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    Default Literary Examples of Ne

    Inspired by Domino's awesome thread:
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    ...and some disagreements on assigning Ni or Ne to a piece; what are some examples of extraverted intuition in writing?

    My first submission, my fave book - Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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    The MadHatter: Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at.

    Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
    The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to
    Alice: I don't much care where.
    The Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
    Alice: …so long as I get somewhere.
    The Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.


    March Hare: …Then you should say what you mean.
    Alice: I do; at least - at least I mean what I say -- that's the same thing, you know.
    Hatter: Not the same thing a bit! Why, you might just as well say that, 'I see what I eat' is the same as 'I eat what I see'!
    March Hare: You might just as well say, that "I like what I get" is the same thing as "I get what I like"!
    The Dormouse: You might just as well say, that "I breathe when I sleep" is the same thing as "I sleep when I breathe"!

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    Alice in Wonderland.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde

    [will find quotes later]

    Shakespeare

    [will find quotes later]

    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    [will find quotes later]

    /P chasses away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    Inspired by Domino's awesome thread:
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    ...and some disagreements on assigning Ni or Ne to a piece; what are some examples of extraverted intuition in writing?
    Pick a Dylan song, any Dylan song...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fecal McAngry View Post
    Pick a Dylan song, any Dylan song...
    But if I am to pick out a Dylan song that illustrates Ne not only as a writing style but as a philosophy, this is...one of the better ones:


    Every Grain Of Sand

    In the time of my confession, in the hour of my deepest need
    When the pool of tears beneath my feet flood every newborn seed
    There's a dyin' voice within me reaching out somewhere,
    Toiling in the danger and in the morals of despair.

    Don't have the inclination to look back on any mistake,
    Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break.
    In the fury of the moment I can see the Master's hand
    In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.

    Oh, the flowers of indulgence and the weeds of yesteryear,
    Like criminals, they have choked the breath of conscience and good cheer.
    The sun beat down upon the steps of time to light the way
    To ease the pain of idleness and the memory of decay.

    I gaze into the doorway of temptation's angry flame
    And every time I pass that way I always hear my name.
    Then onward in my journey I come to understand
    That every hair is numbered like every grain of sand.

    I have gone from rags to riches in the sorrow of the night
    In the violence of a summer's dream, in the chill of a wintry light,
    In the bitter dance of loneliness fading into space,
    In the broken mirror of innocence on each forgotten face.

    I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
    Sometimes I turn, there's someone there, other times it's only me.
    I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
    Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Qre:us View Post
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    If movies (or books) have personalities, this one, I think, is the very essence of ENTP (Ne/Ti).

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    I dont know if you've heard of Robert Walser - The Robber. I have it in danish but dont in english. Thats a very Ne book.

    Click here for amazon link
    you can look inside the first pages.

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    From what I've read recently I found Sherwood Anderson's 'Winesburg, Ohio' an extremely Ne book. It was a great relief after so many Ni authors (almost every even remotely intellectual author seems to be a Ni user! ><), very close to something I could actually write myself. His imagination is directed outwards, not inwards - one can see him sit and come up with ideas as the story goes, not really thinking about where it's all heading. Works by Ni authors tend to have much tighter inner structure.

    I find it quite interesting for example with regards to magical realism - G. G. Marquez is, in my opinion, a Ne user; he's all about the narrative, which spreads and spreads and goes on and on, and the story forms as the narrative goes. Contrastively, I believe that Toni Morrison (as in Beloved) is a Ni user, because every part of the story is an inseparable piece placed right where is belongs. Ne "amplifies", Ni "specifies".

    Personally, I think that Ne users are better narrators and their books are more enjoyable and 'imaginable' (at least for me), but Ni users' books (well, the good ones) contain amazing thoughts, symbols and messages and typically have a better psychology, because every character can present a different point of view but still form an intelligent whole with the others.

    I'm not sure if I'm able to come up with specific quotes, but I might try later.

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    At the risk of seeming unintelectual.

    The Adventures of Dr. McNinja

    Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh? wgah'nagl fhtagn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valuable_Money View Post
    At the risk of seeming unintelectual.

    The Adventures of Dr. McNinja
    Wow... This wins the thread. So much Ne.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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