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We [[MemeticMutation saw these memes]] in a book somewhere... but we really read them for the actual stories, we swear! (Look at that... we're poets and [[SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion we were unaware of this fact until recently]].)
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* ''Memes/{{Worm}}''
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* The name of the book.
** Meme name: description of meme and how it's used.
*** Source of meme and fandom it relates to in the form of a hot tip.
*** Famous instances (such as the Rick Roll during the Thanksgiving parade).
*** Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
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* [[spoiler:[[{{Illuminatus}} fnord]]]]
* Rare poetry example -- Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's "The Raven":
** Once upon a midnight dreary as I pondered weak and weary...
** Quoth the raven: "Nevermore."
* Another poetry example, from ''Literature/{{Beowulf}}'': "So."
** It should perhaps be noted that only the Seamus Heaney translation begins that way. Others translators have rendered the opening word, "Hwæt!", as quite a range of words and phrases, among them "Lo!", "Listen!", and "Hear me!".
* [[FunetikAksent Ermahgerd]] -- [[Literature/{{Goosebumps}} Gers Berms!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]An ImageMacro series of a really dweeby-looking girl holding bunch of the books. It's a FunetikAksent of a retainer lisp.[[/labelnote]]
* Poetry example #3\\
T S Eliot's ''The Hollow Men'':\\
This is the way the world ends\\
Not with a bang but a whimper\\
([[BeamMeUpScotty not "with a whisper"]])
* Creator/HPLovecraft:
** [[BlackSpeech Phn'glui mgl'wnafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn]].
** Iä! Iä! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!
** [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Necronomicon]].
** I am the last. I will tell the audient void.
** The mad piping of two amorphous flute-players.
** Tekeli-li? [[note]]Which is borrowed from Creator/EdgarAllanPoe's ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym''[[/note]].
** We'll be alright as long as no one says Hastur-AAAAUUGH!
** Whatever you do, never, ever read the name of [[spoiler: Y'golonac. (YOU FOOL! YOU'VE DOOMED US ALL!)]][[labelnote:Explanation]]Reading Y'golonac's name gives him the power to posses you and transform your body into a duplicate of his own. Given that Y'golonac is described as a headless, bloated giant with toothy mouths in the palms of its hands and its groin, this is not something you'd like to have happen to you.[[/labelnote]]
** Lovecraft was an adequately excellent lover.
** "That is not dead which can eternal lie, and with strange aeons, even death may die."
* ''Literature/TheKingInYellow'': The Yellow Sign. Fear it.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** "NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!"
** Sirius Black and Remus Lupin: [[HoYay Theirloveissocanon]]!
** [[Film/SnakesOnAPlane Snapes On A Plane]]
** Killed By A Curtain
*** related: Death By Curtain
** [[spoiler: [[ItWasHisSled SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE]]!!!]]
*** [[BigNo Nooooo!]] You bitch! [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch YOU BITCH!]]
** ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals videos'', especially The Mysterious Ticking Noise.
*** Snape. Snape. Severus Snape. DUMBLEDORE! (When Alan Rickman turned up at the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere in Trafalgar Square, the crowd behind him were audibly chanting "Snape, Snape, Severus Snape!" Awesome.)
**** Heeeeeerrrrrrrrmione!
*** ''Bother, bother, bother, bother!''
*** ''[[NakedPeopleAreFunny NAKED TIME!]]''
*** [[EarWorm Ahhh!]]
*** I am Snape, the potions master.
** [[spoiler: [[InternetBackdraft ALBUS SEVERUS]]]] POTTER?!
*** AS/S
** [[spoiler: Hedwig]] is not dead. [[Anime/PaniPoniDash Dot com.]] Can be found [[http://hedwigisnotdead.com/ here]].
** ''Republicans for Voldemort''.
*** Alternatively, ''Democrats for Dolores''.
** [[MemeticBadass Neville uses Nagini's blood as soy sauce.]]
*** And he will reject your bribes and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome kill your pets.]]
*** Neville would have done it in four books.
*** What happens when you break an unbreakable vow? Neville.
** "''Anvil-sized,''" "''delusional,''" and the coming of [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt Potterdammerung]], thanks to what is known as simply [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/THE_INTERVIEW THE INTERVIEW]].
** "My name is [insert character name here]. You thought I was dead. You were wrong."
** Constant VIGILANCE!
** Draco Malfoy, the Amazing Bouncing Ferret!
*** My father will hear of this.
** "I found a page called Wiki/TVTropes!" [[HaveAGayOldTime ejaculated]] Harry.
** A large amount of fictional characters who are Indian young woman tend to be named either "Padma" or "Parvati". Neither name is exactly uncommon, but one has to [[ShoutOut wonder]].
** "I want a taco. You know who can't have a taco? [[spoiler:Cedric]]. BECAUSE HE'S DEAD. *tear*"
** Awkward!Hugs from Voldemort!
** [[LargeHam NYYYEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA!]]
** Harry Potter: [[Website/{{Tumblr}} The Boy Who Cockblocked]]. [[note]]Tumblr joke about Harry being a MomentKiller / ThirdWheel during Ron / Hermione scenes, to the point that he is physically compelled to cockblock them or other couples..[[/note]]
** Dobby never meant to kill. Only... maim. Or seriously injure.
** JK Trolling
** "Ten points for/from [insert House here]."[[note]]With [[JerkAss Snape]] often being shown doing these, the awarded House is always Slytherin, and the penalized House always Gryffindor
** [[spoiler: FRED'S DEAD!!!]]
** "Yer a X, Harry." "I'm a what??"
*** "You're a hairy wizard."
** [[{{Pun}} Why so Sirius]]?
*** "Sirius is dead!" "Are you serious?" "No, can't you listen? Sirius is dead!"
** "No post on Sundays!"
** Ron's flying car. Seriously. Anything to do with it.
** EXPELLIARMUS!
** EXPECTO PATRONUM! EXPECTO PATRONUM! [[RuleOfThree EXPECTO PATRONUM!]]
* ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'':
** It is a trope universally acknowledged that a meme in possession of great fame must be in want of mutation.
** The very existence of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies''.
** [[http://www.harkavagrant.com/index.php?id=120 OOH MR DARCY]] *bodicerip*
* ''Literature/TheAreasOfMyExpertise'' spawned [[http://e-hobo.com/ The 700 Hoboes Project]].
** [[CallARabbitASmeerp The Furry Old Lobster]], which even got its own song by Music/JonathanCoulton.
** Getting either [[IntoxicationEnsues very high or very autistic]].
** John Hodgman has only masturbated out a window ''once''.
** ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'' gives us 700 Mole-Man Names and Their Occupations.
** "The Internet: A Series of Tubes."
** Martin Van Buren was a WMG/TimeLord.
** That is all.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** [++[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome That! Is!! Not!!! My!!!! Cow!!!!!]]++]
** I Aten't dead.
** Buggrit! Millennium hand and shrimp!
** Ook.
** It is a pune, or play on words.
** Writing or typing everything related to [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Death ]]
in the required font.
** Five exclamation marks!!!!! The sure sign of an insane mind!!!!!
** The hedgehog can never be buggered at all.
** Scumble: Made from apples. Well, mostly apples.
** That was me jumping to what we call a ''conclusion.''[[labelnote:Explanation]]Used to discredit INeverSaidItWasPoison in an argument, as in the book[[/labelnote]]
* ThomasPynchon:
** [[FunWithAcronyms We Await]] [[AncientConspiracy Silent]] [[ArcWords Trystero's]] [[MindScrew Empire]].
** [[PostModernism Don't]] [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory Ever]] [[BrokenMasquerade Antagonize]] [[MilkmanConspiracy The]] [[ConspiracyPlacement Horn]].
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'':
** Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
** In the form of the film's version of [[LargeHam the Baron]], "HE WHO CONTROLS THE SPICE CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE!"
** Also from the David Lynch film: "The Spice must flow..."
* ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'':
** BigBrotherIsWatching you.
** While we're at it, we were never at war with Eurasia.
** [[OrwellianEditor Eastasia is our ally. We have always been at war with Eurasia]].
** [[NewSpeak Unapproved memes doubleplusungood]].
** {{Room 101}}.
* "5. Thus, they at once began to quarrel about the nut." (From ''[=McGuffey=]'s Second Eclectic Reader'', [[http://improbable.com/airchives/paperair/volume8/v8i6/air_vents_4.html via]] the ''Annals of Improbable Research''.)
* ''Literature/OneHundredYearsOfSolitude'': "Cease, cows! Life is short!"
* In [[SnarkBait snarky discussions]] of anything related to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', copious amounts of BishieSparkle must be used. This is also considered a case of NeverLiveItDown, since beyond the romantic plot between Edward and Bella, the only thing most snarkers (care to) remember is the fact that [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Their Vampires Are Different]]... and Extra Shiny.
** The chagrinning books also suffer from the [[{{Smurfing}} chagrinning]] act of shoehorning the word ''chagrin'', no matter how chagrinningly inappropriate, into every chagrinning sentence, much to the chagrin of many.
** THIS IS THE SKIN OF A KILLERRRRRRRR!!!
** Edward [[Film/DonnieDarko doubts your commitment to Sparkle Motion]].
** [[IdiosyncraticShipNaming Team Edward and Team Jacob]]
*** "Sod that, Team {{Dracula}}."
*** Team Series/{{Buffy|TheVampireSlayer}}!
*** Team [[HoYay Edward AND Jacob!]]
*** Team Tyler's Van.[[labelnote:Explanation]]Tyler is the guy who drove the van which nearly killed Bella at the beginning of the novel. This phrase is used by a lot of [[HateDom haters]] accordingly.[[/labelnote]]
*** Team Orlok
** ''Do I dazzle you?''
*** You are totally chagrinning my dazzle, dammit!
** ''[[http://thenumber42.deviantart.com/art/The-108-Year-Old-Virgin-107037971/ The 108-year-old virgin]]'', courtesy of [[FanNickname RPatz]] himself.
** Why so sullen, Edward Cullen?
** [[http://oxymoronassoc.livejournal.com/462027.html#cutid1 "EMMETT CAN YOU KEEP IT DOWN I AM READING PROUST!"]]
*** SHE SMELLED DELICIOUS. LIKE BACON.
*** NO ONE UNDERSTANDS MEEE HE WOULD SEETHE AS HE PRESSED HIS WILDFLOWERS
*** EMMETT THAT ISNT A WORD TAKE IT OFF THE BOARD
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-turfrcQY-w&feature=channel_page UHMAAAAZING]] [[http://encyclopediadramatica.com/Nuttymadam BUUUUUUUK!]]
** ''Twilight'' means never having to say you're kidding.
** CAUSE OF DEATH: Crushed vagina.
** [[StalkingIsLove Edward watches Bella in her sleep]].
** Renesmee: Demonspawn/Anti-Christ.
*** Albus Severus Potter thinks Renesmee has a dumb name.
** [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Real men]] ''sparkle''.
** 'Stupid shiny Volvo owner'.
** Edward is gay for Caustic
** And there's always the classic: Edward Cullen is Joseph Smith! [[DontExplaintheJoke Based on the idea that the description Stephenie Meyer gives Edward looks suspiciously similar to what Joseph Smith looked like as well.]]
** [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_GHp3tbQtz24/S859kwACkfI/AAAAAAAAA0I/ewk598M6oKM/s1600/633846888594267210-Twilight.jpg They don't turn into werewolves.]]
** Hop on, spider monkey.
** Rick Mora embraces the loin! [[labelnote:Explanation]]From an interview, "It's kind of funny...the essence of the Native Spirit tends to resist modernization for a desire to return to the Old Ways, yet we struggle to show that the Native does not only come drunk, in breechcloth and sounding primitive. Don't get me wrong, I embrace the loin, that's my bread and butter but we still have a ways to go."[[/labelnote]]
** In Croatian language, Cullen sounds a lot like "kulen" which is a type of spicy salami. So anytime you want to make fun of Twilight in Croatia, just say Edward Kulen.
** Still a better love story than Twilight. [[labelnote:Explanation]]After Creator/StephenieMeyer stated that her novel was a better love story than ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', InternetBackdraft ensued and this line was in defense of ''Romeo and Juliet'' being better, in spite of the DownerEnding. This eventually spread to include any work, even the ones that didn't actually have a love story.[[/labelnote]]
** "And Buffy staked Edward. The end".
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** It is known.
** Also to refer to oneself and others as "a girl" or "a boy".
** Hodor.
** You know nothing, Jon Snow.
** A Lannister always repays his debts.
** Winter is coming.
** I want to see him fly!
** Fat pink masts and myrish swamps.[[labelnote:Explanation]] These two phrases are used as references to the often-times [[{{Narm}} hilariously badly written descriptions]] of characters having sex in this series.[[/labelnote]]
** CLEGANEBOWL CONFIRMED! GET HYPE!
** X is secretly a Targ. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Accusing a character (commonly Jon Snow or Tyrion) of being secretly Targaryen.[[/labelnote]]
** X is Azor Ahai. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Lampooning fan theories about a character.[[/labelnote]]
** Benjen = Daario = Euron. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another way of mocking fan theories, specifically those involving elaborate SecretIdentity.[[/labelnote]]
* Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/{{Ghost}}''
** [[http://hradzka.livejournal.com/194753.html OH JOHN RINGO NO]].[[labelnote:Explanation]] The phrase comes from a LiveJournal review of ''Literature/{{Ghost}}'', wherein the reviewer is reading along and finding something interesting, then runs into something totally, [[SickAndWrong brain-breakingly wrong]], prompting the uttering of the phrase. Given that the book, an exercise in letting loose some demons in Ringo's head that were blocking his writing other stories, was originally to be titled "The Wanker Piece" until Creator/BaenBooks marketing convinced Ringo otherwise, it goes without saying this was a frequent utterance on the reviewer's part.[[/labelnote]]
** Ringo had the review pointed out to him, and in the journal he replied with praise for it as the most accurate review of the book he had ever seen. Later, the phrase was used as part of a t-shirt design for a garment whose proceeds were to be sent to an organization helping sexually exploited women around the world, many in the situation of pretty much all the prostitutes in the ''Literature/PaladinOfShadows'' series.
* ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'':
** [[StockShoutOuts 42]].
** Don't Panic.
** ...mostly harmless.
** You'll be fine as long you have your towel.
** So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish.
*** "[[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy So Long and Thanks for All the Fish / So sad that it must come to this...]]"
** "Oh, freddled gruntbuggly/Thy micturations are to me..."
** "[[PardonMyKlingon BELGIUM!]]" (One of the galaxy's strongest curses.)
** ...has this to say on the subject of alcohol...
** Life? Don't talk to me about life.
** Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike this trope.
* CS Multilaser, author of several multilasers in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' multilaser, is an example of this multilaser.[[labelnote: Explanation]] CS Goto wrote the Dawn of War novels, in which units such as Space Marine Terminators use multilasers despite having never been depicted using them in any other piece of fluff. Fans ran with it and any discussion of Goto is almost certainly going to mention multilasers at some point.[[/labelnote]]
* [[http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/The_Venom_Cock "That'th a cock, hey-o!"]]
** Women do not rever [sic] the venom cock as men do.
* Don't like Creator/AnneRice? Clearly, you are [[http://web.archive.org/web/20121001075120/http://wiki.fandomwank.com/index.php/Interrogating_the_text_from_the_wrong_perspective interrogating the text from the wrong perspective.]]
* The phrase ''Literature/CatchTwentyTwo'' is an interesting example. In the book the expression Catch-22 means an unwritten-yet-applied dumb rule with many uses, but due to memetic mutation it quickly became known as nothing more than the no-win situation it's known as today.
* ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'':
** This was no chicken. This was ''[[NightmareRetardant evil manifest]]''.
** And, at least on this wiki, the [[MoralDissonance evil pacifists]].
* ''Literature/TheBible'':
** Samson killed a thousand Philistines [[Awesome/TheBible with the jawbone]] ''[[Awesome/TheBible of an ass]]''!
*** He [[{{Pun}} made an]] ''[[{{Pun}} ass]]'' [[{{Pun}} out of them]]. (Yes, that pun is in some translations.)
** As for the fate of Dagon... ''Is The Lord Thy God [[Series/ChappellesShow gonna have to choke a bitch]]?''
** ''The Bible'' is a [[NewerThanTheyThink rip-off]]... of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion!!!''
** Due to a translation quirk, "[[DoubleEntendre know in the Biblical sense]]" has become a [[UnusualEuphemism Memetic Euphemism]].
** Why is [[MessianicArchetype Jesus]] better than [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]]? Because when Jesus [[spoiler: came back from the dead]], He stayed that way.
** Doubting Thomas.
** As one of the key texts of Western culture (and having spread it as far and wide as possible), recounting all the phrases and metaphors from the Bible that have become part of the language could be a wiki all of its own - David and Goliath, Judas, "Render unto Caesar", "Easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle", "In the beginning", "Live by the X, die by the X", "Let them be light", the Ark...
** '''JOHN 3:16'''
** "The number of the Beast is 666".
** {{Jesus}} promised the end of all wicked people. [[NorseMythology Odin]] promised the end of all ice giants. [[LogicalFallacies I don't see many ice giants around.]]
** Where is your god now?
** The most well-known prayer ever: Psalm 23:4 "Yay, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death".
* ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** "The yellow face, it burns us, precious!"
** GollumMadeMeDoIt!
** One does not simply (verb) into (location).
** Do not meddle in the affairs of X for (they/you) are A and B. (Originally "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.")
*** [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]]: ''"[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner subtle.]]"''
*** ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'': Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.\\\\
''Discworld'' also has "Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, especially simian ones. They aren't all that subtle." [[labelnote:Explanation]]From ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'', describing what happens if you call the Librarian [[{{InsistentTerminology}} a monkey instead of an ape.]][[/labelnote]]
*** Do not meddle in the affairs of [[YaoiFangirl fangirls]], for you are hot and [[GuyOnGuyIsHot would go well with other men]].
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight.
* The phrase "Yngvi is a louse!" from ''[[Main/HaroldShea The Roaring Trumpet]]'' became a meme among science fiction fandom before the Internet existed. [[http://fancyclopedia.wikidot.com/YNGVI]]
* A common explanation of how ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' books always end: "[[TomatoSurprise The kids turn out to be dogs or something]]".
* TheButlerDidIt.
* For a ''very'' small subset of fans who have read the right novels of the ''Literature/NewJediOrder''... Blackmoon Eleven is the ''[[ImprobablePilotingSkills greatest pilot of all time]]''.
* ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' has generated many memes, but they're all under Memes/{{Film}}. No point in duplicate entries.
* ''Literature/GoodOmens'':
** The point is... the point is... the point that I'm trying to make is... dolphins.
** Gorillas. They build nests. Saw it in a film.
** [[DontTryThisAtHome Kids! Bringing about Armageddon may be dangerous. Do not attempt it in your own home]].
** English, intelligent, and gayer than a tree full of monkeys on nitrous oxide.
** "Making an effort" has become a bit popular with the [[SlashFic slashers]].
** God's "[[MagicFranchiseWord ineffable]]" plans.
** All tapes left in a car for more than a fortnight metamorphose into ''Best of Music/{{Queen}}'' albums.
** Oh Lord, heal this bike.
*** And its related phrase, "consenting bicycle repairmen".
* ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'':
** I don't like lollipops.
** Your elf-kissing days are over, Artemis.
** My truffles? You took them? That's just mean!
** Bivouac?
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'':
** ''[[Characters/{{Animorphs}} My name is]]''
*** ''We can't tell you who we are, or where we live. It's too risky, and we've got to be careful. Really careful. Because if they find us... Well, we just won't let them find us. The thing you've got to know is that everyone is in really big trouble. Yeah. Even you.''
** IT'S OAT [[PrecisionFStrike FREAKING]] MEAL!!!
** Don't call me 'Prince'.
*** Yes, Prince Jake.
** [[TwoOfYourEarthMinutes They're everyone's minutes.]]
*** We have X of ''[[InsistentTerminology your]]'' minutes left in morph.
** "[[{{Angst}} Cheer up, Emohawk!]]"
** Visser Three is there. Visser Three is ''always'' there.
** The covers, depicting the central character of the book morphing into the book's central animal morph.
* ''Literature/MaximumRide'':
** I vill now destroy de Snickuhs bahrs.
** "You looooooooooove me. You love me thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much."
** Fnick and Figgy
* ''Literature/AtlasShrugged'': Who is John Galt?
** [[AuthorFilibuster When will John Galt shut up?]]
* The [[color:blue: house]] from ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves''.
** ''This is not for you.''
** [[http://xkcd.com/472/ This]] XKCD includes most of the popular ''House of Leaves'' memes.
* ''Creator/HarryTurtledove'': CONFEDERATES WITH [=AK47s=]!
** Sam Carsten has blonde hair and freckles and burns extremely easily in the sun, which is a very bad trait for a sailor in the Navy. It doesn't matter how much zinc he slathers on, he still gets sunburnt. Also, General Clarence Potter sounds like a Yankee since he went to Yale.
* ''Literature/TheCanterburyTales'': Don't get The Wife of Bath angry.
* ''Literature/AtlantaNights''. Particularly [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDh7yJSJ_0 Chapter]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blmimn5zJPk 34]].
* Margaret Atwood [[SciFiGhetto does not]] [[Literature/OryxAndCrake write science fiction]]. ScienceFiction is about [[http://talkingsquidsinouterspace.com/ talking squids in outer space]].
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** Zombie Tyrannosaurus. It even has a FauxtivationalPoster. [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1248964599329.jpg See?]]
** POLKA WILL NEVER DIE!!!
** [[RunningGag The building was on fire]] [[BlatantLies and it wasn't my fault.]]
** ''Fuck'' subtle.
** Bolshevik Muppet!
* ''Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse'':
** ''Literature/StarTrekTheNextGenerationRelaunch'': The Borg. They '''[[Creator/PeterDavid EAT. FUCKING. PLUTO.]]'''
** An InUniverse example in ''Literature/{{Rihannsu}}: The Romulan Way'', where the main Romulan religion of the series' present (a form of animism focused on the Four ElementsOfNature, mixed with a concept similar to {{karma}}) began life as a memetic joke on [[TheAlternet the Vulcan version of the Internet]] thousands of years ago while the proto-Romulans were still planning things out. The meme proved so popular that idioms based on it developed among the proto-Romulans, e.g. that a particularly stubborn person "had too much Earth in him", and the fact that it was a joke was gradually forgotten.
* Creator/DorothyParker told us that "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." (Hey, she was an American and she died in TheSixties--she was unfamiliar with the concept of a {{Meganekko}}.)
** Another quote of hers that's become a meme is "This is not a book to be put down easily. [[BaitAndSwitchComment It should be hurled with great force.]]"
* Creator/OgdenNash's idea of how to win over a girl: "Candy is dandy, ButLiquorIsQuicker."
** He also mutated Joyce Kilmer's "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree" into "I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all."
* Creator/GertrudeStein: A rose is a rose is a rose.
** [[Series/ABitOfFryAndLaurie Are you aware that the American novelist Gertrude Stein was a self-confessed lesbian?]]
* ''Literature/FightClub'': The first rule of Literature/FightClub is you do not talk about Literature/FightClub.
** [[Literature/InvisibleMonsters Birds ate my face.]]
** Fight clubs themselves. Someone even did a mini-Project Mayhem, putting bottle rockets in mailboxes.
* ''Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream'':
** HATE. LET ME TELL YOU HOW MUCH I'VE COME TO HATE YOU SINCE I BEGAN TO LIVE.
** Exploiting the title as "I have no x, and I must y".
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'': Sniff.
** Woolheads.
** In-universe, Matrim Cauthon's exploits.
* ''Creator/VernorVinge'': Hexapodia is the key insight.
* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': This book [[OlderThanSteam generated various memes that have survived for more than four hundred years]], and even are words recognized by the Spanish Royal Language Academy’s dictionary:
** '''"¿Leoncitos a mi?" ''' Could be translated as [[BadassBoast "Do they want to scare me with those little lions?" ]]
** '''Quixote''': Man who fight for love of the ideal. Man who fight for noble causes
** '''Maritornes''': A rude, ugly and mannish maid.
** '''Rocinante''': Horse thin and weak, almost always full of sores. This one was even documented by Cervantes in the Part II, Chapter III, when Carrasco declares that the first part of the novel got read…
-->''" by heart by people of all sorts, that the instant they see any lean hack, they say, 'There goes Rocinante.' "''
** '''Con la iglesia hemos topado''': Could be translated as "We have run onto the church". A case of ''both'' a meme and BeamMeUpScotty, as the original phrase is actually ''"Con la iglesia hemos dado, Sancho"''. In the book it is literal (they examine a stone wall and determine it is a church) but it is ''always'' quoted to denote a situation in which the Church, bureaucracy or some other power that be is impeding your progress.
** Maybe they're just windmills, but Music/TheyMightBeGiants…
* ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'': Malacasta is so sassy!
* ''Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas'': "Two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers..."
** [[TheLongList ... a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether, and two dozen amyls...]]
** Holy Jesus! What are these Goddamn animals?
** We can't stop here. This is meme country.
** We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold.
* Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: Anakin Solo had the hots for his aunt?
** Cliegg: Your son's dead, son. Accept it. [[labelnote:Explanation]]In ''StarWarsLegacy'', we see Luke as a ghost. Yes, he'd be over 150 now, but we have proof of Jedi living hundreds of years, even human Jedi. LFL won't say if Luke's alive or dead.[[/labelnote]]
*** Your Wookiee's dead, son. Accept it. [[labelnote:Explanation]]They killed Chewbacca at the beginning of the NewJediOrder, making all those heartwarming moments in the Holiday Special and the like turn into a huge FunnyAneurysmMoment.[[/labelnote]]
** Jimmy [[labelnote:Explanation]]Lucasfilm referred to the death of a character given the operative name "Jimmy". Turned out to be Anakin Solo.[[/labelnote]]
** Destroy your planet. [[labelnote:Explanation]]No, not the Death Star. This one comes from the Marvels: "If Lando dies, I'll destroy your planet."[[/labelnote]]
** Jacen's penis! [[labelnote:Explanation]]The art for the American cover of ''Destiny's Way'' is a bit, ahem, suggestive.[[/labelnote]]
* "My god--it's full of stars!" The last thing said by Dave Bowman in ''2001: A Space Odyssey'', though not in the film.
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fandom:
** [[AxCrazy Mapleshade]] eats cats! [[labelnote:Explanation]]A user on the Website/WarriorsOfficialForum claimed to have obtained Night Whispers early and said that Mapleshade ate a cat in it.[[/labelnote]]
** All hail [[MemeticBadass Purdystar!!]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]Purdy has become a popular character in the fandom[[/labelnote]].
** Every last part of the fanfic ''FanFic/StarkitsProphecy''.
*** The most-quoted line is: ''And he held out... SOME JEW!''
*** The FanNickname "Tiggerstar" for Tigerstar originates from one of the numerous typos in this fic.
** "I must take... the challenge!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]This is a line from the "WebAnimation/SSSWarriorCats" fanimation that fans found a bit narmy.[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fOBhtrhTZQ Firestar Doesn't Like Waffles]]
** [[http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo247/rykerzero/Random%20Stuff/skyclanSol.png Sol is trollin']]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Sol's AffablyEvil attitude has led to fans comparing him to an internet {{troll}}.[[/labelnote]]
** "Why is Lionheart always a beard?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]On the Tumblr blog "The Worst Warriors", it is frequently mentioned that Lionheart often seems to be drawn in the shape of a beard. This has prompted numerous references elsewhere and even an "Ask Lionbeard".[[/labelnote]]
** [[http://theworstwarriors.tumblr.com/post/13528617396/when-we-saw-this-there-was-a-resounding-cry-of Horrifying Graystripe]], in some parts of the fandom. It even has its own fanart and [[http://askhorrifyinggraystripe.tumblr.com/ tumblr]]. [[labelnote:Explanation]]Another "The Worst Warriors" gem - one of their most popular posts.[[/labelnote]]
* In ''Literature/ThePendragonAdventure'' fandom:
** What exactly is a french before it's fried?
** Hobey ho! Let's go!
*** Hobey lady of the night!!!! Let's go!!!
** This is the way it was meant to be.
** THERE ARE FREAKIN' POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS IN THE DESERT.
*** [[MemeticBadass The penguin in general.]]
*** The Penguin being Spaders best friend.
** Everything obscure Bobby says is quoted enough to be considered a meme. Especially anything he has to say about clowns, smilie faces, or his boxers.
* This trope becomes a lot less funny and gets a rather large serving of terror when ''Literature/FactionParadox'' enters the picture. Their [[SarcasmMode beautiful]] universe has the Celestis, a group of Homeworld agents who foresaw a monstrous Time War, and obsessed with preventing the destruction of their bodies, they destroy them themselves, and leaving their ''meaning'' behind, making them sentient ideas, the literal physical incarnation of this trope. After they AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, it becomes painfully obvious they're still the same fearful, backstabbers they were, and they find about [[OhCrap their new cool powers]]...
* ''Literature/MaradoniaSaga'': 2 dislikes. Gloria and her mom have been here. [[labelnote:Explanation]] Inevitably, whenever a video criticizes Team Tesch, 2 dislikes will appear. Because fandom for Tesch's books is literally nonexistent, youtubers took to saying they had to be Gloria and her mom. It's not clear where this first surfaced.[[/labelnote]]
** "Appolyon's Club of Evil": "''The powers of evil believe in teamwork''!" [[labelnote:Explanation]] [[http://impishidea.com/Humor/615/maradonia-sporkings-part-fifteen Actual excerpts from the book]] about the ''villains'', in a clear case of "I don't think those words mean what you think they mean" by Tesch. Now used to show how much of {{Designated Villain}}s Apollyon and co. are[[/labelnote]].
** "[...] But what about poison?" [[labelnote:Explanation]] A particularly narmful line from the first book. Now used as a standard response to any strange events on the novels.[[/labelnote]]
* ''{{Faust}}'':
** A Faustian pact or bargain as a DealWithTheDevil, or anyone else who probably should have been avoided.
** Forbidden knowledge or diabolical research methods.
* ''IWantMyHatBack''
** I HAVE SEEN MY HAT
** Substituting characters from different fandoms for the characters in the book
* ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has several, mostly originating from the LiveJournal badfic-sporking community, Phanwank:
** The most ubiquitous is "Roule's Ingenious Plane," which also has a DistaffCounterpart in "Christine's Small Bus" and a [[SettingUpdate modern-day counterpart]] in "Ryan's Lime Service."[[note]]All originate from typos in terrible pieces of fanfiction; in the first, the author was trying to say "Raoul's ingenious plan." The second comes from a MarySue fic in which Erik compares the Sue's bustline (or at least tries to) to Christine's, and the third from a modern-day fic in which... we have no idea what the author was trying to say.[[/note]]
** "Erique would never kill a whale!" and "Erique is one with teh walez!!!11!!"[[note]]Spammed by the phanwank members to an [[RonTheDeathEater anti-Raoul community.[[/note]]]]
** "Erik's Wonton Goddess."[[note]]The author of the fic was ''trying'' to say "wanton."[[/note]]
** "Bonnie-Marie."[[note]]The name of a particularly hideous MarySue; she went on to be a major player in TheSueniverse.[[/note]]
** "KIMMEEEEEEEEEEEEH!"[[note]]The name of a modern-day Sue's best friend; this meme is often accompanied by a picture of [[FullHouse Bob Saget]].[[/note]]
** "Erik's pink kissable lips."
** "Erik the hospital."
* Literature/TheArtOfFielding has "X is skilled. We exhort him!" and its variations taking hold in the baseball community.[[note]]The phrase is Owen's way of congratulating Henry on his good work, and pops up a lot.[[/note]]
* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'':
** Plottwistspren [[labelnote:Explanation]]Spren are things that appear to represent things, such as flames or fear. Thus, a Plottwistspren appears during plot twists.[[/labelnote]]
** The Shattering of the Vase [[labelnote:Explanation]]A running joke that the God of TheVerse, Adonalsium, was a vase which broke when Hoid knocked it over.[[/labelnote]]
** "I am a stick." [[labelnote:Explanation]]It is a stick.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'':
** "He ate my horse."
** Catquisitors and the '''Cat'''on of Inquisition.
** Kelsier/Marsh being Batman and Spook being Robin.
** Vin being '''A''' boss and The Lord Ruler being '''THE''' boss.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables'':
** "Do you permit it?" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Grantaire's last words spoken to Enjolras, asking permission to die by his side. Needless to say, both a {{Tearjerker}} and a source of HoYay.[[/labelnote]]
*** "THEY DIED HOLDING HANDS!" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Grantaire and Enjolras also die holding hands; many a shipper has exclaimed these words whilst sobbing her heart out.[[/labelnote]]
* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'':
** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/advice-peeta Advice Peeta]].
** May the odds be ever in your favor.
** I volunteer as tribute!!
** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis That. Is. Mahogany.]] Especially after the movie came out.
* ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'':
** S/he must have a portrait in the attic (said of anyone who looks significantly younger than they are).
* ''Literature/InfiniteJest'':
** "Year of the (Banal Consumer Product)" [[labelnote:Explanation]]In Infinite Jest's, each year is named after a product. Most of the book takes place in the "Year of the Depend Adult Undergarment."[[/labelnote]]
** "Eliminate his own map" [[labelnote:Explanation]]Future slang for suicide, with "map" being roughly equal to "face."[[/labelnote]]
* ''Literature/TheFaultInOurStars''
** "Okay?"
*** "Okay."
** It's a metaphor!
* Literature/SporewikiFictionUniverse
** Aww, your so cute! Can we pet you?[[labelnote:Explanation]]The Asgord are a spore wiki race infamous for thinking everyone is cute and wanting to pet them. [[/labelnote]]
** Slurp all the memes available %% needs explanation
** Not the kittens Zillium! [[labelnote:Explanation]] Zillium is a Mortialis warlord infamous for his love of eating kittens.[[/labelnote]]
** Peem! [[labelnote:Explanation]]Gorf's verbal tick.[[/labelnote]]
** Fear the Dvotties! [[labelnote:Explanation]] Dvotties are cute, magic pet birds that can vomit sugarplums and flowers, but trying to kill them turns you into a Dvottie.[[/labelnote]]
** The true meaning of life itself! [[labelnote:Explanation]] What happens when you get gorf with a Dvottie. [[/labelnote]]
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