“Pearls before swine…all my directives go completely unregarded. Sometimes you’re just as ignorant as any other common rover. One indication of a female and it’s caution to the wind, the eyes glaze, the glands swell, and the brain freezes.”
–Blood (voiced by Tim McIntire)
A Boy and His Dog
screenplay by L. Q. Jones
based on the novella by Harlan Ellison
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.