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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2007, 03:07:55 PM »
In 1754 a new word was coined by Horace Walpole - serendipity.

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"Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering a farmer's daughter." - Julius Comroe Jr.

perfect example!

Some people just have a way with words.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2007, 12:13:11 AM »
And here I was always led to believe that serendipity was finding out the farmer's daughter had been left on her own when daddy had left on a three day hunt and she had called you to come and help her install a light bulb in the barn.   LOL!!!  :D

(I will, however, take Mr. Comroe's explanation also...  :D )

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #17 on: November 21, 2007, 12:28:48 PM »
take heart:

"A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender."
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2007, 02:31:44 PM »
"Those too intelligent to get involved in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato

Ever a true word. ;)

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2007, 10:09:30 PM »
"Any writer who knows what he's doing isn't doing very much.”

Nelson Algren
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2007, 12:29:00 AM »
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."

Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2007, 01:01:29 AM »
Why doesn't the character quit?
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2007, 02:19:01 AM »
Why doesn't the character quit?

Is this a trick question?

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2007, 02:33:42 AM »
Nope, it's the driving force behind writing. The character can quit if they want to but why don't they?
What keeps them going on until the very end?
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2007, 03:12:47 AM »
The finger.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2007, 03:15:05 AM »
The finger?
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2007, 03:20:58 AM »
Yep.

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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2007, 03:24:51 AM »
You weren't a member on the eleventh of July.


And that makes even less sense.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2007, 03:42:28 AM »
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You weren't a member on the eleventh of July.

There is no law against coming up with original quotes prior to joining MWC. I cite Churchill and Wilde as examples.

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And that makes even less sense.

You should like it then  ;D Feel free to use it in one of your books.
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Re: Quotes that make you stop
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2007, 04:05:57 AM »
Perhaps I will, after all, I can make it make sense in another setting.
But I'm still trying to figure out what you meant.
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