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mark211Do you have any 'red pencil' passages?2015-01-19 15:03:55
mark211British writer Graham Greene apparently never read any book without a short ruler and a red pencil to hand with which he underlined all his favourite passages. Do you have any favourite hightlighted moments - a phrase, a sentence, a passage from your favourite SFF fiction?2015-01-19 15:06:00
mark211"Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. This is as true of humans in the finite space of a planetary ecosystem as it is of gas molecules in a sealed flask" Dune, Frank Herbert.2015-01-19 15:13:30
mark211"Vlana and civilization lay ahead. His mother and barbarism behind - " Swords and Devilry, Fritz Lieber2015-01-19 15:16:05
mark211"She had tinted herself a beautiful soft-olive green, with a subtle patina of gold ..." The Star King, Jack Vance2015-01-19 15:20:28
jessbaumYes! Actually I fold down the page and underline the words that move me. Nearly all of my hard copy books know this method. I used my kindle to test out stories and then buy the physical copy of the ones I love most. Then I have fun reading them again while noting my favorite passages. The books that have like every other page marked up for me are "Jane Eyre," "The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood," "On Walden Pond," "Watership Down," "The Anne of Green Gables Series," "Frankenstein," "The complete works of Edgar Allen poe," and I can't wait to obtain all of the books of Barsoom. haha2015-01-21 05:49:30
mark211Hi Jess - Could I entice you to share some of your fold down/underline moments? They don't have to be favourites, just anything that catches your eye. BTW Have only literally just discovered that Barsoom was a thing! How SFF illiterate does that make me? [shame face]2015-01-21 11:46:59
micheledutcherHere's one from T. H. White's Once and Future King: Most of the time the best of our love is given to someone who could simply not care less. (the boys Gawain and Mordred and how they loved their mother - despite the fact that she cared nothing about them. 2015-01-21 13:16:11
Micheledutcherfrom Cloud Atlas: Yoona-939: I will not be subjected to criminal abuse.2015-01-21 13:27:08
mark211@michele: Ha ha ha ha - That T.H. White quote is great - I'll have to make a T-shirt with that on ;-). I really enjoyed Cloud Atlas, book and movie both, too. 2015-01-22 00:34:06
jessbaum"Heaven would never be heaven without you"-Richard Matheson really nailed it in What dreams May Come. "Is the undertakes joyous when his turn comes around?-Richard Smith's Wild Ink is literary fiction but it has stayed with me. Oh and John Carter's "I still live" is epic in the books of Barsoom thanks to the genius of Burroughs. 2015-01-22 12:16:37
jessbaumDon't feel bad mark211 the only reason I started reading Burroughs's writing is because I liked the John Carter movie. Little did I know how much better the book and it's series would be. haha2015-01-22 12:21:45
Wesson90 percent of mine come from Howard Roark, protagonist from The Fountainhead by Rand. "Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible." "Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism?"2015-01-24 21:40:02
Wesson90 percent of mine come from Howard Roark, protagonist from The Fountainhead by Rand. "Yet we are taught to admire the second-hander who dispenses gifts he has not produced above the man who made the gifts possible." "Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetrated by disciples of altruism?"2015-01-24 21:40:08
WessonSorry for the double post, don't know what happened. In another direction, I also liked: "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Technically can't be underlined since it's a video game but what the hey, its good. 2015-01-24 21:43:40





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