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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Lord Yang Jiahua » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:55 pm

Hmm, first time ive seen a Lord of The Rings Language quote make it on this forum, interesting.
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby MhiHayoli » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:12 pm

Lord Yang Jiahua wrote:Hmm, first time ive seen a Lord of The Rings Language quote make it on this forum, interesting.


I'm quite a fan of different languages. I try to learn as much as I can. :pika:
I know a little bit of chinese, japanese (katakana mostly), elvish, orcish, dark elvish (drow), english, german, dragon language, runic symbols an rhefugi (demon language).

I must know. I write many fantasy novels and fan fiction, so I have to understand ^_^


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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Shu Ryorin » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:22 pm

"That's not our curse; that's our state of being."
~Ts'ao Jian on our family's talent for not getting enough sleep.
"Only dummies call people dummy, dummy!"
-some fairy in "Breath of Fire III"

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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:51 pm

I've found this list very educational when it comes to things that are misappropriately credited to those who didn't say or perform such sayings.

Even something as simple as: "Houston, we have a problem."

List of misquotations
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby rcsha » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:05 pm

My favorite misquote is the intentional misquote here:
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It's always kind of behooved me to enjoy it.
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby MhiHayoli » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:54 pm

"Money is the root of all evil." - something found in the bible of my grandmother

Ironic that the church still needs money to survive... .
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Tue May 01, 2012 10:09 am

Zhuanyong wrote:I've found this list very educational when it comes to things that are misappropriately credited to those who didn't say or perform such sayings.

Even something as simple as: "Houston, we have a problem."

List of misquotations


My favorite:

The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash. – Winston Churchill, with his usual style and grace

Not so much for the quote, but for this: "Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne later said that although Churchill had not uttered these words, he admitted that he wished he had."
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Lady Wu » Thu May 03, 2012 6:12 am

MhiHayoli wrote:"Money is the root of all evil." - something found in the bible of my grandmother

Ironic that the church still needs money to survive... .

Interesting that this is also a misquotation, as noted in the wiki page Zhuanyong quoted.
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby Zhuanyong » Mon May 07, 2012 3:52 am

I do believe that it's actually - 'The love of money/mammon is the root of all evil.'. I've seen at least one translation where it's worded, 'all kinds of evil". I prefer that translation, personally.
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Re: All-Time Favourite Quotes (Anything)

Unread postby TooMuchBaijiu » Wed May 30, 2012 1:03 am

See
it was like this when
we waltz into this place
A couple of papish cats
is doing an Aztec two-step

And I says
Dad let's cut
but then this dame
comes up behind me see
and says
you and me could really exist

Wow I says
Only the next day
she has bad teeth
and really hates
poetry

― Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind
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