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Old 04-18-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Have any interesting book quotes and sayings?

I've seen some really neat quotes and sayings pop up in the forums about books, so I thought it would be fun to share some in this thread. I'm sure that at least Nathan has one for us!

Let me start things off with one that I found today, quoted in a software architecture book...

"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind." -- James Russell Lowell
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:47 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:53 PM   #3
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Or, if you want a bunch -
http://www.quotationspage.com/subjects/books/
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Old 04-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #4
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I'd say take any Pratchett book, open it at a random page and you have your quotation right there...^^


I actuallytried it myself right now...and here you go...it's actually a bit too long for a normal quote...but never mind...

"Lady Ramkin drawing herself up haughtily was not a sight to forget, although you could try. It was like watching continental drift in reverse as various sub-continents and islands pulled themselves together to form one massive, angry protowoman."
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

One of my alltime favourites:

Always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

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Old 04-18-2007, 05:17 PM   #6
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I also love the bit about the leopard, but that one's a bit long too.
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