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Senior Yearbook Quotation

Postby Phi » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:32 am UTC

So, the time has come to pick my senior quotation, and I was thinking it'd be something xkcd~esque. Or maybe something wickedly funny that you heard the other day?

I just need ideas. Please? I know you guys are all kinds of crazy ass-awesome here, and i was hoping y'alls could help.

On the topic of ass-awesome, I do go to a public high school, where profanity may be spoken but not written. Ergo, nothing inappropriate ;(

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Postby wing » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:54 am UTC

Have you ever had a relationship of any sort? If not, I suggest grabbing a line from an emo song that suggests that you have - when some socially-obsessed girl goes through the yearbook years down the line and sees you have a quote like "Goodbye my almost lover. </3", you'll make her head asplode in attempts at recollecting something that she can't possibly recall - or she'll invent something and then try to bring it up to you at the reunion in vague suggestions trying to find out what happened without directly asking you.

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Postby Sorcyress » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:58 am UTC

How about just "Maybe wanting something does make it true"

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Postby wing » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:03 am UTC

In the same vein as my previous post, "less than slash three space colon apostrophe open parenthesis"
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Postby Okita » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:25 am UTC

"I hate quotations, tell me what you know" Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a less cynical view:

"If you die in Canada you die in real life!"

"You were once shoved headfirst through someone's vagina. Why are you acting so dignified" (This one works on many levels especially if someone says that it's too vulgar. "It's a too vulgar quote!" "See! You prove the quote's point entirely!")

I also like this comic but it may be too long for the space: http://xkcd.com/167/

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Postby eristic » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:08 am UTC

what about the, "we're adults now and we get to decide what that means." I always liked that one.
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Postby SpitValve » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:57 am UTC

I'm guessing a "senior quotation" is something that goes alongside your name in your yearbook? Maybe?

"SPARTAAA!" will probably be overused.

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Postby rxninja » Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:09 am UTC

"So long, and thanks for all the fish," is one of my favorite parting quotes.

I like some of the previous posts, though.
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Postby Victorkm » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:25 am UTC

I had a really bad quote that perfectly described me and all my friends made fun of me for it. They still do. But they agree it fits me perfectly.

"Some people tell me I laugh too much. I say to them: 'Ha! Ha! Ha!'"

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Postby Hammer » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:49 am UTC

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Flying Betty » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:20 pm UTC

"Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it." Garrison Keillor
That's what I should have used for mine but didn't.
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Postby Sprocket » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:46 pm UTC

It doesn't matter, and no one will ever really care. I mean about your quote. People will CARE, just not about that.

Try to avoid song lyrics and movie quotes I guess?

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Postby mjec » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:02 pm UTC

Mine was Albert Camus: "Nobody realises just how much energy some people expend merely to be normal".

I like it.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby space_raptor » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Victorkm » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:55 pm UTC

space_raptor wrote:The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.


Methinks that character limits might defeat you here.

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby space_raptor » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:59 pm UTC

I don't remember asking you a god-damn thing!
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Anomie » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:02 pm UTC

Ours had to sum up who we were throughout school, so mine was "Hey, you, go sit in the corner".

If I could go back and do it again I'd choose a Godspeed You! Black Emperor quote or something.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Grlmm » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:49 pm UTC

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby ArchangelShrike » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:38 pm UTC

The quote below as of 2007/09/27, or the lines on the sign in my avatar as of the same day.

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Malsies » Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:42 pm UTC

My favorite quote ever is, "Don't question authority; knock it down and beat the answers out of it with a stick."
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby BVD » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:41 pm UTC

I agree with eristic, the "Grownups" quote is perfect as a senior quote - not only does it make sense in that context, but it's also a nice in-joke

Mine was "It's all in the mind, y'know" - George Harrison, 'cuz I'm a Beatles nut and it generally fits my worldview, but if I had known "Grownups" as of the time I had to submit my yearbook stuff, I probably would have used that

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby ThorFluff » Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:58 pm UTC

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby sillybear25 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:20 pm UTC

What about...

Ambrose Bierce wrote:Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
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That way, you can be witty, but still quoting someone other than yourself.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby hobbesmaster » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:06 pm UTC

How about this:
Truth is a three-edged sword. One side is your truth, the other side is their truth, and the third side is the truth.


(I used that in a high school senior presentation - not exactly the same thing, but similar)

If you don't know what its from, you probably shouldn't use it though. :P

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Khonsu » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:14 am UTC

Mine was "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but though his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance (1841).

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Kadomox » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:21 am UTC

i have three favorites
"I believe in making the world safe for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't think children should be having sex."
-jack handey(deep thoughts)
"Nobody can get the truth out of me because even I don't know what it is. I keep myself in a constant state of utter confusion."
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and of course
"Sometimes I think you have to march right in and demand your rights, even if you don't know what your rights are, or who the person is you're talking to. Then, on the way out, slam the door."
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby apricity » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:22 am UTC

I like "One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead." -Oscar Wilde.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Alisto » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:24 am UTC

Khonsu wrote:Mine was "There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but though his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance (1841).


Holy shit, even your yearbook quotes are epic in length.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Khonsu » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:24 am UTC

We were allowed about three paragraphs of text, not just a quotation. The senior section consisted of a bunch of pages with a large, color glamor photo of two senior students and a small blurb with their full name, age, and a list of their extracurriculars and whatever quote/shout-out they'd chosen. Most people went on and on about the future and love and family, whereas I just had that quote.

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby xooll » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:38 am UTC

Mine was "Just think what you and Miss Breckenridge could do with a dozen eohippi!"
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Victorkm » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:17 am UTC

Khonsu wrote:We were allowed about three paragraphs of text, not just a quotation. The senior section consisted of a bunch of pages with a large, color glamor photo of two senior students and a small blurb with their full name, age, and a list of their extracurriculars and whatever quote/shout-out they'd chosen. Most people went on and on about the future and love and family, whereas I just had that quote.


Holy shit how many people were in your class? A half page devoted to one person in my high school yearbook would have cost their parents 50-100 dollars iirc.

We had a section with all of the seniors nice pictures and quote, and then a second section with everyone's baby picture and extracurriculars. I am so pissed off because they left out my baby picture and extracurriculars completely and I never got my baby picture back. The best part was that My quote was written on the BACK of the baby picture and that was there.

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:30 am UTC

If I knew of it at the time I got the chance to do the quotation thing, it would have been

"An open mind is like a Fortress with it's gates unbarred and unguarded"

because I find it amusing.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby evilbeanfiend » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:41 am UTC

hows about:

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because 1) you will give anyone geeky enough hours of amusement trying to decypher it to see whatever in-joke it contains
2) the in-joke is its just a random string
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby apricity » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:10 am UTC

Victorkm wrote:
Khonsu wrote:We were allowed about three paragraphs of text, not just a quotation. The senior section consisted of a bunch of pages with a large, color glamor photo of two senior students and a small blurb with their full name, age, and a list of their extracurriculars and whatever quote/shout-out they'd chosen. Most people went on and on about the future and love and family, whereas I just had that quote.


Holy shit how many people were in your class? A half page devoted to one person in my high school yearbook would have cost their parents 50-100 dollars iirc.

We had a section with all of the seniors nice pictures and quote, and then a second section with everyone's baby picture and extracurriculars. I am so pissed off because they left out my baby picture and extracurriculars completely and I never got my baby picture back. The best part was that My quote was written on the BACK of the baby picture and that was there.


We each got our own page. There were only 36 seniors (well, 35, but we made the yearbook before she dropped out). My page is one of my proudest accomplishments ever.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Sprocket » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:45 am UTC

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Mine was pretty pretarded. It was from Swingers...I don't think it had any real meaning to me, accept that it did. I really liked the movie, and I think it was relivant to my out look on life.

"You're so money, and you don't even know it."

I'm sure the point would be lost on anyone not in my head, but the general idea in my opinion was just sort of along the lines of that to look around at highschool and the way my friends and myself took part in it, we kind of seem like giant loosers, but really I love my people, they're cool people, and I'm cool people. We just need a little confidence. And maybe that kind of thinking plus a hightened maturity and everyone around one being out of their comfort zones led me to come out of my shell in college.
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby ZeroSum » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:13 pm UTC

I guess I should look up my senior year book and see what there is about me in it.

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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby Vekter » Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:24 pm UTC

:_:

Throwing my hat in the ring with this:

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... What?
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Re: Help: Senior Quotation?

Postby b.i.o » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:49 pm UTC

Mine was:

Douglas Adams wrote:I'll take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day


It did and still does describe me.

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Postby Belial » Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:52 pm UTC

Vekter wrote:
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Fixed your quote box.
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Postby Alisto » Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:05 pm UTC

CatProximity wrote: "You're so money, and you don't even know it."


Yes, you are.

Mine was lame. "Truth is as subjective as reality."
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