Click to visit our sponsors!

homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam

  The Geek Culture Forums
  Our stupid lives
  What is everyone's favorite quote? (Page 1)

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

UBBFriend: Email This Page to Someone!
This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 
next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   What is everyone's favorite quote?
Evilbunny
Highlie

Posts: 614
From: A Calculus book near you...
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 07, 2001 09:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"We make war that we may live in peace." -Aristotle

IP: Logged

tafkact
Highlie

Posts: 614
From: nowhere, man
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 07, 2001 10:25     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"E'S NAD A TUUMAHH!"

or

"shut yer freekin' hole!"

IP: Logged

pawn
Assimilated

Posts: 390
From: somewhere over the rainbow
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 07, 2001 11:41     Click Here to See the Profile for pawn   Click Here to Email pawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"God himself could not sink this ship"

This was said by someone who god didn't like very much.

or of course there is my sig...

------------------
Sometimes you've just gotta say 'what the f*ck', and make your move. 'What the f*ck' gives you freedom, freedom brings opportunity, and opportunity makes your future.

Words to live by.

IP: Logged

CrawGator
Alpha Geek

Posts: 326
From: the heart of Cajun country
Registered: Apr 2000

posted December 07, 2001 12:39     Click Here to See the Profile for CrawGator   Click Here to Email CrawGator     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you get to thinking that you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.

------------------
CrawGator

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. Douglas Adams Mostly Harmless

IP: Logged

Geekatrix
Super Geek

Posts: 154
From: NYC
Registered: Jul 2001

posted December 07, 2001 13:04     Click Here to See the Profile for Geekatrix     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Secret of the Fox.

Runners up:

"Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to realize his wishes. Now that he can realize them, he must either change them or perish"
- Williams Carlos Williams pondering the nuclear age

"It's not what you look like or what planet you're from. It's how kind you are."
- Philip K. Dick defining what it means to be human.

IP: Logged

sniper
Geek

Posts: 75
From:
Registered: Sep 2001

posted December 07, 2001 14:29     Click Here to See the Profile for sniper   Click Here to Email sniper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
violence isn't the answer
unless the question is; what's not the answer?
then, violence is the answer
because violence isn't the answer

IP: Logged

platypus
Super Geek

Posts: 198
From: Provo, UT
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 07, 2001 15:14     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Violence isn't the answer. Violence is the question. The answer is 'yes.'"

------------------
pages:
www.thelemur.net
www.saintehlers.com
www.squishbox.org

IP: Logged

trowelblister
Super Geek

Posts: 227
From: doylestown, pa, usa
Registered: Sep 2001

posted December 07, 2001 15:19     Click Here to See the Profile for trowelblister   Click Here to Email trowelblister     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's craptacular.

Bart

IP: Logged

homesalad
Super Geek

Posts: 216
From: Port Townsend, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 07, 2001 18:19     Click Here to See the Profile for homesalad   Click Here to Email homesalad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'meus stercus non odoramus est'

Okay, I don't know how good my Latin grammer is anymore. But there it is. My dad taught it to me years ago, and I've been wanting to publish it as a bumper sticker ever since.

At any rate here's its translation: 'My shit doesn't smell' Oh man, its the best quote ever.

IP: Logged

miliani
Geek Apprentice

Posts: 41
From: atlanta, ga, usa
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 07, 2001 19:40     Click Here to See the Profile for miliani     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own. - Goethe

(i have my reasons for that one...)

IP: Logged

theJacob
Super Geek

Posts: 141
From: Colorado
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 07, 2001 20:28     Click Here to See the Profile for theJacob   Click Here to Email theJacob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I could pick a FAVORITE, I'd have a signature.

------------------
<Signature placeholder>

IP: Logged

MacManKrisK
Super Geek

Posts: 132
From: Southwest Lower Michigan, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 07, 2001 20:42     Click Here to See the Profile for MacManKrisK   Click Here to Email MacManKrisK     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How can I narrow it down to just one faveorite quote?? OH well, I'll just post 'em all!

"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" --Samuel Clemens

"It's amazing how ignorant the average person it, however it's even more amazing that half the people are more ignorant then that." --Samuel Clemens (I think)

"Bob, I sent you an e-mail about the e-mail being down." --The guy on the CDW commercial, and many many high-level executives throughout corporate America.

"640K ought to be enough for anybody!" --Bill Gates, 1981

and of course, to quote myself, "it isn't what you learn in college that's important, it's that stupid little piece of paper you get at the end!"

------------------
KK (a.k.a. The MacMan)
Proud to be Microsoft Free!
"If it doesn't say 'Microsoft' it must be better!"
The Man's Prayer -- "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."

IP: Logged

Punchcard
Geek-in-Training

Posts: 38
From: A concrete bunker on a volcanic island, deep in the South Pacific...
Registered: Jan 2001

posted December 07, 2001 21:59     Click Here to See the Profile for Punchcard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"But my Mom says I'm cool" - Milhouse

"Me fail english? That's unpossible!" - Bart

"God bless those pagans" - Homer

"Now, let's have no more curiosity about this bizarre cover-up." - Skinner

"I'll pump them so full of sap they're going to need to blow their nose with a pancake!" - Lisa

IP: Logged

Doc Holliday
Highlie

Posts: 517
From: I'm right behind you!!!
Registered: Dec 2000

posted December 07, 2001 23:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc Holliday   Click Here to Email Doc Holliday     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Learn to listen, listen to learn.

IP: Logged

Raptorgirl
Super Geek

Posts: 118
From:
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 08, 2001 04:02     Click Here to See the Profile for Raptorgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
--Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), "The Shawshank Redemption"

"The eyes are open, the mouth moves, but Mr. Brain has long departed."
--Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson)

"Anyone who tells you life is fair is either lying or trying to sell you something."
--Dr. J Metz, Radio-TV and Society class, March 1999

"I never considered myself an alarmist, however, three dead hamsters will cause a person to think."
--a friend of a friend

IP: Logged

platypus
Super Geek

Posts: 198
From: Provo, UT
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 08, 2001 08:38     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to be a Simpsons fanatic. But "Me fail English? That's unpossible," was said by Ralph Wiggum, not Bart.

IP: Logged

Evilbunny
Highlie

Posts: 614
From: A Calculus book near you...
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 08, 2001 11:17     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that better when its said by Bart!

IP: Logged

ZorroTheFox
SuperBlabberMouth!

Posts: 1117
From: Milton, WA, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 08, 2001 11:56     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
""America is like a melting pot. The people at the bottom get burned, and the scum floats to the top."--Charlie King"

IP: Logged

JainDough
Super Geek

Posts: 148
From: united states
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 08, 2001 13:26     Click Here to See the Profile for JainDough   Click Here to Email JainDough     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well other than my sig....

You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.
- Fight Club

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. -Jean-Paul Sartre

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between. - Oscar Wilde

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my desk. -- Robert Bloch

I am quick to laugh at everything, so as not to have to cry. -De Beaumarchais

Tragedy is if I cut my finger, comedy is if I walk into an open sewer and die.
-Mel Brooks

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
-A. Whitney Brown

Time is not a road--it is a room.
-John Fowlesy Brown

If I knew the world was going to end tomorrow. I would still plant a tree today.
- Martin Luther

------------------
hell is other people -Jean Paul Sartre

IP: Logged

Zwilnik
Alpha Geek

Posts: 291
From: London, UK
Registered: Dec 2000

posted December 08, 2001 16:41     Click Here to See the Profile for Zwilnik     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"I like deadlines, I love the sound they make when they go whizzing past." Douglas N Adams

"The truth is out there, but the lies are in your head!" Terry Pratchett

"Cool it worked! Now if we can only stop it from exploding when it melts!" probably badly quoted from a film called True Genius, possibly the best geek film ever. I base my entire geekiness on it (yes, I even had a studio which you accessed through a cupboard once too).

IP: Logged

Xanthine
Highlie

Posts: 513
From: the lab
Registered: Mar 2001

posted December 08, 2001 19:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Off my walls:
"Going to the mountains is going home." - John Muir

"When you can do nothing what can you do?" - Zen koan

"If any man thinks he slays and if another thinks he is slain, neither knows the ways of truth. The eternal in man cannot kill; the eternal in man cannot die." - Baghavad Gita

"Never laugh at live dragons." - JRR Tolkien

Some favs from professors:
"What's a few orders of magnitude between friends?" - second semester frosh chem

"My data is truth. Your data is crap." - microbiology

"This is back in the day when men were men and geneticists caught their own mice." - genetics

<up with flame shield>
"women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition." - unknown
</up with flame shield>

And, of course, I really like my sig

------------------
Take by surprise and the world gives up resistance.
- Tennesee Williams

IP: Logged

platypus
Super Geek

Posts: 198
From: Provo, UT
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 08, 2001 19:41     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Some day there'll be a cure for pain. That's the day I put my drugs away." - Morphine (the band, not the drug)

------------------
pages:
www.thelemur.net
www.saintehlers.com
www.squishbox.org

IP: Logged

Swiss Mercenary
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

Posts: 1461
From: All the way from the land of Chocolate, Cheese and Cuckoo Clocks.
Registered: Feb 2000

posted December 10, 2001 03:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
'Life is like a sewer.
What you get out of it,
Depends on what you put into it.'
- Tom Lehrer.
(An Evening 'wasted' with Tom Lehrer)

IP: Logged

Geekatrix
Super Geek

Posts: 154
From: NYC
Registered: Jul 2001

posted December 10, 2001 09:20     Click Here to See the Profile for Geekatrix     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by homesalad:
'meus stercus non odoramus est'

Nice, but I prefer "Excretae Ergo Sum". It was written in a toilet stall of a Paris youth hostel I stayed in once. My bathroom is now graced by an elegant plaque I made with that quotation. Of course, there is room for another plaque in there....

IP: Logged

Tau Zero
BlabberMouth, the Next Generation.

Posts: 1685
From:
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 10, 2001 10:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wouldn't that be "excreto"?

I once saw "Coito ergo sum" and thought it was hilarious, almost as good as the chapter title in The Practice Effect, "Sooo-eeee generis".

IP: Logged

Wyatt
Super Geek

Posts: 125
From: Augusta, GA USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted December 10, 2001 11:17     Click Here to See the Profile for Wyatt   Click Here to Email Wyatt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my favorite quote is in my sig.

------------------
Website : www.knology.net/wyattf
Email: [email protected]

the most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. that's where we come in; we're computer professionals. we cause accidents.
-nathaniel borenstein

IP: Logged

Eponine
Highlie

Posts: 726
From: Midwest, US
Registered: Sep 2000

posted December 10, 2001 13:40     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"The good ends happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction is."
-Oscar Wilde, in The Importance of Being Ernest

IP: Logged

zorgon
Super Geek

Posts: 238
From: Beautiful Uptown Goleta
Registered: Sep 2000

posted December 10, 2001 15:30     Click Here to See the Profile for zorgon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too many to count, but in the current theme, I'd have to put forward my favorite not-latin quotation: "Illigitimi non carborundum"

------------------
cogito ergo something.

IP: Logged

Demosthenes
Assimilated

Posts: 372
From: Boston, MA, USA
Registered: Sep 2000

posted December 10, 2001 16:58     Click Here to See the Profile for Demosthenes   Click Here to Email Demosthenes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"movies don't create psychos. movies just make psychos more creative." ~ 'scream'

"when the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box." ~ italian proverb

"if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. then quit. no use being a damned fool about it." ~ w.c. fields

and, of course, the lyrics to my 'theme song,' "half a person" by the smiths.

IP: Logged

SupportGoddess
Highlie

Posts: 527
From: The Digital Temple
Registered: Jul 2001

posted December 10, 2001 17:08     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
"Cool it worked! Now if we can only stop it from exploding when it melts!" probably badly quoted from a film called True Genius, possibly the best geek film ever. I base my entire geekiness on it (yes, I even had a studio which you accessed through a cupboard once too).


Actually it is called "Real Genius"... and has Val Kilmer in his boxers. I think i may need to watch that again when I get home.


------------------
reality.sys corrupted. universe halted. reboot (y/n)?

IP: Logged

Steen
SuperBlabberMouth!

Posts: 1162
From: Maryville, TN, USA
Registered: Jan 2000

posted December 10, 2001 19:11     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There is no pleasure to be found in having nothing to do. The fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.

IP: Logged

Evilbunny
Highlie

Posts: 614
From: A Calculus book near you...
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 18, 2001 17:08     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm, who said that?

IP: Logged

Geordie
Super Geek

Posts: 148
From: Fairfax Station, VA, USA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 18, 2001 18:17     Click Here to See the Profile for Geordie   Click Here to Email Geordie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Evilbunny:
Hmm, who said that?

Mary Wilson Little. One of her other gems is:
The penalty of success is to be bored by the attentions of people who formerly snubbed you.

IP: Logged

BlueAntoid
Geek

Posts: 63
From: Colorado
Registered: Dec 2001

posted December 18, 2001 20:46     Click Here to See the Profile for BlueAntoid   Click Here to Email BlueAntoid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"Well, this is certainly the last time I invite the Borg to any of my parties." - Nameless cartoon character surrounded by drones saying things like, "Your cocktail weenies are irrelavent," and, "Your ridiculous little pointed hat is irrelavent."

IP: Logged

Dahak
Mini-Geek

Posts: 51
From: Royersford, PA, United States
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 19, 2001 17:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Dahak   Click Here to Email Dahak     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From my signature files:

CP/M bears some striking similarities to RT-11, but it's even smaller. CP/M is like an RT-11 gelding. MS-DOS is CP/M with a thyroid condition. Windows is like a tumor on MS-DOS. Therefore, applying the associative property, Windows is a tumor growing on the side of an RT-11 gelding with a thyroid condition. -Michael Roeder


"Given a conflict, Murphy's law supercedes Newton's."-Anon

"On two occasions I have been asked by members of Parliament, `Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-- Charles Babbage

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
- Robert Wilensky

"Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have cracked ribs in which case lying still and quietly moaning seems to be the best medicine. Oh, and morphine."

"The English people are like the English beer. Froth on top, dregs at the bottom, the middle excellent" - Voltaire

"Did you see that Gates came out with a new autobiography purporting to cover the years in which he learned the ins and outs of the programming art?" "It's title is 'Dumpster Diving for Code'" -rj friedman

"The English language was the result of Norman knights and Saxon maids trying to discuss how to raise the baby."

Once is accident, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action - although to a paranoid, "accident" and "coincidence" are euphemisms for enemy action.

"I hold that the real reason for the British Empire was a mass flight to find something decent to eat."- Mike Preston

"Never in the course of human history have so many owed so much to so few" -Winston Churchill, after the Battle of Britain"He must have been talking about our bar tab"-RAF pilot, in response to Churchill

"When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and whack them in the head."

------------------
--
"A child of five could understand this! Therefore, fetch me a child of five!"

IP: Logged

Dahak
Mini-Geek

Posts: 51
From: Royersford, PA, United States
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 19, 2001 17:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Dahak   Click Here to Email Dahak     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From my signature files:

CP/M bears some striking similarities to RT-11, but it's even smaller. CP/M is like an RT-11 gelding. MS-DOS is CP/M with a thyroid condition. Windows is like a tumor on MS-DOS. Therefore, applying the associative property, Windows is a tumor growing on the side of an RT-11 gelding with a thyroid condition. -Michael Roeder


"Given a conflict, Murphy's law supercedes Newton's."-Anon

"On two occasions I have been asked by members of Parliament, `Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-- Charles Babbage

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.
- Robert Wilensky

"Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have cracked ribs in which case lying still and quietly moaning seems to be the best medicine. Oh, and morphine."

"The English people are like the English beer. Froth on top, dregs at the bottom, the middle excellent" - Voltaire

"Did you see that Gates came out with a new autobiography purporting to cover the years in which he learned the ins and outs of the programming art?" "It's title is 'Dumpster Diving for Code'" -rj friedman

"The English language was the result of Norman knights and Saxon maids trying to discuss how to raise the baby."

Once is accident, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action - although to a paranoid, "accident" and "coincidence" are euphemisms for enemy action.

"I hold that the real reason for the British Empire was a mass flight to find something decent to eat."- Mike Preston

"Never in the course of human history have so many owed so much to so few" -Winston Churchill, after the Battle of Britain"He must have been talking about our bar tab"-RAF pilot, in response to Churchill

"When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and whack them in the head."

------------------
--
"A child of five could understand this! Therefore, fetch me a child of five!"

IP: Logged

xobender
Alpha Geek

Posts: 265
From: Lost in a five and a half mintue hallway.
Registered: Mar 2001

posted December 19, 2001 20:32     Click Here to See the Profile for xobender   Click Here to Email xobender     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"A Kenyan man once said to me, 'You can get used to anything when money's involved.' He used to stick mice up his ass for twenty bucks a time."

"Don't be conservative with a new love. Be liberal and you will find out what you want to know. Don't stop them at each thing they say or they will try to be careful with you and you will never know what kind of person they want to be."

"You must like it when people in authority they never earned lie to you."

"This city never allowed itself to decay or degrade. It's wildly, intensely growing. It's a loud bright stinking mess. It takes strength from its thousands of cultures, and the thousands more that grow anew each day. It isn't perfect. It lies and cheats. It's no utopia and it ain't the mountain by a long shot -- but it's alive. I can't argue that."

uugg.. i love Warren ellis..Dog bless his little barbed heart..

IP: Logged

EddieKatz
Geek-in-Training

Posts: 38
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Registered: Nov 2001

posted December 21, 2001 13:25     Click Here to See the Profile for EddieKatz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"When the gods want to punish you, they give you what you want." --Isaak Dinesen

"To whom much is given, of him much will be required." --John F. Kennedy, or the Bible (depending on who you ask)

And, of course, there is a quote from "The Wizard of Oz" suitable for any and every occasion.

IP: Logged

Akira
Super Geek

Posts: 182
From: in transit
Registered: Oct 2001

posted December 24, 2001 11:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Akira   Click Here to Email Akira     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"When they give you lined paper, write the other way." Ray Bradburry

------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg.
Prepare to have your ass laminated.

IP: Logged

zorgon
Super Geek

Posts: 238
From: Beautiful Uptown Goleta
Registered: Sep 2000

posted December 24, 2001 14:55     Click Here to See the Profile for zorgon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ooh! Ooh! How about this one?
"I have seen the operating system of the future, and its name is Macintosh."
- Bill Gates, 1985

------------------
cogito ergo something.

IP: Logged


This topic is 2 pages long:   1  2 

All times are Pacific Time

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | Geek Culture Home Page

© 2002 Geek Culture® All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Infopop www.infopop.com © 2000
Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47e

homeGeek CultureWebstoreeCards!Forums!Joy of Tech!AY2K!webcam