Random Quotes with Studio Editors

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It’s always a lively affair here at the Demand Media office — dogs often parade down the hallways, the candy corner brims with the latest sugary confections and conference rooms showcase light-bulb-moment ideas on white boards. Despite these many (and other) distractions, everyone is hard at work, furiously typing away on their keyboards. And while the Studio editors lose themselves in their respective sections and responsibilities, what better way to break the monotony then by proposing the following question: “Off the top of your head, can you recite one of your favorite quotes?”
Let’s see what was on their minds …

Brian Klonoski

Brian’s quote comes from Frank Darabont’s the Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) confides this memorable quote to Ellis Boyd ‘Red’ Redding (Morgan Freeman). Inspirational? You bet. By the way, if you haven’t already seen this movie please stop whatever it is you’re doing and go watch it. Yes, it’s that good.

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Brooks Huber

We can all learn a thing or two from Fox’s The Simpsons. If you’re like me, and you grew up watching the series, you can easily conjure up at least a dozen or so quotes on the spot. With so many memorable moments in the series, it’s hard to pick just one, but this quote about vegetarians vs. meat eaters will always echo loudly in my ears.

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Tiffany Lin

While Russel Peters uses this quote to humorously sum up what it’s like to haggle with a store owner (“best price — take it … and go”), I love this call-to-action because it aptly applies to almost every situation in life — big or small — while taking the very human tendency to overthink out of the picture. From running with a brilliant idea you just thought of to deciding to make the most out of a challenge, and fighting back road rage to contemplating if you want to eat that second doughnut, you have the option to take it and go (or not). Accept the situation for what it is, or do something to change it.

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Tim Edmundson

When Tim first informed me his quote hails from Slaughterhouse Five, I must admit it raised an eyebrow. In fact, I had to Google the origins of Slaughterhouse Five (embarrassing, I know). I’m especially partial to this quote because it’s relatable to nearly every single scenario I can think of. Just lost the World Series? “So it goes.” The love of your life doesn’t know you exist? “So it goes.”
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Reina Glenn

According to Mr. Darcy and Caroline Bingley in the 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, an “accomplished” woman must be able to sing, dance, read, write, play an instrument, speak multiple languages and have a general aura of wonder. Basically, she’s a superhero. To this, Lizzy replies:

Reina … and that’s Reina’s favorite line of the movie.

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