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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:55 pm

Maybe this time it'S H G Wells.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:43 pm

Both good but incorrect guesses.

He could have met H. G. Wells but not Arthur C. Clarke.

He did not particularly care for Wells' style.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:35 pm

Jules Verne
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:34 pm

Yes!
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:46 pm

Can you tell me which figure in which book says it? Or was it from the man speaking as himself?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby tubeswell » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:31 pm

Arneb wrote:Can you tell me which figure in which book says it? Or was it from the man speaking as himself?


Oh - new twists to the game!

Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues under the Sea?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 pm

Arneb wrote:Can you tell me which figure in which book says it? Or was it from the man speaking as himself?

It was my impression that this game required a quote by the person himself.

For example, I would not attribute "O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?" as a quote of William Shakespeare. He certainly wrote it but he, himself was not calling out to Romeo.

Does that make sense? Do I not understand the game?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:39 pm

tubeswell wrote:
Arneb wrote:Can you tell me which figure in which book says it? Or was it from the man speaking as himself?


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Captain Nemo in 20,000 Leagues under the Sea?

Wouldn't that be a different game?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby tubeswell » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:30 am

yes - anyway You made me realise that it couldn't have been Captain Nemo because he wasn't a real life quotee.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Tue Feb 10, 2015 4:07 am

Okay, WHEW! I wasn't trying to be pedantic. I just wanted to be sure I understood the game correctly.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:35 am

Lance, you are right of course #-o

Maybe it was because some of Jules Verne's figures are so obviously alter egos to the author that the border began to blur for me. Also, although I read a lot of Jules Verne in my teens, I wasn't aware he had written much non-fiction or reflections on his own work.

OK, probably too obvious, but definitely worth quoting:
I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. I can do no other than to have compassion for all that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:15 pm

Sounds too modern for Hippocrates.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Мастер » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:40 pm

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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:25 pm

Definitely too modern for Hippocrates, though if your read the Hippocratic Oath, you can't help thinking that a lot of the attitude in the quotation seems to underly the rules enumerated in the oath.

Gandhi is, as we have seen so often here, a good but not a correct guess (the author of the quote was a contemporary of Gandhi's, though).
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:03 am

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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lianachan » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:41 am

Indeed. No bells ringing here at all.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:08 pm

A well-known colleague of mine with a decidedly Christian and humanist background. The term ''reverence for life'' is central to his thinking.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:22 pm

Alsatian-born, therefore grew up German and became French later. He died and is buried where he had the greatest impact as a doctor, which is to say, not at a large and prestigious research institution or anything like that.
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Heid the Ba » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:59 pm

Oh is this the German doctor who went to Africa? Alfred Schweitzer (sp?)?

Edit after checking: Or perhaps his brother Albert?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Arneb » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:00 pm

Albert Schweitzer is the one. He is buried at Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambarene, Gabon. Reverence for life (as God's creation) was the cornerstone of his amplified and generalized modern version of the Christian love thy neighbour/love thy enemy complex.

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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Heid the Ba » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:44 pm

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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lance » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:05 pm

Johnny Cochran?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Мастер » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:12 pm

Lianachan wrote:Indeed. No bells ringing here at all.


So I guess you knew the answer?
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Lianachan » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:32 pm

Мастер wrote:
Lianachan wrote:Indeed. No bells ringing here at all.


So I guess you knew the answer?


On the contrary - I'd never heard of him :(
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Re: Real Life Quotes

Postby Мастер » Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:01 pm

Lianachan wrote:On the contrary - I'd never heard of him :(


I thought it was a pun . . .
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