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The following clues lead to a famous quote. Can you tell me what the quote is, and how you got there?

  • Emily Dickinson has decided that something of ours is swiss.
  • Laura Regan's 2002 one-liner
  • Moby Dick's 7th
  • Who takes George Foreman's tears?
  • Oscar Wao's Brief first word
  • A conflicting conjunction
  • A-ha's juicy first word
  • Who's father art in heaven?
  • Yogi Berra's advice, regarding what to do with forks.
  • 1984's slavery
  • Peter's mother's sister, and his daughter

Hints:

- All clues lead to one word (or a contraction).
- The clues are not in order.

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Since we've taken to partial answers for this, here are some question_asker does not yet have (at time of original writing):

Emily Dickinson has decided that something of ours is swiss.

our lives are Swiss

Moby Dick's 7th

Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely

Oscar Wao's Brief first word

Our hero was not one of those Dominican cats

A conflicting conjunction

but

A-ha's juicy first word

"The Juicy Fruit Song" was the original title of "Take On Me"

Peter's mother's sister, and his daughter

Spider-Man's Aunt May, after whom he named a daughter


The remaining words, courtesy of question_asker:

1984's slavery is freedom
Yogi Berra suggests you take any forks you come to in the road
our father, who art in heaven
They (2002), starring Laura Regan
"They'll take everything, even your tears." —George Foreman


This gives the words needed for the quote (again, courtesy of question_asker):

"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom" —Braveheart (get it? Bravado??)

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  • $\begingroup$ I managed to get some of these while you were typing this up - you got a better answer for Oscar Wao than my guess. $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 10 '16 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ I think you could say we're just [a certain Newbery Medal winner] $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 10 '16 at 19:54
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    $\begingroup$ OH FOR CRYING OUT L-- $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 10 '16 at 20:10
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    $\begingroup$ @question_asker I switched literary genres on you. I actually meant to use anime for one of them, but I forgot. Mua ha ha ha $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Mar 10 '16 at 20:13
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    $\begingroup$ Nice jobs, both of you. @question_asker I'll get you, next time, Batman! $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Mar 10 '16 at 20:35
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Partial answer

1984's slavery is freedom
Yogi Berra suggests you take any forks you come to in the road
our father, who art in heaven
They (2002), starring Laura Regan
Take On Me, a song once known as 'The Juicy Fruit Song'
but, the conflicting conjunction!
"They'll take everything, even your tears." —George Foreman
I don't know if the first word of the book is "life", but the title of the book is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Our lives are Swiss is a poem by Emily Dickinson

I think I see where this is going

"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom" —Braveheart (get it? Bravado??)

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  • $\begingroup$ No cheating. Figure out the rest before you tell the answer. Haha, you're quick! $\endgroup$ – Khale_Kitha Mar 10 '16 at 19:29
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    $\begingroup$ Too late. I'm a big old cheatyboi $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 10 '16 at 19:31
  • $\begingroup$ @charfellow I found it in alex_salmond_quotes.txt $\endgroup$ – question_asker Mar 10 '16 at 20:13

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