be used in your scheme?"
Hel: "Yes! And I explicitly told you that from the start!"
THrym: "Yeah, but I didn't think you meant it."
- Rich Burlew's Order Of The Stick #1081


Groucho Marx: "Now, you say you're Japanese, Tor?"
Tor Johnson: "No, I'm Swedish."
Groucho Markx: "Oh, well, what part of Japan are you from?"
Tor Johnson: "Stockholm."


Andy Stone (Mackenzie Crook): "Alright Rain Man, how do you know all this stuff?"
Lance Stater (Toby Jones): "Lecture at this year's TV Nostalgia convention."
Andy: "You still go to those?"
Lance: "Nah, not after the last one. Shambles."
Andy: "Yeah, nostalgia conventions aren't what they used to be."
- Detectorists, series 2, episode 1 (2015)


Trigger Loaded wrote:

"Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur."

("Anything said in Latin seems profound.")

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"Oh, Long John; oh, Long John! Oh, Long Johnson! oh, Don Piano, why, I eyes ya'. All the long, long day. Oh, Long Johnson! Oh, Long, Long, Long Johnson!"
- somebody's cat on YouTube


Joan Rivers: "What is your philosophy behind all this?"
Oderus Urungus*: "Well, basically, we view the human race as scum. We are indeed from another planet, you know, and human beings we see as food, dogs, so much to be destroyed on stage en masse."
Joan Rivers: "Right..."
Oderus Urungus: "They do not, ah, dislike this, rather, they throw themselves gleefully into the jaws of death."

*(portrayed by Dave Brockie (1963-2014); former lead singer of heavy metal band GWAR)

Scarab Sages

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“Freedom is participation in power.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

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"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
- Lucille Ball

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“What good is having the right to sit at a lunch counter if you can’t afford to buy a hamburger?”
- Martin Luther King, Jr

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“If you think you're too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.”
— African proverb


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Jon Snow (Kit Harington): "I saw the Night King, Davos, I looked into his eyes. How many men in the North do we have to fight him? Ten thousand? Less?"
Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham): "Fewer."
- Game Of Thrones, season 7 (2017)

Scarab Sages

"Intolerance is evidence of impotence."
- Aleister Crowley


"It's like this movie put Blade Runner, The Fifth Element, and Attack of the Clones in a blender, added Pop Rocks and Diet Coke, smashed it with a baseball bat, then f*&%ed it."
- CinemaSins official review of Ghost In The Shell (2017)


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"[T]he greatest insult an enemy can suffer ... [is to] be ignored."
- Warlord Okeer (Dave Fennoy), Mass Effect 2 (2010)

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"Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear."
- Albert Camus


"I know you are right, are you, or is anyone, better for it."


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“If you should get kicked in the teeth, I shall not lift a finger.”
Iosef Stalin to Kim Il-sung, circa early 1950

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"Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing."
- Wernher Von Braun

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"We worship that which we believe we cannot become."
- Marten, Wizardry 8

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"It was then I realized my companion hadn't been gaining strength...he had been losing what was left of his humanity."
- Marius, Diablo II


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"Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game: I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, "How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?"
- Lord Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen), Game Of Thrones, season 7 (2017)


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"I drifted through school without learning how to be organized because, despite what schools tell you about preparing you for the real world, they're mostly a babysitting service obsessed with an endless game of Trivial Pursuit."
- CGP Grey


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"We worship that which we believe we cannot become."

- Marten, Wizardry 8

Oooooh, who knew so many people wanted to be cats.

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Here's one that will ring true for Starfinder characters:

"The first rule of space travel kids is always check out distress beacons. Nine out of ten times it's a ship full of dead aliens and a bunch of free s**t! One out of ten times it's a deadly trap, but... I'm ready to roll those dice!"
-Rick Sanchez, Rick and Morty

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The NPC wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"We worship that which we believe we cannot become."

- Marten, Wizardry 8
Oooooh, who knew so many people wanted to be cats.

Have you seen the Internet recently?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"We worship that which we believe we cannot become."

- Marten, Wizardry 8

...

"We mock what we are to become."
- Mel Brooks

Once I wrote this quotation on my board. One of the Latin teachers was so taken with it that she translated it into Latin.

"quos erimus deridmus"
- Melvinus Broox


"Lieutenant Commander Data: an android who drops "being an android" into conversations like your friend who just became a vegan."
- Honest Trailers: Star Trek: The Next Generation


I have a book of Oscar quotes.

I'll put a few down, doubtless you've already seen them

"Many American women on leaving their native land, adopt the appearance of chronic ill health, under the misconception that illness is a form of European refinement."

"Never trust a woman who tells you her real age; a woman who tell you that would tell you anything."

"I sometimes think that god, in creating man, rather overestimated his ability"

"London is full of women who trust their husbands: one can always recognize them as they look so thoroughly happy."

"The proper basis for marriage is mutual misunderstanding."

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."

"The youth of America is their oldest tradition; it has been going on now for three hundred years"

"If you find a box labeled American dry goods, you can be reasonably sure it will contain nothing but their novels"

"It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is o little useless information around" (he'd love the internet)

"Work is the curse of the drinking classes"

"Examination consists of the foolish asking questions the wise cannot answer"

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple"

"The book of life begins with a man and a woman in a garden; it ends with revelations"

"The good ends happily and the bad unhappily; that is what fiction means."

"Nothing succeeds like excess"

I'll leave you with those :)


"I may be crazy, but it looks like the Japanese have quit the war, at least in this sector."
- memo from Vice Admiral Richmond K. Turner to Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 2 April 1945, Okinawa

"Delete all after 'crazy'."
- Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, in response to memo from Vice Admiral Turner, 2 April 1945, Okinawa

Scarab Sages

"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
- Stephen Hawking

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"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
- Isaac Asimov


"There is no 'quit' in 'I'!"
- "Angry Joe" Vargas, Cuphead Angry Review (2017)


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"You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."
- Philip II of Macedon, message to Cleomenes II of Sparta, 346 BC

"If."
- Cleomenes II of Sparta to Philip II of Macedon, 346 BC

"Shall Philip come to Sparta as friend, or foe?"
- Macedonian envoy to Cleomenes II, 346 BC (likely paraphrased)

"Neither."
- Cleomenes II of Sparta to Macedonian envoy, 346 BC


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"I wish people wouldn't talk about Great Britain as if the "Great" in it means "Brilliant." It doesn't. It's not "Amazing Britain," as opposed to "Stupid Belgium" and "Crappy France." It means "Great," as in "Big," which, of course, Britain isn't particularly, but it is in relation to Brittany, and historically, that's the Britain that Great Britain is greater than. So, Britain is only "Great" in that it's larger than part of France, while of course being significantly smaller than all of France."
- David Mitchell


Ol' Blighty, I say.


"A film should appeal to sophisticated, profound-thinking people while at the same time entertaining simplistic people. A truly good movie is really enjoyable too. There’s nothing complicated about it. A truly good movie is interesting and easy to understand."
- Akira Kurosawa


"{I}t was the kind of movie I would have gone to see when I was a kid [...] I feel sorry for all those people that are going through that whole trip of ‘Why would Samuel Jackson do something like this?’ and ‘It’s lowbrow.’ It’s a movie. People go to movies on Saturday to get away...and just go and have some fun, and I like doing movies that are fun.”
- Samuel L. Jackson, on why he agreed to star in the 2006 high-budget B-list action thriller Snakes On A Plane


"{I}t could be anything-- scrapbooking, high-stakes poker, or the Santa Fe lifestyle. Just pick a dead end and chill out 'til you die."
- Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), The Simpsons

Scarab Sages

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"If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him."
- George Carlin


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"If we could just find out who's in charge, we could kill him."

- George Carlin

Double-faved. Reasons.

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