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Something Rotten

Jasper Fforde

Top 10 Best Quotes

“If the real world were a book, it would never find a publisher. Overlong, detailed to the point of distraction-and ultimately, without a major resolution.”

“Sorry," [Hamlet] said, rubbing his temples. "I don't know what came over me. All of a sudden I had this overwhelming desire to talk for a very long time without actually doing anything.”

“Death doesn't care about personalities - he's more interested in meeting quotas.”

“History has rewritten itself so many times I'm not really sure how it was to begin with -- it's a bit like trying to guess the original color of a wall when it's been repainted eight times.”

“Sometimes I don't know whether I'm thening or nowing.”

“To espresso or to latte, that is the question...whether 'tis tastier on the palate to choose white mocha over plain...or to take a cup to go. Or a mug to stay, or extra cream, or have nothing, and by opposing the endless choice, end one's heartache...”

“There's something rotten in the state of Denmark, and Hamlet's payback time!”

“If it's a chimera alert, we just follows the screams. ”

“Pretend to be mad and talk a lot. Then — and this is the important bit — do nothing at all until you absolutely have to and then make sure everyone dies.”

“I suggest we depict penguins as callous and unfeeling creatures who insist on bringing up their children in what is little more than a large chest freezer.”

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Book Keywords:

world, humor, death, penguins, humour, history, life, chimera, monologues, hamlet, soliloquies, parody, indecision

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