“You know, I’m not a scientist, and neither are you, but it seems to me that you gotta sort of take a scientific approach to this. Either you prove they exist, or you prove they don’t exist…but you don’t pretend they’re not there.”
–Colonel Pete Moore (played by Glenn Ford)
The Disappearance of Flight 412
screenplay by George Simpson, Neal R. Burger
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.