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OT -- Favorite Quotes From Literature

Discussion in 'Scott & Wes Frog Fan Forum' started by steelfrog, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Seems to Steel that we've never had this kind of thread, only movies, books etc.

    One book Steel returns to at least once a year is Cormac McCarthy's great work, Blood Meridian, which has these gems from The Judge (and in the second passage, his tete a tete with The Kid:

    First Quote:

    “The man who believes that the secrets of the world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate.”

    Second Quote:

    "I tell you this. As war becomes dishonored and its nobility called into question those honorable men who recognize the sanctity of blood will become excluded from the dance, which is the warrior’s right, and thereby will the dance become a false dance and the dancers false dancers. And yet there will be one there always who is a true dancer and can you guess who that might be?"

    "You ain’t nothin."

    "You speak truer than you know. But I will tell you. Only that man who has offered up himself entire to the blood of war, who has been to the floor of the pit and seen horror in the round and learned at last that it speaks to his inmost heart, only that man can dance."

    "Even a dumb animal can dance."

    "The judge set the bottle on the bar. Hear me, man, he said. There is room on the stage for one beast and one alone. All others are destined for a night that is eternal and without name. One by one they will step down into the darkness before the footlamps. Bears that dance, bears that don't."

    Steel has often pondered the meaning of both these passages, without much being resolved. Instead, it just sits there with Steel. Cormac McCarthy is a national treasure.
     
  2. those quotes or monologues?
     
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  3. Tough read.

    What's your take on the ending Steel? What happens?
     
  4. I would swear that the 2nd quote, first paragraph is from Ronnie James Dio.
     
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  5. Steel figured The Judge killed the kid. Those who claim sodomy have little to go on since Judge Holden throughout the rest of the book is essentially asexual. But he's very violent, loves blood and killing.
     
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  6. Sing me a song, you're a singer
    Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil
    The devil is never a maker
    The less that you give, you're a taker
    So it's on and on and on, it's heaven and hell
    Oh well

    The lover of life's not a sinner
    The ending is just a beginner
    The closer you get to the meaning
    The sooner you'll know that you're dreaming
    So it's on and on and on, oh it's on and on and on
    It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell
    I can tell
    Fool, fool

    Oh uh
    Yeah, yeah, yeah

    Well if it seems to be real, it's illusion
    For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life
    Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer
    And it's on and on, on and on and on and on and on and on and on

    They say that life's a carousel
    Spinning fast, you've got to ride it well
    The world is full of kings and queens
    Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
    It's heaven and hell, oh well

    And they'll tell you black is really white
    The moon is just the sun at night
    And when you walk in golden halls
    You get to keep the gold that falls
    It's heaven and hell, oh no

    Fool, fool
    You've got to bleed for the dancer
    Fool, fool
    Look for the answer
    Fool, fool, fool
     
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  7. “I will not eat them in a box. I will not eat them with a Fox. I will not eat them here or there. I will not eat them anywhere.”
     
  8. “Aggies is semi-rural.”

    Dan Jenkins “Semi Tough”
     
  9. Definitely monologues because Steel is a vagina.
     
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  10. Hell is “other” people.

    Either Jean Paul Sartre or Larry David......
     
  11. General board in 3,2,.....
     
  12. I think it was John Doe: "If you don't really have anything to say, then don't say it." Steel, thought you might need this one.
     
  13. Move this to the general board. We’z about sports. Not this fancy word crap.
     
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  14. "scheiss baylor"

    -RollToad

    Truer words have never been spoken.
     
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  15. I was in a band called Fancy Word Crap in college.
     
  16. “Gryffindor, where dwell the brave at heart!”
     
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  17. I was hacked.
     
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  18. You’re a wizard Harry!
     
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  19. "Shoot all the bluejays you want; if you can hit 'em. But remember - it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." - Harper Lee

    Go Frogs!
     
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  20. How it's still here but my joke about Pelosi and Cumbie's playbook was moved after 2 posts. Darn the mods. Darn them all.
     

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