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  • #1
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “To see that your life is a story while you're in the middle of living it may be a help to living it well.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

  • #2
    Neil Gaiman
    “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #3
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #4
    Neil Gaiman
    “What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not foolin’ a soul.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

  • #5
    Angela Carter
    “Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”
    Angela Carter

  • #6
    Anne Rice
    “Give me a man or woman who has read a thousand books and you give me an interesting companion. Give me a man or woman who has read perhaps three and you give me a very dangerous enemy indeed.”
    Anne Rice, The Witching Hour

  • #7
    Jacqueline Carey
    “All knowledge is worth having.”
    Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Dart

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    J.K. Rowling
    “Yeah, Quirrell was a great teacher. There was just that minor drawback of him having Lord Voldemort sticking out of the back of his head!”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “Did you like question ten, Moony?" asked Sirius as they emerged into the entrance hall.
    "Loved it," said Lupin briskly. "Give five signs that identify the werewolf. Excellent question."
    "D'you think you managed to get all the signs?" said James in tones of mock concern.
    "Think I did," said Lupin seriously, as they joined the crowd thronging around the front doors eager to get out into the sunlit grounds. "One: He's sitting on my chair. Two: He's wearing my clothes. Three: His name's Remus Lupin...”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #11
    J.K. Rowling
    “If she could have done one thing to make absolutely sure that every single person in this school will read your interview, it was banning it!”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • #12
    Anna Quindlen
    “I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.”
    Anna Quindlen

  • #13
    Seanan McGuire
    “Repetition is sometimes the best way to deal with the Luideag: just keep saying the same thing over and over until she gets fed up and gives you what you want. All preschoolers have an instinctive grasp of this concept, but most don’t practice it on immortal water demons. That’s probably why there are so few disembowelments in your average preschool.”
    Seanan McGuire, A Local Habitation

  • #14
    Seanan McGuire
    “The humans aren’t stupid, no matter what the purebloods say; they’re just blind, and sometimes, that’s worse. They put their fear in stories and songs, where they won’t forget it. “Up the airy mountains and down the rushy glen, I dare not go a-hunting for fear of little men.” We’ve given them plenty of reasons to fear us. Even if they’ve almost forgotten — even if they only remember that we were beautiful and not why they were afraid — the fear was there before anything else. There were reasons for the burning times; there’s a reason the fairy tales survive. And there’s a reason the human world doesn’t want to see the old days come again.”
    Seanan McGuire

  • #15
    William Shakespeare
    “Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
    As I foretold you, were all spirits and
    Are melted into air, into thin air:
    And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,
    The cloud-capp’d towers, the gorgeous palaces,
    The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
    Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve
    And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
    Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff
    As dreams are made on, and our little life
    Is rounded with a sleep.”
    William Shakespeare, The Tempest

  • #16
    Ilona Andrews
    “It took a qualified wizard to detect a summoning in progress. It required only a half-literate idiot with a twitch of power and a dim idea of how to use it to attempt one. Before you knew it, a three-headed Slavonic god was wreaking havoc in downtown Atlanta, the skies were raining winged snakes, and SWAT was screaming for more ammo.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Bites

  • #17
    Ilona Andrews
    “Who the hell would attack the Steel Horse anyway? What was the thinking behind that? “Here is a bar full of psychotic killers who grow giant claws and people who pilot the undead for a living. I think I’ll go wreck the place.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

  • #18
    Charlaine Harris
    “Here’s to books, the cheapest vacation you can buy.”
    Charlaine Harris

  • #19
    Ernest Hemingway
    “All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
    Ernest Hemingway

  • #20
    Diane Setterfield
    “All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes -- characters even -- caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you.”
    Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

  • #21
    Tom Robbins
    “When two people meet and fall in love, there's a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it's usually too late, we've used it up. What we have to do is work like hell at making additional magic right from the start. It's hard work, but if we can remember to do it, we greatly improve our chances of making love stay.”
    Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker

  • #22
    Italo Calvino
    “If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”
    Italo Calvino, If on a Winter's Night a Traveler

  • #23
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love

  • #24
    John Scalzi
    “Here's a quick rule of thumb: Don't annoy science fiction writers. These are people who destroy entire planets before lunch. Think of what they'll do to you.”
    John Scalzi

  • #25
    Ilona Andrews
    “That had to be the craziest thing he'd heard. At some point they must've looked around and said, "Hey, what do we have a shitload of?"
    "Mud! It's cold and wet. I know, let's burn it!"
    "Well, it ain't good for nothing else."
    What the hell? He supposed if fish could have legs, then mud could burn. Spider or nor spider, if their cats started flying, he would be out of here like a rocket.”
    Ilona Andrews, Bayou Moon

  • #26
    Ilona Andrews
    “Georgie, stop trying to resurrect the shoes. They were never alive in the first place.”
    Ilona Andrews, On the Edge

  • #27
    Ilona Andrews
    “It was the kind of sword that would make a lifelong pacifist look for tall boots and a hat with feathers.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

  • #28
    Ilona Andrews
    “You should name him Fezzik."
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds

  • #29
    Ilona Andrews
    “I’ve had a lot of practice. The Pack contains thirty-two species in seven tribes, each with their own hang-up. Jackals and coyotes pick fights with wolves, because they have an inferiority complex and think they’ve got something to prove.
    Wolves believe themselves to be superior, marry the wrong people, and then refuse to divorce them because they cling to their ‘mating for life’ idiocy.
    Hyenas listen to nobody, screw everything, and break out in berserk rages at some perceived slight against one of their own.
    Cats randomly refuse to follow orders to prove they can.
    That’s my life. I’ve been at this for fifteen years now.
    You’re easy by comparison.”
    Ilona Andrews, Magic Strikes

  • #30
    Desiderius Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus

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