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Cade to Frankenstein
Cade, Johnny (actor - Ralph Macchio)
The doctor came in a while ago but I knew anyway.  I keep getting tireder and tireder.  Listen, I don't mind dying now.  It's worth it.  It's worth saving those kids.  Their lives are worth more than mine, they have more to live for.  Some of their parents came by to thank me and I know it was worth it.  Tell Dally it's worth it.  I'm just going to miss you guys.  I've been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he means you're gold when you're a kid, like green.  When you're a kid everything's new, dawn.  It's just when you get used to everything that it's day.  Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony.  That's gold.  Keep that way, it's a good way to be.  I want you to tell Dally to look at one.  He'll probably think you're crazy, but ask for me.  I don't think he's ever really seen a sunset.  And don't be so bugged over being a greaser.  You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.  There's still lots of good in the world.  Tell Dally.  I don't think he knows.  Your buddy, Johnny.

Book:  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, 1967 
Movie:  The Outsiders, 1983

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Carton, Sidney
"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done: it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known."

Novel:  A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens, 1859

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Yet one word more, a prophecy--or, if a dirge,
At least not mine alone.  In this sun's light--my last--
I pray: when the sword's edge requites my captor's blood,
Then may his murderers, dying, with that debt pay too
For her they killed in chains, their unresisting prey!
Alas for human destiny!  Man's happiest hours
Are pictures drawn in shadow.  Then ill fortune comes,
And with two strokes the wet sponge wipes the drawing out.
And grief itself's hardly more pitiable than joy.

Play: Agamemnon by Aeschylus

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Cavilleri, Jenny (actress - Ali McGraw)
"Thanks, Ollie."

Novel:  Love Story
Movie:  Love Story, 1970

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Chipping, Charles "Mr. Chips" (actor - Robert Donat)
"What, what was that you were saying about me? . . . I thought I heard you say it was a pity. . . .  A pity I never had children?  But you're wrong. . . .  I have thousands of them . . . thousands of them . . . and all boys!"

Movie:  Good-bye Mr. Chips, 1939

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Come thou mortal wretch, 
With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate 
Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool, 
Be angry, and dispatch.  O, couldst thou speak, 
That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass 

Peace, peace! 
Dost thou not see my baby at my breast, 
That sucks the nurse asleep?

As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle,-- 
O Antony!--Nay, I will take thee too: 
What should I stay--

Play:  Antony and Cleopatra, William Shakespeare, 1606

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"My dream - O Gods!  Here is the snake I bore and fed."

Play: The Choephori (Libation Bearers)

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Conklin, Jim
"I tell yeh what I'm 'fraid of, Henry--I'll tell yeh what I'm 'fraid of.  I'm 'fraid I'll fall down--an' then yeh know --them damned artillery wagons--they like as not 'll run over me.  That's what I'm 'fraid of. . . .  I was allus a good friend t' yeh, wa'n't I, Henry?  I've allus been a pretty good feller, ain't I?  An' it ain't much t' ask, is it?  Jest t' pull me along outer th' road?  I'd do it fer you, wouldn't I, Henry? . . .  No--no--don't tech me--leave me be--leave me be. . . .  Leave me be, can't yeh?  Leave me be fer a minnit. . . .  Leave me be--don't tech me--leave me be----"

Novel:  The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane, 1895

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Corey, Giles
"More weight."

Play: The Crucible by Arthur Miller, 

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"Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall
Put bunches of roses all over my coffin
Roses to deaden the clods as they fall.
Oh, beat the drums slowly and play the fife lowly
And play the dead march as you carry me along.
Take me to the green valley and lay the sod o'er me.
For I'm a young cowboy, and I know I've done wrong."

Song:  As I Walked Out in the Streets of Laredo, traditional

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De Baere, Raoul (actor - George Raft)
"I'm too good for this joint."

Movie: Bolero, 1934
O, banish me, my lord, but kill me not! . . . 
Kill me to-morrow; let me live to-night! . . .
But half an hour! . . 
But while I say one prayer!

Play:  Othello, William Shakespeare, 1604

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Dear pledges of my love, while heav'n so pleas'd
Receive a soul, of mortal anguished eas'e
My fatal course is finish'd; and I go,
A glorious name, among the ghosts below.
A lofty city by my hands is rais'd
Pygmalion punish'd, and my lord appeas'd 
What could my fortune have afforded more,
Had the false Trojan never touch'd my shore!
Must I die and unreveng'd? 'T is doubly to be dead
Yet ev'n this death with pleasure I receive:
On any terms, 'T is better than to live.
These flames, from far, may the false Trojan view;
These boding omens his base flight pursue!

Epic:  The Aeneid by Virgil, 19 BC

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Earnshaw, Catherine "Cathy" (actress - Merle Oberon)
In the movie:  "Take me to the window.  Let me look at the moors with you once more, my darling.  Once more.  Heathcliffe, can you see the Crag over there where our castle is?  I'll wait for you 'till you come."
In the novel:  "You must not go!  You shall not, I tell you. . . .  Not for one minute. . . .  No!  Oh, don't, don't go! It is the last time! Edgar will not hurt us.  Heathcliffe, I shall die!  I shall die!"

Novel: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, 1847 
Movie: Wuthering Heights, 1939

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"My friend, the great goddess cursed me and I must die in shame.  I shall not die like a man fallen in battle: I feared to fall, but happy is the man who falls in battle, for I must die in shame."

Epic:  Gilgamesh

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"Ha! ha! ha!--he! he!--a very good joke indeed--an excellent jest.  We will have many a rich laugh about it at the palazzo--he! he! he!--over our wine--he! he! he! . . .  He! he! he!--he! he! he!--yes, the Amontillado.  But is it not getting late?  Will not they be awaiting us at the palazzo, the Lady Fortunato and the rest?  Let us be gone. . . .  For the love of God, Montresor!"

Short Story:  "The Cask of Amontillado,"  Edgar Allan Poe, 1846

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Frankenstein, Doctor Victor
"Hear him not; call on the names of William, Justine, Clerval, Elizabeth, my father, and of the wretched Victor, and thrust your sword into his heart.  I will hover near and direct the steel aright."

Novel:  Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley, 1818

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