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comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Does anyone have a good personal motto or any general advice?

Because the year 12s have to fill out a sort of profile that goes in the yearbook at the end of the year...and the questions are as follows:

'I've learnt ...

I love/d ...

My advice is ...

My motto is ...

Don't tell anyone but ... '

I don't like them, but we have to do it...and I'm stuck on the motto and advice ones....so any good suggestions are greatly appreiciated. I don't want to have the corny ones like 'life is short' 'live life to the fullest' 'follow your heart' because everyone will have ones like those! I kind of want it to be witty but lovely at the same time. I want it to bring a smile on all the other years 12s (and everyone else) who will read it.

Some of you have good ones in your signitarues, I've noticed this over time. So I'll be taking notice of signatures now!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:"My motto is '[censored] you'".

Works for me.

Willy - is bad for your health...



Member Since: 31st Mar 2005
Total posts: 199
Posted:Cheese, milk's leap towards immortality smile


Clique Infiltrator, Cunning Linguist and Master Debator
Location: Edinburgh burgh burrrrrr
Member Since: 3rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 4217
Posted:If at first you dont succeed.... cheat!

virginity is like a balloon

One prick and its gone

sex is like a bank account

one you withdraw you lose interest

life is like a box of chocolates

you can share it with friends n family (thats pretty lame ubblol)

EDITED_BY: Pantaloon a la Tinkle (1124801415)

Always use "so's your face" and "only on Tuesdays" in as many conversations possible


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
"fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me"

It reminds me to give people a chance but not let them walk over me.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

Location: my own little planet of ginger...
Member Since: 29th Apr 2005
Total posts: 110
Posted:i have two mottos i love

smile its free .................... biggrin


procrastination is the assination of insperation dont kill your dreams execute them peace

i dont get paid to belive i get paid to destroy things

pineapple pete
pineapple pete

water based
Location: melbourne
Member Since: 20th Sep 2004
Total posts: 5125

"you know there are no trophys for doing silly things in real life yeah pete?" said ant "you wont get a 'listened to ride of the valkyries all the way to vietnam' trophy"

*proud owner of the very cute fire_spinning_angel, birgit and neon shaolin*


fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:reach for the moon, because even if you miss you will land amongst the stars.....

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer


Location: North Shore
Member Since: 22nd Apr 2005
Total posts: 529

share your knowledge its a way of achieving immortality;.or
without my red hair id be nothing

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw
a revolver at him?


Location: In UK for now, but born an liv...
Member Since: 9th Jun 2005
Total posts: 75
Posted:What the mind of man can concieve and believe it can achieve.
What doesnt kill u makes u stronger (how true is that one)

Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:I tend to work on the principle that i don't care what you do as long as it doesn't affect me. The minute it affects me - it becomes my business. It keeps you very open minded and respectful of others choices and behaviour.


Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:If you love something set it free, if it comes back to your, its yours, if it doens't it wasn't meant to be.

Work like you don't need money
Love like you've never been hurt
Dance like nobodies watching
Live like its Heaven on Earth

Ok, you asked for not cheesy. But I don't have any not cheesy available at the moment... I'll try again later.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:doesn't translate well, but it's something along the lines of:
you are nothing else than what you make yourself to be

(by that French weird person Sartre smile)

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half


mostly a muppet in need of distraction...
Location: bristol
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 305
Posted:mine are cheesy but - "live for today" (which i have tattooed!)
and better to regret the things you did than regret the things you didnt.
B x

Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day, set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.


old hand
Location: london
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1024
Posted:evil prevails when good men stand by and do nothing.

nothing in life is to be feared only understood.

your name is unimportant, its your actions that define you.


Location: Newfoundland. Canada.
Member Since: 15th Aug 2005
Total posts: 15
Posted:" Everything happens for a reason. "

thats my motto.

don't know who said it though .. its a pretty good.

- Alyssa

Nine feet of rope .. one ball of fire.

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...
Member Since: 24th Jul 2003
Total posts: 2052
Posted:dont follow convention
never say no
just believe in what you see and let the good times roll

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:"He who fights monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes long into you" - Nietzsche.

I take that to mean "don't dwell on the past to too long or it will consume you"

"Who dares wins"

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't


Location: On the far left of sane
Member Since: 28th Jul 2005
Total posts: 72
Posted:Damn you onefinalstep! wink
I was all geared up for Nietzche but you stole my favourite.

A few others:

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

I am not a bitch.
I am THE bitch.
And Im Miss Bitch to you.


member - tee hee "member"
Location: Bethnal Green, London
Member Since: 6th Sep 2003
Total posts: 279
Posted:Mine has changed over the years but its settled on....

"Keep it simple,
Get it DONE"

It basically means:
Even the most complex of things is only achieved through small steps and it takes very little to do each step. Don't get overwhelmed by the big picture.

"Whats wrong with the cat?" - Mrs Schrdinger


Location: Near to Yeovil, In Somerset
Member Since: 23rd Jul 2005
Total posts: 64
Posted:"Keep your eyes open and get on with it" Sir Laurence Olivier.

So what your saying is, if I take just ONE more pill...


look a rainbow!
Location: Waterford, CT
Member Since: 14th Dec 2002
Total posts: 237
Posted:I think my advice would be "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." smile

"Happiness is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth."


Location: Glasgow
Member Since: 25th Jul 2005
Total posts: 663
Posted:Sorry Akashla. Thats been one of my mottos for years or at least since I started at high school. Another few are...

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. " - Niccolo Machiavelli

"Slip me a decaf and I'll rip your head off" - Anita Blake.

"I hate to waste a really good threat." - Anita Blake

"Cops...give them anything suspicious and they'll put two and two together and make ten to twenty-five to life." - Anita Blake

"I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance." - Socrates

"If you're a friend I count to 10, if you aren't I count to 5" - Samantha McFarlane (a good friend of mine)

Have faith in what you can do and respect for what you can't

Location: York, England
Member Since: 15th Mar 2002
Total posts: 4308
Posted:Burning- the process of breaking things down into simpler forms.

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:'Grow old Disgracefully, but never grow up.'

'show people respect until they prove they are unworthy of it and if they prove unworthy just walk away'

'never eat yellow snow'

'if it had a face, don't eat it'

'chocolate can cure all ills'

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:my fave is

"whats a motto?
nothing whats the motto with you? "

"ignore reality - its the only way to live
because the reality is - nothing's worth it"


Internet Hate Machine
Location: They seek him here, they seek ...
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 10530
Posted:Most of the time my motto is "right, lets not do that again" or "get on with it"

Our family motto is "Don't tell your mother" wink

The existance of flamethrowers says that someone, somewhere, at sometime said "I need to set that thing on fire, but it's too far away."


Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:Nil illegitimum carborundum...

Pig latin for "dont let the B'stards grind you down"


"Life is a hoover. It sucks."

"The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing" - Socrates saying how an arrogant bugger like myself should carry on...



linden rathen
linden rathen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:carpe deuim (sp?)

seize the day

carpe jegulum - similar

and its not really a motto but it is my fav bit of latin

cognito ergo sum


lauz the caterpilla
lauz the caterpilla

goddess of all things slimey and an interchangeable insect!
Location: nottingham - the land of oppor...
Member Since: 18th May 2005
Total posts: 2443
Posted:mine is "be the best."

Shhhhhh! the boobies are trying to sleep.
owner and the property of noddy.
*i was a caterpilla last night wink* - libby_tuesday


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...
Member Since: 13th Jun 2002
Total posts: 3380
Posted:it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all...

going to the doctors is the best way to get ill, it's full of sick people...

Liz_Ard: Ouch!
SNOOPoi: Thats just not the sound of someone doing it right!

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