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General Page Quote Discussion: get usage counts

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

 76 Circeus, Mon, 30th Apr '12 5:02:17 PM from Montreal, Canada
a quiet one
Dunno if pages with no quotations (either on page or on a separate page) are appropriate for this thread. Here's a few that (for external reasons), I am finding myself wishing to have quotes (or better quotes), but lack them:

I know some of them are pretty generic pages, and that is exactly why a good quote might enhance them greatly.

edited 30th Apr '12 10:59:52 PM by Circeus

There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; occasionally, however, there are alternate pasts. —Terry Pratchett
Definitely not a weirdo
What Tintin album do you refer to? I can find the quote. I have all of them on my bookshelf.
 78 Circeus, Mon, 30th Apr '12 7:30:48 PM from Montreal, Canada
a quiet one
Prisoners Of The Sun. The exchange at the waterfall where Haddock almost falls off because he ain't letting go of his hat.
There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; occasionally, however, there are alternate pasts. —Terry Pratchett
Definitely not a weirdo
The exchange goes something like this:

Tintin: For heaven's sake, Captain, you'll fall... Leave your cap!
Captain Haddock: And buy another at the local hatter's, I suppose?
 80 Circeus, Mon, 30th Apr '12 10:59:13 PM from Montreal, Canada
a quiet one
Wow, that's quite different from the French version... doesn't work nearly as well either sad
There are no inconsistencies in the Discworld books; occasionally, however, there are alternate pasts. —Terry Pratchett
 81 Dragon Quest Z, Thu, 14th Jun '12 11:01:24 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Not sure if Brain Bleach has been brought up, but I don't see how the quote fits the trope.
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Seeking for Light
[up] It's referring to how images or idea tend to stick in your head—all the more so when you'd really rather forget about them. However, I would agree that there's a number of better quotes on the quotes tab.

 83 Dragon Quest Z, Fri, 15th Jun '12 12:11:19 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Plus the trope is about a particular reason something sticks in your head, and thus the quote only covers a fraction of the trope.

So is it okay if I just remove it?

edited 15th Jun '12 12:11:38 PM by DragonQuestZ

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Seeking for Light
Swap it with one of the better quotes. I personally like either the first or third quote on Quotes.Brain Bleach.

love lockdown, you lose.
Meaningful Background Event: I wish I could remember the exact wording of what Abed Nadir said after his Meaningful Background Side-Story with a pregnant woman, because it might be perfect. His dialogue with Troy about going off on side-adventures all the time is applicable but not great; it'd be better for an out-of-focus trope.

Also, the first thing I thought of with Hot Potato was the Ed, Edd n Eddy episode with 'That's My Horse', the world's worst game.

Ed: That's my horse! -moves to smack Edd-

Edd: -frantic- No, it's your horse, IT'S YOUR HORSE!

edited 15th Jun '12 1:09:10 PM by LargoQuagmire

 86 Final Starman, Thu, 21st Jun '12 10:47:28 PM from Clinton, Massachusetts
Hm. Which would be a better quote for An Economy Is You?
"Lamp oil, rope, bombs? You want it? It's yours, my friend, as long as you have enough rubies!"
or
"You know, I didn't have a lot of business before you started coming in my shop."
? I already removed the first quote, but now I'm starting to wonder if it's actually the better one.
 87 Septimus Heap, Fri, 22nd Jun '12 12:16:07 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
[up]The second one. An Economy Is You is about the economy being only there for the player. Only the second one illustrates that.

 88 Dragon Quest Z, Sat, 7th Jul '12 11:47:15 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Black Dude Dies First and Defied Trope have the same quote. I say it fits the latter better. Plus there are other quotes that directly address the former. For one, there's a line from Scream 2 where Joel says "Brothers don't last long in situations like this.".
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Ecce Homo Superior
[up]That's a good quotation (the Scream 2 one). I support that one for Black Dude Dies First.
(it's David Bowie)
 90 Septimus Heap, Fri, 13th Jul '12 5:32:35 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
Is there a better quote for Flanderization?

On Nuke 'em, I can't help but feel that that one quote from Independence Day would be better than the current, but I cannot for the life of me remember what that quote was.

 92 Dragon Quest Z, Fri, 13th Jul '12 2:40:21 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]If you mean "Nuke the bastards", that doesn't really give context as well as the current quote, since that quote states that such a major action is the only way to make sure the job is done.

EDIT: Yet I just noticed it does get duplicated on It's The Only Way To Be Sure, so let's see if we can find a replacement for one of them.

edited 13th Jul '12 2:41:30 PM by DragonQuestZ

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I know there was more to the quote. Something about "May our children forgive us for this", which helps to imply the desperation of the order and the crisis in the situation.

 94 Septimus Heap, Fri, 13th Jul '12 2:44:04 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
[up]I dunno if duplicate quotes are that high a concern, but if they are Confidant's proposal sounds good enough for Nuke 'em

I know that Obi-Wan's quote about giving Luke his first lightsaber is on at least three pages - Ancestral Weapon, Elegant Weapon for a More Civilized Age, and Laser Blade at the least.

edited 13th Jul '12 2:46:32 PM by DarkConfidant

 96 Septimus Heap, Fri, 13th Jul '12 2:47:30 PM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
It's potholed in different fashions though

 97 Dragon Quest Z, Fri, 13th Jul '12 3:51:04 PM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
[up]Still, some of those could use other quotes than inform them, rather than just having the trope namer lines.
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Not to mention that Luke's first Lightsaber really isn't an Ancestral Weapon in the sense that I would classify it as such, although it fits as defined by the trope description. Anakin didn't have any particular attachment to it, nor did Luke. I think I can find a better quote.

EDIT: Checked where I thought it would be and didn't find a good one. Let me try one more place.

edited 14th Jul '12 7:28:24 AM by DarkConfidant

 99 Septimus Heap, Sun, 15th Jul '12 1:46:46 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
With Great Power Comes Great Insanity and Drunk with Power have the same quote, and it doesn't fit the latter as well as the former.

Seeking for Light
I don't think duplicate quotes are really an issue, unless you have a better quote you want to put in for the one.

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