Category Archives: Sunday’s Wisdom

“Stories teach us how to live, and why.”
– The Storyteller
Arabian Nights

Sunday’s Wisdom #361: Valuable Work

“Sailing a boat cannot be hard.” “If it wasn’t hard, then why would sailors exist? Why would ships need crews?” – Isaac & the Captain, Castlevania Season 3, Episode 2, “The Reparation of My Heart” The complete context of this … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #360: Cruelty and Kindness

“The human race is poisonous and corrupt and should be wiped off the world.” “And yet yesterday, a man gave you a gift and made a joke. But all you really remember is the port authority trying to run you … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #359: Opposing Evil

“For evil bastards to win power, all ordinary people have to do is stand aside and keep quiet. There’s always a choice.” – Trevor Belmont, Castlevania Season 1, Episode 2, “Necropolis” A much wiser and more refined person put it … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #358: Painful Matters

“My suffering is different from yours, and maybe it is less, but it is mine, and I will not listen to you belittle it.” – Princess Zahrah, “the Little Rose,” Spindle, by E.K. Johnston When Zahrah says this, she is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #357: Class Between Classes

“Such idleness, mingled with such insipidity! I should far rather face a volley of rifle-fire than endure many more nights of like company.” – Captain Elizabeth Bennet, Dragons and Decorum from Golden Age and Other Stories, by Naomi Novik To … Continue reading

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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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