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Posted on 2007.04.16 at 22:00

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leonardii at 2007-06-13 17:05 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Smakdown/guy time

Well now, good for you... on all accounts.

I just hope your man is still alive after you get through with him. You know, even the best of us need some time to recover. :)

Yeah, I quote lots of things... famous people, infamous people, people of wisdom, people without wisdom (or any clue at all), The Bible, books (good, bad, and otherwise), movies, and just about anything that can generate something worth quoting.

As you said yourself - I like quoting from Sun Tzu. I do, because he has many words of wisdom that help not only in their context - war, but also in just everyday life. Which some do consider to be "war." For some of us, on some days, it's a battle just to walk out the front door. :)

I'll leave you with one of my most favorite quotes. It's more like a mantra instead of a quote... just because of its purpose. It's called "The Litany Agaist Fear." It comes from the science fiction book "Dune." Without getting too deep - basically in the society within the book, there is a sisterhood known as the Bene Gesserit. You can look up "Dune" and the sisterhood on Wikipedia. It's actually got a really good overview of the entire series and explanation of the setting, characters, technology, etc.

Anyway, the Bene Gesserit are called "witches" because through specialized training of the body and mind, they possess powerful mechanisms to control others through direct manipulation or control themselves in tims of crisis.

So, in times of panic - they call upon the "Litany Against Fear" to calm their nerves and strengthen their powers. I like it because it itself is quite powerful just as it is. I use it quite often, and it does bring a sense of calm.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind killer.
Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I shall remain.

-- Litany Against Fear

snapper521 at 2007-06-14 00:18 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Smakdown/guy time

*laugh*

Yeeeah. :-P There is a reason I've had so many boyfriends. :-D
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