Weekly Geeks 2009-09 … Quotable

This week's WG brought to us by Terri/teelgee:
“One of my favourite Weekly Geeks last year was: A Quote a Day. This will have you pulling books off your shelves and Googling for your favourites. It also means a post a day for the next week - or as many as you can do.” Quoth Dewey:
You may want to come up with a theme, such as favourite passages from books, author quotes, political quotes, quotes about books or reading, humorous quotes, whatever. Or you may not want a theme at all; maybe you just want to gather up seven assorted quotes that appeal to you. You may want to start each of your posts of the week with a quote, or you may want to give quotes posts of their own in addition to your regular posts. It’s all up to you!

Quotes are awesome, and I really enjoyed this one last time when I chose to do quotes related to my dogs. This time I am going with a theme of quotes from some of my favourite book to film translations. My sense of humor is morbid at best, so let’s start off with a really black comedy. And here we go:

Book Title
American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis
Movie Title 
American Psycho
Mary Harron

Patrick Bateman
Do you know what Ed Gein said about women?


David Van Patten
The maitre 'd at Canal Bar?
Patrick Bateman
No, serial killer, Wisconsin, the '50s
Craig McDermott
So what did he say?
batemanPatrick Bateman:
"When I see a pretty girl walking down the street, I think two things. One part wants me to take her out, talk to her, be real nice and sweet and treat her right."
David Van Patten
And what did the other part think?
Patrick Bateman
"What her head would look like on a stick... ”
davidbatemancraigBateman: [laughs]                                Craig: [laughs]                                    David: [laughs]

© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.


the_young_dude said...

Nice ! I'm a big fan of the book, and reading this post reminds that I still haven't watched the movie ! And also, that I weirdly don't own this book because somebody stole it from me..
good post !

Stephanie said...


Laza said...

I am definitely one of those people that couldn't get past the horrid murder scenes in this book. I did read the whole thing, and it seriously gave me nightmares for weeks. I have friends that talk about how scary the movie was, I'm like the movie was nothing. The movie didn't bother me at all. The book, however, sent shivers up my spine.

bermudaonion said...

That movie was totally creepy.

Zibilee said...

Loved the movie, but wasn't so crazy about the book. I think I might have to try another by him and see if my experience had more to do with the author, or that specific book.

Kelly said...

I never read this book...the movie was very nicely creepy though!

chartroose said...

I distinctly remember that part of the film. My "American Psycho" post is still receiving more hits than any other, and I published it about a year ago. It just goes to show where our minds REALLY are, doesn't it?

Susan said...

I couldn't read the book, I grew up in that time and still remember the horrible murder of the wealthy boy who killed his girlfriend because he could - very gruesome NY stuff, and I hated the whole money scene of that time, which I know American Psycho comments on, but I still think it's not something I want to read. I'm not sure exactly why. I DO love how you have the three authors/commentators in your quotes, it's hilarious!!! and i do like Christian Bale, in fact I've seen him in almost everything but America Psycho.

jessi said...

I love the movie! I haven't read the book yet, but I did enjoy Less Than Zero and Lunar Park.

Personally, my favorite line is, "Where did you get that overnight bag?"
"...John Paul Gautier."

naida said...

I remember liking this movie.
I didnt know it was a book.