Finish the Quote - Take Two

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Finish the Quote - Take Two

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Starting in September, we're bringing back a game we're played before, Finish the Quote..

Finish the Quote is a variation of Quick Quotes (which itself is based on the game Bring Your Own Book).

What we do is, once a week, give to you the beginning of a sentence, which is a quote from a book. You are invited to finish that sentence with a fragment (or complete sentence) from another book. (It can be another book by the same author, but it cannot be from the same book.)

Find a sentence fragment, and in your reply here, write it, and then write out the new, finished, 'quote'. The new sentence has to make linguistic sense, if not literal sense. Please remember, in your reply, to give us the book's name and author along with the sentence fragment!

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Our first prompt for 'Finish the Quote - Take Two' is:

"He knew by now that"
The Witches of Karres by James Schmitz

You respond with something like this --

"He knew by now that ..."

"a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My completed new 'quote' is -

He knew by now that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.


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We ask that you make all quotes HOL-appropriate and keep this in mind when choosing a book to use (though we understand that it's not always possible to pick a book that is entirely g-rated).

Participation in this activity may contribute to your chances of snagging a Book Club award AND you will receive 10 Beans when you respond within the time limit (before the next prompt is posted).

If you have any suggestions for prompts, please send us a PM here at the forum with the subject "Finish the Quote Suggestions".

Remember to click the 'Subscribe Topic' above so you can receive notifications of new prompts. :)
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"All tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums."
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

He knew by now that all tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums.
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“If we don’t have each other, we don’t have anything.”
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

He knew by now that if we don't have each other, we don't have anything.
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"Suspecting and knowing are not the same."
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

He knew by now that suspecting and knowing are not the same.
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“Our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true..” - Angels & Demons by Dan Brown

He knew by now that our minds sometimes see what our hearts wish were true.
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He failed to keep them safe; poor fools.
- The Odyssey, Homer (Trans. Emily Wilson)

He knew by now that he failed to keep them safe; poor fools.
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Beans have been sent to Alison, Amy, Emily, Janne and Lex. :)

Our second prompt for September is:

"But when they turned she saw"
from A Wrinkle in Time by Madelein L'Engle

Finishing the quote:
"gold plates and cups, gold strips and bars, necklaces and rings and earrings of gold and silver."
from Cat-a-Lyst by Alan Dean Foster

Ending up with

But when they turned she saw gold plates and cups, gold strips and bars, necklaces and rings and earrings of gold and silver.
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“ the peacocks through a great, barred gate, with a funny little boy in a sailor suit and a wide-brimmed hat.”
From Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Bink

But when they turned she saw the peacocks through a great, barred gate, with a funny little boy in a sailor suit and a wide-brimmed hat,”
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"...a lecture on the dangers of wandering into Mordor next."
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

But when they turned she saw a lecture on the dangers of wandering into Mordor next.
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Beans have been sent to Emily and Janne ^_^

Our third prompt for September features the author of The Crystal Cave, Mary Stewart, and is:

"Below us, round in another angle of the quarry, I could see ...""
from The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

Finishing the quote:
"the immense darkness of rock, the Shining Ones no longer shining, but pinnacles and towers of imminent blackness."
from My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart

Ending up with

Below us, round in another angle of the quarry, I could see the immense darkness of rock, the Shining Ones no longer shining, but pinnacles and towers of imminent blackness.
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New Quote: “Moonlit reflections trembled in the glass like schools of disturbed silver minnows.” — Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

Completed Quote:
Below us, round in another angle of the quarry, I could see moonlit reflections trembled in the glass like schools of disturbed silver minnows.
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"...a perfect graveyard of buried hopes."
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Below us, round in another angle of the quarry, I could see a perfect graveyard of buried hopes.
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Beans have been sent to Sindor and Janne :ph34r:

Our fourth September prompt is:

"Rarely would a week pass without"
from Lusitano: noble, courageous, eternal by Keron Psillas Oliveira

Finishing the quote:
"rehashing old times with others who belonged."
from Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Ending up with

Rarely would a week pass without rehashing old times with others who belonged.
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New Quote: “… the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.” — Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch

Completed Quote:
Rarely would a week pass without the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.
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"The bright red shame of being unloved"
From We were liars by E. Lockhart

New quote: "Rarely a week would pass without the bright red shame of being unloved."
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Beans have been sent to Sindor and Scarlet :)

The last prompt for September is:

"You thought it might be some kind of "
from Cyber Way by Alan Dean Foster

Finishing the quote:
"agreement."
from The Voice of Knowledge by Don Miguel Ruiz

Ending up with

You thought it might be some kind of agreement.
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New Quote: “…happily ever after. But I think that happy endings don't just happen by accident- you can't wait for one. You have to make them happen.” — Michael Buckley, The Everafter War

Completed Quote:
You thought it might be some kind of happily ever after. But I think that happy endings don't just happen by accident- you can't wait for one. You have to make them happen.
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Finishing quote: "adventure in the great wide somewhere!" ~ Belle, Beauty and the Beast

New quote: "You thought it might be some kind of adventure in the great wide somewhere"
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"...awfully big adventure.."
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

You thought it might be some kind of awfully big adventure.
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Beans have been sent to Sindor and Scarlet and Janne :ph34r:

The first prompt for October is:

"My first meal aboard I heard"
from Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

Finishing the quote:
"Run away! Run away! Run away!"
from The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday by Garth Nix

Ending up with

My first meal aboard I heard "Run away! Run away! Run away!"
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