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Old 08-15-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
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Favorite quotes from books

got any quotes you can share from books you've read? nothing makes me happier than laughing from a great line i just read. here's a couple:

"How many times did you hit him?"
"Hit a guy hard enough he shits himself, you don't need a follow-up."
Joe R Lansdale, Leather Maiden

"Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."
Lee Child, The Affair (stolen from mike tyson)


got any favorite quotes to share?
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #2
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Most of the memorable quotes to me are not funny.

What I mean is, the ones that I think are memorable are the more "mushy" ones.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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Most of the memorable quotes to me are not funny.

What I mean is, the ones that I think are memorable are the more "mushy" ones.
i wasnt asking for the funniest, i was asking for your favorites.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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I have a whole book of favorite quotes from various books. I alternate them as sig files, or just have them as inspiration if they're too long for a sig.

My current favorite is:

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"Grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding."

Paladin of Souls (HB page 35), Lois McMaster Bujold
which is interesting, as I'm distinctly non-religous. Still, as a prayer to the Bastard, it's as good as anything else. (the Bastard is one of 5 gods in that book)
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Old 08-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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One of my favorite quotes is "the borrower is the slave of the lender" (Proverbs 22:7). Sadly, many in the world have long forgotten this piece of wisdom written some 3,000 years ago by Solomon.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:01 AM   #6
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"It has been usual for men to think and to say, "Many men are slaves because one is an oppressor; let us hate the oppressor." Now, however, there is among an increasing few a tendency to reverse this judgment, and to say, "One man is an oppressor because many are slaves; let us despise the slaves." The truth is that oppressor and slave are co-operators in ignorance, and, while seeming to afflict each other, are in reality afflicting themselves. A perfect Knowledge perceives the action of law in the weakness of the oppressed and the misapplied power of the oppressor; a perfect Love, seeing the suffering which both states entail, condemns neither; a perfect Compassion embraces both oppressor and oppressed. "


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Old 08-16-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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got any quotes you can share from books you've read? nothing makes me happier than laughing from a great line i just read. ...

got any favorite quotes to share?
We already have a very interesting and entertaining and long thread on this topic here in the Reading Recommendations section:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82285

I'm sure you will find many quotes there that make you happy and laugh.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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"Do not Meddle in the affairs of Wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger"

Gildor, FotR
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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I prefer Dresden

“The man once wrote: Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger. Tolkien had that one mostly right.

I stepped forward, let the door bang closed, and snarled, "F@@k subtle.”
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #10
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Yeah I do like the Dresden files, good reading, but gets a bit samey after a while.
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #11
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I've always loved this one:

Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent the charming thing we call 'society'. Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare. Man may have been made in the image of God, but human society was made in the image of His opposite number, and is always trying to get back home." -
Glen Bateman, The Stand (C&U), 3rd paragraph of Chapter 42.

From The Stand by Stephen King
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Old 08-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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Chuck Palahniuk Fight Club:

"One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection."

"Recycling and speed limits are bullshit," Tyler said. "They're like someone who quits smoking on his deathbed."
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One of my favorite quotes is "the borrower is the slave of the lender" (Proverbs 22:7). Sadly, many in the world have long forgotten this piece of wisdom written some 3,000 years ago by Solomon.

I'll never forget an essay test in my college freshman Philosopy course:

"If you are free you are a slave; if you are a slave you are free. Discuss."

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"Do not Meddle in the affairs of Wizards for they are subtle and quick to anger"

Gildor, FotR
Among D&D players, there's a pair of quotes:

"Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, it makes them soggy and hard to light."

and

"Please do not throw cigarette butts in the urinals for they are subtle and quick to anger."
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