Noted & Quoted
As an unemployed English teacher (this is what I’ve been calling myself as of now), I am obsessed with quotations and explaining them to death. I’m the teacher who will have you sit with three lines of Shakespeare and have the class discuss them for at least twenty minutes if not more. Yes, yes, I’m the teacher who will tell you that each word has relevance and will make you look up each word in the OED. (English majors, you’d better know and love the OED–for non-literary dorks it’s the Oxford English Dictionary). Thanks to some inspiration from my fellow bloggers, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite quotes for you to ponder over.
I expect comments with an analysis and evidence for your position (I kid!)
“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.” – The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
“If music be the food of love, play on.” – Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.” – The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
“You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.” – Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone’s bad qualities because they somehow complete you.” – Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
“‘When you pull down yo’ britches, you look lak de change uh life.” – Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
“Making eye contact during rough sex is roughly the equivalent of trying to read Dostoyevsky on a rollercoaster.” How To Make Love Like A Porn Star by Jenna Jameson
If I were to keep going I’d probably have at least 50 quotes here from books that I’ve read over the years. I’m currently piling books on top of other books. Can you imagine how many noteworthy quotes there are in all of the books I own? Tons!
What are some of your favorite quotes from books? Why did you like them? What made them stay in your mind? Which ones of these do you like the best?
PS: Thank you for all of the wonderful congratulation messages. <3 Each one made me smile!
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