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Friday, April 21, 2006

Good Lines....

Inspired by a rerun of Law & Order. Admittedly...I'm addicted to this series. I like SVU best, but the original and Criminal Intent are good, as well.

So last night, I was watching one I hadn't seen before. I think it was Criminal Intent but can't remember. There was one line that just made me grin. An excellent insult.

No good, ungrateful, biscuit eatin' sonovbitch. I don't know why, maybe it's the biscuit eatin part, but I just like that line.

I think the writer in me appreciates words, whether it's a weird name ~or strikes me as weird~ or a funny one liner. Or two liners.

A few years ago, the DH and I were going through Ohio on our way to Akron and I saw the name of a town. Wooster. I don't know why, but it struck me as hilarious. Kept thinking of Elmer Fudd and the Wascally Wabbit. And whoever the big rooster, Foghorn, maybe? I kept seeing Elmer chasing after the rooster, shouting at the Wascally Wooster instead of Wabbit. Then there was the name of a seafood dish at the restuarant the DH and I ate at for our anniversary. The fish used was named Wahu. Sounds like WAHOOO.... and I kept cracking up every time I thought of it. The DH thinks I'm beyond strange, by the way.

But I just loves words.

Memorable quotes from movies and books, they make me jealous, cuz I wish I had thought of them. There's a ton of them in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

One of my faves~

Gimli: I never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: How about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: Aye. I could do that.

Or when Nightcrawler is talking to Storm in X Men 2.
Storm: Sometimes anger can help you survive.
Nightcrawler: So can faith.

From books...

I love the JD Robb books. They are full of good one liners. One of my fave books in that series was Vengeance in Death. Roarke seemed a little less than perfect in that one. As much as I adore his character, I think I had a chance of hooking up with a real life Roarke...I'd pass. There can be TOO much perfection. Oh, yeah, the lines...

From Vengeance, when Eve is talking to one of the cops while she was in Ireland
Eve: We hardly ever kick widows around the morgue anymore. It's bad for public relations.

From Endurance, one of the Stardoc books, by SL Viehl aka Lynn Viehl and several others. My fave series. I adore Cherijo. She's my all time fave heroine,
Cherijo: Keep talking. I always yawn like this when I'm riveted.

There's been a couple of lines from my own books that I'm pretty happy with. But I think the one that stands out the most is from The Dragon's Warrior. It will be released in print with the two other books in the series sometime this summer, I hope. Title is Fated.

Eilrah is by far my favorite character out of the books I've written. I just love dragons.

The lines from Eilrah I love the most? *yes, i edited this a little...*

“Mortals. Hopeless, the whole XXXXing lot of them....Damnation, it is contagious! Now I’m talking like him.”

You probably noticed that I have an appreciation for sarcasm... *G*

So what are some of your favorite lines?


Dannyfiredragon said...


I love the quote from LOTR. It's also one of my favorites.

By the way, the cover of Fated is fantastic. I love it, which is no wonder because I also love Dragons.

Erin the Innocent said...

*g* You're crazy but you'd be boring if you weren't. I love words too. Some just make me giggle at the sound of them (then I get one of 'those' looks from people around me *g*)

Shiloh Walker said...

lol... you should see me when i am having a hysterical fit of laughter over something like...




I just wonder where in the world that name came from...

Barb V. said...

One of my all time favorite lines is from SEP's Nobody's Baby But Mine. Jane has removed of the marshmallow shapes from all of Cal's boxes of Lucky Charms, and he thinks it is a problem with the product. He goes on about how he is going to write the company, etc. Then he finds the tiny marshmallows scattered all over the inside of his car. He tells Jane: "I married a damn cereal killer." Cracks me up every time.

Shiloh Walker said...

ooooooohhhhh... I remember that line, Barb.

SEP has some great lines. Funny ones, and then some that are so sweet and tender they just make you sigh.

Charlene Teglia said...

Anita Blake in Obsidian Butterfly: "The way to a man's heart is six inches of steel through the ribcage."

Michelle B said...

Oh boy, another topic I could go on forever about! I collect quotes (some better than others) and though I haven't done it as much lately, I used to track quotes as I was reading various books. Another place that you didn't mention that I tend to find some good quotes/words are song lyrics!

Here are a few (yes, too many I know) from my quote collection (from books and movies):

"The brave do not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all."
-- The Princess Diaries (movie)

“The imagination is always the best torturer.”
---Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

"I have found that in life everything, no matter how bad, comes to an end."
-- Bryce Courtenay, The Power Of One

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence."
-- Frederick Douglass (in his autobiography I think it was)

“In the life of everyone there is a limited number of unhappy experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.”
---James Weldon Johnson, Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

I have a ton from this book (Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man) as it is one of my favorites and one I identify with strongly. Of course these are more serious than funny, but I found them moving personally. Did I mention I could go on forever about this? lol.


Kelley said...

I really love quotes. I'll list a few of my favorites.

Life is not the way its supposed to be, its the way it it. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.

Its never to late to be what you might have been. ( I love this one!)

There are two ways of spreading light:to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

Really good topic, Shi!

Shiloh Walker said...

Now this one is about one of the truest things I've ever heard.

“In the life of everyone there is a limited number of unhappy experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with a die; and in long years after, they can be called up in detail, and every emotion that was stirred by them can be lived through anew; these are the tragedies of life.”

I can still remember minute details of my grandmother's funeral and that was 20 years ago.

Cynthia Eden said...

What a great blog! My first time here, but I'll definitely be back.

And what great quotes!

Here's one more that I'll add to the list, it comes from my favorite TV vampire, Spike:

(In response to being asked to fight a troll)
Spike: I would, but I'm paralyzed with not caring very much.

Michelle B said...

I'm the same way with my grandfather's funeral, Shi, and it was 20 years ago in June. I even remember the color of the kleenex I used.


snowflake said...

Here's one from Seize The Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon (Heroine had just racked the hero by accident)
"I should have warned you not to sneak up behind me."
"I wasn't sneaking," he said from between clenched teeth. "I was walking.

snowflake said...

Another one from Seize The Night:
"And how is it that you associate with drag queens, Acheron?"
"I have many interesting friends, Valerius, and some of them are even complete and utter assholes."