So yesterday’s quote was from The Princess Bride, a book I have been meaning to read since forever ago. My friend Chad swears by the comedic genius of the book, but i don’t know if it can match the movie. After all, the movie had a lead role by Fred Savage a.k.a. Kevin Arnold, and everybody knows how wicked tough it is to upstage that guy.
Check out this week’s sci-fi quote! (hint: it was adapted into a badass movie with Harrison Ford)
“For Mercer everything is easy, he thought, because Mercer accepts everything. Nothing is alien to him. But what I’ve done, he thought; that’s become alien to me. In fact everything has become unnatural; I’ve become an unnatural self.”
You know what? I’m a little tripped out that more people didn’t recognize yesterday’s quote from H.P. Lovecraft. That dude was like Poe in that he was an O.G. when it came to the horror game. If you haven’t already, you ought to go and get down on some Cthulu.
Now, check out this week’s sci-fi quote!
“The easiest way to solve a problem is to deny it exists.”
So if you didn’t guess it, yesterday’s quote was from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. I loved this book so much that I wrote a little review for it which you can peep here. If I could make all of you read this awesome book then I totally would. But I can’t, so I’ll just ask you nicely. Please please please read this book. It is fricken sweet.
Onto the quote for today!
“‘You’re a monster.’
‘Thanks. Does this mean I get a raise?’
‘No, just a medal. The budget isn’t inexhaustable.'”
I hope my boob hint helped you with yesterday’s quote from Game of Thrones. I haven’t read these books yet (they’re fricken monsters from what I’ve seen) but I am totally hooked on the HBO series. Honestly though, how can you go wrong with a show that’s packed with so much sex, violence, and drama? It’s like Lord of the Rings but with people doing the no-pants dance all the time. Plus, I feel like the elements of the storyline–love, lust, revenge, treachery–can be applied to any setting, not just the whole medieval thing.
But enough of LOTR with boobs. Take a guess as this sci-fi quote.
“History is on the move, Captain. Those who cannot keep up will be left behind, to watch from a distance. And those who stand in our way will not watch at all.”
The quote from yesterday was from The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. In my mind, this book doesn’t get nearly enough hype as it should. I’m thinking it might be because the film version hit theaters around the same time that Harry Potter did. I meet a lot of folks who think The Golden Compass was just a Potterverse rip-off but I’m like, “No way, Bro Daniels.” Pullman has a totally different style than Rowling. Plus, the story confronts completely different YA issues than the Potter books.
Anyways, that’s it for my rant. Guess who this quote is from.
“And they walked away together through the hole in the wall, back into the darkness, leaving nothing behind them; not even the doorway.”
Did you guess yesterday’s quote? No? Well, it was from The Hobbit, one of the best fantasy books of all-time. and just as an FYI, laughing at dragons has to be about as sharp as interviewing vampires.
It trips me out to think that Lewis and Tokien, such fantasy heavy hitters were totally bros, you know? I just imagine the two of them hanging out, smoking pipes and sipping brandies while they talked about how awesome it is to be them.
Anyways, check out this quote for today.
“They were strange, the facts about them: their staying inside by day, their avoidance of garlic, their death by stake, their reputed fear of crosses, their supposed dread of mirrors.”