So last night, I was watching one I hadn’t seen before. I think it was Criminal Intent but can’t remember. There was one line that just made me grin. An excellent insult.
No good, ungrateful, biscuit eatin’ sonovbitch. I don’t know why, maybe it’s the biscuit eatin part, but I just like that line.
I think the writer in me appreciates words, whether it’s a weird name ~or strikes me as weird~ or a funny one liner. Or two liners.
A few years ago, the DH and I were going through Ohio on our way to Akron and I saw the name of a town. Wooster. I don’t know why, but it struck me as hilarious. Kept thinking of Elmer Fudd and the Wascally Wabbit. And whoever the big rooster, Foghorn, maybe? I kept seeing Elmer chasing after the rooster, shouting at the Wascally Wooster instead of Wabbit. Then there was the name of a seafood dish at the restuarant the DH and I ate at for our anniversary. The fish used was named Wahu. Sounds like WAHOOO…. and I kept cracking up every time I thought of it. The DH thinks I’m beyond strange, by the way.
But I just loves words.
Memorable quotes from movies and books, they make me jealous, cuz I wish I had thought of them. There’s a ton of them in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
One of my faves~
Gimli: I never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an elf.
Legolas: How about side by side with a friend?
Gimli: Aye. I could do that.
Or when Nightcrawler is talking to Storm in X Men 2.
Storm: Sometimes anger can help you survive.
Nightcrawler: So can faith.
I love the JD Robb books. They are full of good one liners. One of my fave books in that series was Vengeance in Death. Roarke seemed a little less than perfect in that one. As much as I adore his character, I think I had a chance of hooking up with a real life Roarke…I’d pass. There can be TOO much perfection. Oh, yeah, the lines…
From Vengeance, when Eve is talking to one of the cops while she was in Ireland
Eve: We hardly ever kick widows around the morgue anymore. It’s bad for public relations.
From Endurance, one of the Stardoc books, by SL Viehl aka Lynn Viehl and several others. My fave series. I adore Cherijo. She’s my all time fave heroine,
Cherijo: Keep talking. I always yawn like this when I’m riveted.
There’s been a couple of lines from my own books that I’m pretty happy with. But I think the one that stands out the most is from The Dragon’s Warrior. It will be released in print with the two other books in the series sometime this summer, I hope. Title is Fated.
Eilrah is by far my favorite character out of the books I’ve written. I just love dragons.
The lines from Eilrah I love the most? *yes, i edited this a little…*
“Mortals. Hopeless, the whole XXXXing lot of them….Damnation, it is contagious! Now I’m talking like him.”
You probably noticed that I have an appreciation for sarcasm… *G*
So what are some of your favorite lines?