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Old 10-17-2011, 06:51 AM   #1771
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"We search for patterns, you see, only to find where the patterns break. And it's there, in that fissure, that we pitch our tents and wait."

-Nicole Krauss, Great House (2010)
I did not really enjoy the novel itself, but there were some excellent slices of prose here and there.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:22 AM   #1772
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"We search for patterns, you see, only to find where the patterns break. And it's there, in that fissure, that we pitch our tents and wait."

-Nicole Krauss, Great House (2010)
I did not really enjoy the novel itself, but there were some excellent slices of prose here and there.
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I've been reading poetry today and came across a couple for lines that particularly struck me and thought it might be interesting to start a thread of lines (opening lines, selected lines, or quotes) from any reading you might be doing along with references of course so that anyone interested can look them up and read for themselves. .....

Kenny, I know it's been a few days since you've wrote this, but I'm a little bit irritated because a post dissappeared here during the last hours. Do these "rules" preclude profound lines we thought up by ourselves? Are only quotes and wise thoughts allowed that we find in other books? Are they necessarily better than our own thoughts?
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:12 PM   #1774
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #1775
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Thanks, Tom (although I didn't conceive it this way).
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:33 PM   #1776
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Kenny, I know it's been a few days since you've wrote this, but I'm a little bit irritated because a post dissappeared here during the last hours. Do these "rules" preclude profound lines we thought up by ourselves? Are only quotes and wise thoughts allowed that we find in other books? Are they necessarily better than our own thoughts?
A few days....

As Tom said. I got dinged in the short story thread for mentioning one of my stories.

The intent here is to stimulate interest in reading the book/books where the quotes appear or quote from an author in general...but really I think a bit of everything has shown up here over the years. ... yes years...that's more than days.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:19 PM   #1777
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I think a bit of everything has shown up here over the years
That has been my impression, too.

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Old 10-18-2011, 05:22 PM   #1778
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That has been my impression, too.



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Old 10-19-2011, 07:29 AM   #1779
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:drags thread back to topic:

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:58 AM   #1781
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