5 favourite quotes from either a film, book, or song

As tagged by Michael, the meme: 5 favourite quotes from either a film, book, or song.  My response, covering all three options, and ranging from the philisophical to the dark to pleasures of the flesh:

(1) That's so inspirational it brings tears to my eyes. But by and large, Constable Anderson, the good's an illusion. Little fables folks tell themselves so they can get through their days without screaming too much.
Andre Linoge from Stephen King's 1999 Storm of the Century

(2) Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.
Gandalf in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

(3) What did you see, the same as I? Appetite sated, desire indulged, a miniature of the world and how it will succumb to us… There is no good, Munroe, there is no evil, there is only flesh and the patterns to which we submit it.
Pinhead in 1992's Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

(4) You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Almustafa in Kahlil Gibran's 1923 The Prophet

(5) Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself; Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; for love is sufficient unto love.
Almustafa in Kahlil Gibran's 1923 The Prophet

And a bonus: Tempers fray so easily in desperate despair, is there anyone who cares? Just another tragedy, just a personal affair in a room somewhere
“The Circus” from Erasure's 1990 Circus

Oh, and on the kissing thing, since that's a personal favorite of mine, I also took the test.  My results:

Your are a Passionate 'In the Moment' Kiss! You love to make things a little sweeter than they already are. Or maybe you just enjoy being one damn hot boy!

I think that's healthy!

2 thoughts on “5 favourite quotes from either a film, book, or song”

  1. Sigh..now if I could only find out first hand about that kissing bit 😉

    You realize you are going to make me have to go out and buy The Prophet now don’t you?

  2. I think you’d like The Prophet, Michael. It’s not a long read at all (less than 100 pages). It is, however, one of the best books I think you’ll ever find. Whether religious or philosophical or otherwise, only the dead can come away from it having learned nothing.

    As for the kiss, I’m afraid I’ve still not learned how to attach one to an e-mail. Oh well, I’ll keep trying.

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