Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Meme Time: Quotescrape

Who are you?

Here with a suitcase in my hand
I walk the street to find a fortune teller
But when the future's in your palm
They read it like a book that lasts forever

Inner City, The Buggles

What do you look like?

Yes I'm the man of a thousand faces

I stole a fire but it burned up too much too soon
I took a leap and I landed on the moon

Voice of command
Voice of a snake
Voice of humanity
Voice of insanity
Voice of obedience
Thousand faces
Thousand races
Cry me a river
Steal a fire
Face in the stars
Stones in the Parthenon
Babble of Babylon
Landed on the moon

Man Of A Thousand Faces, Marillion

What's your secret?

I don't ever want to be alone
With all my darkest dreaming

Darkest Dreaming, David Sylvian

What do you want to be?

Switch off the mind and let the heart decide
who you were meant to be
Flick to remote and let the body glide
There is no enemy !

Etch out a future of your own design
Well tailored to your needs
Then fan the flame and keep the dream alive
Of a continent
A continent a continent a continent a -

Windpower, Thomas Dolby

What can you do?

Let me bring you love from the field:
Poppies red and roses filled with summer rain
To heal the wound and still the pain
That threatens again and again
As you drag down every lovers' lane.
Life's long celebration's here.
I'll toast you all in penny cheer.

Songs From The Wood, Jethro Tull

What can't you do?

Susie: Why didn't you sign up to play baseball like the rest of the boys? Don't you like sports?
Calvin: I hate all the rules and organization and teams and ranks in sports. Somebody's always yelling at you, telling you where to be, what to do, and when to do it. I figure when I want that, I'll join the army and at least get paid.

Calvin And Hobbes, Bill Watterson

What is love?

Nothing is lost, Nothing is forgotten.
It was in the blood, the flesh.
Now it is forever.

Blood Music, Greg Bear

What is friendship?

Calvin: Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn't it wonderful?
Hobbes: Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand-new!
Calvin: A new year, a fresh clean start!
Hobbes: It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on!
Calvin: A day full of possibilities. It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring.

Calvin And Hobbes, Bill Watterson

Are you strong?

On the outskirts of nowhere
On the ring road to somewhere
On the verge of indecision
I'll always take the roundabout way
Waiting on the rain

Bitter Suite, Marillion

What are you afraid of?
JOHN CONSTANTINE: And I can see the clouds. They look kind of solid. And the ground below them. That looks really solid. It's a long way to fall. And I'm falling... I don't want to die. I don't want to fall. I tell myself it's not the fall, falling doesn't hurt... it's when you stop.

Dream A Little Dream Of Me, Sandman, Neil Gaiman

What would you do with a million dollars?

I don't care about that! I want one. All I've got at home is two dogs and four cats and six bunny rabbits and two parakeets and three canaries and a green parrot and a turtle and a bowl of goldfish and a cage of white mice and a silly old hamster! I want a squirrel!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl

What would you tell the one who loves you?

We'll be the Pirate Twins again, Europa
Oh my country, Europa
I'll stand beside you in the rain, Europa
Ta republique...

Europa And The Pirate Twins, Thomas Dolby

What do you want to do?

I, demens, et saevas curre per Alpes,
ut pueis placeas et declamito fias

[Go madman, and hurry over the cruel Alps,
that you may please small boys and inspire feckless adulation]

Juvenal, Satires (as quoted by Basil Wimborne in The Adversary, Julian May)

Where do you want to be?

I live by the ocean
And during the night
I dive into it
Down to the bottom
Underneath all currents
And drop my anchor

This is where I'm staying

This is my home

Anchor Song, Bjork

Who do you love?

It's in the world I've become
Contained in the hum between voice and drum
It's in change
The poetic justice of cause and effect
Respect, Love, Compassion
This is my Church
This is where I heal my hurts

God Is A DJ, Faithless

What do you want?

Oh my-my, you are so sci-fi,
please will you let me ride?

Johnny On The Monorail, The Buggles

Random bonus quotation

I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away and their light takes so long to reach us. All we ever see of stars are their old photographs. I am two hundred and twenty-seven million kilometers from the sun. It's light is already ten minutes old. It will not reach Pluto for another two hours... I am watching the stars. Halley's Comet tumbles through the solar system on its great seventy-six-year ellipse.

I am watching the stars, admiring their complex trajectories. Through space, through time! I am trying to give a name to the force that set them in motion.

Watchmen, Alan Moore
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