Yesterday’s words of awesome were from Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now. A couple years ago I found out this movie was based on Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, this crazy story about the mad European scramble to colonize Africa. The book is pretty legit but sometimes I felt like I was dragging my feet through it.
Now guess where this is from.
“So she had passed her childhood, like a half-wild cat.”
I know I left the name in that quote from yesterday, but I’m guessing not everyone has read the Uglies series. I think it’s crazy how many people totally bag on the series because the metaphors are so clear-cut, but I think that’s part of what makes the books so cool. When I was a youngling I was totally obsessed over the way I looked, or at least how I perceived that others saw me. That’s why making the topic so clear cut–as in there are zero taboos in the book about getting the ‘pretty’ surgery–is a pretty solid way of confronting the issue of teen self-consciousness, you know?
Anyways, check out this quote about writing from some person who is smarter than me:
“Eight hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, that’s the only way I know how to do it.”
The bad guy from yesterday’s quote was from O’Brien, the big bad from Orwell’s 1984. I know that’s two Orwell quotes real close to each other, but I seriously love me some George Orwell, so sorry. Take an eye full of this one and guess who it is!
“I don’t want to hurt you but I will if I have too – Tally Youngblood”
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.”
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.”
I really hope you guessed that yesterday’s quote was from Star Wars. Not to harp on it, but you should have totally got it when you saw Kessel mentioned. Check out this Fantasy Friday quote:
“Never laugh at live dragons…”
In honor of the premier, little ditty yesterday was from The Hunger Games. Now guess this one:
“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”