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    This quote is beginning to bother me!

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by Walid, Apr 13, 2012.

    "Peek not through a keyhole, lest ye be vexed"

    I recall reading this a while ago in Stephen King's Duma Key. The character said their mother always said it when they were a kid. On the internet, the only source was Stephen King, but I can't help but feel that it's been said somewhere else.

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    Also, my first language not being English, does this really explain what it means:

    Don't look too far into things or you will find something that you do not like/did not expect.

    Anyway, for some reason ever since I read that quote, I keep reciting it in my head whenever I am upset or unhappy with someone. Does anybody else recite things in their head, given certain situations? It sometimes calms me.
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    Oh, I liked that quote. I have this problem where I overthink and I'm anxious about everything because I do look too far into things. And I have one myself, that I hate but... YOLO. Yes. Exactly because I'm too anxious and then I have to do things without thinking too much. So I just think: YOLO and go do whatever stupidity I'm thinking of doing.It's kind of annoying because I use it for real and I feel dumb.

    Yolo means you only live once if there's anyone who doesn't know about it.
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    I think the idea of Yolo is a bit rediculous. You also only die once (unless we talk about reincarnation, but assuming that's real, you'll never remember the old you anyway).

    Might want to start saying YODO from now on :p
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    YOLT - and twice is the only way to live. - from movie promo
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    Walid, yours is a common problem. In our family the accepted font of knowledge is my Aunt Clara. You need to know something, she has the full compendium of family lore and old Sicilian wisdom.

    As a small boy, I was having trouble deciding something, and I didn't know what to do. I told my Aunt Clara that I was afraid to make a bad decision, and I'll never forget her advice.

    She said, "Il mio caro ragazzo, scratch a man who looks like a turnip and I'll show you a man who looks like a scratched turnip."

    I think her wisdom applies to your problem.
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    Una donna di saggezza. :)

    It certainly makes you stop and think.
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    The famous quote from Love Story has always bothered me. "Love means never having to say you're sorry." What?!? Just... what?!? Of course I want to hear you say you're sorry, dammit! Say you're sorry as many times as needed AND don't repeat the same mistake too many times if you can help it.
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    Whenever things get tough, I tell myself what my late stepfather would tell me: "Remember, D, they can kill you, but they cannot eat you."

    I think it was his screwy way of saying "things could be worse."
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    It's okay, Cassiopeia, I YOLO as well. At first it was just to be silly, but now I'm actually not so sure.

    As for quotes that bother me, I'd have to say the old pick-up line, "Did it hurt when you fell from Heaven?" I'm pretty sure the only angel who ever fell from heaven was Lucifer.
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    Oh, I just remembered this "brilliant" (ahem) teacher I had in college. She used to say that "One thing is one thing. Another is another. Both completely different from each other". I guess she learned that in her PhD.
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    I liked Duma Key and for some reason that quote bothered me too, never could pinpoint why though :)

    Quotes that bother me: My hubby is forever saying "Do your bid" after he asks me to do something for him and it drives me NUTS because he means "Do as you are bid." I keep telling him I am perfectly happy to do my own bidding.

    YOLO annoys me, but hey if it works for you go right ahead - just say it inside your own head ;)

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