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30 October 2008

Either way, you are doomed!

I like to use the term 'double edged sword'. When I say those words, it implies that a situation is bad no matter how you look at it. For instance, if you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning high rise building that is doomed to collapse soon, its either you sit there long enough being burnt to black crisp carbon, or take a leap of faith eventually splattering your guts on the hard concrete floor. Either way, you are doomed! Your only chance is to pray for superman to come to your rescue (this only works if you are lana lang). Other than that, the best you can hope for is people to remember your meaningless insignificant life after your death.
While doing nothing at home, I found some really cool quotes that paints the picture of a 'double edged sword'. [And no, none of them are related to relationships, sexual desires, triangular love, pregnancy or women in general]

Here are 10 quotes for your amusement:
[All quotes are obtained from Magic the Gathering]

"Don't try to outrun one of Dominaria's grizzlies; it'll catch you, knock you down, and eat you. Of course, you could run up a tree. In that case, you'll get a nice view before it knocks the tree down and eats you."
---- Grizzly Bears

"If you're smaller than the anaconda, it considers you food. If you're larger than the anaconda, it considers you a lot of food."
---- Anaconda

"One pounce, she's hungry - you die quickly. Two, she's teaching her cubs - you're in for a long day."
---- Pouncing Jaguar

"If you find yourself and a friend being chased by a king cheetah, you have but one chance: Trip your friend."
---- Suq'Ata wisdom

"I order you to volunteer."
---- Skirk Drill Sargent

"Those who seek to escape her blades succeed only in dying on their stomachs."
---- Bramblewood Paragon

"The enemy has been destroyed, sir. So has the forest, the city, your palace, your dog."
---- Keldon Soldier (obliterate)

"Boggarts divide the world into two categories: things you can eat, and things you have to chase down and pummel before you can eat."
---- Bloodmark Mentor

"Three knights see a mighty quarry. The dragon sees breakfast, lunch, and dinner."
---- Hunted Dragon

"All must fall, and those who stand the tallest, fall the hardest."
---- Virtue's Ruin


Have you heard of any good quotes describing the scenario of a "double edged sword" lately?


Related Stuff:
Yesterday, I manage to pick up a useful tip from a creative writer, Cmate.
Add descriptive words to your sentences.

Watch how I transform the following sentence:
Original: If you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning building, its either you slowly burn yourself to death or take an instant fall to your death.

Modified: If you are trapped in the 44th floor of a burning high rise building that is doomed to collapse soon, its either you sit there long enough being burnt to black crisp carbon, or take a leap of faith eventually splattering your guts on the hard concrete floor.


[Top Comment by AlphaWhale]
I always considered a double edged sword as a situation in which both the party attacking or taking action and the one undergoing the action suffers. That is to say: what you do unto another you are doing unto yourself. Shone a different light on that saying anyhow :)

10 comments:

acura said...

Very good especially the one from the pouncing jaguar.

JC said...

cool quotes !
and guess you got good plus great tips from the creative writer. It sounds cool too~ LOL

Anyways, thanks for the comment you left in my blog. But I think I rather stay as a good boy as how I am now. LOL, instead of being corrupted.

Cmate said...

Man, you learn faster than I could implement what I preach myself!!

:)

Alpha Whale said...

I always considered a double edged sword as a situation in which both the party attacking or taking action and the one undergoing the action suffers. That is to say: what you do unto another you are doing unto yourself.

Shone a different light on that saying anyhow :)

Tekkaus said...

I like to use that phrase too. Double-edged sword! =)

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daniel said...

Good one, Kif. I just can't stop laughing at the pouncing jaguar.

munytang said...

i see u are a magic:the gathering player/collector?
All quotes above are from one set or another... ah... i miss the game.

usws said...

Hmm, never thought of a 'double edged sword' that way before. Usually, it's like.. something that can be both a boon or a bane to you? This is more like a no-win situation kind of thing. Love the first quote about the grizzly bear anyhow. XD

p.s. Nope, i'm just acting smart.

Hiakz said...

Love the quotes...