Directors The Novel Quotes Thread!

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just some fun for those of us who engage in the sport of reading.

    How to play:

    Post a favorite line from a favorite novel, novella or short story and the first person to guess where it comes from gets to post one of their own. If 24 hours elapse without a correct answer, the original poster has to give the answer and gets to post another line. You can give one hint if you deem it necessary.

    While I usually read history and science-related books, I occasionally dabble in fiction and I do have my favorite authors.

    First up is an easy one:

    "For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate."

    Hint: this is an English translation of a French novel.

    And no Googling! [​IMG]
     
  2. JohnRice

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    Yeah, right.
     
  3. SteveGon

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    Well, I thought it'd be easy... [​IMG]
     
  4. Bill McA

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    Les Miserables??
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Yeah, right.

    I was blindly guessing it had something to do with Marquis de Sade, a memoir or something, but that's not it. I know what it is now, but only because I cheated.
     
  7. SteveGon

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    Eh, I just thought it was one of those books most everyone read at time or another - like The Scarlet Letter. Guess not.
     
  8. JohnRice

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    The Scarlett Letter is a book?
     
  9. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    This is reaching pretty far back, but it sounds like Camus' The Stranger.

    M.
     
  10. Lew Crippen

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    I’ll play Steve, but if this is your idea of easy, don ‘t put forth one that is hard.
     
  11. JohnRice

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    Steve isn't here, so I'll let Michael know he is correct. I guess he gets to do a quote now.


    BTW...Ain't that the truth.
     
  12. Michael Reuben

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    You're kidding? That was mostly a guess. I haven't read Camus for . . . well, I'd rather not try to work it out.

    Now I'm on the spot. In recent years, most of the lines I quote are from films. But I remember this one I liked. I have no idea whether it's easy or hard:


    M.
     
  13. SteveGon

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    Michael is correct - that quote is the final line from Camus' The Stranger (Vintage International paperback edition from 1989, translated by Matthew Ward).

    Sorry, I really thought The Stranger had more of a following. [​IMG]
     
  14. Brook K

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    Ulysses?
     
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    Total outrageous stab in the dark here...

    Nostromo?
     
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    The Analetics of Confucius
     
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    Wow.

    Ummm.

    Errrr.

    Well...please let me know when we get to the easy ones.
     
  18. Michael Reuben

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    No, not Ulysses, Nostromo or Confucius (interesting choices, though).

    Since Steve's rules permit a hint, I'll add that it's an English novel.


    M.
     
  19. SteveGon

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    Heh, that reminds me I need to finish Nostromo which I started reading several years ago and never got around to finishing for some reason.

    I'll have to sit this one out since I didn't know the answer and Googled it. [​IMG]
     
  20. Brook K

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    I just like shooting out wild guesses

    Great Expectations
     

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