Hm, let me see *opens up the quote book*
“Beware that, when fighting monsters, you yourself do not become a monster… for when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” by Friedrich Nietzsche
Also, I have a few nice phrases (yeah, I write down those too). I dug this one up while reading about copywriting and how to deal with people criticizing your copy, leaving comments, correcting your sentences, etc.
“… like a thousand monkeys have been let loose on the document with track changes on…”
While we’re at, I found this one when reading about how to be a better writer:
“In writing, as in life, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Then, since currently I hold the position of a copywriter & technical writer in an software development company, I do a lot of research and reading about server environments. Just yesterday, I happen to stumble upon a Reddit thread discussing inherited SQL Servers. Anyhow… I found on of the replies very amusing (and true):
“The fact that you decided to experiment during an outage is a sign of immaturity.
Doing the wrong thing even though you knows it’s the wrong thing is a sign of incompetence. Doing all of this just to placate your ego is a sign of the Dunning Kruger effect in action.”