August 21st, 2013, 03:27 AM #1
The Book Quote Thread!
"I am going to put death in all their food and watch them die."
Constance stirred, and the leaves rustled. “The way that you did before?” She asked.
It had never been spoken of between us, not once in six years.
“Yes.” I said after a minute, “the way I did before.”
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
August 21st, 2013, 09:20 AM #2
"And you're not supposed to be drunk when you get involved in matters such as this: Big Matters, Matters of an Apocalyptic Nature. You're supposed to be coldly sober. And you just can't be coldly sober when you're drunk.”
The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse
- Robert Rankin
August 21st, 2013, 05:15 PM #3
“You can always tell employees of the government by the total vacancy which occupies the space where most other people have faces.”
― John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
August 21st, 2013, 08:39 PM #4
It is a small world. You do not have to live in it particularly long to learn that for yourself. There is a theory that, in the whole world, there are only five hundred real people (the cast, as it were; all the rest of the people in the world, the theory suggests, are extras) and what is more, they all know each other. And it’s true, or true as far as it goes. In reality the world is made of thousands upon thousands of groups of about five hundred people, all of whom will spend their lives bumping into each other, trying to avoid each other, and discovering each other in the same unlikely teashop in Vancouver. There is an unavoidabilty to this process. It’s not even coincidence. It’s just the way that the world works, with no regards for individuals or for propriety.
August 22nd, 2013, 10:18 AM #5
“Knife fights are something that happen between the Sharks and the Jets, that's it. Everywhere else, it's not a fight, it's just someone trying to goddam kill you.”
― Greg Rucka, Walking Dead
August 22nd, 2013, 11:07 AM #6
How about some great opening lines?
"It was a pleasure to burn."
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
"It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."
George Orwell, 1984
"We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold."
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
"Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men's eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotten and perhaps not connected to the horror at all."
William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist
"There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife."
Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
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August 22nd, 2013, 03:57 PM #7
“Camouflage doesn't help when the other guy is willing to defoliate the whole jungle.”
― Andrew Vachss, False Allegations
August 22nd, 2013, 05:11 PM #8
“It was my uncle who taught me about the birds and the bees. He sat me down one day and said, 'Remember this, George, the birds f*** the bees.' Then he told me he once banged a girl so hard her freckles came off.”
- George Carlin
August 22nd, 2013, 08:35 PM #9
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
The Fellowship of the Ring
― J.R.R. Tolkien
August 24th, 2013, 05:30 PM #10
"It is true that I have sent six bullets through the head of my best friend, and yet I hope to shew by this statement that I am not his murderer. At first I shall be called a madman—madder than the man I shot in his cell at the Arkham Sanitarium. Later some of my readers will weigh each statement, correlate it with the known facts, and ask themselves how I could have believed otherwise than as I did after facing the evidence of that horror—that thing on the doorstep."
The Thing on the Doorstep- H. P. Lovecraft