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Gary Gygax Quotes and Sayings

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I foresee online gaming changing when there are good
audio-visual links connecting the participants,
thus approximating play in a face-to-face group.
- Gary Gygax

Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire,
and it screamed.
It's a game!
The magic spells in it are as real as the gold.
Try retiring on that stuff.
- Gary Gygax

I wasn't popular in the home office because I wasn't chicken.
I'm just a risk taker.
I have gut instincts.
- Gary Gygax

There's a call to adventure.
It's something in the inner psyche of humanity,
particularly males.
- Gary Gygax

 

The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group,
cooperative experience.
- Gary Gygax

Random chance plays a huge part in everybody's life.
- Gary Gygax

Outside of the mindless sitcoms that the networks thrive on,
people able to think generally consider most entertainment
is escape in one form or another.
- Gary Gygax

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The secret we should never let the gamemasters know
is that they don't need any rules.
- Gary Gygax

There is no winning or losing, but rather the value
is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character
in whatever genre you're involved in,
whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West,
secret agenst or whatever else.
You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.
- Gary Gygax

When AI approximates Machine Intelligence,
then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity.
Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,'
any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.
- Gary Gygax

Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies,
learn behavior from observation, imitation,
and encouragement of various kinds.
So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.
- Gary Gygax

Gaming in general is a male thing.
It isn't that gaming is designed to exclude women.
Everybody who's tried to design a game to interest
a large female audience has failed.
And I think that has to do with the different thinking
processes of men and women.
- Gary Gygax

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall.
He will end by destroying the earth.
- Albert Schweitzer

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable,
and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable,
solutions are not.
- Isaac Asimov

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers:
good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

The mind cannot foresee its own advance.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Neither gods nor men can foresee when an evil deed will bear its fruit.
- Bodhidharma

The most important of all rights is the right to life,
and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals
will be granted that right in law.
- J. M. Coetzee

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance
would be rich for thousands of years.
- Thomas Carlyle

I have been blessed to see visions of eternity;
and events in my future that have been important for me to foresee,
have been revealed to me.
- Clayton Christensen

It is far better to foresee even without certainty
than not to foresee at all.
- Henri Poincare

I can't say I can foresee the future and tell the stars,
you know.
But I do have an understanding for my own reality,
just elements and things that I've learned from.
- Jenna Elfman

Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger
than the person that is in the world;
but it is impossible to foresee this,
it is impossible to be warned.
- James A. Baldwin

I foresee the day when we shall read nothing but telegrams and prayers.
- Emile M. Cioran

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell,
and you can foresee the future, too.
- Marcus Aurelius

The future will be determined in part by happenings
that it is impossible to foresee;
it will also be influenced by trends that are now existent and observable.
- Emily Greene Balch

The dog is almost human in its demand for living interest,
yet fatally less than human in its inability to foresee.
- Robert Falcon Scott

The art of statesmanship is to foresee the inevitable
and to expedite its occurrence.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Good teachers make the best of a pupil's means;
great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
- Maria Callas

I foresee that man will resign himself each day to new abominations,
and soon that only bandits and soldiers will be left.
- Jorge Luis Borges

We have made mistakes.
In our haste to do all things for all people,
we did not foresee the full consequences of our actions.
And when the people raised their voices,
we didn't hear.
But our deafness was only a temporary condition,
and not an irreversible condition.
- Barbara Jordan

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference,
ignore the small daily differences we can make which,
over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
- Marian Wright Edelman

You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one.
I don't believe in little plans.
I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which
we can't possibly foresee now.
- Harry S. Truman

Also a great part of Polish industry proved to have
existed only to support the Soviet military industry,
and it became superfluous and incapable of being transformed into anything else.
We did not foresee that or the magnitude of these phenomena.
- Andrzej Wajda

When my job was attempting to predict future economic
developments for the Shell oil company,
I was frequently reminded of an Arabic saying:
'Those who claim to foresee the future are lying,
even if by chance they are later proved right.'
- Vince Cable

I foresee the Chinese ruling the world.
What are you going to do to stop it? No president of
the United States will ever have enough power to stop
the Chinese when they want to take over the world.
- Evel Knievel

All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way.
People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes,
and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.
- George Orwell

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is
safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance.
In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee,
we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
- E. M. Forster

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man
are fixed upon the same creation;
but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb


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