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A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.

The secret to your success is determined by your daily agenda.

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

  • John.C.Maxwell -

~bumpy bump~

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@discobot quote

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:left_speech_bubble: Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. — Ray Bradbury

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Nice Ray Bradbury reference.

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Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

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@discobot quote

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:left_speech_bubble: Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. — Anne Schaef

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“As you decide, you shall be left as you were before, and neither richer nor wiser, unless the sense of service rendered to a man in mortal distress may be counted as a kind of riches of the soul. Or, if you shall so prefer to choose, a new province of knowledge and new avenues to fame and power shall be laid open to you, here, in this room, upon the instant; and your sight shall be blasted by a prodigy to stagger the unbelief of Satan.”

  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    (Jekyll is offering his friend the opportunity to witness,
    though he doesn’t know it, Jekyll’s transformation.)
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The fact that sliced bread even gets an honorable mention is a real
testament to how much we just take those m----%^$&^#s for granted.

  • A podcaster talking about flushable toilets
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And they’re asking me / If I can see
The darkness down below
And I know it’s true / I say I do
And half the time I don’t

  • “Make It Up as I Go” (feat. K.Flay) - Mike Shinoda
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Table games […] represent a social contract between players. In the name of creating fun, everybody agrees to follow some rules, but also that they’ll care about the nebulous concept of winning, they’ll be quiet when other people are taking their turn, they won’t leave the table, they’ll lie, pay attention, think quickly, adopt a character, or establish some value in winning as a team, or coming second, or… beans. […] A board game is a glass palace of social cues.

  • Quintin “Quinns” Smith (I don’t remember which of those 2 it’s from)

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"If the procedure prescribed herein does not cover a specific operating
requirement, initiative and common sense should suffice.”

  • Conclusion of the first paragraph of “Radiotelephone Procedure” ,
    Training Aids Branch Center (TASO), Fort Knox, Kentucky (April 1974)

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It is by no means sufficient that an officer should be capable. …
He should be as well a gentleman of liberal education, refined manners,
punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor. …
No meritorious act of a subordinate should escape his attention,
even if the reward be only one word of approval. Conversely,
he should not be blind to a single fault in any subordinate.

  • John Paul Jones, from a letter to the naval committee of
    the North American insurrectionists, September 14, 1775
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Adorable little pudgy robots soar through a blazing pink sky, stubby arms outstretched as they speed towards their destination–a yellow planet in the distance. “GIVE ME YOAR COOOBS”* bellow the aliens upon arrival. “POINTZ 4 COOOOBS.” A robot obliges, and a sonorous “cha-ching” resounds through its programming. But the robot is now a drifting derelict, its home ship long gone. It is now doomed to tumble through inky pinkness until its energy reserves burn to nothing. It begins to wonder, “Why have I done this? What is my purpose? What is this all for?” And the cosmos replies with a whisper, “It is for 1-4 players.”

-Show notes for episode 84 of the board-gaming podcast So Very Wrong About Games
(It’s referring to the game Black Angel)

*Translation: Cubes.

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Jackson and Shaw codirected 1996’s Toad Warrior, which taps one of their other obsessions: amphibian ninjas. We’re in an alternate universe set during the Third Toad Resistance, in which Joe Estevez is the president, who lives in a tent with dirt-covered babes. Shaw fights ninjas in a car park. Old Ed Wood player Conrad Brooks wears a beekeeper’s getup and sleeps while a purple alligator talks to him.

  • Showgirls, Teen Wolves, and Astro Zombies: A Film Critic’s Year-Long Quest to Find the Worst Movie Ever Made (Michael Adams)

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If you haven’t heard of Ben Shapiro, then your YouTube recommendations bar is glitched out.

  • Hbomberguy (YouTube - “Climate Denial: A Measured Response”)

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There really is no more damning criticism of a piece of art than
saying it is [merely] “a lot of agreeable sensations to the audience.”

  • JustWrite (YouTube) - the part in quotes is from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World

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“You have to look within yourself to save yourself from
your other self. Only then will your true self reveal itself.”

  • Zuko imagining what his uncle would say about his situation
    (from Avatar: The Last Airbender, which I have not yet seen)

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The way you use words with no meaning makes me
think that you ought to be a professional economist.

  • Mark Bigney (So Very Wrong About Games podcast)

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“You know, you know, every town has something like this happen.
I remember over in Russellville, old Charlie Bodes, about fifteen years ago.
One night he, he finished dinner, and he, he excused himself from the table
and he went out to the garage and he got himself a hacksaw. And then he went
back into the house and he kissed his wife and his two children goodbye, and then
he proceeded…” (Another character interrupts him and the story is never finished.)

  • “Halloween” (1978)
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Hey, give Zuko the credit he deserves!

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If you enjoyed those, until I can be bothered to compile all the opening paragraphs
of SVWAG’s show notes, you can read them all here: https://tekeli.li/svwag/

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The citizenship status of Jesus is of such debate because it has real implications
for how Christians on both sides of the aisle conduct policy moving forward.
-A recent Washington Post article

(I’m starting to think I live in a society.)

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Wizard rock (sometimes shortened as Wrock) is a genre of rock music that developed between 2002 and 2004 in the United States. Wizard rock bands are characterized by their performances and humorous novelty songs about the Harry Potter universe.
-Wikipedia, entry on “Wizard rock”

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" People die if they are killed"
" Just because you’re correct doesn’t mean you’re right"
-Shirou Emiya(Fate)

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The first one actually makes sense if one knows the context. Well, it makes too much sense anyway…

The second one is my all time favourite. :+1:

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