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Liberty's Edge

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"[E]volution is a major thread in the larger tapestry that I like to call 'REALITY'!"

- Lewis Black

Scarab Sages

"The only thing more attractive than confidence is intelligence. Don't believe me? Have a conversation with a confident idiot and let me know how horny it makes you."
- Twitter user @sgrstk


I hate Memphis.
-- Syrus Terrigan, after being carjacked at gunpoint.


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Stop attributing quotes you think are smart to me on the internet. I didn't say any of that dumbass stuff.

-Albert Einstein

Liberty's Edge

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"Starlight asked Non-entity, saying, "Master, do you exist? or do you not exist?" He got no answer to his question, however, and looked steadfastly to the appearance of the other, which was that of a deep void. All day long he looked to it, but could see nothing; he listened for it, but could hear nothing; he clutched at it, but got hold of nothing. Starlight then said, "Perfect! Who can attain to this? I can (conceive the ideas of) existence and non-existence, but I cannot (conceive the ideas of) non-existing non-existence, and still there be a nonexisting existence. How is it possible to reach to this?"

- Chuang Tzu (Knowledge Rambling in the North) Book VIII

Liberty's Edge

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Scientific Scrutiny wrote:

Stop attributing quotes you think are smart to me on the internet. I didn't say any of that dumbass stuff.

-Albert Einstein

I thought Abraham Lincoln said that. No, that's right. He said, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."


"Neil Breen? That sounds like a sandwich spread."
- Jim Maxwell, Best of the Worst: The Instructor, Through Doohan's Eye, and Twisted Pair (2019)


The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

"Secular humanism is not a religion in any sense, legal or otherwise, and neither is atheism. Religion must include a professed conviction, and simply being unconvinced as to the real-life existence of what they see as mythical characters hardly counts as that. So, atheism alone is no more a religion than health is a disease. One may as well argue over which brand of car pedestrians drive."

- Aron Nelson

always a wonderful quote to live by or attempt to, at the least


"Forrest Gump meets Taxi Driver."
- Mike Stoklasa of Red Letter Media describing the critically panned film The Fanatic (2019)

Liberty's Edge

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David M Mallon wrote:

"Forrest Gump meets Taxi Driver."

- Mike Stoklasa of Red Letter Media describing the critically panned film The Fanatic (2019)

"Are you talking to me, Jenny?"


"Suddenly you hit puberty and you're no longer a warrior princess."
- A Response to a Friend's Reflections

Scarab Sages

"In countries where great crimes frequently pass unpunished, the most atrocious actions become almost familiar, and cease to impress the people with that horror which is universally felt in countries where an exact administration of justice takes place."
- Adam Smith, The Theory of Moral Sentiments

Scarab Sages

"Bing...is like playing Russian roulette with your computer."
- Redditor TinyBloodyHandprints


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"There is only one step between the sublime and the ridiculous."
- Napoléon Bonaparte

Liberty's Edge

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"I used to get a terrible pain in my left eye every time I drank coffee. I finally went to the doctor, and he told me to take the spoon out."

- Soupy Sales

Scarab Sages

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“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

– Muhammad Ali


ellisael wrote:
The Eldritch Mr. Shiny wrote:

"Secular humanism is not a religion in any sense, legal or otherwise, and neither is atheism. Religion must include a professed conviction, and simply being unconvinced as to the real-life existence of what they see as mythical characters hardly counts as that. So, atheism alone is no more a religion than health is a disease. One may as well argue over which brand of car pedestrians drive."

- Aron Nelson
always a wonderful quote to live by or attempt to, at the least

Damn, is that a deep cut from the past.


"[A]lthough the courage was that of men, believe me, the strategy was that of infants."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, on the conspiracy of Brutus and Cassius


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"There is more to life than increasing its speed."

- Mahatma Gandhi

In a similar vein:

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
- Edward Abbey


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"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."

- C. S. Lewis


DM - "You see a settlement on your scanners."
Jim - "We should do a bombing run first to soften them up."
DM - "The ship has no weapons."
Jim - "Good point, we'll do it afterwards."

- Darths & Droids: The Phantasmal Malevolence: Episode 56: "My Kind Of Town"


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"[Apocalypto] fuses two different civilizations, two different time periods, 600 years [apart]. It would be like the equivalent of showing the Battle of Agincourt, in 1415, while King Henry tweets about it."
- Nick Hodges, History Buffs: Apocalypto

Scarab Sages

"In an unjust society the only place for a just man is prison."

– Henry David Thoreau

Scarab Sages

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“It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it, and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.”

– Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

Scarab Sages

"You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself."
- Leonardo da Vinci

Liberty's Edge

"Scots is who we are. Scotch is what we drink...a lot of."

- Ashley MacIsaac


"You didn't get [the scholarship]. You were never going to get it. They dangle these things in front of you, they tell you you've got a chance, but, I'm sorry... it's a lie. Because they'd already made up their mind, and they knew what you were going to do before you walked in the door. You made a mistake, and they are never forgetting it. As far as they're concerned, your mistake is just... it's who you are. It's all you are. And I'm not just talking about the scholarship here, I'm talking about everything. I mean, they'll smile at you, they'll pat you on the head, but they are never, ever, letting you in. But listen, listen, it doesn't matter. It doesn't, because you don't need them. I mean, they're not going to give it to you, so what? You're gonna take it. You are gonna do whatever it takes, do you hear me? You are not gonna play by the rules. You're gonna go your own way, you're gonna do what they won't do. You are gonna be smart, you are gonna cut corners, and you are gonna win. They're on the 35th floor? You're gonna be on the 50th floor, you are gonna be looking down on them, and the higher you rise, the more they're going to hate you. Good. Good. You rub their noses in it. You make them suffer. You don't matter all that much to them--so what? So what? Screw them. Remember, the winner takes it all."

- Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), Better Call Saul, season 4, episode 10 "Winner" (2018)


"The most vital thing in times of crisis is to maintain a well-papered anus."

-Theodore Roosevelt


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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition, Starfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Ah. So that's why people are buying up all the TP. They're not panicking at all. :-)


TR knew his TP.

Liberty's Edge

"Some liars go to prison. Others write television shows."

- Rod Serling

Scarab Sages

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."

- John F. Kennedy

Scarab Sages

"Life... is strength. That is not to be contested; it seems logical enough. You live; you affect your world."

- Jon Irenicus, Baldur's Gate II


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"*gurgle* Noooo..."

-Jon Irenicus, Baldur's Gate II, when I got through with him


"Suffer. You will all suffer."

- Jon Irenicus, Baldur's Gate II

^
A personal favorite.

Liberty's Edge

I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth."

- John F. Kennedy

I don't think that's necessarily true. Art can be a form of propaganda. Consider how totalitarian regimes like the USSR often commission art. One might even argue that much religious art is a form of propaganda.


Tony's Dad [David Bradley] - "Joe?"
Tony [Ricky Gervais] - "What?"
Tony's Dad - "You're Joe."
Tony - "Joe, your brother?"
Tony's Dad - "Hello, mate."
Tony - "I do look a bit like him. I mean, he's been dead ten years, but still..."
Tony's Dad - "What, Joe's dead? Oh, that's right, yeah. Joe's dead. Yeah. Lovely fella. So you're Joe's boy?"
Tony - "I'm your boy, Dad."
Tony's Dad - "Am I Joe?"
Tony - "F~&& me..."

- After Life, season 2, episode 1 (2020)


In an 2005 episode of Stargate Atlantis, Radek Zelenka (played by Czech-Canadian actor David Nykl) has a heated exchange with control room technician Chuck (portrayed by actor Chuck Campbell):

Chuck: "I don't know what happened, it just stopped working. I got some little functionality back, but it still isn't doing everything it used to."
Zelenka: "Yes, well, maybe if people stop insisting on having food and liquid in such close proximity to the ten-thousand-year-old equipment!"
Chuck: "Hey! We're very careful! We're not the problem here!"
Zelenka: "Ah, yes. Uh-huh."

[While Zelenka isn't looking, Chuck touches a key on his laptop. The main display screen flashes.]

Zelenka: "What did you touch?"
Chuck: "Nothing! I didn't touch anything!"
Zelenka : "Ježiši, já s těma hercema nemůžu dělat..."

The last line, ad-libbed by the Czech-speaking Nykl, translates to "Jesus, I can't work with these actors..."


"I was dressed rather like an Edwardian chauffeur..."
- Peter Cushing (1913-1994), describing the costume he wore while portraying Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars (1977)

In the same interview, he described his character as a "rather cross, unpleasant gentleman."

Liberty's Edge

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"People do not do well in an unsupervised eating environment."

- Jerry Seinfeld

Liberty's Edge

"Is virus self-aware? Nyet. Oyster? I doubt it. Cat? Almost certainly. Human? Don't know about you, tovarich, but I am."

- Robert A. Heinlein (The Moon is a Harsh Mistress)


David M Mallon wrote:
The last line, ad-libbed by the Czech-speaking Nykl, translates to "Jesus, I can't work with these actors..."

Another interesting foreign-language ad-lib occurred in an episode of Stargate SG-1 ("Small Victories" (2000)).

In the previous episode ("Nemesis"), a ship infested with insect-like Replicators crashed into the Pacific Ocean. At the beginning of "Small Victories," two Russian submariners hear a strange noise coming from one of the torpedo tubes:

Yuri: <"What could that noise be?">
Boris: <"Maybe it's the bugs from the previous episode.">

As a side note, while Yuri (played by Ukrainian-Canadian actor Yurij Kis) speaks Russian (poorly) during the scene, Boris (played by Ukrainian actor Dmitry Chepovetsky) delivers his lines in Ukrainian. Also, in the same scene, a number of Russian signs painted on the inside of the submarine are misspelled.


"May your reign last hours, and your death, years."
- Apophis (Peter Williams), Stargate: Continuum (2008)

Scarab Sages

"Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."
- Amelia Earhart


"The third walking path explores hysteria without fear. The efforts of madmen are a society of itself, but only if they are written. The wise may substitute one law for another, even into incoherence, and still say he is working within a method."

- The Thirty-Six Lessons of Vivec, Sermon Twenty-Seven


"It's easy to be a saint in paradise, but the Maquis do not live in paradise."

- Cmdr. Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine


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When asked in an interview what his songs were about, musician Bob Dylan once answered, "oh, some are about three minutes, some are about five minutes."


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When criminals, in this world appear
And break the laws that they should fear
And frighten all those who see and hear
The cry goes up, both far and near

For Underdog, Underdog, Underdog!

SPEED of Lightning!

ROAR of Thunder!

FIGHTING ALL who Rob and Plunder!

Underdog!

Underdog

UNDERDOG!

Liberty's Edge

Mark Hoover 330 wrote:

When criminals, in this world appear

And break the laws that they should fear
And frighten all those who see and hear
The cry goes up, both far and near

For Underdog, Underdog, Underdog!

SPEED of Lightning!

ROAR of Thunder!

FIGHTING ALL who Rob and Plunder!

Underdog!

Underdog

UNDERDOG!

When in this world, the headlines read

Of those whose hearts are filled with greed
Of those who rob from those in need
To right this wrong with lightning speed
Comes Underdog, Underdog, Underdog!

SPEED of Lightning!

ROAR of Thunder!

FIGHTING ALL who Rob and Plunder!

Underdog!

Underdog!

Scarab Sages

Social media barons, take note:

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
- Noam Chomsky

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