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  • #1
    Iris Murdoch
    “Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
    Iris Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics Writings on Philosophy and Literature

  • #2
    Alastair Reynolds
    “A city's only ever three hot meals away from anarchy.”
    Alastair Reynolds, Terminal World

  • #3
    Frank Herbert
    “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
    Frank Herbert, Dune

  • #4
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #5
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #6
    Michael Moorcock
    “I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas.”
    Michael Moorcock, Elric: The Stealer of Souls

  • #7
    Michael Moorcock
    “What happened to fantasy for me is what also happened to rock and roll. It found a common denominator for making maximum money. As a result, it lost its tensions, its anger, its edginess and turned into one big cup of cocoa.”
    Michael Moorcock

  • #8
    Oscar Wilde
    “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #9
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo.
    "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #10
    Benjamin Franklin Wade
    “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
    Benjamin Franklin Wade

  • #11
    Peter V. Brett
    “You are my daughter. I would love you if you put out the sun.”
    Peter V. Brett, The Daylight War

  • #12
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

  • #13
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Still round the corner there may wait
    A new road or a secret gate
    And though I oft have passed them by
    A day will come at last when I
    Shall take the hidden paths that run
    West of the Moon, East of the Sun.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  • #14
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “But who knows what she spoke to the darkness, alone, in the bitter watches of the night, when all her life seemed shrinking, and the walls of her bower closing in about her, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in?”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

  • #15
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #16
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #17
    Robert McCammon
    “The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It's not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don't know its happening until one day you feel you've lost something but you're not sure what it is. It's like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you 'sir'. It just happens.”
    Robert McCammon, Boy's Life

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”
    Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

  • #19
    Jack Kerouac
    “One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.”
    Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

  • #20
    Leo Tolstoy
    “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
    Leo Tolstoy

  • #21
    Jack London
    “I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.”
    Jack London

  • #22
    Paulo Coelho
    “People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.”
    Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

  • #23
    Leon C. Megginson
    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
    Leon C. Megginson

  • #24
    Danielle Rohr
    “We don't speak of it, or react to it. Paralyzed in a reality of uncertainty and madness,this is where we are.”
    Danielle Rohr, Water Falls Down

  • #25
    William Golding
    “My darkness reaches out and fumbles at a typewriter with its tongs. Your darkness reaches out with your tongs and grasps a book. There are twenty modes of change, filter and translation between us. What an extravagant coincidence it would be if the exact quality, the translucent sweetness of her cheek, the very living curve of bone between the eyebrow and hair should survive the passage! How can you share the quality of my terror in the blacked-out cell when I can only remember it and not re-create it for myself? No. Not with you. Or only with you, in part. For you were not there.”
    William Golding, Free Fall

  • #26
    Dylan Thomas
    “Some people react physically to the magic of poetry, to the moments, that is, of authentic revelation, of the communication, the sharing, at its highest level...A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
    Dylan Thomas

  • #27
    Lois McMaster Bujold
    “Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.”
    Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

  • #28
    Walker Evans
    “Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”
    Walker Evans

  • #29
    Joni Mitchell
    “We are stardust, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.”
    Joni Mitchell

  • #30
    Mark  Lawrence
    “People who talk about the weather would be better served by admitting they've nothing to say but like the sound of their own voice.”
    Mark Lawrence, Emperor of Thorns

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