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    R. Scott Bakker
    “Something ... made him feel small, not in the way of orphans or beggars or children, but in a good way. In the way of souls.”
    R. Scott Bakker, The Thousandfold Thought

  • #2
    R. Scott Bakker
    “Faith is the truth of passion. Since no passion is more true than another, faith is the truth of nothing.”
    R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

  • #3
    R. Scott Bakker
    “There was such a difference, he thought, between the beauty that illuminated, and the beauty that was illuminated.”
    R. Scott Bakker, The Warrior Prophet

  • #4
    R. Scott Bakker
    “Consequences lost all purchase when they became mad. And desperation, when pressed beyond anguish, became narcotic.”
    R. Scott Bakker, The Warrior Prophet

  • #5
    R. Scott Bakker
    “Hoga Gothyelk no longer felt anger, not truly -- only varieties of sorrow.”
    R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

  • #6
    Patrick Rothfuss
    “Denna is a wild thing," I explained. "Like a hind or a summer storm. If a storm blows down your house, or breaks a tree, you don't say the storm was mean. It was cruel. It acted according to its nature and something unfortunately was hurt. The same is true of Denna.”
    Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

  • #7
    Margaret Atwood
    “How could I have been so ignorant? she thinks. So stupid, so unseeing, so given over to carelessness. But without such ignorance, such carelessness, how could we live? If you knew what was going to happen, if you knew everything that was going to happen next—if you knew in advance the consequences of your own actions—you'd be doomed. You'd be as ruined as God. You'd be a stone. You'd never eat or drink or laugh or get out of bed in the morning. You'd never love anyone, ever again. You'd never dare to.”
    Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

  • #8
    Janet Fitch
    “I imagined the lies the valedictorian was telling them right now. About the exciting future that lies ahead. I wish she'd tell them the truth: Half of you have gone as far in life as you're ever going to. Look around. It's all downhill from here. The rest of us will go a bit further, a steady job, a trip to Hawaii, or a move to Phoenix, Arizona, but out of fifteen hundred how many will do anything truly worthwhile, write a play, paint a painting that will hang in a gallery, find a cure for herpes? Two of us, maybe three? And how many will find true love? About the same. And enlightenment? Maybe one. The rest of us will make compromises, find excuses, someone or something to blame, and hold that over our hearts like a pendant on a chain.”
    Janet Fitch, White Oleander



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