Great works of literature ruined by a single sentence

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Blandmum Sun 16-Sep-07 15:59:04

Idea stolen from the Time ed website

'Hey Godot, you're early!'

flippinada Thu 26-Jul-12 22:30:23

Silence of the Lambs:
Actually Clarice, I've been thinking about this a lot. I'm turning vegan. Please don't mention meat in my presence ever again, or I'll get really, really upset.

JeezyPeeps Sat 28-Jul-12 08:48:23

'your wife? You know that mad beggar woman? Yeah, that's her.'

Mrs Lovett to Sweeney Todd

itsatrap Fri 03-Aug-12 18:59:11

Apologies if repeat...

A mouse took a stroll in the deep dark wood, an owl ate the mouse, and the mouse was good....

NicholasTeakozy Sat 04-Aug-12 17:23:32

"Fuck this for a lark, I'm going to join a gym"

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner.

OrangeFireandGoldashes Sat 22-Sep-12 16:39:39

"Lily, I know we talked about making Peter our Secret-Keeper to put Voldemort off the scent, but I really don't trust him so I'm going to ask Dumbledore after all, okay?"

CarryOn90 Sat 11-Oct-14 20:48:38

"Look, a rescue helicopter!" cried Piggy. "Just as well we kept your specs." said Simon.

Lord of the flies

hagsrus0 Sun 18-Oct-15 20:27:56

"George, dear," said Aunt Fanny gently, "Poor Timmy hasn't been feeling well, so he's gone to live on a nice farm. I know the four of will enjoy the new kitten."

ZoeTurtle Wed 28-Oct-15 13:01:16

"Oh yes, I saw her being bundled off to the luggage compartment" - The Lady Vanishes

"Well, perhaps we'd better just feel for a pulse before we leave..." The Martian

"Maybe we should rule out Phil in the first instance, Rosie. Grab his toothbrush." - The Rosie Project

"Goodness, you mean you've been sold into slavery? Come with me; we'll alert the authorities." - The Chairman, Memoirs of a Geisha

Robertaquimby Wed 28-Oct-15 13:32:13

Mrs Marlow to Commander Marlow

Thank God for the Pill, can't bear the thought of a big family.

All the Marlow books

Cassandra Mortmain

This family needs financial stability and a bit of common sense. I'm goin to chuck writing and apply for accountancy at uni.

I Capture the Castle

SomeKindOfDeliciousBiscuit Tue 03-Nov-15 22:30:35

"Classics? What the hell kind of a job will I get with a Classics degree? They'll all be weirdos, anyway. Engineering, I think."
The Secret History

vladthedisorganised Thu 05-Nov-15 17:07:25

"No, " I cried, "you mean to have me as your Whore, when you have promised Marriage?"
"Good Point," said the Rake, "I suppose it is Time I Settled Down. I shall Inform the Family that you shall Be My Wife before my Brother Gets Any Ideas."

And I have lived in quiet Virtue ever since.
Moll Flanders

Archfarchnad Thu 05-Nov-15 17:41:58

Ooh, this is fun!

"Oh Papa, 'tis me Dorrit, I have just been to the Citiziens' Advice Bureau and we've consolidated all your debts and set up an affordable repayment plan. Thank goodness you won't need to go to that debtors' prison!"

Little Dorrit /Dickens

"Jarndyce and Jarndyce might have dragged on for years, but fortunately it was resolved in a matter of days thanks to a new fast-track legal procedure."

Bleak House / Dickens

"In the 1930s, when I was desperate for a job as a vet, I had an interview with an eccentric character called Siegfried Farnon. Thank goodness I didn't get the job, I hated Yorkshire!"

All Creatures Great and Small /James Herriot

"Dear me, that gamekeeper is coming on to me a bit strong, I think we'll have to sack him"

Lady Chatterly's Lover /DH Lawrence

"CLARE: I'm devastated that my husband Henry has died. What a pity there's no such thing as time travel!"

The Tine Traveller's Wife /Audrey Niffenegger

justgoandgetalife Thu 05-Nov-15 17:53:14

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Then He was so tired that He forgot what He meant to do next and went off for a cup of tea.

notyounanbread Sat 14-Nov-15 22:08:09

"Good luck in the hungers games, Prim," said Katniss.

IamtheDevilsAvocado Sun 15-Nov-15 10:27:03

Thank you Professor Higgins, after one lesson, I can speak perfect English, like a lady!

My fair lady/ Pygmailion

borntobequiet Sun 15-Nov-15 10:40:04

"Winter isn't coming"
(Well it's literature to me.)

borntobequiet Sun 15-Nov-15 10:52:39

Great literature even.

The Power of One.

Then all of a sudden Peekay began to sob: "They killed Grandpa Chook".

Hoppy scowled, and produced two boxing gloves. "Hey you snivelling little English shit! See these? They're boxing gloves, and now I'm going to knock seven bells out of you!"

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