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Senior quote, anyone?

So here's the deal. By tomorrow (I think), we seniors have to send in our senior information to the yearbook editor. Most of the information is basic. Name, major and minor, stuff we did while we were here... yeah. But then there's this senior quote thing, in which we sum up our entire life philosophy in 25 words or fewer of someone else's words. There are several quotes that I swear about a fourth of the class uses every year, like "Not all that wander are lost" and "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken" and "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." I really wanted to put in a line from J.K. Rowling's Harvard commencement address, where she said "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all--in which case, you fail by default", but damnit, that quote is 31 words. I might as well just choose a quote out of a hat and go out with a bang, just like I do for everything else.

Or I can let you choose. Here, have a poll. You can even suggest stuff if you want.

Poll #1294233 Senior Quote Time!
This poll is closed.

Choose my senior quote.

Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. -Douglas Adams
4(18.2%)
Un bon mot ne prouve rien. (A witty saying proves nothing.) -Voltaire
3(13.6%)
It takes an awful long time to not write a book. -Douglas Adams
3(13.6%)
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. -Richard Dawkins
0(0.0%)
If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster. -Isaac Asimov
1(4.5%)
Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way. -E.L. Doctorow
0(0.0%)
If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it. ~Toni Morrison
3(13.6%)
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~André Gide
1(4.5%)
Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -George Bernard Shaw
1(4.5%)
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul. -Sofia Kovalevskaya
3(13.6%)
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. -Henry David Thoreau
2(9.1%)
There’s something deep inside of you that still wants out/And shame on you if you don’t set it free. -Jonathan Coulton "A Talk With George"
1(4.5%)

Hate all of the above? Suggest one. (25 words or fewer)



Also, Galois theory is innately sexy. Why yes, that's what I've been doing this afternoon. Mmm, fields and groups. :D *listens to echo chamber*

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gnomeangel
Nov. 10th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
My high school year book quote: "It's lonely in the saddle when the horse is dead."

What can I say - I'm an individual...

Oh, and I hated high school!
sushimustwrite
Nov. 10th, 2008 02:52 pm (UTC)
I like that quote.

And I hated high school too. This is for college! (We didn't even get quotes for high school, those space-conserving tards!)
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