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  • #1
    Anatole France
    “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
    Anatole France

  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #3
    Lloyd Alexander
    “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”
    Lloyd Alexander

  • #4
    Philip K. Dick
    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
    Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon

  • #5
    Stephen King
    “To write is human, to edit is divine.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #6
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”
    W. Somerset Maugham

  • #7
    Matt Holgate
    “Even if nothing awaits you in the dark, Tal wondered, what if your line is baited, and you keep pulling in things you do not intend?”
    Matt Holgate

  • #8
    Peter S. Beagle
    “Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #9
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #10
    Bei Dao
    “In the world I am
    Always a stranger
    I do not understand its language
    It does not understand my silence”
    Bei Dao

  • #11
    William S. Burroughs
    “There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”
    William S. Burroughs

  • #12
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Springtime blooms the starry tree
    Bearing fruit the mariners see.
    High by night and low by dawn
    The silver apple guides us home.”
    F.T. McKinstry, The Gray Isles

  • #13
    F.T. McKinstry
    “My woman has a wandering eye;
    Yarrow, thyme and thorn.
    She eyes the ocean and the sky
    While stitching sails, forlorn.
    I got a kiss, and then a tear
    As she bade me go;
    But on the waves, my heart's in fear:
    My woman's in the know.”
    F.T. McKinstry, The Gray Isles

  • #14
    F.T. McKinstry
    “She held out her hands, cupped and holding a small plant.
    'The power to heal is the power to destroy,' she said with the faintest smile.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Crowharrow

  • #15
    Stephen King
    “If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
    Stephen King

  • #16
    F.T. McKinstry
    “If you are in doubt about what's balanced, look to the natural world. Animals know the right paths.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

  • #17
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Wolf Star shines on wintry high;
    Gazing northward by and by.
    Ice and snow on shorelines lie;
    Wind and spirits haunt the sky.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

  • #18
    19
    “Never run from anything immortal. It only attracts their attention.”
    19, Psychomotor Agitation: A Vivisection

  • #19
    Bernard Cornwell
    “We all suffer from dreams.”
    Bernard Cornwell, Death of Kings

  • #20
    Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
    Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe

  • #21
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Innocence crafts its own demise.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Crowharrow

  • #22
    F.T. McKinstry
    “The strongest and most mysterious weeds often have things to teach us.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

  • #23
    Ernest Hemingway
    “Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”
    Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden

  • #24
    “People who say they don't have time to read simply don't want to.”
    Julie Rugg, A Book Addict's Treasury

  • #25
    Ernest Hemingway
    “One cat just leads to another."

    [Letter from Finca Vigia, Cuba, to his first wife, Elizabeth Hadley Richardson (1943).]”
    Ernest Hemingway, Selected Letters 1917-1961
    tags: cats

  • #26
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Wizard is as wizard does.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Ascarion

  • #27
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Master of magic, god of war, Odin wanders alone.”
    F.T. McKinstry, The Eye of Odin

  • #28
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Most humans know better than to cross a wizard. A cat does not care.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Wizards, Woods and Gods

  • #29
    F.T. McKinstry
    “Love knows all paths, where even gods and cats are blind.”
    F.T. McKinstry, Water Dark
    tags: cats, gods, love

  • #30
    Mircea Eliade
    “As long as you have not grasped that you have to die to grow, you are a troubled guest on the dark earth".”
    Mircea Eliade



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