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« Reply #75 on: September 16, 2005, 08:21:13 PM »
I'll turn him into a flea. A small, harmless little flea. Then I'll put that flea into a box and put that box inside another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives I'LL SMASH IT WITH A HAMMER! It's brilliant brilliant brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say!

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« Reply #76 on: September 28, 2005, 11:33:16 PM »
Anything you dream is fiction, and anything you accomplish is science, the whole history of mankind is nothing but science fiction.
Ray Bradbury

You fail only if you stop writing
 Ray Bradbury
 
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Ray Bradbury, advice to writers

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
--Ray Bradbury

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
--Ray Bradbury

If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
--Ray Bradbury
   
Bill, I don't do Windows.
Ray Bradbury

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious and anything self-conscious is lousy. You cannot try to do things. You simply must do things.
Ray Bradbury

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spent the rest of the day putting the pieces together.
Ray Bradbury

Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day.
Ray Bradbury

First you jump off the cliff and you build wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.
Ray Bradbury

I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true - hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.
Ray Bradbury

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

If you don't like what you're doing, then don't do it.
Ray Bradbury

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.
Ray Bradbury

Love. Fall in love and stay in love. Write only what you love, and love what you write. The key word is love. You have to get up in the morning and write something you love, something to live for.
Ray Bradbury

My stories run up and bite me on the leg-I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite. When I finish, the idea lets go and runs off.
Ray Bradbury

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
Ray Bradbury

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.
Ray Bradbury

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Ray Bradbury

Touch a scientist and you touch a child.
Ray Bradbury

We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts.
Ray Bradbury

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
Ray Bradbury

You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury
 
You can't try to do things; you simply must do them
Ray Bradbury
 
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
 Ray Bradbury
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« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2005, 04:50:23 PM »
"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages
are perpetuated by quotations." -Isaac D'Israeli


"The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for
wit." W. Somerset Maugham



"Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature
would not incite us to have them." - John Updike


"In my wildest imagination, I imagined being
published. The next fantasy -- and you get greedier
with your fantasies -  is 'Oh God, this is being
published, I hope somebody will read it.' And the
fantasies grow from there." -- Judy Blume,  acclaimed
author of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret and
other award-winning children's books.


If you think there are no new stories to write,
remember "it's not how the wind blows that determines
your direction - but how you set your sails." Jennifer
Stewart Write101.com.


 "Responsibility isn't a coat. You can't take it off
and stuff it in the closet when it feels
uncomfortable. This is why writers must write with
passion and compassion."--Vicki Hinze


"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world
through the eyes of a child." -Ron Wild


"Read, read, read. Read everything - trash, classics,
good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a
carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the
master. Read! You'll absorb it." - William Faulkner


"Don't dare to be different, dare to be yourself - if
that doesn't make you different then something is
wrong." - Laura Baker


"When you are waiting for the someone, minutes seem
like hours, if you are talking to a beautiful woman,
hours seem just minutes. That is relativity for you."
- Albert Einstein


"You will never find time for anything. You must make
it." - Charles Buxton


"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn
first to do with diligence." - Samuel Johnson


"There is absolutely nothing I can tell anybody;
except that writers come from all sorts of backgrounds
and talke all sorts of paths. It's a total mystery how
it happens." --Paul Auster


"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you
will never pay attention to their limitations again."
- James R. Cook.  This quote courtesy of Curious
Quotes.  To subscribe,  CuriousQuotes@onelist.com .


No one can make you inferior without your consent.  --
Eleanor Roosevelt


"The two most beautiful words in the English language
are: 'Check enclosed.'" -- Dorothy Parker.  From
http://www.inscriptionsmagazine.com


It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it
is not possible to find it elsewhere.  - Agnes
Repplier


"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn
how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen."
- John Steinbeck


"Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get
the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the
world a little." --Tom Stoppard (This quote was
submitted to The Written Word  by Constance Daley --
www.darientel.net/~infinity)


Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember
amateurs built the Ark - professionals built the
Titanic.


"Ask yourself in the quietest hour of the night: must
I write? Dig down into yourself for a deep answer. And
if this should be in the affirmative, if you may meet
this solemn question with a strong and simple, I must,
then build your life according to this necessity." --
Rainer Maria Rilke From: maidenfate@aol.com


"Indeed, the great paradox of the writer's life is how
much time he spends alone trying to connect with other
people." --Betsy Lerner


"I learned that you should feel when writing, not like
Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child
stringing beads in kindergarten -- happy, absorbed and
quietly putting one bead on after another." --Brenda
Ueland


Do good and don't worry to whom. -- Mexican Proverb.
From Proverbs Plus.


The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness;
to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to
your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to
your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
to yourself, respect; to all men, charity. - Francis
Maitland Balfour


Faith
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the
unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly  
© Patrick Overton




"Don't get discouraged because there's a lot of
mechanical work to writing...I rewrote the first part
of Farewell to Arms at least 50 times." -- Ernest
Hemingway


"I have to go to the reservation, to the spot I'll be
writing about to get comfortable with it. If
something's going to happen in the late evening, I
want to be there at twilight and listen to what's
going on. Are the coyotes out there? Even if I never
use a lot of this stuff, I like to feel at home in my
mind with the spot I have on the page." --Tony
Hillerman
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« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2005, 11:04:17 PM »
''You are either with us,or you are against us!''-George W.Bush
“I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak.” -Bill Watterson

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« Reply #79 on: January 23, 2006, 11:44:38 PM »
Edward de Bono

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not
completely unhappen.
Edward de Bono

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and
judgements simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what
to ignore.
Edward de Bono

An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
Edward de Bono

Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it.
Edward De Bono

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to
look at things in a different way.
Edward de Bono

Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested
in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a
worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of
achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more
interesting.
Edward de Bono

Dealing with complexity is an inefficient and unnecessary waste of
time, attention and mental energy. There is never any justification
for things being complex when they could be simple.
Edward de Bono

If you wait for opportunities to occur, you will be one of the
crowd.
Edward de Bono

In a sense, words are encyclopedias of ignorance because they freeze
perceptions at one moment in history and then insist we continue to
use these frozen perceptions when we should be doing better.
Edward de Bono

In the future, instead of striving to be right at a high cost, it
will be more appropriate to be flexible and plural at a lower cost.
If you cannot accurately predict the future then you must flexibly
be prepared to deal with various possible futures.
Edward de Bono

It has always surprised me how little attention philosophers have
paid to humor, since it is a more significant process of mind than
reason. Reason can only sort out perceptions, but the humor process
is involved in changing them.
Edward de Bono

It is well known that "problem avoidance" is an important part of
problem solving. Instead of solving the problem you go upstream and
alter the system so that the problem does not occur in the first
place.
Edward de Bono

Most executives, many scientists, and almost all business school
graduates believe that if you analyze data, this will give you new
ideas. Unfortunately, this belief is totally wrong. The mind can
only see what it is prepared to see.
Edward de Bono

Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies of perception
rather than mistakes of logic.
Edward de Bono

One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop
and to look at things that no one else has bothered to look at. This
simple process of focusing on things that are normally taken for
granted is a powerful source of creativity.
Edward de Bono

Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be discovered. Such
ideas need to be produced.
Edward de Bono

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in
a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action
may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.
Edward de Bono

The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas.
It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than
to be always right by having no ideas at all.
Edward de Bono

The purpose of science is not to analyze or describe but to make
useful models of the world. A model is useful if it allows us to get
use out of it.
Edward De Bono

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary
structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of
experience.
Edward de Bono
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« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2006, 03:41:07 PM »
" Thou shalt not believe anything you read" - principia discordia
"you shall cut down the tallest tree in the forest, with ... A HERRING!" - the quest for the holy grail
"when the coppers see us, at first they pull their guns, but when they see us walking towards they turn around and run" - the band skrewdriver
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« Reply #81 on: February 12, 2006, 07:34:53 AM »
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« Reply #82 on: February 20, 2006, 08:41:57 PM »
Someone besides me has actually heard The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged? I can die happy!

Note that if there's no source, then it's because the person I stole the quote from didn't care to tell me who they stole it from.

"Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."

"Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear brighter before they speak"

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and the intelligent survive."

"Correct a wise man, and he will thank you. Correct a fool, and he will hate you."

"Leave the presence of a fool" - The Bible

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left." - Bertrand Russell

"Champagne for my real friends, and real pain for my sham friends" - Francis Bacon

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." - Mark Twain
Ideas are like children - there are none so precious as your own.

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« Reply #83 on: March 12, 2006, 11:41:07 AM »
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« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2006, 11:17:19 AM »
"no son of a &^%$@ ever won a war by dying for his country, he won it by giving the other godd**n son of a &^%$@ the chance to die for his country." patton

"well, it's been a good fight, you only won 'cause you had more irish than us." - General Lee to grant.
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« Reply #85 on: March 14, 2006, 01:25:43 AM »
"Quack, d**n you."  - Jamie, MythBusters

"Oh my God, I'm as crazy as my mother!"  - Rodney, Robots

"All is chaos under heaven, and the situation is excellent."  - Chairman Mao  (I think, I could be wrong.)
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« Reply #86 on: March 26, 2006, 10:52:27 AM »
"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)

"You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty."
- Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)

"Wit is educated insolence."
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"Become who you are."     (advice to gamers)
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny."
- Carl Schurz (1829-1906)

"Destiny is not a matter of change, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."
- William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)


Upon thinking about posting on the site.
"Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’."
- Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense."
- Tom Clancy (1947-), paraphrasing Mark Twain

"For there is nothing either good or bad, thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Hamlet, II.ii

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

"Vote early and vote often."
- Al Capone (1899-1947)

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian."
- Dennis Wholey (1937-)

"The average person thinks he isn’t."
- Father Larry Lorenzoni


Truth
"Faith: not wanting to know what is true."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

The Truth only hurts when it ought too.
- :)

"Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong."
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

"I have no data yet. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts."
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), Sherlock Holmes

"We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are."
- Harry S Truman (1884-1972)


Some general favorites
"Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."
- Proverb

"You laugh at me because I am different, but I laugh at you because you are all the same."
- Unknown

"Never ascribe to malice that which can adequately be explained by incompetence."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"Good teaching is one-forth preparation and three-fourths theater."
- Gail Godwin

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity."
- Irving Kristol (1920-)

"When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail."
- Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)

"In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock."
- Orson Welles (1915-1985)

"Religion hinges upon faith, politics hinges upon who can tell the most convincing lies or maybe just shout the loudest, but science hinges upon whether its conclusions resemble what actually happens."
- Ian Stewart (1945-)


Just Fun
"If everything is under control, you are going too slow."
- Mario Andretti (1940-)

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, prepare to die."
- Klingon Proverb, Star Trek
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« Reply #87 on: March 26, 2006, 02:45:46 PM »
Quotes from C.S. Lewis that I find particularly enlightening.

"100 per cent of us die, and the percentage cannot be increased."

"Whenever you find a man who says he doesn't believe in a real Right and Wrong, you will find the same man going back on this a moment later."

"Reality, in fact, is always something you couldn't have guessed. That's one of the reasons I believe Christianity. It's a religion you couldn't have guessed."

"Disobedience to conscience is voluntary; bad poetry, on the other hand, is usually not made on purpose."

"Only the skilled can judge the skillfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result."

"In the midst of a world of light and love, of song and feast and dance, [Lucifer] could find nothing to think of more interesting than his own prestige."

"A great many of those who 'debunk' traditional...values have in the background values of their own which they believe to be immune from the debunking process."

"If the universe is so bad...how on earth did human beings ever come to attribute it to the activity of a wise and good Creator?"

"Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment."

"We regard God as an airman regards his parachute; it's there for emergencies but he hopes he'll never have to use it."

"'You come of the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve,' said Aslan. 'And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor in earth.'"

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound Atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere--'Bibles laid open, millions of surprises,' as Herbert says, 'fine nets and stratagems.' God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous."

"The human mind has no more power of inventing a new value than of planting a new sun in the sky or a new primary colour in the spectrum..."

"The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike...Unless we return to the crude and nursery-like belief in objective values, we perish."

"Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning..."

"Unless thought is valid we have no reason to believe in the real universe."

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst."

"You cannot study Pleasure in the moment of the nuptial embrace, nor repentance while repenting, nor analyze the nature of humour while roaring with laughter."

"The surest way of spoiling a pleasure [is] to start examining your satisfaction."

"Where, except in the present, can the Eternal be met?"

"The claim to equality, outside the strictly political field, is made only by those who feel themselves to be in some way inferior."

"The true enjoyments must be spontaneous and compulsive and look to no remoter end."

"Many things--such as loving, going to sleep, or behaving unaffectedly--are done worst when we try hardest to do them."

"Now that I am a Christian I do not have moods in which the whole thing looks very improbable: but when I was an atheist I had moods in which Christianity looked terribly probable."

"No philosophical theory which I have yet come across is a radical improvement on the words of Genesis, that 'In the beginning God made Heaven and Earth'."

"Mercy, detached from Justice, grows unmerciful."

"Some people probably think of the Resurrection as a desperate last moment expedient to save the Hero from a situation which had got out of the Author's control."

'We do not truly see light, we only see slower things lit by it, so that for us light is on the edge--the last thing we know before things become too swift for us.'"

"These things are not strange, Small One, though they are beyond our senses."

"A creature revolting against a creator is revolting against the source of his own powers--including even his power to revolt...It is like the scent of a flower trying to destroy the flower."

"Really, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully. Dangers lie in wait for him on every side."

"And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan. By mixing a little truth with it they had made their lie far stronger."

"Hatred obscures all distinctions."

"The essence of religion, in my view, is the thirst for an end higher than natural ends..."

"Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person's ultimate good as far as it can be obtained."

"In coming to understand anything we are rejecting the facts as they are for us in favour of the facts as they are."
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« Reply #88 on: May 12, 2006, 09:35:24 AM »
"Holding onto anger is like grabbing onto a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone in the end your the one who gets burned."

                              -Buhdda
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« Reply #89 on: May 12, 2006, 09:42:28 AM »
Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!

-Friedrich Nietzsche
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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

-Captain Penguin

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« Reply #90 on: May 13, 2006, 10:07:01 PM »
Disney Movies get very little credit.

Milo: Will you look at the size of this? It's gotta be half a mile, at least. It-It must have taken hundred... No, thousands of years to carve this thing.
[Vinny blows it up, and it falls down over a chasm]
Vinny: Hey, look, I made a bridge. It only took me like, what? Ten seconds? Eleven, tops.

Mercs, the story of my PCs.
Milo: I know, I know. Sometimes I get a little carried away. But, hey, you know, that's what this is all about, right? I mean, discovery, teamwork, adventure. Unless, maybe, you're just in it for the money.
Audrey: Money.
Wilhelmina: Money.
Dr. Sweet: Money.
Mole: Money.
Vinny: I'm gonna have to say... money.
Milo: Well, I guess I set myself up for that one.


Milo: So, I guess this is how it ends, huh? Fine, you win. You're wiping out an entire civilization, but, hey, you'll be rich. Congratulations, Audrey. Guess you and your dad will be able to open that second garage after all. And, Vinny, you-you can start a whole chain of flower shops. I'm sure your family's going to be very proud. But that's what it's all about, right? Money.
Commander Rourke: Get off your soapbox, Thatch. You've read Darwin. It's called natural selection. We're just helping it along.

Yummy...
Cookie: I got your four basic food groups! Beans, bacon, whisky and lard.


Princess Kida: You are a scholar, are you not? Judging from your diminished physique and large forehead, you are suited for nothing else!


Vinny: We've done a lot of things we're not proud of. Robbing graves, plundering tombs, double parking. But, nobody got hurt. Well, maybe somebody got hurt, but nobody we knew.


Commander Rourke: "Mercenary"? I prefer the term "adventure capitalist".


Milo: Excuse me, you dropped your dy... dy... dynamite!
[Nervous laugh]
Milo: What else have you, uh, got in there?
Vinny: Oh, er... gunpowder, nitroglycerin, notepads, fuses, wicks, glue, and... paper clips, big ones. You know, just, uh, office supplies.

This is why I hate the doctor's.
Dr. Sweet: Milo Thatch... You're my three o'clock.
[Pulls out a huge saw]
Milo: Oh boy!
Dr. Sweet: Nice, uh? The catalog says this little baby can saw through a femur in twenty-eight seconds. I'm betting I can cut that time in half.
They were immediately and absolutely recognizable as adventurers... They were hardy and dangerous, lawless, stripped of allegiance or morality, living off their wits, stealing and killing, hiring themselves out to whoever and whatever came. They were inspired by dubious virtues.  China Mieville - Perdido Street Station

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« Reply #91 on: May 30, 2006, 12:55:44 AM »
"I'm not a baby, I am a man.
I am an anchorman!"

-Ron Burgundy

"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!" -Conan

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« Reply #92 on: June 10, 2006, 08:41:32 PM »
From as of yet unnamed and unfinished story--

"So what now, Kyler, son of Lukis?  Do you return in triumph to the capital, turning me over to the authorities to put me on trial for my many crimes?"
"Uh, no, actually.  What happens now is that I kill you, then go home, loot the nearest tomb, get roaring drunk, and hopefully pass out in the arms of some busty serving wench after some heavy breathing."
"WHAT?!"
"Oh, I see the problem.  You've confused my with a hero.  I'm just a guy with a destiny I didn't want.  All I want is to make sure my friends and family are as safe as I can reasonably expect them to be.  Well, that, a s**tload of money and girls falling all over me, but really, who doesn't want that?"
   - Evil Overlord and Kyler, Thief Extraordinare

"Don't worry.  We're here to help.  For your own protection, you should leave the premises.  But first, give us all of your medical supplies, money, and any and all shiny objects."  - Laranya, Warrior

"You have nothing to worry about.  My sister and I are experts in the fine art of tomb and temple looting."  - Kyler

And other stuff-

"You mean, does anything really matter?  Here's a better question.  Does it matter if it matters?"  - Wrench, Antihero for Hire

"Shut your stupidity hole.  I don't care what your plan is.  Chances are it's needlessly complicated and orbital."  - Shadehawk, Antihero for Hire

"All I know is, I touched it, then this thing jumped out and proceeded to kill itself."  - my brother
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« Reply #93 on: June 10, 2006, 08:55:08 PM »
"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself."
Peter O'Toole.
"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!" -Conan

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« Reply #94 on: June 16, 2006, 08:10:17 PM »
"Anything grows in everything."
That's a personal quote. I came up with that beauty very late at night.

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« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2006, 08:44:39 PM »
Which is better: to have fun with fungi or to have Idiocy with ideology, to have wars because of words, to have tomorrow's misdeeds out of yesterday's miscreeds?
-Aldous Huxley

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen -Aldous Huxley

The traveller's-eye view of men and women is not satisfying. A man might spend his life in trains and restaurants and know nothing of humanity at the end. To know, one must be an actor as well as a spectator.
-Aldous Huxley

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all its virtues are of no avail.
-Aldous Huxley

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
-Aldous Huxley

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
-Aldous Huxley

That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep.
-Aldous Huxley







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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

-Captain Penguin

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« Reply #96 on: July 28, 2006, 10:35:37 PM »
I am an animal lover and own many; horses, hounds, falcons, peasants...
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Triumph of the Dungeon Master!

Ah, how I have come to love that sense of accomplishment and victory that I get when I pull the wool over the eyes of a clever player character. What DM Triumphs have you had?

Some of mine:
1. Finally killing an incredibly powerful, lucky, annoying player's character.
2. Finally achieving a TPK (Total Party Kill)
3. Finally achieving a TPK using only traps
4. Finally working out how to make it so that d**n wizard doesn't steal the spotlight all the d**n time.

-Captain Penguin

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« Reply #97 on: August 12, 2006, 05:24:09 PM »
 "I love lamp" - Brick Tamlin

 "He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction there, and he merely hoped there wasn't an afterlife." - Douglas Adams

 "Well, tell her you'll have your entourage of milatant Jewish people bludgeon her to death with kosher meats." That's one of my own.  :up:

 "There's a pack of snarling bananas in my bathroom and a giant cucumber in my kitchen." -Steve Dallas, The Bloom County Picayune.

 "Did Doogie Houser just steal my car?"- Harold Lee, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle.

 "It's like a scum-bag yard sale"- Murphy MacManus, The Boondock Saints.

 "I felt like putting a bullet between the eyes of every panda that wouldn't reproduce to save it's species"- Narrator, Fight Club.

 "They need panda porn" - Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

 "There comes a time in everyone's life when the must choose between the path that is easy, and the path that is right."... I can't remember who said that.
I think you ought to know I'm feeling very depressed.

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« Reply #98 on: September 03, 2006, 10:53:52 AM »
What I've Learned: Homer Simpson
Nuclear-power-plant safety inspector, 39, Springfield

When someone tells you your butt is on fire, you should take them at their word.

There is no such thing as a bad doughnut.

Kids are like monkeys, only louder.

If you want results, press the red button. The rest are useless.

There are many different religions in this world, but if you look at them carefully, you'll see that they all have one thing in common: They were invented by a giant, superintelligent slug named Dennis.

You should just name your third kid Baby. Trust me -- it'll save you a lot of hassle.

You can have many different jobs and still be lazy.

I enjoy the great taste of Duff. Yes, Duff is the only beer for me. Smooth, creamy Duff . . . zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

You can get free stuff if you mention a product in a magazine interview. Like Chips Ahoy! cookies.

You may think it's easier to de-ice your windshield with a flamethrower, but there are repercussions. Serious repercussions.

There are some things that just aren't meant to be eaten.

The intelligent man wins his battles with pointed words. I'm sorry -- I meant sticks. Pointed sticks.

There are way too many numbers. The world would be a better place if we lost half of them -- starting with 8. I've always hated 8.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard "My God! He's covered in some sort of goo," I'd be a rich man.

Be generous in the bedroom -- share your sandwich.

I've climbed the highest mountains . . . fallen down the deepest valleys . . . I've been to Japan and Africa . . . and I've even gone into space. But I'd trade it all for a piece of candy right now.

Every creature on God's earth has a right to exist. Except for that d**n ruby-throated South American warbler.

I don't need a surgeon telling me how to operate on myself.

Sometimes I think there's no reason to get out of bed . . . then I feel wet, and I realize there is.

Let me just say, Winnie the Pooh getting his head caught in a honey pot? It's not funny. It can really happen.

Even though it is awesome and powerful, I don't take no guff from the ocean.

I never ate an animal I didn't like.

A fool and his money are soon parted. I would pay anyone a lot of money to explain that to me.

Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll get a hook caught on his eyelid or something.

I made a deal with myself ten years ago . . . and got ripped off.

Never leave your car keys in a reactor core.

Always trust your first instinct -- unless it tells you to use your life savings to develop a Destructo Ray.

When you borrow something from your neighbor, always do it under the cover of darkness.

If a spaceship landed and aliens took me back to their planet and made me their leader, and I got to spend the rest of my life eating doughnuts and watching alien dancing girls and ruling with a swift and merciless hand? That would be sweet.

I may not be the richest man on earth. Or the smartest. Or the handsomest.

Never throw a butcher knife in anger.

The office is no place for off-color remarks or offensive jokes. That's why I never go there.

My favorite color is chocolate.

Always feel with your heart, although it's better with your hands.

The hardest thing I've had to face as a father was burying my own child. He climbed back out, but it still hurts.

If doctors are so right, why am I still alive?

I'm not afraid to say the word racism, or the words doormat and bee stinger.

Always have plenty of clean white shirts and blue pants.

When that guy turned water into wine, he obviously wasn't thinking of us Duff drinkers.

I love natural disasters because we're allowed to get out of work.

When I'm dead, I'm going to sleep. Oh, man, am I going to sleep.

What kind of fool would leave a pie on a windowsill, anyway?


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« Reply #99 on: October 08, 2006, 10:18:41 PM »
"I don't write my characters.  I just write what they do."

"Wow, this scene is turning out a lot differently than I expected it would.  These characters have minds of their own."
 - Crack of Crack and Doom Productions.

"Being surprised by your own characters is the sign of good characters."
 - Doom's (of Crack and Doom Productions) writing professor

"I know these things happen, I understand that.  I just wish they'd stop happening to me."  - me

"It was never impossible, just harder."  - Sidney Poitier

"There goes the power...  There goes the window...  There goes my brother...  There goes the meeting."  - untitled story

"Think of all the possibilities!  Ransom!  Bait!  Revenge!"
"... The Phantom has good taste."
"Good!  Good!  Personal pleasure, I overlooked that one!"
 - Xander Drax and Cabai Sang, The Phantom

"I'm of the opinion that one should love everybody who ain't a jerk."  - EchoMirage

"I assure you, being a jackass is it's own punishment."  - Wulfhere

"He's not God.  He's just a judge."  - overheard at the County Courthouse

"They're violent and they're dangerous, but they're all nice guys."  - Quatre Raebera Winner, Gundam Wing

I can't brain today because I have the dumb.

"I don't like being watched.  I like to conduct my evil deeds in private."  - Murometz

Life's wierd.  Enjoy it.

"Sometimes you have to close your eyes to see."  - Bon Jovi, "Wherever You Are"

"I have no wish to fight you.  But I will if I must."  - StarFire, Teen Titans

"I can be very dangerous when I don't know what I'm doing."  - The Doctor, Doctor Who

"I will not read your book of meanness and swirls!"  - StarFire, Teen Titans
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