Tagged – Quotes

I have been tagged by ancientmariner. So here goes!

Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.

(These are 5 books off the top of my head, if I had the space and time I’d have included Johnathan Livingston Seagull, Alchemist, Fountainhead, etc)

English Patient:

Every night I cut out my heart. But in the morning it was full again
I can still taste you. I try to write, with your taste in my mouth.
She was always crying on my shoulder. I finally convinced her to settle for my shoulder
– What he would say he cannot say to this woman whose openness is like a wound, whose youth is not mortal yet. He cannot alter what he loves most in her, her lack of compromise, where the romance of the poems she loves still sits with ease in the real world

Gone with the Wind:

– No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.
– Observe my hands my dear…I could tear you to pieces with them. And I’d do it if it’d take Ashley out of your mind forever. But it wouldn’t. So I’ll remove him from your mind this way: I’ll put my hands so, one on each side of your head, and I’ll smash your skull between them like a walnut. And that’ll block him out.

Wuthering Heights:

– Heaven did not seem to be my home; and I broke my heart with weeping to come back to earth; and the angels were so angry that they flung me out into the middle of the heath on the top of Wuthering Heights; where I woke sobbing for joy. That will do to explain my secret, as well as the other. I’ve no more business to marry Edgar Linton than I have to be in heaven; and if the wicked man in there, had not brought Heathcliff so low I shouldn’t have thought of it. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.

– Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest as long as I am living! You said I killed you — haunt me, then! The murdered do haunt their murderers. I believe — I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always — take any form — drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!

Catcher in the Rye:

– What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t, you feel even worse.
– “Life is a game, boy. Life is a game that one plays according to the rules.”
“Yes, sir. I know it is. I know it.”
Game, my ass. Some game. If you get on the side where all the hot-shots are, then it’s a game, all right — I’ll admit that. But if you get on the other side, where there aren’t any hot-shots, then what’s a game about it? Nothing. No game
– What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though

Woman of no importance

– LADY CAROLINE. Far too pretty. These American girls carry off all the good matches. Why can’t they stay in their own country? They are always telling us it is the Paradise of women.
LORD ILLINGWORTH. It is, Lady Caroline. That is why, like Eve, they are so extremely anxious to get out of it.

– MRS. ALLONBY. Define us as a sex.
LORD ILLINGWORTH. Sphinxes without secrets.

I tag: Tys, Saphire, Anoopxh,Vinaymurthy, 1pi00te005

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~ by tia on August 24, 2008.

4 Responses to “Tagged – Quotes”

  1. thats some substance!!

  2. phew! lot fo quots i never knew.. good one 🙂 did this blog some time back… but it was three quotes. (http://xhtheexperthand.blogspot.com/2007/12/quotes-quick-blog.html) will add two more to it and will do this blog soon 🙂

  3. Life is a game! 😀

  4. *ancientmariner
    *chuckle* you asked for it!

    *anoop
    Cool!

    *Sandeep
    Hmm is that your quote!

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