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Favorite quote from your main character

Discussion in 'Character Development' started by HollowOwl, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. EdFromNY

    EdFromNY Hope to improve with age Supporter Contributor

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    An uncle of mine used to say that the only two acceptable uses of profanity were humor and emphasis. Using "horseshit" once and only once in a novel certainly adds emphasis.
     
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    Either Alec or Amy TBD: Come on! Before the lightning eats us!

    Charlie: ...
     
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  3. Oscar Leigh

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    It's like with Michael's Caine's portrayal of Alfred in the Nolan Batman. When he's angry with Bruce it feels like it matters, because normally he's quite polite and restrained; being a professional butler. The absence of something is a powerful contrast with it's appearance.
     
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    Feels like I need context to really understand this, who's line is who's?, but nice.
     
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    You gave me a morbid laugh.
     
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    Ginger of the amazons "I knew fear once."
    Interviewer "What happened?"
    Ginger of the Amazons "I killed him."
     
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  7. Marya

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    My main character, Ellie, is sitting on a bar stool waiting for her date who is late. She's on her third diet coke and when he finally shows up, she hops off the bar stool, looks up at him, smiles sweetly and says, "If I'd been drinking wine, I'd be one drink away from an AA meeting. Dinner better be amazing."
     
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    "The devil always gets the best lines" - Marc Maron - GLOW

    With that sentiment in mind, I have to agree that I've always like my villains' lines far better than most of my heroes'.

    When called a murderer, one on my heavies turns from a most grisly scene to regard the captured hero dourly, "Murderer? Murderers can only dream of what I've accomplished."
     
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    Welcome to the site!
    I like :twisted:
     
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    mashers Contributing Member Contributor Community Volunteer

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    I wrote this today, and rather like it.

    “A pie? I thought… I thought it was a dead body.”
     
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    [Removed because some people have no funny bone.]
     
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    This isn't really a quote from your main character, unless your MC is quoting Winston Churchill. If the quote is not yours originally, please attribute it properly.
     
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    Oh lord, I was just being silly. Everyone knows that's Churchill. -.-
     
  14. rktho

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    Here are some quotes from my own main characters:

    Knizor: Do, or do not. There is no try.
    Assirratan: (after someone asks if he wears a hood to cover a deformity) Oh, no, it's just that they're terribly comfortable. I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.
    Zarakharn: Come to die, Ginzaekh Arrissa.
     
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    You like Yoda, don't you?
     
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    Think that, what makes you?
     
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