[DWJ] favorite quotations?
klj at sccs.swarthmore.edu
Thu Dec 22 16:26:06 EST 2005
I somewhat recently mentioned on the LJ-community that I absolutely adored
this bit from _Changeover_:
"'Are you,' asked Simon Aweyo, 'by any chance Jupiter Ammon?'
Changeover, now grown until he filled the sky, shook his great dewlapped
head. 'Try again,' he lowed.
'Zeus?' suggested Aweyo.
'No,' said Changeover.
'Adonis?' Aweyo desperately suggested, in defiance of the evidence. Again
Changeover shook his head. It must, Aweyo thought, be a strictly English
god, since Changeover was roast beef. 'Yorkshire pudding?'"
>From F&H: "Happiness isn't a _thing_. You can't go out and get it like a
cup of tea. It's the way you feel about things."
"Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being
indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; _myself_ it speaks and
spells, / Crying _What I do is me: for that I came._"
---Gerard Manley Hopkins, "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 deborah.dwj at suberic.net wrote:
> So the list is pretty quiet right now, and as I'm revamping the
> website, I realised I'd love more great quotations for the
> quotes page. I was wondering if those of you who aren't
> completely swamped with holidays and end of the year plans would
> come up with some favorite quotations and send them to the list.
> I could add them to the quotation generator (so it would make me
> happy!), but they also might spark some fun discussions.
> Personally, I've always been a big fan of the Tough Guide's
> pan-celtic tours:
> PanCelts are frequently red-haired. They wear plaids and have
> NAMES you must consult the glossary in order to pronounce. By
> the Rules (pronounced GEAS) which govern them, they have to call
> ELVES Shee (pronounced Sidhe) and refer to the ENEMY as Shadow.
> Otherwise they are nice people who drink a lot of the water of
> life (pronounced Uisce) and love to tell you LEGENDS by
> firelight. They also fight a lot and rather well, since both
> men and women train hard from the age of ten. But there is no
> such thing as an ordinary PanCelt. Each of them is either a
> MAGIC USER or a BARD or a Druid (pronounced like a sneeze), or
> sometimes all three (in which case you pronounce it Merlin).
> They are governed by strong and beautiful QUEENS called things
> like Maebdh Aeiolaien (pronounced Mad Eileen) or strong and
> serious KINGS called, for instance, Daibhaeaidhaibh MacAeraith
> (pronounced Dave Mate), and they appear to worship the Welsh Bard
> Taliesin. It is in this Bard's hounour that they all sing so
> much, even more that the Shee/Elves do. And, like the Elves,
> they are prone to go on about how very much better things were in
> the Old Days, when a HERO could walk in one day from Caer Dibdh
> to the sea by taking a short cut through Tir n'an og (pronounced
> The Many-Coloured Land).
> -- Tough Guide to Fantasyland, "PanCelts"
> But maybe the tough guide is cheating. :)
> "Buffy, duck."
> "What duck? There's a duck?"
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