Friday, November 21, 2008

Book Quote Game

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now. I said the "nearest", not the one you think is the coolest, smartest, or most hip.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post your sentence in a comment here. Include the title of book and author.

17 comments:

Dani Grigg said...

"compound adjectives: See the hyphen entry in the Punctuation chapter."
Associated Press Stylebook 2007

MackAck said...

"Some masculine nouns take the stressed -a as the plural ending."
голоса: A Basic Course in Russian

Chrissie said...

"Et Julie conclure sa lettre par cette remarque sur elle-meme: 'Quand je me penetre de cette pensee, cela modere un peu l'interet que vous m'avez inspire.'"
(minus the appropriate accents)

Conceptualiser la femme dans la pensee des Lumieres

Dani Grigg said...

translate!

Rachel Mary Smith said...

"Paulo kept his head steady as he let his eyes drift up to what might be a heavenly sight."

The Chariton Review, Fall 2003
"Paulo" by Matthew Davis

Satu said...

But fructose, concentrated from America's corn crop[ and poured into beverages and processed foods, takes a very fast track to become fat.

Psychology Today Author: Rachel Mahan

(Sorry no book here. This is a magazine)

Rebecca said...

Wow. You sure? Okay, you asked for it: "The foregoing shall not prohibit use of such information as is required by law, statute, regulation, ordinance, rule, order decree, judgment, consent decree, settlement agreement or governmental requirement enacted, promulgated, entered into, agreed to or imposed by any court or other governmental authority or body (collectively, "Laws"), or as is necessary to prepare Tax Returns or other filings with governmental authorities for the period (including all prior taxable years) ending on and including the Closing Date, or to assert or protect any rights of the Buyer under this Agreement, provided that ____[redacted]___ is given notice and an adequate opportunity to contest such disclosure or to use any means availible to minimize such disclosure (e.g., the "confidential treatment" provisions of Rule 24b-2 promulgated under the Secrutities Exahgne Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act").

- Acquisition of Certain Asset5s and Outstanding Capital Stock of Certain Subsidiaires of ______ and _____ by __________.
(Various Authors)

Alison said...

But behold, it was not he, but it was the Spirit of the Lord which was in him, which opened his mouth to utterance that he could not shut it.
-The Book of Mormon

(I'm not trying to sound like I'm someone who always has my scriptures closest, so I'm also going to do it with the book that is sitting right behind it...

Alison said...

Getting up. I ran impulsively across the room and flung my arms around her neck.

The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie

The Boob Nazi said...

Sorry I was a little stressed haha.... Now I'm going to go find the nearest book. Oh crap. It's a freaking textbook or cookbook.

Searching for a way to avoid this problem, we employed a common Indian culinary trick: sweating the lentils in a covered pan with aromatic vegetables prior to adding the liquid.

The New Best Recipe by the editors of Cook's Illustrated.

The Boob Nazi said...

I'm pretty sure I read this at work, so I planned to do it when I got home, but then I had to go watch a 5-hour video, and then I went out to dinner with blog friends. Next time, I'll do it asap! haha
And if I had been in my bed, the closest book would've been Breaking Dawn. I'm so embarrassed....

Dave said...

"Charlie Leonard had to spend a lot of time not only getting to know his Beacon Hill market, but also establishing contacts and credibility with the local brokerage community, which eventually provided him with his first deals."
The Real Estate Game by William J. Poorvu (HBS)

Colette Hartman said...

sadly, the book that I had nearest to me is The Polar Express. It doesn't have 56 pages in it.

rychelle said...

"You may be wondering whether the order of the premises matters."
The Power of Logic, 3rd edition, C. Stephen Layman

Andy said...

"The words of Bhagavad-gita are authoritative instructions for faithful men, and whatever Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita is to be accepted as it is, without interpretation." The Nectar of Instruction by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder-Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. I bought it from a Polish kid who was raising money to go on a pilgrimage. I felt bad for him...

TD Quong said...

"But how individuals in organizations make decisions and the quality of their final choices are largely influenced by their perceptions."
Essentials of Organizational Behaviour

That was Tyler's book. I don't read text books any longer because I don't have to.

PS-Here's a loose translation to Chrissie's:
"Julie finished her letter with a thought on herself: 'When I penetrate myself (I don't know how to translate that more smoothly) in this thought, it changes a little bit the interest that you inspired in me.'"

Sarah said...

at least the title of the book will negate any nerdyness...
"What is wrong with Plato's argument?"
Do llamas fall in love? by Peter Cave