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Quotes / Genius Book Club

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Wheatley: [sound of pages turning] Oh, sorry. Hope that didn't disturb you just then. It was the sound of books. Pages being turned. So that's just what I was doing. I was just reading... ah... books. (So I'm not a moron.) Anyway, just finished the last one. The hardest one. Machiavelli. Do not know what all the fuss was about. Understood it perfectly. Have you read that one? Yeah, doubt it—
GLaDOS: Yes.
Wheatley: Ahem, well, on with the test! Phew, wish there was more books! (But there's not.)
Portal 2

"And the award for the most pretentious title goes too... "Wrongs Darker than Death or Night"! In a hotly competitive race against other stalemates such as "Nor the Battle to the Strong", "The Darkness and the Light", "Ties of Blood and Water" and "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" this has to be the most tongue twistingly over the top episode title. Especially when the wrongs aren’t anywhere near as dark as death or night. I realise a lot of these titles have been selected from poems and sayings but the sad truth of the matter is that plenty of poetry and proverbs are pretty pretentious too."

(doorbell): "Ding dong!"
Molly: "Hm? Darn! Just when I was gettin' to the funnest part!"
—(spoken while she's midway through Finnegans Wake, popularly considered one of the most impenetrable novels ever written, with a couple of comic books at her elbow)


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