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roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


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.


roarfireSILVER Member
comfortably numb
2,676 posts
Location: The countryside, Australia


Posted:
These are awesome guys! smile

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


SpiderbabySILVER Member
199 posts
Location: Ireland


Posted:
If the world didnt suck we would all fall off smile

Seb 643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
I was going to say non illigitimi carborundum...
It's not fun to be upset, possibly.

But I've already got a penguin! is gfenerally good. biggrin

Chucks nuns
Property of mynci and blu_valley, and proud of it.


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
1) Sh*t happens.
2) When it happens, it often hits the fan.
3) That which hits the fan will not be distributed evenly

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


AdeSILVER Member
Are we there yet?
1,897 posts
Location: australia


Posted:
our old family motto is: fortune favours the brave

PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
Wow....okay....

"The greatest power we all have is the power to say 'NO'." -my Dickens producer

"In this life we are never given anything we can not handle. We are strong enough to deal with what we are given. We just need to believe it." - my best friend

"The mind opens and in creeps wisdom." -Star Trek:TNG

"Of all the truths in the world, if you pick one and follow it blindly, it becomes a falsehood and you a fanatic" -anonymous

"Things are only impossible until they are not" -Star Trek:TNG

and lastly

"Things must first first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves in the hearts of humanity." -Nicci

But you can also look at my signature as well. I really do live by these as much as possible. wink

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


PyroMonkeyGOLD Member
b...bal...lence?....
370 posts
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Australia


Posted:
"A need sustains life
A want improves it."

"To have an intrest is a distraction
To love a hobbie is freedom."

"Woopatang!!!"

ubbrollsmile

JerryDSILVER Member
136 posts
Location: Maryland, USA


Posted:
Do unto others...



If you are going to do something, do it right.



Be yourself.



Written by: Skulduggery



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








and those are wonderful words.

I was touched by His Noodly Appendage


Arty FartyBRONZE Member
551 posts
Location: Farnham Ahoy, United Kingdom


Posted:
We had to suggest a motto for our Yr 12 book too



Mine was "Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you may be dead"



I also like "Everything happpens for a reason" (suggested by Ace of Spades)



Another was, " To be Frank, Id have to be a man" Quite witty i thought- Well done Laura Pragnell for that life motto!!

You'll find me on the dance floor


MikeGinnyGOLD Member
HOP Mad Doctor
13,922 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
You know, I realized that my post sounded sarcastic, but it really isn't.

Remember my post about the little baby who was born and suffered for about 24 hours and then died?

My solution to it? "Sh*t happens."

It means that not everything has a rhyme or reason and that we must accept this. And that when "Sh*t hits fan" the solution is not to ponder the greater meaning of it all, but to get out of the way.

-Mike

Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella



A buckuht n a hooze! -Valura


mausBRONZE Member
4,191 posts
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia


Posted:
my fave motto ever is my sig,however....
my second fave is "treat those you care about,the way that in your perfect world you would have them treat you.
love them.challenge them,push them embrace them,but above all,be the one thats there when they need you"

Sporky 663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
I just found another good one for me:

"when the game of life makes you feel like quittin',
it helps a lot if you kill a kitten" - Stephen Lynch

I take it to mean "when things get you down go out and do something stupid and random".

Ps I'm a cat lover so killing a kitten -is- out of the question.

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


linden rathenGOLD Member
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
if life were easy it'd eb no fun,
if life were perfect it would be boring,
if you knew the truth there'd be no wonder

smile

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Seb 643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
Or for the hardcore cynics if there are any here, do unto others before they do unto you.

Chucks nuns
Property of mynci and blu_valley, and proud of it.


L0s3r_r@v3rSILVER Member
274 posts
Location: Swansea, Ma (US), USA


Posted:
mine isn't really a motto.. but from one of my fav. books.. It's writen on a wall in a pub "We are not afraid"-Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls (from the wall in the sacred yew)Dunny quite what it really means but to me it's all that cheesy be who you want to be don't be afraid of it and all that stuff

You know what I'm thinking about right now? That's right, Tacos!


NoddyToe Poking Bad Boy
2,865 posts
Location: Lake District UK


Posted:
here goes....

all you need is to be happy biggrin

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!


VampyricAcidSILVER Member
1,286 posts
Location: My House, United Kingdom


Posted:
"If it happens to them, it can happen to you"

kinda a double edged sword of a motto, basically good things happen and bad things happen, its just life

Proudly Owned By The BMVC

Are You Sniffing My Mitten?


MiGGOLD Member
3,415 posts
Location: Bogged at CG, Australia


Posted:
most i like have been said, but

dance like it hurts, love like you need the money ubblol

on a serious note:

For advice, i'd say just to pass on what you think is the best thing to do in the situation. There are no rights, there are no wrongs. It's what you feel is best to do. Always wear sunscreen (you might remember that, roar tongue )

It's better to spend a lot of money on really good tools than spend next to no money on crap ones.

For a motto, one of my favouriter ones is:

'The first step to being able to do something is you telling yourself you can' someone might have said that, or something similar. not sure.

know thyself

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"
"master"
--FSA

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"
--Rougie


BansheeCatBRONZE Member
1,247 posts
Location: lost, Canada


Posted:
--"Try? What try? Do, or do not"
( something like that, Yoda said it in the swamp)

--" Awake, Chaos, for we have napped" ee cummings

--the whole Desidirata( sp?)...

--" wherever you go, there you are" Buckaroo Bonzai, I think

--" I can resist anything -except temptation" Oscar Wilde

More of an attitude than a motto, but a friend of mine has this as his signature:
" Sir! We are surrounded!"
" Excellent!! that means we can attack from any direction!"

--" BE the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi?
*****
I am laughing to find Anita Blake quoted, are we talking the vampire hunter? lol

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


Sporky 663 posts
Location: Glasgow


Posted:
Yes we are biggrin I love the books

*runs off to find The Killing Dance*

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


JonnyRokBRONZE Member
446 posts
Location: Sunny South Africa


Posted:
How about:

Do unto others... and then run.
If at first you dont succeed, pretend you didnt try in the first place.

On a more serious note:

Happiness is a choice. (my personal favourite)

Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!
Yo ho fiddle dee dee, being a pirate is alright to be,
Do what you want coz a pirate is free,
You are a pirate!


Kyrian 4,308 posts
Location: York, England


Posted:
ubblol Fair enough Jonny. On all notes smile

I still like (mentioned in another thread around these parts recently)

"Don't frown, even when you are sad, because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile"

Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....


BansheeCatBRONZE Member
1,247 posts
Location: lost, Canada


Posted:
" measure twice, cut once..." Grandpa

family clan motto: " Touch not this Cat, without gloved hands..."

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


BansheeCatBRONZE Member
1,247 posts
Location: lost, Canada


Posted:
another one, from a song--
" Its hard to hold the hand of anyone who's reaching for the sky just to surrender..." Cohen

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


Seb 643 posts
Location: Check behind you.


Posted:
I'd even extend the happiness is a choice to include anger being one too, Jonny. I haven't got angry when I've noticed I was doing it and thought about it in at least a year since I found that out. biggrin

Chucks nuns
Property of mynci and blu_valley, and proud of it.


DominoSILVER Member
757 posts
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK


Posted:
When Life gives you lemons...

...punch Life in the gut and squeeze the lemons in his eye.

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.


BansheeCatBRONZE Member
1,247 posts
Location: lost, Canada


Posted:

ubblol

"God *was* my co-pilot, but then we crashed, and I had to eat him..."


PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
Written by: andrealee


I am laughing to find Anita Blake quoted, are we talking the vampire hunter? lol




I just found it interesting that a character was given the credit...not the author.
Obsidian Butterfly was the best one so far I think. wink

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


robnunchucksBRONZE Member
363 posts
Location: manchester uk


Posted:
i've always liked "pain is weekness leaveing the body" smile

My nunchucks vital statictics biggrin

weight: 500g
handle lenght: 16 inches
chain length: 2 inches


linden rathenGOLD Member
6,942 posts
Location: London, UK


Posted:
in a similar vein rob

"pain means you should take your finger out of the socket"

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