How many of you knew that yesterday’s quote was from Sylvia Plath? I went with my wife a few years back and saw Gweneth Paltrow play her in that movie Sylvia, andI swear if I’d had had a razor in that theater I would have done myself in. Before then I had no idea what kind of crappy stuff she’d had going on with her. So super depressing.
Anyways, try to guess who this maniacal Monday quote is from. But seriously, figure it out quick because this crazy dude has me strapped with C4 that is set to go off unless someone answers this quote.
“Wendy? Darling? Light, of my life. I’m not gonna hurt ya. I’m just going to bash your brains in.”
I wonder, which way did Hugo with yesterday’s quote? Ha!
Okay, my bad with the pun. The quote from yesterday was from Les Miserables by some guy named Victor Something-or-other. Weird fact for you: Ayn Rand was all about some Victor Hugo. She also totally dug Saint Thomas Aquinas, which is super bizarro given the whole Objectivism deal she preached.
So here’s a quote from a Rand novel–the only Rand novel I really liked. It’s not so much from a maniacal big bad, but more from the douchebag who is always up in Howard Roark’s business. Incidentally, I thought that Roark was the only protagonist she ever wrote that was actually believable.
“Do you always have to have a purpose? Do you always have to be so damn serious? Can’t you ever do things without reason, just like everybody else? You’re so serious, so old. Everything’s important with you. Everything’s great, significant in some way, every minute, even when you keep still. Can’t you ever be comfortable–and unimportant?”
Yesterday’s quote was from the Great Gatsby–a bit of a curve ball considering the last few Sappy Sunday quotes were from Billy Shakespeare and my man Lord Byron. Whenever I hear the words, “Great Gatsby” I get these images of 1920s Capone-type gangsters, doing the Charleston and downing tumblers of bathtub gin. Anyone else think that? No? Okay, maybe it’s just me.
Anyhoot, try your luck at this quote from a crazy person from some book somebody wrote a long time ago.
“Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture — a pale blue eye, with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold; and so by degrees — very gradually — I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye for ever.”
The bit yesterday was from the seriously romantic dude, Lord Byron. Seeing as know next to nothing about poetry I can’t really give any sort of insight into who the dude was or even what makes him so special. But if any of you are Byron fans, let me know. I’m always down to hear why other people love what they love.
Can you guess the big bad who dropped these words of scariness?
“You think to baffle me, you with your pale faces all in a row, like sheep in a butcher’s. You shall be sorry yet, each one of you! You think you have left me without a place to rest, but I have more. My revenge is just begun! I spread it over centuries, and time is on my side. Your girls that you all love are mine already. And through them you and others shall yet be mine, my creatures, to do my bidding and to be my jackals when I want to feed. Bah!”
If you know anything about star-crossed lovers then you know yesterday’s quote was from Romeo and Juliet. I remember reading this play in high school and thinking it was BO-ring! Of course, I was only a freshman so what do you expect, right? That was definitely not the case when we read Julius Caesar though. I had this English teacher who took to acting out the assassination for us, taking the time to show us how Caesar got mobbed on and stabbed. This dude was so totally nuts for old Billy that he made the trip to the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland every single year like it was the Holy Land.
Anyways, take a gander at this quote and let me know who you think it is!
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”
Your Sappy Sunday quote was from The Gone With the Wind. Hopefully, you gave a damn (ZING!). Can you guess which Big Bad said this one?
“Evil is a point of view. We are immortal. And what we have before us are the rich feasts that conscience cannot appreciate and mortal men cannot know without regret. God kills, and so shall we; indiscriminately He takes the richest and the poorest, and so shall we; for no creatures under God are as we are, none so like Him as ourselves, dark angels not confined to the limits of hell but wandering His earth and all its kingdoms.”