Ever have a phrase run through your head over and over again?
Sometimes when you hear a song on the radio you remember from your youth, you hear a jingle on the radio, or someone nearby you starts humming a tune - these things stay with you all day.
I’ve read posts recently that featured song lyrics and those lyrics played over and over in my head all day.
There are certain phrases that cause me to automatically think of a movie when I hear them. One of those I mentioned in an earlier post.
‘I’m so tired’ - Blazing Saddles
‘What ever ..’ - Congo
‘The key’ - The Mummy (1999)
‘Who you goin’ call’ - Ghostbusters
‘Houston, we have a problem’ - Apollo 13
‘I’m sick and tired’ - Bill Cosby Himself
These are just a few. But what about phrases from books? While writing this I couldn’t think of one that’s not also associated with a movie - Gone With the Wind, Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, and so on.
It’s not because there are no memorable phrases in books, there are. It’s just with movies, we hear them over and over again. With a book, we usually just read it once. However, there are some books we re-read again and again.
When you read do you associate a phrase with a book to remember it? As a writer, do you add a catch phrase to help your readers connect with the book?
Did you know the phrases I mentioned above? Do you have any phrases you associate with movies? What about with books?