Category: Quotes

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    The Things which hurt, instruct.

    — Benjamin Franklin

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    Lead to the river, midsummer, I waved
    A ‘V’ of black swans on with hope to the grave.
    All through Red September with skies fire-paved
    I begged you appear like a thorn for the holy ones

    Nymphetamine. Lyrics by Dani Filth

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    Dracula by Bram Stoker

    Selected Quotes

    Then came another rush of sea-fog, greater than any hitherto โ€” a mass of dank mist, which seemed to close on all things like a grey pall, and left available to men only the organ of hearing, for the roar of the tempest, and the crash of thunder, and the booming of the mighty billows came through the damp oblivion even louder than before.

    from Chapter 7 โ€” cutting from the dailygraph


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    Selected quotes from Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

    This collection is currently not finished – still picking out my favourite quotes. ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€” 14th January 2020

    It was the critic Alexander who put me on my guard against unnecessary fault-finding. People should not be sharply corrected for bad grammar, provincialisms, or mispronunciation; it is better to suggest the proper expression by tactfully introducing it oneself in, say, one’s reply to a question or one’s acquiescence in their sentiments, or into a friendly discussion of the topic itself (not of the diction), or by some other suitable form of reminder.

    Meditations, Book 1 โ€” Paragraph 10

    Wrong, wrong thou art doing to thyself, O my soul; and all too soon thou shalt have no more time to do thyself right. Man has but one life; already thine is nearing its close, yet still hast thou no eye to thine own honour, but art stalking thy happiness on the souls of other men.

    Meditations. Book 2 โ€” Paragraph 6

    Never value the advantages derived from anything involving breach of faith, loss of self-respect, hatred, suspicion, or execration of others, insincerity, or the desire for something which has to be veiled and curtained.

    Meditations, Book 3 โ€” Paragraph 7

    If the inward power that rules us be true to Nature, it will always adjust itself readily to the possibilities and opportunities offered by circumstance. It asks for no predeterminate material; in the pursuance of its aims it is willing to compromise; hindrances to its progress are merely converted into matter for its own use. It is like a bonfire mastering a heap of rubbish, which would have quenched a feeble glow; but its fiery blaze quickly assimilates the load, consumes it, and flames the higher for it.

    Meditations, Book 4 โ€” Paragraph 1

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    The roses in the window box have tilted to one side.


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    Snakes don’t belong in Alaska.

    Vulcan Raven — Metal Gear Solid

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    Just what I’d expect from someone with the same codename as the boss.

    — Metal Gear Solid

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    There’s no one I’d rather have in a fox hole than you.

    Solid Snake — Metal Gear Solid

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    I can’t believe I’m being hit on by the famous solid snake.

    Mei Ling — Metal Gear Solid

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    A hind-D? Colonel, what’s a Russian gunship doing here?

    Solid Snake — Metal Gear Solid