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Master Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen): "How long have you been at Kamar-Taj, Mister...?"
Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch): "Doctor."
Master Kaecilius: "Mister Doctor?"
Dr. Stephen Strange: "It's Strange."
Master Kaecilius: "Maybe. Who am I to judge?"
- Doctor Strange (2016)


“Adventures suck when you're having them.”
- Neil Peart


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"It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so."
- attributed to Mark Twain


Mark Baum (Steve Carell): "Holy s#++. Five years ago, Securitization was a loser convention. 100, maybe 200 people would show. $500 billion a year later, you get this."
Porter Collins (Hamish Linklater): "There's a lot of smug-looking people in here, huh?"
Vinny Daniel (Jeremy Strong): "Yeah, it's like someone hit a piñata filled with white people who suck at golf."
- The Big Short (2015)


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"The machine gun is a much overrated weapon and two per battalion is more than sufficient."
- Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, June 1915

"[The German machine gunners] stood...and fired triumphantly into the mass of [British soldiers] marching across no-man's land. As the entire field of fire was covered by the enemy's infantry, the effect was devastating, and they could be seen falling literally in hundreds."
- German observer, Battle of Loos, October 1915


David M Mallon wrote:

"The machine gun is a much overrated weapon and two per battalion is more than sufficient."

- Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, June 1915

Understatement of the ages.

Scarab Sages

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"The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."
- Milan Kundera


"All art is exorcism[.]"
- Otto Dix


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"The reason the American Army does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the American Army practices chaos on a daily basis."
--> Attributed to a German general, post-WWII debriefing.

"One of the serious problems in planning against American Doctrine is that the Americans do not read their manuals nor do they feel any obligations to follow their doctrine."
--> From a Soviet document.

"If we don't know what we are doing, the enemy certainly can't anticipate our future actions."
--> Anonymous soldier.

"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Robert E. Lee


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Pvt. "Loudmouth" (Nathan Corddry): "I still can't figure out how the hell a Canadian gets all the way from the ETO [European Theater of Operations] to here [Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Pacific Theater]."
Pfc. Bill "Hoosier" Smith (Jacob Pitts): "I'm guessing it involved a boat."
- The Pacific (2010)


On the war quotes: "There are no atheists in foxholes." - idk who

Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy. - Eagles

I know it sounds absurd, please tell me who I am. - Supertramp

Scarab Sages

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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
- Charles Dickens


"Official- Dinosaur's Avatar For Sport watching at high speed. Gishata lost it when it was not allowed to create a library card. Library, and other arguments, cookie dinosaur buttons."
- Rosewatta Stone (Twitterbot)

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"As far as men go, it is not what they are that interests me, but what they can become."
- Jean-Paul Sartre

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"Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do."
- Dr. Benjamin Spock


"You don't want to be the guy working in the city, you want to be the guy playing your violin watching it burn. Now go get your violin."
- Mark Turley, president of L.R.S. Records

Dark Archive

Smee gets the 'I had an idea!' look;
Smee - "I've just had an apostrophe!"
Hook - "I think you mean an epiphany."
Smee - "Lightning! Lightning has struck my brain!"
Hook - "That must certainly hurt."

Liberty's Edge

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Smee gets the 'I had an idea!' look;

Smee - "I've just had an apostrophe!"
Hook - "I think you mean an epiphany."
Smee - "Lightning! Lightning has struck my brain!"
Hook - "That must certainly hurt."

Alan Rickman would have made a good Captain Hook. But then, Alan Rickman would have made a good "just-about-anything".

Scarab Sages

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Liberty's Edge

"Your fatuous specialist is now beginning to rebuke "secondrate" newspapers for using such phrases as "to suddenly go" and "to boldly say". I ask you, Sir, to put this man out without interfering with his perfect freedom of choice between "to suddenly go", "to go suddenly" and "suddenly to go". Set him adrift and try an intelligent Newfoundland dog in his place."
- George Bernard Shaw, letter to the Chronicle newspaper (1892)

Liberty's Edge

"Because I heard so little of what my teachers said in class I sometimes had to memorize portions of textbooks, and because I processed information so slowly I disliked lectures of any kind."

— Philip Schultz
(My Dyslexia)

Philip Schultz won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2006.

Scarab Sages

“The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.”
- Aleister Crowley


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"I can't remember how to write 51, 6, or 100 in Roman numerals, and I'm absolutely LIVID."
- anonymous


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"[W]hile we're on the topic of early Germanic terms for kings, in Old English poetry, the king or lord is often referred to as a beag-gifa, literally, "ring-giver," again, because of the importance of generosity to the comitatus-- the lord gives gold arm rings and other treasure to his followers. The first part of that word, beag-, meaning "ring," is related to the word bagel, a ring-shaped bread. So, you might say that in the Old English epic poem Beowulf, the hero Beowulf is rewarded with bagels for going to Denmark to stop the man-eating monster Grendel from eating all the Danishes."
- Dr. Mark Sundaram, The Endless Knot: Word History Connections: "Loaf" (2015)

Scarab Sages

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"There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness."
- George Washington

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”
- Thomas Jefferson

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
- Abraham Lincoln

"No people is wholly civilized where a distinction is drawn between stealing an office and stealing a purse."
- Theodore Roosevelt

“If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.”
- Lyndon Baines Johnson


"So, if we think back now on our starting point of the Tom Collins [cocktail], we might be reminded of the expression "tom fool" or "tomfoolery," "Tom" being an everyman name, as in "Tom, Dick, and Harry," which may lead us to the final moral of this "hairy dog story" (a "fool's errand," you might say): that on April Fool's Day, instead of playing a prank on a friend, make them a Tom Collins, and don't be a dick."
- Dr. Mark Sundaram, The Endless Knot: Cocktail Word History Connections: "Tom Collins" (2016)

Scarab Sages

"Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them."
- Peter Ustinov

Scarab Sages

"You must have Chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."
- Friedrich Nietzsche


Ranger Brad (Dan Conroy): "Say, you don't believe those old legends about the Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, do you?"
Dr. Roger Fleming (Brian Howe): "Ranger Brad, I'm a scientist. I don't believe in anything."
- The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)

Liberty's Edge

David M Mallon wrote:

"I can't remember how to write 51, 6, or 100 in Roman numerals, and I'm absolutely LIVID."

- anonymous

LIVIC? Or am I not being civil?


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David M Mallon wrote:

"I can't remember how to write 51, 6, or 100 in Roman numerals, and I'm absolutely LIVID."

- anonymous
LIVIC? Or am I not being civil?

Should be 500, not 100. After around 5 AM, all of the numbers start changing their shapes in front of my eyes.


“Tell me, Bronn. If I told you to kill a babe . . . an infant girl, say, still at her mother’s breast . . . would you do it? Without question?”
“Without question? No.” The sellsword rubbed thumb and forefinger together. “I'd ask how much.”
- conversation between Tyrion Lannister and the mercenary Bronn, A Clash of Kings (1999), by George R.R. Martin


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"April Fool's Day is to comedy what St. Patrick's Day is to Irish culture. That is to say, it is a mockery of the very concept that usually ends in a fistfight. ... Not to mention, we don't need a special holiday to disappoint our loved ones. We do that enough on every other holiday by accident."
- John Oliver

Scarab Sages

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"It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic."
- Edgar Allan Poe

Scarab Sages

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“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


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"They just don't make straitjackets like they used to. I should know."
- The Joker (Mark Hamill), Batman: The Animated Series (1992)

Scarab Sages

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“Genius without education is like silver in the mine.”
- Benjamin Franklin

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“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Scarab Sages

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“Every man is born an original, but sadly, most men die copies.”
- Abraham Lincoln


Recently, I looked at my analytical essay outline and used there one quote:

Edgar Allan Poe wrote:
The ability to analyze should not be confused with simple ingenuity, for the analyst is always inventive, whereas not every inventive person is capable of analysis.

I think these are excellent words that show how important it is to be able to analyze many processes around and give them a certain assessment.

Scarab Sages

"Nicht meine Uhr ist kaputt, die Zeit ist kaputt!"
- The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Scarab Sages

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“To those who see the world in black and white, gray is heresy and color is madness.”
- Will Shetterly, blogger

Scarab Sages

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“A person of good intelligence and of sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it's not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street.”
- George Carlin

Scarab Sages

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"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
- Albert Einstein

Scarab Sages

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"Never f$!~ with someone who is not afraid to be alone. You will lose every single time."
- anonymous

Scarab Sages

"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."
- Albert Einstein


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"Never frighten a little man. He'll kill you."
- Lazarus Long

Scarab Sages

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
— Robert F. Kennedy

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“I believe the ability to think is blessed. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.”
— Richard Pryor

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