Monday, November 24, 2014

"His hate died quickly"

Quote Describing My Mood

"His hate died quickly. His hurt lasted much longer, but a day came when he could forgive her.

Much later, he knew she had done nothing that needed his forgiveness."

-Blue Champagne, John Varley

Friday, November 14, 2014

"These are the Glengarry leads..."

Quote Describing My Mood

"These are the new leads. These are the Glengarry leads. And to you, they're gold, and you don't get them. Why? Because giving them to you would be throwing them away. They're for closers. And I'd wish you good luck, but you wouldn't know what to do with it."

-Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I don't dare flunk out!

Quote Describing My Mood
"Birdie, what is your permanent rank?"

The car was landing; he paused with a hand on the latch and grinned. "PFC...I don't dare flunk out!"

I snorted. "You won't. You can't!" I was surprised that he wasn't even a corporal, but a kid as smart and as well educated as Birdie would go to OCS just as quickly as he proved himself in combat...

He opened the door and looked startled. "Hey! They're sounding my call. So long!"

"See you, Birdie!"

But I did not see him, and he did not graduate. He was commissioned two weeks later and his pips came back with their eighteenth decoration: the Wounded Lion, posthumous.

--Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"Nothing ever ends"

Quote Describing My Mood

Veidt: I keep having this dream, that I'm swimming towards a giant black- no, nevermind. Did I do the right thing, Jon? Did I do the right thing at the end?

Dr. Manhattan: Nothing ever ends, Veidt.

-Watchmen, Alan Moore

Friday, August 01, 2014

"I don't like warriors"

Quote Describing My Mood

"I don't like warriors. Too narrow-minded, no subtlety. And worse, they fight for hopeless causes. Honor? Huh! Honor's killed millions of people, it hasn't saved a single one."

-The Fifth Element

"I was naive enough..."

Quote Describing My Mood

"The man who killed my parents did so for money. I was naive enough to think of him as the lowest kind of man.

Not him. He was sick and guilty when he pulled the trigger.

These kill for pleasure, for fun. They are his children...

And the world is theirs."

-The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Darker and Stranger"

Quote Describing My Mood

"Tsavong Lah sat alone on his seat in his command chamber. He could not speak.

The gods must love him. They had restored his arm to him. They had allowed him to root out treachery that had threatened to topple him. They had given him Borleias, whose defenders, at last, had fled.

The gods must hate him. They had taken his father from him. Not only his father, but the fabled warmaster, Czulkang Lah, whose methods of teaching, whose strategic innovations, though introduced decades before the war, had made these conquests possible.

Which was it? Had he earned the hatred or the affection of the gods?

He sat back, hollow with the loss he had just experienced, uncertain within a universe that had just grown darker and stranger.

-Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand, Aaron Allston

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Y cuando desperto..."

Quote Describing My Mood

"Y cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí."

-Augusto Monterroso, "El Dinosaurio" 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I have killed a friend for you

Quote Describing My Mood

Still using the Voice, Paul said, "Submit, Captain."

The man at the captain's left leapt without warning and met his captain's knife in his chest. The attacker fell in a heap with the knife still in him.

The captain faced his sole remaining companion. "I decide what is best for His Majesty. Understand?"

The other Sardaukar's shoulders slumped.

The captain returned his attention to Paul. "I have killed a friend for you." he said. "Let us always remember that."

"You're my prisoners," Paul said. "You submitted to me. Whether you live or die is of no importance."

-Dune, Frank Herbert

Thursday, July 03, 2014

"I have a degree from the Ho Chi Minh City School of Medicine"

Quote Describing My Mood:

"Hi there. I'm Dr. Leo Spaceman, and I have a degree from the Ho Chi Minh City School of Medicine. I'm here to warn you that bread is one of the most dangerous things you can put in your body. Unfortunately, my experiements keep getting blocked by the powerful bread lobby..."

-"The Rural Juror", 30 Rock

Monday, June 30, 2014

"I'm Mr. Manager!"

Quote Describing My Mood

Michael: "Well I'll tell you what, I'll givey ou a promotion. Welcome aboard, Mr. Manager!"
George Michael: "Wow. I'm Mr. Manager!"
Michael: "Well, manager, we just say manager. And you can get an employee if you want."
George Michael: "Do you think we need one?"
Michael: "Don't look at me, Mr. Manager."
George Michael: "Right, it's up to me now, I'm Mr. Manager."
Michael: "We just say manager."
George Michael: "Yeah, but you said-"
Michael: "Doesn't matter who..."

-Top Banana, Arrested Development

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"These men--traffic with devils..."

Quote Describing My Mood

The Arab opened his eyes. The flap of his kaffiyeh had been pulled away from his white-bearded face, and Hale saw blood on the man's teeth when he grimaced. "Get out of this, bin Sikkah," he whispered. "These men--traffic with devils--"

"Salim," said Hale urgently in Arabic, "I am still working for Creepo, under deep cover. This is a pretense, a trick, to confound this lot's plans. Are you hearing me? I--I pretend to kiss the enemy's hand, the better to be sure of cuting it cleaning off."

Bin Jalawi's mouth opened in what might have been a pained smile, as if he were trying to laugh. "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din," he said in English, quoting the Kipling poem that Hale sometimes used to recite when drunk; and then he shuddered and died.

-Declare, Tim Powers