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  • starry eyed

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    We all come across them while reading. Those words that just means a little more than the rest.

    So what are your favorite quotes from literature?
    July 8th, 2009 at 12:16am
  • daisyfairy

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    My sig is a quote from Charlie by Lesely Pearse. Don't hate on me for reading femme-power!
    July 8th, 2009 at 08:40pm
  • strange.

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    There are really far too many to list.
    Every word in Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings & Wuthering Heights :shifty.
    I suppose something like this from Return of the King:

    There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.

    And definitely, one of my favourite literary quotes ever:

    Should there be danger of such an event — should he be the cause of adding a single more trouble to her existence — Why, I think, I shall be justified in going to extremes! I wish you had sincerity enough to tell me whether Catherine would suffer greatly from his loss. The fear that she would restrains me: and there you see the distinction between our feelings — Had he been in my place, and I in his, though I hated him with a hatred that turned my life to gall, I never would have raised a hand against him. You may look incredulous, if you please! I never would have banished him from her society, as long as she desired his. The moment her regard ceased, I would have torn his heart out, and drunk his blood! But, till then, if you don't believe me, you don't know me — till then, I would have died by inches before I touched a single hair of his head!
    - Heathcliff, Wuthering Heights.

    Also, from Harry Potter, probably:
    "Of course it's happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it's not real?"

    Also from Sherlock Holmes, I think it's from The Three Students:
    "-on discovering someone else has trouble following his logic- Watson, I have always done you an injustice. There are others!"
    I literally laughed for about an hour :XD

    Well that was long :lmfao.
    July 8th, 2009 at 08:49pm
  • It's In The Blood.

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    I actually really love Heathcliff's speeches in Wuthering Heights. The more enraged and passionate he gets, the more eloquently he speaks. It's gorgeous.

    I'm a real sucker for language :P
    July 8th, 2009 at 08:59pm
  • Chain Me Free

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    "Isn't that the greatest gift in the world-just not to care?"
    — Nic Sheff (Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines)
    July 8th, 2009 at 10:53pm
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    I love this quote.
    Zillah had wanted him from the beginning. There must have been some biological pull between them. The seed returning to the sower. But Zillah hadn't known why. The sentiment might still have been revocable. The pull might have been weakened, even dissolved, when the next bottle of cheap wine was gone. But when Christian spoke those words outside the club--those terrifying, magical words, You're Zillah's son--the bond had become flesh. No, not just flesh. Blood. The bond was forged in blood, of course, his and Zillah's, and Jessy's that had poured out of her. Nothing was of Zillah's blood, and Zillah would not let him go now, not in a thousand years.
    - Lost Souls?; Poppy Z. Brite
    It's an effing paragraph, but I love it for some reason.
    July 9th, 2009 at 01:15am
  • vanete.

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    "You let what might happen tomorrow take away from the pleasure that is today."
    - Jimmy Davidson in All We Have is Now by Robert Taylor.

    Everything I've read so far written by Edgar Allan Poe. In Love
    July 9th, 2009 at 06:48am
  • Felidae Evol

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    "My life is essentially a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents." - Russell Brand? :)
    July 9th, 2009 at 09:59pm
  • rumbleroar

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    A lot from Harry Potter but here are two from Deathly Hallows:
    Not my daughter, you bitch! - Mrs. Weasley
    That's twice we’ve saved you tonight you bastard! - Ron
    July 9th, 2009 at 11:46pm
  • love1d

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    Felidae Evol:
    "My life is essentially a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents." - Russell Brand? :)
    Isn't he a comedian? What book is he in?
    July 10th, 2009 at 03:50am
  • strange.

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    panic at the disco:
    Felidae Evol:
    "My life is essentially a series of embarrassing incidents strung together by telling people about those embarrassing incidents." - Russell Brand? :)
    Isn't he a comedian? What book is he in?
    He wrote a biography called My Booky Wook.
    It's good :tehe:
    July 10th, 2009 at 09:30am
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    "And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."
    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.
    July 10th, 2009 at 02:34pm
  • Matt Smith

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    These lines by William Blake;
    And was Jerusalem builded here,
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?


    It honestly makes me shiver. Those 'dark Satanic Mills' are part of the lanscape I've grown up in and it's such a fitting, darkly beautiful description, to me.

    In the Kingdom of Heaven, there is no grandeur to be won, inasmuch as there all is an established hierarchy, the unknown is revealed, existence is infinite, there is no possibility of sacrifice, all is rest and joy. For this reason, bowed down by suffering and duties, beautiful in the midst of his misery, capable of loving in the face of afflictions and trials, man finds his greatness, his fullest measure, only in The Kingdom of This World.

    From Alejo Carpentier's The Kingdom of This World.
    July 10th, 2009 at 09:11pm
  • peter quill.

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    " That littile mousey-maid will stay locked in Mathen's heart and that's where she'm bound to stay"

    Polleekin the mole on Martin dealing with Roses's death, Martin the Warrior
    July 10th, 2009 at 11:13pm
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    “He thought with a kind of astonishment of the biological uselessness of pain and fear, the treachery of the human body which always freezes into inertia at exactly the moment when a special effort is needed. He might have silenced the dark-haired girl if only he had acted quickly enough: but precisely because of the extremity of his danger he had lost the power to act. It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one’s own body.Even now, in spite of the gin, the dull ache in his belly made consecutive thought impossible. And it is the same, he perceived, in all seemingly heroic or tragic situations. On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even when you are not paralysed by fright or screaming with pain, life is a moment-to-moment struggle against hunger or cold or sleeplessness, against a sour stomach or an aching tooth.”

    1984.
    July 11th, 2009 at 11:53am
  • starry eyed

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    On of my all time favorites are:

    I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!"

    On the road
    July 11th, 2009 at 02:24pm
  • mr. word vomit

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    "Gatsby believed in the green light. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther... "
    -The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald

    A quote, a novel I know and love by heart.
    July 11th, 2009 at 11:30pm
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    It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.

    - To Kill A Mockingbird

    Atticus Finch is probably my all time favorite literary character
    July 13th, 2009 at 01:20am
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    Basically almost every single word in Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk :tehe:
    sirius.:
    Also, from Harry Potter, probably:
    "Of course it's happening inside your head Harry, but why on earth should that mean it's not real?"
    I love that line In Love
    July 14th, 2009 at 12:09am
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    By his 83rd birthday, Eddie had lost nearly everyone he'd cared about. Some had died young, and some had been given a chance to grow old before a disease or an accident took them away. At their funerals, Eddie listened as mourners recalled their final conversations. "It's as if he knew he was going to die. . . ." some would say.
    Eddie never believed that. As far as he could tell, when your time came, it came, and that was that. You might say something smart on your way out, but you might just as easily say something stupid.
    For the record, Eddie's final words would be "Get back!"

    // The five people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

    And the sweetest thing:
    "I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together, in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane."
    // Looking for Alaska by John Green

    This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time.
    // Fight club by Chuck Palahniuk
    July 14th, 2009 at 12:13am