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Author Topic: Distiiled Wisdom  (Read 46947 times)
Laverna Lovett~
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« Reply #250 on: November 03, 2008, 06:06:35 pm »

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and I'll eat your eyes."

hahaha i can't tell you how many times i've said something of that sort to unsuspecting people. along with this little phrase if someone asks you to come have dinner:
"i'm sorry, but i have a rare food allergy which manifests itself in the form of lycanthropy. another time, perhaps?"

but as for distilled wisdom, here's a rather good one from our old friend Bob Marley:
"The world will know peace when the power of love becomes greater than the love of power."
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rogue_designer
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« Reply #251 on: November 03, 2008, 06:14:16 pm »

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and I'll eat your eyes."

Unfortunately - one of the phrases (in romany) meaning "I love you" literally translates as "I want to eat your eyes" - so be careful the audience on this one.

An old sig phrase I had floating around for a while:
"If I like you, I'll bleed for you. If I don't...well...best you don't think about that."
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Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
(Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes. But deserve a nice glass of absinthe. I have some Montemarte in the cabinet, if you wish.)
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« Reply #252 on: November 03, 2008, 06:41:20 pm »

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and I'll eat your eyes."

Unfortunately - one of the phrases (in romany) meaning "I love you" literally translates as "I want to eat your eyes" - so be careful the audience on this one.

An old sig phrase I had floating around for a while:
"If I like you, I'll bleed for you. If I don't...well...best you don't think about that."

i hope i never fall in love with someone who speaks romany, then.
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rogue_designer
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« Reply #253 on: November 03, 2008, 07:32:39 pm »

i hope i never fall in love with someone who speaks romany, then.

It sounds much prettier in the real thing. And of course, as with any idiom - the literal translation is rarely an indicator of the cultural meaning. If you think of the eyes as the window to the soul - its more a matter of wanting to share souls/understand deeply the person.
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Marrock
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« Reply #254 on: November 03, 2008, 08:10:38 pm »

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, and I'll eat your eyes."

Unfortunately - one of the phrases (in romany) meaning "I love you" literally translates as "I want to eat your eyes" - so be careful the audience on this one.

An old sig phrase I had floating around for a while:
"If I like you, I'll bleed for you. If I don't...well...best you don't think about that."

Ok, then how about "You had better be able to run faster scared than I can pissed off."
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« Reply #255 on: November 03, 2008, 08:17:06 pm »

My grandpa once gave me a penny, saying, "Put that in your pocket.  If you never spend it, you'll never go broke."  I've long since lost the penny, but I'm carrying a dollar coin now with the same sentiment.
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« Reply #256 on: November 04, 2008, 12:30:14 am »

I'm the pyro operator on this gig, if you see me running, try to keep up.
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« Reply #257 on: November 04, 2008, 05:55:21 pm »

i hope i never fall in love with someone who speaks romany, then.

It sounds much prettier in the real thing. And of course, as with any idiom - the literal translation is rarely an indicator of the cultural meaning. If you think of the eyes as the window to the soul - its more a matter of wanting to share souls/understand deeply the person.

so what they're really saying is that they want to eat your soul instead?

^_~
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Sir Nikolas of Vendigroth
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« Reply #258 on: November 04, 2008, 05:59:41 pm »

I'm the pyro operator on this gig, if you see me running, try to keep up.

I've got a T-shirt that says something similar.

Ironically, it's covered in holes from hot sparks.
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Marrock
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« Reply #259 on: November 04, 2008, 06:20:22 pm »

One of the tenets I live by is: "If the cops didn't see it, I didn't do it."
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« Reply #260 on: November 05, 2008, 06:51:33 am »

"When life throws you lemons, pick up a rock and return the favor."
~Me

"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me — I can't get fooled again."
~Dubya
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« Reply #261 on: November 05, 2008, 04:37:23 pm »

My favorite:

"You can't fix stupid"


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« Reply #262 on: November 05, 2008, 04:40:37 pm »

"You can't fix stupid"

Quite possibly one of the funniest lines ever uttered by any Comedian. ^.^
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« Reply #263 on: November 06, 2008, 11:37:28 pm »

I'm the pyro operator on this gig, if you see me running, try to keep up.

I saw a member of a Royal Engineers EOD team member wearing a "T" shirt with a similar phrase
I wasn't sure whether or not to laugh
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« Reply #264 on: November 18, 2008, 05:04:03 pm »

Never investigate anything dangerous with people who can run faster then you

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« Reply #265 on: November 18, 2008, 05:34:13 pm »

"pointy end goes in the bad guy"

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"Well, I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, Doctor, and I'm happy to state I finally won out over it."
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« Reply #266 on: November 18, 2008, 05:36:59 pm »

as "kinky" can be defined as "using a feather", so can "perverse" can be defined as "using the chicken"
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« Reply #267 on: November 18, 2008, 10:44:35 pm »

the term "too much" does not apply to the application of butter on top of potatoes.
 
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« Reply #268 on: November 18, 2008, 10:46:22 pm »

Never investigate anything dangerous with people who can run faster then you

an unknown mythos investigator

In the same vein as "I don't need to be faster than the bear, I just need to be faster than you."
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« Reply #269 on: November 18, 2008, 11:11:53 pm »

There is always one more sheep determined to cross the road in front of you.
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« Reply #270 on: November 19, 2008, 05:25:18 pm »

There is always one more sheep determined to cross the road in front of you.


Damm those pedestrians
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« Reply #271 on: November 19, 2008, 08:01:09 pm »

I appologise if this is a repost:

P.T. Barnum "Everyday another sucker is born."

And in the vein of recent posts:

'Only the cat' never is.
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« Reply #272 on: November 20, 2008, 05:02:22 am »

Being dyslexic means never having to say you're syror.
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« Reply #273 on: November 20, 2008, 05:03:45 pm »

Sorry if this has already been posted but this is one of my favourites:

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.....then find someone that life gave vodka and have a party. Cheesy

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« Reply #274 on: November 20, 2008, 06:19:54 pm »

'Only the cat' never is.

The greatness is revealed.

Also,
You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.-From an English Proverbs book

All I want to be is someone that makes new things.-From Greyscalegorilla Photo Blog

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.-Havelock Ellis
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The cake is a lie. Especially the cheesecake.

Oh, and there is a spoon, but it is too big.
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