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Old 06-05-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Ok, I didn't see a thread about this, so I figured what the heck..

I know we have all heard some good sayings, phrases and quotes. I thought it would be great to share them.

Most of my favorite sayings are in Spanish. Below is my top favorite quote:

Eres un cero a la izquierda.

-Literal translation- You are a zero to the left-

-meaning, you are about as useful as a zero to the left of the decimal.. (which is pretty useless..lol)

ie: 0.00



What are some of your favorite sayings, phrases and quotes?
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:03 PM   #2
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Eres un cero a la izquierda.

-Literal translation- You are a zero to the left-

-meaning, you are about as useful as a zero to the left of the decimal..
That is deliciously nerdy sounding!

I've come to really like a phrase that I picked up from a co-worker, which describes goings-on at my company far too often but also applies to a lot of other situations: "Going to fast to stop for gas." Hopefully it is self-explanatory
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"Join me or die! Can you do any less!?!?" -Mr. Sparkle

Yes it's a Simpsons quote, and I really should grow up, but this actually has made it into many casual conversations I've had over the years. (Including one time my buddy was unsure of going to Taco Bell with me...)
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Below are a few that have stuck with me over the decades. Some of these I use regularly:



"So sick it took four doctors to get me healthy enough to die."

"Finer than frog's hair split three ways and sandpapered down right fine."

"Slicker than snot on a marble."


All of the above courtesy of my girlfriend's dad in Alabama.

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"Holy jumping mother of God in a sidecar with chocolate jimmies and a lobster bib!"

Max: "Lest we be trod upon!"
Sam: "I hate it when you say 'lest we be trod upon'."

"Cheeze Wizzorama, Sam! That was neat!"

"Ooh! Lookie, Max. I mean Sam."


Sam and Max comic book.

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"Scallops are just mashed potatoes made of fish."


The ever-so-quotable Jes, who used to post here.

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"You Goddamn kids get off my Goddamn property or I'll Goddamn yer Goddammers, Goddammit!"


A neighbour lady when I was growing up, addressing two boys with a slingshot.

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"Primo bitchin', Tom!"


Coached audience response to an hypnotist who did a show at my high school.

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"Sometimes you write about your own experiences, sometimes you write about other people's experiences, and sometimes you just make s**t up 'cause life don't rhyme."


Steve Earle.

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Even if I'm not saying it quite right, I like think-to myself, "If she isn't nuttier than acre full of snakes...
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A few of my favorites.

Otter: Take it easy, I'm pre-law.
Boon: I thought you were pre-med.
Otter: What's the difference? Ladies and gentlemen, I'll be brief.


D-Day: War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: Germans?
Boon: Forget it. He's rolling.

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I was puckered up so tight you couldn't have gotten a greased BB up my ass.

Busier than a one legged man in an ass kickin' contest

Does the Pope shit in the woods?

That makes my ass want to sop syrup

I'm so confused I don't know which way to point my pecker

I don't know whether to shit or go blind
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I love this!
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Old 06-06-2015, 06:54 PM   #8
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“We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.”


― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Sirius Black)

I this was my favorite line from the books and movies....
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Default "First, do no harm."

This expression is usually thought of as a part of the Hippocratic Oath.

From Wiki "Primum non nocere is a Latin phrase that means "first, do no harm." The phrase is sometimes recorded as primum nil nocere.
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While associated with physicians and others in the medical community, I feel that it should be administered to every student and new grad as they prepare to enter the world at large. Most would ignore it, especially those with careers in politics, banking, or Wall Street, but perhaps it might stick with sufficient people to reach a critical mass - some day.

Would that I see such a day!
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When I see a quote I like, I stick it into my personal document of quotes. I don't always know the names of the person that the quote is from, or the context, but if I like the sound of, I grab it.

I won't drop the whole list on you, but here are a couple:

"Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be." --Elizabeth Gilbert

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory." -- Leonardo da Vinci
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"Non sum qualis eram" latin meaning "I am not as I was once." Horace

My personal favorite 'It's not Rocket Surgery'

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Most of my favorite sayings are literary:

from P.G. Wodehouse: "If people were dominoes, he would have been the double blank."

from Terry Pratchett: "If you build a man a fire, he will stay warm for one night. If you set a man on fire, he will stay warm for the rest of his life."

from Kathryn Jensen White (speaking of a BBW): "If her daddy told her to haul ass, she'd have to make two trips."
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"Non sum qualis eram" latin meaning "I am not as I was once." Horace
In my old age, I frequently employ this quote. I don't know where it came from. I may have invented it myself. I forget.

"I'm not the man I used to be - but then, I never was."
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I had occasion to share this quote with a pianist lately - a man who plays dynamite Rachmaninoff,

"Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart." Karl Barth

adding that when the imps entertain the devil, they play either Tartini or Rachmaninoff.
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"Going too fast to stop for gas."
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from Terry Pratchett: "If you build a man a fire, he will stay warm for one night. If you set a man on fire, he will stay warm for the rest of his life."
Wow! I've been misquoting that for years without even knowing its origin! Thank you.

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My personal favorite 'It's not Rocket Surgery'
Reminds me of how a former boss of mine would say, "a dozen of one, a half-dozen of the other."

Not really a detail guy, that one.
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I've been watching supernatural again and love Bobby's saying when ever anything goes awry....."BALLS!!!". I was going to say its been running off on me but.......lol
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I realized that I quote Homestar Runner a fair bit:


* Combolations, Elizagerth!

* Good jaerb!

*You've got to say it with a flourish.

*(singing) Traipsing along, traipsing, traipsing along, when an e-mail got stuck in my eye.

*You was tryin' to jank me!



Then there's this one from Kentucky Fried Movie:


*We are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude.

(I often paraphrase this to fit a given situation, but I keep the "extraordinary magnitude" part )
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To quit is not a valid option.

This did help me a lot in the past years.
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This one is from an ex of mine. I rarely use it, but I can't forget it:



"Well. Doesn't that just suck big hairy moose c**k."



(It kind of provides its own visual)
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This is kind of a weird one but a phrase I like is "clear leather". Its a firearms reference meaning to completely unholster a gun. I heard it in the song Big Iron by Marty Robbins and just thought it was kinda sexy. I dont know of any other meanings, so I dont get to use it often.
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I'm busier than a centipede in a toe tappin' contest.

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It's hotter than a sweatband in a fireman's helmet.
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ok..not so much as a catch 22, but you get the idea...

"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk.

It is from a story that reads...

"If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. When you give him the milk, he'll probably ask you for a straw. When he's finished, he'll ask you for a napkin. Then he'll want to look in a mirror to make sure he doesn't have a milk mustache. When he looks in the mirror, he might notice his hair needs a trim. So he'll probably ask for a pair of nail scissors. When he's finished giving himself a trim, he'll want a broom to sweep it up. He'll start sweeping. He might get carried away and sweep every room in the house. He may even end up washing the floors as well! When he's done, he'll probably want to take a nap. You'll have to fix up a little box for him with a blanket and a pillow. He'll crawl in, make himself comfortable and fluff the pillow a few times. He'll probably ask you to read him a story. So you'll read to him from one of your books, and he'll ask to see the pictures. When he looks at the pictures, he'll get so excited he'll want to draw one of his own. He'll ask for paper and crayons. He'll draw a picture. When the picture is finished, he'll want to sign his name with a pen. Then he'll want to hang his picture on your refrigerator. Which means he'll need Scotch tape. He'll hang up his drawing and stand back to look at it. Looking at the refrigerator will remind him that he's thirsty. So... he'll ask for a glass of milk. And chances are if he asks you for a glass of milk, he's going to want a cookie to go with it."

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