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#2251 vetticus3

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 03:47 AM

honestly, i've just started a new job which doesn't give me much down time...

how about an occassional quote



#2252 casandra

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Posted 11 November 2013 - 11:38 AM

That's ok V (and goodluck with the new job)...so howz aboutz a quote from another great V: :P

 

"Work saves us from the three great evils: boredom, vice, need."   -Votaire's Candide    
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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

Wanna guess a quote for a change ? biggrin.png

 

english, 20th century

 

Free! The word and the thought alone were worth fifty blankets. He was warm from end to end as he thought of the jolly world outside, waiting eagerly for him to make his triumphal entrance, ready to serve him and play up to him, anxious to help him and to keep him company, as it always had been in days of old before misfortune fell upon him.


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.

 


#2254 hobglobin

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 01:18 PM

no real idea so a wild guess: Arundhati Roy


One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
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#2255 Tabaluga

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Posted 16 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

no....

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.

 


#2256 hobglobin

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:18 AM

hints...


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.

#2257 casandra

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 12:06 PM

Sebastian Faulks? But he's a very wild guess....:P yup, more hints please, Tabs....


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 01:16 PM

No and it's actually children's literature :)

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 19 December 2013 - 12:15 PM

Is it fantasy? Goudge's The Little White Horse?


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#2260 hobglobin

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

wasn't children's literature forbidden here? wink.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.

#2261 casandra

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:26 PM

but we have had several of them- The Junglebook, Heidi, The Secret Garden, The Little Prince, The Looking Glass etc and those that teach how to count: Three Men in a Boat, The Three Musketeers, 50 Shades of Grey.....:lol:


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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:59 PM

@Casandra: No... and lol ;)

The author's surname is nearly identical to the prename of a famous American 20th century author.

Edited by Tabaluga, 19 December 2013 - 01:00 PM.

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.

 


#2263 hobglobin

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:15 AM

Lewis' Narnia stuff?

 

and I wonder what Mlle C reads to children...is surely a let's say  "weird" selection tongue.png


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#2264 Tabaluga

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 10:20 AM

No...the author's surname begins with G.
And I'm also worried about the way she teaches her children to count ;)

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.

 


#2265 hobglobin

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:31 AM

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame?

 

and I was used to this tongue.png (but perhaps should read the 50 shades to be able to count above the range of 10 laugh.png  :

 

One, two, three, four, five,
Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,
then I let it go again.
Why did you let it go?
Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?
The little finger on the right.


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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