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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:25 pm

Our next December prompt!

A reaction to discovering treasure

from The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
All that glisters is not gold.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:47 pm

From the poem Bridal Ballad by Edgar Allan Poe

Behold the golden keys
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:04 am

This holiday prompt is:

The last line of a haiku

from The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
our Darian wilds



Note: For those not yet familiar with this form of poetry -- a traditional Japanese haiku is a three-line poem with seventeen syllables, written in a 5/7/5 syllable count. Themes of nature are very common in haiku. Haiku tend to be simple and direct.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:51 am

The last line of a haiku

From The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle:
Over the mountains
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:52 am

From The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien:
...again shall be king.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:08 am

In honour of the new year...

Part of a toast

From Blind Submission: A Novel by Debra Ginsberg:
Now, to books and all things literary.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:06 am

Part of a toast

from Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
to a fuller knowledge and understanding of the fantastic beasts I love
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:38 pm

From Winnie the Pooh by A.A.Milne

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?”
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:17 pm

From All's Well That Ends Well by William Shakespeare:
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:08 pm

Our next prompt is...

A useful skill to have

From The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman:
Amazing grammar in a crisis
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Shadow Gaunt » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:34 pm

From The Invisible Man by H.G.Wells

Power to walk into the gold vaults of the nations
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:32 pm

A useful skill to have

From Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce

If you look hard and long, you can find us. If you listen hard and long, you can hear any of us, call any of us that you wish.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:17 pm

From A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:
11. Is an expert singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:12 am

... I just read this and remembered Amy's prompt --

A useful skill to have

From Whirlpool by Elizabeth Lowell
... that ability to exist utterly without self-consciousness, living in the center of each moment, no time but the endless, vivid now.
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Emanuel Hines » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Love this one.

The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.

Christopher Paolini, Eragon (Inheritance, #1)
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Hannah R Thomas » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:28 pm

The strong survive, but the courageous triumph.


-Michael Scott, The Warlock (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #5)
Success just doesn't come and find you, you have to go get it yourself - Carmichael
Happiness can be found in the darkest of times if one remembers to turn on the light - Albus Dumbledore
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Amy Lupin » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:02 pm

This week's prompt is:

The name of a store that sells almost everything

From Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein:
Paraphernalia, Accoutrements and Doodads
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:49 am

The name of a store that sells almost everything

From Amber Beach by Elizabeth Lowell

The Amber Room
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Re: Quick Quotes

Postby Emanuel Hines » Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:36 am

“The doom of the Elves is to be immortal, to love the beauty of the world, to bring it to full flower with their gifts of delicacy and perfection, to last while it lasts, never leaving it even when ‘slain’, but returning – and yet, when the Followers come, to teach them, and make way for them, to ‘fade’ as the Followers grow and absorb the life from which both proceed. The Doom (or the Gift) of Men is mortality, freedom from the circles of the world.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
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