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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:48 am

Something unexpected

From Origin by Dan Brown:
The ampersand's unusual design "&" was a typographical fusion of the letters E and T - the ligature still visible today in computer fonts like Trebuchet, whose ampersand clearly echoed its Latin origin.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:15 am

Our last prompt for January is...

The best part of a vacation

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an obscure Vystrani ruin
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"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
- Edward Everett Hale
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:03 pm

The best part of a vacation

From Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton:
He was looking at a dinosaur.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:09 pm

From Inferno by Dan Brown:
It’s called Denial.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:35 am

From Moby Dick by Herman Melville
...turning over the bottom of the sea for food.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:30 pm

Let's start February quotes with the following prompt!

A bit of an urban legend

From Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë:
Terror made me cruel"
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:12 am

A bit of an urban legend

From Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
It was Og.
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:25 pm

From A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin:
Most have been forgotten.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:41 pm

From Moby Dick by Herman Melville
The great Leviathan that maketh the seas to seethe like boiling pan.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:16 pm

Our next prompt is:

A line from a horoscope

From Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell:
Travel far enough, you meet yourself"
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:28 pm

A line from a horoscope

From Rogue by Mark Frost
WHEN YOU REACH THE END OF YOUR ROPE, DON'T HANG AROUND.
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:03 pm

From City of Bones by Cassandra Clare:
Don't order any of the faerie food.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Gustavo Flores » Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:02 am

Our next prompt is:

Part of a superhero's origin story

From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll:
It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:07 pm

Part of a superhero's origin story

From Ready Player One, by Ernest Clive
After five long years, the Copper Key had finally been found, by an eighteen-year-old kid living in a trailer park on the outskirts of Oklahoma City. That kid was me.
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Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:35 pm

From The Help by Kathryn Stockett:
Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Gustavo Flores » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:33 am

Let's end February with the following prompt:

A fact of life

From Brida by Paulo Coelho:
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day."
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:59 pm

A fact of life

The Princess Bride - S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure - The "Good Parts" Version abridged by William Goldman
As you wish.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Shadow Gaunt » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:57 am

From The Odyssey by Homer (I think this is an abridged version)
Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Maxim Trevelyan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:30 pm

From Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne:
Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Sky Alton » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:45 pm

To celebrate the Academy Awards last night, this week's prompt is ...
The Award Winning Moment from a Film

From Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch
Carnivorous Unicorns
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