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    If you're able to memorize a book word per word, what would it be?

    If you're able to memorize a book word per word, what would it be?
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    good thread. I would have to say I would love to be able to remember Lord of the Rings. Shocking I know.
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    I'd have to think about it, but a quick answer is the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe.

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    Well, to me, if I am able to memorize a word per word. That's becuase I like the writer along with the story or novel.

    Like this sentence in "The Death of Ivan Iyllch" by Leo Tolestoy

    Ivan's Iyllch's life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.

    I remember this sentence very well. It's a masterpiece and I am very proud that I get used to memorize Leo Tolestoy's words.

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    The Holy Bible. It would be amazing to remember everything word by word instead of just knowing "well, it's something like this..."
    Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing. Her hair was golden as the sun's rays and her soul as clear and blue as her eyes.
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    Is this tread inspired by “Fahrenheight 451”? I have sometimes asked myself the same thing. I don’t really know. There are so many books I would like to know by heart. May be I will memorize one of Oscar Wild’s work, may be “The picture of Dorian Gray”, or may be “Perfume’ by Patrick Süskind, I really love these novels.
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    The Dictionary.
    I enjoy talking to you. Your mind appeals to me.
    It resembles my own mind except that you happen to be insane.

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    The First Folio.
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    Hard Times, possibly the funniest book ever written.
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    First choice; Bible.
    Second choice; Lord of the Rings
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    Dante's Divine Comedy. It should be easier with rhymes and actually both Roberto Benigni and my university professor of italian seem to know it by heart. (I can remember just the first few verses of hell and something here and there)
    But also the Bible is a good choice.
    And Moby Dick

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    The Magus.
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    What is the inner side of the wind??? - it is the side that is staying dry, while wind is blowing through the rain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adudaewen View Post
    good thread. I would have to say I would love to be able to remember Lord of the Rings. Shocking I know.
    Ohh, definately, same here.
    Even now, after reading it many times, I find something new everytime I read it.
    Then again, memorizing it would take the fun of that away.

    Hmmm. Predicament!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F.Emerald View Post
    The Dictionary.
    Ditto!.. and the Bible...
    and i wish i could remember all of shakespeare word by word...

    And the gates of this Chapel were shut,
    And Thou shalt not, writ over the door:
    So I turned to the Garden of Love,
    That so many sweet flowers bore. - "The Garden of Love", William Blake.

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