One of Marmaduke’s most endearing qualities is his refusal to bow to authority. Of course when you are a Great Dane, it’s authority that needs to bow to you.
In celebration of the Marmaduke movie, which comes out in exactly 99 days, here are history’s most disenchanted youth.
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Quote: I’m not worthless! And I don’t have fleas!
#7 Jim Stark
Quote: I don’t know what to do anymore. Except maybe die.
#6 Maggie Tulliver
Quote: I’ve never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
#5 Joan Of Arc
Quote: One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.
#4 Holden Caufield
Quote: I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It’s awful. If I’m on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I’m going, I’m liable to say I’m going to the opera. It’s terrible.
Quote: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
#2 Catherine And Heathcliff
Quote: You teach me how cruel you’ve been – cruel and false. Why do you despise me? Why did you betray your own heart, Cathy? I have not one word of comfort. You deserve this. You have killed yourself. Yes, you may kiss me, and cry, and wring out my kisses and tears; they’ll blight you – they’ll damn you. You loved me–then what right had you to leave me? What right–answer me–for the poor fancy you felt for Linton? Because misery, and degradation and death, and nothing that God or Satan could inflict would have parted us, you, of your own will, did it. I have not broken your heart–you have broken it; and in breaking it, you have broken mine.
#1 Huckleberry Finn
Quote: After supper she got out her book and learned me about Moses and the Bulrushers and I was in a sweat to find out all about him; but by and by she let it out that Moses had been dead a considerable long time; so then I didn’t care no more about him, because I don’t take no stock in dead people.
Please note that this blog entry was written after a trip to the dentist.
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