(Topic ID: 169813)

Pinball Quotes

By RyanClaytor

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    I'm curious to see how many pinball-specific quotes we can compile. I'm thinking about credited quotes, such as:

    "The ball is wild"
    -Harry Williams

    ...or uncredited quotes, like:

    "If it's not broken, it's not pinball."

    So, what have you heard about our beloved hobby? What truisms, tropes, cliches, or words of wisdom have been burned into your memory?

    Lookin' forward to the list,

    #3 4 years ago

    10K by X-mass
    It's probably just a fuse

    #4 4 years ago

    Oops, I played your ball.

    #6 4 years ago

    just check e-bay this game selling for $$$$ MORE

    #7 4 years ago

    "crank the rear legs up, turn off the extra balls, and call me in the morning"

    #8 4 years ago

    Come back when this says, "GAME OVER"
    Hold my Beer...I'm up!

    #10 4 years ago

    That's a drain monster!

    #11 4 years ago

    Always be cashing.

    #12 4 years ago

    It's HUO but I don't have proof.

    #13 4 years ago

    It works, but only the lights come on.

    #14 4 years ago

    Bowen quote: "That award might as well be a punch in the face."

    #15 4 years ago

    "It matters. Do it right."
    - vid1900

    #17 4 years ago

    Best Stern Ever

    #18 4 years ago

    "Aim for the blinky thing."

    #19 4 years ago

    "I'm curious to see how many pinball-specific quotes we can compile."
    - RyanClaytor

    #20 4 years ago

    STDM (straight down the middle)

    Save from the Grave

    "Dialed in" (as in...that game is dialed in - plays well)

    #21 4 years ago

    "And that’s what I’m giving you now, the middle truth."

    "Manufacturing pinball machines is hard."

    "We are contractually bound to ship when the third movie opens."

    #22 4 years ago

    I don't know any, but I have one of my own.

    "I'm too drunk to play anymore"

    #23 4 years ago

    Play better

    #27 4 years ago

    Not originally for pinball but it I think of this quote every time I have a lousy game.

    "The balls roll funny for everybody, kiddo."

    Eddie Felson in The Color of Money.

    #28 4 years ago

    "My favorite game is the one that is on the line now"

    #29 4 years ago

    It's a rare game.

    #30 4 years ago
    Quoted from SuperPinball:

    "My favorite game is the one that is on the line now"

    "More wiring than a Ford Taurus." We could probably start a thread of Gary-isms alone.

    #31 4 years ago

    it takes balls of steel to play pinball.

    10k by xmas... oh wait, 14k by xmas.

    i'm in if it's a limited super duper special collector edition LE.

    where's the vodka?

    #32 4 years ago
    Quoted from RCA1:

    10K by X-mass

    Credited to Jason Rufer.

    LTG : )

    #33 4 years ago

    What does LTG : ) Mean ?

    WUV : )

    #34 4 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    What does LTG : ) Mean ?
    WUV : )

    Lovely True Gentleman?

    #35 4 years ago

    This hobby sure is expensive!

    #36 4 years ago

    Good night. Now get out!

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    #37 4 years ago

    "Thanks again for having me over. Sorry I got so drunk. Won't happen again."

    - Me, every time I'm invited somewhere

    #38 4 years ago

    " best game ever " Me

    #39 4 years ago

    "A pinball machine that does not work is a 300lb doorstop."

    "The first game a collector owns will always be the one with the most memories."

    "Jewelery and pinball don't mix, just like oil and water. If you don't understand, you will."

    "The pinball part you need is usually the part you do not have, and you have to order, wait, and get charged $7 for shipping."

    "There is such a thing as too many pinball parts...well at least not for the first 30 years."

    "Never forget to turn off your machine before working on it for maintenance. It is the first mistake every collector learns."

    "Never use contact cleaner in a pinball machine, usually that is the last mistake a person' house learns before the fire department shows up."

    "Never put a playfield glass down on a hard surface, unless you want a bucket of diamonds."

    "Never put a pinball backglass down on a hard surface, unless you want to learn how to cry like a little baby."

    "A pinball machine is not real, until it is in the box, shipped, and at the steps of your home."

    "For every great pinball theme, there are twenty others that have not yet been made."

    "Learn to repair to your machines, if you want to stay in the hobby, if you don't, you won't."

    "It is easier to find a rare machine, than find a rare woman who enjoys pinball."

    "Never underestimate the power of the silver ball, it has a habit of finding its way into a person's heart regardless of their age."

    "Pinball is not everlasting, but eternal. It is something that is physical and visceral, and has never been successful replicated by other amusement devices in nearly 90 years since it's modern creation."

    "A bad pinball machine ends up in a landfill, a good pinball machine tells a story that is remembered everytime you play it."

    "Always set your threshold on how many machines you can own, or they will end up muliplying in your house and taking up space in places they do not belong."

    "Recognize that a pinball is just a toy, it is not an investment, made of gold, or designed to stay in its box indefinately."

    "Every collector passes through the same six phases in their lifetime. "Curious George", Player, Owner, Collector, Restorer, and finally Hoarder. The place that you stop depends on when you start in the age of your life, and how many times you regress to a previous stage based on time, other life commitments, and money."

    "This game is highly collectible. It just sold in Ebay for $$$$."
    (as this is my primary price guide source)

    "This game is MINT."
    (although the game is not made by the US Treasury)

    "This game is HUO."
    (For the past six months since I bought it)

    "This game has under 200 plays.
    (Since I last removed the batteries)

    "Be concerned regarding your interest in the hobby, if you find yourself asking yourself the question, "Can I be buried in one these things?"

    Keep flipping.


    #40 4 years ago

    At Main Street Mayhem, when a tiebreaker was announced on Revenge From Mars one guy asked Tommy Skinner what about the scoop that sometimes deposits the ball straight down the middle. I can't remember Tommy's exact phrasing but it was something like, "Deal with it. What the F*ck? It's pinball."

    I also laughed so hard at Josh Sharpe's game on Paragon in the finals at Pinburgh. He's always good for a couple of memorable quotes.

    4 years later
    #41 3 days ago

    "Fuck you, asshole"

    Sizes up just about everything with three words.

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