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“I have no use for people who have learned the limits of the possible.”
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Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
“Fear is a strange soil. It grows obedience like corn, which grow in straight lines to make weeding easier. But sometimes it grows the potatoes of defiance, which flourish underground.”
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Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett
“This I choose to do. If there is a price, this I choose to pay. If it is my death, then I choose to die. Where this takes me, there I choose to go. I choose. This I choose to do.”
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The Green Futures of Tycho by William Sleator
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It's always dangerous to revisit a book that you loved when you were a kid. Everyone knows that. Some books are really just geared towards a certain age, a certain time in your life where that book can step in and say, "Here - someone knows what you' ...more
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The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
by Lemony Snicket (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2006
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I am not a violent man. In my lifetime, I have never been in a fight. I've never seriously threatened anyone with violence, never made anyone feel afraid by my physical presence, never even really seriously considered doing violence to another person ...more
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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Revised 28 March 2012

Huh? Oh. Oh, man. Wow.

I just had the
weirdest dream.

There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two names. And there was this guy who lived under a tree and a lady who ate dirt and some other guy who jus
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Cold Days by Jim Butcher
Cold Days (The Dresden Files, #14)
by Jim Butcher (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2012
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Sometimes I wonder how much Jim Butcher had planned in advance. I mean, this is book number fourteen of a series that's been going for twelve years. Whether he's got a giant, intricate plot map pinned up along the walls of his wr
Chris voted for Redshirts as Best Science Fiction in the Final Round of the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Redshirts by John Scalzi
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Tim Kreider
“What someone’s lies reveal about them (aspirations to being an accomplished writer, fantasies of an exotic history and a cosmopolitan family) are always sadder than the fact of the lies themselves. These inventions illuminate the negative spaces of someone’s self-image, their vanity and insecurities and most childish wishes, as we can infer from warped starlight the presence of a far vaster mass of dark matter.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

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“Often you don’t know whether you’re the hero of a romantic comedy or the villain on a Lifetime special until the restraining order arrives.”
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“This is one reason people need to believe in God—because we want someone to know us, truly, all the way through, even the worst of us.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Tim Kreider
“The police, finding a corpse with twenty-eight stab wounds in a bathtub, suspected foul play.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Tim Kreider
“One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgment, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

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