Out of context quotes thread

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    "Ah, lumberjacks are just tree cowboys anyway."
     
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  2. soulsuckingisaacnewton

    soulsuckingisaacnewton strange fuzzy creature

     
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  3. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    from my eighth grade math class: "throw a potato at it and see which way it runs."
     
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  4. a tiny mushroom

    a tiny mushroom the tiniest

    "Are trains called trains 'cause one day someone was like, 'What if we call them trams'?"

    Don't judge me, words are hard.
     
  5. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    "ok so here's your exam. if my cold body is found in the rain and the test is gone, well, we have a pool of suspects"
     
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  6. Elaienar

    Elaienar "sorta spooky"

    "No, they don't teach 'recreational math'. They haven't done that since the Middle Ages, I think."
     
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  7. Deresto

    Deresto Jurassic Park Enthusiast

     
  8. MintyJojo

    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

    "Even as a cow she was Lovely"
     
  9. MintyJojo

    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

    “And then, as if written by the hand of a bad novelist, an incredible thing happened.”
     
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    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

     
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  11. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    bartimaeus trilogy? (pretty sure i remember that line from there)

    and are the other quotes from lockwood and co.? (guessing 'cause of the ghosts and the general stroud trend, haven't actually read that series yet, haha)
     
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  12. MintyJojo

    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

    @unknownanonymous: I was not expecting to see another fan of Stroud's books here but yes

    (The bit with the cow though is actually Ovid)
     
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  13. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    :D

    i suspected that cow bit was neither of the stroud things, but i wasn't sure. did ovid really capitalize "lovely"?
     
  14. MintyJojo

    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

    Well, he was writing in latin but. The english version really depends on what translation you're using, hehe

    Ovid, Mary M. Innes translation:
    From Theoi:
    Ovid's Metamorphoses, tr. Anthony S. Kline:
    Loeb:
     
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  15. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

  16. MintyJojo

    MintyJojo Well-Known Member

    Oh, sorry my reply was vague! The capitalization was me by accident and I didn't notice until ya mentioned it

    What I meant to say was that he was writing in latin anyway but the english translations nonetheless tend to kinda be different
     
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  17. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    ah, now i get it! thanks! :D:D:D
     
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  18. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    "a bear is an omnivore; don't get too close in case it mistakes you for a blueberry"
     
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  19. TwoBrokenMirrors

    TwoBrokenMirrors Merely a whitebait in the mayo of life

    Kitty:
    children: actually a renewable resource
    ChibiRoxasChan:
    children: better than fossil fuels
    Kitty:
    burn the children for fuel!
    ChibiRoxasChan:
    solve the ecological problems!
    Kitty:
    IT'S BRILLIANT
    ChibiRoxasChan:
    WE'LL MAKE MILLIONS

    and, also:
    ‘the fact remains that you are not a megalodon because you are not invisible’
     
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  20. unknownanonymous

    unknownanonymous i am inimitable, i am an original|18+

    me literally just now:

     
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