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Everyone has a favorite quote. From movies, to books, to human nature, quotable snippets of genius are everywhere. So come on in and share a quote. Then to make it BGG worthy, post a game that the quote may resemble or share a common thread with.

I'll start with a few to get your inspiration fired up. I would appreciate your "thumbs up" so many can participate.
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1. Board Game: Race for the Galaxy [Average Rating:7.80 Overall Rank:23]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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"I know! You construct a weapon. Look around, can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?" - Guy Fleegman, Galaxy Quest
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2. Board Game: Battle Cry: 150th Civil War Anniversary Edition [Average Rating:7.70 Overall Rank:648]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." - Abraham Lincoln

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3. Board Game: Duel of Ages Set 1: Worldspanner [Average Rating:6.63 Overall Rank:1150]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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“I am, indeed, very grateful for your many kind words in my obituary. How such a report started I do not know. I am thankful to say I am in the best of health.” - Annie Oakley
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4. Board Game: Civilization [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:136]
Eddy Richards
Scotland
Allanton
Duns
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What do I think of Western civilisation? I think it would be a good idea.

Gandhi
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5. Board Game: 1st & Goal [Average Rating:6.83 Overall Rank:1186]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner." - Vince Lombardi


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6. Board Game: Cheat [Average Rating:5.09 Overall Rank:10585]
Rik Van Horn
United States
Livonia
New York
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Grandma cheated whenever she could. She cheated because it was a much more scientific and surer way of winning than trusting to luck.
Allan Sherman
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7. Board Game: Heights of Courage [Average Rating:7.53 Overall Rank:3909]
Tim Thorp
United States
Granite Falls
Washington
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"Come on! Come on! Come and get it, baby! Come on! I don't got all day! Come on! Come on! Come on you bastard! Come on, you too! Oh, you want some of this? "
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" Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
-Mark Twain
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8. Board Game: Biblios [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:265]
Johannes cum Grano Salis
United States
Finger Lakes
New York
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"It's not hard to design a game that works, the real challenge is making one that people want to play again and again."--Martin Wallace
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"Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents." -- Arthur Schopenhauer.
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9. Board Game: Writer's Block [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Johannes cum Grano Salis
United States
Finger Lakes
New York
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"It's not hard to design a game that works, the real challenge is making one that people want to play again and again."--Martin Wallace
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I write. Hanging above my desk is this one: "What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure." -- Samuel Johnson
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10. Board Game: Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game [Average Rating:6.98 Overall Rank:409]
Kelly N.
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Richmond
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"All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!" - Sgt. Apone, Aliens
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11. Board Game: TV Trivia Game [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
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"I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book." —Groucho Marx
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12. Board Game: Outburst! [Average Rating:5.77 Overall Rank:4001]
J Weintraub
United States
Commack
New York
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Sturgeon's Law; it never fails: "90% of everything is crap." - Theodore Sturgeon.
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13. Board Game: Time Flies [Average Rating:5.25 Unranked]
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"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." —Groucho Marx
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14. Board Game: Survive: Escape from Atlantis! [Average Rating:7.35 Overall Rank:174]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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"This was no boat accident." - Matt Hooper, Jaws
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15. Board Game: Airlines [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:2272]
Lutz Pietschker
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Berlin
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"I have access to seven planes. Seven is enough for anyone; those who use more are just showing off."
Bartimaeus

(shake OK, I apologize)
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16. Board Game: Headline Deadline [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
 
Lutz Pietschker
Germany
Berlin
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"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams
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17. Board Game: Lion of the North [Average Rating:6.24 Overall Rank:5061]
Gregory Amstutz
United States
Chula Vista
California
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"Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in."

Robert Duval as Hub in Second Hand Lions
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18. Board Game: Big Trouble [Average Rating:3.75 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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I have overtext. Yes I do.
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I have overtext. How 'bout you !
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”I've seen a heap of trouble in my life, and most of it never came to pass.”
Mark Twain
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19. Board Game: Age of Napoleon [Average Rating:6.91 Overall Rank:1106]
Wendell
United States
Twin Cities
Minnesota
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Renowned philosopher, savant, and left-handed baseball pitcher Vernon Louis Gomez - better known as Lefty Gomez - said: "I'd rather be lucky than good."

And Napoleon reportedly always asked of generals, "But is he lucky?"
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20. Board Game: Ego Trip [Average Rating:3.33 Unranked]
Josh
Canada
Cambridge
Ontario
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“Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.” -Bukowski
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“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” -Friedrich Nietzsche
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I've always wanted to come up with a crackerjack quote of my own. Here are a few that I've been cooking up:


If I strive for perfection and fall short, perhaps I will merely achieve greatness.


You can tell how easy a person’s life is by the things they complain about.


If you attempt to live your life in such a manner that nothing painful or bad will happen to you, it is quite likely that nothing great or joyful will happen to you either.


There are two events in life on which people spend extremely excessive amounts of money: weddings and funerals.


Dipping a knife into a just-opened jar of peanut butter must rank amongst life's greatest simple pleasures.


I suspect that if a guy does a good deed for a hot chick, it won't count toward his future heavenly reward.


Lady Luck is a whore, and I am her bitch.


Of course, there is also this one from Voltaire: "A witty saying proves nothing."
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21. Board Game: Panzer General: Allied Assault [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:2986]
Kelly N.
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Richmond
Texas
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"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?" Oddball, Kelly's Heroes
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22. Board Game: Rex: Final Days of an Empire [Average Rating:7.24 Overall Rank:387]
Kelly N.
United States
Richmond
Texas
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"Not in the mood? Mood's a thing for cattle and loveplay, not fighting!" - Gurney Halleck, Dune
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23. Board Game: 1, 2, 3: Testeroo! [Average Rating:8.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.59 Unranked] [Average Rating:8.59 Unranked]
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Saint Louis
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"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
- Philo
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24. Board Game: The Art of Science [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
Richard Smeltzer
United Kingdom
Leeds
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"Physics is too hard for physicists." - David Hilbert
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25. Board Game: Reversi [Average Rating:5.73 Overall Rank:7797]
Richard Smeltzer
United Kingdom
Leeds
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"When your back's against the wall, it's time to turn round and fight." - John Major (UK Prime Minister 1990-7)
 
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