Friday, August 6, 2010
What are your favorite all time quotes?
It is amazing how things that surround us sometimes are lost to our own perception. I never really thought about it before this morning when I ran across the blog Practice of Madness, by Scarsarestories. She asked what was your favorite all time novel quotes? It got me to thinking...dangerous I know. How much of our daily conversations come from quoted material? And what is it that we are quoting the most?
US Today did a story, 25 Most Memorable Quotes apparently we are all heading out the door with a quick, "Lets roll" before we go do work. I know I have been guilty of a "just say no," although most of my 7th graders don't get it. When backed into a corner I have thrown out a "You can't handle the truth," the effect is a slight different then the movie I dare say.
Screenwriters are sometimes so good we all want them to be the writers for our own life. The American Film Industry was doing a 100 years in review and this list emerged...100 of the most quoted film lines. Some of you are saying "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." But I know that some of you are cheering and bidding that I "Go ahead and make (your) day," with this amazing list of more conversation quote arsenal. I have to admit finding this list has got me thinking...an entire blog post done with out of nothing but popular quotes would be more then fun.
On a side note...
In my exhaustive research I stumbled onto a site that is hilarious. The site is made up of random snippets of conversations overheard in New York city. As a writer these are great fodder for story starters. Enjoy!
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