Foodie Friday: Angel Food Cake with Elderflower Syrup
Image and Recipe Credit to MarthaStewart.com
Warning: Please use caution whenever harvesting wild flowers, fruits, or herbs, and do not consume them unless you are absolutely certain that they are edible and safe. If there is even the slightest bit of doubt, please resort to purchasing the ingredient in a store or local apothecary for safety’s sake.
Ingredients For Syrup: -4 cups water -4 cups sugar -20 elderflower heads -Skin and juice of 2 lemons
Ingredients for Cake: -1 cup sifted cake flour -1.5 cups superfine (castor) sugar -14 large egg whites (at room temperature) -1 tbsp room temperature water -½ tsp salt -1.5 tsp cream of tartar -2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1. In a heavy saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a simmer over high heat, stirring occasionally until simple syrup is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.
2. Remove the elderflower heads from their stems, discarding the stems and placing the heads in a large heat-safe bowl. Add lemon skin and juice to bowl and pour simple syrup into bowl, stirring to combine.
3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a towel and allow to sit at room temperature for at least 2 days and up to 4 days. Strain syrup through cheesecloth-lined sieve and discard solids. Syrup can be stored in an airtight container for several weeks.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. With a fine sieve, sift together flour and ¾ cups sugar four times.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer on medium speed, beat together egg whites and water until foamy. Add salt, cream of tartar, and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Increase speed to medium-high and sprinkle in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat until stiff but not dry.
3. Transfer to a large bowl. In six additions, sift dry ingredients over meringue, folding in quickly but gently.
4. Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan with removable bottom. Smooth top with an offset spatula. Run a knife through batter to release air bubbles. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, until golden brown and springy to touch.
5. Invert pan on its legs or over the neck of a glass bottle and let cool completely, about an hour. Carefully run a long offset spatula or knife around the inner and outer perimeter of the pan to release cake. Place on a plate, bottom side up; cover with plastic wrap until ready to use.
9. Serve each slice with some elderflower syrup poured around the base, and whipped cream and berries on top.
Many of us are at least somewhat familiar with the iconic scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail in which French soldiers throw insults at King Arthur. “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!”
Elderberry was and continues to be a favorite food in Europe and in certain areas of the United States, in varying forms from floral syrups and fried flowers to fermented elderberry wines (and elderberry preserves are simply divine when spread over buttered toast!). The elder tree, however, holds some long-standing symbolism when it comes to witchcraft and magic!
Historically speaking, elder is one of those trees that has straddled the line between a positive symbol and a negative symbol, depending upon what side of the line you were viewing it from - much like how yew was often associated with death from a Christian viewpoint but associated with protection and flexibility from a Norse perspective. In the case of elder, however, it had much more to do with the belief that elder trees were more often than not inhabited by spirits (comparable to the belief that there are spirits that inhabit Jericho roses).
In Celtic lore, elder has a particular link to the fae, as it was considered to be a guardian tree. Faeries would gather about the tree, and if one were to sleep beneath the elder’s branches, she would dream of the faerie realm of Tir na nOg. In pre-Christian Ireland, elder was a sacred tree held to such a high esteem that it was forbidden to break its twigs.
Perhaps one of the most well known legends regarding elder is the Danish Hyldemor, or Elder-Mother. The Elder-Mother was a spirit who lived within the tree who was respected for her healing and nurturing capabilities. Before approaching the tree to harvest the berries, flowers, or wood, it was a common practice to ask her permission with the promise of returning the favor in the next life: “Old Woman, give me some of thy wood and I will give thee some of mine when I grow into a tree.”
With the spread of Christianity, the tree’s association with spirits and faeries would take a dark turn, and elder would go from being a sacred, positive tree to being synonymous with evil and the devil. The Elder-Mother’s rather kind demeanor was twisted into that of a witch. Its red sap and hunched shape evoked the image of a hunched old witch who would bleed when cut, to English eyes. In Ireland, the tree went from being a guardian of Otherworld to being a tree whose branches were cut by witches and used as magic horses.
Furthermore, elder took a darker turn when (much like how the tomato was once associated with the forbidden fruit in Genesis) Christian legends associated elder with the crucifix and Judas’ suicide, as reflected in the carol of the Twelve Apostles:
The twelve apostles they were standing by, Their roots in the river, and their leaves in the sky, The beasts all thrive wherever they be. But Judas was a-hunged on an elder tree.
Not everywhere in the British Isles was the tree feared, though, and it maintained some of its magical qualities. In Scotland, it was believed that if you stood under an elder tree during Samhain, you could witness the faery host riding by, and elderberries harvested on Midsummer’s Eve would confer magic powers. And in the Isle of Man, elder continued to be a home for elves and fae, which protected against witches and malevolent spirits if it grew just outside the front door.
Again in Scotland, elder would even have a positive association in Christian communities, as its twigs would be fashioned into a cross and hung over stables and barns to ward off evil spirits and hearse drivers would use elder-handled whips to banish negative influences.
Today, elder is regaining its positive associations thanks in part to its prolific production of flowers and fruits and in part to its place in ancient Celtic lore. It is a popular addition to Beltane floral rites, and its healing properties are being brought back into home remedies. For instance, the green sticks were said to be able to cure warts when rubbed on the affliction and then burnt, and elder twigs were believed to banish the evil spirits which caused toothaches. Today, its berries and flowers could be used to help alleviate cold and flu symptoms in herbal remedies.
Its associations with the fae make elder a wonderful tree for inviting faeries into the garden, or for honoring them on an altar with elderflower decorations and offerings. In kitchen magic, elderberry preserves, elderflower syrup and cordials, elderflower teas, et cetera, all can bring energies of prosperity and health to food. In addition, elder foods can be used as offerings or can be cooked and eaten as a way of connecting more with the fae or with one’s femininity.
Since elder has a strong association with banishing negative influence, elderflower infusions can be used as a liquid for asperging. Its wood and twigs can be fashioned into charms or amulets for various spells, its flowers and berries added to jars and bags, and the tree can be kissed or hugged to invite good fortune (if you’re not afraid of getting some strange looks from passerby, of course)!
Consider the role elder may play in your life, and how its sweet berries and lovely flowers can bring health and positive energy into your kitchen!
in ‘Benzin’ there is one verse where, in theory, there should have been female vocals, well, maybe a little distorted or faded through the electronics, and in the verse before it we wanted to insert children’s voices that say ‘Hey, hey ! ’. All this ‘hey, hey’ was supposed to be sung by Richard’s children, and the vocals were going to be performed by Flake’s wife. But, here, hell, Richard, for no reason at all, objects and says that Flake’s wife sings like a cuckoo. Well, frankly speaking, that it hurts his ears. Flake, of course, retaliates, and objects to Richard’s children. Then they made a bargain: you, then, forget about your wife and her career as an opera singer, and I promise not to involve my children again. Since then, we have a sort of compromise and it goes: you keep your mouth shut and I sacrifice my solo. Therefore, the album itself is calmer because there were no storms in our relations.
Paul on learning to compromise during the making of Reise Reise.
2005 interview with Zillo.
Your wife sings like a cuckoo. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!
Ship: Darcy Lewis/Matt Murdock Prompt: #14 “Okay, I swear I’m not normally this creepy, but I broke my leg and have been spying on all the people across the street from me, and I could have SWORN I saw you kill a man. Care to explain?” (Rear Window AU/Disturbia AU)
Darcy was absolutely certain that she saw what she thought she saw.
And as she hobbled across the street with her crutches, she made damn sure her taser was in her back pocket. Because hell if she was going to get killed for being a good Samaritan.
“Get an apartment in Hell’s Kitchen they said. It’s a STEAL, they said…” she grumbled under her breath as she made her way down the hall towards Matt’s apartment.
“It’s a steal because there are people here who will mug a blind man in his own home…leaving the resident crutch-user to rescue him. I swear to the mighty Thor…” Darcy’s grumblings continued as she approached Matt’s door.
She’d never really spoken with him, she’d always done business with Foggy. But she knew him. And she knew an assault when she saw one.
Unsure if she should knock on the door or not, she didn’t have to really make much of a decision in the matter, because it was already ajar. She pushed it open, taser at the ready, and gasped when she saw what was going on.
“Who’s there?” Matt called, standing still in the middle of his living room, clutching a wound in his side, but otherwise looking find and dandy for someone who just took on four dudes and lived to tell the tale. Too bad she couldn’t say the same for the other dudes.
There were all kinds of dead bodies in here.
Or four. Four kinds of dead body in here.
“Darcy Lewis…I work for Stark Industries…I live across the street and I thought you could use some help.”
He frowned and turned in the direction of her voice. "Aren’t you on crutches?“
"Yeah. But I have a taser.” She held it up and then realized her faux pas, lowering it again.
“A taser. Against four assailants?” Matt asked incredulously.
“I figured it was probably better than what you had. But I was wrong…so so very wrong…”
“You work for Stark Industries, you said?”
“With the Avengers?”
“So I’m not entirely surprised by your jaw-dropping enhancement,” Darcy said. "My jaw only dropped halfway.“
He chuckled and began to limp towards the couch.
"Oh…wait. Are you okay?” She asked, rolling her eyes at the utter stupidity of the question. Of course he wasn’t. He was wounded.
“I have a friend…Claire Temple? Her number is in my phone, if you’ll grab that for me.”
“And what is she going to do?” Darcy asked, going over to where he was gesturing and picking up his phone. It took some maneuvering with the crutches, but she got it to him. "Send you well wishes…or?“
"She’s a nurse,” he explained. "She’ll come stitch me up.“
He woke up the device, speaking directly into it. "Call Claire Temple.”
“Calling Claire Temple…” his phone parroted back to him.
Claire answered on the third ring. "What?“
"Hello to you too,” Matt answered.
“Where are you hurt?” she asked, cutting right to the chase.
“My side, right under my ribs.”
“Are you alone?” she asked, sounding very tired indeed. Darcy knew the feeling. She had the first day off she’d had in months and she was spending it babysitting a superhero. Which was pretty much how she spent most of her time at work anyway.
“No. A woman is here.”
“A woman…” Claire said knowingly.
“Nothing like that. She’s my neighbor…” He gestured at Darcy with his hand.
“I’m Darcy?” she replied. "Darcy Lewis?“
"Hey Darcy,” said Claire. "Can I get you to look at Matt’s wound and tell me what it looks like?“
Darcy made her way over to the couch and sat down beside him, gingerly pulling up his shirt and inspecting the damage. IT was a gash alright. About four inches long. Ragged edges. Looked painful.
She told Claire as much and then the other woman hung up, stating she’d be there in a few.
"You want me to leave?” Darcy asked, reaching for her crutches. "I did kind of burst into your secret lair and find out your super secret identity.“
Matt shook his head. "No, it’s fine…if you want to stay. It’s actually refreshing to meet someone and have them already know my secrets…so if you want…” "
“Maybe just until your nurse friend gets here.”
There was a short burst of silence before Matt broke it with small talk. "How did you break your leg?“
"There was a slight…alien invasion at the Avengers compound. So I’m off duty whilst I am healing.”
“Off duty in Hell’s Kitchen?”
“Don’t judge me, dude. My realtor talked me into it.”
Matt smiled and winced, reaching over to tug his shirt down again. "No judgement from me.“
Darcy whistled as she helped him. "Looks rough. Really rough. You want some tylenol or something?”
“Nah. It’s just a flesh wound,” he replied.
“No it isn’t. Your arm’s off…” Darcy muttered under her breath in a terrible British accent.
“It isn’t really…but I guess you knew that. It’s just…from Monty Python? It’s just a flesh wound?”
Matt smirked and leaned back against the couch with another wince. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.“
Darcy clucked her tongue. "Now there is just no need to bring my parents into this, Murdock. Regardless of species or body odor.”
young Hiccup, Astrid and Fishlegs, are standing in front of a castle that Tuffnut, Ruffnut and Snotlout built on Berk and are now behind it ready for battle.
Tuffnut doing a silly French accent: “Who is it?”
Hiccup: “This is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and these are my friends. Whose castle is this?”
Tuffnut: “This is the castle of Lord-King-Overlord-Emperor-Ruler-Sir Thorston-ton”
Hiccup: “Go and tell him that we have been charged with a sacred quest to find the Dragon Eye and if he gives us food and shelter for the night he may join us in our quest.”
Tuffnut: “I’ll ask him but I don’t think he’ll want to. He’s already got one you see.”
Fishlegs: “Are you sure?”
Tuffnut: “Oh, yes it’s very nice.”
Tuffnut (whispers to Ruffnut and Snotlout on his side of the wall): “I told him we already got one.”
They struggle hide their laughter.
Fishlegs: “Well, can we come up and have a look at it?”
Tuffnut: “Of course not! You are Berkian yaks!”
Astrid: “Well what are you then?”
Tuffnut: “I’m French. Why do you think I have this outrages accent!?”
Astrid: “What are you doing on Berk?”
Tuffnut: “Mind your own business!”
Hiccup: “If you don’t show us your Dragon Eye we will be forced to take your castle by force.”
Tuffnut: “You don’t frighten us you silly Berk-ish pig-dogs!!! Go an boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called ‘Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III,’ you and all your silly Berk K-nig-hts!!!!”
Since many writers enjoyed the first writing quote challenge that I made (55 Badass Quote Challenge), I figured they may like this one even more. It’s got a bunch more quotes than before – some are badass, majority of them are memorable and a few are philosophical. There’s a lot of amazing quotes in the world, but I’ve narrow it down by listing only those that came from a film or a tv show.
“Forgiveness is between them and God. It’s my job to arrange the meeting.” – Creasy, Man on Fire (2004)
“If you try to run, I’ve got six little friends and they can all run faster than you can.” – Seth, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
“You step outside, you risk your life. You take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays you breathe, and you risk your life. Every moment now…you don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for. Now, I can make these people feel better and hang on a little bit longer. I can save lives. And that’s enough reason to risk mine.” –
Hershel Greene, The Walking Dead (2010)
“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” –
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
“Are you gonna bark all day, little doggy, or are you gonna bite?” – Mr. Blonde, Reservoir Dogs (1992)
“Yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker.” – John McClane, Die Hard (1988)
“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – The Emperor of China, Mulan (1998)
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris, Ferris Bueller’s Day Out (1986)
“I don’t perform miracles or do the impossible. I make cold calculations about difficult situations, and I do not take on anything I know I won’t win. And I will win this.” – Olivia Pope, Scandal (2012)
“Here’s my counter-offer to your counter-offer: Go f*ck yourself.” – Al Swearengen, Deadwood (2004)
“Passion…it lies in all of us. Sleeping, waiting, and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir, open its jaws, and howl. It speaks to us, guides us…passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments; the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d truly know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank…without passion, we’d truly be dead.” – Angelus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998)
“I’ve kept you alive for two reasons. And the first reason is information. But I am gonna ask you questions. And every time you don’t give me answers, I’m gonna cut something off. And I promise you, they will be things you will miss. Give me your other arm!” – The Bride, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
“I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it.” – Nick Fury, The Avengers (2012)
“It may be an unwise man who doesn’t learn from his own mistakes, but it’s an absolute idiot that doesn’t learn from other people’s.” – Frasier Crane, Frasier (1996)
“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben, Spider-Man (2002)
“Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.” –
Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens, Hitch (2005)
“Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder.” – Princess Leia Organa, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
“There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it.” – Princess Merida, Brave (2012)
“If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” – Bryan Mills, Taken (2008)
[pulls out a gun] “You say you’re sorry or I'm gonna make you fuckin’ sorry!” – Louise, Thelma & Louise (1991)
“What sets a human apart from a monster, aside from genetics? Aside from the terrible truth? We walk the same streets. We wear the same clothes. You take a breath, and there we are, gulping the same air. We’re walking in your footsteps. And even a monster can possess that most dominant of human emotion…fear. We know enough to remember what we once were. We know enough to fear what we can now do. And, like a human, we obsess over love, over life, over every lost cause. We have the same weaknesses as you. But even this doesn’t make us normal. But it does make us… unforgettable.” – Aiden Waite, Being Human U.S. (2011)
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for I am the baddest mother fucker in the God damn valley.” – Staff Sgt. Sykes, Jarhead (2005)
“Proximity to power deludes some into believing they wield it. I put an end to that sort of thinking before it begins.” – Frank Underwood, House of Cards (2013)
“The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword.” – Eddard Stark, Game Of Thrones (2011)
“A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right.” – Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, Sons of Anarchy (2008)
“I could kill you. Snap my fingers, easiest thing in the world. From here on, I want you to know that the only reason you’re alive is because I allowed it.” – Crowley, Supernatural (2005)
“Get away from her you BITCH!” – Ellen Ripley, Aliens (1986)
“I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty-headed animal food trough wiper!
I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.” – French Soldier, Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
“Keep the change, ya filthy animal!” – Gangster ‘Johnny’, Home Alone (1990)
“Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?” – Carter, Rush Hour (1998)
“Resistance is futile.” – Borg Captain Picard, Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
“I see dead people.” Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
“True evil is above all things, seductive. When the devil knocks at your door, he doesn’t have cloven hooves. He’s beautiful and offers you your hearts desire in whispered airs like a siren beckoning you to her ruinous shore.” – Caliban/John Clare, Penny Dreadful (2014)
“Live long and prosper.” – Spock, Star Trek (1967)
“Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!” – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2010)
“You realize that trying to keep your distance from me will not lessen my affection for you. All efforts to save me from you will fail.” – Gus, The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubblegum.” – Roddy Piper, They Live (1988)
“You’re a disease. And I’m the cure.” – Sylvester Stallone, Cobra (1986)
“You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend — those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.” – Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
“I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” – Alice Kingsley, Alice in Wonderland (2010)
“Whatever happens tomorrow you must promise me one thing. That you will stay who you are. Not a perfect soldier, but a good man.” – Abraham Erskine, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
“What makes a man a man? A friend of mine once wondered. Is it his origins? The way he comes to life? I don’t think so. It’s the choices he makes. Not how he starts things, but how he decides to end them.” – John Myers, Hellboy (2004)
“A long time ago, in the underground realm, where there are no lies or pain, there lived a Princess who dreamed of the human world. She dreamed of blue skies, soft breeze, and sunshine. One day, eluding her keepers, the Princess escaped. Once outside, the brightness blinded her and erased every trace of the past from her memory. She forgot who she was and where she came from. Her body suffered cold, sickness, and pain. Eventually, she died. However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess’ soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time. And he would wait for her, until he drew his last breath, until the world stopped turning…” – Pan, Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” – Rhett Butler,Gone with the Wind (1939)
“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – Dorothy Gale, The Wizard of Oz (1939)
“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.” – Captain, Cool Hand Luke (1967)
“I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” – Howard Beale, Network (1967)
“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape.” – George Taylor, Planet of the Apes (1968)
“My precious.” – Gollum, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
“But inevitably, the further you run from your sins, the more exhausted you are when they catch up to you.” – Dalton Russell, Inside Man (2006)
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Timo Cruz, Coach Carter (2005)
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.” – Frank Costello, The Departed (2006)
“What you just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. May God have mercy on your soul.” – Principle, Billy Madison (1995)
“You call that a knife? That’s not a knife. This is a knife.” – Michael ‘Crocodile’ Dundee, Crocodile Dundee (1986)
“We’re all faced throughout our lives with agonizing decisions, moral choices. Some are on a grand scale, most of these choices are on lesser points. But, we define ourselves by the choices we have made. We are in fact the sum total of our choices.” – Professor Levy, Crimes and Misdemeanor (1989)
“Just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.” – Jackie Harrison, Stepmom (1998)
“Well hello Mister Fancypants. I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things right now: Jack and shit…and Jack left town.” – Ash, Army Of Darkness (1992)
“Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all.” –
Prince of Genovia, The Princess Diaries (2001)
“The best fighters in the world are people with nothing to lose.” –
General Lancaster, Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
“I’ll explain and I’ll use small words so that you’ll be sure to understand, you warthog faced buffoon.” – Westley, The Princess Bride (1987)
“Come back with your shield, or on it.” – Queen Gorgo, 300 (2006)
“You’re all gonna die. The only question is how you check out. Do you want it on your feet? Or on your fuckin’ knees… begging? I ain’t much for begging! Nobody ever gave me nothing! So I say *fuck* that thing! Let’s fight it!
” – Dillion, Alien 3(1992)
“I am the law. Put down your weapons and prepare to be judged.” – Judge Dredd, Judge Dredd (1995)
“Honey, just ’cause I talk slow doesn’t mean I’m stupid.” – Jake Perry, Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
“Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.” – RoboCop, RoboCop (1987)
“It’s going to be legendary.” – Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother (2005)
“Lucy, you’ve got some ‘splaining to do!” –
Ricky Ricardo, I Love Lucy (1951)
“Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?” –
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
“Well now I’m standing. Happy? We’re all standing now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle.” – Rocket Raccoon, Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
[To Anakin] “Why do I get the feeling you’ll be the death of me?” – Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
“It’s just a flesh wound!” – Kruger, Elysium (2013)
“…You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.” – Hawkeye, The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
“…If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love…I love…I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” –
Darcy, Pride & Prejudice (2005)
“I’m too old for this shit.” –
Roger Murtaugh, Lethal Weapon (1987)
“Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey, and reminds us to cherish every moment because they’ll never come again. What we leave behind is not as important how we lived. After all, Number One, we’re only mortal.” –
Captain Picard, Star Trek: Generations (1994)
“You can feel it. That cold ain’t the weather. That’s death approaching.” – The Stranger, 30 Days of Night (2007)
“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.” – Peter, Dawn of the Dead (1978)
“Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant fuckin’ Mark Twain shit. 'Cause it’s definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.” –
Otis B. Driftwood, The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
“We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!” –
Dr. Peter Venkman, Ghostbusters (1984)
“You know that part in scary movies when somebody does something really stupid and everyone hates them for it? This is it.” – Trish, Jeepers Creepers (2001)
“There is always hope. Only because that is the one thing no one has figured out how to kill. Yet.” – Galen, Babylon 5: The Lost Tales (2007)
“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Alfred Pennyworth, Batman Begins (2005)
“Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? Life is such.” – Death, Hogfather (2006)
“Memory can change the shape of a room; it can change the color of a car. And memories can be distorted. They’re just an interpretation, they’re not a record, and they’re irrelevant if you have the facts.” – Leonard Shelby, Memento (2000)
“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about his religion. Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life. Beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and of service to your people. When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” –
LT Rorke, Act of Valor (2012)
“Me? I’m dishonest, and a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly. It’s the honest ones you want to watch out for, because you can never predict when they’re going to do something incredibly… stupid.” – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
“I’ll tell you a secret. Something they don’t teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” – Achilles, Troy (2004)
“Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I’ll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.” – Ottway, The Grey (2011)
“There’s a time when a man needs to fight, and a time when he needs to accept that his destiny is lost…the ship has sailed and only a fool would continue. Truth is…I’ve always been a fool.” – Senior Ed Bloom, Big Fish (2003)
“I never look back, darling! It distracts from the now.” – Edna ‘E’ Mode, The Incredibles (2004)
“This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us!’…and I’ll whisper ‘no.’” – Rorschach, Watchmen (2009)
“Nature is lethal, but it doesn’t hold a candle to man.” – Russell Franklin, Deep Blue Sea (1999)
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.” – Jimmy Dugan, A League Of Their Own (1992)
[Tommy is stuck in the middle of a lake on a sailboat with no wind. Some kids are mocking him from the shore] “You better pray to the god of skinny punks that this wind doesn’t pick up, 'cause I’ll come over there, and jam an oar up your ass.” – Tommy, Tommy Boy (1995)
“Rest in pieces.” – Barney Ross, The Expendables II (2012)
“I don’t step on toes…I step on necks.” – Colonel James Braddock, Braddock: Missing In Action III (1988)
“I might as well ask you if all those vodka martinis ever silence the screams of all the men you’ve killed…or if you find forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for all the dead ones you failed to protect.” – Alec Trevelyan, GoldenEye (1995)
“Oh, I may be on the side of the angels, but don’t think for one second that I am one of them.” – Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock (2010)
“Your mind is like the water. When it is agitated it becomes difficult to see, but when you let it settle, the answer becomes clear.” –
Oogway, Kung Fu Panda (2008)
[After spilling coffee on his lap] “Great, now my crotch will be up all night.” – Mulder, The X-Files (1993)
You have free reign with this! Use it for fanfiction – write a drabble (100-500 words), ficlet (500-1000 words) or one-shot (1000 words or more). It can be for any genre or fandom. Or it can be used for original works as well. You don’t need to follow the order this is in or use all the quotes. All that I ask, is that you at least pick five quotes (or ten, actually pick however many you want – as long as it’s an even number) from the list, and write a short scene or story using them in it. That is all.
Note: Be sure to mention in the summary or author’s note that you’re doing Ghostflowerdream’s 100 Quotes Writing Challenge.