"I listened as the words became sentences and the sentences became pages and the pages became feelings and people."
— Jennifer Donnelly, A Nothern Light (via savethepage)
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"Dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank, and buy a revolver."
— Countess Markievicz, 19th century Irish revolutionary, dispensing eternally relevant fashion advice. (via le-fay)
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"Human eyes are only made to see one version of reality at a time."
— Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman (via neilgaiman)
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"This, more than anything else, is what I have never understood about your people. You can roll dice, and understand that the whole game hinges on one turn of a die. You deal out cards, and say that all a man’s fortune for the night may turn upon one hand. But a man’s whole life, you sniff at, and say, what, this nought of a human, this fisherman, this carpenter, this thief, this cook, why, what can they do in the great wide world? And so you putter and splutter your lives away, like candles burning in a draught."
— Robin Hobb, Royal Assassin (via readmyjam)
I should have known tonight’s watch would kiss the mule’s bum when Sergeant Ahuda stopped me after baton training. -Beka, Bloodhound
Excellent opening line.
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"I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room."
Ray Bradbury (via perhapsamongthestars)
Granted, I am not hugely interested in any of these things, but it’s still relevant.
"I begin to let myself believe in my own story, that my words can summon shield-maidens. That my stories can shape the world. The thought of so much power is exhilarating and terrifying."
Matthew J. Kirby, Icefall (via neverlandwillneverbethesame)
File under BOOKS I NEED TO GET AROUND TO READING.