Quote of the Day (2018)


01. January
02. February
03. March
04. April
05. May
06. June
07. July
08. August
09. September
10. October
11. November
12. December


January 1: “Best Falco lasers on netplay.” -KnowUrEnemy
January 2: “Barfi? That’s a bit of an unfortunate name for a food…” -Andrew Morrison
January 3: “You should speak more. If you never speak… you’ll never get a girlfriend.” -Joanne Lee
January 4: “I feel like you’re driving really well for how much it’s raining.” -Lisa Choi
January 5: “David’s obsessed with my sister.” -Jiwoon Choi
January 6: “It’s really ugly…” “Just like you.” -Me, my mom (respectively)
January 7: “I don’t want to have this conversation with you right now.” -ES
January 8: “The past isn’t the past if it’s still negatively affecting your future.” -Pastor David Staples
January 9: “Catan milk chocolate game? That’ll leave a bad taste in my mouth.” -me
January 10: “Wow, that was deep, Lukas.” -Lukas Majercak
January 11: “You’re unusually perceptive about stuff like that.” -Yoseph Kim
January 12: “African Native Cockroach Casserole?” -Cole Shin
January 13: “Yes, the truth is important and you have to speak it, but it’s more important to speak the truth with grace.” -Pastor James Hayes
January 14: “A lot of the time, practice is a long form of convincing yourself that you can do it.” -Victor Wooten (source)
January 15: “I’m sorry for swearing, but I’m just really frustrated by this.” -JY
January 16: “Red sauce?” “Your name is Rich? Okay.” -Dad, guy at Mod Pizza
January 17: “PacMan is dead.” -Tomek Niedabylski
January 18: “In case anything happens…” -Jiwoon Choi
January 19: “The most handsome boy on the team!” “Me?” -Tao Zhang; me
January 20: “I’m at my wit’s end, here.” -Brandon Hodgen
January 21: “We got some emails saying that the singles feel like they’re being treated as second-class citizens. We didn’t know that was going on.” -Pastor David Staples
January 22: “I am disheartened to find that I don’t have a quote of the day yet.” -Vladimir Sanchez
January 23: “I just didn’t see that. …that was a blunder. Good game.” -Andrew Morrison
January 24: “How can we help you make better progress?” -Jack Zhang
January 25: “Y’know, when it comes to talking about code.. you’re probably one of the most mature people I’ve talked to.” -Bryan Apellanes
January 26: “I do not. I do not. I do not. I do not. I do…not.” -Jiwoon Choi
January 27: “Worship is the realization of your inability to live out this Christian life and that you need Jesus to help you.”
January 28: “You cannot exhale what you haven’t inhaled.” -Pastor David Staples
January 29: “Care to go a little deeper?” -Inigo Goiri
January 30: “I think it’s for FTEs only…” -Shansi Ren
January 31: “Have you ever been to Chicka Filla? Apparently it’s really good. There’s always a line.” -Bill Xu


February 1: “It’s good to be loved. It’s profound to be understood.” -Portia de Rossi
February 2: “Human are terrible creatures.” -Eden
February 3: “Yeah… I was bored this morning.” -Angel Lee
February 4: “You’re a mumbler.” -Lisa Choi
February 5: “Oh, you know what I realized? I don’t care about cultural issues. Like, not even a little bit.” -Yoseph Kim
February 6: “I think progress has been going very well.” -Shansi Ren
February 7: “The fool is the precursor to the savior.” -Dr. Jordan Peterson
February 8: “Wow, you’re here late.” -Andrew Morrison
February 9: “If dolphins had thumbs, they would rule the sea.” -Matthew Nolet
February 10: “Blobby boi” -Soojin Lee
February 11: “I had LDZ today.” -Kevin Wang
February 12: “They’re like cats.” -Neriah Yoo
February 13: “You guys do this daily?” -Vinay Deshpande
February 14: “I’m going to keep bothering you about it.” -Sam Sharkey, talking about nSuns
February 15: “Matthew, are you okay? You’ve been pretty quiet.” “Yeah… I’m just thinking about tech traps.” -Samson Geberegeorgis; Matthew Nolet
February 16: “Literally every part of this JSON object is offensive.” -Andrew Morrison
February 17: “Well, at least it’s a game he doesn’t like…” -Wang
February 18: “Expect the best, prepare for the worst.”
February 19: “No johns.” -LG
February 20: “I’m really impressed. You guys got the lowest time for this room.” -Escape room host
February 21: “I don’t think I’m a better player than you.” -Nail
February 22: “Today has been pretty tight.” -Samson Geberegeorgis
February 23: “Wholesale slaughter of unwanted animals is totally the right move.” -Yoseph Kim
February 24: “你有良心嗎?” -mom
February 25: “You’re in the upper echelons of gaming.” -Eric Go
February 26: “Real work and real satisfaction comes from going deep into something and staying there for a long long timr[sic].” -oloaP
February 27: “You have to be more proactive.” -Shansi Ren
February 28: “I’m pretty sure you can also tell that Jack is not happy…” -Anbang Hu


March 1: “I love nature, but I prefer driving to it.” -Chris Shin
March 2: “I’m not feisty, I’m docile.” -Eunice Sun
March 3: “See? Mommy is still useful.” -Aunt Dudu
March 4: “We need to grow up.” -David Staples
March 5: “Is it going to be on your blog?” -John Lee
March 6: “Star Realms?” -Rayen Acode
March 7: “Oh okay, you go to A.” –proceeds to run into the elevator doors– Shansi Ren
March 8: “Your lips are red because you shaved without shaving cream this morning.”
March 9: “The bass player is the point guard of the band.” -Flea
March 10: “You know how there’s lecture and quiz section? Church is like lecture; small group is like quiz section.” -me
March 11: “Just wanted to say you’ve been so good on the keys!” -Hanna Oh
March 12: “I took a nap at work today. I think we all did.” -Kyle Oshiro
March 13: “Thou, O God, dost sell us all good things at the price of labour.” -Leonardo da Vinci
March 14: “Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky
March 15: “Checkmate.” -Sam Sharkey
March 16: “You do know harmony… right?” -Gina Kim
March 17: “He looks like he’d fall over if you pushed him.” “I.. push him.” -Brandon Hodgen; Yoseph Kim
March 18: “My boyfriend was killed by a drunk driver on the way home from my birthday party. It’s been the worst week of my life.” -waitress at Azul
March 19: “Life’s too short to be bored at work.”
March 20: “You guys crack me up.” -Escape room host
March 21: “Sometimes the most important teams are the smallest ones.” -Kai Liu
March 22: “It doesn’t take a Rockerfeller to help a fella.”
March 23: “French people love to protest.” -Lukas Majercak
March 24: “Your mom is…different.” -Sarah Im
March 25: “Babies are pretty heavy.” “Yeah, they’re like silly bricks.” -Joshua Braun
March 26: “Try to be open-minded… this is a huge flaw with humanity, to be honest. Let’s be real.” -Armada (link) 
March 27: “Jazz isn’t dead. It just smells funny.” -Frank Zappa
March 28: “I don’t believe we evolve toward being good. I believe that’s by choice.”
March 29: “Welcome to the society.” -Andrew Cross
March 30: “It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there’s nothing more to remove.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
March 31: “Bye! Come back with a man.” -Hanna Oh


April 1: “What do your other parents think?” -Christian Kwon
April 2: “If it is art, it is not for all; if it is for all, it is not art.” -Arnold Schoenberg
April 3: “I realized today my intake has doubled.” -Eric Wang
April 4: Nothing interesting was said on this day.
April 5: “My favorite childhood pastime was being awkward.”
April 6: “Snakes.” -Frank Liu
April 7: “Your ass is tighter than a drum. I can’t live without you.” -Yoseph Kim
April 8: “My poor butt hole…” -Eric Wang
April 9: “You can’t put gameplay on the box.”
April 10: “There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount of risk to playing it safe.” -Bill Burr
April 11: “When a person has nothing to eat, fasting is the smartest thing he could do.” -Herman Hesse, Siddhartha.
April 12: “If you try to perfect this art form, it will eat you alive.” -Travis
April 13: “You can leave me a negative review on Yelp.” -Eden
April 14: “Headlights.”
April 15: “We were made for eternal life.” -Pastor John Staples
April 16: “Music is everything at the same time. Music does not smile or laugh; music does not cry. It laughs and cries at the same time.” -Daniel Barenboim (link).
April 17: “I was looking in the wrong place… I was looking at pictures of my mom, not her uploads…” -Rayen Acode
April 18: “What should I bring?” -Yeaab Sihay
April 19: “We don’t have any long cables. This is Microsoft, not Longcrosoft.” -Tomek
April 20: “Your mission support letter offended me.” -LC
April 21: “Not a song for a typical barbershop chorus… then again, you aren’t a typical barbershop chorus.” -Judge at barbershop competition
April 22: “Happens all the time in this game.” -Terrorbird
April 23: “I won!” -John Lee
April 24: “If you get air in your water main, it makes a sound like your toilet explodes when you flush it.” -Eric Wang
April 25: “Always be unsure of yourself.”
April 26: “A lot of choirs sing really well, but they don’t make music. They just sing.” -Paul Carter
April 27: “But then I can’t sit.” -Hyuk Suh
April 28: “I read a lot of Percy Jackson.” -Jane Lee
April 29: “I wear a bucket!” -Julia Kim
April 30: “Well, I don’t know what other color I ought to be. Perhaps a nice lavender or aqua would do.” -Elsha Eggink


May 1: “Maybe you’re the stick that stirs the drink.” -Andrew Morrison
May 2: “Communism doesn’t work.”
May 3: “Nah, I’m just taking a walk.” -Riley McKinley
May 4: “But I like just sitting and eating.” -Xing Guo
May 5: “Todd.”
May 6: “Do you get the satisfaction I get when shooting?” -Eric Wang
May 7: “I’m so bad at this game…” -Christian Kwon
May 8: “There are two types of reads: brain reads and heart reads.” -Toph
May 9: “This is how I talk to everybody.”
May 10: “How do you typically spend your day?” -Shansi Ren
May 11: “He fell down the stairs…” -Shen shen
May 12: “The bathroom is the only quiet place I have here…” -Yvonne Fu
May 13: “Don’t take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” -Elbert Hubbard
May 14: “The Gamecube? It’s here for research purposes.”
May 15: “Are you serious? That’s not a lot at all.” -Vineet
May 16: “It’s a summer-y… summary of summer.” -Lukas Majercak
May 17: “Even though the lyrical content may be intimate and personal, the sound must be shared with the universe.” -Riley McKinley
May 18: “Can you play more simply? It’s giving me a headache.” -Gina Lee
May 19: “Can you play a real character?” -some guy on netplay
May 20: “Maybe I’ll be [Eric’s] housewife.” -Kevin Wang
May 21: “You look like you’re bored. Really bored.” -Lukas Majercak
May 22: “At school and went to the bathroom. Felt unsafe without my backpack.” -Kevin Wang
May 23: “I’d honestly say that the fact that apple products are so popular shows that the world don’t care about how good their products are.” -me
May 24: John Peter Bain
May 25: “Christians care about all suffering. Else they have a defective heart or a flameless hell.” -John Piper
May 26: “This was a great Saturday.” -Wu-gene Hong
May 27: “We burned through those patties really quickly.” “No, you did.” -Christian Kwon; me
May 28: “We have come to the conclusion that this is not a real kitchen.”
May 29: “I didn’t think anyone at Microsoft was making that little.” -Jack Zhang
May 30: “Still peanuts.” -Kevin Wang
May 31: “This is the most unnatural vibe I’ve gotten from any place I’ve lived.” -Ni’Ko Boston


June 1: “So you’re the worst person to become friends with.” -Alexandra Bertagnolli
June 2: “Oh man, that’s crispy.” -Brandon Hodgens
June 3: “We’re only allowed one carry-on or mid-sized backpack.” -Pastor John Staples
June 4: “It is over.” -Mansions of Madness
June 5: “Alcohol is stupid.” -Christian Kwon
June 6: “Thanks. It means a lot to hear that.” -Nurse, who gave me the best poke I’ve ever had
June 7: “Using social media is like driving after midnight. There’s just nothing good that can come of it.” -Kim Campbell
June 8: “Doomguy is the chicken-o-meter’s long-lost cousin.” -Stuart Brown, Ahoy
June 9: “Don’t go on mission trips with your spouse. Let me say that right now.” -Hannah Wu
June 10: “We’re totally out.” “1660.”
June 11: “Success is just failing in the right direction.” -Sideways
June 12: “When I yell, it’s not because I’m mad at you guys… it’s because I’m mad at myself for not inspiring you guys to be passionate about music.” -Brian Steves
June 13: “Not everyone will agree. Deal with it.” -oloaP
June 14: “Oops, all baris.” -Riley McKinley
June 15: “Are you sure?” -Kiyung Park
June 16: “I feel like I failed.” -Rayen Acode
June 17: “I’m proud of you, Fufu.” -Jane An
June 18: “It didn’t work because you’re not the one touching it.” -Muying Chen
June 19: “Life’s too short to dwell on every bump in the road. Try to take pleasure in simple things. In short: eat a cookie!” -Frasier Crane
June 20: “You WROTE this tag?”
June 21: “Don’t you get carsick?” -James Hayes, as we’re sitting still in traffic
June 22: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth.” -Les Brown
June 23: “I’m an enigma.” -Riley McKinley
June 24: “I have no anchor.” -Lisa Choi
June 25: “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” -Rumi
June 26: “My sneezes are weird.” -stranger next to me on the plane
June 27: “Shanghai kids are like Americans.” -TK
June 28: “Just close your eyes and take His hand.” -John Calvin
June 29: “Hot and holy.”
June 30: “It’s not weird, it’s eggs.” -Cherry


July 1: Look, a moving mountain.” -Joshua (student)
July 2: “Always ask God, and always move forward.”
July 3: “神看我们是寶貝”
July 4: “She’s so cute. She’s like a dinosaur.” -Sara Hwang
July 5: “There wasn’t much to see.” -John Staples
July 6: “Since I’m not pooping, there’s no reason for me to stay here and listen to you guys poop.” -Joseph Wu
July 7: “You’re a pastor. You’re like a bartender without the alcohol.” -Me
July 8: “Man suffers more from imagining too little than too much.” -PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman
July 9: “There is only one secret. Love God and He will give you everything.”
July 10: “Thank you for being so clear.” -Sarah Downie
July 11: “I like Excel.” -Chris Cho
July 12: “You’ve become a much stronger singer in the short time you’ve been with us.” -Travis Tabares
July 13: “It’s like swimming in hummus.” -Michael Lee
July 14: “You blend well in a quartet… perhaps a bit too well.” -Jared von Blaterman
July 15: “Don’t turn to people for encouragement. Turn to God.”
July 16: “You don’t need to know how to read in order to speak, but chances are you’ll be a lot better at speaking if you read a lot.” -Adam Neely (source)
July 17: “What am I supposed to say?” -Sarah Downie
July 18: “I listen to two albums a day.” -Jacob Collier
July 19: “I’m guessing you’re in computer science?” -chorus member
July 20: “Be as you wish to seem.” -Socrates
July 21: “This isn’t goodbye.” -VI
July 22: “Jessica says he’s a good musician.” -Erich Lee
July 23: “Nothing can hurt a movie quite like high expectations can.” -RennsReviews (source)
July 24: “No worries, it’s all part of the process.” -Lance Park
July 25: “Was born. Haven’t died yet.” -a Faceook profile
July 26: “Do you take hits from the bong?” -Brendan Beard
July 27: “It reeks in there, though…” -Eden
July 28: “How satisfying.” -Eric Wang (we fixed something)
July 29: “Jason and Eric feeding each other while Kevin is left out.”
July 30: “You sound like an angsty teenager when you speak.”
July 31: “Don’t ask what the world needs; figure out what makes you come alive, and go do that. Because what the world needs, is more of those people.” -John Eldridge, via Jerry Holdsworth


August 1: “【中國】有呢麼好嗎?” -Mom
August 2: “Usually, not being on Steam means I’m dead, which is not far off.” -Andrew Morrison
August 3: “If you don’t know the song, don’t sing the words.” -Addam Buzzalini
August 4: “You know what, just get the manager. This is so invasive.” -man next to be at Bank of America
August 5: “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” -Rick Warren
August 6: “Sports have rules; video games have laws.”
August 7: “I’ve never had to beg people to sign up for retreat before.” -Pastor John Staples
August 8: “Wouldn’t hurt to try, right?” -Elsha Eggink
August 9: “Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” – Samuel Johnson
August 10: “I actually live in MD now!” -Kristyn Lue
August 11: “How do you know so much music from different genres?” -oloaP
August 12: “People are trying to quench a spiritual thirst with earthly water.” -Pastor David Staples
August 13: “Hey, this is kinda fun.” -Sol Youn
August 14: “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” -Ludwig van Beethoven
August 15: “I’ve always wanted to learn to fly.” “Me too, but I don’t have the shoulders for it.”
August 16: “Set the bar high and keep it simple.”
August 17: “Do you understand why I’m angry?” -Kiyung Park
August 18: “A man that stop taking risks in life pays a very dear price indeed.” – Dr. Frasier Crane
August 19: “Mmm… no, I think I’ve heard all I needed to hear.” -Matt Smith
August 20: “We’re not creative enough to make this work.” -Rayen Acode
August 21: “The heart is not a box that gets filled up; it expands in size the more you love.” -Samantha; Her
August 22: “We miss the simple things.” “Like eggos and soymilk.” -TK; Caitlyn Kyong
August 23: “If you find a girl who loves God, then the heart will mold to anything else.” -PD
August 24: “I don’t know if you noticed, but after you went to China, you changed.” -Hannah Wu
August 25: “It’s not a retreat without someone showing off on the guitar.” -Kiyung Park
August 26: “There’s another Jason-ism.” -Xing Guo
August 27: “全世界都修路。” -mom
August 28: “The stock market runs on emotion.” -Susan
August 29: “Here, let me give you my number.” -Sam A.
August 30: “It’s crazy good.” -Lady at Howlin’ Ray’s


September 1: “Sometimes when that dog barks, I just want to karate chop it in the throat.” -Annie Reyez
September 2: “你媽媽是阿姨的最好的朋友。” -Aunt Chang
September 3: “Your dream will come true when you least expect it.” -fortune cookie
September 4: “Never compromise. Even in the face of Armageddon.” -Rorschach
September 5: “I’d much rather be happy than right any day.” -Slartibartfast, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (imdb quote)
September 6: “You’re born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on you to make you forget those facts.” -Don Draper, Mad Men
September 7: “We have already won.” -Caleb
September 8: “Church is supposed to be a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” -Pastor Chris
September 9: “Any luck finding a man piece?” -Andrew
September 10: “I wouldn’t have taken you for someone who loves money.” -Christian Kwon
September 11: “I think the idea is good.” -JERH
September 12: “Shit or get off the pot.” -Gina von Blatterman
September 13: “When in doubt, whip it out.” -David Kim
September 14: “So glad to hear that you are well on your way with trading.” -Susan
September 15: “You’re the king of Marth cheese.” -DTV
September 16: “I just wanted to know who all the little spies are.” -David Kim
September 17: “Science validates faith.” -Pastor Gerry Stoltzfoos
September 18: “The game is extremely balanced.” -bat
September 19: “That’s an interesting theory you’ve got there.” -Eric Wang
September 20: “There are different ways to measure your impact on people.” -oloaP
September 21: “Sometimes when people get what they got, they realize how limited their goals were.” -Joan Holloway
September 22: “Oh, wait! Jason, you have a wireless–oh my god…” -Eric Wang
September 23: “Things tend to get easier after you know how to do them.” -Matt Smith
September 24: “I’m disappointed in myself.” -Rayen Acode
September 25: “Do you still blog?” -Phil Jang
September 26: “I personally really dislike all the ‘meme’ ‘disrespect’ stuff 99% of Ganon mains do.” -The Ray
September 27: “Our church is too comfortable.” -Rebekah Lee
September 28: “Chris, you may place the finger on her ring.” -James Hayes
September 29: “That’s ridiculous.” -Yoseph Kim
September 30: “You have a lovely falsetto.” -Sarah Robinson


October 1: “I can spend time with you, and then we can share thoughts when we meet.” -Erich Lee
October 2: “This might be the most unexpected community I’ve ever come across.” -Anther
October 3: “As long as you’re learning, you’re not failing.” -Bob Ross

Selected quotes from the remainder of the year (but mostly from October):

“Life is not about progress; it’s about contribution.” -Benjamin Zander
“You’re a good singer, man.” -Travis Tabares
“The human body is like hardware. The brain controls the software.” -a doctor
“The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.” -Ben Franklin
“Why make enemies when you can make friends?” -PM
“I’m glad someone had the idea to cook meat.” -Erich
“長得帥就是沒辦法.” (you can’t help it if you’re attractive.)
“People hate him.” -Erich
“I notice when people die, I benefit immensely.” -Yoseph Kim
“I think your email was right.” -Chris Kang
“He shouldn’t have sent that email.”
“He is no fool to give what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” -Jim Eliot
“And Jason rose up to the challenge.”
“I saw her smile when you sang your solo.”
“I would have paid money to see that.”
“That was the best season we’ve had so far.”