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Old 02-11-2010, 09:43 AM   #11
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"O Death! How bitter is the thought of you! How quick your coming! How secret your path! How uncertain your hour! How all-embracing your reign!"
-- Louis of Granada (1505-1588)

"There are dead you have to kill."
-- Jules Pierre F. S. Desnoyers (1800-1887)

"Lovely he looks with his extinguished torch; but, dear gentlemen, Death is not aesthetical."
-- J. C. Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

(And yes, I had to translate two translated dicta, so I hope I didn't distort them too much. And I'm also aware that dicta nos. 1 and 3 are far too sophisticated for Saminga... And maybe no. 2, too. ;) )

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"Fate's malicious and eternal law is that all things must, when they've reached their acme, plummet down more quickly into the depth than they rose."
-- L. Annaeus Seneca (ca. 4-65)
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:04 AM   #12
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Beautiful, Methariel!

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Old 02-11-2010, 05:47 PM   #13
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Saminga

"Lovely he looks with his extinguished torch; but, dear gentlemen, Death is not aesthetical."
-- J. C. Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805)

(And yes, I had to translate two translated dicta, so I hope I didn't distort them too much. And I'm also aware that dicta nos. 1 and 3 are far too sophisticated for Saminga... And maybe no. 2, too. ;) )
I don't think #3 is too sophisticated--I think it's someone else describing him very well. Though I'm curious about the translation--"aesthetical" is an uncommon word in English, and the symmetry of the quote suggests something closer to "beautiful". What's the original word in German? Which work of his? I can't read German but I can access Project Gutenberg as well as anyone.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:39 PM   #14
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I don't think #3 is too sophisticated--I think it's someone else describing him very well. Though I'm curious about the translation--"aesthetical" is an uncommon word in English, and the symmetry of the quote suggests something closer to "beautiful". What's the original word in German? Which work of his? I can't read German but I can access Project Gutenberg as well as anyone.
It's from "The Genius With The Inverted Torch." A different source translates it pretty similarly, save that he ends with "Death is not aesthetic."

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- Randall Munroe, http://xkcd.com/701/, 12 February 2010

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Old 02-12-2010, 10:51 AM   #16
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Baal
"Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Saminga
"I've seen the future, brother; it is murder.
--Leonard Cohen

Kronos
"To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in its petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death."
-- William Shakespere, Macbeth

Janus
"I tell you: one must have chaos within oneself, to give birth to a dancing star."
-- Friedrich Nietzche

"Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself."
--Sallust

Furfur
"Then I took out my razor blade/ then I did what God forbade/ now the cops are after me, but I proved that I'm no sissy."
--The Ramones, 53rd & 3rd

"Fat cat came to play, now he can't run fast enough./ You'd best stay away when the pushers come to shove ..."
--Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Zoot Suit Riot

" A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic." -- George Orwell, 1984
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:24 PM   #17
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Saminga
"I see dead people."
--Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense

Francisco Scaramanga: "You get as much pleasure out of killing as I do, so why don't you admit it?"
James Bond: "I admit killing you would be a pleasure."
--The Man With The Golden Gun

Jean
"I'm more interested in what I discover than what I invent."
--Paul Simon
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:52 PM   #18
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"More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly." -- Woody Allen
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:48 PM   #19
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"Well, he looked at me once, looked at me twice. Look at me again and there's gonna be a fight ..."
--The Stray Cats, "Rock This Town"
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:40 AM   #20
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Malphas
"So what is this sinister secret,
The lie he will tell you is true?
It's that each man you meet on the street
Isn't one man, but two!"
--"Facade" from the musical "Jekyll and Hyde."
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