Favorite Literary Quotes (short ones!)

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Post by maxgal » November 18th, 2020, 3:43 pm

This topic almost certainly has come up before now, but I haven't found it, so I'll start it here:

"illimitable dominion" -- "The Masque of the Red Death," Edgar Allan Poe

"dark and stormy night" -- Paul Clifford, Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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Post by realisticspeakers » November 18th, 2020, 9:53 pm

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Post by Scarbo » November 19th, 2020, 5:35 pm

"meretricious persiflage" from D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love

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Post by JayKitty76 » November 19th, 2020, 5:55 pm

This isn't a phrase- rather a passage, I suppose, but I love the whole thing:

"'He jerked his head at Dill: 'Things haven't quite caught up with that one's instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won't get sick and cry. Maybe things'll strike him as being- not quite right, say, but he won't cry, not when he gets a few years on him.'" from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird
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Post by maxgal » November 19th, 2020, 7:16 pm

Well, that's certainly OK, I suppose, to offer a sentence about THE shark, or even a passage from one of the best...
We need all the favorite stuff we can get. :mrgreen:
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » November 20th, 2020, 1:51 am

Again, not a phrase but a quatrain. Anyone who's known me for a while knows who wrote it.

"Oh, my ways are strange ways and new ways and old ways,
And deep ways and steep ways and high ways and low,
I'm at home and at ease on a track that I know not,
And restless and lost on a road that I know."


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Post by Peter Why » November 20th, 2020, 6:06 am

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Post by maxgal » November 20th, 2020, 4:32 pm

If anyone knows how to change the title of this unexpectedly amorphous thread, please do so!
Probably to something like "Favorite Literary Quotes"...?
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Post by JayKitty76 » November 20th, 2020, 4:33 pm

maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:32 pm
If anyone knows how to change the title of this unexpectedly amorphous thread, please do so!
Probably to something like "Favorite Literary Quotes"...?
Edit the first post- you can change the topic title through there.
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Post by maxgal » November 20th, 2020, 4:35 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:33 pm
maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:32 pm
If anyone knows how to change the title of this unexpectedly amorphous thread, please do so!
Probably to something like "Favorite Literary Quotes"...?
Edit the first post- you can change the topic title through there.
Wow, you're quick! :shock:
And...done!
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Post by maxgal » November 20th, 2020, 4:36 pm

...and speaking of "done"... here's another fave:

"Done as if by order!" -- Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) in Treasure of the Sierra Madre (the film), dir. John Huston
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Post by JayKitty76 » November 20th, 2020, 4:36 pm

maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:35 pm
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:33 pm
maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:32 pm
If anyone knows how to change the title of this unexpectedly amorphous thread, please do so!
Probably to something like "Favorite Literary Quotes"...?
Edit the first post- you can change the topic title through there.
Wow, you're quick! :shock:
And...done!
Hahahaha I logged on (incidentally) just when you'd posted it-- it said "less than a minute ago" :lol: :lol:
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Post by maxgal » November 20th, 2020, 4:38 pm

...and while I'm at it...

"Conscience! What a thing!" -- Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) in Treasure of the Sierra Madre (the film), dir. John Huston
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Post by maxgal » November 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:36 pm
maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:35 pm
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:33 pm


Edit the first post- you can change the topic title through there.
Wow, you're quick! :shock:
And...done!
Hahahaha I logged on (incidentally) just when you'd posted it-- it said "less than a minute ago" :lol: :lol:
Well, so now you have to contribute a fave of your own! :mrgreen:
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Post by JayKitty76 » November 20th, 2020, 4:48 pm

maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:39 pm
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:36 pm
maxgal wrote:
November 20th, 2020, 4:35 pm


Wow, you're quick! :shock:
And...done!
Hahahaha I logged on (incidentally) just when you'd posted it-- it said "less than a minute ago" :lol: :lol:
Well, so now you have to contribute a fave of your own! :mrgreen:
I already did :lol: but I might as well do another one (apologies, I can't seem to keep it to a couple words only):

"Yes, that's the way they think, these hundred thousand Kantoreks! Iron Youth! Youth! We are none of us more than twenty years old. But young? Youth? That is long ago. We are old folk." - All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich Maria Remarque
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