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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
     

    And I quote: “I cannot be caged. I cannot be controlled. Understand this as you die, ever pathetic, ever fools!”

    :DDD

    “Your pathetic magics are useless! Let this end!”

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2012
     

    And I quote: “I… I do not remember your love, Ellesime. I have tried. I have tried to recreate it, to spark it anew in my memory, but it is gone… a hollow, dead thing. For years, I clung to the memory of it. Then the memory of the memory. And then nothing. The Seldarine took that from me, too. I look upon you and feel nothing. I remember nothing but you turning your back on me, along with all the others. Once my thirst for power was everything. And now I hunger only for revenge. And I… WILL... HAVE IT!!”

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    And I Quote:

    “With cities, it is as with dreams: everything imaginable can be dreamed, but even the most unexpected dream is a rebus that conceals a desire or, its reverse, a fear. Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — Italo Calvino, as translated by William Weaver.

    Mr Calvino’s surrealism offers a much more sedate alternative to the angry terror and confusion offered by others.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2012
     

    And I quote: “To be original, you must be aware of what has come before.”

    Not an exact quote, unfortunately, but in my creative writing class, we had a visiting poet last week (Ilya Kaminsky, if you’ve ever heard of him), and this is one of the things he said that really struck me. I feel like it’s a really good point. If you know what else is out there, what other brilliant ideas other people have come up with, you’re going to be so much more creative because you have so much more to draw from.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2012
     

    I like that Calvino quote. Unlike most writing with a similar style, it actually means something intelligible.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     

    And I quote, “A-ha-ha! You are as PRESUMPTUOUS as you are POOR and IRISH. Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS.”

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     

    TF2!

    I’m a BLACK SCOTTISH CYCLOPS!

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2012
     

    They got more beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep than they got the likes ‘a me!

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeFeb 29th 2012 edited
     

    AIQ:

    “Who will emerge the Omega Man, and who will be revealed to be merely the children of Men? To whom will the spice flow? Who amongst us has the sheer stallones to BE the law; and when two enter the Thunderdome, which will be the first to escape from New York? And when the demolition man and his dog come to Frogtown, will the bothersome man build his fortress in Metropolis, District 13?

    And I’m all out of jokes now. That’s a Code 46.”

    Not sure how many more post-apoc sci-fi references, I counted 14.

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    And I quote: “Floop is a mad man, help us, save us!”

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2012 edited
     

    Your work is both good and original. However, the parts that are good are not original, and the parts that are original are not good.—Samuel Johnson.
    That quote always makes me think of Paolini.

    And here’s one from one of my favorite poets:
    There are two kinds of people in the world, those who have something to say and don’t, and those who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. —Robert Frost.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 2nd 2012
     

    “It was him – his point of view. When they talked about something interesting. People, music, history, anything, even said it was a fine evening so why not sit outdoors, then what they complained of about Charles Tansley was that until he had turned the whole thing round and made it somehow reflect himself and disparage them, put them all on edge somehow with his acid way of peeling the flesh and blood of everything, he was not satisfied.”

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2012
     

    AIQ:

    “I am become killjoy, destroyer of buzzes”

    • CommentAuthorDeborah
    • CommentTimeMar 3rd 2012
     

    “That [the music] is how you talk. Everything else you say is just words.”
    Ursula LeGuin, Very Far Away from Anywhere Else

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      CommentAuthorApep
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2012
     

    “I used to think that it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn’t it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe.”

    Lines like this are just one of the many reasons I love Babylon 5.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2012
     

    BABYLON FIIIVVEEE 111

    :cough: I love that show.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012
     

    And I quote: “I don’t need luck. I have ammo.”

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    And I quote: “Spikes in the pit make you climb a ladder much faster than gold in the sky.”

    • CommentAuthorNo One
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012
     

    And I quote: “‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’”

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 8th 2012
     

    Love that book.

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    And I quote, “Game’s the same. Just got more fierce.”

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 9th 2012
     

    “Never go with a hippie to a second location.”

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      CommentAuthorsansafro187
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2012 edited
     

    “A gamer might promise to treat his partner better than ‘some alpha male,’ but what he really wants is a partner who will pop out of a Pokéball when A WILD LONELINESS APPEARS, use the FORNICATION ability, and then retreat mutely back into his collection, dormant until needed again.”

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2012
     

    And I quote: How are you getting drunk?
    Veeeeery carefully. Turian brandy, triple-filtered, introduced into the suit by an emergency induction tube.
    ...that’s a straw.
    Emergency induction tube.

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    And I quote: “‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’”

    One of my favourite books (and movies) of all time.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 11th 2012
     

    I’ll agree with you on the movie. One of the very few book-to-movie adaptations where I will willingly say the movie is as good as the book.

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    I’ll agree with you on the movie. One of the very few book-to-movie adaptations where I will willingly say the movie is as good as the book.

    And GREGORY PECK.

    drool

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
     

    Swenson, what’s that straw one? I like it.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
     

    Take a wild guess, based on the impetus for most of my recent posts. ;)

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2012
     

    Well, yeah, I already knew that. :P Just on the slim off chance it came from, say, Mass Effect 2, or maybe even Mass Effect (!).

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    “I know what an analogy is! It’s like a thought… with another thought’s hat on.”

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2012
     

    “It’s a good thing I noticed it, otherwise I wouldn’t have seen it.’

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    “That was for Thane, you son of a bitch.”

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
     

    “this isn’t seaweed, it’s a marine plant”

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012 edited
     

    - Your friends are safe, you can trust me.

    - Trust a man who won’t even tell me his name?

    - Well, um, my name is, um, it’s … Slartibartfast.

    - What?

    - I told you it wasn’t important.

    That name will never ever stop being funny. Ever.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2012
     

    @sansa – BEST. LINE. EVER.

    @Sen – no, it won’t. It’s a great name.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     

    “I dreamt I was a moron.”

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012
     

    And I quote: “Basically it makes a lot of sense to me to carry an invisible mirror and protect the wise men from any harm.”

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeMar 20th 2012
     

    And I quote, two guys from kung fu:

    “You know that saying, ‘use your enemy’s strength against them… what if you are fighting someone really weak? You’d be screwed!”
    “No, when you’re fighting someone weak you let their fists bounce harmlessly off your mighty chest, and then you pick them up and say ‘You want to fight me, little man?’ and throw them across the room”

    ... It was funnier with the voices, really.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 22nd 2012
     

    In response to a Yahoo Answers question about average height in 1500 AD:

    “700ft would have been considerably above average.”

    Just made me giggle for a while.

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    “Writers don’t retire. They just die.”

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    bq. "I remember meeting a 10th Group guy once. You could hear angels singing as he walked into the room. The lights dimmed somehow, but yet there was an amazing glow that seemed to follow this 7 foot tall chiseled statue of a God. I of course could barely remain standing as my knees were shaking so violently. He didn't speak to me, he only tapped me on my shoulder and walked away.

    bq. From that moment on I was a free man."
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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012
     

    ^ Source?

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012 edited
     

    “blue02hd”

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      CommentAuthorClibanarius
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012 edited
     
    bq. blue02hd

    *Sprays coffee* _How_ did you know _that?_

    @ Inkblot:

    Scroll down a few posts.

    http://professionalsoldiers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=37256
    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    “Oh great. You’re like a nightlight, you’re so blonde.”

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    “A life, Jimmy. You know what that is? It’s the shit that happens while you’re waiting for moments that never come.”

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    “When you have children, you always have family; they will always be your priority, your responsibility. And a man, a man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated or respected or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.”

    Not sure I remember where it’s from.

    <.<

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    Not sure I remember where it’s from.

    Breaking Bad

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    Not sure I remember where it’s from.

    Come on, Sen. It’s classic Gus.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    Well, no duh. I just don’t wanna come across as obsessed. Which … I’m not. :P

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    If being obsessed with BrBa is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    But people, they judge me. So I must hide it. And it’s just so difficult.

    That’s the most emo thing I’ve read all year.

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    Yeah. Shame on you for watching a ridiculously kick-ass TV show, you freak!

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    You are on the internet. As we type, there are grown men watching ponies and undergraduates looking at magical girl anime. Compared to that, you are being a tad silly.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    I’m watching Avatar TLA as I type this. Need to catch up for Korra WATCH IT FASTER AHH

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    I’m watching Bob’s Burgers. It’s like having more episodes of Home Movies.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
     

    I’ll tell you where that quote isn’t from, it’s not Brokeback Mountain.

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
     

    “One life weighs more than the Earth; an ideal concept, but not reality.”

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      CommentAuthorPuppet
    • CommentTimeMar 30th 2012 edited
     
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    “An appeal bond on a conviction of first degree murder? Mr. Levy, get a grip on yourself.”
    “Your honor-”
    “Not only will there be no bond pending sentencing, but as far as I’m concerned the pre-sentencing report is a mere formality. Mr. Hilton has been found guilty of killing a state’s witness who testified in this very courtroom. He did so in cold blood, and for pay. Unless the pre-sentence report indicates that he is in fact the Messiah come again, he will very likely be sentenced to life, no parole, by a Baltimore judge who for once in his life gets to leave his office feeling that his job actually matters. Mr. Hilton, are you the second coming of our savior?”
    “‘Scuse me?”
    “Are you Jesus Christ come back to Earth?”
    “Um…”
    “See you at sentencing.”

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012 edited
     

    Yeah, so I’m just posting this to see how horribly the word filter mangles it:

    Where now are the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?
    Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?
    Where is the harp on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?
    Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?
    They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;
    The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.
    Who shall gather the smoke of the deadwood burning,
    Or behold the flowing years from the Sea returning?

    ...I feel dirty now.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
     

    You’re terrible.

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    I can’t stop laughing at this thread now…

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
     

    “Where nao is teh horse and teh rider” is possibly my favorite quote ever now.

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    bq. ...I feel dirty nao.

    I hate this Twilight theme. So much. I'm just gonna wait till April 2nd before I come back to Impish Idea.

    Yeah, I know, I'm a party pooper.
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    omg don't be a hater
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    “Where nao is teh horse and teh rider” is possibly my favorite quote ever nao.

    Seconded.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2012
     

    there was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
    that the colt from old Regret had got away,
    and had joined the wild bush horses – he was worth a thousand pound,
    so all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
    all the tried and noted riders from the stations near and far
    had mustered at the homestead overnight,
    for the bushmen love hard riding where the wild bush horses are,
    and the stock-horse snuffs the battle with delight.

    I feel like I should be disappointed that “thousand” isn’t changed to “thous&” or something.

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    And I Quote: “One of the problems with science-fiction movies has always been the hardware. We’re asked to believe that our heroes are somewhere beyond Alpha Centuri and picking up steam, but their control panel looks like a 1949 Studebaker that’s dropped acid.”

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    This thread is substantially less hilarious now.

    I am actually kind of sad.

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012 edited
     

    SWQ:

    Does this help?

    Also related:

    “Slap mah fro!”

    hilarious racism is hilarious. It’s like Blaxploitation meets Ron Burgundy.

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      CommentAuthorBlueMask
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012
     

    OH MY GAWSH that website is fantastic.

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      CommentAuthorClibanarius
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012 edited
     
    bq. It’s like Blaxploitation meets Ron Burgundy.

    I tried it on swedish chef and I think just I broke my spellcheck. :D
    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeApr 1st 2012
     

    “And, given a story to enact in which the world is a foe to be conquered, they will conquer it like a foe, and one day, inevitably, their foe will lie bleeding to death at their feet, as the world is now.”

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    “And fifteen minutes later, we had our first taste of whiskey
    There was uncles giving lectures on ancient Irish history
    The men all started telling jokes, and the women, they got frisky
    At five o’clock in the evening every bastard there was piskey”

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2012
     

    And I quote, “There are in any case many heroes but very few good dragons.”

    I’m reading through Tolkien’s amazing lecture on Beowulf, The Monsters and the Critics, right now and remembering why Tolkien was awesome all over again—because he was a brilliant scholar who wrote very intelligently on a wide variety of topics… who also believed in the importance of myth and fantasy. Little wonder he inspired so many!

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
     

    “But if sweetness can win – and it can – then I’ll still be here tomorrow , to high-five you yesterday, my friend.”

    I cannot believe I watch this.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
     

    Me neither. What is it?

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
     

    :c

    Now you’ve made me ashamed of watching it.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
     

    WHATISIT

    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2012
     

    Adventure Time.

    And it is past evening. We will use our ‘inside’ voices please.

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    Why should you be ashamed about watching Adventure Time? Adventure Time’s cool.

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    “Twilight, there are things on the other side of that wall that us ponies were never meant to see. Let me ask you something. You know how much I loved cupcakes? When was the last time you’ve seen me eat one?”-Pinkie Pie

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    "Yeah! Couple a minutes and we're gonna be hot-tubbin' like them Kardoosian sisters! High-class!"

    - An advert for the local Metal Distributor.
    • CommentAuthorSen
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2012
     

    “And did she have any other specifications?”
    Objection, Your Honor. Inflammatory!”
    “I’m going to allow it.”
    “Were there any other specifications?”
    “She “specificated” a silly man.”
    “Objection, Your Honor!”
    “I’m going to allow it.”
    “And to whom did you introduce that calculating woman?”
    “I introduced her to that silly man! I did it! It was I!”
    “You son of a bitch!”
    “The red-faced angry one! I introduced them! I did it!”
    “You’re the one who’s sick!”
    “If you please sir, not the larynx!!”
    “Objection, Your Honor! Strangling the witness!”
    “ ..... I’m going to allow it.”

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      CommentAuthorTakuGifian
    • CommentTimeApr 6th 2012
     

    And I quote:

    “Brooms and shellfish, be not weak in the nose-face! Four times you must polish your apes! Four times you must shave a shoe!”

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    Kermit: Fozzie, where did you learn to drive?
    Fozzie: I took a correspondence course.
    -The Muppet Movie

    For some reason this always makes me laugh.

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    And I quote:

    “My gentle sister seems to have mistaken me for Ned Stark.”
    “I hear he was taller.”

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    “Well get on with it, motherf—”

    • CommentAuthorNo One
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2012
     

    “Bubbles don’t go poof, they go pop!” ~Phantom.

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2012
     

    And I quote: Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real.

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    and I quote:
    “Critics who treat ‘adult’ as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up”
    -CS Lewis

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     

    When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up

    CS Lewis = <3

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     

    CS LEWIS

    THE MAN

    I find it hugely entertaining to compare the Inklings’ styles now that I am familiar with all three. Chesterton has a brilliant, witty, and thick style that requires a lot of the reader but rewards amply. Tolkien just sounds like the literature professor he was. Erudite, thoughtful, and slow. Lewis, though, is a nice break from the other two; he has a disarmingly simple and friendly way with words, you know?

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      CommentAuthorSoupnazi
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     

    CS Lewis = <3

    Wasn’t there a Mark Twain quote like that, too? Or am I remembering wrong?

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      CommentAuthorswenson
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     

    I always loved Lewis’ dedication in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

    My Dear Lucy,

    I wrote this story for you, but when I began it I had not realized that girls grow quicker than books. As a result you are already too old for fairy tales, and by the time it is printed and bound you will be older still. But some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. You can then take it down from some upper shelf, dust it, and tell me what you think of it. I shall probably be too deaf to hear, and too old to understand, a word you say, but I shall still be
    your affectionate Godfather,

    C.S. Lewis

    Emphasis mine, of course.

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    I always loved Lewis’ dedication in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe:

    oh hell yes.

    I’m currently reading The Great Divorce, and I’d forgotten how much I like Lewis.

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      CommentAuthorInkblot
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2012
     

    The Great Divorce, in addition to being fun, endlessly repeatable reading, has some of the finest metaphysical speculation on the Four Last Things I have ever seen. It just all makes so much sense.