May 19, 2009

Quote Game: Quotes from Books That Are Also Movies

Welcome to this week's Quote Game! The topic for this week is Quotes from Books That Are Also Movies. Please leave a comment with your quote(s) and the book they came from for all to enjoy. Also, if you don't have a quote (or even if you do) give some love by telling others which quotes you enjoyed reading!

Here is the quote that I left with you last week to start you off:

"What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to music?" -from High Fidelity by Nick Hornby, movie starring John Cusack

Next week's topic to look for in your reading is Quotes on Veterans and War, in honor of Memorial Day this coming Monday. Here is a quote to get you started for next week:

"In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -from Mark Twain's Notebook


  1. "It didn't matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them. And that they hadn't heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together."

    From The Virgin Suicides - this passage ends both the book and the movie.

  2. "My Preciousssss!"

    From The Lord of the Rings, uttered by the character Gollem.

    I love the quote game- this is the first time I remembered to pick a quote in time...

  3. It is chik-lit quotes for me this week - not because I read a lot of this genre - but more because I watch a lot of them ;)

    My first quote is from The Devil Wears Prada:

    "Miranda had called this morning. It only took a few moments for her to outline what she wanted, although it took me forever to interpret it. I learned quickly that in the Miranda Priestly world, it was better to do something wrong and spend a great deal of time and money to fix it than to admit you didn't understand her convoluted and heavily accented instructions and ask for clarifications. So when she mumbled something about getting the Harry Potter books for the twins and having them flown to Paris, intuition alone told me this was going to interfere with my weekend." (Page 83)

    The second one is from In Her Shoes: (and to set the tone if you haven't read or seen it - she's just slept with her boss)

    "The treadmill she'd bought to fulfill a get-in-shape New Year's Resolution three New Years ago was draped with her drycleaning. There was a half-empty Passionberry Punch wind cooler on the coffee table, four shoe boxes from Saks piled by the closet, and a half-dozen romance novels beside her bed. Disaster, Rose thought, wondering what she could do before dawn to give her apartment the appearance of being inhabited by someone with an interesting life. Was there an all-night emporium that sold throw pillows and bookcases? And was it too late to do something about her legs?" (Page 13)

  4. Wonderful quotes, friends! Thank you for playing this week and sharing these fabulous quotes.

  5. That was a fun quote. I wish I could supply some but I don't watch all that many movies. The quote though reminded me a little bit of the egg and chicken debate.

  6. lilly- Oddly, I never thought of that! It does, doesn't it? Thanks for coming by! Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. “She left us here,” said one of the voices. “She stole our hearts, and she stole our souls, and she took our lives away, and she left us here, and she forgot about us in the dark.”

    From Coraline by Neil Gaiman

  8. Great quote! Thank you for playing, DR! I haven't read Coraline, but I have heard some rave reviews.


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