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#2101 hobglobin

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 09:21 AM

John Ajvide Lindqvist: Let the Right One In
I watched it only in cinema, but murder, horror, school bullying, not english and 80s fit...
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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:37 AM

You got it...



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:18 AM

okay try this easy one:

 

There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart's impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another's unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one's own soul against the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one at counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very limit of its strength and even beyond.

 

not english


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...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

#2104 casandra

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:56 AM

okay try this easy one:

 

There are two kinds of pity. One, the weak and sentimental kind, which is really no more than the heart's impatience to be rid as quickly as possible of the painful emotion aroused by the sight of another's unhappiness, that pity which is not compassion, but only an instinctive desire to fortify one's own soul against the sufferings of another; and the other, the only one at counts, the unsentimental but creative kind, which knows what it is about and is determined to hold out, in patience and forbearance, to the very limit of its strength and even beyond.

 

not english

is this DACH or French? :P Something philosophical?


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

it's fiction from DACH tongue.png


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:01 PM

Stefan Zweig- Beware of Pity ? But that would be too easy..


Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:02 PM

omg......then it's really very easy...just with a few taps of my fingers (though I haven't read the novel yet)...it's from Zweig's Beware of Pity....laugh.png...

 

and Tabs even beat me to it....


Edited by casandra, 09 September 2013 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:06 PM

yes it's that novel...well I'm out of english books I've read so I select quotes I can find somewhere else wink.png

your turn tabs


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

Bad luck casandra, I guess we found the answer in much the same way :P

And I have nearly always selected quotes that I could find in the internet, because nearly all of my books are not with me now. I have even put quotes of books I did not yet read, I admit ;)

Next quote tmr then...

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

OK, here's a really difficult one (unless you recently read it, of course)

 

Not english, 21st century:

 

She has been in a bad mood for several days now, locking herself in her room and getting angry for a yes or for a no when we are together. It hurts, but I remember that one day my dad told me that it is with the people you like the most, those that you have the greatest trust in,  that you can allow yourself to be unpleasant (because you know that this won't stop them loving you).


Edited by Tabaluga, 10 September 2013 - 11:09 AM.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:21 AM

I'm not sue if this is english or not, but... Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro?



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:37 AM

No...(I think it is english)

Don't know if that hint is helpful now (maybe in the later stages of guessing wink.png), but if you exchange one letter of one word in "Never let me go", you have one word of the title we're searching for.


Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:49 AM

no idea, and in the title with original language or translated?


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#2114 Tabaluga

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:14 AM

no idea, and in the title with original language or translated?

in both !

Funny, just noticed another thing. Another word in "Never let me go" is actually present in exactly the same way in the english translation. laugh.png


Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#2115 casandra

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

 

no idea, and in the title with original language or translated?

in both !

Funny, just noticed another thing. Another word in "Never let me go" is actually present in exactly the same way in the english translation. laugh.png

 

I also have no idea so by a process of elimination.....is it from a female writer and a love story? :lol:..


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