“Incurable romantic that he was…”

 “Incurable romantic that he was, Lukor was disgruntled that I did not go charging off, sword waving, to rescue my princess from the very stronghold of her enemies single-handedly.  I tried to argue that such things happen only in romantic melodramas, and that this was real life.  He shrugged eloquently.  ‘Life, then could learn a little from a study of the stage,’ was his rejoinder.”
–Jandar (Jonathan Andrew Dark)
writing in Jandar of Callisto
edited by Lin Carter

This is one in a series of quotations.

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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