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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14664

Los Angeles, California, US

I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

Like if I thought that modeling is an extension of the soul.

Wouldn't I just say--

Modeling is an extension of the soul.

And the someone could quote me...

What is the point of writing, "Modeling is an extension of the soul." -Me

It just seems redundant.

Dec 02 12 03:11 pm Link

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Gabrielle Heather

Posts: 10064

Middle Island, New York, US

K I C K H A M wrote:
I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

Like if I thought that modeling is an extension of the soul.

Wouldn't I just say--

Modeling is an extension of the soul.

And the someone could quote me...

What is the point of writing, "Modeling is an extension of the soul." -Me

It just seems redundant.

they want to feel special in that they believe that may have spoken the words first. Same as copywriting things.

Dec 02 12 03:15 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

K I C K H A M wrote:
I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

Like if I thought that modeling is an extension of the soul.

Wouldn't I just say--

Modeling is an extension of the soul.

And the someone could quote me...

What is the point of writing, "Modeling is an extension of the soul." -Me

It just seems redundant.

never try to find a sense in people behavior
they aren't logical

Dec 02 12 03:15 pm Link

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Gabrielle Heather

Posts: 10064

Middle Island, New York, US

scrymettet wrote:
never try to find a sense in people behavior
they aren't logical

said scrymettet , I guess I didnt need that extra said eh?


edit: or your name.............. Im such a dope

Dec 02 12 03:17 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Gabrielle Heather wrote:

said scrymettet

i am wise and shit

Dec 02 12 03:18 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Gabrielle Heather wrote:

said scrymettet , I guess I didnt need that extra said eh?

smile

Dec 02 12 03:18 pm Link

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Gabrielle Heather

Posts: 10064

Middle Island, New York, US

I failed that assignment. I need spankings

Dec 02 12 03:19 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Gabrielle Heather wrote:
I failed that assignment. I need spankings

big_smile

twice tongue

Dec 02 12 03:20 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

Gabrielle Heather wrote:
..
edit: or your name.............. Im such a dope

you saw a pic of my face, it's post traumatic syndrome

Dec 02 12 03:21 pm Link

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scrymettet

Posts: 32832

Quebec, Quebec, Canada

sorry K...

sad

Dec 02 12 03:22 pm Link

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California Girls Skate

Posts: 343

Los Angeles, California, US

"People are often misquoted on the Internet."
- Abraham Lincoln

Dec 02 12 03:23 pm Link

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Monad Studios

Posts: 10039

Santa Rosa, California, US

They're afraid that if they say something clever people will assume they copied it from somewhere.

- Monad Studios 2012

Dec 02 12 03:25 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 23358

New York, New York, US

K I C K H A M wrote:
I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

Like if I thought that modeling is an extension of the soul.

Wouldn't I just say--

Modeling is an extension of the soul.

And the someone could quote me...

What is the point of writing, "Modeling is an extension of the soul." -Me

It just seems redundant.

To avoid being called on repeating myself, when I say something that is relevant in a discussion, but I know I expressed the thought well somewhere else, I will say "as I said in [another thread]... quote..."

Maybe it's pretentious, but that's how I use my own quotes.

Dec 02 12 03:25 pm Link

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Monad Studios

Posts: 10039

Santa Rosa, California, US

Then there are people who quote their posts from years-old threads, taking it to a whole 'nother level.

Dec 02 12 03:26 pm Link

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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14664

Los Angeles, California, US

udor wrote:

To avoid being called on repeating myself, when I say something that is relevant in a discussion, but I know I expressed the thought well somewhere else, I will say "as I said in [another thread]... quote..."

Maybe it's pretentious, but that's how I use my own quotes.

I think that's a little different.

I'm mainly talking about in profiles and such. smile

Dec 02 12 03:27 pm Link

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Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

K I C K H A M wrote:
I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

Like if I thought that modeling is an extension of the soul.

Wouldn't I just say--

Modeling is an extension of the soul.

And the someone could quote me...

What is the point of writing, "Modeling is an extension of the soul." -Me

It just seems redundant.

"Fetish modeling is like a box of shackles - you never know what you're gonna get tied up with."
- Katarina



On behalf of the Department of redundancy department I would also like to thank you for your redundant comment on redundancy. The Department of redundancy department has considered your thoughts regarding redundancy and decided to award you the Department of redundancy department award of redundancy - the award itsself is naturally redundant, which means you get two.

Dec 02 12 03:29 pm Link

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Lawrence Guy

Posts: 17701

Spring Valley, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

"Fetish modeling is like a box of shackles - you never know what you're gonna get tied up with."
- Katarina



On behalf of the Department of redundancy department I would also like to thank you for your redundant comment on redundancy. The Department of redundancy department has considered your thoughts regarding redundancy and decided to award you the Department of redundancy department award of redundancy - the award itsself is naturally redundant, which means you get two.

yikes

Someone else who knows about the DRD!

*mind blown*

Dec 02 12 03:32 pm Link

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ernst tischler

Posts: 15868

Houston, Texas, US

Katarina N. wrote:
"Fetish modeling is like a box of shackles - you never know what you're gonna get tied up with."
- Katarina

"Quote of the day!"
~ ernst

Dec 02 12 03:33 pm Link

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Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10558

Glendora, California, US

I agree.  If you're saying it, don't add quotes, and certainly don't add "me" at the end. 
Doing so implies the writer is so impressed with their thoughts, they feel others may wish to know who came up with such insightful words.  Adding quotes is unnecessary.  Adding me is unnecessary.  Just say it.

Dec 02 12 03:41 pm Link

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Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

ernst tischler wrote:

"Quote of the day!"
~ ernst

"I hate quotations, tell me what you know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dec 02 12 03:41 pm Link

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Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

Lawrence Guy wrote:
yikes

Someone else who knows about the DRD!

*mind blown*

Well, naturally.
It takes at least two for redundancy.

Plus, DRDs are cute.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/DRD_01.jpg/220px-DRD_01.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b7/DRD_01.jpg/220px-DRD_01.jpg

Dec 02 12 03:43 pm Link

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DougBPhoto

Posts: 39088

Portland, Oregon, US

DougBPhoto wrote:
some utter nonsense

Sadly, this is what I thought this thread was about. tongue

Dec 02 12 03:43 pm Link

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Monad Studios

Posts: 10039

Santa Rosa, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

"I hate quotations, tell me what you know."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life itself is a quotation. ~Jorge Luis Borges

Dec 02 12 03:45 pm Link

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All Yours Photography

Posts: 2414

Toledo, Ohio, US

K I C K H A M wrote:
I've always wondered about this. Why do people quote themselves? Why don't they just write it? Isn't it the job of someone else to quote you?

For the same reason that people write their profile in the 3rd person.  They think that the nice things they're saying about themselves will sound more important if it seems that someone else is saying them.

Dec 02 12 03:45 pm Link

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Russian Katarina II

Posts: 2515

London, England, United Kingdom

All Yours Photography wrote:

For the same reason that people write their profile in the 3rd person.  They think that the nice things they're saying about themselves will sound more important if it seems that someone else is saying them.

Katarina will have her people call your people shortly, to congratulate you on your keen and observant posting.

Dec 02 12 03:49 pm Link

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B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Just my $0.02

wink





Ciao
Stefano
www.stefanobrunesci.com

Dec 02 12 03:56 pm Link

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kitty_empire

Posts: 864

Brighton, England, United Kingdom

"Let people do whatever the hell they want" - Some dude

Dec 02 12 03:56 pm Link

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Good Egg Productions

Posts: 16197

Orlando, Florida, US

intense puppy wrote:
"Let people do whatever the hell they want" - Some dude

I like that rug. It really ties the room together.  -- The Dude

Dec 02 12 04:22 pm Link

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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14664

Los Angeles, California, US

intense puppy wrote:
"Let people do whatever the hell they want" - Some dude

I didn't say they couldn't. I asked why.

Those are two different things.

Dec 02 12 04:51 pm Link

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K I C K H A M

Posts: 14664

Los Angeles, California, US

Katarina N. wrote:

"Fetish modeling is like a box of shackles - you never know what you're gonna get tied up with."
- Katarina



On behalf of the Department of redundancy department I would also like to thank you for your redundant comment on redundancy. The Department of redundancy department has considered your thoughts regarding redundancy and decided to award you the Department of redundancy department award of redundancy - the award itsself is naturally redundant, which means you get two.

http://i.chzbgr.com/completestore/2010/5/7/129177078501735500.jpg

Dec 02 12 04:52 pm Link

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Kincaid Blackwood

Posts: 23481

Los Angeles, California, US

Kincaid Blackwood wrote:
I've no idea what you're talking about.  This thread makes no sense at all.

Dec 02 12 06:07 pm Link

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Marc Damon

Posts: 6562

Biloxi, Mississippi, US

K I C K H A M wrote:

I didn't say they couldn't. I asked why.

Those are two different things.

"Some people feel the need to be self-important" - Me

Dec 02 12 06:26 pm Link

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Ralph Easy

Posts: 6426

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

K I C K H A M wrote:
Why do people quote themselves?

I not only "quote" myself.

I sell them!

http://www.redbubble.com/people/lonelym … g-t-shirts

.

Dec 03 12 05:13 pm Link

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Laurence Moan

Posts: 7806

Huntington Beach, California, US

K I C K H A M wrote:
It just seems redundant.

QFT

Dec 03 12 05:40 pm Link