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18 July 2006 @ 08:39 pm
Quote of the Week  
At work, I've changed my screen saver to where it scrolls across with a line, so I've decided to do a quote of the week. And now, I've decided to start putting it here too! (When I remember)

I've already used some from Firefly:
"That's what governments are for--to get in a man's way"
"You're like a trained ape--without the training"
"A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned"
"We're on the corner of No and Where"

Some Doctor Who:
"A straight line may be the shortest distance between 2 points but it is by no means the most interesting"
"There's no point in being grown up if you can't act childish sometimes"
"Don't listen to me, I never do"
"Nothing like the obvious to mislead and confuse"

Oh, and something a bit more cultural:
"A man's reach should exceed his grasp or what's a heaven for?"
(Robert Browning)

Anyway, my quote for this week is:
"There is no indignity in being afraid to die, but there is a terrible shame in being afraid to live."

I'll take guesses! : )
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lvblheron on July 19th, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
How come I can never catch great quotes like that while I'm watching Firefly? Is there a website or something for them? (**dies of shame**)
coquillage: Don't even think it (Mal glowers)coquillagement on July 19th, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
ivy, you don't want to make comments like that on a journal you know I read, dong ma?
lvblheron on July 20th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
#$^%#%W#^!

I had no idea you'd be checkin' in here, Cap'n. Otherwise'n that, I'da kept a lower profile. Didn't mean no harm.
jpgr: Oh Crapjpgr on July 21st, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
We're kinda related, Ivy. Sisters an' all
jpgr: Big Damn Herojpgr on July 19th, 2006 01:44 am (UTC)
One of the many times I watched it was specifically to get quotes. I think at the newsgroup (alt.tv.firefly) there was a post under the heading "Best Damn Line" and I'm sure you can find a bunch of others.
coquillage: Scratchy face Malcoquillagement on July 19th, 2006 02:06 am (UTC)
Nice quotes. I have no idea where your quote of the week is from, because you're mixing fandom and literature and history... it sounds very warlike. I have no idea. :P
jpgr: Not Taking You Seriouslyjpgr on July 19th, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
I haven't even gotten to the historical stuff yet. I'll let you know soon.
lvblheron on July 20th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
I have no idea who the hell would ever need that kind of information. Gorram crazy, I call it.
jpgr: Whateverjpgr on July 21st, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Who said there had to be a need? Such quotes can provide insight and advice, and, if you know where to look, military strategy.