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Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:28 am

For the next few months or so, we'll be running "Quick Quotes", which is based on the game Bring Your Own Book. We'll be posting a new prompt each week, and you'll then be tasked to grab any book you have on hand and have a flip through it to find a suitable quote and post below.

We’ll also be giving out 10 beans per quote, so be creative!

Without further ado, our first prompt is:
A hero's catchphrase

As an example, from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare:
But, soft!


We ask that the quotes you post (and the books they come from) are HOL-appropriate. Should your quote not meet this criteria, we reserve the right to delete your post.

If you have any suggestions for prompts, please send us an email at hol.bookclub @ gmail.com (removing the spaces) with the subject "Quick Quotes Suggestions".

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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:28 pm

I was just reading the second book of two I'll be writing about for Winter's Challenge (only 200 more pages to go!), when I saw this.

My contribution, though not perhaps particularly creative is:

The game is afoot.


The hero is question is Sherlock Holmes, whom I was always fascinated by. He is one of the central characters from works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This quote comes from The Adventure of the Abbey Grange and here it is in its entirety.

"Come, Watson, come!" he cried. "The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!"


Thought it was appropriate.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:07 am

As you wish.


From The Princess Bride: S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman

The hero is Westley.

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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:32 am

Our second prompt is:
A town slogan

From Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde:
Getting here is half the adventure.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:46 pm

From Chocolat by Joanne Harris:

Knowledge is currency here.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:26 am

Our next prompt is:
Part of a royal proclamation

From The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde:
A unicorn isn't for page twenty-seven, it's for eternity.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:39 am

"Off with their heads!"

Said by the Red Queen (quite a few times and in various formats towards different peoples) in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:21 pm

I have no idea if this is the quote from the original, but since the story was only five pages long, it just might be. :lol:

She must die! She must die!


Said by the Evil Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs by Brothers Grimm.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Sky Alton » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:49 pm

'Choosers will be beggars if the begging’s not their choosing'-said by The Disreputable Dog in Lirael by Garth Nix. Not a proclamation but totally ought to be.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:46 pm

"In three months, our country celebrates its five hundredth anniversary. To celebrate that celebration, I shall, on that sundown, take for my wife the Princess Buttercup of Hammersmith. You do not know her yet. But you will meet her now," and he made a sweeping gesture and the balcony door swung open and Buttercup moved out beside him on the balcony.
And the crowd, quite literally, gasped.

The Princess Bride S. Morgenstern's Class Tale of True Love and High Adventure by William Goldman


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Miracle Max, who is in the book. But that quote is not precisely as it is in the book ...
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jan 22, 2017 7:41 am

Our next prompt is:
An excuse for being late

From Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde:
Time waits for no man.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:36 pm

From Spider's Bite by Jennifer Estep:

Sorry. I was busy talking about my feelings and killing people.


Under spoiler for mentions of violence.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:22 am

From Good Omens -- The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch - by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

"Got to be worth a try, I suppose," said Crowley. "It's not as if I haven't got lots of other work to do, God knows."
His forehead creased for a moment, and then he slapped the steering wheel triumphantly.
"Ducks!" he shouted.
"What?"
"That's what water slides off."'
Aziraphale took a deep breath.
"Just drive the car, please," he said wearily.
They drove back through the dawn, while the cassette player played J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor, vocals by F. Mercury.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:05 am

From The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan:

I have some memory gaps.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:42 am

This week's prompt is:
Rejected book title: Harry Potter and the ______

From Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel:
Traveling Symphony
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Rejected book title: Harry Potter and the ______

from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Reaping
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Aurelia West » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:24 am

Rejected book title: Harry Potter and the ______

From I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson:
Rock Star of the Sculpture World
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Arianna Stonewater » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:49 am

Rejected book title: Harry Potter and the ______


From Lemony Snicket's books:

Series of Unfortunate Events
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:18 pm

From A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

Serpentine Avenue
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:45 am

Our next prompt is:
A bit of good news

From The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde:
Governments and fashions come and go but Jane Eyre is for all time.
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