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 PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

January, 2004 ~ "Fools! Fools! You know nothing of strategy! Wait and see."
- Sima Yi, from Koei's Dynasty Warriors 4

February ~ "Unless I am wrong -- and I am never wrong -- they are headed dead into the Fire Swamp."
- Prince Humperdinck, from an adaptation of The Princess Bride

March ~ "What's wrong with the world is that we do not know what is right."
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton, from What's Wrong With the World

April ~ ?

May ~ "'Deserves death'? I daresay he does. Many who live deserve death. Many who die desrve life. Can you give it to them? Be not too hasty to deal out death in judgement, fearing for your own safety."
- Gandalf, from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

June ~ "It is the Ogre's Choice you offer us, Tanis: 'Die fast or die slow'!"
- Raistlin Majere, from Weis and Hickman's Dragons of autumn Twilight

July ~ ?

August ~ "Why so silent, good monsieurs?
Did you think that had left you for good?
Have you missed me, good monsieurs?
I have written you an opera!"
- The Phantom, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera

September ~ "And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming ... "
- Edgar Allen Poe, "The Raven"

I had some trouble deciding where to post this. I finally decided on Ardanian Nights, a) because I mostly never stray from here any more anyway, and b) because the quotes are intended to offer hints as to where I get my inspiration, and maybe inspire others.

<small>[ 12. March 2004, 03:34 PM: Message edited by: Falotar ]</small>


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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:12 am    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

Wizard quote of the month

"Fly you fools ..."
 
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Alfryd



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 PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:04 am    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

"Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable we must alter it every six months." - Oscar Wilde.

"Dear Winston. Enclosed are two tickets for the opening night of my latest play. Bring a friend- if you have one."
"Dear George. Am regretably unable to attend your first performance. However, I shall gladly go on the second night- if you have one."
George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill.

(Probably not 100% accurate.)
 
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 PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:11 am    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

Hmph. It figures that the one post i don't expect replies to, is the one post that immediately gets replies.
Good quotes, though.
 
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 PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:47 pm    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

"You cannot enter here, Go back to the abyss prepared for you! Go back! fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your master. Go!"

-Gandalf

Wizard quoate of the month.
 
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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 4:14 pm    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

Dragon's quote of the month:

"They're all deservedly dead now, not that their passings improved anything."

- Thalagyrt's comments on the fact dragonkind fell from mastery of Faerūn because of the arrogant, ruthless, and self-interested behavior of wyrms in the past.
 
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 PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:25 pm    Post subject: Quote of the Month Reply with quote Back to top

Like Gandalf, do you, Cooker?
As a by-note, I've used my second quote already, in one of my stories.
 
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 PostPosted: Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Forgive the missing quotes. April's was lost in the shuffle of changing servers, and I think I never even thought of one for July. Still, I shall try to be consistent from henceforth. I hope you enjoy the quotes!
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 PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Quotes from A Man for All Seasons:

"'You opposed me, in the council today, Thomas.'
'Yes, your Grace.'
'You were the only one.'
'Yes, your Grace.'
'You're a fool.'
'Thank God there is only one fool on the council.'
'...Why. Did you oppose me.'
'I thought your Grace was wrong.'
'Matter of conscience? You're a constant regret to me Thomas. If only you could see facts flat-on without that horrible... moral squint! With a bit of common sense you could have made a statesman. The King. Where's he been? Do you know?'
'I, your Grace?'
'Oh, spare me your discretion. He's been... to play in the muck again. He's been to mistress Ann Boleyn again. Moore. Are you going to help me?'
'If your Grace, will be, specific...'
'Oh, fine, a plotter. Well then, plot. The King needs a son, what are you going to do about it.'
'I'm very sure the King needs no advice from me on what to do about it.'
'Thomas, I give you my word, there's no-one here.'
'I didn't suppose there was your Grace.'
'Oh. You favour a change of Dynasty, then, Sir Thomas, you think two Tudors are sufficient!'
'For God's sake your Grace!'
'I repeat, the King needs a son, what are you going to do about it?'
'I pray for it daily.'
'God- that thing outside- at least she's fertile?'
'She's not his wife.'
'No, Catherine's his wife and as barren as a brick- you going to pray, for a miracle?'
'There are precedents.'
'Yes... alright. Pray. Pray by all means. But in addition to prayer there is effort. And my efforts to secure a divorce. Moore. Are you going to help me?'
'We asked the Pope for a dispensation that our King might marry his brother's widow for state reasons. Now we are to ask the Pope to dispense with this dispensation- also for state reasons?'
'I dislike plotting, Thomas- well?'
'Then it seems to me we need only approach his holiness and ask him-'
'I think we might influence the decision.'
'By argument?'
'Argument, argument, certainly, and... pressure.'
'Pressure? Pressure applied to the church, church houses, church property?'
'Pressure.'
'No, your Grace. I'm not going to help you.'
'Let the dynasty die with Henry the eigth and we'll have dynastic wars again! Blood-witted barons racking the country from end to end! Is that what you want! Very well. Certain... measures, perhaps regretable, perhaps not, there's much in the church that needs reformation, Thomas... alright, regretable. But neccesary to get us an heir. Now explain to me, how you, as a chancellor of England, can obstruct these measures for the sake of your own, private, conscience?'
'Well. I think when public councellors forsake their private conscience for the sake of their public duties, they lead their country by a short route to chaos. And we shall have my prayers to fall back on.'
'Oh yes. You'd like that wouldn't you... to govern the country with prayers?'
'Yes, I should.'
'I'd like to be there when you try. Who will wear this after me, hmm? Fisher, Suffolk?'
'Fisher for me.'
'What about... my secretary, master Cromwell?'
'Cromwell? ...He's a very able man.'
'But..?'
'Me, rather than Cromwell.'
'Then come down to Earth. Until you do... you and I are enemies.'
'As your Grace wishes.'
'As God wills...'
'Perhaps, your Grace...'
'Thomas? ...You should have been a cleric.'
'Like yourself, your Grace?'"

"'Arrest him.'
'Why?'
'That man's bad.'
'There's no law against that.'
'There is, God's law.'
'Then God can arrest him.'
'And while you talk he's gone!'
'And go he should, if he were the Devil himself, until he broke the law.'
'So, now you give the Devil benefit of law!'
'And what would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?'
'Yes! I'd cut down every law in England to do that!'
'Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's, and if you cut those down- and you're just the man to do it!.. do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes. I give the Devil benefit of law for my own safety's sake.'"

"'Siddown Rich, sit down. No courtship, no ceremony, as his Lordship would say. There. You see how I trust you?'
'Oh, I'd never repeat or report a thing like that.'
'What sort of thing would you repeat? Or report.'
'Well, nothing said in friendship.'
'Do you really mean that?'
'Well, yes!'
'No, seriously.'
'Yes!'
'Rich. Seriously.'
'It... would depend on what I was offered.'
'Oh don't say it just to please me.'
'No, it's true, it would... depend on what I was offered.'
'Well, there is another post vacant. Collector of revenues for York.'
'Is it in your gift?'
'Effectively.'
'What must I do for it?'
'Rich. I know a man who wants to change his woman. Normally a matter of small importance- but in this case, it's our Liege Lord Henry, the eigth of that name- which is a quaint way of saying that if he wants to change his woman he will. And our job as administrators... is to minimise the inconvenience that this is going to cause- that's our only job, Rich. To minimise the inconvenience of things. A harmless occupation, you might say. But, no, Rich. We administrators are not liked. We are not popular. I say we on the assumption you'll accept the post at York I've offered you!'
'Yes. Yes.'
'It's a bad sign when people are depressed by their own good fortune.'
'I'm not depressed!'
'You look depressed.'
'I was... lamenting. I have lost my innocence!'
'Some time ago. You only just noticed. Our friend now, the current Lord Chancellor, now there's an... innocent... man.'
'The odd thing is, he is.'
'Yes, I say he is. Unfortunately, he's gotten his innocence tangled up in the proposition that you can't change your woman without a divorce- and you can't get a divorce unless the Pope, says so. And from this quite meaningless circumstance I forsee a certain measure of...'
'Inconvenience?'
'Just so. That silver goblet he gave you, how much was it worth.'
'What?'
'C'mon, Rich, he gave you a silver goblet, how much was it worth?'
'20 shillings. '
'It was a gift, wasn't it, from a litigant, a woman.'
'Yes.'
'What court? Requests, chancellory?.. oh don't get drunk, Rich... What court was the litigant's, case?'
'Court of requests.'
'There. That wasn't too painful, was it.'
'No.'
'No. And it will be easier, next time.'"

Right. That's me for the year.
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Random quote of a random year, month, day, and hour:

"Fire is water, boiled and flaming. Air is earth, with more space between the dirt. Chaos is order, all twisted up. Life is death, only less eternal." -- [Anonymous]
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 PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"Who wants to be the last man asked to die for a mistake?"
-Senator John Kerry
 
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 PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

"A broken line is a dead one." -- Some marginally famous general from somewhere I don't remember
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 PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Gimli:Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf.
Legolas:What about side by side with a friend?
Gimli:Aye. I could do that.
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