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26 November 2009 @ 03:39 pm
November Prompts  
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1: Famous First/Opening Lines
A: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

B: If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. - J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

C: Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. - Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

D: I had the story, bit by bit, from various people, and, as generally happens in such cases, each time it was a different story. - Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome

E: It was the day my grandmother exploded. - Iain M. Banks, The Crow Road

F: In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

G: He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull. - Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim

H: I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. - Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle



2: Lyrics
A: Still my heart and hold my tongue
I feel my time, my time has come
Let me in, unlock the door
I've never felt this way before
~ 'Til Kingdom Come/Coldplay [listen, full lyrics]

B: Rain, feel it on my finger tips
Hear it on my window pane
Your love's coming down like
Rain, wash away my sorrow
Take away my pain
Your love's coming down like rain
~ Rain/Madonna [listen, full lyrics]

C: Immobilized by the thought of you
Paralyzed by the sight of you
Hypnotized by the words you say
Not true but I believe 'em anyway
~ Shiver/Maroon 5 [listen, full lyrics]

D: When we set out on this journey
There were no doubts in our minds
We set our eyes to the distance
We would find what we would find
~ Something The Boy Said/Sting [listen, full lyrics]

E: Like twisted vines that grow
That hide and swallow mansions whole
And dim the light of an already
Faded prima donna
~ The Memory Remains/Metallica [listen, full lyrics]

F: And if you've made it right you'll know it
It's not like anything you've made before
And if you've made it wrong you'll know it
'Cause it won't keep you coming back for more
~ Recipe For Making Love/Harry Connick, Jr. [listen, full lyrics]

G: Rags to riches or so they say
You got to - keep pushing for the fortune and fame you know
It's all a gamble when it's just a game
You treat it like a capital crime
Everybody's doing their time
~ Paradise City/Guns 'N' Roses [listen, full lyrics]

H: She had fire in her soul
It was easy to see
How the devil himself could be pulled out of me
~ Into the Night/Santana [listen, full lyrics]


3: Movie Quotes
A: I have not come for what you hoped to do. I've come for what you did. ~ V For Vendetta

B: I would rather have tasted her lips just once, touched her skin, one time, and made love to her for one night, than spend the rest of my life without ever knowing that. ~ City of Angels

C: The hardest thing is loving someone and having the courage to let them love you back. ~ The Wedding Date

D: Men are incapable of growth, change and progress. For men self improvement ends at toilet training. ~ The Ugly Truth

E: I'm not a crook, I'm ambitious. There's a difference. ~ Mars Attacks

F: I am not fucking with you, sir. Can you imagine how unpleasant it would be if the judge got a hold of this file? ~ Changing Lanes

G: Every man has a price he will willingly accept, even for what he hoped never to sell. ~ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

H: I know what it's like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can't. How you hurt yourself on the outside to try to kill the thing on the inside. ~ Girl Interrupted