Wikipedia:Motto of the day/Nominations/In review

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"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 review[edit]

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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]].====
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"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)

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)

Knowledge is power. Power Corrupts. Study Hard, Be evil[edit]

Unknown. Landryoliver (talk) 02:36, 6 January 2019 (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 uno[edit]

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)

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)