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Fantasy Faction => Fantasy Book & Author Discussion => Topic started by: Eclipse on December 18, 2016, 11:26:56 AM

Title: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Eclipse on December 18, 2016, 11:26:56 AM
The first thing he found was a man's boot.When he picked it up,he found that it still held a foot. Dancer's Lament by Ian C. Esslemont

I just read that line recently so it's fresh in my memory and it had me smiling, what's yours?
Title: Re: Favourite Black Humour lines
Post by: ultamentkiller on December 18, 2016, 03:05:04 PM
'Lord Tywin Lannister did not, in the end, shit gold.'
Title: Re: Favourite Black Humour lines
Post by: The Gem Cutter on December 18, 2016, 07:03:30 PM
Glokta's continual internal monologues in Abercrombie's books referencing "Body found in river. Unrecognizable."
Title: Re: Favourite Black Humour lines
Post by: Rostum on December 18, 2016, 07:38:39 PM
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The first thing he found was a man's boot.When he picked it up,he found that it still held a foot.

Exactly that persuaded a mate of mine that working for an accident recovery specialist was not for him and he needed to get a proper job. The vehicle was a motorbike (double fatality) and the pillions boot and foot were trapped between the back wheel and swinging arm. Presumably not found when gathering up the rest of her.

I am a fan of 'it was the day my grandmother exploded' Crow Road Ian (not M) Banks but Jorg gets consistently better lines than any other character I have read.
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Eclipse on June 02, 2018, 06:15:54 PM
I'm fond of my sig


According to some,* heroic deaths are admirable things

* Generally those who don't have to do it.Politicians and writers spring to mind

Jonathan Stroud:Ptolmy's Gate
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Yora on June 02, 2018, 06:37:34 PM
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I sprang off my left foot, caught the roof ledge with my fingers, and pulled myself up. Dabir urged care; I do not think he heard my response, as I was too busy not falling to answer clearly, and my words do not bear repeating.
From The Desert of Souls.
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Lu Kudzoza on June 02, 2018, 07:39:11 PM
Even though I knew she was not a witch, a part of me kept saying that the woman was going to grind me up for stew.
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: The Gem Cutter on June 06, 2018, 07:01:26 PM
It's not Fantasy, but I love this exchange from the Western 'Unforgiven':

"You just shot an unarmed man!"
"Well, he shoulda armed himself."
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Yora on June 06, 2018, 07:18:59 PM
It's not Fantasy, but I love this exchange from the Western 'Unforgiven':

"You just shot an unarmed man!"
"Well, he shoulda armed himself."
"I don't deserve this...To die like this."
"Deserve's got nothing to do with it."
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on June 07, 2018, 09:57:30 AM
"Can't get robbed if you have no money.", "Calm your tentacles!" and many other hilarious lines from Lift in Edgedancer.  ;D
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: ScarletBea on June 07, 2018, 10:05:29 AM
I can laugh when I'm reading things, but I never memorise the lines...
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: EdMcDonald_Blackwing on July 04, 2018, 07:18:40 PM
“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged”
Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856

Borrowed by Joe Abercrombie  :)
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: ScarletBea on July 04, 2018, 09:45:18 PM
“We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged”
Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856

Borrowed by Joe Abercrombie  :)
Oh, I love that one too!
It was actually what I asked him to write on my books at a signing session ;D
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: J.R. Darewood on July 05, 2018, 02:48:12 AM
I can laugh when I'm reading things, but I never memorise the lines...

Now you have a place to write them down!
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: S. K. Inkslinger on July 05, 2018, 08:28:45 AM
Some more moments of Lift from Oathbringer. She was cautioning her friend on trusting Dalinar.  ;D

"Don't trust him he has too nice a butt.....old people should have an old flabby butt, then I'd trust you."

She's also been calling Dalinar as 'tight-butt' eversince.
Title: Re: Favourite black or light humour lines
Post by: Elfy on July 05, 2018, 10:46:10 PM
Saw a good one in a non fantasy/SF that I'm reading at present. Ice Station by Matthew Reilly. It's an action thriller. The main character is a marine called Shane Schofield, who is for his profession on the short side. He meets this young girl and she says to him that she's short for her age, he immediately says back to her 'So am I,'
One of the things that made it amusing for me, is that Matthew Reilly said that when he was writing the book (it came out in 1998) he had Schofield envisaged as Tom Cruise (he did later explain that this was Top Gun Tom Cruise, not jumping on Oprah's couch Tom Cruise) and Tom Cruise is on the short side. It was a nice conversational line, I could see someone using it and it also helped the character to break the ice with the girl he was talking to and establish himself as on okay, easy going type of person, whether or not he actually is.