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The Great Gatsby
All at once you look across a crowded room and see the way that light attaches to a girl.
(Counting Crows, “Long December”)
I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
I’m not gonna lie. I’ll not be a gentleman.
(Toadies, “Possum Kingdom”)
How to Be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
She dreams a champagne dream, strawberry surprise, pink linen and white paper. Lavender and cream, fields of butterflies, reality escapes her.
Who’s that casting devious stares in my direction? Mama, this surely is a dream.
(Marcy Playground, “Sex and Candy”)
Every Book About Existentialism Ever
You may ask yourself, what is that beautiful house? You may ask yourself, where does that highway lead to? You may ask yourself, am I right, am I wrong? You may say to yourself, my god, what have I done?
(Talking Heads, “Once In a Lifetime”)
Religion for Atheists by Alain de Botton
Believe in me. Help me believe in anything ‘cause I wanna be someone who believes.
(Counting Crows, “Mr. Jones”)
On Eddie and Marion’s Relationship in A Widow for One Year
Fingertips have memories, mine can’t forget the curves of your body, and when I feel a bit naughty, I run it up the flagpole and see.
(Harvey Danger, “Flagpole Sitta”)
The Adventures of Robin Hood
I don’t mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence.
(Temple of the Dog, “Hunger Strike”)
I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more.
(The Proclaimers, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)”)
I say my hell is the closet I’m stuck inside.
(Dave Matthews Band, “So Much to Say”)
Million Dollar Baby
I get knocked down, but I get up again. Nothing ever gonna keep me down.
I’ve been a bad, bad girl. I’ve been careless with a delicate man. And it’s a sad, sad world when a girl will break a boy just because she can.
(Fiona Apple, “Criminal”)
The Love of the Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This ain’t no disco. It ain’t no country club, either. This is L.A.
(Sheryl Crow, “All I Wanna Do”)
Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
The only thing I’ll ever ask of you, you gotta promise not to stop when I say when.
(Foo Fighters, “Everlong”)
She’ll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain. She’ll make you live her crazy life, and she’ll take away your pain…like a bullet to your brain.
(Ricky Martin, “Livin’ La Vida Loca”)
The Yellow Wallpaper
My loneliness is killing me, and I must confess I still believe. When I’m not with you, I lose my mind.
(Britney Spears, “…Baby One More Time”)
The Latest Hot Work of Teen Angst
I wanna publish zines, and rage against machines. I wanna pierce my tongue–it doesn’t hurt it feels fine.
(Harvey Danger, “Flagpole Sitta”)
Keeping my eyes open, I cannot afford to sleep. Giving away promises I know that I can’t keep. Nothing fills the blackness that has seeped into my chest. I need you in my blood. I am forsaking all the rest, just to reach you.
(Melissa Etheridge, “Come to My Window”)
You’re gonna go to the record store. You’re gonna give ‘em all your money.
(Reel Big Fish, “Sellout”)
Ron Jeremy: The Hardest Working Man in Showbiz
She saw his package. From what I know, she said, ‘That looks like a tube of cookie dough.’
(Goldfinger, “Mable”)By signing up you agree to our Terms of Service