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    JK Rowling tells us "rock bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life".

    I like her more and more , even if her books can't hold a candle to Duane's "Young Wizards" series :).

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    Well, if you've hit rock bottom, you can't go any lower.
    The only problem is overcoming the despair that would afflict you if not careful.
    Been there, done that. Still causes me trouble.
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    Rowling is surprisingly cool. And the message was good, too.
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    I'm a strong supporter of learning from one's mistakes and getting stronger enduring difficulties. I have to say, sometimes I wish life could trow me a bone and show me that I'm right for not taking the easy way out of things, but regardless...
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    And it's not like she gave up at that point. I just grabbed my bike and ran.

    She was fine, and her babies got to find out that their mom was badass. I was traumatised.

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    Well you've got two options - you can either wait for life to throw you a bone, or you can make your own by tearing it out of Life's quivering body, with your bare teeth and nails in a frenzied bloodied act of cannibalism.

    ...

    I have no idea what I was trying to say with that analogy and it probably means that I should go to bed.

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    I dunno, I kinda liked that analogy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Well you've got two options - you can either wait for life to throw you a bone, or you can make your own by tearing it out of Life's quivering body, with your bare teeth and nails in a frenzied bloodied act of cannibalism.

    ...

    I have no idea what I was trying to say with that analogy and it probably means that I should go to bed.
    Despite the violent imagery, it's actually very... What's the word? Descriptive.
    It certainly gets the feeling of struggle down perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pendell View Post
    JK Rowling tells us "rock bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life".
    From a pseudo-scientific point of view, I have a hard time taking this as any sort of actual encouragement. There's plenty of quotes like this. But there's two directions you can go from rock bottom, and there's a vast underrepresentation from the people who went the other direction >.>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceric View Post
    But there's two directions you can go from rock bottom, and there's a vast underrepresentation from the people who went the other direction >.>
    Possibly not - there's a book which is a collection of people's suicide notes, which is probably the closest you can get this side of a seance: Link.

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    In the words of the wise Ms. Frizzle, "Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!"

    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade View Post
    ohgod can i please quote that
    I beat you to it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Well you've got two options - you can either wait for life to throw you a bone, or you can make your own by tearing it out of Life's quivering body, with your bare teeth and nails in a frenzied bloodied act of cannibalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade View Post
    ohgod can i please quote that
    I've no objection to having multiple people quote me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiffet View Post
    In the words of the wise Ms. Frizzle, "Take chances! Make mistakes! Get messy!"
    Well there's messy and there's having blood and loose skin smeared across your face with raw viscera stuck between your teeth and probably up your nose too (stupidly designed human face for biting).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade View Post
    I meant quote it in real life. /arrogant sneer
    Then you are almost as cool as Brother Oni is for saying it in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Well you've got two options - you can either wait for life to throw you a bone, or you can make your own by tearing it out of Life's quivering body, with your bare teeth and nails in a frenzied bloodied act of cannibalism.

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    I always find it cool when celebrities give messages like that...it can be encouraging when they do it right. The wording is quite cool, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Well, if you've hit rock bottom, you can't go any lower.
    The only problem is overcoming the despair that would afflict you if not careful.
    Been there, done that. Still causes me trouble.
    Oh, I don't know. I've seen a performance report that said,

    "Hit rock bottom, and started to dig!"
    I''ll stop now as I'm getting an itch in that black hole I call a conscious

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonzac View Post
    Oh, I don't know. I've seen a performance report that said,

    "Hit rock bottom, and started to dig!"
    Then I commend their ability to shovel through solid rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elemental View Post
    Then I commend their ability to shovel through solid rock.
    Shovel's no good, but dynamite works quite well :). For breaking up solid rocks into debris that can then be shoveled , I mean. Pick and shovel might help , too.

    Tongue-in-cheek ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brother Oni View Post
    Well you've got two options - you can either wait for life to throw you a bone, or you can make your own by tearing it out of Life's quivering body, with your bare teeth and nails in a frenzied bloodied act of cannibalism.
    I totally quoted you.
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