Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Summing Up Blogging With a Quote

The Contagion (more on the film tomorrow) quote "Blogging is not writing. It's just graffiti with punctuation," delivered by the indomitable force that is Elliot Gould, got me thinking about how I would sum up my blogging in a single quote. After all there are a lot of ways one can describe themselves as a blogger. Not to mention a near endless supply of movie quotes on the subject matter to pick from. There are those which would allow me to lash out in anger at people who don't bow down to my every whim. Quotes that exist if I want to appear dark and mysterious. Quotes to highlight a deep and passionate intensity for every written word. And of course a few quotes that are there if I just want to continue being perceived as that weird guy with the off color sense of humor.

But all of those things really don't cover what it is I hope to cover. Specifically a quote that displays exactly how I would describe my blogging to someone else. I don't want it to be colorful or exciting; just honest would suit me just fine. So with that in mind I poured through my memory and picked out a quote that I think captures LiE just right. It's not one of those lovely 'memorable quotes' you get on IMDB, and I can't say the surrounding circumstances exactly match the tone I'm looking for. Still, it's just right. Delivered by the ever lovely Shirley MacLaine as Fran Kubelik in The Apartment:

"...I can type up a storm. I just can't spell."

Like I said, it's not sexy. But given the fact that I've had to look up the spelling of more words than I care to reveal for this post, it does the job just right. Though I will admit "I am the author. You are the audience. I outrank you!" from the original The Producers was a heavy contender as well. So now I ask what quote would you use to summarize your blogging?

8 better thoughts:

Andrew said...

There're so many I could use... I immediately thought of "I'm so talented... and they're so dumb" from Blazing Saddles... but I guess the one that may define it even better for me is:

"I'm thinking: maybe it means you're the evil man. And I'm the righteous man. And Mr. 9mm here... he's the shepherd protecting my righteous ass in the valley of darkness. Or it could mean you're the righteous man and I'm the shepherd and it's the world that's evil and selfish. And I'd like that. But that shit ain't the truth. The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd."

Ye you can ommit all the 9MM stuff like that. And maybe it's the wrong way around. You, are my shepherd and I'm the evil. Who in their right mind would give me and outlet to write something for someone dumb enough to believe me would read. :P

Nick Prigge said...

Fantastic post. Love this idea. Here's mine...

"Are you sure this isn't time for a colorful metaphor?"

Alex said...

I love this, very cute choice! Not sure what mine would be. Although that one from THE PRODUCERS comes close to my feelings haha.

Yojimbo_5 said...

Broadcast News:

"It must be nice to always believe you know better, to always think you're the smartest person in the room."

"No, it's awful..."

Dusty McGowan said...

Two come to mind:

Stars Wars: "That's funny, the damage doesn't look as bad from up here..."

Annie Hall: "Don't knock's sex with someone I love."

Anonymous said...

I'd have to take yours as well. For someone who writes so much and so often, I'd think I would have gotten better at spelling.

That is not the case at all.

Univarn said...

@Andrew I think the comment works best if you keep the 9MM in. Gives you blog a very eerie feel.

@Nick Lovely quote, though I haven't checked my watch yet this morning so I can't say :\

@Alex I think we all feel that way sometimes.

@Yojimbo Awesome!

@Dusty You must be one intense blogger for that combination to unfold.

@cinema I usually end up typing words based on how I think I remember them being pronounced to me... which often means I have about five letters more than I need.

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

"I don't know anything" The English Patient.

It's always handy for me in any situation really.

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