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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

 1976 Another Duck, Thu, 17th Oct '13 7:24:02 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I'm not sure the one on Handsome Lech works. Knowing the character and the scene, it doesn't.

On Recruiting the Criminal, the proverb is easily the better.

edited 17th Oct '13 7:24:48 PM by AnotherDuck

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 1977 Candi, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:46:49 AM from Closer to rimward then hubward. Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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Badass Bookworm has two quotes. The first is long, but just the first sentence would work for the concept of the trope. Not really liking anything on the quotes page.
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 1978 Septimus Heap, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:49:53 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Badass Bookworm: First sentence of first quote of first page.

Badass Bookworm: The first quote's not overly long, but the second half really doesn't add anything. Cut it down to the first sentence.
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 1980 Madrugada, Fri, 18th Oct '13 6:27:42 AM Relationship Status: In season
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A suggestion for Badass Bookworm, from down in the examples:

"The academics of El Greco warmed up their computers, set up their data searches, and turned to the study of guerrilla warfare, sabotage, and assassination as if preparing to sit their doctoral orals. Within a year, they had two divisions tied down; by the time the Sphere gave it up as a bad deal and left, the Rishathan garrison had grown to three corps...and was still losing ground.

—>— David Weber, In Fury Born

I know it's not short but I think it catches the spirit of the trope really well.
...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
 1981 Nohbody, Fri, 18th Oct '13 9:55:50 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
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Recruiting edited, Leverage quote moved. Also copied the Making Money quote there as well, so it won't look quite so silly having only one quote on the quotes page. tongue

On Bookworm, either the Weber quote or the first sentence of the existing first quote works for me, no real preference either way.

edited 18th Oct '13 9:57:49 AM by Nohbody

 1982 Dragon Quest Z, Fri, 18th Oct '13 10:41:04 AM from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Still not too fond of the quote on Captain Obvious. It comes from a fandub that did a slapdash translation of someone surprised that someone wasn't really dead when they thought he was. So the context isn't even really this trope.

Plus there are loads of proper quotes.

I'm on the internet. My arguments are invalid.
Seeking for Light
Badass Bookworm: I like Maddie's suggestion, but the first sentence of the first quote would be okay as well.

Captain Obvious: I'm fairly neutral on the issue, but I think I prefer either the current quote or the Star Wars one to the second suggestion.

 1984 Candi, Fri, 18th Oct '13 12:48:04 PM from Closer to rimward then hubward. Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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Badass Bookworm: -darn. I like either the first sentence or Maddy's suggestion.

Captain Obvious: Love the Star Wars one! smile
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 1985 Noaqiyeum, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:01:01 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Captain Obvious - can we use a quote that stands on its own more than that from Star Wars? I suggest something like "Ah, you've come over the water. Powerful wet stuff, ain't it?" (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."
 1986 Another Duck, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:04:55 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Not really sure about Badass Bookworm.

Star Wars works for Captain Obvious.

There's a collection of images starting with Shirou saying that, followed by a bunch of examples from other anime where people don't die when they're killed. Which is exactly what he was talking about in the first place.
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 1987 Septimus Heap, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:13:45 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Captain Obvious: I would stay with the current. There is something about the Star Wars quote that seems a bit off.

 1988 Madrugada, Fri, 18th Oct '13 1:38:44 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Ok, since my suggestion for Bookworm hasn't been shot down utterly, let me see if I can be a bit more persuasive in favor of it....

The first line of the current first quote is "Trouble rather the tiger in his lair than the sage amongst his books." It's couched as advice. But it doesn't say why you shouldn't mess with a sage unless we add the second sentence: "For to you the Kingdoms and their armies are things mighty and enduring, but to him they are but toys of the moment, to be overturned by the flicking of a finger." And it's still general, and kind of hypothetical — he could do things you won't like if he feels like it.

My suggestion (see above) explains exactly why you don't mess with a bookworm, in specific terms, even if it's trimmed to just the first sentence. Add in the second sentence and it's a concrete example of why you don't mess with bookworms — not "they might" or "they could", but "they did".
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 1989 Candi, Fri, 18th Oct '13 4:33:41 PM from Closer to rimward then hubward. Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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[up]Point. Definite point.
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I don't understand the In Fury Born quote for Badass Bookworm. They study warfare but it doesn't sound like they're fighting.

 1991 Ultimatum, Sat, 19th Oct '13 3:41:16 AM from The Amiga forest Relationship Status: Owner of a lonely heart
 1992 Septimus Heap, Sat, 19th Oct '13 3:45:02 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
Dragon Lady: I would stay with the first one. The second one just parrots the trope name.

 1993 Another Duck, Sat, 19th Oct '13 3:50:27 AM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
Considering how the first speaks about flying, it seems a little more literal than the trope is.
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 1994 Septimus Heap, Sat, 19th Oct '13 3:53:55 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Christmas worms
I wonder if that can be taken out and replaced with a [...].

 1995 Madrugada, Sat, 19th Oct '13 8:12:36 AM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Neither one is about the trope on Dragon Lady. Cut 'em both.

...if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you for it.
Seeking for Light
No objections to cutting both on Dragon Lady.

Kneel.
No objection from me either.

Currently, I Resemble That Remark have no page quote. From the Quotes page, I found this one:

Erik: (frowning) You are contradicting me again.

Christine: No, I'm not.

—Erik: The Vampire Hunter

There are other quotes, but this one looks the most concise. Any objection or other suggestions?

edited 19th Oct '13 5:55:03 PM by dRoy

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 1998 Another Duck, Sat, 19th Oct '13 6:05:11 PM from Stockholm Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]That works.
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 2000 Candi, Sun, 20th Oct '13 10:51:18 PM from Closer to rimward then hubward. Relationship Status: Holding out for a hero
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Heart Is an Awesome Power has a quote with a painful first line: " Dude, I'm battlin' zombies and all I got is luv pow3r from a n3wb magical grrl. Help me out here. "

Should it be replaced?
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