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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:31 pm

A bit of good news

Strange, though. It had always wanted to jump up at people, but, now, it realized that against all expectation it wanted to wag its tail at the same time.

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Good Omens -- The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:05 pm

A bit of good news

From So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson:
I was happy to be victorious. It felt wonderful. Strangers all over the world had united to tell me I was right. It was the perfect ending.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:39 pm

From The Deep Range by Arthur C. Clarke:

He'll revive again in about thirty minutes.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Bull J. Johnson » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:11 pm

Harry Potter Goblet of Fire

Harry- DAD GOT THE TICKETS- Ireland versus Bulgaria, Monday night. Mum's writing to the Muggles to ask you to stay. They might already have the letter, I don't know how fast Muggle post is. Thought I'd send this with Pig anyway.

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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:17 am

This week's prompt is:
Spoiler Alert: ______
Please note that this shouldn't be an actual spoiler from a book.

From The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde:
Times change and we change with them.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Sky Alton » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:44 am

Spoiler Alert: Not all those who wander are lost.

From The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
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"Does the Walker choose the path or the path the walker?" -Garth Nix
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:32 pm

From The Hedge Knight by George R. R. Martin:
Falling star brings luck to those who see it.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:56 pm

From Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

SPOILER ALERT:
'You got a long way to go...' she said, puzzled.
'London,' Richard told her.
'Not just London...' the old woman paused. 'Not any London I know.' It started to rain, then, softly. 'I'm sorry,' she said. 'It starts with doors.'
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:54 am

Spoiler Alert: ______

From Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli:
It's a giant holy box of awkwardness, and I won't pretend I'm looking forward to it. But it probably wouldn't be the end of the world.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:16 am

Our next prompt is:
The title of my doctoral thesis

From The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde:
Grand Unified Wizidrical Field Theory
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Sky Alton » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:44 am

From Brisingr by Christopher Paolini:
"Whether the phases of the moon influence the number and quality of the opals that form in the roots of the Beor Mountains, as is commonly held among the dwarves."
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:39 pm

The title of my doctoral thesis

from Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

An engine that uses the expansion or rapid condensation of steam to generate power
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:14 pm

The title of my doctoral thesis

From Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
There's a logic and purpose to it all in maintaining order, even in the most desperate situations
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:46 pm

From Stravaganza: City of Stars by Mary Hoffman:

Air Twelfths - the Scales and the Water-Carrier
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:00 am

This week's prompt is:
The moral of the story is…

From To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee:
…there's just one kind of folks. Folks.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Sky Alton » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:23 am

The moral of the story is:
"There's always a little more toothpaste in the tube."-Notes from a Big Country by Bill Bryson
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:12 pm

The moral of the story is…

from Paradise Lost: The Fourth Book by John Milton
Evil, be thou my Good
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:59 pm

From Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky:
The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care.


While not a physical book per se, I am rereading it currently, so I hope it counts. While technically a fanfiction, it is unbelievably well written, giving you immense food for thought. If not allowed, tell me and I'll change the quote.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:22 pm

That's fine, Praline. :)
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The moral of the story was:
from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
All was well.

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I had both of these to post but didn't want them in one post and didn't want to spam by posting them one after another. Praline's post immediately reminded me of something that I'd written on my school binder, after watching Hamlet in English class ... and it works well, also, as a moral of a story ...

The moral of the story was:
... there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so ...
from Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:26 pm

The moral of the story is...

From The Unseen World by Liz Moore:
Only humans falter and betray one another with a stunning, fearsome frequency.
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