Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations

Motto criteriaEdit

Your motto should:Edit

  • Reflect the community or purpose of Wikipedia.
  • Be short; it's a motto, not an essay.
  • Be funny or serious; but nevertheless, interesting.
  • Be powerful; it should provoke a reaction or draw attention, not just another "blah blah".

Your motto should not:Edit

  • Be similar to another approved motto.
  • Be offensive or inflammatory.
  • Be too obscure (so no little-known Yoda quotes, please).
  • Contain redundant links (e.g. We want you! …to join Wikipedia., where the meaning is clear without the links).

Tip: avoid rarely used words that not everyone will understand. Remember, a lot of non-English speakers read Wikipedia.

Nomination procedureEdit

To nominate a motto for review, simply add it at the top of the In review section using this format:

=== Example motto ===
Origin of the motto and your comments. ~~~~
*First comment goes here. ~~~~
*:Any replies get indented again. ~~~~

==== Edit 1 of Example motto ====
'''Edit 1'''. Reason for edit, what was changed, etc. ~~~~
  • Anyone can comment on a nomination. Simply type Support or Oppose ('''Support''' or '''Oppose'''), and, if possible, leave a reason. Remember to always sign your posts on discussion pages. However, it is generally frowned upon if you vote twice in one motto so please stick to one, although multiple comments are allowed.
    • Please do not support yourself.
  • Please note that this page uses the bulleted !voting style, the same as on Featured picture candidates (see below).
  • If you find a motto that is the same or similar to a previously nominated motto, please leave a comment on the new nomination that links to the old nomination, so that others will be able to compare the two.
  • Simple spelling mistakes or punctuation errors may be corrected without creating a new edit; just be sure to leave a comment explaining exactly what you have changed. If you have an idea that might improve a motto by rewording, changing the links, etc., nest a new heading (see the above example) under the motto.
  • After 14 days, it’s decision time—the motto should be moved to the top of the decision section. Anyone in the discussion is welcome to judge the consensus to either accept, reject, or reopen a motto. See below for the procedure on how to do this. Also please note that determining consensus should not be just based on counting votes.

Remember, new nominations for mottos go AT THE TOP of the In review section

Reusing a mottoEdit

Sometimes you may think of an idea and then find it has already been suggested a while ago. It is possible to reuse a motto that has been suggested in the past. However, there are some provisos:

  • If the motto has been declined in the past nomination, this means it can be reused at any time.
  • If the motto has been approved in the past nomination, so long as a year has passed since its nomination and it also has different links it can be reused.
  • If a motto has been nominated and approved many times in the past it should be added to WP:Motto of the day/Nominations/Frequently used ideas. These mottoes are generally frowned upon unless a long time has passed.

Please check the archives and search for your motto or variation to check its status before nominating

How to comment for nominationsEdit

  • Write Support, if you approve of the nomination. A reason is optional.
  • Write Oppose, followed by your reasoning, if you disapprove of the nomination. All objections should be accompanied by a specific rationale that, if addressed, would make you support the nomination.
  • You can weak support or weak oppose instead, so that your opinion will be weighed as half of a "full" opinion.
    • To change your opinion, strike it out (with <s>...</s>) rather than removing it.
  • If you think a nominated motto obviously fails the general criteria, write Speedy close followed by your reasons. Nominations may be closed early if this is the case.
Recommendations added early in the process may be disregarded if they do not address concerns and/or improvements that arise later in the debate. Reviewers are advised to monitor the progress of a nomination and update their votes accordingly.

Special nominationsEdit

This section is used to group holiday, anniversary, or otherwise special mottos that should be displayed on a specific day (if not add it to the "in review" page) Please keep in mind that Wikipedia is an international community, and that your event may not be celebrated in every part of the world. As such, it is very important that your motto remain neutral, so as to not offend anyone. Don't forget to specify the day your motto should appear on. But most of all, be creative! Try adding a motto about an event that not everyone knows about, or a motto that gives a common event an interesting twist.

Crawl up the Mountain
To reach where the Eagles fly
You won’t have to look around
You know you cast
A long shadow on the ground

For August 17 (or 18 or 19) 2012 20** ~ Strummer of Love Festival. Quote from Joe and the Mescaleros' "Long Shadow": i've trimmed it a bit, but the full verse is right below. benzband (talk) 19:50, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Crawl up the Mountain
To reach where the Eagles fly
Sure you can glimpse from the mountaintop
Where the soul of the muse might rise.
And if you put it all together
You won’t have to look around
You know you cast
A Long Shadow On the Ground

If you blame someone else, you don't learn nothing, cause hey, it's not your fault, it's his fault, over there.Edit

For August 21, 201*, Joe's birthday. The link is an extremely useful tool that every Wikipedian should keep close at hand when the editing gets hot —just click the image to flip the wheel. (note: suggest renominating at /In review if it is declined "in favor" of a different edit) benzband (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

'What's the hurry?'Edit

Edit 1 (note: see above note) benzband (talk) 13:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Support (all versions) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 14:55, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm not sure that the birthday of a musician is a good reason for a special motto of the day... Nutiketaiel (talk) 12:53, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Everybody has a story to tell.Edit

For March 30 (Joe Strummer). benzband (talk) 14:41, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

My motto is…Edit

Edit 1 (Joe again). benzband (talk) 12:36, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Weak Support - It's a little bland... Nutiketaiel (talk) 12:57, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
  • Support (all versions, with a slight prefe—reve—rence for the original Edit 1, and then Edit 1 2) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 13:20, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Wait, wait... I really think I missed the EIGHT point before, and I also agree with Nutiketaiel regarding the original edit 1. Go for the original (approved on 3 March 2015). My prefe—reve—rence now is: original version (approved on 3 March 2015) and then for edit 1 2. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:01, 17 July 2012 (UTC)
    • i feel the same way ^^ benzband (talk) 11:50, 10 July 2012 (UTC)
      • *about the re-verence. benzband (talk) 10:34, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

Hello to the WorldEdit

For November 21, 2012, known as Hello World Day. PS- This was the first ever Wikipedia edit. benzband (talk) 18:11, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello WorldEdit

Edit 1 for 2012-11-21 with WP:HELLO. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Support - Thankyou pjoef for finding a better solution. - benzband (talk) 20:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not much of a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello WorldEdit

Edit 2 for 2012-11-21 with WP:WC. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:54, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Support - Although HELLO is a nicer link than WC, the actual page behind this one is as good if not better. benzband (talk) 20:34, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Not much of a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 04:59, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Support - I agree, Hi878, that the motto leaves something to be desired. However, for "Hello World Day," it seems oddly appropriate. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:12, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer, quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

For Summer/Winter Solstice, June 22 | 23 or December 20 | 21.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894), "BED IN SUMMER"

pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:25, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

  • Support. I see the link is only a proposed guideline, but I still like it. Mr. Stradivarius 14:05, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Absolutely not. A link that could be used for every single holiday that we can think of is rather idiotic to use, in my opinion. Don't we want something a bit more creative? ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 05:00, 11 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - It's not applicable to every day; it's a specific reference to the solstice and the lengthening of days. I hadn't heard of this new proposal; it's a good awareness-raiser, I hope. Smaug123 (talk) 11:51, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
    I am talking about the link. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 00:04, 6 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm not fond of the idea of linking to a proposed policy. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Let Winter come! Let polar spirits sweep the darkening world, and tempest-troubled deep! Though boundless snows the withered heath deform, and the dim sun scarce wanders through the storm.
Then came the jolly Sommer, being dight in a thin silken cassock coloured greene, that was unlyned all, to be more light: and on his head a girlond well beseene.

For Summer/Winter (December) Solstice on 21|22 December (or Winter/Summer Solstice on 20|21 June). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:08, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Line 1 (Winter Solstice for the northern hemisphere): The Pleasures of Hope (1799) by Thomas Campbell (1777–1844)
  • Line 2 (Summer Solstice for the southern hemisphere): The Faerie Queene, Book VII: "Two Cantos of Mutabilitie", Canto VII, Stanza XXIX (1590) by Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)
  • Oppose - The first half sounds more negative, but your links are positive. In addition, you use FAR in a spot that looks like it should have a positive link. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 01:58, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
    • How about the first half for winter and the second for summer? benzband (talk) 20:36, 3 January 2012 (UTC)
      • Yes it is (^___^). The first half is for winter and the second half is for summer. Don't forget that when it is summer in the northern hemisphere then it is winter in the southern hemisphere, and viceversa. That's the reason why I wrote two quotations. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:41, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I'm inclined to agree with Hi878 on this one. The linking does not seem appropriate. Nutiketaiel (talk) 13:15, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

April FoolsEdit

What about this?Edit

Edit 1 for April Fools' Day (^____^) –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:28, 23 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Comment only one problem: it won't fit on 80% of all MOTD templates :) Kayau Voting IS evil 11:12, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
    • Update: Two, actually: my dictionary doesn't put the apostrophe-s after 'april'. Neither BrE nor AmE. Kayau Voting IS evil 11:14, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong support if it can be made so that it fits in a box (I'm experimenting with it). Smaug123 (talk) 21:08, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose this and all the April Fools mottoes listed. They're all pretty corny. I think we'd be better off just using a normal motto. Nutiketaiel (talk) 02:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Reply - what's wrong with having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day? Kayau Voting IS evil 10:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • First Preference If it can fit in all of the templates, then it is perfect. Hi878 (talk) 22:49, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Oppose - I would prefer something that could be called a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 08:17, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Strong support - Great, in my opinion better than any of the other mottos! I hope it fits in a box! WVRMADTalk Guestbook 11:39, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support if we can fit this onto a motto. BTW I fixed the grammatical mistake in this motto. MC10 (TCGBL) 05:14, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Insufficient comedic impact. Ventric (talk) 16:49, 5 March 2016 (UTC)

Edit 1b (see below)Edit


<div class="NavFrame" style="border-style: none; padding: 0">
<div class="NavHead" style="background: transparent">[[Wikipedia:April fools|SPECIAL OFFER FOR TODAY ONLY <br />Get 15% off the cost of your edits on Wikipedia, by clicking on "[show]" →]]</div>
<div class="NavContent" style="display: none; background: #ffffff; color: #ff0000; font-family: 'Comic Sans MS', Comicate, Cartoon, 'Happy Days', Neon, Blox, Impact, fantasy; font-size: 36px; text-align: center; margin-top: 1em; padding-top: 18px; padding-bottom: 24px; border: #ffd700 2px ridge; border-radius: 14px;">April F[[Image:smile.png]][[Image:smile.png]]ls!</div></div></div>

Edit 1 b for April Fools' Day ~ This should work. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 12:13, 26 March 2012 (UTC)

Get 15% off the cost of your edits on Wikipedia, by clicking on
this link

If I instituted the page 'April 1st Offer' with text 'April's F  l!'? Smaug123 (talk) 21:14, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose this and all the April Fools mottoes listed. They're all pretty corny. I think we'd be better off just using a normal motto. Nutiketaiel (talk) 02:35, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Reply - what's wrong with having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day? Kayau Voting IS evil 10:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)
  • Second Preference Only if the one above doesn't work. Hi878 (talk) 22:49, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Oppose - I would prefer something that could be called a motto. ~~ Hi878 (Come shout at me!) 08:17, 27 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Support - My second favourite after the one above. WVRMADTalk Guestbook 11:43, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support - I like this one. ~NerdyScienceDude () 15:21, 15 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: It is not necessary to create a new page for it. We can use a section of an existing one. For example on the Participants page, and also asking users to join our project. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:40, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Stronger than the Strongest Oppose Ever Opposed! No, just no. Moving on...--Belugaboycup of tea? 12:18, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Support (as a second choice). I still prefer the one above. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 17:10, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, this seems good to me. Rehman 17:12, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support, I think this will fit nicely for April Fools Day. We should create a new page that simply says "APRIL FOOLS!" and links to our project asking to contribute. BlowingTopHat (talk) 20:31, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Yes, support having a bit of fun on April Fool's Day this year, and this motto is suitably funny. It is a pity that the April Fool Motto could not be some sort of a surprise, but of course every one does know when it comes around, the date is a give-away. Ty NewbyG ( talk) 01:39, 21 March 2012 (UTC)
  • Support Alex Jackl (talk) 21:38, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them.Edit

Edit 3: Samuel Palmer (1805-1881). benzband (talk) 15:19, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

I have great faith in foolsself-confidence my friends will call it.Edit

Edit 4: Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia. Maybe WP:APRILFOOLS for the last link? benzband (talk) 15:19, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

"When the plumbing gets tough, the tough get plumbing!" -Salvador Drainato Long John Spaghetti, Meme Lord 02:13, 29 January 2019 (UTC) (Added by Long John Spaghetti) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Long John Spaghetti (talkcontribs)

"Live a life that you think someday you will be proud of. If you think you don't, have the courage to start all over again." -benjamin button — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:58, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

"The day's young but I'm not." -Hey breej Hey breej (talk) 20:00, 7 December 2018 (UTC)

In reviewEdit

Note: If you are adding nominations for specific dates, holidays or other special reasons please add to the Specials section and NOT HERE.
Also, please check the archives in case the motto has been submitted and subsequently approved before. If this is the case try to think up another motto instead. Please check Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations.
Otherwise feel free to add your suggestion, express your opinion on a nomination or create an edited version of a nomination by using these formats:

===[[wlink to the author/work or nearest article, if exists|→]] [[WP:MOTD|Motto]] with words/phrases linked to the [[WP:PRJ|Wikipedia namespace]].===
Origin of the motto and your comments. ~~~~

*'''Support''' your reason... (optional). ~~~~
*'''Oppose''' your reason.... ~~~~
*'''Weak support'''/'''oppose''' your reason.... ~~~~
*''Comment''/''Note'': your comment/note.... ~~~~
*'''Speedy close''' your reason.... ~~~~

====[[wlink to the author/work or nearest article, if exists|→]] [[WP:EDIT|Edited]] [[WP:MOTD|motto]].====
'''Edit n''' reason for edit, what was changed, etc.. ~~~~

"It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill"Edit

-Wilbur Wright said this, pertaining to how everyone needs to know something to succeed. WolfKanin (talk) 18:59, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Support Gog the Mild (talk) 16:00, 27 February 2020 (UTC)
Support Prairie Astronomer (talk) 21:55, 11 March 2020 (UTC)
Support - Flori4nK tc 10:54, 3 July 2020 (UTC)

Faber est quisque Vicipaedia suae.Edit

-'Each is the maker of their encyclopedia'. Adapted from a quote of Sallust in a speech to Caesar. JonsterMonster (talk) 05:06, 20 March 2019 (UTC)

Support - nicely quirky. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:01, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. Study hard, be evilEdit

Unknown. Landryoliver (talk) 02:36, 6 January 2019 (UTC)

Support - I love it! (I have tweaked it into sentence case.) Gog the Mild (talk) 16:03, 27 February 2020 (UTC)

"We do have a lot in common. The same Earth, the same air, the same sky. Maybe if we started looking at what's the same instead of what's different... well, who knows?"Edit

-Meowth says this in Pokemon: The First Movie. Definitely words to live by. WikiSquirrel42 (talk) 00:59, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

If you can't create or help in an article, kick rocks!Edit

This came into my mind when I was researching for my homework. I modified it to make it related to Wikipedia. Democratics (talk) 08:47, 3 July 2016 (UTC)

If questionable questions are not questioned, questioning will occur.Edit

User:Nikolaiho20:10, 7 February 2016

Luke, Join the Dark Side. It's Really Really Cool!Edit

Made me laugh the first time I heard this. TF { Contribs } 15:06, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Does anyone know of any shortcuts for the wikipediaholism page? TF { Contribs } 15:08, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
WP:WHT Eman235/talk 21:57, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Luke, Join the Dark Side. It's Really Really Cool!Edit

Edit 1: adds links TF { Contribs } 10:36, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

The Wiki is not the World.Edit

By analogy with "the map is not the territory".

Almonaster (talk) 05:32, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Support: An interesting take-off from "the map is not the territory". Ventric (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit Wikipedia, edit the world!Edit

BlAcKhAt9(9 (talk) 18:25, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Support A nice riff on Hack the Planet! or something of the like. Ventric (talk) 01:58, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

• Wikipedia pro omnibus, omnes pro Wikipedia • derived from Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro unoEdit

Since there was no reaction to: Has this motto been suggested before? this might be a better place to ask Lotje (talk) 15:35, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

"i am manado, i was here from the beginning and now i will proclaim the end. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Okamialvis (talkcontribs) 19:04, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Lacking relatable language. Latin is cool, but this is not. Ventric (talk) 21:18, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

• Just because something is funny, it doesn't mean that it it's not important.
• Just because something is important, it doesn't mean that it's not funny.
One of the few things worth taking seriously is humor.

From Mick Goodrick's book The Advancing Guitarist, where he sets you up for some examples of "the effective use of space" in music, and presents you with a nearly blank page.

It's a useful reminder not to take yourself too seriously, and that humorous essays do have a use. Eman235/talk 14:08, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Yet I'll not shed her blood;
Nor soar that whiter skin of hers than snow,
And smooth as monumental alabaster.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Othello (1565), Act V, Scene II. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 15:34, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Kid — the next time I say, 'Let's go someplace like Bolivia', let's go someplace like Bolivia.Edit

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 11:27, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Thou who hast
The fatal gift of beauty.

Lord George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1818), Canto IV. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:02, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Except for a single, very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four million year old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin and purpose still a total mystery.Edit

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:56, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

A rosebud set with little wilful thorns.
And sweet as English air could make her, she.

Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892), The Princess: Prologue (1847). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:34, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.Edit

The Blues Brothers (1978). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:17, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night
Like a rich jewel in an Ethiop's ear.

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene V (1597). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:10, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done. It's a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.Edit

A Tale of Two Cities (1935), based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Old as I am, for ladies' love unfit,
The power of beauty I remember yet.

John Dryden (1631–1700), Fables, Ancient and Modern (1700), "Cymon and Iphigenia (From Boccace)". –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

— "I'm in love with you." — "Snap out of it!"Edit

Moonstruck (1987). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:38, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.Edit

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), As You Like It, Act I, Scene III (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:26, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

  • Support I enjoy this one. Ventric (talk) 21:18, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
Yup, definitely like this one, despite my mild contempt for anything Shakespearean. Ghinga7 (talk) 18:28, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Well, if you get a good break, you'll be out of Tehachapi in 20 years and you can come back to me then. I hope they don't hang you, precious, by that sweet neck... Yes, angel, I'm gonna send you over. The chances are you'll get off with life. That means if you're a good girl, you'll be out in 20 years. I'll be waiting for you. If they hang you, I'll always remember you.Edit

The Maltese Falcon (1931). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 10:26, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

And she is fair, and fairer than that word.Edit

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Scene I (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:20, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm such a fool, such an old fool. These are only tears of gratitude — an old maid's gratitude for the crumbs offered...You see, no one ever called me darling before.Edit

Now, Voyager (1942). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:11, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Is she not passing fair?Edit

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, Scene IV (1623). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:24, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

I didn't recognize you. You should lay off those candy bars...You're a mess, honey.Edit

Touch of Evil (1958). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:17, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Non sum qualis eram
("I am not what I was")

Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65–8 BC), Carmina 4/1:3. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 09:11, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Never be it said
That Fate itself could awe the soul of Richard.
Hence, babbling dreams; you threaten here in vain;
Conscience, avaunt, Richard's himself again!
Hark! the shrill trumpet sounds. To horse! away!
My soul's in arms, and eager for the fray.

Colley Cibber (1671–1757), Shakespeare's Richard III (Altered), Act V, Scene III.

No patty fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times.Edit

The Quiet Man (1952). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:57, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Unidentifiable and vague. Ventric (talk) 21:20, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Non qui parum habet, set qui plus cupit, pauper est
("It is not he who has little, but he who wants more, who is the pauper")

Seneca the Younger, Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, 2:6. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:27, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Non qui parum habet, set qui plus cupit, pauper est
("It is not he who has little, but he who wants more, who is the pauper")

Edit 1 with a different set of links. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:27, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

We must have bloody noses and cracked crowns,
And pass them current too. God's me, my horse!

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Henry IV, Part 1 (1598), act 2, scene 3. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 08:07, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Frau Bleucher.Edit

Young Frankenstein (1974). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:57, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Non possunt primi esse omnes omni in tempore
("Not everyone can occupy the first rank forever")

Decimus Laberius (c. 105 – 43 BC). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:30, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Fight, gentlemen of England! fight, bold yeomen!
Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head!
Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood;
Amaze the welkin with your broken staves!

William Shakespeare (1564–1616), Richard III, act V, scene VIII. –pjoef (talkcontribs) 07:16, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Did you ever reach a point in your life, where you say to yourself: 'This is the best I'm ever going to look, the best I'm ever going to feel, the best I'm ever going to do', and it ain't that great?Edit

City Slickers (1991). –pjoef (talkcontribs) 06:58, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose Memorable scene in the movie, but taken without all that context it's just whiny and depressing. Peter J. Mello (talk) 06:42, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.Edit

Vanilla Sky (2001) DrkBlueXG (talk) 20:49, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Support Great one. Ventric (talk) 21:21, 8 April 2016 (UTC)
  • Support Hard to think of a way this isn't perfectly suited to the project. Peter J. Mello (talk) 06:38, 4 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Support short and sweet. Jake (talk) 06:42, 26 August 2018 (UTC)