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Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-12, 02:13 PM
We all have one. A quote we absolutely love, but can't think of what it's from. Mine is:

"Strong like bull. Smart like tractor."

Does anyone know what it's from?

Maybe you have a beloved quote but don't know where it's from?

TheTick
2006-08-12, 02:45 PM
"But what does it do?"
"It doesn't do anything, that's the beauty of it!"

We've been debating and searching this one at another forum I frequent for YEARS.

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-12, 05:44 PM
Do you know where mine is from?

Nice Gabe avi btw! ;D

kriklaf
2006-08-12, 06:01 PM
How about this?

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

Sorry, got no idea on the others.

Pensive Pine
2006-08-12, 08:00 PM
I'm curious as to where "I am made of awesome!" came from.

Tiberian
2006-08-12, 08:24 PM
"You Gotta Be So Good, They Can't Ignore You."

I think its in one of the Ender books, but I can't place it.

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-12, 08:32 PM
I really need to read those.

TheTick
2006-08-12, 09:54 PM
Tiberian, I don't have them handy but that very well could be from the Shadow series from Card (Ender's Shadow most likely). But yes, read Ender's Game first! I'm a long time member of OSC's message board, been a fan for a looooong time.

Thanks for the avatar comment, I made that one for the current contest. :)

The Demented One
2006-08-13, 03:28 AM
"But what does it do?"
"It doesn't do anything, that's the beauty of it!"

We've been debating and searching this one at another forum I frequent for YEARS.
I could swear it's from a Magic card. Null Rod, maybe?

NeonBlack
2006-08-13, 03:55 AM
I could swear it's from a Magic card. Null Rod, maybe?

Almost. Null Rod's flavour text is:

Gerrard: "But it doesn't do anything!"
Hanna: "No—it does nothing.".

So close, but no cigar.

McDeath
2006-08-13, 06:57 AM
I have no idea where this is from, but I would like to know.

"Oh, he's on the List."
"You do realise that's not notepaper? That's a piece of bark."
"You're on the list too, smartass."

Vaniel
2006-08-13, 12:33 PM
We all have one. A quote we absolutely love, but can't think of what it's from. Mine is:

"Strong like bull. Smart like tractor."

Does anyone know what it's from?

Maybe you have a beloved quote but don't know where it's from?

I think it's either from the old superman or incredible hulk movies, but I'm not sure...

Jibar
2006-08-13, 12:44 PM
"Who's the rat in the dress now, bitch!?"
I think it's the Constantine movie...

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-13, 12:49 PM
I think it's either from the old superman or incredible hulk movies, but I'm not sure...

Seems like hte Hulk would be the better candidate between the two.

Tom_Violence
2006-08-13, 02:30 PM
"Who's the rat in the dress now, bitch!?"
I think it's the Constantine movie...

Yep, it is. His little assistant guy or whatever says it to the bouncer with the silly psychic card thingies. Good film, I thought.

I don't have any myself, but not long ago I was trying to remember where the "What we do in life echoes in eternity" line was from. It was during a pub quiz and just before the end of the round I finally remembered it and promptly blurted it out to the entire room. :P

Don Beegles
2006-08-13, 09:01 PM
Not a quote, per se, but it's been bugging me for some time and I don't want to reread the book to find it out, but who is Aramis's valet in The Three Musketeers. I know D'Artagnan has Planchet, Porthos has Mosqueton, and Athos Grimaud, but Aramis's eludes me. I'm fairly certain it starts with a B.

Jarl
2006-08-15, 10:04 PM
"Long have I sought this power".

-I think it's DBZ, not sure. Possibly Harry Potter.

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-16, 04:09 PM
"Long have I sought this power".

-I think it's DBZ, not sure. Possibly Harry Potter.

Must be Harry Potter, cuz no one's watched more DBZ than me and I've never heard that quote.

Jarl
2006-08-16, 04:44 PM
Must be Harry Potter, cuz no one's watched more DBZ than me and I've never heard that quote.
We were thinking Frieza Saga, when Frieza gets the Namek DBs. But that's unlikely, because ~1 year is not "long".

-Meh. Who knows.

Mortia De Luna Draco
2006-08-17, 01:16 AM
One of my favorite quotes has always been

"Thats not happiness to see me, is it..."

I cant remember for the life of me where that came from though.

Lucky
2006-08-17, 01:26 AM
Oh Mr. Mayor, you would not perhaps be thinking of The Perfect Murder?

Mortia De Luna Draco
2006-08-17, 02:40 AM
Why, yes, my little golfball in training.

Yes I am. :)

Lucky
2006-08-17, 02:44 AM
;D

I'm just that good...

Uh... That good at quotes and stuff... Not being a golfball...

*runs*

Zophiel
2006-08-17, 09:25 AM
Not a quote, per se, but it's been bugging me for some time and I don't want to reread the book to find it out, but who is Aramis's valet in The Three Musketeers. I know D'Artagnan has Planchet, Porthos has Mosqueton, and Athos Grimaud, but Aramis's eludes me. I'm fairly certain it starts with a B.

From Chapter 7 of The Three Musketeers (http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/lit/adventure/TheThreeMusketeers/chap8.html), in which all of the lackeys are introduced in turn, Aramis' valet is named Bazin. That was such a good story, and I really should get around to reading The Man in the Iron Mask at some point.

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-17, 12:54 PM
We were thinking Frieza Saga, when Frieza gets the Namek DBs. But that's unlikely, because ~1 year is not "long".

-Meh. Who knows.

Ah. I see. It's been a while since I've seen the old stuff.

Don Beegles
2006-08-17, 04:42 PM
Thank you , Zophiel. I knew it started with a B. It really is such a good story; I recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

HypnoticMonk
2006-08-17, 08:44 PM
Ok, here's the quote that no one I know can come up with where it was saidfirst.(including myself)

"Who's your daddy?" :)

Not the most literary of quotes, but I'm still curious...

Lucky
2006-08-17, 10:48 PM
Well, for "Who's your daddy," it's hard to tell, but I was told that the most likely point of origin is in the song Time of the Season by The Zombies in 1968. Not a movie, but I would hazard a guess at that one.

MasterofDisaster
2006-08-17, 11:12 PM
Well a quote im wondering about is "I'm a golden god!" I 'm fairly sure its from Almost Famous but I am not completely sure

Lucky
2006-08-17, 11:34 PM
You nailed it, Almost Famous.

InaVegt
2006-08-18, 05:44 AM
"Long have I sought this power".

-I think it's DBZ, not sure. Possibly Harry Potter.
Could it be when Vegeta becomes a super sayian?

The Demented One
2006-08-18, 09:40 AM
Okay, where is "I can see forever!" from? I've been told it's Lovecraft, but if so, I've never read the story its from.

Jarl
2006-08-18, 12:32 PM
Could it be when Vegeta becomes a super sayian?
Entirely possible.

-Actually, I think that might be it...

Valda, Adlav and Samiam: the Jacked-Up Trinity
2006-08-18, 02:02 PM
This is all very informative... but where does

"Strong like bull. Smart like tractor." come from? It. Is. Driving. Me. MAD! MAD I SAY!

slapdash
2006-08-18, 02:19 PM
Uncle Tonoose from Make Room For Daddy, right?

The J Pizzel
2006-08-18, 03:18 PM
"Thats not happiness to see me, is it?" -

I think thats from Final Fantasy: Advent Children. I don't remember the name of the guy, but I think it was the one of the three brothers - the one that turns into sephiroth. I could be wrong though.

pizzel

happyjenn97
2006-08-19, 05:19 PM
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


I've seen that on bumper stickers in pagan catalogs before, but I don't know where they got it from.

Mr._Blinky
2006-08-19, 07:09 PM
"You Gotta Be So Good, They Can't Ignore You."

I think its in one of the Ender books, but I can't place it.

Yep, I recognize the quote. I'm pretty sure Ender says it to Bean when Bean asks why he's being picked on.

From the mid-nineties TV show The Critic: "I have no one to envy. I envy you for having me to envy."

And "Power OVERWHELMING!!"

Athanatos
2006-08-19, 07:22 PM
Power overwhelming is said by Archons in Starcraft.

Mr._Blinky
2006-08-19, 09:35 PM
Power overwhelming is said by Archons in Starcraft.

Yup. ;D I love that line. That and the ones the Corsairs say in Brood Wars.

happyjenn97
2006-08-21, 12:54 AM
"Now isn't that special!"

Jarl
2006-08-21, 02:53 AM
"Now isn't that special!"
Church Lady.

-The "Meddle in the Affairs", I'm almost certain, is Guards Guards by Terry Pratchett.

Lilly
2006-08-22, 01:09 AM
I could have sworn that the "Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons...." was just a funnier version of "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger" which I think came from Tolkein.

And the dragons one coming from Terry Pratchett makes perfect sense. But it's not listed in the quote file (http://www.lspace.org/books/pqf/guards-guards.html). I'm assuming it'd be funny enough to end up there.

Tom_Violence
2006-08-24, 06:05 AM
I could have sworn that the "Do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons...." was just a funnier version of "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger" which I think came from Tolkein. *

And the dragons one coming from Terry Pratchett makes perfect sense. *But it's not listed in the quote file (http://www.lspace.org/books/pqf/guards-guards.html). *I'm assuming it'd be funny enough to end up there.

The "dragons" one is just a play on the Tolkien line. And its one that crops up everywhere (mainly on bumper stickers etc. now apparently) that I'm fairly sure that finding out where it originally came from wouldn't be worth effort, and doubtless there are dozens that would claim its their's. :P It does seem to fit Pratchett's style, but given that its such a simple take on the original line its not exactly hard to see how someone else could've come up with it.