My Favorite One-Liners

Maybe I should have baked cookies?

Maybe I should have baked cookies?

Ding-Ding! The contest is over everybody! THE CONTEST IS OVER! SETTLE DOWN!

(looks around, sees there are only three people here)

Oh. Oh, I see. (puts away microphone)

Well, I can’t say competition was fierce, exactly, but here are the big winners of my little book giveaway:

1) TR Napper (who is a friend and wonderfully talented SF writer in his own right–check him out here)’

From Empire Strikes Back:

Leia: “I love you.” Han: “I know.”

2) Maryam

From Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

“If you weren’t afraid, what would you want to do to me?”
“I’d pull your eyes out of your head…”
“That’s sweet.”
“…and put them in my own skull, and look around, so I could see the street the way I used to when I was your age”

3) Eenand

From Fahrenheit 451

With school turning out more runners, jumpers, racers, tinkerers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of examiners, critics, knowers, and imaginative creators, the word `intellectual,’ of course, became the swear word it deserved to be. You always dread the unfamiliar.

I will be in contact with you soon to discuss getting you your e-book. Thank you for playing!

Now, since we’re on the topic of one-liners, I figured I’d share a few of my own favorites. Enjoy!


From Casablanca (I could pick any dozen from this movie, but still):

Ugarte: You hate me, don’t you Rick?

Rick: I probably would if I gave you any thought.

From Pirates of the Carribean:

Norrington: You must be the worst pirate I’ve ever heard of.

Jack Sparrow: But you have heard of me.

From Commando:

From The Princess Bride:

Life is pain, Highness. Anybody who says differently is selling something.

From The Wheel of Time:

Rand al’Thor (after crushing the crown of Cairhien in his bare hands before the newly crowned Queen) Anything done (uses the Power to reform the crown in his hands) can be undone.

From Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch:

I wouldn’t shit on his head to give him shade from the sun.


I could keep going (like, forever), but that’s enough for now. Back to Actual Writing!

Publicity News

  • Tonight, at 6:30 pm, I will be doing a reading of The Iron Ring and giving a presentation on world-building in scifi/fantasy novels at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library. The event is free and I’ve been made to believe there will be refreshments.
  • On May 30th, from 2pm-4pm, I will be signing copies of The Writers of the Future, Volume 31 anthology at the Prudential Center Barnes and Nobel in Boston. I will bring candy.
  • Don’t forget to preorder Iron and Blood, which comes out on June 2nd (less than a month away!).

About aahabershaw

Writer, teacher, gaming enthusiast, and storyteller. I write stories, novels, and occasional rants.

Posted on May 18, 2015, in Publicity and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Eep. That Farenheit 451 quote is chilling, given numerous recent news pieces…

  2. The big problem with Casablanca is that the dialogue is filled with cliches… 😉

  3. Thanks for the book 🙂

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