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If you could have a signature on this site, what would it be?

Asked by glenjamin (2480 points ) February 15th, 2011

In case you’re unaware, sites like forums allow you to have a ‘signature’ (something that appears at the bottom of every post you make, and can be text, pictures or a combination of the two). This signature is another form of self-expression akin to your avatar. Some people display lyrics to songs, their favorite quotes, or even some funny animated images. These are static and inserted automatically at the bottom of your posts for all to see.

So, if fluther allowed for signatures to be attached to the bottom of your questions and answers, what would yours consist of? Mine would probably be some kind of lyrics, I’ll have to think about it for awhile.

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

If you wanna fly, you gotta give up the shit that weighs you down. (~Toni Morrison).

gailcalled's avatar

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” (Mary Oliver)

“The joy that isn’t shared dies young.” (Anne Sexton)

Michael_Huntington's avatar

“Only death is real” (Tom G Fischer)
“Born to lose, live to win” (Lemmy)

YoBob's avatar

I think I would steal erm… borrow a tag line that my son’s scout master uses for his email:

“The secret of life is not in learning how to survive the storm but rather learning how to dance in the rain.”

janbb's avatar

“For us, there is only the trying….”

This line from T.S. Eliot is my tagline on another site.

bunnygrl's avatar

I’d probubly change mine from time to time :-) any one of these would do…......

“We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars”
Oscar Wilde

“Beware of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!”

“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”
Sarah Williamson

“Any idiot can face a crisis, its the day to day living that can wear us out”.
Anton Checkov

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow.”
Mary Anne Radmacher

”....for those select few…who possess the predisposition, I can teach you how to bewitch the mind and ensnare the senses, I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory and even put a stopper in death.”
Severus Snape in “Harry potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”
or

“Aw Jock… how can people no be like wee dogs eh? Simple. Uncomplicated.”
Hamish MacBeth
“The Great Loch Dubh Salt Robbery”.

edit: this is fun :-) GQ honey <hugs> xx

bunnygrl's avatar

one last quickie before popping off to bed…

“Another urban myth dispelled…. ninjas don’t bounce.”
Batmanuel in “The Tick” (live action series)

night night and sweet dreams honeys
huggles xx

syz's avatar

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” -Gandhi

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” -Groucho Marx

bunnygrl's avatar

@syz wonderful!! GA I love it.
hugs xx

syz's avatar

I also like:

“Beware of people who dislike cats.”
– Irish Proverb

“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.”
– Anonymous

crisw's avatar

My current favorite-

“I’d rather make one dog happy than please all the dogmatists in the world.”
P. Z. Myers

ucme's avatar

Oh i think this would suit just fine :¬)

WasCy's avatar

I have some others (some of them actually more or less optimistic) that I’d use from time to time, but this would probably be the default.

From The New Rome by Robert Buchanan:

The gods are dead, but in their name
Humanity is sold to shame,
While (then as now!) the tinsel’d Priest
Sitteth with robbers at the feast,
Blesses the laden blood-stain’d board,
Weaves garlands round the butcher’s sword,
And poureth freely (now as then)
The sacramental blood of Men!

nebule's avatar

Send me some lovin’ and I’ll pass it forward

bobbinhood's avatar

Don’t squat with spurs on.

I tried to see where this quote came from, and apparently it’s actually a book. I kind of want it.

filmfann's avatar

or maybe it’s the barbiturates

I think I will try that on a few posts

Foolaholic's avatar

It would be the same one I use on other forums. Maybe you recognize it ;)

“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are a million to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.”

-Terry Pratchett

Blondesjon's avatar

Godammit! I CARE!!!

augustlan's avatar

<CRACKS WHIP>

breedmitch's avatar

fuckin mods

AmWiser's avatar

The only people to get even with are those that have helped you.

WasCy's avatar

He who binds to himself a Joy,
Doth the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in Etertnity’s sunrise.

William Blake
=======================

The look of love alarms
Because ‘tis filled with fire;
But the look of soft deceit
Shall win the lover’s hire.

William Blake

gailcalled's avatar

@WasCy : That Blake stanza was introduced to us during my first week at college. In a reguired freshman English comp class, the teacher read the poem, paused and then asked us to do a short exegesis, before any classroom discussion.

I wrote some drippy slop and got my one and only D during my academic career. I have never forgotten those four lines.

seazen's avatar

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.

gailcalled's avatar

My runner-up; Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. Henry David Thoreau

Symbeline's avatar

I guess something about horror. Like…

The darkest souls are not those who choose to remain within the hell of the abyss, but those who walk amongst us. *Dr. Samuel Loomis

Or maybe…

When there is no more room in Hell, the dead shall walk the earth.

Or again…

The angels may not remember what we said here the night…but they sure will remember what we did.

Either that or just a bunch of animated zombies messing around and making a mess.

nebule's avatar

or… “What we seek, at the deepest level, is inwardly to resemble, rather than physically to possess, the objects and places that touch us through their beauty.” Alain de Botton

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