General Page Quote Discussion:

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This thread is for general discussion of page quotes, whether to change, move or remove them.

Unused quotes should be put on a Quotes Wiki page (just replace the namespace in the URL of the wiki page you are making a quotes page for with Quotes/) or, if they don't have an article, on Quotes Looking for an Article.

edited 19th Apr '14 7:57:06 AM by Madrugada

Down the Drain needs a better quote. The current one is complaining about the trope.

edited 23rd Jul '17 2:32:52 PM by Jicragg

I like the MST one the best since the whole "kill me" bit underlines the craziness, but they all work pretty well.
Seeking for Light
[up] I agree.
I don't really like any of them all that much, honestly.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Avatars may be subject to change without notice.
How about House's "I'm almost always eventually right."?
Except that out of context, it sounds more like a middle ground between humility and boasting; this trope is not about being in between. This trope is about having a high appraisal of one's own intellect, but enough intellect for said appraisal to be legitimate.

Also, the wording of the current quotation on Equal-Opportunity Evil seems a bit confusing. I suggest replacing it with the dialogue from 10 to 23 seconds into this Family Guy scene.
"The Daily Show has to be right 100% of the time; FOX News only has to be right once." - Jon Stewart

edited 23rd Jul '17 2:14:54 PM by Jicragg

Seeking for Light
Either seems good to me, although I like the first a bit more because it's more succinct.
Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
I think the first is almost too short. The second at least provides a little more context.
60 Oreochan1st Apr 2012 01:14:32 AM from Pennsylvania
Does Adult Child's quote need changing? The trope is supposed to be how a adult character becomes more childish as a result of interacting with children, the quote really doesn't show that. The quotes in the quotes tab don't seem to fit either...

edited 1st Apr '12 1:14:58 AM by Oreochan

"Learning without thinking is labor lost. Thinking without learning is dangerous."
Seeking for Light
[up] I think so. Actually, all those quotes seem like they belong more on Manchild than Adult Child.
[up][up]That page has a ton of misuse in general, it might be worth taking it to TRS.
63 SeptimusHeap1st Apr 2012 10:41:18 AM from Laniakea , Relationship Status: Mu
It's already there
Can I remove the page quote for Canon Welding? It describes Kamen Rider Decade, but that show is based around the concept of travelling between universes. It doesn't weld together Kamen Rider seasons any more than the Jimmy Timmy Power Hour movies weld together The Fairly Oddparents and Jimmy Neutron. Plus, the quote describes the AR Worlds of Decade, which are not the continuities of the earlier Kamen Rider seasons.* For example, Kazuma from Kamen Rider Blade appears in Decade as a separate character from Kazuma of the AR World in Decade episodes 8-9.

So basically, the quote at that page isn't really an example.

edited 21st Apr '12 4:03:13 PM by ThatHuman

65 DragonQuestZ23rd Apr 2012 10:31:14 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
I would like to change the quote on Poke the Poodle. There is a Phineas and Ferb one that is shorter, and includes lampshading.

"I just insulted the macaroni and cheese recipe of a whale! What part of that is not evil?"

edited 23rd Apr '12 10:31:28 AM by DragonQuestZ

I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Definitely not a weirdo
[up]That quote is preferable to the current one.
Seeking for Light
[up] I agree. The current quote should be moved to the quotes page.
68 videogmer31423rd Apr 2012 05:22:57 PM from that one place , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
It would also be good for Evil Is Petty.
69 DragonQuestZ24th Apr 2012 10:56:32 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Well that already has a good quote.

Also, Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs has two quotes which are just examples of Calling Your Attacks at best, neither of which informs the trope.
I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Seeking for Light
[up] I think it would be fine to remove those, although I also don't think they're doing any harm.

Also, is it just me or is the (newly added) quote on Sharpened to a Single Atom bad (as in non-indicative) and should be removed?
Definitely not a weirdo
[up]No. It is not just you. That is quite bad. To anyone unfamiliar with the book that it is from, there is not even any indication that it even has anything to do with the trope.
Can I remove the quote on Canon Welding? Like I said, that's not really an example. The "worlds becoming one" deal wasn't the history of multiple universes suddenly incorporated into one 'verse, but rather entire universes being destroyed and characters getting dumped into a "World of the Rider War".
Definitely not a weirdo
Knight Templar Parent has two quotes. I'm inclined to move the second one to the quotes page, jut to avoid spoiler tags in the page quote, but I wanted to see what other people thought.
74 Elbruno29th Apr 2012 06:22:10 AM from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! , Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Old World Spicy Wasabi Blues
I'm not sure about that, the both quotes are pretty good, and the spoilered part doesn't make the quote any less good.

Is there some sort of policy of no quotes in some articles? For example, Asshole Victim has a commented part at the top saying "No quotes, please. Use the Quotes page". Is this legit or I can just erase that part and add a quote to the article?
"Yeah, it's a shame. Here we are in an underground cave with all these lasers, and instead of having a rave we're using it for evil."
Seeking for Light
[up][up] Hmm... I agree with Elbruno; the second one is a pretty good quote for that page, possibly better than the first one. However, it does rather violate the Spoiler Policy. So I'm not sure.

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