Monday, August 25, 2008

Memorable Books in a Kiwi Public Library

What have I, an avid Piscean reader, born on February 23, been reading all this time? Sorry, you'll have to guess which books some of these memorable lines come from...

"It was the English playwright William Congreve who wrote that heaven 'has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned' ".

"Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing. When you think it fled-it may have become transfigured into still subtler form".

"I have loved justice and hated iniquity".

"(New Zealand's) Prime Minister Helen Clarke was born on February 26, 1950".

"Time travel might be within our capabilities in the future".

"Stanley Kubick compared the form of information to the black monolith in his film 2001, the mysterious source of knowledge that seemed to appear at successive stages of human evolution, each time we were ready to be taken to the next level".

"He who fights monsters-should look into it that he himself does not become a monster. When you gaze into the Abyss, the Abyss also gazes at you".

"We are all one. No tree has branches that fight with one another".

"Five Jewish men who influenced the history of western civilization: Moses said the law is everything; Jesus said love is everything; Marx said capitalism is everything and Einstein said everything is relative".

"You are regretfully invited to the wedding between my perfect son, The Doctor and some Two-Bit Tramp".

"MI5 in the 1950s seemed to be covered with a thick film of dust dating from the wartime years. The whole organization was rather like Dickson's Miss Haversham. Wooed by the intellectual elite during the war, she had been jilted by them in 1945".

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