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Quote of the Yesterday [Jul. 19th, 2011|10:45 am]
Marissa Lingen
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When I asked for the "parliament of queens" stories, lots of people went running off to start projects, and I was happy. Now, o crazy speculative writer friends, I have heard a quote I don't want to do anything with myself, but it seems like it might be a spark for somebody else.

"Robbery is a chapter in etiquette."--Woody Guthrie

Go, cogitate, write weird stuff.
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From: swan_tower
2011-07-19 05:16 pm (UTC)
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Daniel Keys Moran's Continuing Time books. It's a pair of (invented) epigraphs:

"Trent said to me once, a theft is an act of communication. So is a blow. Unlike words, neither one can be ignored. A properly executed boost consists of three elements: what you steal, how you steal it, and from whom you steal. You cannot catch a thief who knows this and employs the knowledge properly. If the thief is a very good thief, you may learn, in time, why he stole what he stole." -- The Peaceforcer Elite Melissa du Bois, as quoted in the Exodus Bible.

"I never ever talk like that." -- Trent the Uncatchable, according to the historian Corazon de Nostri.
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[User Picture]From: genarti
2011-07-22 12:15 am (UTC)
I looked at this quote yesterday, laughed, and scrolled on.

A day later, I'm 1500 words into an exceedingly silly story. So thank you for the spark!
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-07-22 02:49 am (UTC)
Hurrah!
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