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Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:57 am
silentpages says...



Okay, so I'm writing a sci-fi short story that involves Censorship (maybe it's been done before, but... Meh) and I need a specific quote from a book that could be considered controversial.

Nothing too bad, or profane. Just something that could be considered questionable enough to be blocked out by a hyper-uptight censorship committee. Maybe something involving things that could be taken as violent, or criminal?

I'd like a quote that some people will recognize, maybe from a classic? Like Alice in Wonderland or To Kill a Mockingbird, or something like that. *shrug*

Thanks for the help. :)
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 1:58 am
fireheartedkaratepup says...



The N-word in Huckleberry Finn.

Y'know, since they've edited it out now.

Silly peoples.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:07 am
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Lol. Like I said, I'd like to avoid profanity or anything that's obviously controversial. I'd like the quote to show that they're being ridiculously over the top about it all. Plus, this is kind of far in the future, so I'd like a quote that wouldn't have been crossed out before then. Something that could be vaguely bad, but right now is considered acceptable. *shrug*
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:30 am
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Snoink says...



Can you use the Bible?

Also, maybe:

"The Silver Shoes," said the Good Witch, "have wonderful powers. And one of the most curious things about them is that they can carry you to any place in the world in three steps, and each step will be made in the wink of an eye. All you have to do is to knock the heels together three times and command the shoes to carry you wherever you wish to go."

"If that is so," said the child joyfully, "I will ask them to carry me back to Kansas at once."
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:06 am
silentpages says...



That's something I was contemplating, Snoink. I'll see what else turns up.

Could you explain how the wizard of oz quote could be controversial? Because of the whole 'Witch' thing, or what?
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:33 am
Dethl says...



Might this one work? its from a book called The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath

"What a man wants is is an arrow into the future and what a woman is is the place the arrow shoots off from."




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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:36 am
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Mm... Interesting. But I'm not sure it's exactly what I'm looking for. *sigh*
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:39 am
Dethl says...



Ok, what about this one from the Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger?

"In my mind, I'm probably the biggest S3X maniac you ever saw."




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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:42 am
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XD Maybe something a little more subtle. Something that could be taken as a violent theme or something might be good, but again, I'd like something that you'd really have to overthink in order for there to be anything offensive about it.
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:56 am
Dethl says...



I Googled "double meaning quotes", but all I could find was this

"Is that a gun in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me!" Mae West

It might be kind of violent, but I think it isn't from a book.




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Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:58 am
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I also think that violence isn't what would make that quote controversial. XD
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:03 am
Dethl says...



silentpages wrote:I also think that violence isn't what would make that quote controversial. XD

XD you're right. whatever..I think this is everything I have, so good luck finding your quote :D If I get one I'll tell you.




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Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:05 am
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Okay. ^^ Thanks for trying!
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Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:13 am
Dethl says...



Since I can't give up I'll leave this as my final statement. I found this that seems to be a page with a reasonable amount of double meaning quotes, you might find it useful. As far as I read (third one XD) it looks promising.

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/double.html




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Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:00 am
Snoink says...



I like the Wizard of Oz because it inspired the GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME, ZARDOZ.

Is poetry out of the question? Because I can think of a bunch of wonderful poems to censor, but my mind is failing on the fiction world.
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