List of Today's WORDs

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This is a list of Today's WORD entries shown throughout The Silver Case and The 25th Ward: The Silver Case.


April 7, 1999

"A play is a world, with its own inhabitants
and its own laws and its values."

- Saroyan -

(This comes from the play The Time of Your Life. In the context of The Silver Case, as the first Today's WORD, it may serve to tell the player that you are entering a world of fiction, and to expect it to operate on its own rules.)

April 8, 1999

"The wolf knows what the ill beast thinks."

A bad person can easily find and identify
another bad person.

April 9, 1999

"The best swimmers are oftenest drowned."

Even those most in their element can
sometimes be swept away.

April 10, 1999

"Death is the great leveler."

One's station in life doesn't matter; all
people are simply dead
when they die.

April 11, 1999

"Even if you lean on a cane, don't
lean on people."

Don't depend on others too easily.

April 12, 1999

"Bad news travels fast."

Wanting to divulge others' misfortunes
is the way of the world.
News of people's misfortunes reaches
the farthest corners of the world quickly.

April 13, 1999

"Think in the bathroom."

The best place for contemplation
is the restroom.

April 14, 1999

"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green."

- Goethe -

April 15, 1999

"What first seems like a virgin,
later becomes an escaping rabbit."

At first, keep quiet and calm like a virgin,
but later, attack with full force like a rabbit
running for its life.


June 30, 1999

"Too many cooks spoil the broth."

When too many people are involved with the
planning and execution of a thing, the varying
opinions and directions can ruin said thing.

July 1, 1999

"Many a true word is spoken in jest."

The unexpected often comes from the normal and
mundane. Also, things spoken as jokes
can become the truth and cause conflict.

July 2, 1999

"Better the devil you know than
the devil you don't."

If you absolutely have to deal with something
bad, then the bad thing you know is preferable to
the completely unknown bad thing.

July 3, 1999

"Stagnant water is covered with dust."

If water builds up without flowing,
it will rot.

July 4, 1999

"Animals are such agreeable friends.
They ask no questions;
they pass no criticisms."

- George Eliot -

(This relates to Tokio's deep love for his turtle, Red.)

July 5, 1999

"Even a demon can cry."

Even the hardest heart will sometimes
be moved to pity.

July 6, 1999

"Honey in the mouth, sword in the gut."

Things that taste sweet to the mouth
may not necessarily be good for the stomach.