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The Great Writers' Quote Thread

Discussion in 'Insights & Inspiration' started by Lucas, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Rad Scribbler

    Rad Scribbler Active Member

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    Here is a quote from the movie Hunt for Red October. It was spoken by Commander Bart Mancuso (Scott Glenn), Commanding Officer of the USS Dallas.

    I thought it was funny as hell :D

    'My morse is so rusty, I could be sending him dimensions on Playmate of the Month.'
     
  2. DriedPen

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    The old MacGyver TV shows always had one good quip in the episode. In fact, a MacGyver aficionado looks for it.

    Last night there was a woman in high heels, a short skirt, and very lady-like, who drop kicks a bad guy into unconsciousness.

    McGyver: Where did you learn to do that?
    Her: "Sunday School"

    It was kind of funny, but every episode has something like that in it.
     
  3. Vince Higgins

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    "Freedom of the press is reserved for those who own one."
    A.J. Liebling.

    "If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library"
    Notorious college dropout Frank Zappa.

    "Who you jivin' with that Cozmik Debris?"
    Frank Zappa Cozmik Debris.
     
  4. Malum

    Malum Offline Supporter

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    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope. They are the elect to whom beautiful things mean only Beauty. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”

    ― Oscar Wilde
     
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  5. Friedrich Kugelschreiber

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    very Aesthetic
     
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    You've got me curious if the typo was intentional now...

    Edit: I wouldn't be suprised, that book was a barrage of irony during the first half.
     
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    If you want to know who controls you, look at who you are not allowed to criticise.

    - Voltaire
     
  8. Malum

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    “The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves.”
    ― Niccolò Machiavelli
     
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    "Be clever. Make them do the work. Form the image in their minds. They make it, you just imply. Incept. They are drawn to the mystery, obsessed. You set it up, they put it together. Their interpretation. And there's only one, because you give them no choice. And they believe in it, because it's theirs now."

    - Alan Wake. (Control, AWE DLC.)

    Technically he's a fictional writer, but I really liked it and don't know who actually wrote it.
     
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    "Creative work is a bold attempt to be like God [...] It is like a marriage, both the opportunity for expression and the necessity for restraint." ~ Thomas Moore
     
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    Not precisely a writing quote but I guess the guy did technically 'write' music. it's a pretty dang good quote

    "A bus station is where a buss stops, a train station is where a train stops, at my desk I have a workstation" - William Faulkner (Composer for DBZ)
     
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    Don't sweat it. I've quoted one of Vonnegut's fictional writers on this thread before.
     
  13. Xoic

    Xoic Prognosticator of Arcana Ridiculosum Contributor

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    I don't know how great of a writer Lev Grossman is, apparently he was a bestseller. But he wrote this:

    “When you read genre fiction, you leave behind the problems of reality — but only to re-encounter those problems in transfigured form, in an unfamiliar guise, one that helps you understand them more completely, and feel them more deeply.”
     
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    I do the like, quoting Dorothy L. Sayers' fictional writer Harriet Vane, not to mention Lord Peter Wimsey when he's discussing fiction with Harriet. Sayers was insistent about not being identified with her characters, but when it comes to the one who wrote novels for a living, I think it's safe to say that Harriet speaks for Dorothy.

    At least, I assume so.
     
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