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Re: Filmspotters' Top 100 Books List: The List is Life (2012)
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2013, 08:46:38 PM »
10. The Road - Cormac McCarthy



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He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.
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« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2013, 08:48:03 PM »
9. The Ender's Game Series - Orson Scott Card



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In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think its impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them.... I destroy them.
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« Reply #82 on: January 28, 2013, 08:50:15 PM »
8. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger



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Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from themif you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.
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« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2013, 08:51:49 PM »
7. Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky



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We're always thinking of eternity as an idea that cannot be understood, something immense. But why must it be? What if, instead of all this, you suddenly find just a little room there, something like a village bath-house, grimy, and spiders in every corner, and that's all eternity is. Sometimes, you know, I can't help feeling that that's what it is.
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« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2013, 08:54:08 PM »
6. Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut



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And Lot's wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human. So she was turned into a pillar of salt. So it goes.
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« Reply #85 on: January 28, 2013, 08:57:33 PM »
5. Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels - Dashiell Hammett



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He felt like somebody had taken the lid off life and let him see the works.
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« Reply #86 on: January 28, 2013, 09:00:11 PM »
4. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling



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It was, he thought, the difference between being dragged into the arena to face a battle to the death and walking into the arena with your head held high. Some people, perhaps, would say that there was little to choose between the two ways, but Dumbledore knew - and so do I, thought Harry, with a rush of fierce pride, and so did my parents - that there was all the difference in the world.
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« Reply #87 on: January 28, 2013, 09:02:54 PM »
3. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - William Shakespeare



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What a piece of work is a man!
How noble in reason! How infinite in faculties!
In form and moving, how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel!
In apprehension how like a god!
The beauty of the world!
The paragon of animals!
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
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« Reply #88 on: January 28, 2013, 09:05:06 PM »
2. 1984 - George Orwell



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If you loved someone, you loved him, and when you had nothing else to give, you still gave him love.
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« Reply #89 on: January 28, 2013, 09:08:08 PM »
1. The Middle-Earth Books - J.R.R. Tolkien



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The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.

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