Evelyn Blunt: Not for me thank you. Vic Flange: Oh. Don't drink? Evelyn Blunt: No, I tried it once and didn't like it. Vic Flange: Smoke? Evelyn Blunt: I tried it once and didn't like it. Vic Flange: Strange. Evelyn Blunt: Not at all, my daughter is just the same. Vic Flange: Your only child, I presume.“
“Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders. "What does 'under the name' mean?" asked Christopher Robin. "It means he had the name over the door in gold letters, and lived under it..."
Prince Lír stood between her body and the Bull, weaponless, but with his hands up as though he thought he still held a sword and shield. Once more in that endless night the prince said, "No." He looked very foolish, and he was about to be trampled flat. The Red Bull could not see him, and would kill him without ever knowing that he had been in the way. Wonder and love and great sorrow shook Schmendrick the Magician then, and came together inside him and filled him, filled him until he felt himself brimming and flowing with something that was none of these. He did not believe it, but it came to him anyway, as it had touched him twice before and left him more barren than he had been. This time, there was too much of it for him to hold; it spilled through his fingers and toes, welled up equally in his eyes and his hair and the hollows of his shoulders. There was too much to hold — too much ever to use; and still he found himself weeping with the pain of his impossible greed. He thought, or said, or sang, I did not know that I was so empty, to be so full.
The Lady Amalthea lay where she had fallen, though now she was trying to rise, and Prince Lir still guarded her raising his naked hands against the enormous shape that loomed over him. The tip of the prince's tongue stuck out of one corner of his mouth, making him look as serious as a child taking something apart. Long years later, when Schmendrick's name had become a greater name than Nikos's and worse than afreets surrendered at the sound of it, he was never able to work the smallest magic without seeing Prince Lir before him, his eyes squinted up because of the brightness and his tongue sticking out.
"The Last Unicorn", Peter Beagle. A lovely book by a lovely man
"America has joined forces with the Allied Powers, and what we have of blood and treasure are yours. Therefore it is that with loving pride we drape the colors in tribute of respect to this citizen of your great republic. And here and now, in the presence of the illustrious dead, we pledge our hearts and our honor in carrying this war to a successful issue. Lafayette, we are here."
Charles E. Stanton (and not John J. Pershing as it is occasionally attributed) on July 4, 1917, at the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette
Benedict : Gentlemen. Since you are about to die anyway, I may as well tell you the entire plot. Think of villains Jack. You want Dracula? Dra-cool-la? Hang on, I'll fetch him. Dracula? Huh. I can get King Kong! We'll have a nightmare with Freddy Krueger, have a surprize party for Adolf Hitler, Hannibal Lecter can do the catering, and then we'll have christening for Rosemary's Baby! All I have to do is snap my fingers and they'll be here. They're lining up to get here, and do you know why Jack? Should I tell you why? Hmm? Because here, in this world, the bad guys can win!“
One of my favourite villain speeches from a very underrated film.
I like to think this is something along the lines of what would the Master would say if they ever did a story where he entered the ‘real world’
A quote by one of our great writers, Bertolt Brecht, who back in the day used it to describe the mindless followers of the Nazi cult. I just have to look at the news of today to see how relevant it is today.
"Nur die allerdümmsten Kälber wählen ihre Schlächter selber."
"Only the most stupid of calves vote for their own butchers."
Seeing the mindless drones of Covid protesters getting into yet another scrape with the police, while refusing to play by the rules.
Meanwhile, our government is about to decide to which extend Christmas is cancelled this year.
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