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  • #1
    Ray Bradbury
    “If we listened to our intellect we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go in business because we'd be cynical: "It's gonna go wrong." Or "She's going to hurt me." Or,"I've had a couple of bad love affairs, so therefore . . ." Well, that's nonsense. You're going to miss life. You've got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.”
    Ray Bradbury

  • #2
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “Freedom is a heavy load, a great and strange burden for the spirit to undertake. It is not easy. It is not a gift given, but a choice made, and the choice may be a hard one. The road goes upward towards the light; but the laden traveler may never reach the end of it.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan

  • #3
    Mark Z. Danielewski
    “Little solace comes
    to those who grieve
    when thoughts keep drifting
    as walls keep shifting
    and this great blue world of ours
    seems a house of leaves

    moments before the wind.”
    Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

  • #4
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “He had been trying to measure the distance between the earth and God.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind's Twelve Quarters

  • #5
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “This was a great magic. Festin had no more performed it than has any man who in exile or danger longs for the earth and waters of his home, seeing and yearning over the doorsill of his house, the table where he has eaten, the branches outside the window of the room where he has slept. Only in dreams do any but the great Mages realize this magic of going home.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind's Twelve Quarters

  • #6
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “Even if you’ve taken off every stitch of clothing, you still have your secrets, your history, your true name. It’s hard to be really naked. You have to work hard at it. Just getting into a bath isn’t being naked, not really. It’s just showing skin.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

  • #7
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “Be my friend and love me, for the world is terrible lonely and I am sad.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

  • #8
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “How does one hate a country, or love one? Tibe talks about it; I lack the trick of it. I know people, I know towns, farms, hills and rivers and rocks, I know how the sun at sunset in autumn falls on the side of a certain plowland in the hills; but what is the sense of giving a boundary to all that, of giving it a name and ceasing to love where the name ceases to apply? What is love of one's country; is it hate of one's uncountry? Then it's not a good thing. Is it simply self-love? That's a good thing, but one mustn't make a virtue of it, or a profession... Insofar as I love life, I love the hills of the Domain of Estre, but that sort of love does not have a boundary-line of hate. And beyond that, I am ignorant, I hope.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

  • #9
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “If civilization has an opposite, it is war.”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

  • #10
    Ursula K. Le Guin
    “One voice speaking truth is a greater force than fleets and armies...”
    Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

  • #11
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “Such lonely, lost things you find on your way. It would be easier, if you were the only one lost. But lost children always find each other, in the dark, in the cold. It is as though they are magnetized and can only attract their like. How I would like to lead you to brave, stalwart friends who would protect you and play games with dice and teach you delightful songs that have no sad endings. If you would only leave cages locked and turn away from unloved Wyverns, you could stay Heartless.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

  • #12
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “A book is a door, you know. Always and forever. A book is a door into another place and another heart and another world.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

  • #13
    Catherynne M. Valente
    “The trouble with lies is that they love company. Once you tell a single lie, that lie gets terribly excited and calls all its friends to visit. Soon you find yourself making room for them in every corner, turning down beds and lighting lamps to make them comfortable, feeding them and tidying them and mending them when they start to wear thin.”
    Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two



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