“You know, Tommy…you’re really a freak…”

“You know, Tommy…you’re really a freak. I don’t mean that unkindly. I like freaks. That’s why I like you.”
–Mary-Lou (played by Candy Clark)
to Thomas Jerome Newton (played by David Bowie)
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Screenplay by Paul Mayersberg
Based on the novel by Walter Tevis

This is one in a series of quotations.  I’ve decided to send them out one at a time, instead of in batches

I’ve been working, from time to time, on a book of quotations for many years.  I call it, “The Mind Boggles”, from one of my favorite quotations.  I do source quotations a bit differently from a lot of people.  In the case of a work of a fiction, I consider that the character said the line…not the author.  As a bit of an author myself (in a minor way), I can tell you…my characters definitely say things that I would never say.  These are all quotations that I’ve collected myself: I’ve read the book, seen the TV episode, and so on. 

Hope you enjoy them!

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the The Measured Circle blog.


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