Story of a lost journalist

August 24, 2008

The quotes tag

Filed under: tag — Cris @ 20:33
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Disclaimer: I did this in a hurry so not sure if I missed a lot too many things!
My third tag. Mathew, keeper of a hilarious blog has tagged me. May his hilarity grow ten fold. This is the tag: “Jot down 5 of your favorite quotes from the various books you’ve read. If you don’t have the books with you now, googling (Wikiquotes and the like) can be used to find them. Tag five people and acknowledge the person who tagged you.”

My quotes, I have loved a lot many but don’t have the habit of keeping them in mind.
(Short while later): I ended up wikiquoting and came up with a lot too many quotes I had long forgotten. Now compressing them into 6, (I have already decided to do tag+1) could be a problem. Quotes have a thing against compression.

So, not necessarily the best I remember, but the first few I found good enough, and all of them essentially coming into the list, cause they make little or no sense. I have decided to follow my idol, Wodehouse. His quote on writers being this, and this does not count to be in my tag cause it is from no book.
“I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring real life altogether; the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn.”

Now the tag.

1. From Hard News, by Jeffrey Deaver

(3-year old)Courtney: “I want juice”
Rune: “Say please”
(3-year old)Courtney: “I want please”

Well one more from Hard News.

“This business about fairy tales having happy endings – that was bull shit. Sometimes people melt. People go away. People die. And we’re left with stories and memories, which, if we’re lucky, will be good stories and good memories and then we get on with our life.”

2. From Bridget Jones’s diary, by Helen Fielding

Narrated by Bridget: I got in the lift to go out for a sandwich and found Daniel in there with Simon from Marketing, talking about footballers being arrested for throwing matches. “Have you heard about this, Bridget?” said Daniel.
“Oh yes,” I lied, groping for an opinion. “Actually, I think it’s all rather petty. I know it’s a thuggish way to behave, but as long as they didn’t actually set light to anyone I don’t see what all the fuss is about”

3. From To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

Scout: “Naw, Jem, I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.

Jem: “Scout, I think I’m beginning to understand something. I think I am beginning to understand why Boo Radley’s stayed shut up in the house all this time… it’s because he wants to stay inside”

4. From Adevntures of Sally, by P G Wodehouse

“And she’s got brains enough for two, which is the exact quantity the girl who marries you will need.”

5. From Right Ho Jeeves

“I’ve been through hell, Bertie.”
“Through where?”
“Oh, hell? And what took you there?””

6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J K Rowling

Hermione Granger: “I hope you’re pleased with yourselves. We could all have been killed — or worse, expelled.”
Ron: “She needs to sort out her priorities!”

So this one is in addition. I am not sure if it is in a book, I think it is from a television series based on the Wodehouse books.

Bingo: “Bertie!”
Bertie: “Bingo!”
Bingo: “She telephoned!”
Bertie: “She telephoned you, eh? That’s good, shows some friendly spirit.”
Bingo: “Well, she didn’t phone me exactly; when I picked up the phone, I was standing beside it.”
Bertie: “What’d she say?”
Bingo: “She said, “Let me talk to someone with a brain.” “
Bertie: “Ah.”
Bingo: “But it was friendly, the way she said it.”

I have to pass on.

1. Nithin. He is already due to finish my previous tag
2. Srijith. Bro, here is a job for you.
3. Preeti Sharma. I know its going to be hilarious
4. Dhanya. Not sure if someone has alreay tagged you with this, but seeing a tad too bit of inactivity in your blog.
5. Usha. Again not sure if someone has tagged her already
6. Nikhil. Ditto.


  1. One more tag. Looks like I need to get out of my writers block 🙂 Thanks gal..

    Comment by Dhanya — August 24, 2008 @ 21:22 | Reply

  2. 🙂 Wow!! First tag in my new domain 😀 Thanks! I was facing a blogger’s block!
    But for me, writing quotes will be less harder than finding 5 friends to pass it on! 🙂 Just because i follow only a few personal blogs! 😦

    Comment by Srijith — August 24, 2008 @ 23:36 | Reply

  3. Scout: “Naw, Jem, I think there’s just one kind of folks. Folks.
    Thats one of the most profund quote from the book….Rest of the quotes are new ones for me…
    thanks for doing the tag.:-)

    Comment by mathew — August 25, 2008 @ 10:34 | Reply

  4. @Dhanya, sure dear! Lets see them quotes churn out.

    @Srijith, and you cant pass it back to one of them – me 😀

    @mathew, it was real fun 🙂

    Comment by Cris — August 26, 2008 @ 03:11 | Reply

  5. Some great quotes here. Thanks. Now I must keep an eye out for ‘Hard News’.

    Comment by Paul — August 26, 2008 @ 09:56 | Reply

  6. @Paul, thanks. Hard News was not something I enjoyed a lot but I liked these lines.

    Comment by Cris — August 27, 2008 @ 12:50 | Reply

  7. the tag’s done!! 🙂

    Comment by usha — September 18, 2008 @ 11:43 | Reply

  8. @usha, wooppee! Thanks dear! Been there! Great quotes 🙂

    Comment by Cris — September 18, 2008 @ 23:25 | Reply

  9. […] in starting his company which I think , I wont be a part any more.

    Pingback by Srijith.V » Blog Archive » Back Into Blogging — February 3, 2009 @ 09:48 | Reply

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