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God grant me the courage to change that which I can, the serenity to accept that which I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference.
- St. Francis of Assisi
God grant me the strength to change that which I can, the serenity to accept that which I cannot, and the firepower to make the difference.
- Brujah wisdom
We despise all reverences and all the objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our own list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.
- Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain
- Terry Pratchet
It's a fried egg, and it loves me.
- Robert Anton Wilson
If we had some eggs we could have some ham and eggs if we had some ham.
-Theodore Sturgeon, Tiny and the Monster
Men stumble across the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill
I am an illiterate telepath; I can't read your mind.
- Malkavian wisdom
Not wanting to be dead is not necessarily the same as glad to be alive.
I tried to drown my sorrows, but they learned how to swim.
Funny how "I have your best interest at heart" always involves serving the interests of the person speaking.
Imagination is intelligence having fun.
- James Nimark
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kinda neat!
The most common symptom of incompetence is the need to control everything.
Revenge of the Telemarketed
Be the green grass above me,
with showers and dewdrops wet;
and if thou wilt, remember,
and if thou wilt, forget.
- Christina Rossetti
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
"...I would like to thank a world that never understood or accepted me, family and friends that never believed in me, lovers who never ceased to torment me and a God that has one hell of a sense of humor. You have all made me what I am today. Let that weigh heavily on your consciences."
- David Draiman of "Disturbed"
Good girls eat too much. Bad girls get eaten.
There is no here,
no there. Infinity is
before our eyes.
Quietly I stalked you; you heard nothing.
Gently, I watched you; you knew me not.
Sadly, I mourned you; you were an innocent.
Swiftly, I killed you. You had to die.
- Assassin's Lament
Where am I going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?
- Stef Jones from alt.polyamory
"I'm not shy. I'm studying my prey."
- Sunshyn, also from alt.polyamory
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
- Unknown .sig file
The more you disapprove, the more fun it is for me.
- bumper sticker
Comes the Dawn
- Veronica A. Shoffstall
"Time is the fire in which we burn..."
- Dr. Soren (Malcom MacDowell), Star Trek: Generations
Mixed metaphors may not be moved, but they might be derailed.
There are two kinds of paranoia: absolute and insufficient.
- Brian Albee
...There we were, nine against a thousand.
Toughest nine we ever faced.
- Donna Hirsch
Thank you for sharing. Sharing time is now over. Please refrain from sharing again.
- H. James Bartlemay
In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom . . . Make no mistake all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S.
- William Seward Burroughs (b. 1914)
[Usenet: portmanteau, clue + two-by-four] The notional stick with which one whacks an aggressively clueless person. This term derives from a western American folk saying about training a mule: "First you got to hit him with a two-by-four. That's to get his attention."
I, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, am doing the impossible for the ungrateful. I have done so much with so little for so long, I can now do anything with nothing!
- Quote from a technical support office
Sanity is relative.
For some of us, it's a distant cousin.
You have the soul of a poet, and the mind of a pimp.
- Angela, to me
Don't scry me; I'll scry you.
- Aaron (of Des Moines) in reference to a half-orc bard with an eye for halflings.
During a White Wolf Vampire Game I was running, the topic of Golconda was raised. The situation was that a Malkavian had found True Love, and was behaving oddly (even for a Malkavian) because of it.
Me: I'm in love!
Nicolé: Oh, we had heard that you had found Golconda.
Me: (pause) Do you get that from having sex?
There was a pause as everyone gave this some thought.
Samir: Where is Golconda?
Angela: Next to the G-spot?
Deanna: I think [name withheld at risk of bodily harm] would find that funny.
Angela: Why? He couldn't find either one.
Excerpt from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The following are taken from The Crow Graphic Novel by James O. Barr.
Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children.
Do you understand?
Do you understand?
- Eric Draven
"There's a body on the railings
that I can't identify
and I'd like to reassure you
but I'm not that kind of guy.
"It's a Raymond Chandler evening
and the pavement is all wet
and I'm lurking in the shadows
because it hasn't happened . . . . yet."
- It's a Raymond Chandler Evening
"He screams and screams and pounds his head
against the wall until wailing phantom firetrucks
paces across his vision.
Pain, pain is all he wants.
And hate, yes hate.
We shall never forget and never forgive.
And never ever fear.
Fear is for the enemy.
Fear and bullets."
-Fear [Italics added]
My kitten walks on velvet feet
and makes no sound at all;
and in the doorway nightly sits
to watch the darkness fall.
I think he loves the lady, Night
and feels akin to her
whose footsteps are as still as his,
whose touch as soft as fur.
-Night by Lois Weakley McKay,
There is more than one way to purify the soul . . . .
There is absolution and redemption, salvation and a means to an end.
And if some of these axioms are of opposing polarities there is, at least, some consolation in the fact that they have a common ground.
It's not death if you refuse it . . .
It is if you accept it.
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