Least favorite quote

@cryox92 (170)
Macedonia
December 4, 2010 6:16pm CST
I see and hear people constantly using quotes. Yes... many of them are wise and funny, and i do believe that everyone has at least one favorite quote. But which quote is your LEAST favorite one? My least favorite is definetly "Every man over forty is a scoundrel." By George Bernard Shaw, i just cant find any sense in it no matter how hard i try ( compared to other quotes at least).
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@maezee (19616)
• United States
5 Dec 10
LOL good idea for a discussion! Hmm..There are a lot that I've heard that I just thought were stupid.. But what I'm thinking are that I REALLY REALLY hate are the typical "Life is like.." metaphor quotes (technically they'd be similies, but eh, not to get technical here..) For example: Life is like a box of chocolates (UM, EXCUSE ME? It is? I like chocolate, especially the kind that comes in a box, but I do not see any resemblance.) Life is like a cherry pie (umm, what???) Life is like a river, it's constantly moving (um.. yes..) Anyway, those are just some stupid examples. These really drive me crazy though, mainly because they are so totally overused that they've gone PAST being OLD and just plain annoying (if you ask me). Life is life. Why do we have to compare it to anything? Besides that, how CAN you compare life to anything - especially something dumb like a box of chocolates. It's like, wow, is your life that simple? Plus, if whoever writes these terrible cliche metaphors for life spent that time they spent WRITING and thinking these up, actually LIVING, instead of trying to think of clever metaphors to sell to the world... Well that would be better. lol. Okay, I think I'm done ranting. And P.S. What kind of quote is "Every man over fourty is a scoundrel?" I feel like that must be some kind of sarcasm or humor.. That is insulting a lot of middle-aged and older men!!! I can clearly see how this might be a fallacy.
@cryox92 (170)
• Macedonia
5 Dec 10
Lol, great choices you've got there, and you're right they are totally overused. No idea whether it's sarcasm or humor but it can definetly insult many people :) .
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
5 Dec 10
Good question. There are several quotes that I really enjoy, and then there is this one that I totally dislike. "It is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all." I just don't see any truth in that quote at all.
@cryox92 (170)
• Macedonia
5 Dec 10
That's a good one, there is really no truth in that one.
@AmbiePam (41967)
• United States
6 Dec 10
The first thing that came to mind when I read your discussion was a quote by Benjamin Franklin (or Aesop if you agree with some people) that is so often repeated: God helps those who help themselves. A lot of people think that comes from the Bible.
@Angelwriter (1957)
• United States
6 Dec 10
I really had to think about this. And, I'm probably still cheating, because it's a saying I've heard a lot, but not from anyone famous, so I don't know if it counts as a quote. Anyway it's, "If you were really sorry, you wouldn't have done (or said)it." But, you can't be sorry for something you didn't do. People who say it seem to believe that no one can ever regret a word or act once it's done. That no one can grow or change or want to make amends - even if they meant whatever they were sorry for at the time. I just think it's a very cynical way of looking at things.
@emerillus (477)
• Philippines
5 Dec 10
how about this,"Let bygones be bygones?" Doesn't make sense too..