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robkelk 01-21-2010 05:44 PM

Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
Yes, I'm an optimist; I'm assuming that there actually will be more Superiors books. (Aren't we all? <g>)

One of the things that the SJGames layout artists appear to like is "pull quotes" - a sentence or very short paragraph that can fill what would otherwise be white space. Here's a thread to suggest some pull quotes

Contributions are welcome - I've only got pull quotes for major Archangels so far, and not many quotes at that.


Any idiot can make a bike go fast, but getting decent speed out of a cow requires skill.
– Moe Lane, The Great Cow Race of 2003


Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it’s lightning that does the work.
– Mark Twain

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed.”
– Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space


The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man’s.
– Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899


Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
– Proverbs 23:5


For no one is so senseless as to choose of his own will war rather than peace, since in peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.
– Croesus, king of Lydia

For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.
– Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
– Proverbs 16:32

Rocket Man 01-21-2010 06:26 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books

"Teach your children well ..."
--Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

"Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."
--Mark 10:14

"The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play."
--Penelope Leach

"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done. " -- George Carlin

"wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat."
--Matthew 7:13b

"Though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment."
--Leonard Wibberley

"Welcome to my nightmare."
--Alice Cooper

"To fight is a radical instinct; if men have nothing else to fight over they will fight over words, fancies, or women, or they will fight because they dislike each other's looks, or because they have met walking in opposite directions”
--George Santayana (a bit long for a proper pullquote, but I like it)

tHEhERETIC 01-21-2010 11:12 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
Ah, the joy of search engines.

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. ~Beverly Nichols

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms. ~Ikkyu Sojun

When you are through changing, you are through. –Percy Barnevik

Being good is good business. --Anita Roddick 1942-, British founder of The Body Shop

When fate throws a dagger at you, there are only two ways to catch it: by the blade or by the handle. --Chinese Proverb

War begun, hell unchained. --Italian Proverb

To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none. - Francis Bacon

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. - Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary,1911"

robkelk 01-22-2010 04:56 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books

He never wasted a leaf or a tree. Do you think He would squander souls?
- Rudyard Kipling, The Sack of the Gods

Rocket Man 01-22-2010 05:38 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
"I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only, to give everybody a chance to get sore at everybody else." -- Will Rogers

"Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals." -- Robert Anton Wilson

"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right." -- Jane Goodall

Rocket Man 01-22-2010 06:26 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
"Earth laughs in flower." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us." --Wolfgang von Geothe

"Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth." -- Dorothy Frances Gurney

"Adulterate not the coinage, nor shave away fragments therefrom. The coin thou sendest away today shall return unto thee tomorrow, and then whom hast thou robbed?" -- David Eddings, The Proverbs of Nedra.

"Kill not. Dead men cannot buy from thee." -- David Eddings, The Proverbs of Nedra.

Archangel Beth 01-23-2010 11:32 AM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books

Originally Posted by robkelk (Post 919289)

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it’s lightning that does the work.
– Mark Twain

Thunder's just a noise, boys! Lightning does the work. --Chad Brock (Yes, it's Country and Western. It's still supremely Sparky!)

Rocket Man 01-23-2010 12:16 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
"Runs thick and fast, no one really sees,
Quite what bad it can do,
As it shapes you into something cold,
Like an Eskimo igloo...."

--George Harrison

"The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law." --Luke 12:53

"And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand." -- Matthew 12:25

"A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion. " --Richard E. Byrd

"Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau.
Mock on, mock on—'tis all in vain!
You throw the sand against the wind,
And the wind blows it back again. "
--William Blake

"I feel the need -- the need for speed." -- Top Gun

Rocket Man 01-23-2010 04:42 PM

Re: Possible "pull quotes" for upcoming Superiors books
One that so fits the Archangel of Lightning's philosophy on "pacing" knowledge:

"Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon." -- Alexander Pope

Rocket Man 01-24-2010 03:11 PM

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"An idea is salvation by imagination."
--Frank Lloyd Wright

"Electricity is really just organized lightning."
-- George Carlin

"I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies."
--Eden Ahbez

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