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  • #1
    19
    “Never run from anything immortal. It only attracts their attention.”
    19, Psychomotor Agitation: A Vivisection

  • #2
    Peter S. Beagle
    “The magician stood erect, menacing the attackers with demons, metamorphoses, paralyzing ailments, and secret judo holds. Molly picked up a rock.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #3
    Peter S. Beagle
    “The magician was studying her face with his green eyes. "Your face is wet," he said worriedly. "I hope that's spray. If you've become human enough to cry, then no magic in the world — oh, it must be spray. Come with me. It had better be spray.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #4
    Peter S. Beagle
    “I am no king, and I am no lord,
    And I am no soldier at-arms," said he.
    "I'm none but a harper, and a very poor harper,
    That am come hither to wed with ye."

    "If you were a lord, you should be my lord,
    And the same if you were a thief," said she.
    "And if you are a harper, you shall be my harper,
    For it makes no matter to me, to me,
    For it makes no matter to me."

    "But what if it prove that I am no harper?
    That I lied for your love most monstrously?"

    "Why, then I'll teach you to play and sing,
    For I dearly love a good harp," said she.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #5
    Peter S. Beagle
    “The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things. The swineherd cannot already be wed to the princess when he embarks on his adventures, nor can the boy knock on the witch's door when she is already away on vacation. The wicked uncle cannot be found out and foiled before he does something wicked. Things must happen when it is time for them to happen. Quests may not simply be abandoned; prophecies may not be left to rot like unpicked fruit; unicorns may go unrescued for a very long time, but not forever. The happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #6
    Peter S. Beagle
    “I love whom I love," Prince Lir repeated firmly. "You have no power over anything that matters.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #7
    Peter S. Beagle
    “I have been mortal, and some part of me is mortal yet. I am full of tears and hunger and the fear of death, although I cannot weep, and I want nothing, and I cannot die. I am not like the others now, for no unicorn was ever born who could regret, but I do. I regret.”
    Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

  • #8
    Neil Gaiman
    “Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
    Neil Gaiman

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
    Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

  • #10
    H.L. Mencken
    “Public opinion, in its raw state, gushes out in the immemorial form of the mob's fear. It is piped into central factories, and there it is flavored and colored, and put into cans.”
    H.L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy

  • #11
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #12
    Christopher Morley
    “I like the Iliad and the Argosy”
    Christopher Morley, The Haunted Bookshop

  • #13
    “The simple rule of thumb is, if they don’t inspire you to be a better person and to live with integrity, honesty, openness, and courage, then let them go.”
    Michael Hetherington, 15 Sure Signs That You Are On The Right Path

  • #14
    Margaret Atwood
    “There’s the story, then there’s the real story, then there’s the story of how the story came to be told. Then there’s what you leave out of the story. Which is part of the story too. In”
    Margaret Atwood, MaddAddam

  • #15
    Johnny B. Truant
    “You are not your body or where you live or who you know, or even who you are.”
    Johnny B. Truant, How to Live Forever

  • #16
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Fourth reason and last: Because I am going to tell the strangest story that I remember. It may seem a queer thing to say, especially considering that there is no woman in it—except Foulata. Stop, though! there is Gagaoola, if she was a woman, and not a fiend. But she was a hundred at least, and therefore not marriageable, so I don't count her. At any rate, I can safely say that there is not a petticoat in the whole history.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #17
    H. Rider Haggard
    “quite the right way to begin a book. And, besides, am I a gentleman? What is a gentleman? I don't quite know, and yet I have had to do with niggers—no, I will scratch out that word "niggers," for I do not like it. I've known natives who are, and so you will say, Harry, my boy, before you have done with this tale, and I have known mean whites with lots of money and fresh out from home, too, who are not.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #18
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Then I saw that the birds were a flock of pauw or bustards, and that they would pass within fifty yards of my head. Taking one of the repeating Winchesters, I waited till they were nearly over us, and then jumped to my feet. On seeing me the pauw bunched up together, as I expected that they would, and I fired two shots straight into the thick of them, and, as luck would have it, brought one down, a fine fellow, that weighed about twenty pounds. In half an hour we had a fire made of dry melon stalks, and he was toasting over it, and we made such a feed as we had not tasted for a week. We ate that pauw; nothing was left of him but his leg-bones and his beak, and we felt not a little the better afterwards.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #19
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Yes," I went on, "we do, indeed"; and again I smiled benignly, as I uttered that amazing lie. "We come to stay with you a little while, and to bless you by our sojourn. Ye will see, O friends, that I have prepared myself for this visit by the learning of your language." "It is so, it is so," said the chorus. "Only, my lord," put in the old gentleman, "thou hast learnt it very badly.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #20
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Very good; then here we have it—'4 June, total eclipse of the moon commences at 8.15 Greenwich time, visible in Teneriffe—South Africa, &c.' There's a sign for you. Tell them we will darken the moon to-morrow night.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #21
    H. Rider Haggard
    “The moon grows black before your eyes; soon there will be darkness—ay, darkness in the hour of the full moon. Ye have asked for a sign; it is given to you. Grow dark, O Moon! withdraw thy light, thou pure and holy One; bring the proud heart of usurping murderers to the dust, and eat up the world with shadows.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #22
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Ignosi bound the diadem upon his brows. Then advancing, he placed his foot upon the broad chest of his headless foe and broke out into a chant, or rather a pæan of triumph, so beautiful, and yet so utterly savage, that I despair of being able to give an adequate version of his words. Once I heard a scholar with a fine voice read aloud from the Greek poet Homer, and I remember that the sound of the rolling lines seemed to make my blood stand still. Ignosi's chant, uttered as it was in a language as beautiful and sonorous as the old Greek, produced exactly the same effect on me, although I was exhausted with toil and many emotions.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #23
    H. Rider Haggard
    “Out of the vast main aisle there opened here and there smaller caves, exactly, Sir Henry said, as chapels open out of great cathedrals. Some were large, but one or two—and this is a wonderful instance of how nature carries out her handiwork by the same unvarying laws, utterly irrespective of size—were tiny. One little nook, for instance, was no larger than an unusually big doll's house, and yet it might have been a model for the whole place, for the water dropped, tiny icicles hung, and spar columns were forming in just the same way.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #24
    H. Rider Haggard
    “No other white man shall cross the mountains, even if any man live to come so far. I will see no traders with their guns and gin. My people shall fight with the spear, and drink water, like their forefathers before them. I will have no praying-men to put a fear of death into men's hearts, to stir them up against the law of the king, and make a path for the white folk who follow to run on. If a white man comes to my gates I will send him back; if a hundred come I will push them back; if armies come, I will make war on them with all my strength, and they shall not prevail against me.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #25
    H. Rider Haggard
    “I make a decree, and it shall be published from the mountains to the mountains; your names, Incubu, Macumazahn, and Bougwan, shall be "hlonipa" even as the names of dead kings, and he who speaks them shall die.[1] So shall your memory be preserved in the land for ever.”
    H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines

  • #26
    P.S. Witte
    “A drawer under the counter held inventions that didn’t work or were partially finished.  One of the items in the drawer was a small magnetically charged gyroscope she called her perpetual machine. It didn’t work. She didn’t know how she could make it work.  On paper it should work, but Lyria hadn’t discovered the right formula yet. Perhaps she could mount the green stone on the top and call it ‘industrial’ jewelry.”
    P.S. Witte, Western Star: Welcome to Two Moon

  • #27
    Tami Egonu
    “The weeks in August had passed by in a hot and humid haze. So many people had prayed for good weather after heavy rain caused fear of floods, and when finally the sun appeared with a vengeance they again set to praying, this time for the return of the rain clouds to make the air bearable again.”
    Tami Egonu, Bird

  • #28
    Tami Egonu
    “You used to tell me lots of secrets,' she said.
      `That was a long time ago. We were children.'
      `I still get treated like a child by some,”
    Tami Egonu, Bird

  • #29
    Tami Egonu
    “I love that you have dreams but always remember that reality is here right now and is a lot harsher that anything you may possibly imagine. Always be aware of everything around you, especially those you love. Those closest to us sometimes have a habit of destroying us, whether intentionally or not.”
    Tami Egonu, Bird

  • #30
    Tami Egonu
    “Josiah said he did not believe in daydreams, although it seemed to her that was all she had to keep hope alive, for reality was proving far more desolate than she could ever have imagined.”
    Tami Egonu, Bird



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