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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

Mar 19th 2012 at 8:45:57 PM

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

Mar 20th 2012 at 12:23:02 PM


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

Mar 20th 2012 at 4:08:58 PM

I like the MST one the best since the whole "kill me" bit underlines the craziness, but they all work pretty well.

troacctid "." from California
Mar 21st 2012 at 1:54:18 AM

I don't really like any of them all that much, honestly.

Rhymes with "Protracted."
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Mar 22nd 2012 at 10:18:47 AM

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
Mar 26th 2012 at 5:34:00 PM


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

Mar 27th 2012 at 12:26:07 AM

Either seems good to me, although I like the first a bit more because it's more succinct.

suedenim Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl from Jet Dream HQ
Teutonic Tomboy T-Girl
Mar 27th 2012 at 3:04:36 AM

I think the first is almost too short. The second at least provides a little more context.

Oreochan from Pennsylvania
Apr 1st 2012 at 1:14:32 AM

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."
Apr 1st 2012 at 10:07:09 AM

[up] I think so. Actually, all those quotes seem like they belong more on Manchild than Adult Child.

Apr 1st 2012 at 10:40:23 AM

[up][up]That page has a ton of misuse in general, it might be worth taking it to TRS.

SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Apr 1st 2012 at 10:41:18 AM

It's already there

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
ThatHuman someone from someplace
Apr 21st 2012 at 4:01:59 PM

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

DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Apr 23rd 2012 at 10:31:14 AM

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

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CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 23rd 2012 at 4:21:44 PM

[up]That quote is preferable to the current one.

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Apr 23rd 2012 at 5:07:25 PM

[up] I agree. The current quote should be moved to the quotes page.

videogmer314 from that one place Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Apr 23rd 2012 at 5:22:57 PM

It would also be good for Evil Is Petty.

DragonQuestZ The Other Troper from Somewhere in California
The Other Troper
Apr 24th 2012 at 10:56:32 AM

[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.
Apr 24th 2012 at 4:55:18 PM

[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?

CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 24th 2012 at 5:21:12 PM

[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.

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ThatHuman someone from someplace
Apr 25th 2012 at 5:01:12 PM

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".

CompletelyNormalGuy Definitely not a weirdo from Seattle
Definitely not a weirdo
Apr 28th 2012 at 11:46:19 PM

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.

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Elbruno Mummy Woomy from Chile: Not As Dry As Space! Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
Mummy Woomy
Apr 29th 2012 at 6:22:10 AM

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."
Apr 29th 2012 at 8:32:33 AM

[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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