After having a talk with my brother about the structure of my book, he raised an interesting question. On the beginning pages of this book (and ever subsequent book in the series thereafter) I'm going to open up with a quote from the bible as a subtle hint to the story's undertone. He then asked "can you use a direct quote from the bible in your story if you're going to sell it?" Sadly, I did not have a good answer for him. So I turn to you my Writing Forums friends for the answer. Also, I have one other thing to ask. In my book, I paid homage to one of my favorite movie quotes of all time. The character does not state the quote exactly but is still fairly close to the original. Would it be alright to use that quote as well or is that considered copyright infringement? Oh, before anyone asks, the quote I'm using comes from the 1994 film Street Fighter starring Jean Claude Van Damme (so it's fairly unknown but still memorable).