The Standard Ripostes

The Scribe’s Go-to Responses to This and That in the Day-To-Day


Free will looking forward; fate looking back.

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Live and learn, die anyway.

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Didn’t ask to be here; ain’t prayin’ to be staying.

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If I knew I wasn’t going to wake up tomorrow morning, I’d go to bed early.

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A good idea belongs to everyone.

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It is much less about how you begin than how you end.

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Older than the stars; younger than the moment.

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Carbs in, carbs out.

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How am I doing? Well enough.

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Rich man’s life on a dime.

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We are all walking the same stage in different universes.

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Might makes right.

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You can do anything some of the time, but you can’t do anything all of the time.

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The Dark Side ain’t dark to me.

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Don’t know, don’t care.

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What am I doing? As little as possible as often as possible.

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Every rose fades.

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What doesn’t kill you today will take another stab at it tomorrow.

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The Boy Scout who never was.

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Know Why and Who, but not What.

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Love my kids too much to bring them here.

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Five, ten, twenty, thirty years … five, ten, twenty, thirty minutes … who knows?

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Blood may be thicker than water, but it ain’t that much thicker.

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The Golden Rule is all you need; everything else is redundant.

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Got a good statistical sample.

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Little dick, big truck.

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Was driving a tractor when I was eight years old.

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We are all cousins of the same puddle.

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“Well enough,” the answer to the “How am I doing?” patter.

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Sally on, Brave Knight.

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All my dire predictions are usually punctuated by: “I’ll be glad to be wrong.”

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Anonymity is the first line of defense.

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The land of wishful thinking.

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No boubt adout it.

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Win some, lose some, win more later.

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Some get a royal flush, some not even a high card.

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I am a human being who happened to be born in Amerik​a.​

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Rent is freedom.

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Physical health is the only real wealth.

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Good luck with that.

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There are hotter places, there are colder places.

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It’s your world now, I relinquish all command and control, good luck.

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It would be interesting to watch the autopsy.

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Ciao for now.

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It has been interesting, but I would never do this to my Self again.

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Oblivion, my favorite.

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You bu​y​ cheap, you buy two or three times.

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A leader can only lead where followers will follow.

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Pleasure is the absence of pain and bother.

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There is nothing that you are going to do that I have not done, seen done, or thought about doing.

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Life, it’ll kill ya.

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You make me laugh plenty hah-hah hard, Pilgrim.

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Pay attention, you might live longer.

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Pity the young.

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I bask in envy.

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Another thing I desperately don’t need.

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Always look back.

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I have worked very hard to be this lazy.

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Waiting for the Reaper.

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It is the same today as it was yesterday as it will be tomorrow

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A Christmas Tree is dying to come home with you.

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I brake for tailgaters.

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An empty bladder and a full mag.

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Yowza!

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Wallahoo!

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Ciao, ciao.

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Holy Schmoley, Batman.


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The Standard Ripostes
The Scribe’s Go-to Responses to This and That in the Day-To-Day
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