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Potent Quotables
Tuesday, 2005 March 15 - 11:01 pm
I've come up with a phrase that captures one of my philosophies.

Some people are very quotable.

There is a certain skill to turning a good phrase. Kate seems able to do it with ease. One of my favorites from her is this one: "The truth is that in all of our lives, if we waited until circumstances were perfect before we acted, we would never act."

And there are countless moments of poignancy from Melissa. "Lots of flailing with momentary bursts of stillness." Isn't that a brilliant description of life?

After writing yesterday's article On Strength and Power, I've come up with a phrase. I think. I'm not sure if it's too fortune-cookie-ish, but it does succinctly capture the sentiment I was trying to express:

Let us aspire not to good fortune, but rather to good character.

What do you think? Do you feel showered with profundity?

Just to make sure I don't start taking myself too seriously, I came up with these corollaries:

Let us aspire not to good eating, but rather to good pooping.

Let us aspire not to go home with hotties, but rather to drink until everybody looks hot.

Let us perspire not to the oldies; let us instead shake it like a Polaroid picture.

Your turn.
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Comment #1 from Nicholas (Guest)
2005 Mar 16 - 11:27 am : #
Sorry, I am neither witty nor deep.

Here are some I like. "If I couldn't laugh, I'd cry". Typically used when things are going all wrong but I can laugh about it.

"Stuff Happens". Clean version of shit happens.

"That is why God gave us............". Orginally I would say Insurance at the end. If I was doing something risky I would say that. Meaning a problem could arise, but what ever God gave us would fix it or mitigate its effects. The funny part is that I am a devote athiest. So I mean more "that is why we invented.........". But it sounds better to use God. Not meaning to be sacrilegious.
Comment #2 from Crouching Hamster (Guest)
2005 Mar 16 - 3:18 pm : #
I've co-opted this one from our friend, Anna:

"I was so angry I could have LITERALLY torn him a new asshole."

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