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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

XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: Love potion #9
Witch
Feb 7th 2019 at 7:33:43 AM

Child Soldiers has two quotes. I don't much care for either. It has a huge quote sub-page, too.

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chasemaddigan This is Unicorn!
This is Unicorn!
Feb 7th 2019 at 8:27:09 AM

[up] If we have to choose between the two quotes that are already there, the Nightcrawler quote works the best. If we want to change it to a quote from the Quotes page, I think the Lord of War quote would do nicely.

Andre: I can see what you are thinking. But we need every man we can get.
Yuri: Even if they're not men?
Andre: A bullet from a fourteen-year-old is just as effective as one from a forty-year-old. Often more effective.

XFllo Witch from Where foxes bid people good night... Relationship Status: Love potion #9
Witch
Feb 7th 2019 at 8:51:49 AM

[up] Yeah, that works. Either of them.

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Piterpicher ✓Veteran Editor from TV Tropes Ultimate (Poland IRL) Relationship Status: All is for my lord
✓Veteran Editor
Feb 9th 2019 at 3:15:16 PM

NVM

Edited by Piterpicher on Feb 9th 2019 at 12:18:23 PM

♂ | Currently not involved in a big project.
whizzerd Live, survive, adapt from Scotland Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Live, survive, adapt
Feb 11th 2019 at 3:01:19 PM

Heyo, I brought up over at ATT that Fire/Ice Duo has the same page quote as Elemental Rivalry:

Captain Cold: Fire and ice.
Firestorm: Heh, a played-out theme, don'tcha think?
Captain Cold: Got a soft spot for the classics.

I was advised to bring it here for potential solutions. Just from glancing at Fire/Ice Duo's quote page I see a different quote that could possibly replace it (that said, I think the quote in question would be better suited for the Elemental Rivalry page instead of FID):

"Man once again faces the war for the dawn, which has been waged since time began. On one side is the Lord of Light, the Heart of Fire, the God of Flame and Shadow. Against him stands the Great Other, whose name may not be spoken. The Lord of Darkness, the Soul of Ice, the God of Night and Terror."
Thoros of Myr, Game of Thrones

"Forgive me, regent of queer amphibians" - Lt.BGob // goes by they/them, not he/him or she/her
Feb 11th 2019 at 3:08:54 PM

I like the Injustice quote for Fire/Ice Duo, and the Game of Thrones quote for Elemental Rivalry. Is that what you meant?


I have a suggestion for Crapsack Only by Comparison, but I'm worried that it doesn't make enough sense out of context.

Ron Wizard: I had... bad pizza yesterday.
King Radical: There is... a lot of bad pizza in this land too.
Ron Wizard: WHY DID YOU BRING ME HERE YOU MONSTER!!!

whizzerd Live, survive, adapt from Scotland Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Live, survive, adapt
Feb 11th 2019 at 3:51:17 PM

That's exactly what I meant, sorry if I wasn't clear.

If the GOT quote were to be put on the Elemental Rivalry trope page, would it have to be removed from the Fire/Ice Duo quote page? Or could it stay on both?

"Forgive me, regent of queer amphibians" - Lt.BGob // goes by they/them, not he/him or she/her
Feb 11th 2019 at 4:59:37 PM

It can stay on both. The quote pages don't have anything to do with the page quotes.

Mickoonsley19 I love 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf'! from Green Green Grassland Relationship Status: It's complicated
Feb 13th 2019 at 6:41:07 PM

Apparently the page quote and image caption for Miracle Star aren't actually from Miracle Star, but instead from The Amazing World of Gumball. Is that alright?

Edited by Mickoonsley19 on Feb 13th 2019 at 6:41:53 AM

Feb 16th 2019 at 9:15:52 PM

Firstly, it's been 6 weeks since I made this request, and yet, even though the poster below me agreed with it, it hasn't been made. Why is that?

Secondly, I have a new one. The current quotation for Never Bring a Knife to a Fist Fight relies not just upon dialogue but from describing the actions occurring during the same scene. Why not use one where the dialogue speaks for itself? Here's a suggestion:

"I was in a bar in Tennessee. Then these two dudes start hassling me. That was their first mistake. They pulled knives. That was their second mistake. They didn't know how to use them. That was the last mistake they ever made."
-English, from Escape From Alcatraz

Adept from Online Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Feb 17th 2019 at 12:38:31 AM

[up]For the first one, you could have made the change yourself since there had already been some consensus.

For the second one, the new quote suggestion doesn't really indicate the "fist fight" part of the trope.

Edited by Adept on Feb 17th 2019 at 9:12:30 PM

Mickoonsley19 I love 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf'! from Green Green Grassland Relationship Status: It's complicated
crazysamaritan Could we just... not have Death anymore? from Lupin III
Could we just... not have Death anymore?
Feb 18th 2019 at 2:36:31 AM

Restatement of the trope name.

Link to TRS threads in project mode here.
Mickoonsley19 I love 'Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf'! from Green Green Grassland Relationship Status: It's complicated
Feb 18th 2019 at 10:22:32 AM

But why do we need it? What purpose does it serve?

bwburke94 My Ice Cream Waifu from Remnant Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
My Ice Cream Waifu
Feb 18th 2019 at 9:40:37 PM

The idea is that common knowledge is common knowledge. Personally, I'm all for replacing it with something less tautological.

Misspelled trope names dealt with... for now. Moving back to the Understatement project soon?
naturalironist from The Information Superhighway Relationship Status: TV Tropes ruined my love life
Feb 19th 2019 at 6:21:28 PM

The quote on Darkest Africa doesn't really illustrate, lacking the mystical and isolated aspects of the trope. It would be more fitting for Bulungi, as it portrays more of the modern stereotype.

I suggest this instead:

Over weary wastes of veldt and jungle, the drums bring you a story of Africa.
Africa, that land of mystery and ritual, ebony bodies, witch doctors, and sudden death.
— Intro to Moon Over Africa

"It's just a show; I should really just relax"
Adept from Online Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Feb 21st 2019 at 4:02:59 AM

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The quote in Human Pincushion seem to be talking about something else entirely. The trope has no quote Subpage. Does anyone know a better alternative?

isoycrazy Lord of the Blue Star Relationship Status: Abstaining
Lord of the Blue Star
Feb 22nd 2019 at 5:04:11 AM

For Abdicate the Throne, I suggest text from Edward VIII's speech about his abdication. Found here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Edward_VIII_of_the_United_Kingdom%27s_Abdication

Namely, I suggest the second line and final line, so, it would look like this:

A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as King and Emperor, and now that I have been succeeded by my brother, the Duke of York, my first words must be to declare my allegiance to him. This I do with all my heart. ... And now, we all have a new King. I wish him and you, his people, happiness and prosperity with all my heart. God bless you all! God save the King!

bwburke94 My Ice Cream Waifu from Remnant Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
My Ice Cream Waifu
Feb 22nd 2019 at 6:01:42 PM

[up] Makes sense.

Misspelled trope names dealt with... for now. Moving back to the Understatement project soon?
MinisterOfSinister From 'Ell's 'eart Oi stab at ye! from In the Hall of the Mountain King Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
From 'Ell's 'eart Oi stab at ye!
Feb 22nd 2019 at 6:12:56 PM

[up][up] Yeah, that works.

DeemDeem52 Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Feb 26th 2019 at 10:06:56 AM

I have a possible quote for Peace Conference.

The Doctor: This is a scale model of war! Every war ever fought, right there in front of you! Because it's always the same! When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who's going to die! You don't know whose children are going to scream and burn! How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does what they were always going to have to do from the very beginning: Sit down and talk!

Would this work for that trope? Would it need to be shortened?

Edited by DeemDeem52 on Mar 13th 2019 at 12:40:53 PM

Feb 27th 2019 at 10:50:48 AM

As much as I love that quote, peace conferences are usually voluntary affairs, so having someone angrily force a bunch of idiots to talk doesn't feel quite right to me.

But if there's no better option, it can work.

Feb 28th 2019 at 3:33:19 PM

Alphabetical Theme Naming's sounds like Alliterative Family. The latter is where all family members of a generation have names with the same letter.

Help with possible disambig and redirect issues!
Mar 2nd 2019 at 12:36:36 AM

Deagle Nation has a doozy that's not only from a drama wiki complete with a link but has a slur in it.

Deagle Nation is an illegal street gang of young adults handpicked, trained and groomed by Jace himself, all originating from the New England area. Its main demographics are stoners, Xbox gamers, skateboarders, Juggalos, and edgy teens from all walks of life. Imagine if all of the people you tried to avoid in high school got together and formed their own after-school club, led by the world's most autistic marine.
—An apt description of Deagle Nation on the Lolcow Wiki

Crossover-Enthusiast The Absolute Mad Lads from somewhere doing something Relationship Status: Chocolate!
The Absolute Mad Lads
Mar 2nd 2019 at 6:56:31 AM

Catchphrase Insult's quote is a lampshade. How about this instead?

Peridot: [on her tape recorder] I'm a traitorous clod! [rewinds the tape] Traitorous clod! [continues to rewind] Clod! Clod! Clod!

SANS IS IN SMASH, EVERYONE GO HOME

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