I was just curious what you guys think about doing this.. There is a part in Alice and Wonderland where she says "Curiouser and curiouser". This phrase seems to be pretty commonly used. I have heard friends of mine say it in a funny sort of way before I even knew it was from the book. I'm wondering where the line is drawn when it comes to quotes that over time, work their way into slang or everyday conversation. Does "curiouser and curiouser" BELONG to someone? If I used it in my book would I need to supply an source for the quote? I ask because I had used it in my book, but then I got to thinking maybe it was plaguerism (sorry, I don't know how to spell that word, I tried 5 times lol). I am really, really confused about when something is owned by a certain writer/artist and when it is free for all. A similar thing I am wondering about is making references to the Star Wars movies. I have quite a few abstract jokes/references to Star Wars in my book as well. I assumed this is okay since those movies have been around forever and I see it done in tons of movies and other books. Also, what about mentioning famous people, by name? I also see this done in other books but I am a little hesitant about it. If it actually got published could I get sued if one of my characters is talking crap about someone? lol it seems like a dumb question, because who the hell would care about what I have to say in my little book.. but you never know!