“I meant my work to be given to…”

“I meant my work to be given to the world, to be used for the common good. But they wouldn’t have it. They wouldn’t believe me…they laughed! All right: I’ll keep it to myself, I’ll use it for myself…and I’ll use it for my own ends.”
— Dr. Laurience (played by Boris Karloff)
The Man Who Changed His Mind
screenplay by L. Du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat, John L. Balderston

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.

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