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Old 12-31-2009, 11:19 PM
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:25 AM
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Lightbulb Busyness

OK, finally found it. Here's the busyness quote, with only a 3.5% solve rate.

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another - and ourselves. - Jack Kornfield

Remember, you've already used the I. There's another quote with this spelling somewhere. If anyone knows it, please post.
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Cold hopes swarm like worms within our living clay. - Percy Shelley

6.3% solve rate, 330 second average. Laura's record, 43 seconds.
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I get really frustrated with Alexander Pope's archaic, backward grammatical style. It's like Yoda smoked a fattie and decided to write some poetry. If quotations are worthy of the annals of time I think they should at least be grammatically sound. Forgive me if I have offended any Pope fans but this guy just isn't my cup of tea at all.
"...Yoda smoked a fattie and wrote some poetry..." !! Thought I was going to wet myself!
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:58 AM
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Default The two non-English quotes

Dios tarda pero no olvida - God delays but doesn't forget.

Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.)

Both listed as Proverbs
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This one had four of us going last night for over an hour. Hurray to Pootie for finally cracking it!

"Know safety, no injury. No safety, know injury." Unattributed
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Default obnoxiously difficult quotes

I guess I am just "under-read" but henry fielding always gets me with this one...took me over 6 minutes!

"Thwackum was for doing justice, and leaving mercy to Heaven. "
Henry Fielding

Who is named Thwackum anyway!
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:45 PM
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who goes aborrowing goes asorrowing

Now I remember that quote being first entered as...
He who goes a'borrowing goes a'sorrowing.

Emphasis on the '

Here is the earliest entry I could find for that quote...
He that goeth a borowynge goeth a sorowynge.
[1545 R. Taverner tr. Erasmus' Adages (ed. 2) 46V]

Later it was changed to include a- and also a', then finally the punctuation was removed.

My beef here is if it was originally entered on the site with the ' in it. Why remove it?
Its a killer quote and its much more recognizeable with the ' than without it.
Please put the ' back in. The avg solve time for that quote is 228 seconds.
I dislike that quote.

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"The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens." - Unattributed

4.9% solve rate, 283 second average.

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