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    Default Literary Quotable Quotes

    Intelligent people enjoy reading. Badminton players are intelligent people. Ergo, badminton players read.
    Any favourite lines? Suggested reading?

    Perhaps some of you, like me, can't help thinking of badminton, no matter how far removed the book is from the world of sports.


    I think of the earnest racket-seekers on Buy&Sell forum with this one:
    "There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure."
    -The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain

    This applies to the politeness so common in badminton, even when the skilled play the unskilled:
    When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.”
    -Winston Churchill

    Just think of your favourite underacheiving player:
    "Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them. With Major Major it had been all three."
    -Catch-22 Joseph Heller

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    Default Similar thread here??..

    http://www.badmintoncentral.com/foru...ad.php?t=12522

    Our wilfredlgf and another member (forgot the name, which i haven't seen any post from), IIRC, are into this kind of thing..

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    Oops. Thanks Chris.
    Moderators, please feel free to erase this thread.

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    I have a collection of my own... and here's a few:
    (They might not be 'literary' but are surely quotable)


    Life In General:

    Winning isn't everything - it's the only thing.
    Blessed is he who sits on a pin for he shall surely rise.
    The best opponent is one that has just lost an argument.


    Badminton:

    The runner-up is the big loser that everyone will remember.
    The easiest way to beat professional players is to be a line-judge.
    Whoever said 'it's nobler to give than receive' is probably a poor player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    Oops. Thanks Chris.
    Moderators, please feel free to erase this thread.
    This one can stay.
    The other thread appears to have a different slant

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    THE Best Quotes ever (and their significance towards badminton):

    "Do not underestimate the power of the dark side"

    don't make fun of bla.. people?

    "The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the force."

    the quality of the racket is insignificant next to the skill of the player

    "You are unwise to lower your defenses!"

    pretty straightforward...

    "Luke, I am your father!."

    You just got decepted with my trick shot

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    Noobtron, you are a pretty interesting guy.

    This thread has just about run its course, but here's a parting shot...

    This bit brings to mind the position of lonely responsibility that is the lot of BC's worthy moderators who strive to keep us all in line.
    By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
    ...I mete and dole
    Unequal laws unto a savage race,
    That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

    -Ulysses, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    Noobtron, you are a pretty interesting guy.
    Amended:
    Noobtron, you are a pretty interesting guy who needs a spellchecker
    Quote Originally Posted by Fidget View Post
    This thread has just about run its course, but here's a parting shot...

    This bit brings to mind the position of lonely responsibility that is the lot of BC's worthy moderators who strive to keep us all in line.
    By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
    ...I mete and dole
    Unequal laws unto a savage race,
    That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me.

    -Ulysses, Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    Amended:
    By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
    ...I mete and dole
    Unequal laws unto a savage race,
    That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and (luckily) know not me.

    -Ulysses, Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

    Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

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    All that is gold does not glitter
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken
    The crownless again shall be king.

    All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter


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    Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.

    One Ring

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    A Elbereth Gilthoniel
    silivren penna míriel
    o menel aglar elenath!
    Na-chaered palan-díriel
    o galadhremmin ennorath,
    Fanuilos, le linnathon
    nef aear, sí nef aearon!

    A Elbereth Gilthoniel
    o menel palan-díriel,
    le nallon sí di'-nguruthos!
    A tíro nin, Fanuilos!

    A! Elbereth Gilthoniel!
    silivren penna míriel
    o menel aglar elenath,
    Gilthoniel, A! Elbereth!

    A Elbereth Gilthoniel

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