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Author Topic: Favorite quotes anyone?  (Read 18443 times)
jringling
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« on: May 25, 2010, 08:50:29 pm »

Rereading again and found this:

"...but I shall never sleep calmly again when I think of the horrors that lurk ceaselessly behind life in time and in space, and of those unhallowed blasphemies from elder stars which dream beneath the sea, known and favoured by a nightmare cult ready and eager to loose them upon the world whenever another earthquake shall heave their monstrous stone city again to the sun and air."

I found this quote enjoyable for some reason, so I decided to share... Anyone else have a literary quote to post?
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 10:00:13 pm »

“Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity” - Yeats.

''I believe in this, and it's been tested by research. He who f***s nuns will later join the church.'' - Strummer. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 07:33:21 pm »

"There ain't no Devil, there's just God when he's drunk."  --Tom Waits
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Lothar Erfinder
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 09:39:56 pm »

"Climbing about on mendacious word bridges,
On colorful rainbows,
Between false heavens
and false earths."
~Friedrich Nietzsche

"And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all."
~E.A. Poe

"for those whom God to Ruin has designed,
He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind."
~Dryden

"Every author's first work is himself as either Jesus or Faust."
~Unkown
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010, 12:44:36 am »

"there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so" Hamlet, act II, scene II (Shakespeare)

" As much mud in the streets as if the waters had but newly retired from the face of the earth, and it would not be wonderful to meet a Megalosaurus, forty feet long or so, waddling like an elephantine lizard up Holborn Hill" Bleak House, chapter 1 (Dickens)

"Is all that I see or seem, but a dream within a dream?" A Dream within a Dream (Poe)

"From childhoods hour I have not been as others were, have not seen as others saw; I could not bring my passions from a common spring." From Childhood's Hour (Poe)
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010, 03:26:59 am »

"Some see things as they are, and ask 'why?'
I see things as they never were, and ask 'why not?'

Sounds like steampunk to me...Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2010, 01:34:43 pm »

"The great hill hung close over the old town,
A precipice against the main street's end;
Green, tall, and wooded, looking darkly down
Upon the steeple at the highway bend.
Two hundred years the whispers had been heard
About what happened on the man-shunned slope -
Tales of an oddly mangled deer or bird,
Or of lost boys whose kin had ceased to hope.

One day the mail-man found no village there,
Nor were its folk or houses seen again;
People came out from Aylesbury to stare -
Yet they all told the mail-man it was plain
That he was mad for saying he had spied
The great hill's gluttonous eyes, and jaws stretched wide."
~H. P. Lovecraft

"And, Guy DeVere, hast thou no tear? Weep now or nevermore!
See! On yon drear and bitter bier low lies thy love, Lenore!"
~E. A Poe
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 04:03:32 am »

" They floated in the sky in the way that Bricks don't" -Hitchhiker's Guide.
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H. MacHinery
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 04:35:13 am »

"The Eagles!  The Eagles are coming!"


"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for Mankind"
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 10:32:25 pm »

" The present is theirs; the future, for which
I have really worked, is mine. "

~ Nikola Tesla
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~ Johannes Kepler, letter to Galileo Galilei, 1609.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2010, 02:10:15 am »

My all time favorite movie quote:

Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
Hotel Clerk: No.
Clouseau: [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggie.
[Dog barks and bites Clouseau in the hand]
Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
Hotel Clerk: That is not my dog.

Pink Panter Strikes Again



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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2010, 02:28:00 am »

"Situations such; times being what they are..."  Kirk Drier

"This is an outrage!" Harrison, Mighty Boosh

"Good. Bad. I'm the guy with the gun." Ash, Army of Darkness

"In the coming dark, there is only winter."



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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2010, 09:01:02 am »

'Creeping up into the sky. Stopping, at the top and, starting down. The girl grabbed my hand, I clutched it tight. I said good-bye to the ground.'
- Slint

'Love? No. Not in these dark times. Not any more. But... sometimes we can find something similar. A little happiness. and we make do.'
- ?


"Pessimism is just an ugly word for pattern recognition."
- ?

'When you're in a town like this all covered with smoke, you forget that there's a world outside. Nothing amazing happens here. And you get used to that, used to a world where everything is ordinary. Every day we spend here is like a whole lifetime of dying slowly.'
- FLCL

'I like to go to the playground and watch the kids jump and run. I mean, they don't know there's only blanks in the gun.'
- ?

'The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because it's only intangibles, ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on.'
- Chuck Palahniuk

'The way I keep in touch with the world is very gingerly, because the world touches too hard.'
Don Van Vliet

"The essence of Christianity is told us in the Garden of Eden story. The subtext is, All the suffering you have is because you wanted to find out what was going on. You could be in the Garden of Eden if you had just keep your fucking mouth shut and hadn't asked any questions."
- Frank Zappa

'I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.'
- Hunter S. Thompson

'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro'
- Hunter S. Thompson

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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2010, 09:58:11 am »

Quote
"And, Guy DeVere, hast thou no tear? Weep now or nevermore!
See! On yon drear and bitter bier low lies thy love, Lenore!"
~E. A Poe

If you're going to quote Poe you should be attributing the quote to 'E. Allan Poe'..not 'E.A Poe'. The 'Allan' was part of his surname..not a second forename.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2010, 04:07:29 pm »

E.A. Poe is perfectly acceptable.  He adopted the Allan surname as a middle name as a thanks to the Allan family.  Allan was not part of his surname.  This is according to the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.  In Fact in letter written he preferred to sign them Edgar A. Poe foremost followed closely by E.A. Poe.  Sorry I grew up in Baltimore and he is my favorite poet.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2010, 08:05:07 pm »

E.A. Poe is perfectly acceptable.  He adopted the Allan surname as a middle name as a thanks to the Allan family.  Allan was not part of his surname.  This is according to the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.  In Fact in letter written he preferred to sign them Edgar A. Poe foremost followed closely by E.A. Poe.  Sorry I grew up in Baltimore and he is my favorite poet.

Then I stand corrected. I was unaware of that so thank you for enlightening me. I knew he was taken in by the Allen family so I assumed he'd adopted their name as a double barrelled name.
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2010, 09:15:49 pm »

There, through the broken branches, go
The ravens of unresting thought;
Flying, crying, to and fro,
Cruel claw and hungry throat,
Or else they stand and sniff the wind,
And shake their ragged wings: alas!
~Excerpt from The Two Trees, William Butler Yeats

Jenner: Listen. The Brisby house is a large cement block. In the moving, what if it should fall?
Sullivan: An accident?
Jenner: Of course! Cut the lines, and the weight of it will crush his bones!
Sullivan: It's risky.
Jenner: Once rid of Nicodemus, the plan will die. We can stay here as long as we like.
Sullivan: What about Justin?
Jenner: Leave him to me.
~The Secret of NIMH

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"Madness you say! Do you fear me? Are you afraid of what I might do, of what I might say? What a fascinating reaction. Don't you find it somewhat encumbering?"
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2010, 10:59:03 pm »

"Stephen: [to William Wallace] God tells me he can get me out of this mess, but he's pretty sure you're f**ked."
From Braveheart.
My most favourite quote out of the whole movie.
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2010, 11:40:06 pm »

"what happens if it collapses on top of us!"
"Then we shall be the first people in three million years to be killed by a dinosaur"

Nanny- One of our Dinosaurs in missing
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« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2010, 05:36:59 am »

“Do you expect me to talk?”
“No Mr. Bond, I expect you to DIE.”

“…And in car number 8, the engine falls out.”
“Ha Ha!...Max, we’re car number 8…”

“They were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”

“Miss Moneypenny, since coming into this office, have I stuttered?”
“No sir.”
“Good.  I don’t have time for that now.”

“I’m a doctor, not a bricklayer!”

“We need a bigger boat.”

“Ho ho.  Ha ha.  He he.  Dodge!  Perry!  Thrust!  Spin!”  (Thwack!)

I’ll let the audience figure out where the above came from.

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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2010, 05:11:25 am »

Goldfinger
Dunno
Hound of the Baskervilles?
Some James bond movie
Doctor McCoy - TOS, Devil in the Dark
Jaws
Daffy Duck (don't remember which one)
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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2010, 05:39:12 am »

'I like to go to the playground and watch the kids jump and run. I mean, they don't know there's only blanks in the gun.'
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Emo Phillips, I believe, although I think the wording is slightly different...

Google to the rescue:

"I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming. They don't know I'm only using blanks. "

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« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2010, 05:47:24 am »

Goldfinger
Dunno
Hound of the Baskervilles?
Some James bond movie
Doctor McCoy - TOS, Devil in the Dark
Jaws
Daffy Duck (don't remember which one)


The Robin Hood one, which also has that classic:

"Yoiks and away!" <swings on vine> <slam>
"Yoiks and away <swings on vine> <slam>
"Yoiksandaway..." <swings on vine> <slam>


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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2010, 06:08:00 pm »

Don't remember the exact wording but ''Whose who hunt monsters be wary to don't become a monster themselve''.
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The word pagan came from paganus , who mean peasant . Its was a way to significate than christianism was the religion of the elite and paganism the one of the savage worker class.

''Trickster shows us how we trick OURSELVES. Her rampant curiosity backfires, but, then, something NEW is discovered (though usually not what She expected)! This is where creativity comes from—experiment, do something different, maybe even something forbidden, and voila! A breakthrough occurs! Ha! Ha! We are released! The world is created anew! Do something backwards, break your own traditions, the barrier breaks; destroy the world as you know it, let the new in.''
Extract of the Dreamflesh article ''Path of The Sacred Clown''
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2010, 08:58:25 pm »

My good Chicar, it is an often paraphrased quote from Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
Quote from: Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?

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