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Shorty
10-11-2012, 01:21 AM
or, words you live by.

Lately I've been trying to adopt "slow down." I speak before I think, I jump to conclusions, I go through motions without waiting to think about consequences or end results or I'm just plain sloppy and trying to get through something as quickly as possible so it comes out wrecked.

What are your personal mottos, or something that should be your personal motto/words you live by?

Jinx
10-11-2012, 01:26 AM
I got my personal motto from a Fiona Apple song:

Be kind to me, or treat me mean--I make the most of it, I'm an extraordinary machine

Huckleberry Quin
10-11-2012, 01:41 AM
I also take my motto from a song:

Get up, get on up,
Get up, get on up
Stay on the scene, get on up
Like a sex machine, get on up

Helped me through a lot of hard times.

Shorty
10-11-2012, 01:42 AM
Hard times, eh? :colbert:

Laddy
10-11-2012, 01:45 AM
Life only sucks as much as you let it. :monster:

Huckleberry Quin
10-11-2012, 01:49 AM
Hard times, eh? :colbert:

Yes, such as when I overcame a crippling leg injury. :doublecolbert:

I Don't Need A Name
10-11-2012, 01:54 AM
I also take my motto from a song:

Get up, get on up,
Get up, get on up
Stay on the scene, get on up
Like a sex machine, get on up

Helped me through a lot of hard times.

When I read the word 'Get' I expected the lyrics to be

Get on up when you're down,
Baby, take a good look around,
I know it's not much, but it's okay,
We'll keep on moving on anyway

I feel dirty :|

Huckleberry Quin
10-11-2012, 02:01 AM
Jeff, you are a disgrace.

I Don't Need A Name
10-11-2012, 02:03 AM
Remove me from this world, before I decapitate myself with a sponge

Jowy
10-11-2012, 02:05 AM
keep being awesome. i try to every day.

krissy
10-11-2012, 02:09 AM
just the tip

Pike
10-11-2012, 02:23 AM
"slow down."

I can only hear this in the Pandaren voice from WoW. I'm sorry.

Jinx
10-11-2012, 02:30 AM
"slow down."

I can only hear this in the Pandaren voice from WoW. I'm sorry.

Pike's motto: "10 more minutes."

Denmark
10-11-2012, 02:50 AM
When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gqYAuFvtXM)

True story.

Clo
10-11-2012, 02:59 AM
Crack is whack.

Steve
10-11-2012, 03:14 AM
"slow down."

I can only hear this in the Pandaren voice from WoW. I'm sorry.

Pike's motto: "10 more minutes."

More like "10 more turns"

My own personal motto could be seen as one of 2 things, both strike similar chords in me but one is a little too long to be called a motto even if it is going to be my first ever tattoo. The first is 3 lines from a song by Rise Against, pretty much everyone who knows me is going to know this already but for those who don't and for my post to make sense:


We've all been sorry,
we've all been hurt
but how we survive is what makes us who we are

The second is a speech given by Sir Winston Churchill in his later years, it was delivered to new students at Oxford and is probably remarkable for being one of the shortest speeches delivered by any politician or former world leader at any point in history (other than the memorable response of the Spartans to the Persians when they refused the Persian offer of "If" of course) the speech reads as follows:


Never, ever, ever, give up

the second is much shorter and more motto like it's certainly words you could fit in to a crest or coat of arms. The former is more like a proverb to live by.

Faris
10-11-2012, 03:21 AM
Don't have a personal one since I personally find it silly to stand by one slogan or a slogan at all. I just tried to look up a family motto, but all I could find in the immediate lineage were coat of arms :(

I'll just do without.

Tigmafuzz
10-11-2012, 03:45 AM
"You don't need a reason to help people." - Zidane Tribal

Ace Protorney
10-11-2012, 04:46 AM
Yeah, I'm about the same as Faris when it comes to mottos. I don't exactly have one, but if I did, I'm sure it'll be something like, "Eh, just let it be."

Citizen Bleys
10-11-2012, 04:52 AM
Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit

Laddy
10-11-2012, 04:57 AM
Vir prudens non contra ventum mingit
Prententitus Latinus Pissjokinum.

Pike
10-11-2012, 12:10 PM
Yeah gonna have to agree with Steve here; my personal motto is "One More Turn".

Chris
10-11-2012, 01:00 PM
I live my life by this motto:

"Circumstances cannot affect the affection."

Night Fury
10-11-2012, 01:17 PM
"It's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"

Bubba
10-11-2012, 01:38 PM
As of today...

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom"

Slothy
10-11-2012, 03:56 PM
Lately I've been trying to adopt "slow down." I speak before I think, I jump to conclusions, I go through motions without waiting to think about consequences or end results or I'm just plain sloppy and trying to get through something as quickly as possible so it comes out wrecked.

Honestly, I should probably try this one but it's difficult when my brain doesn't understand the meaning of the word slow down. Simply keeping my mind from jumping haphazardly from one thought to the next as quickly as possible is difficult. Just seems to race all of the time.

As for ones I actually try to follow, lately I suppose "just keep swimming" may apply. Though it doesn't seem to be nearly as uplifting as when Dory says it.

Goldenboko
10-11-2012, 04:00 PM
"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."

Slothy
10-11-2012, 04:12 PM
It does help to imagine Ellen saying it.

Criminally Vulgar
10-11-2012, 06:35 PM
any hole's a hole

Rantz
10-11-2012, 07:05 PM
You can never have too much lube.

Tigmafuzz
10-11-2012, 07:15 PM
You can never have too much lube.

Well, you can... but it's better to have too much than too little.

Also, it's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it; I guess I should start carrying around lube.

Freya
10-11-2012, 08:22 PM
Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks...

escobert
10-11-2012, 09:07 PM
cba

Clo
10-11-2012, 10:36 PM
"Fuck bitches, get money, smoke trees."

-- Crystal

Shoeberto
10-12-2012, 04:38 PM
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting their own battle." - Plato

"It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop." - Confucius

Shorty and Clo, you're cool. Everyone else sucks at this.

eestlinc
10-13-2012, 04:13 AM
fuck it dude, let's go bowling

Bunny
10-13-2012, 04:31 AM
If at first you don't succeed, give up because you're a failure.

CimminyCricket
10-13-2012, 03:04 PM
Fortes fortuna juvat

And

If it smells like shit and looks like shit it is probably shit.

blackmage_nuke
10-13-2012, 03:41 PM
Proper breathing is the key to firebending sucess

Jinx
10-13-2012, 03:47 PM
Illegitimi non carborundum

Shauna
10-13-2012, 09:57 PM
Just get drunk and do it.


But I don't really have any words that I live by. Maybe I should spend my free time hunting for some inspiring sentences.