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d'rbeh
OK... here's how it works:

I will post a direct quote from either a novel or a movie;

those investigators among you or those who are avid readers or movie buffs return the correct title of the novel/movie, and then another will be posted. Some may be very difficult, some very easy.

Oh, and i'll tell you whether the quote was taken from a novel or a movie (even though there may be a similar title to both the novel AND a movie).

First one:

Novel.

"And when it happens, I know it. A message saying so merely confirms a piece of news some secret vein had already received, severing from me an irreplaceable part of myself, letting it loose like a kite on a broken string. That is why, walking across a school campus on this particular December morning, I keep searching the sky. As if I expected to see, rather like hearts, a lost pair of kites hurrying towards the heaven."

Good luck!
devonette
A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote
d'rbeh
WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!

way to go Devonette! that was FAST...

i can see now i'll have to up the "difficulty" factor a tad...

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d'rbeh
Movie.

"You used to be in pictures. You used to be big."
"I am big. It's the pictures that got small."
L'lee
Sunset Blvd. (1950)


clapping.gif Good movie!
coelho_buda
Sorry couldn't resist it:

*clears da pipes*

"I walk along the street of sorrow
The boulevard of broken dreams
Where gigolo and gigalette
Can take a kiss without regret
So they forget their broken dreams

You laugh tonight and cry tomorrow
When you behold your shattered dreams
And gigolo and gigalette
Awake to find their eyes are wet
With tears that tell of broken dreams

Here is where you'll always find me
Always walking up and down
But I left my soul behind me
In an old cathedral town

The joy that you find here you borrow
You cannot keep it long it seems
But gigolo and gigalette
Still sing a song and dance along
Boulevard of broken dreams"

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d'rbeh
wow...

i had forgotten all about that song until just now... whew.

my office looks out on Sunset Blvd. and the words to this song are so perfectly and tragically appropriate...

i bet you sing it really well too... well, next time i happen across you in UU, will you do this favor for me?

::: clearing throat :::

ok next one...


Novel.

"Hey, Boo!"
anubis137
To Kill a Mockingbird? I haven't read that in ages!

EDIT: I've got one, if you don't mind...

Novel.

"Who is John Galt?"
devonette
Atlas Shrugged (by Ayn Rand)
d'rbeh
well done, Anubis... of COURSE this thread will be for anyone who has a direct quote from a novel OR movie (quote must be exact)... righto!


Movie.

"But'cha are, Blanche!"


PS... let's color the quotes, ok gang? wink3.gif
L'lee
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

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Ok, here's one:

Movie.


"I done tole ya and tole ya"



edit: Yes, it is a movIe, not a move.... blush.gif
d'rbeh
WOOHOO, L'lee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Novel.

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
d'rbeh
oops. sorry L'lee... didn't see yours when i was posting mine...

ok, first L'lee's movie quote:

"I done tole ya and tole ya!"


and then my book quote:

"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."


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DaDungeon
Ze Great Gatsby?

*pretends DaDungeon really HAS read that one recently . . .
when in truth it'wer in DaDaze of Kommutin' to Kollij*
anubis137
Good one, DaDungeon! (I remembered after reading your post! laugh.gif )

No clue about the movie quote, but I've got a book one for yas:

The Castle hill was hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glitter of light to show that a castle was there.
DaDungeon
Ooooh - oooooh - ooooooh!

Prophetess of the Guild of Doofi does it again:

Baaaaad, Scarlet.
Yep.

I watched part of it today!

And what did I hear?

Mammy going off on our gal Skahlett: "I done tole ya and tole ya!"

But my favorite is when the marvelous lady . . .
and later She of the Bright Red Petticoat . . .
hisses angrily that Ms O'Hara is "jes lak a spider!"


Edit: OK, that last one: "The Castle hill was hidden, veiled in mist and darkness, nor was there even a glitter of light to show that a castle was there. "

Got a little help on this one. It rang vaguely familiar, but I didn't have a clue.
Then I got one . . .
and had a sudden vision of a six foot roach. . .
after finding the quote credited to The Castle, by Mr K.
anubis137
Bingo, DaDungeon clapping.gif

Here's another bookie:

You might think it would be nice to go to a chrono-synclastic infundibulum and see all the different ways to be absolutely right, but it is a very dangerous thing to do. The poor man and his poor dog are scattered far and wide, not just through space, but through time, too.
devonette
Sirens of Titan (by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
d'rbeh
WOW... you folks are GREAT!

ok ... here is one:

Book.

"I know all the countries of the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7,057."
anubis137
OK. I just read this one, thanks to a recommendation from this site. (And as someone who has Asperger's Syndrome, I found it both captivating and Accurate)

"The Curious incident of the dog in the night-time" by John Haddon
d'rbeh
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it was the thread i started, and i HAD to plug the book again... heh heh...

well done, Anubis!

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Dragonkin
Since d'rbeh forgot the next question, I'll try on.

Movie

"Is this the little girl I carried,
Is this the little boy at play?"
"I don't remember growing older,
When did they?"
d'rbeh
i hadn't forgotten, actually... but was waiting to see if anyone else had one they wanted to put here... smile.gif

in answer to yours:

Fiddler on the Roof


any others have submissions? wink3.gif
L'lee
clapping.gif Yay, Tink! You got it!!! thumbsup.gif I love that movie, and it was hard to come up with a quote that would be easy enough to find without being immediately obvious!

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Fiddler on the Roof

D'oh! derbeh, you were too fast for me!

I have sung that song in a wedding before! In my mind, I can see Tevya (Topol) there singing, "Traditioooooonnnnn!"
Dragonkin
Thanks, and you are right. Okay, I'll try another one.

Book.

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
anubis137
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
By Stephen King

That's a tough opening to forget biggrin.gif
Ayli
I don't think I'll be able to answer any quotes, unless they've been repeat to death, or a very famous like: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a..."

Here are two movie quotes that I remember:

1. "Kkkkkken...."


2. "I don't cook, I reheat"
Marth
A Fish Called Wanda and Sibling Rivalry bleh.gif

I just love google roll.gif

"Spongebob, I'm glad you learned your lesson. Hero worship is Unnnn-healthy. Come on, Jeffrey" whistling.gif
Ayli
That is absolutely correct, Marth smile.gif thumbsup.gif
d'rbeh
Movie:

"Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye."
L'lee
2001 A Space Odyssey
ammater
Novel


" It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done before"
DaDungeon
Here it is . . .

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness..."

Edit: OOps . . . forgot the communicate DaName O DaBook . . . added ZeLink.

Oh! Can I add a book?
"For seven and a half million years, Deep Thought computed and calculated, and in the end announced that the answer was in fact Forty-two -- and so another, even bigger, computer had to be built to find out what the actual question was."
ammater
clapping.gif You are very good at this game Tink! I just finished read it. smile.gif
anubis137
QUOTE
Oh! Can I add a book?
"For seven and a half million years, Deep Thought computed and calculated, and in the end announced that the answer was in fact Forty-two -- and so another, even bigger, computer had to be built to find out what the actual question was."


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
DaDungeon
So close you can almost smell the printer's ink, anubis . . .
racegirl
"So long, and Thanks For All the Fish" ?
anubis137
Alright... now I've got it... I had to dig through my copy for this but the answer is:

The Restaurant at the end of the Universe.
DaDungeon
Yep! That be the one!

Movie:
"What... is your quest?"
devonette
Oh, good one!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail!
coelho_buda
The two on my siggie (different novels and I want you to tell me the name of the books).

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devonette
Well, I know Terry Pratchett wrote them, but didn't know which books they were in, so had to look it up!

Moving Pictures
Last Continent

Here's a movie one for you to try:
"I must make the skeleton meatier using a crowbar covered in lettuce. "
coelho_buda
That's correct devonette! You get a rabbit.gif scone, a flowers.gif and a hug_squeeze.gif !

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anubis137
Got another bookie:

"You're a gentleman," they used to say to him. "You shouldn't have gone murdering people with a hatchet; that's no occupation for a gentleman."
d'rbeh
Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky
d'rbeh
Book:

"Are you a politician who says to himself: 'I will use my country for my own benefit'? If so, you are naught but a parasite living on the flesh of others. Or are you a devoted patriot, who whispers into the ear of his inner self: 'I love to serve my country as a faithful servant.' If so, you are an oasis in the desert, ready to quench the thirst of the wayfarer.
anubis137
OK. Mine lasted 10 minutes! shock.gif You guys are good! laugh.gif
DaDungeon
QUOTE (d'rbeh @ Dec 11 2004, 02:42 PM)
Book:

"Are you a politician who says to himself: 'I will use my country for my own benefit'? If so, you are naught but a parasite living on the flesh of others.  Or are you a devoted patriot, who whispers into the ear of his inner self: 'I love to serve my country as a faithful servant.'  If so, you are an oasis in the desert, ready to quench the thirst of the wayfarer.
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This one was hard.

It took a bit of detective work for DaDungeon to run it to ground.

Here's what I finally found: a particular translation of Kahlil Gibran, The Voice of the Master, trans. Anthony R. Ferris, p. 34 (1958).



And, yes, devonette, you got it!
I love that movie. Monty Python and the Holy Grail, for its wit and irreverence.

By the way, your movie?
Took a search engine . . .
maybe I oughta check this out . . .
looks like a really surreally bit of celluloid:
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)?
*rubs off to hunt for a copy*
devonette
QUOTE (DaDungeon @ Dec 11 2004, 05:26 PM)
By the way, your movie?
Took a search engine . . .
maybe I oughta check this out . . .
looks like a really surreally bit of celluloid:
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)?
*rubs off to hunt for a copy*


It's well worth finding a copy of! My kids are quoting from it all the time -- the lines are so, well, outright silly and done in a perfectly serious manner. We borrowed it from the libary, and now the kids are asking for it for Christmas!
DaDungeon
Movie...

Dialogue:
"I wanna serve this to the men. Taste it and let me know what you think."
"What is it?"
"Chocolate covered cotton."
"What are you crazy?!"
"No good, huh?"
"For Chrissake, you didn't even get the seeds out!"
"Is it really that bad?"
"It's cotton!"
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