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#1 pingling

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 09:44 AM

Recently I purchased a book "Eric Meyer on CSS" and to my astonishment I found the 1st verse of "Entre Nous" as a motto for the 4th chapter:
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We are strangers to each other
Each one's life a novel no one else has read
Even joined in bonds of love
We're linked to one another by such slender threads...
- Neil Peart

Strangely, the first line is taken from the 3rd verse - probably the author mixed them up as they differ in one word only:
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1st
We are secrets to each other
Each one's life a novel
No-one else has read
Even joined in bonds of love
We're linked to one another
By such slender threads

(...)

3rd
We are strangers to each other


Do you know any other quotation from Rush song used as motto in a book?


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Posted 10 April 2005 - 11:19 AM

I've used passages from Peart's lyrics as epigraphs in my own academic papers.
In a recent essay on the motif of characters walking through crowded streets in James Joyce's Dubliners, for example, I borrowed the line "The focus is sharp in the city" from "The Camera Eye."

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:02 PM

I do the same thing. laugh.gif Nerd Alert! biggrin.gif  

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (Red Porschetta @ Apr 10 2005, 01:02 PM)
I do the same thing. laugh.gif Nerd Alert! biggrin.gif

Guilty as charged.  cool.gif  

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Posted 10 April 2005 - 05:03 PM

When I wrote stories back in school I liked to use the line "The air is [or was] thick and still". Thanks Neil!




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