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26 November 2009 @ 03:39 pm
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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
05 June 2009 @ 01:41 pm
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.
- Dr. Thomas Fuller

Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
- Isaac Newton

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.
- Cecil Baxter

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury

When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.
- Gracie Allen

The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
- Lewis Thomas

Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
- Jules Renard
12 April 2009 @ 12:51 pm
In the spirit of Easter and renewal, here are some random quotes from The Bible.

4.1) "Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools." Ecclesiastes 7:9

4.2) "Laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity." Ephesians 4:25-27

4.3) "As the body without the spirit is dead,so faith without works is dead." James 2:26

4.4) "For his anger lasts only a brief moment, and his good favor restores one's life. One may experience sorrow during the night, but joy arrives in the morning." Psalms 30:5

4.5) "Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone." Proverbs 25:15

4.6) "The race is not [always] to the swift, nor the battle to the strong." Ecclesiastes 9:11

4.7) "A faithful friend is a strong defense: and he that hath found such an one hath found a treasure." Ecclesiasticus 6:14

4.8) "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear ... " 1 John 4:18

4.9) "A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control." Proverbs 29:11

4.10) "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

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06 October 2008 @ 01:13 am
“Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there”
Eleanor Rigby: The Beatles

It was odd. After all this time spent looking for the Doctor, looking for something more than a bookshop and the same boring day to day routine. She somehow found him. On a street corner. When she had finally given up. He told her she could come. She couldn’t even pretend to hesitate.

She was beginning to think she knew why he asked her to come so quickly. He was alone. He was lonely. He wanted someone else to fill the silence. She wasn’t sure if she was completely prepared for that task. He spoke sometimes, when he didn’t think she was there. And he would turn on his heels, waiting for a response that never came. She would give one if she knew what he was talking about, but she always seemed to appear too late. When the thought had gotten away and there was no way to know what he was talking about or what he wanted to hear.

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Muse: Sally Sparrow
Fandom: Doctor Who
Word Count: 715 
Role play (y/n): doesn't matter
comments: after fake lj cut

01 July 2008 @ 11:20 am
"The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go." ~ Humphrey Bogart

"I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person -- they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated." ~ Russell Crowe

"At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths --your abilities and your failings." ~ Gerard Depardieu

"Heartthrobs are a dime a dozen." ~ Brad Pitt

"Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect." ~ Benny Hill

"The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great -- and they know I know it." ~ Clark Gable

"You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game's worthwhile." ~ Christopher Reeve

"It's not a field, I think, for people who need to have success every day: if you can't live with a nightly sort of disaster, you should get out. I wouldn't describe myself as lacking in confidence, but I would just say that the ghosts you chase you never catch." ~ John Malkovich

"I'm an old-fashioned guy... I want to be an old man with a beer belly sitting on a porch, looking at a lake or something." ~ Johnny Depp

"All men make mistakes, but married men find out about them sooner." ~ Red Skelton

"A lot of my peer group think I'm an eccentric bisexual, like I may even have an ammonia-filled tentacle somewhere on my body. That's okay." ~ Robert Downey Jr.

"Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports." ~ Kenneth Branagh

"People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall." ~ Leonardo DiCaprio

"I can do whatever I want -- I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you." ~ Don Johnson

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