Favourite Book Quotes

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Here you can share with us the favourite quotes from your favourite books! smile

"Uh...Fizban, your hat is on fire,"-Tasslehoff Burrfoot
"Just tossing pebbles in a pond and watching the ripples. Shh...look, I will toss another."-Dalamar the Dark
"Some day, fat inn keepers will bow down to me."- Raistlin Majere

I could be here for hours! big grin

laughing out loud

One of my favourites is:

"Hope? Hope is the carrot placed before the plowhorse," or something like that. Raistlin said that to Laurana, and later Laurana said that right before Beryl attacked Qualinesti

"A mage's soul is forged in crucible of magic"- that one fat teacher in The Soulforge.
"We are not the stuff of heroes"- Tanis Half-elven

as I said, I could be here for hours if I had my stack of books in front of me!

"of corse I'm going to be difficult!"- Flint Fireforge

The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed. - Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
Richard Bach

Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

it is not our ablities use make who we it is our chocies harry

albus percivul wilfirc brain dumbledore

it is not our ablities who make who we are it is our choices sorry the first one was wrong

"That is not dead which can eteranl lie,
And with strange aeons, even death may die."
~~H. P. Lovecraft~~

"Hope is the denial of reaity"
~~Raistlin Majere~~

"Nothing says 'Ooops!' like a wall of flame!"
~~I forgot who said it~~

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents."
~~H. P. Lovecraft~~

"'Well that sucks,' someone said." - Lamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

pretty much anything you want from either trainspotting or porno by Irvine welsh


"Beep Beep, Richie." - Pennywise: IT

"Shall there be truth between us, as two men? Not as friends, but as equals? There is an offer you will get rarely, Roland. Only equals speak the truth, that's my thought on't. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of regard. How tiresome!" - Man in Black: The Gunslinger

"I have a job. I'll walk the rest of my life. I'm a grunt. I'm supposed to walk and love it. I'm twenty years old and I was dumb enough to sign a contract and here I sit, miserable... in the hairy armpit, swinging in the ball sack, slopping through the straddle trench of the world, and I can hear their bombs already, Mr. Times, I can hear their bombs and I am afraid." - Anthony Swofford: Jarhead

"Everyone dies alone, Eragon. Whether you are a king on a battlefield or a lowly peasont lying in bed among your family, no one can accompany you into the void..."

This quote is by Glaedr, Oromis's dragon from teh Eldest book.

Anything from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

"It's all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way a gun is power."
Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

"Your folks are like God because you want to know they're out there and you want them to approve of your life, still you only call them when you're in crisis and need something."
-Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.

hp lovecraft - the call of cthulhu

Lord Shadow Z
This exchange from 'Midnight Falcon' by David Gemmell made me laugh:

Bane *looking for a prostitute in a tavern*: 'What about women?'

Innkeeper: 'All taken. You'll have to make do with Dame Wrist and her five little daughters'

War is Peace(1984)
Freedom is Slavely(1984)
If this be sin let sin be served(The Oath)

"You will be required to do wrong no matter where you go. It is the basic condition of life, to be required to violate your own identity."
- 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep' by Phillip K. Dick

Hope you don't mind that most of these are from nonfiction sources. The last work of fiction I finished completely was the play "Galileo" by Brecht and even -that- was for class. Everything else is half-eaten at the moment.

This I found in my chem book while I was studying. It made me laugh, which was surprising:

"While reading a textbook of chemistry, I came upon the statement, 'nitric acid reacts upon copper,' and I determined to see what this meant. Having located some nitric acid, I had only to learn what the words 'acts upon' meant. In the interest of knowledge I was even willing to sacrifice one of the few copper cents then in my possession. I put one of them on the table, opened a bottle labled 'nitric acid,' poured some of the liquid on the copper, and prepared to make an observation. But what was the wonderful thing which I beheld? The cent was already changed, and it was no small change either. A greenish blue liquid foamed and fumed over the cent and over the table. The air became colored dark red. How could I stop this? I tried by picking the cent up and throwing it out the window. I learned another fact; nitric acid reacts upon fingers. The pain led to another unpremeditated experiment. I drew my fingers across my trousers and discovered nitric acid reacts upon trousers. That was the most impressive experiment I have ever preformed." ~ Ira Remsen

This is from a letter written by Galileo to his friend Castelli. In it he's replying to a letter from Castelli, and elaborating on the point that the Copernican theory is compatible with the Bible. (Coincidentally, the letter was written on Dec 21st, which is my younger brother's birthday smile

". . . on the other hand, nature is inexorable and immutable, and she does not care at all whether or not her recondite reasons and modes of operation are revealed to human understanding, and so she never transgresses the terms of the laws imposed on her; therefore, whatever sensory experience places before our eyes or necessary demonstrations prove to us concerning natural effects should not in any way be called into question on account of scriptural passages whose words appear to have a different meaning . . ." ~ Galileo Galilei

(That's one massive run-on sentence, and it wasn't even the entire thing!)

Okay, okay. Let me give you something from fiction.

" When Mr Hosokowa put the CD in the player and sat down in his chair to listen, he did not go back to work that night. It was as if he was a boy in those high seats in Tokyo again, his father's hand large and warm around his own. He set the disc to play over and over, skipping impatiently past anything that was not her voice. It was soaring, that voice, warm and complicated, utterly fearless. How could it be at once controlled and so reckless? He called Kiyomi's name and she came and stood in the doorway of his study. She started to say something -- yes? or, what?or, sir? -- but before she could make out the words she heard that voice, the straight-haired woman from the picture. Her father didn't even say it, he simply gestured towards one speaker with his open hand. She was enormously pleased to have done something so right. The music praised her. Mr Hosokawa closed his eyes. He dreamed." ~ Bel Canto by Ann Patchett.

I think I'm done for now. Good question, and enjoy your star.

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
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Your life is yours alone, Rise up and live it. Richard Rahl - Sword of Truth Books

How wonderful it is that no one need wait before they start improving the world! Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank.

"Mr Bennet, Netherfield Park has been let at last!" Mrs Bennet, Pride and Prejudice."

Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles... The Grandfather, The Princess Bride.

"And now a few words before we go off to our beds. Nitwit. Blubber. Oddment. Tweak." Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone.


Lord Shadow Z
From 'Troy: Shield of Thunder' by David Gemmell.

Odysseus: 'You could be the grandson of the king of Nubia. You could be heir to a vast kingdom, with golden palaces and a thousand concubines'

Bias: 'And if my prick had fingers it could scratch my a**e'

'We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinner-time; keep back the tears and look a little pale about the lips, and in answer to inquiries say, 'Oh, nothing!' Pride helps s; and pride is not a bad thing when it only urges us to hide our own hurt- not to hurt others.'
- Middlemarch, George Eliot

'...when a woman is not contradicted she has no motive for obstinacy in her absurdities.' - Middlemarch

"Tomorrow is another day" I often use it to encourage my friends in trouble.

Omega Vision
Obviously my sig quote, though since I'll change my quote in the future I'll post it here:

-Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol

-Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

-One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

-Tar Baby by Toni Morrison

Scarlet Fox
"What? So I like your Grandma. Is that a Crime?" - Aphrodite
"You know I am beggining to think that somewhere deep inside you there is a nice Aphrodite" - Zoey
"Well don't get all warm and tingly. As soon as I find her, I'm going to drown her in the bathtub." - Aphrodite

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