Sometimes I think about it and it makes me smile. It reminds me that this is all part of the journey.
We’re a team of three friends who are trying to make a game and it’s really fun. So we talk about games and stuff. We love quotes and we even have our own “quote-ish” style.
To quote someone is a fairly simple thing. The point is, you can use quotes to add an element to your writing that makes it easier to remember, but you can also use them to make it seem more like you’re quoting someone and add extra meaning. In this example, the quote “This game is so much fun because I’m so much smarter than you” is a little silly, but the meaning of the line is a lot clearer if you’re quoting yourself.
A good example of a quote that’s more about the person who said it, but a little more about the situation than the specific speaker. This is a classic example of what I like to call the “three A’s” of quotes. The first A is the author. The second A is the subject. The third A is the context of the quote. Here’s an example from a friend’s blog.
In this case, the quote is about my friend Matt who posts about his blog from his cell phone. It talks about someone else who posted a quote from a book written by a person he knows and loves. The guy’s wife was killed in a car accident and Matt was left with a terrible guilt. He decided to quote the quote to try and make it a little clearer. To his credit though, he didn’t actually quote himself. That’s the A in quotes.
You can have any context you like in quotes but a quote is the context of the quote. So if it talks about people you know and love, it’ll make it more clear that its a quote from a book. The context of the quote is irrelevant. I could just as easily have said, “I’m always afraid that my wife will get killed. She is the only person I trust with my life.
My wife is a pretty good person. Although I trust her more than I trust any of my other friends, I dont really have that in common with her. It was just me being paranoid.
If I had said, my wife is the only person I trust with my life, I would be pretty pissed off. I would be thinking, she is a complete ass. I dont trust her with my life. But I could easily have said, I trust her more than I trust any of my friends, but I cant because she is the only person I trust with my life.
I think the reason why I do this is because I like to be prepared. If I was to have a conversation with my wife, or my parents, and I just said, I dont trust them with my life, I would be pretty pissed off.