Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #356: What Predators Fear

“It’s not what you did, son, that angers me so. It’s who you did it to.” “Who? The f****** nobody?” “That ‘f****** nobody’… is John Wick.” – Viggo Tarasov & Iosef Tarasov, John Wick I have not actually seen this … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #355: What Life Is

“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – Westley/The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Princess Bride The exact circumstances surrounding this quote are slightly complicated and, I think, actually a little distracting from the point it makes. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #354: Pain and Love

“A rock feels no pain, and an island never cries.” – from “I Am a Rock,” by Simon & Garfunkel Neither does the rock feel joy, nor does the island ever laugh. This is one the saddest songs I have … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #353: Know Your God

“He doesn’t want to know anything about his god… It would mean he staked it all on something and was wrong, and some people just don’t deal well with the thought that they tried and failed.” – Thom, An Inheritance of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #352: People Choose

“I guess we both need to remember that whatever’s happening in our heads, whatever it was that created us, we get to choose. That’s what makes us people, Syl.” – Kaladin Stormblessed, Rhythm of War The Stormlight Archive, by Brandon … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #351: Solve the Problem

“If we wait around for the powers that be to solve the problem, we’re all doomed.” – Stricken, Monster Hunter Bloodlines Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia Stricken is one of those characters who everyone loves to hate and hates … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #350: Better Than Right

“You need to know, Willard, we’re good folks around here… With all the bother we’ve given you, it’s just the way we’ve been brought up. It’s us trying to do what we think is right.” – Waterman, The Fighting Preacher … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #349: Death and Judgment

“Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.” – Gandalf, The Lord … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #348: Adversity, Blood, and Choice

“Whether or not you had parents, or a home, or any creature comforts, you had the blood of Zeus running through your veins. You could have done anything with your lives. Adversity is a tool. Push against it. Rise above … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #347: What to Not Care About

“Don’t matter what you look like Don’t matter what you wear How many rings you got on your finger We don’t care, no, we don’t care!” – from “Dig a Little Deeper,” from The Princess and the Frog The story … Continue reading

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